On Wednesday 30th September, 2020, one of the over 500 multidisciplinary projects currently being funded by the Government of the Republic of Uganda through Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF) was launched by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe. This project is titled: Developing a Monitoring System for Quantifying and Mapping Antimicrobials used in Livestock Farming Systems in Uganda (VAMS).
Harvey Alter ’56, ’60M (MD), who was awarded a Nobel Prize earlier this week for his role in the discovery of hepatitis C, once reflected on what he thought was the most dramatic turn in his life. There were a few, but none so fateful than in 1961, his ninth year in Rochester and his first as resident at the University’s Strong Memorial Hospital, when he received a draft notice in the mail.
Michael Houghton was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine today in recognition of his discovery of the hepatitis C (HCV) virus.
His discovery with colleagues Qui-Lim Choo and George Kuo in 1989 opened a new field of viral hepatitis research that led to improved blood safety, and hepatitis C treatment to the point where the viral infection can now be cured in virtually all patients.
University of Southampton scientists investigating ways of removing carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases from our atmosphere believe volcanic ash could play an important role.
For the Tec’s executive president, the focus has been on taking care of people’s health, guaranteeing academic continuity, and contributing to mitigating the impact.
“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” The phrase comes from the world of boxing, but it also applies outside of the ring.
On July 1, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, David Garza Salazar took over as executive president of Tec de Monterrey. It was a planned succession, but SARS-CoV-2 changed his plans. It was a blow.
The impact of COVID-19 is causing unprecedented disruption to higher education everywhere. Within a matter of days or weeks, campuses around the world fell silent as countries went into lockdown in an attempt to stem the spread of the virus. Universities were required to develop rapid and creative responses that enabled them to continue to deliver teaching and learning when no staff or students could access a physical campus.
Professor Cath Noakes of the University of Leeds was the main scientific consultant to the makers of a new public information film designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, it became apparent that the majority of crisis policy was being implemented at a national level. Discoordination caused numerous bottlenecks in the border regions, which proved to have negative effects on Euregional cooperation. The PANDEMRIC project, aimed at promoting Euroregional cooperation in the field of health care, may offer opportunities for optimal cross-border crisis management.
Dr Maria Rosa Lorini’s journey of scholarship and activism criss-crosses two continents: from Pisa to Paris to sub-Saharan Africa. Now working with local communities, her #Data4Women campaign is connecting women who face gender-based violence. Lockdown has deepened their isolation, and for many even joining a support group risks partner abuse.
A University of Massachusetts Amherst health informatician is developing a mobile health (mHealth) system, leveraging a wearable sensor that slips on a finger like a ring, to monitor and encourage movement and activity in the weak upper limb of stroke survivors.
York and other UK Scientists are launching a major new project to answer key questions on how the immune system interacts with COVID-19, in order to develop better treatments, diagnostics and vaccines.
A study done by the Institute of Future Cities at CUHK reveals that hot nights pose greater threat to public health than hot days and better urban planning and building design are needed to mitigate the impact.
At the official launch of the One Ocean Expedition on board tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl, several speakers highlighted the need to educate the future leaders in sustainable ocean management. In this regard, the University of Bergen plays a key role during the expedition.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a grant of US$800,000 to the University of Ghana, to support the establishment of a Centre for Teaching and Learning Innovation in the Humanities. The grant which will run for four years, starting from the 2020/2021 academic year, forms part of an amount of US$4 million the Foundation committed to the University of Ghana in 2016 to enhance scholarship through teaching and research in the Humanities at the University of Ghana.
UFMG professors are among the authors of an article published in Nature Medicine that attributes the explosion of cases in the region to government errors