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How to reach a wider audience for your research

By – Juan Pablo Alperin – Alessandra Bordini – SciDev.Net In today’s age of knowledge abundance, the scholarly community is turning its attention to the use of social media channels and other online platforms. Scholars have been increasingly integrating these tools into their everyday work, creating enormous potential to capture the digital traces of their research. Not surprisingly, then, in …

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Novacyt Receives Approval in China for NOVAPrep® Novacyt

Novacyt (ALTERNEXT: ALNOV) an international specialist in cancer and infectious disease diagnostics has received approval for its new consumable NOVAPrep® HQ+ orange from the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA). The CFDA has approved the NOVAPrep® HQ+ orange consumable which includes a new medium that better preserves the cervical samples for cytology and also for HPV testing. This follows the …

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China Biologic Products to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Results

China Biologic Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBPO) (“China Biologic” or the “Company”), a leading fully integrated plasma-based biopharmaceutical company in China, today announced that the Company plans to release fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 financial results on, March 4, 2015, after the market closes. The Company’s management will hold a conference call at 7:30a.m. ET on Thursday, March 5, 2015, …

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Researchers pick ‘breakthrough’ technologies for growth

By Aamna Mohdin – SciDev.Net Desalination using renewable energy, vaccines to help eradicate HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and electronic textbooks that adapt to readers’ skills are among the 50 development-boosting technologies identified in a report published last week. The report, released by the Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies (LIGTT) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States, on 14 January, …

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ICT: Anti-HIV measures that cross borders

By Imogen Mathers – SciDev.Net Earlier this month, UNAIDS published its annual Gap report, drawing together global data on HIV/AIDS alongside information and analysis about the ‘people being left behind’ in the fight against the disease. [1] Among the 12 groups it identifies as being most at risk of HIV transmission and facing barriers to treatment are international and internal …

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Water-saving innovations in Chinese agriculture

Scientists from China, Australia and Canada have published a critical review of China’s freshwater shortage and associated agricultural production and environmental issues. Featured in the prestigious journal Advances in Agronomy, the article was co-authored by Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique and Winthrop Research Professor Neil Turner, both from The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture. “China faces severe freshwater shortages, …

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Brazil approves GM mosquito that could cut dengue

By Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade – SciDev.Net Brazilian authorities have decided that a genetically modified (GM) strain of mosquitoes whose offspring die before reaching adulthood do not pose a significant risk to humans or the environment. The decision will open up the possibility of the company that developed the insects selling them in Brazil as a control strategy for dengue …

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China’s Waste-to-Energy Plants Market Expected to Grow at 18% CAGR by 2018 Finds TechSci Research

China is all set to speed up the growth rate of global Waste-to-Energy (WTE) plants market and expected to increase its market share up to double by the end of 2018. It is because, the numbers of WTE plant installations in China are growing at a fast pace and is expected to continue its growth momentum in the next five …

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China eyes health research cooperation with Africa

By Li Jiao – SciDev.Net China plans to improve the health services it provides in Africa and expand its medical aid there, according to the International Cooperation unit at China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission. “We will expand medical aid in Africa, although there are many challenges,” Ren Minghui, director general of International Cooperation at China’s National Health and …

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China funds five centres to extend South-South ties

By Li Jiao – SciDev.Net China’s science academy is to back five centres of research excellence to extend collaboration with developing world scientists in the fields of climate, water, biotechnology, green technology and space technology for disaster mitigation. The five existing centres are housed within institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and will get US$6.5 million over the …

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