Month: June 2017

Telemedicine: helping reduce deaths from cancer in Asia

Gastric cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in Asia. It accounts for the deaths of some 28 men and 13 women per 100,000. In Japan, gastric cancer used to have a similar profile – number one in mortality, as well as in incidence. But now, although the incidence in Japan hasn’t changed much, mortality …

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RedCLARA announces new Executive Director

RedCLARA has announced Luis Eliecer Cadenas Marin, co-founder of Venezuelan NREN REACCIUN, as its new Executive Director. The announcement was made at the opening ceremony of the TICAL2017 Conference, in the city of San José, Costa Rica, earlier this month. The new Executive Director assumes the position previously held by Florencio Utreras, who served as …

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CSI Malawi: Using forensic science to “interrogate” mosquitoes

Fifteen years ago, Edward “Ned” Walker, a Michigan State University medical entomologist, spearheaded the use of insecticide-treated bed nets in the fight against malaria in Africa. Now, a seven-year, $8 million NIH-sponsored grant will enable Walker and his team to use a new, creative approach—forensic science. MSU, in collaboration with the University of Malawi College …

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Deadline for submission of UC 2017 Abstracts extended to 31st August 2017

Authors and researchers wishing to showcase their work at UbuntuNet-Connect 2017 now have up to 31st August 2017 to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation at the conference. UbuntuNet-Connect 2017, the tenth of the series of annual conferences of UbuntuNet Alliance, will be held on 2-3 November 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the …

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