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New model in the fight against African swine fever — ScienceDaily


The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a new scientific report on the current status of the spread of African swine fever (ASF) within the EU. The report describes, among other things, which management measures EU member states should take if an isolated outbreak of the virus infection occurs, i.e. if it is detected far away from the current spread. The scientific basis for these recommendations comes from a modelling team based at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig.

Compared with the previous year, African swine fever has continued to spread. New outbreaks far from the actual centre of the epidemic in north-eastern Europe have been recorded in Romania and Bulgaria. And even in Belgium, just 60 kilometres from the German border, numerous dead wild…

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Toronto model of Haitian descent makes directorial debut


Abigail Whitney

Abigail Whitney, a Toronto model of Haitian descent, is at the centre of beauty company Sephora’s national campaign.

And the University of Toronto Theatre and Performing Arts student is not just having a moment with Sephora.

She is also having one on stage in her directorial debut of Les Frères (The Brothers), a production (performed in English) written by New York based artist Sandra A. Daley-Sharif that puts Whitney’s Haitian culture and the experience of many descendants of the African diaspora on stage.

Whitney is the first to get the approval from Daley-Sharif to mount Les Frères.

The play, running from November 29 to December 1 at the George Ignatieff Theatre, explores three Haitian brothers who are forced to deal with their family trauma…

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Prognostic Risk Model for African American Women With Breast Cancer


By The ASCO Post
Posted: 11/5/2018 4:00:36 PM
Last Updated: 11/5/2018 4:00:36 PM

  • The deep-learning algorithm identified a combination of four proteins for optimal prognostic prediction: Bcl2-like protein (BAX); inositol polyphosphate-4-phosphatase, type II (INPP4B); x-ray repair cross-complementing protein 1 (XRCC1); and cleaved poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (c-PARP).
  • This combination of proteins could stratify high-risk African American patients with breast cancer with 86% accuracy.
  • The model retained its significant prognostic ability when controlling for clinicopathologic variables like stage, age, and positive lymph nodes.

A prognostic model developed using a machine learning approach may be able to identify African American patients…

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Risk model may predict survival among African-American women with breast cancer



A new prognostic model may be able to predict survival among African-American women with breast cancer, according to a study presented at …
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African Union (AU) Model Law on Medical Products Regulation


African Union (AU) Model Law on Medical Products Regulations that was officially endorsed by the AU Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January of 2016. The AU Model Law was developed as a result of a partnership between the African Union Commission (AUC), NEPAD Agency, Pan-African Parliament (PAP) and other key cooperating partners.

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JAMES: Chinese model presents many pitfalls for African states


By KAY COLES JAMES
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The recent Forum on China Africa Cooperation has ended. Held in Beijing, these annual extravaganzas are part of China’s African engagement strategy.

One key goal: to showcase China as a country worthy of emulation and support.

There is reason to admire parts of China’s recent success. Its move toward greater economic freedom, while limited, has helped millions of Chinese rise out of poverty and created what is now the world’s second largest economy.

Yet there is reason to be wary of Beijing’s claims that its developmental paradigm is best suited to bring peace and prosperity to Africa.

The Chinese model couples some economic freedom with repressive governance.

It was born of Beijing’s belief that democracy was a threat to the power of its ruling…

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