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Act on Acceptance update

Act on Acceptance update

Posted 03/08/2016

Do you want to know more about Open Access? Find out about Act on Acceptance & ORCID from an expert? Book a place for our session on Tuesday 23rd August, 2-3pm in Room B at the WTCHG. Juliet Ralph, the Open Access Subject librarian, will be available for your toughest questions.

Café Scientifique holds first Vientiane session

Café Scientifique holds first Vientiane session

Posted 03/08/2016

On Thur 21 July, the University of Health Sciences, Ministry of Health in collaboration with LOMWRU held the first Vientiane Science Café event in Laos. More than 50 students and staff of the Faculties of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing Sciences, Medical Technology, Basic Sciences, and Public Health attended the two hour-long event.

Loads of awards in latest Oxford distinction applications!

Loads of awards in latest Oxford distinction applications!

Posted 03/08/2016

We are delighted to announce that several MORU Network colleagues were honoured in the recent University of Oxford Recognition of Distinction rounds. Clockwise from top left: Joel Tarning was awarded the title of Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Lisa White Professor of Modelling and Epidemiology.

Using drama to fight malaria in rural Cambodia

Using drama to fight malaria in rural Cambodia

Posted 05/07/2016

Last week, the Village Drama Against Malaria initiative held its first performance in O Treng (Reed River), a remote rural Cambodian village that suffers from malaria. Over 200 people, more than half the village, attended the performance, which featured five village singers and primary school kids dressed as mosquitoes singing a song about malaria.

Growing failure of anti malaria drug treatment linked to parasite mutations

Growing failure of anti malaria drug treatment linked to parasite mutations

Posted 28/06/2016

The rapid decline in effectiveness of a widely used anti-malaria drug treatment on the Thailand-Myanmar border is linked to the increasing prevalence of specific mutations in the malaria parasite itself, according to a paper published in The Clinical infectious Disease Journal.

KEMRI- Wellcome Trust Site Visit in Kenya

KEMRI- Wellcome Trust Site Visit in Kenya

Posted 03/06/2016

Prof. Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust in the UK, led a review panel team to Nairobi and Kilifi in Kenya last week, to assess projects that had been ongoing over the past five years. The structural and project assessment review was conducted on Monday through to Wednesday. 

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Researchers Receive Awards at the 16th Kenya Paediatric Association (KPA) Annual Scientific Conference

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Researchers Receive Awards at the 16th Kenya Paediatric Association (KPA) Annual Scientific Conference

Posted 03/06/2016

The Kenya Paediatric Association diner on the 28th of April 2016 at the Boma Hotel in Eldoret, was the climax of the KPA annual meeting that brought together over 300 delegates from the health sector in Kenya.

Drug resistance threatens Asia's health and economy

Drug resistance threatens Asia's health and economy

Posted 18/05/2016

New and unexpected health threats have emerged in Asia that could weigh on the world's fastest growing and most dynamic region. Diseases associated with obesity and smoking are rising, and will cause tens of millions of deaths from heart and lung disease and cancer in coming decades.

Pint of Science - Real Scientists in pubs near you - 23-25 May 2016

Pint of Science - Real Scientists in pubs near you - 23-25 May 2016

Posted 12/05/2016

The Pint of Science festival aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public – all in the pub! We want to provide a platform which allows people to discuss research with the people who carry it out - no prior knowledge of the subject is required.

Pint of Science 2016

Researchers highlight the need for equitable and useful data sharing

Researchers highlight the need for equitable and useful data sharing

Posted 12/05/2016

Data sharing is increasingly required by academic journals and funders of research, and the benefits of sharing participant level clinical research data for secondary or meta-analysis are widely championed among the research community. However, there is a need to ensure that data sharing is truly useful and that those with limited research capacity are not inadvertently disadvantaged.