Research in Developing Countries

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TWAS-Elsevier Foundation Sustainability Case Studies Competition announces its 2017 winners, who are all from Africa How do we empower young female farmers in Ethiopia to be an active part of society? Can we reduce malnutrition by promoting health education and latrine use in Kenya? Could we use native medicinal plants to investigate new anti-cancer compounds in developing countries? These are some of the questions asked by researchers of… [Read more]

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Physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals in under-resourced communities around the world to receive access to the latest clinical information Philadelphia, PA, May 25, 2017 Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, will add ClinicalKey to its global research and health resources available through Research4Life starting in June 2017. The expansion of the Research4Life access program with ClinicalKey benefits healthcare professionals in under-resourced, low- and… [Read more]

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Medical search engine lets doctors and nurses find evidence-based answers while treating patients Pediatric Residents Toua Xiong Gniachue, MD, Phengphet Keobouapha, MD, and Dorkeo Bouapao, MD, access HINARI for the first time at Mahosot Hospital in Vientiane, Lao PDR. Whether they are based in Boston, Beijing or Botswana, doctors everywhere struggle with information overload. Treating patients and keeping up with their administrative work and the latest research is… [Read more]

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€75.000 awarded to innovative projects in health & sanitation and bioremediation of polluted soil The winners of the 2017 Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge are first-prize winner (at right) Dênis Pires de Lima, PhD, a professor at Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, and runner-up Chioma Blaise Chikere, PhD, a lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Berlin — Did you know that… [Read more]

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Researchers show that using a biopesticide can be safer and more effective than traditional pesticides Rice is an important crop in Malaysia, yet the indiscriminate use of pesticides has caused health problems for many farmers. Meanwhile, almost half of them live below the poverty level, causing many to leave the field for other kinds of work. These challenges inspired a group of researchers in Malaysia to find a… [Read more]

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  Nearly 700 proposals were submitted to this year’s Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge, jointly run by the Elsevier Foundation and Elsevier’s chemistry journals team. The contest invites applicants worldwide to submit ideas for chemistry solutions addressing sustainability challenges in the developing world – energy, water, waste reduction, recyclability, chemistry, agriculture, medicine and more. After an extensive review process, the scientific jury selected five finalists, who… [Read more]

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New Elsevier Foundation-TWAS program sends Visiting Experts to train researchers in sustainability science By 2030, we will live in a better world. We’ll achieve universal access to safe drinking water. Housing will be safe and affordable, and waste will be recycled and reused. Energy and technology will be clean and renewable. Or we can let our planet continue to wrestle with an exploding population, food security, climate change,… [Read more]

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    Your brilliant mind and excellent ideas are needed to make the chemistry industry more sustainable! The Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge calls for action to bring the world one step closer to more sustainability. Chemists play a major role in ensuring a continued supply of the fertilizer, medicines and other chemicals needed to support the world’s population. They also design processes and products that… [Read more]

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Apply for the Elsevier – TWAS Sustainability Visiting Expert Program until September 1st! The program aims to provide institutions and research groups in developing countries, especially those with limited outside contacts, with the opportunity to establish long-term links with world leaders in sustainability and further build capacity building in their countries. To apply, fill in the application document and send it over by September 1st, 2016. The Elsevier… [Read more]

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INASP/Research4Life contest highlights critical role of doctors, researchers and librarians in advocating for an evidence-based policy To highlight the critical role that doctors, researchers, librarians and policymakers play in advocating their leaders to support research in their institutions and countries, Research4Life joined with INASP to launch an advocacy competition. The aim of the contest is to find case studies that show how users have overcome hurdles to boost… [Read more]