An art project with songs and plays cut diarrhoea and pneumonia cases by 60 per cent in rural Gambia.
As research into COVID-19 swells, R&D on other infectious diseases is seriously lacking, report finds.
India’s approval for indigenous COVID-19 vaccine, still undergoing clinical trials, draws experts’ ire.
More lands are needed to grow palm oil alternatives such as soybean and rapeseed oil — study.
Aerosols influence the balance between solar energy absorbed by the Earth and what is reflected back.
Changing demographics, rise of the middle class, infrastructure, digital tech shape the future of forests.
Anopheles malaria mosquitoes in Africa and Latin America are evolving in response to human activity, studies in both continents have found.
Vaccine fears mean world risks falling short of COVID immunity levels – study.
Study shows high percentage of Venezuelan migrants are scientists
UN’s first global report of environmental laws finds worrying gaps
Water resources minister, Hassan Janabi, on poisoning in Basra and a water system under pressure.
Drug given as suppository cuts deaths by 96 per cent in rural Zambia.
Infections are rising in young women, a group scientists find difficult to study.
After India, a photo-based insurance system is planned for trial in Kenya
Communities in Brazil and Ecuador grapple with rising risks
Villagers in Brazilian state get exposed by hunting and eating the animal
Few cases boost wellbeing while also protecting the environment.
Working document to guide research on the continent risks having little impact, meeting hears.
Construction delays push back completion by three years.
Tool developed in India reduces emissions and increases milk output.
Brazilian city has 155,000 at risk from floods or landslides
Data from 16 states show ‘emerging and widespread’ contamination.
Including a gender focus in research will enrich people’s lives and strengthen science, says Julia Tagüeña.
Wearable kit designed for ‘intuitive’ decontamination in a chemical attack
First report from Senegal points to gaps in capacity for ethical and fair research.
New power plant sets its sights at regional leadership in renewable energy.
Trends in obesity are driving up the number of related cancers.
Treating childhood malnutrition calls for doses of vitamin D3 and micronutrients over the standard regimen.
Fish larvae to lose their way, face survival risk as carbon dioxide rises.
Brazilian finding could lead to new control measures.
African countries’ low funding for R&D is making it difficult for researchers to contribute more to development.
Experts need to share more — tools exist to speed up progress and restore global forests.
Refugee scientists, killer robots and Egyptian inventions — take a look at our most-read articles of 2017.
Paper strip similar to pregnancy test identifies cause of infection in minutes.
Diagnostic method up for WHO review needs just a few drops of blood and no lab facilities.
Limiting meat consumption to 40 grams per day could result in 66 per cent cut in farm animal antimicrobial use.
A tool helps pinpoint the vulnerable in emergencies.
Approval to use and sell cannabis in three countries is backed by scientific evidence, but disagreements persist.
A single-dose treatment could boost malaria eradication when used in combination with other preventative measures.
Inhaled nanoparticles from car pollution can spend up to three months in the body contributing to vascular disease.
A new strain of avian influenza has high pathogenicity in poultry, which can be deadly for humans, has resurfaced in China with pandemic potential.
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