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A short profile of the research work of Dr Samuel Kariuki of the Kenyan Medical Research Institute, winner of the 2012 Royal Society Pfizer Award

Posted 28/01/2013

The Royal Society Pfizer Award is designed to reward scientists, based in Africa, at the outset of their career and to promote science capacity building in the developing world. It is awarded annually. The Royal Society Pfizer Award is designed to reward scientists, based in Africa, at the outset of their career and to promote science capacity ...

Dr Samuel Kariuki Receives the 2012 Royal Society Pfizer Award

Dr Samuel Kariuki Receives the 2012 Royal Society Pfizer Award

Posted 19/10/2012

Dr Samuel Kariuki from the KEMRI Centre for Microbiology Research in Nairobi has been awarded the Royal Society Pfizer Award in 2012 for his outstanding research into invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) infections in Kenya. Dr Kariuki is the third scientist associated with the programme to win this Award after Dr Alexis Nzila and Dr Julie Makani...

Dr Maciej Boni is awarded Sir Henry Dale Fellowship

Dr Maciej Boni is awarded Sir Henry Dale Fellowship

Posted 18/10/2012

Ten researchers from the UK and beyond have been awarded Sir Henry Dale Fellowships to tackle issues crucial to our understanding of the molecules and cells vital to life and our fight against some of our major diseases - from the mechanisms underlying how our cells divide and how we process sound to how influenza viruses circulate in Vietnam . . . . .

Mobile phones plot malaria transmission risks

Mobile phones plot malaria transmission risks

Posted 16/10/2012

Vast amounts of mobile phone data have been used to build a picture of how the trips people make within Kenya might contribute to malaria transmission. The researchers from Harvard School of Public Health worked with Oxford University researchers based in Kenya at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Program and colleagues from six other institutions. . . . .

Global network launched to give nurses a leading voice in health research

Posted 02/10/2012

Today sees the launch of Global Research Nurses, a new interactive network which allows nurses around the world to become a leading voice in global health research. The invaluable collective experience which nurses gain every day can now benefit global health research more directly than ever before. Greater empowerment and increased professional ...

Tropical Day

Tropical Day

Posted 24/09/2012

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Drug resistance aiding spread of dysentery-causing bacteria

Drug resistance aiding spread of dysentery-causing bacteria

Posted 15/08/2012

Antibiotic resistance has helped a type of bacteria which causes dysentery to spread into countries undergoing rapid development and industrialization worldwide, a study of the bacteria's DNA suggests. The study by an international group of researchers, including scientists from the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, found that the bacterium Shigella sonnei first became established in . . . .

Blood test to track emergence of drug resistance in malaria parasites

Blood test to track emergence of drug resistance in malaria parasites

Posted 14/06/2012

Researchers have developed a new method for analysing the DNA of malaria parasites straight from patient blood samples. The technique will help identify hotspots of malaria parasite evolution and track the rise of malarial drug resistance faster and more efficiently than ever before, say the researchers from Oxford University and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute near Cambridge.

Eastern African scientists pledge immediate action to confront the threat of malaria drug resistance

Posted 25/05/2012

More than forty leading Eastern African scientists meeting in Nairobi this week pledged to put aside national interests and bureaucratic barriers to tackle the potential threat of artemisinin drug resistant malaria in Africa.