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Largest genomic study on type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan African populations

Added: 20.07.2019 0:17 | 25 views | 0 comments

Researchers have performed the largest GWAS study on type 2 diabetes in the sub-Saharan African populations, revealing an association between the disease and previously unlinked ZRANB3 gene. By using animal models, their results show that dysfunction of the ZRANB3 gene has major repercussions on insulin production. This link may hold key answers to the treatment of type 2 diabetes in all populations.

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Access to contraception not 'silver bullet' to stem population growth in Africa

Added: 19.07.2019 0:18 | 19 views | 0 comments

The population of sub-Saharan Africa is set to double by 2050, yet a new study challenges a common misconception that this is caused solely by inadequate family planning.

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Post-tropical cyclone Ophelia

Added: 21.10.2017 17:43 | 1 views | 0 comments

The remnants of hurricane Ophelia hit Ireland last Monday while Saharan dust turned the sky orange...



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