1. Develop a roadmap for research and practice of ethics of genomic research in Africa. Africa is on the threshold of the genomics revolution with emerging plans to increase training and research capacity in African genomics. This needs urgent proposals to develop an ethical training and research framework for gene-ethics in Africa.
Ethics and Genomics Research in Africa (EAGER-AFRICA) Conference 2011 has come and gone but the impact will stay with us always. The website afford us the oppotunity of reliving the incredible time we had together through pictures and video, you can also download workshop slides online.
The future of gene therapy for Alzheimer's disease
Hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) attenuates amyloid-beta protein neurotoxicity and decreases apoptosis induced by oxidative stress or hypoxia in cortical neurons.
Study and clinical trial aim to identify biomarkers and provide clues into individual treatment response for locally advanced pancreatic cancer
Investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute are developing a novel, multistep investigational treatment for one of the most complex and difficult-to-treat forms of...
Language delay likely due more to nature than nurture
A study of 473 sets of twins followed since birth found that compared to single-born children, 47 percent of 24-month-old identical twins had language delay compared to 31 percent of non-identical...
Unnecessary repeat biopsies for prostate cancer may be eliminated by new accurate epigenetic test
More than one million prostate biopsies are performed each year in the U.S. alone, including many repeat biopsies for fear of cancer missed.
Pharmacomicrobiomics: new research from Africa
The Human Microbiome Project (HMP) is a global initiative to identify and characterize the microorganisms present at multiple sites in the human body.
Epigenetic tie to neuropsychiatric disorders
Flawed dopamine signaling linked to mass alteration of gene activity in prefrontal cortexDysfunction in dopamine signaling profoundly changes the activity level of about 2,000 genes in the...
The Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Initiative aims to facilitate a contemporary research approach to the study of genomics and environmental determinants of common diseases with the goal of improving the health of African populations. To accomplish this, the H3Africa Initiative aims to create and support the development of the necessary expertise among African scientists, and to establish networks of African investigators. It is envisaged that studies performed in the H3Africa Initiative will inform subsequent strategies to address more broadly health inequities in both communicable and non-communicable diseases eventually leading to health benefits in Africa.