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Ford Foundation fellowships to end in 2010

The International Fellowships Programme (IFP) run by the US-based Ford Foundation will end in 2010, an organisation official said on Sunday. “The IFP was launched in 2001 to broaden access to higher education and help build a new generation of ... Read More »

Hot-shot Aussies to ascend Africa’s highest peak

Sydney, July 6 (ANI): Several high profile Australians, including Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s wife Therese Rein and Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey, are set to climb Africa’s highest peak. Hockey will attempt to ascend Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for ... Read More »

Genetic secrets of date palm unlocked

Washington, May 2 (ANI): By mapping a draft version of the date palm genome, scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) have unraveled the genetic secrets stored in the fruit. Date palm trees play a significant role in ... Read More »

Revolutionary blood test to fight malaria

Washington, April 29 (ANI): A simple blood test can offer valuable support to healthcare in the fight against malaria, scientists at Karolinska Institute have found. According to their study, the rapid diagnostic test (RDT) for malaria infection could help ensure ... Read More »

African lark may soon become extinct

London, April 16 (ANI): A recent survey has found that just a few hundred of the African larks survive in Ethiopia, which indicates that the endangered bird might soon become extinct. According to a report by BBC News, if and ... Read More »