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13 Feb 2019
Compounds found in fish oil prevent pregnancy complications, including preterm birth, neonatal death, and stillbirth, in mice when the complications are caused by a common oral bacteria, according to research published in the journal JCI Insight. The study, by scientists at Columbia University's College of Dental Medicine and Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, suggests…
7 Feb 2019
Israeli scientists claim they will develop a cure for cancer within the next year - an unlikely prospect, according to world leaders in cancer care and treatment innovation. In December, Nobel Prize winner James Allison, who helped develop immunotherapy, said: ‘Soon we’ll get close with some cancers,’ citing progress against some forms including melanoma. But,…
9 Jan 2019
Research from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute, United States (U.S.) has uncovered a cause of declining motor function and increased frailty in tiny ageing worms -- and a way to slow it down.
7 Jan 2019
Research from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute, United States (U.S.) has uncovered a cause of declining motor function and increased frailty in tiny ageing worms -- and a way to slow it down. The findings, scheduled to publish January 2 in Science Advances, identify a molecule that can be targeted to improve motor…
28 Dec 2018
A modified protocol has enabled baboons that received transplanted pig hearts to survive for more than six months. This improvement on previous efforts brings pig-to-human heart transplants a step closer.
5 Dec 2018
Former Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has tasked laboratory scientists in Nigeria to assist in stamping out quackery in the country’s health sector. Gowon, who spoke yesterday at the 50th anniversary of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) in Abuja, described the influx of quack health workers into the profession as…
15 Nov 2018
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…
1 Nov 2018
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.
22 Oct 2018
Scientists have made two major breakthroughs in the quest for cancer cure. A new vaccine has shown early promise for patients. According to data from a phase I clinical trial, treatment with a HER2-targeted therapeutic cancer vaccine provided clinical benefit to several patients with metastatic HER2-positive cancers who had not previously been treated with a…
22 Oct 2018
Three patients with type 2 diabetes reversed their condition by fasting for 24 hours three times a week, scientists claim. All of the volunteers were able to ditch their insulin for good - and it took one patient just five days to stop taking the hormone. Doctors at Scarborough Hospital, Ontario, dished out the radical…
24 Sep 2018
Scientists are inching closer to a cure for the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), as the first immunotherapy drug proves safe for use in humans. The first trial is an early but significant milestone for the team at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, United States (U.S.), which won a $20 million grant to realise…
20 Sep 2018
A strange fossil that looks a bit like a giant leaf, or a fingerprint the size of a coffee table, has intrigued scientists for decades. Thousands of the fossils have been found over the past seven decades, revealing that it lived at the bottom of the ocean, without a mouth, intestines or anus, half a…

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Uncertainty trailing conduct of the special convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to nominate its presidential candidate for the 2023 general election is giving party members anxious moments as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deadline draws nearer.
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It was the turn of All Progressives Congress (APC), delegates yesterday, to exercise their mandate of choosing governorship candidates across the country, a day after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) conducted theirs.
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