Archive for April, 2009

Malaria device detector invented

malariaA new device that can help detect malaria within minutes has been invented. Doctors have hailed scientists who created the microchip at the Glasgow University. The development is a major boost to Western travelers to Africa who usually acquire the disease back home.

The flu-like symptoms can be missed until the patient is critically ill, BBC news reported. With the new device, the report said, blood samples are placed in the microchip, which is designed to detect the strain of disease. This means the best drug can be used to treat it. Continue reading ‘Malaria device detector invented’

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Free training opportunity for African journalists

Africa soccer stars began this way. Photo: Free Voice

Africa soccer stars began this way. Photo: Free Voice

African journalists can now apply for a free international training to report on football and other running stories before and during South Africa 2010. A Dutch-based organization, Free Voice, said the project – Twenty Ten – involves training, production and distribution of news by African journalists. Continue reading ‘Free training opportunity for African journalists’


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