• Portable diagnostic device deployed in sub-Saharan Africa to identify cases of Kaposi sarcoma

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    A portable diagnostic device designed by researchers at Cornell Engineering and Weill Cornell Medicine has been deployed in clinical tests in Uganda to identify cases of Kaposi sarcoma, a common yet difficult-to-detect cancer that often signals the presence of HIV infection.
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  • Children not getting ‘essential' sickle cell treatment in sub-Saharan Africa

    Children not getting ‘essential' sickle cell treatment in sub-Saharan Africa

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Children with sickle cell disease living in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to an “essential” treatment, experts wrote this week in The New England Journal of Medicine.
    Mark A. Travassos, MD, MSc, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, co-authored the perspective with Albert E. Zhou, MD, PhD, also from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
    Travassos told Healio that the perspective was inspired by his trips to Mali during the rainy season to treat local children for malaria and
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