The University of Eldoret’s Choge wins $10,000 for water contaminats laser sensor

Dismas Choge, University of Eldoret, Kenya has received a grant worth of $100,000 USD from the Optica Foundation. Choge’s work focuses on the development of tunable multi-color laser for sensing and a case study for hyperspectral detection of water contaminants, will be featured throughout the coming year in Optica Foundation efforts. “The selection committee is inspired by…

Uganda: U.S. Peace Corps start voluntary work after two year pause due to COVID

The US government has re-established volunteer service in Uganda following a two-year break-off occasioned by COVID-19, an epidemic that paralysed nations and the global economy. A total of 33 volunteers under the US Peace Corps now in Uganda to serve in agribusiness, health and education sectors across the country have taken their oath of service…

Researchers design new bandage to treat diabetic foot ulcers

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have designed a new bandage treatment, known as a scaffold, to treat diabetic foot ulcers, which is cost-effective while improving patient outcomes. Produced by 3D bioprinting, the scaffolds slowly release antibiotics over a four-week period to effectively treat the wound.   Diabetes, a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar…

New computational technique reveals changes to lung function post COVID-19 infection

As a respiratory disease, COVID-19 infection mainly affects the lungs. While most people recover completely, a significant number of individuals experience symptoms that can persist for weeks or months post COVID infection, sometimes referred to as ‘long-COVID’. It remains unclear whether these symptoms are associated with any long-term damage that reduces the function of the…