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2013-09-07 23:01:48

IU President Michael A. McRobbie this week became the first IU president to visit Ghana, meeting with senior officials at the nation's oldest university to explore ways to expand one of IU's most productive and successful international partnerships. Accra, Ghana (PRWEB) September 07, 2013 Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie this week became the first IU president to visit Ghana, meeting with senior officials at the nation's oldest university, the University of...

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2009-04-29 15:10:42

For the first time ever, scientists are using DNA "barcodes" to help prevent the spread of a elephantiasis, an often disfiguring disease that affects roughly one billion people in 80 nations throughout the world. The University of Ghana is pioneering use of the "barcodes", which will be used to map mosquito species in West Africa that spread the disease, also known as lymphatic filariasis (LF). The underlying technology allows scientists to quickly and accurately distinguish species based on...

2006-05-03 04:31:18

By Kwaku Sakyi-Addo ACCRA (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi announced the creation of an international prize for medical research and care in Africa, of a value similar to Sweden's Nobel prize. Koizumi said the award would be named after Shideyo Noguchi, a Japanese scientist who died from malaria in Ghana in 1928 while researching yellow fever. "The proposal is for an award of a prize that will be no less major than the Nobel Prize, which will be given by the...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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