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India gets cancer research database

The database combines information on tumour gene development with literature on the latest treatments.

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First MERS vaccine heads for human trials

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Firms plan to take on research after tests show vaccine protects monkeys from Middle East respiratory syndrome.

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Poor scientists cut off from mosquito disease advances

A lack of networking opportunities and journal access leaves many developing world scientists in ignorance.

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3D printing can revolutionise emergency healthcare

Hear Laura James of NGO Field Ready explain how 3D printing can help create vital medical equipment in situ.

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Strong family ties help to wipe out malaria

Family and community support improves drug access and adherence to health advice, finds South Pacific study.

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Ebola vaccine shows huge promise in the field

The rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine is “highly efficacious” in preventing the disease, shows clinical trial in Guinea.

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Mosquito-hunting spiders could help fight deadly malaria

Spiders from East Africa and Malaysia devour disease-transmitting mosquitoes and could help control malaria.

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Extend HIV treatment to all, WHO to recommend

The advice to expand treatment beyond vulnerable groups follows studies showing the benefits of early intervention.

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Mauritian president discusses why traditional medicine matters

Hear Ameenah Gurib-Fakim explain why scientists should tap local knowledge for development solutions.

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Poor health systems hamper fight against tropical diseases

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Just US$300 million a year would greatly improve drug delivery for neglected tropical diseases, says coalition.

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View on Disability: SDGs lack mental health ambition

Millions suffer mental health problems, but you wouldn’t know it from the draft goals, says Jagannath Lamichhane.

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Viagra may prove a valuable weapon against malaria

The drug alters infected red blood cells so the body should filter them from the bloodstream, shows study.

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Shop-based malaria kit boosts testing for disease

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But despite rise in testing, many patients carry on buying inappropriate medication, finds Ugandan trial.

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Merck’s HIV patent agreement ignites monopoly criticism

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“Pharma giant Merck has become the latest drug company to shareintellectual property rights with a UN-backed patent pool for HIVmedicines, but critics have told SciDev.Net it is “a false Read More

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