How Nigerian scientist developed method for producing flammable gases from urine
A Nigeria scientist, Ejikeme P. Nwosu, has thrown more light on how he fabricated equipment that converts urine into flammable gases, biomethane and hydrogen-rich gases, with 100 per cent indigenous technological inputs. The Innovation was awarded an Invention Patent Right of Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2014 while the abstract was published in 2005 by…
How to reduce rising cases of mental disorder in Nigeria, by experts
As part of efforts to reduce rising cases of mental disorders in the country, experts have called for integration of mental health programmes into the school curriculum.
Over 1,000 run, walk, cycle against cancer in Lagos
Child Survival and Development Organisation of Nigeria (CSDON), a non-governmental body, recently, led over 1000 Lagosians to ‘walk, run and cycle’ to draw attention to the menace of cancer.
Breakthroughs in renewable biofuels production
Scientists have made giant strides towards biofuels production and other renewable energy sources.Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have identified two main challenges for renewable biofuel production from cheap sources.
Stakeholders seek best practices to stem spread of antibiotics resistance
To mark the 2018 World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW), St Racheal’s Pharma has called for best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.
Scientists seek more funding to develop vaccines
Scientists have urged government to focus on funding research for healthcare service delivery to curb epidemics. The scientists, who converged yesterday at the fifth international scientific conference of Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) in Lagos, said that epidemic-prone disease conditions in the country appear to pose severe challenges because of the apparently high fatality…
Roche unveils innovative technology to assist diabetic patients
As part of effort to assist Nigerians living with diabetes and help in early detection of new cases, Roche has announced its plan to introduce new devices in 2019. Addressing journalist at a media roundtable to mark the World Diabetes Day, Head, Roche Diabetes Care, Sub-Sahara Africa, Mrs Susan Snell, noted the importance of structured…
Why science is relevant to daily lives, by minister
Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has explained why science is relevant to our daily activities. Onu gave the reasons yesterday in Abuja at the World Science Day, 2018 with theme: “Science, A Human Right.” He said the celebration highlights the importance of science in society, as well as the relationship between science,…
Scientists near malaria elimination
Scientists are getting closer in efforts to eliminate malaria with new genetic engineering tool. Scientists have devised a gene drive that wiped out the mosquito’s populations in lab tests.
OWSD urges more women to embrace STEM, research
The Organisation for Women in science for the Developing World (OWSD), Lagos chapter have called on more women to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) as well as research in Nigeria. The organisation, a body of women scientists and researchers said there are few women embracing science and technology in the country, which calls for…