Professor Umar Kyari Sandabe

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Scientists told to stop wasting animal lives

Bad experiments for stroke and cancer drugs produce poor results, say research chiefs<p>Research agencies have ordered UK scientists to improve the way they use animals in experiments. Too often poorly designed projects – to test new medicines for strokes, cancer and other conditions – have produced …

Cancer

Record breaking clock invented which only loses a second in 15bn years

Physicists have said they have fine-tuned an atomic clock to the point where it won’t lose or gain a second in 15bn years – longer than the universe has existed.<p>The “optical lattice” clock, which uses strontium atoms, is now three times more accurate than a year ago when it set the previous world …

Can neuroscientists dispel the myth that children have different learning styles? | Pete Etchells

A new initiative from the team behind “I’m a scientist – get me out of here” aims to bring neuroscientists and teachers together to discuss how brain science can inform education<p>Over the past few years, there seems to have been an insidious pandemic of nonsense neuroscientific claims creeping into …

Education

Here, I will focus on Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s response (as Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy—CME and hence on behalf of the Federal Government).

Charles Soludu vs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala I read some of the responses to my article, “Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election”, and I want to thank …

Africa

How tech could spell the end of animals in drugs testing

Think of a world where more new medicines are available more quickly, more safely and with few, if any, animals used in research. Think of a world where you know for sure that the drug you are prescribed is safe for you. This is what researchers at some of the world's leading universities are …

Magnetic brain stimulation treatment shown to boost memory

Memory can be boosted by using a magnetic field to stimulate part of the brain, a study has shown. The effect lasts at least 24 hours after the stimulation is given, improving the ability of volunteers to remember words linked to photos of faces.<p>Scientists believe the discovery could lead to new …

Modu Sherif Was Arrested Over Obvious Links With Boko Haram But Nigeria Secured His Release - Falana

New DNA supercomputer promises radically cheaper genome tests

A new DNA supercomputer is promising to deliver radically cheaper genome sequencing, a shift that could spur research and broader adoption of the tests. Illumina's latest model is designed to process 20,000 samples a year, with costs potentially as low as $1,000, a milestone the genetics industry …

Visionary--Google Glass Moves From Concept To Clinical Care

Technology is advancing and changing our lives at an incredible pace. The smart phone, nanotechnology and other breath-taking innovatons are being incorporated into a wide variety of industries and activities–and healthcare is at the cutting edge. Google Glass has been identified as important …

Gene therapy partially restores vision in rare blindness disorder

Two men with progressive blindness have regained some of their vision after taking part in the first clinical trial of a gene therapy for the condition.<p>The men were among six patients to have experimental treatment for a rare, inherited, disorder called choroideremia, which steadily destroys …

Trees of the Amazon rainforest - in pictures

Almost 400 billion trees belonging to 16,000 different species grow in the Amazon rainforest, according to scientists from the RAINFOR consortium in Peru and the UK, who participated in the recent study in Science. But half the total number of trees are thought to belong to just 227 'hyperdominant' …

Alzheimer's study reveals new genes implicated in disease

Researchers have taken a major step towards understanding the causes of Alzheimer's disease with the largest study yet into the genetics of the disorder.<p>Findings from the international team suggest at least 20 genes play a role in the common late-onset form of Alzheimer's, more than double the …

Why do we sleep? To clean our brains, say US scientists

Scientists in the US claim to have a new explanation for why we sleep: in the hours spent slumbering, a rubbish disposal service swings into action that cleans up waste in the brain.<p>Through a series of experiments on mice, the researchers showed that during sleep, cerebral spinal fluid is pumped …

Kidney grown in lab successfully transplanted into rat

Scientists have grown a kidney in a laboratory and shown that it works when implanted into a living animal. The work is an important step towards the …

'Dark lightning': the unseen energy of thunderstorms

A lightning bolt is one of nature's most over-the-top phenomena, rarely failing to elicit at least a ping of awe no matter how many times a person …

The written word and the dangers of wishful thinking

Ever since Robert Hooke's publication of Micrographia in 1665, researchers have wanted to be able to examine living organisms at ever higher …

I'm a neurotic over-researcher

<b>What's a good science story?</b><p>Beyond the incoming asteroid story, you mean? I've never been a writer who spends a lot of time on what you might call …

Egypt Justice Minister Mekky quits 'over cleansing call'

<b>Egypt's justice minister has resigned, following demands from Islamist supporters of President Mohammed Morsi for the "cleansing" of the judiciary.</b><p>Ahmed Mekky was seen as a supporter of judicial independence during former President Hosni Mubarak's rule.<p>He threatened to quit last year after the …

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