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2014-03-18 08:26:31

LONDON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Liver Transplantation Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013 Liver Transplantation Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Liver Transplantation Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013" provides data on the Liver Transplantation clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental information and data relating to the clinical trials on...

2014-03-18 04:20:24

PORTLAND, Ore., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional infrastructure & environmental services consultancy Cardno today announced its largest acquisition to date with the purchase of the PPI Group of companies (PPI) headquartered in Houston, Texas for US$145 million. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110907/MM64542LOGO PPI provides specialist engineering services to the oil and gas sector in the United States, West Africa and Asia Pacific and employs 760 staff. PPI generated...

2014-03-15 23:03:33

Nathan Cleaveland will receive a medical mission grant from Keil Lasik Vision Center for his mission to Africa with Mercy Ships to help restore sight for dozens of people by performing cataract and other life-enhancing eye surgeries. Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) March 15, 2014 Billions of people across the globe live with limited or no access to proper vision care. Dr. Keil and Keil Lasik Vision Center are dedicated to helping the misfortunate gain access to the vision care they need. Dr....

Cattle Domestication Helped People Develop Tolerance To Lactose
2014-03-14 08:26:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While most people lose the ability to digest the milk sugar lactose after infancy, some populations retain high levels of an enzyme called lactase, which allows them to continue to reap the nutritive benefits of milk – and now the authors of a new study believe they have discovered the genetic origins of this particular trait. In the study, an international team of experts detail how they investigated lactase persistence in...

2014-03-13 16:26:10

Short Film Competition Encourages Dialogue CAIRO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, March 8th, filmmakers celebrated at an awards ceremony for the Egyptian short film competition, "Dialogue without Walls." SAT-7 and national television stations aired the ceremony live from the Nile Hall in downtown Cairo, Egypt. Through the competition, SAT-7 aims to encourage conversation and build bridges between people of different political and religious backgrounds. It also...

2014-03-13 16:23:06

LONDON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:World Water Treatment Equipment MarketWorld demand to rise nearly 7% annually through 2017World demand for water treatment equipment is expected to grow almost seven percent per year through 2017. Developing parts of the world -- such as the Asia/Pacific, Eastern Europe, and Africa/Mideast regions -- are expected to show strong growth, with gains supported by improved access to treated...

2014-03-13 08:25:52

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From "Tiger of the Indian Ocean" to "Cyber island", Mauritius has turned now into a "Safe and Reliable Investment Hub" in terms of good governance as well as ethical, economic, political and social stability. Ranked 1st in Sub-Saharan Africa in the World Bank's Doing Business Report 2013, Mauritius offers a particularly favorable setting for doing business. The country has in fact achieved one of the fastest growth...

2014-03-12 12:29:11

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and Ethio-American Doctors Group, Inc. ("EADG") have signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to locate the Regional Cancer Center of Excellence ("RCCE") at the hospital and medical village complex being built by EADG in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140312/MN81586) Globally, cancer causes more death than TB, HIV/AIDS and Malaria combined...

2014-03-11 08:22:00

American solar energy company Greenlight Planet launches Sun King(TM) Mobile, the lowest priced solar mobile charging lamp in Africa CHICAGO, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenlight Planet, a for-profit solar energy company serving off-grid families in Africa and South Asia announces the launch of two new products across sub-Saharan Africa: -- Sun King(TM) Mobile -- Sun King(TM) Pro2 http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140311/NY80106LOGO-a In addition to providing bright,...

2014-03-10 16:35:24

LONDON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: World Corrugated Boxes Market World demand to grow 4% annually through 2017World demand for corrugated boxes will rise 4.0 percent per year to 226 billion square meters in 2017. Advances will represent a notable acceleration from the 2007-2012 period, in which most developed world markets in North America and Western Europe experienced sluggish increases -- or even declines -- in...


Latest Africa Reference Libraries

Mauritius Blue Pigeon, Alectroenas nitidissima
2014-04-18 12:27:42

The Mauritius Blue Pigeon (Alectroenas nitidissima) is an extinct species of blue pigeon previously native to the Mascarene island of Mauritius located in the Indian Ocean eastwards of Madagascar. It has two extinct relatives from the Mascarenes and three living ones from other islands. It is the type species of the genus of blue pigeons, Alectroenas. It had white colored hackles around the head, neck, and breast and blue colored feathers on the body, and it was red on the tail and the...

Heinrich Barth
2014-01-06 09:33:24

Heinrich Barth, born February 16 of 1821 and died November 25th of 1865, was a German explorer of Africa and a scholar. He is one of the greatest of the European explorers of Africa, and his scholarly preparation, ability to speak and write in Arabic, learning African languages, and character meant that he delicately documented the details of the cultures that he visited. He was among the first to comprehend the uses of oral history of the peoples, and he collected many. He established...

Sir Samuel White Baker
2014-01-02 13:16:30

Sir Samuel White Baker, KCB, FRGS, FRS, born on June 8th of 1821 and died on December 30th of 1893, was a British explorer, naturalist, big game hunter, officer, engineer, writer, and abolitionist. He held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt as well. He served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin between April of 1869 and August of 1873, which he established as the Province of Equatoria. He is mainly remembered as the discoverer of Lake...

Neanderthals
2013-10-03 16:03:35

The Neanderthals or Neandertals are an extinct species or subspecies of the genus Homo which is closely related to modern humans. They are known from fossils, dating back from the Pleistocene period, which have been found in Europe and parts of western and central Asia. The species gets its name from Neandertal, “Neander’s Valley”, the location in Germany where it was first uncovered. Neanderthals are classified either as a subspecies of Homo sapiens or as a distinct species of the...

Micro Frog, Microbatrachella Capensis
2013-07-16 12:33:22

The Micro Frog (Microbatrachella capensis) is a minute species of frog belonging to the Pyxicephalidae family, in the monotypic genus Microbatrachella. At about .71 inches long, it is one of the smallest regional species. Its color varies from rufous brown with dark mottling, to tan or green, depending on the population. It is native to the south-western Cape area of South Africa, with a single population located on the Cape Flats of Cape Town and a series of populations on the eastern...

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