I blame movies/series in part for creating unrealistic expectations of the scientific process. A disease outbreak in a movie is usually caused by a mad scientist in an obscure lab, plotting world […]
Dealing with Corona virus – Prof Peter Twumasi
I extend to you my warmest compliments. Viruses can only multiply when they’re in another living thing. They are not cells like bacteria but are biological particles or entities made of core […]
Women & Girls in Science
A reflection on the International Day of Women & Girls in Science by Regina Kwarteng, Doctoral Researcher in Medical Laboratory Sciences at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The IDWGS is celebrated annually on 11 February.
Research proposals, hear from the expert
A research proposal should clearly define a question and approach to answering it, highlight originality and/or significance, and explain how the research adds to, develops (or challenges) existing literature in the field.
Drafting a professional CV, hands-on activity
A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a document that outlines your knowledge, skills, experience and achievements. It is one of the required documents of a job application.
Conjoined twins successfully separated by Nigerian medical team
Two sisters, who were joined in the chest and abdomen, have been successfully separated in a surgery by a 78-member team in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.
Ghana Election 2020: Unemployment & wages
Ghana will go to the polls at the end of 2020 to elect the next President and Parliamentarians. As one of the common themes in the political debates, unemployment and wages will […]
Reflections on the “Year Of Return”: Transitioning into a “Decade of Reconciliation”
This year, 2019, was dubbed the ‘Year of Return’ by the leadership of Ghana to commemorate the 400th anniversary since the first ship carrying slaves from Africa (mainly West Africa) arrived on the shores of the New World (the Americas).
Men’s Mental Health: Breaking the Silence Culture
Introduction November was Men’s Health Awareness Month and the purpose of this annual event is to promote awareness and support for those tackling prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide. In […]
Major U.K. genetics lab accused of misusing African DNA – Science
Advocates for genomic research in Africa are worried about fallout from a dispute that has roiled the Wellcome Sanger Institute, a major genome research center in Hinxton, U.K. Last year, whistleblowers privately […]