Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malaria jabs set for broader rollout in Africa

The United Nations heralded Wednesday the forthcoming scale-up of malaria vaccination across Africa after the first shipment of doses arrived in Cameroon.


Paper addresses ethics of bioethics conference in Qatar

The decision by a global bioethics association to hold its 2024 congress in Qatar, a nation with laws against LGBTQ+ people, has provoked controversy, including objections from some of its own members.

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers share insights on the evolution of proton radiotherapy

In a review article published in The Lancet Oncology, Susu Yan, Ph.D., and Thomas Bortfeld, Ph.D., from the Biophysics Division of MGH's Department of Radiation Oncology, and co-authors describe the evolution of proton therapy ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How African scientists are working to pool data that decodes diseases

Infectious disease outbreaks in African countries are, unfortunately, all too common. Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or Uganda; Marburg virus in Guinea or Equatorial Guinea; cholera in Malawi; malaria and tuberculosis ...

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A continent is one of several very large landmasses on Earth. They are generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, with seven regions commonly regarded as continents—they are (from largest in size to smallest): Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.

Plate tectonics is the geological process and study of the movement, collision and division of continents, earlier known as continental drift.

For people in Britain and Ireland, in spite of being a part of Europe themselves, the expression "the Continent" may also refer to Continental Europe, that is, the mainland of Europe, excluding the British Isles, Iceland and some other islands.

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