Decision to increase bigeye tuna catch limit criticised
Tuna governing body agrees to restrict tuna fishing in the Pacific Ocean except for bigeye tuna. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Indian court stalls world ’s biggest ID database plan
India ’s highest court stalls biometric ID programme over privacy breach concerns. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Amazon trees are major source of methane emissions
Trees growing in floodplains emit up to 20 million tonnes of the greenhouse gas each year. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Q & A: We need to produce ‘different food’, not more
Health, ability to withstand climate change, economic resilience all interlinked, says Tim Benton. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Film documents plight of Arab scientists in exile
Documentary shows four refugee scientists struggling to start over, highlights the brain drain that follows conflict. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weather updates twice a day as apps transform farming
Twice a day, Douglas Adjei receives a phone call giving the weather forecasts at his farm in southern Ghana. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pacific island fish migrating to cooler seas
Pacific island countries face loss of fisheries as warming drives fish to migrate to cooler oceans, says study. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Philippines stops risky dengue shots from Sanofi
The Philippines withdraws new dengue vaccine that risks severe disease in people not previously infected. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Disability a top priority for new UK development minister
Disability, and technologies behind solutions for disabled people, to be “at the heart” of aid department’s workplan. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Siren-like invasive toad call may cause Sao Paulo house price drop
Tiny toad that produces a deafening noise is one of six invasive species causing concern in Brazil. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Action plan to boost women ’s input on climate change
Plan adopted at COP23 emphasises role in adaptation and mitigation, but existing cultural values are a worry. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UNICEF tackling'disconnect' with evidence tool
Opportunities to take stock'still evolving'at UN organisation. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Delhi smog'rivals 1952 London '
Pollution levels in the Indian capital this month have “rivalled 1952 London” when smog killed around 4,000 people. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Delhi smog “rivals 1952 London”
Pollution levels in the Indian capital this month have “rivalled 1952 London” when smog killed around 4,000 people. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gazan turbines overcome Israeli blockade
Gaza can only meet around 60 per cent of its own energy needs. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Compensation off the table at COP climate talks
Negotiators dodge ‘loss and damage’, but climate models can now point to responsibility for individual companies. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Resilience from people on the edge of global change
Mongolia ’s herders and Madagascar’s fishermen share challenges and strategies for adapting to a changing environment. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Q & A: Africa needs to lead on the ‘quantum revolution’
Thierry Zomahoun argues that African countries are well placed to seize the next technological revolution. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Climate goal in peril as science points to 3 degree warming
World leaders meeting in Bonn say goals of Paris Accord will not be met as research points to emissions on the rise. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inventory revises down Amazon tree species list
A recent inventory reveals knowledge gaps, showing up to 40 per cent fewer tree species than previously estimated. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

App ‘trained’ to spot crop disease, alert farmers
Mobile-phone application using artificial intelligence to diagnose cassava disease gets funds for scale-up. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Method that cuts sugarcane emissions gets global prize
Award recognises Brazilian scientist for work that slashes nitrous oxide emissions through fertilizer use. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Water data used ‘as a negotiating chip’
Data hoarding hampers water security efforts, science for peace conference hears. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Soil-based filter bricks clean up water for Moroccan farmers
A home-made filter assembled with local materials cleans up water for irrigation and domestic use. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Q & A: ‘It doesn't matter if you improve your productivity ten-fold ’
IFAD president Gilbert Houngbo makes the case for a ‘rural transformation’ backed by affordable technology. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Q & A: A force behind new dynamics in South African science
Minister Naledi Pandor talks about SKA ’s wider impacts and backing up words with actions on gender equality in science. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Smart’ turbine part for power plants made in Egypt
Invention wins African prize and attracts interest for potential to boost the efficiency of conventional turbines. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Test tells Zika and Dengue infections apart
Paper strip similar to pregnancy test identifies cause of infection in minutes with a small blood sample. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World science journalism meeting stays out of Africa
With 11 conferences announced so far, when will the World Conference of Science Journalists go to Africa? (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Climate finance failing on forest protection
Protection of forests and indigenous rights are not being targeted with climate funds, which favour energy projects. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is science in the developing world colonised?
Participants from different countries asked provocative questions about issues often overlooked in science reporting. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Open data creates chances for scientists on tight budgets
Freely available research online a recipe for scientists to work on own diagnostics and create adaptive treatments. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - October 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Open data create chances for scientists on tight budget
Freely available research online a recipe for scientists to work on own diagnostics and create adaptive treatments. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - October 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HIV seeks refuge in immune cells to avoid elimination
The HIV virus can hide away in the same immune cells that are responsible for destroying it. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Q & A: Africa needs ‘wellness-seeking’ to fight chronic disease
Policymakers need to react to the chronic disease epidemic before it ’s too late, says Francis Omaswa. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa calls for caution on glyphosate
As the EU considers extending its approval for the weed-killer, African researchers highlight safety concerns. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New test promises quick anaemia detection in the field
Anaemia status test that can be done quickly and without laboratory support is due to be reviewed by the WHO. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mini-car made in Egypt competes with the tuk-tuk
A local alternative to the auto-rickshaw, built by an inventor from Giza, is being deployed to Egyptian streets. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COP 23 hopes to move Paris Accord forward
New COP presidency set to prioritise the interests of small-island nations as talks turn to implementation (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Millions live and die in pain due to morphine stigma
Millions needlessly live and die in pain because of misinformation and stigma around palliatives, says new study. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Human malaria spread from monkeys found in Brazil
Region with high-density forest in Rio de Janeiro is the second part of the world to confirm this type of transmission. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is cancer control in poor countries too high-tech?
Simple tools can improve survival but expensive machines and chemotherapy still get ‘pushed’, scientists warn. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - October 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eat less meat to cut drug resistance, says study
Strategy to tackle risks from antibiotic overuse may not work in countries like Indonesia where intake is already low. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lung damage from agricultural fires probed
The range of particles released from burning biomass and damage they cause are not yet fully explored, study suggests. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Potatoes, allies on Earth and on Mars
Simulation experiment shows potatoes can survive in the extreme climatic conditions found on Mars. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news