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The University has just concluded an agreement to access the Research Africa’s funding opportunities database.
Staff members and students will be able to access the sorted and sieved funding opportunities that are available and receive alerts based on individual disciplines and the type of grants that are of interest to each member via e-mail. Access to this platform should be a valuable tool to grow our research.
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The Research and Advisory Board recently held a meeting to discuss various research related-issues as well evaluated progress made by the Research, Production and Extension Unit.



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Two University of Nairobi students are part of this year’s Youth Encounter on Sustainability short course held in Kostunici, Serbia. The two, Kevin Chiteri and Jelioth Muthoni are from the school of Biological Sciences, College of Biological and Physical Sciences (CBPS).

They joined 22 other highly motivated youth from the rest of the world for 18 days starting from 28th June to 15th  July to undergo the intensive course on sustainability.
YES basic courses have been conducted in different parts of the world, with a keen focus on regional representation and varied educational backgrounds.



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Women and children playing as pedestrian transporters, balancing loads on their heads, is a familiar scene in Sub-Sahara and most likely in other parts of Africa, and a practice which we hardly pay much attention to. Infact, its a practice we may perceive as normal in Africa .

However, studies carried out by researchers from Huddersfield University show that this practice can have a negative effect on health. In their paper entitled 'Health impacts of pedestrian head-loading: a review of the evidence with particular reference to women and children in sub-Saharan Africa' published in the Journal of Social Science and Medicine ,



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The U.K. government has shown support for the 'three-people' IVF technique, which makes use of DNA from two females and one male.

This technique scientists say, will bring hope to many families by helping to eliminate debilitating and potentially fatal mitochondria diseases that are passed on from mother to child.

Mitochondrial disease result from failures of the mitchondria, whihc are responsibile for creating more than 90% of the energy needed by the body to sustain life and support growth.

Techniques applied allow the scientists to take the genetic information from the mother and place it into the egg of a donor with healthy mitochondria.



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