Navigation Links
Inspired: Canada funds 68 bold, inventive ways to improve health, save lives in developing countries
Date:11/22/2012

sy and characterized by large ulcers, usually on the legs or arms.

Up to half of patients are left with disabilities that have long-term social and economic impacts. Early diagnosis and treatment are vital but accessing health care is often difficult.

In sub-Saharan Africa, the average cost of surgical treatment per patient is US$780, an amount which far exceeds per capita national government spending on health.

All items needed to diagnose the disease will be packaged into a test kit, including swabs and single step DNA extraction and amplification tools.

  • Pursuing a new vaccine in Uganda for sleeping sickness (African Trypanosomiasis)
    (for video: http://bit.ly/UFmy3g)

    Tsetse fly-inflicted African trypanosomiasis (aka "sleeping sickness") is a debilitating and dehumanizing neglected tropical disease whose victims (30,000 in 2009) are typically ostracized. The few therapies available today are toxic with poor patient compliance because they're administered intravenously.

    Using genomics, bioinformatics, molecular biology and other modern sciences, Uganda researchers led by Savannah Mwesigwa will test novel ideas for an innovative vaccine to combat the disease in people as well as livestock, the loss of which causes serious economic hardship (3 million cattle killed in 2005 at a loss of $4.5 billion).

  • Floating farms in Nicaragua to improve nutrition
    (for images, http://bit.ly/ZFbgRl; cutlines / credits http://bit.ly/UByrwH; video: http://bit.ly/RSppZq)

    Researchers working on lakes in Costa Rica and Nicaragua will establish floating farms to cultivate native aquatic plants, rice and filter-feeding fish in hopes of reducing agricultural water needs and removi
    '/>"/>


  • Contact: Terry Collins
    tc@tca.tc
    416-538-8712
    Sandra Rotman Centre for Global Health

    Lyn Whitham
    lyn.whitham@grandchallenges.ca
    647-281-7182
    Grand Challenges Canada


    Source:Eurekalert  

    Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

    Related biology news :

    1. USAs ancient hurricane belt and the US-Canada equator
    2. Meet Xenoceratops: Canadas newest horned dinosaur
    3. Potent human toxins prevalent in Canadas freshwaters
    4. Ducks Unlimited Canada and Canadian Light Source partnership to shed light on wetlands
    5. Disease-carrying colonizers on the move: Predicting the spread of ticks across Canada
    6. NASA funds SAO instrument to track North American air pollution
    7. CIRM funds 6 UC San Diego stem cell researchers
    8. EU FET program funds research on 3D neuronal structures mimicking human brain tissue
    9. WaterSMART funds $1.7 million for science projects in desert and southern Rockies LCCs
    10. NIH funds development of tissue chips to help predict drug safety
    11. Researchers at GW receive federal funds to study the effect earthquakes have on nuclear reactors
    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:
    Related Image:
    Inspired: Canada funds 68 bold, inventive ways to improve health, save lives in developing countries
    (Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Today, FindBiometrics, the leading source of biometrics industry ... new website design. "When we launched FindBiometrics 12 ... Peter O,Neill , founder and CEO of FindBiometrics. "Now it,s ... from the key players on a very broad scale.  We ...
    (Date:1/22/2015)... DETROIT , Jan. 13, 2015 Technology Showcase, Hall ... iris-based identity authentication solutions, today announced it will showcase its ... and developed by the Department of Energy,s Oak Ridge ... International Auto Show . EyeLock,s iris identity authentication technology is ...
    (Date:1/22/2015)...  A man-made form of insulin delivered by nasal spray ... adults with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer,s disease dementia, ... Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study,s ... impairment (MCI) or mild to moderate Alzheimer,s dementia (AD). ...
    Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Identity Industry Leading Publication Debuts New Look As Biometrics Hit Mainstream 2EyeLock Debuts First Iris Authentication Technology Embedded in 3D Printed Automobile 2EyeLock Debuts First Iris Authentication Technology Embedded in 3D Printed Automobile 3Nasal Spray with Insulin Equivalent Shows Promise as Treatment for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Dementia 2Nasal Spray with Insulin Equivalent Shows Promise as Treatment for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Dementia 3
    ... people around the world, causing numerous problems ranging from ... Initial drug use can be motivated by curiosity or ... it can also be the result of a stressful ... study examines the impact of social isolation on the ...
    ... who studied a little genetics in high school has heard ... C that make up the DNA code. But those are ... past decade has drawn attention to a fifth nucleotide, 5-methylcytosine ... helix to regulate which genes are expressed. And now there,s ...
    ... time. Travelers in search of answers. It sounds ... it also describes a new approach to teaching earth ... associate professor of geology at Kansas State University, and ... of Missouri at Kansas City, designed TerraWorld, an island ...
    Cached Biology News:Early isolation linked to enhanced response to cocaine 2New nucleotide could revolutionize epigenetics 2New nucleotide could revolutionize epigenetics 3New nucleotide could revolutionize epigenetics 4K-State using Second Life island to help high school students learn earth science 2
    (Date:2/26/2015)... Mass., Feb. 26, 2015   Synageva BioPharma ... biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic products for rare disorders, ... provided 2015 goals, other key objectives, and financial ... call today at 4:30 p.m. EST to review ... update.  To participate in today,s call by telephone, ...
    (Date:2/26/2015)... , Feb. 26, 2015 DuPont Executive Vice ... driven by key research advancements and product launches across ... Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Global Agriculture Conference. ... of building grain supplies the last two years, long-term ... the pace of the last decade, when demand for ...
    (Date:2/26/2015)... , Feb. 26, 2015  NuGene International, ... aesthetic products for skin and hair rejuvenation, has ... as agency of record for investor relations and ... improve our distribution, sales and diversification strategies – ... current and prospective shareholders," stated Ali Kharazmi CEO ...
    (Date:2/26/2015)... Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) February 26, 2015 ... March 9 -12, at the Ernest N. Morial ... 919 exhibitors (count as of February 19, 2015) ... community in industrial, academic, and government labs. The ... such as, but not limited to, analytical chemistry; ...
    Breaking Biology Technology:Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 2Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 3Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 4Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 5Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 6Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 7Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 8Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 9DuPont Leader Outlines Path for Growth in Agriculture and Nutrition & Health Segments 2DuPont Leader Outlines Path for Growth in Agriculture and Nutrition & Health Segments 3DuPont Leader Outlines Path for Growth in Agriculture and Nutrition & Health Segments 4DuPont Leader Outlines Path for Growth in Agriculture and Nutrition & Health Segments 5NuGene International, Inc. Selects Capital Market Relations for Strategic Investor Relations 2NuGene International, Inc. Selects Capital Market Relations for Strategic Investor Relations 3Pittcon 2015 Announces Exposition Highlights 2
    ... Network sat down with Tom Still, the president of ... basic tenets of the organization and initiatives Still and ... grow. Read Part One. , , ... Wisconsin Technology Council has encountered and what are your ...
    ... it is in chains. Fail to develop the talents of ... wealth. This quotation is taken from Tony Blairs Labour Party ... one of The Mismanagement of Talent (Oxford University Press), a ... Brown and Sara Williams. , ,The main focus of ...
    ... My fathers slow retreat in the face of Alzheimers Disease ... degeneration was slow, at first, but gathered momentum over time. Independence ... otherwise fine physical shape for a man of 80, but his ... word or two was gone. His body simply forgot how to ...
    Cached Biology Technology:WTN exclusive interview with Tom Still, Wisconsin Technology Council - Part 2 2WTN exclusive interview with Tom Still, Wisconsin Technology Council - Part 2 3WTN exclusive interview with Tom Still, Wisconsin Technology Council - Part 2 4Talent Mismanagement 2Talent Mismanagement 3The passing of Ronald Reagan, and other Americans, is a reminder of the promise of stem-cell research 2
    Rabbit polyclonal to Bag5 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 9529 SwissProtID: Q9UL15...
    Rabbit polyclonal to Tryptophanyl tRNA synthetase ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Recombinant full length protein (Human): Tryptophanyl tRNA synthetase Entrez Gene ID: 745...
    WTAP Antibody...
    Anti-Dardarin Immunogen: Synthetic peptide from rat LRRK2. Available Date: 38814...
    Biology Products: