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   African Journals Online
        
Issue no. 75 

   

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*2003 World Summit Award recognition
 

 

 


 Winner of the NSTF Award for Science

 

 

 

 

 

 


Winner of the Highway Africa  New Media award

 

 

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This Month's Features

Enter here BioEngineering new bone
A scientist with a passion for bone formation charts a personal voyage culminating in ground-breaking research which can deliver hope for sufferers of bone loss.


Enter here Calculate asteroid impact on SA
If you have ever wondered what the impact would if a soccer field sized asteroid hit Johannesburg or Nairobi? Now you can calculate the damage yourself.


Health

Enter here Technology revolution hits HIV testing and treatment
Previously test samples and results would have taken weeks to months to be transported to and from clinics via car, plane and even kayak in remote parts of Mozambique.


Enter here New treatment for TB?
Brazilian and American scientists have demonstrated that a compound known as P-Mapa is active against Mycobacterium tuberculosis in vivo.


Environment

Enter here Dassies aid climate change study
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:ArikkResearchers are exploiting an ages old behavioural pattern by rock dassies  to get insight into climate change.


Enter here SA's Cycads going extinct
After surviving three mass extinction events in the earth’s history, cycads, the oldest living seed plants are facing a growing threat of extinction.


Insight & Opinion

Enter here African success stories
Economists explore technology driven success such as M-Pesa, a mobile  based money transfer system bringing socio-economic change and highlighting a uniquely African success story.


Enter here Conservation: the good; the bad
While confirming continued losses in biodiversity, new study presents first clear evidence of the positive impact of conservation efforts around the globe with SA's white rhino a case in point.


Enter here Can cash help keep HIV at bay?
Giving young women small, regular cash payments can reduce their dependence on sexual relationships with older men, which also lowers their HIV risk, according to a new study by the World Bank.


  

 

 

Enter here for the full article By applying current to the brain, scientists show that they can improve a person's maths skills for up to six months.


Enter here for the full article   Apparently your mom was right when she threatened to wash your mouth out with soap if you talked dirty. Lying really does create a desire to clean the "dirty" body part.


Enter here for the full article HIV generics under threat. Tighter global intellectual property rights and trade rules could shut down "the pharmacy of the developing world".


Enter here for the full article  Concern as two strains of the type of mosquito responsible for the majority of malaria transmission in Africa evolve into new species according to researchers.


Technology

Enter here for the full article From the web to your ear
‘Spoken Web’: A voice-internet tool for sharing research knowledge with the unreached may bring the Web to Africa's growing mobile phone community.


Enter here for the full article More and more geyser timers are being installed, and many of them have no or little beneficial effect. If applied intelligently, timers could play a major role in minimising hot water energy cost.


Enter here for the full article  Treating Angola's landmine hangover. In Angola, new demining technologies  are tested for unearthing difficult-to-detect plastic anti-tank mines and clear the road network.


Enter here for the full article   Flame retardant clay nanoparticles significantly improves the mechanical and material properties of polymers in building materials.


Conservation & Wildlife

Enter here for the full article It may be called 'baboon management', but zoologist says that people management is the most problematic part of the job.


Enter here for the full article  The soils in large areas of the Southern Hemisphere, including major portions of Australia, Africa and South America, have been drying up in the past decade.


Enter here for the full article  Appearances can be deceiving - genetics solves a case of mistaken identity for sable antelopes.



 
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