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India develops moth allergy kit

Indian medical scientists are developing a testing kit capable of diagnosing allergic disease caused by moths.

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HIV prevention drugs could halve new cases

Trials in Africa show that HIV prevention drugs could cut the risk of infection by 50 per cent in women.

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Emerging diseases threaten Maasai and their herds

This photo gallery explores communities at risk from zoonotic disease and efforts to improve their resilience.

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Mobile tech enables family planning data access

A mobile tech project is helping eight Sub-Saharan African nations access new family planning data every six months.

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3D printing upgrades crisis response

Hear MSF’s Elvina Motard explain how new technologies are transforming emergency response.

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Roach milk inspires food supplement

Milk produced by a roach species is the inspiration for the making of energy-rich food supplements.

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Cowpea mulled as soy substitute in Egypt

A burger made with the addition of cowpeas is healthier than pure meat and popular with consumers.

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Why drug trials need to respect vulnerability

India’s experience shows a wider notion of vulnerability is needed to protect human rights, says Alan Leroux.

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Ebola response crippled by low stocks of vital items

Governments must stockpile the equipment and materials needed to fight pandemics, a science summit hears.

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Ancient parasite remains a modern scourge

This photo gallery follows researchers trying to unlock the secrets of the disfiguring disease leishmaniasis.

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Data gaps hide pockets of HIV

Bad quality data on HIV results in poor care for women and marginalised groups, a report finds.

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Pakistan predicts dengue cases with helpline data

Pakistan has begun using data from a dengue helpline to forecast likely case numbers three weeks in advance.

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Malaria teamwork spells danger for humans

First species can improve conditions for second one and so intensify the disease, a study in mice shows.

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The genetic hunt to take down Chagas’ disease

A gallery on UK research into parasite strains and their insect vectors, to improve drug treatment.

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