Science to cage death
Death has been an enigma from the very beginning of life on earth. What is death? Why do people die? Must people die? What can be done to halt it, delay it or abolish it altogether? Why can we not throw rockets at death so it can leave us alone, indeed leave all living creatures…
Don develops two antimalarial drugs in ABU
Prof Umar Katsayel of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has developed two antimaterial drugs that can compete with other relevant drugs in the treatment of material parasites.
104-year-old scientist seeks help to end life
A 104- year-old scientist, David Goodall has declared his intention to fly to Switzerland in early May 2018 to end his life with an assisted dying agency. Goodall, who is Australia’s oldest scientist, does not have a terminal illness but his quality of life has deteriorated and he has secured a fast-track appointment to get…
World's oldest known spider dies in Australia of wasp sting
The world's oldest known spider has died at the ripe old age of 43 after being monitored for years during a long-term population study in Australia, researchers said Monday.
Herbal medicine and chemical composition of the human body
Six elements, carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus and calcium make up about 99 per cent of the weight of the body. Another five elements make up 0.85 per cent of the body.
Proffering solutions to cancer scourge
The scourge of cancer treatment in Nigeria can be described as appalling due to the numerous challenges that surrounds it. These include the cost of drugs, diagnosis,late presentation, inadequate basic research and clinical application, and poor data representation.
Online medical consultation will reduce brain drain, medical tourism
I left the country because I was part of the 100 Nigerian students selected by the then President Obasanjo’s government to study medicine in Cuba. Upon completion of the study, I, together with the others came back to be absorbed into our medical system and to give back to my country.
Curbing drug abuse by Nigerian youths
The subject of Drug abuse among the teeming youths in Nigeria has generated heated debate in recent time. Like a thunderbolt, it has attracted interest from different groups, organizations, individuals, government ministries and agencies including the National Assembly.