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Global Fund Provides $68M for HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria Programs in Cameroon

The government of Cameroon and the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria recently signed an agreement to provide Cameroon with roughly $68 million// to help implement the second phase of programs aimed at combating the three diseases in the country. The money will be used to pr...

Scientists ID First Human With Gorilla Strain of HIV

...e disease continues to evolve even as scientists race to vanquish it. French scientists reported Sunday that a woman in the West African country of cameroon carried a strain of the AIDS virus that is closely related to a similar virus found in gorillas. It's not yet clear whether this strain of HIV, the...

Emotions of Music Touch Universal Chord

... evidence that the brain's ability to detect emotion develops early. For this study, researchers trekked to the far reaches of mountainous northern cameroon and asked members of the Mafa ethnic group to participate. A group of Mafa listened with headphones to computer-generated piano music with differen...

Pope Not Infallible on Condoms

...wire-USNewswire/ -- The Vatican has yet again been forced to revise statements made by Pope Benedict XVI as he embarked on a foreign trip. En route to cameroon on March 17, the pope claimed that condom use would "aggravate the problem" of HIV. A transcript of the pope's comments on the Vatican's Web sit...

CANTAM first African Network of Excellence for clinical trials

...h institutions in Central Africa, with guidance and political goodwill from the OCEAC. The network includes the following partner institutions: cameroon - University of Buea, University of Yaound, Centre International de Rfrence Chantal Biya, and the Organisation de Coordination pour la lutte Contre le...

Fight begins to eradicate fatal parasite; first vaccines delivered following major funding award

...will travel to the infected regions where they have already trained local people to carry out the vaccinations; some from countries including Peru and cameroon are now completing doctorates at the University. University of Melbourne researchers have chosen to immunize pigs instead of humans with two interm...

Surgeon operates to rescue chimp with rare deformity

...performed a groundbreaking operation on a chimp in cameroon to correct a deformity more commonly seen in dogs....e year-old chimp called Janet was rescued from the cameroon pet trade last year and now lives in a chimpanzee reserve supported by the cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund. Janet was unable to climb and h...

The onchocerciasis parasite showing signs of resistance

...ent pressure. Since 1994, a team of IRD researchers, working jointly with cameroon researchers and others from McGill University of Montreal, has been monitoring a cohort of cameroon patients benefiting from repeated treatments with ivermectin. Regular paras...

16-Year-Old Ecuadorian Boy in Dire Need of Dialysis Treatments Thanks One of Nation's Leading Providers for Saving His Life

...ilure. DaVita has provided technical support, equipment, supplies, training and thousands of employee (teammate) hours to build dialysis facilities in cameroon and Ecuador. Partnership opportunities are continuing to grow throughout Central and South America, India, Pakistan, the Philippines and Sri Lanka. ...

Ancient Ancestors Might Have Had a Clue to HIV

...eces have suggested that the virus jumped into humans from a Cameroonian population of chimps early in the last century. A separate group of chimps in cameroon has infected a handful of locals with a nonpandemic version of HIV. Waste from wild gorillas suggests they are probably responsible for a third form o...
Cameroon in Medical Technology

Scientists Discover Origin of Malaria

... Wolfe and his colleagues sampled wild and wild-born captive chimpanzees in cameroon and Ivory Coast. In cameroon researchers collected samples from chimpanzees during routine health exams ...
Cameroon in Biological News

Wildlife Conservation Society helps Cameroon create new national park

Gorilla population surveys, conducted by the Wildlife Conservation Society, have helped the government of Cameroon create a new national park which will protect more than 600 gorillas, along with other threatened species such as chimpanzees, forest elephants, buffaloes, and bongo. Called Deng ...

Indigenous peoples at world summit to share climate change observations, coping techniques

...hor the soil and reduce the loss of crops during natural disasters. East cameroon and Congo: The Baka Pygmies of South East cameroon and the Bambendzele of Congo have developed new fishing and hunting methods...

New national park protects world's rarest gorilla

...Technical Cooperation (GTZ). "The Government of cameroon is to be commended for taking this step in saving ...nt and CEO of WCS. "By forming this national park, cameroon sends a powerful message about the importance of c...will continue the conservation partnership between cameroon and Nigeria." In addition to protecting Cross ...

Fertility treatment in developing countries; a cycle of IVF for less than $200

...se of secondary infertility [2]. Six countries in the world have primary infertility rates over 4% - all of them in sub-Saharan Africa, the highest in cameroon (7.3%) and Central African Republic (10.5%). The ESHRE Task Force, which is led by gynecologist Dr Willem Ombelet, of Genk, Belgium, proposes three...

World's most endangered gorilla fights back

...ed areas and raising awareness of this little known great ape. The observations of weapon-use took place in the proposed Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary in cameroon one of the new protected areas recommended in the report. In 2005 the Wildlife Conservation Society documented the first case of tool use among go...

A genetic identity card for Plasmodium populations to improve control strategies

...Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles funestus, two of the principal malaria vectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. The work was done simultaneously on two sites in cameroon and one Kenyan site, all three strongly infected by malaria. This large-scale investigation resulted in the isolation of 746 Plasmodium falciparum ooc...

UCR researchers awarded nearly $1.7M to develop improved cowpea varieties

...evelop a detailed genetic roadmap of cowpea. In collaboration with their African partners in the national breeding programs of Senegal, Burkina Faso, cameroon as well as with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Nigeria, they will identify genes linked to important traits such as tolerance ...

Great Ape Trust awards $127,000 for international conservation efforts

...onal Park. Gorillas Cross River Gorilla Rangers $10,000 Provided salaries for two teams of seven gorilla rangers to implement patrols in cameroon and Nigeria. Golden Lion Tamarins Golden Lion Tamarin Association $5,000 Supported the Associations geoprocessing laboratory which maps l...

Wild gorillas carriers of a SIV virus close to the AIDS virus

...d from different communities of gorillas found in the remotest areas of the cameroon tropical forest were found to contain antibodies against this virus, called...or showed it to be related to HIV-1 group O found in humans, essentially in cameroon and in neighbouring countries. This discovery of an HIV-1 related virus...

Pattern of human Ebola outbreaks linked to wildlife and climate

...read of the Ebola virus follows its current northeastward path, the next outbreak would be expected to occur in northern Republic of the Congo towards cameroon and the Central African Republic," predicted Lahm. However, according to the findings, the spread of Ebola also depends on climate factors. Ill...
Cameroon in Biological Technology

Growing Interest in DNA-Based Genetic Testing Among African American with Historic Election of President Elect Barack Obama

...ebrity reveals are from present-day Sierra Leone. cameroon and Nigeria also run a good race as genetic homela...eone, Liberia Jim Brown - Nigeria Don Cheadle - cameroon Kimberly Elise - Mali Roberta Flack - cameroon Morgan Freeman - Niger Whoopi Goldberg -- Sierr...
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