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NASA said May 26 it has chosen a trove of instruments to send to Jupiter’s ice-covered moon Europa, as it press forward with its search for evidence the orb could support life. The nine gadgets — from cameras to radars to magnetic field gauges — will be used to try to determine if Europa has...

An 18-member delegation of physicians and researchers from 10 African countries has arrived to participate in a seminar on HIV and AIDS at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, carried out with the cooperation of UNAIDS. In its 15th year, the seminar has also produced hundreds of graduates throughout Africa, South America and the Far East, which has touched many lives and created...

U.S. space agency (NASA) said in Washington on Friday that its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope has discovered a remote galaxy that shines with the light of more than 300 trillion suns, making it the most luminous galaxy ever found. It said the galaxy, known as “WISE J224607.57-052635.0’’, belongs to a recently discovered new class of objects...

A genetically engineered version of a virus that normally causes cold sores shows real promise for treating skin cancer, say researchers. The modified herpes virus is harmless to normal cells but when injected into tumours it replicates and releases substances to help fight the cancer. Trial results published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology show the therapy could lengthen...

The team has completed two genomics studies on the tropical disease, a condition that is estimated to cause up to 30 million illnesses and over a quarter of a million deaths globally each year. The first study, published in the journal Nature Genetics, suggests that the H58-strain, which is likely to have emerged in Asia approximately thirty years ago, is now rapidly spreading...

Leading scientists from the University of Sheffield and University of Copenhagen have identified a possible key to preventing secondary cancers in breast cancer patients, after discovering an enzyme which enhances the spread of the disease. Secondary (metastatic) breast cancer is the main cause of the 12,000 deaths which occur from breast cancer in the UK every year. The...

By Onche Odeh  Epeilo Community WASHCOM Chairman, Akor, stands at the base of one of UNICEF/DFID Water projects in Ogbadibo LGA, Benue State It is maximum...

The Kanu Heart Foundation is embroiled in a moral crisis over claims of abandonment by a family that sought its help.  By Chibuike Chukwu  - Lagos   Kanu...

Phosphorus is one of the most common substances on Earth. An essential nutrient for every living organism, humans require approximately 700 milligrams per day. But we’re rarely concerned about consuming enough because it is in most of the foods we eat. Despite its ubiquity and living organisms’ dependence on it, little is surprisingly known about how it moves, or cycles,...

By Onche Odeh Aflatoxin infected corn A new strain of fungi, Cryptococcus gatti, established as the cause of severe brain and lung infections that resulted in many deaths in the United States may be headed for Nigeria and other countries in Africa. The airborne and extremely rare hypervirulent fungus earlier noticed in Australia and South America, could spread even wider,...