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Could a cure for Alzheimer’s be growing in this biotechnologist’s backyard?

Could a cure for Alzheimer’s be growing in this biotechnologist’s backyard? Over 2 million dementia sufferers in sub-Saharan Africa are waiting for a cure or a treatment that does better than just slowing their deterioration. A treatment they and their families can afford and trust.

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TYRLP 2019 Call Open

The TYRLP is an initiative of Future Africa at the University of Pretoria, in partnership with the Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) and Inclusive Innovation. It serves early career researchers in basic and applied science, engineering, social sciences, arts and the humanities.

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Imagine this headline in the future: “Nigeria's 2035 youth job boom sees an economic policy shift across Africa".

It’s the year 2035. Nigeria’s massive jobs surge has prompted other African governments to adopt its youth startup funding model. 

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Plant scientist hopes to keep the forestry industry alive

The year is 2033 and the world has finally stopped a tree-killing fungus wreaking havoc on the global forestry industry, all thanks to African scientists.

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