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Novel bed net provides greater protection against malaria

A new kind of bed net can emerge as a potent weapon against malaria as a two-year trial involving more than 15,000 children has shown that it can significantly increase protection against the mosquito-borne disease. The trial in Tanzania showed that a long lasting insecticidal net treated with a chemical called piperonyl butoxide (PBO LLIN) reduced the prevalence of malaria Read More

Novel method can detect dishonest tweets online

A team of US researchers has developed a unique method that, after analysing online comments or tweets, can find dishonesty levels behind posting those thoughts – a practice also called ‘astroturfing’. Astroturfing is the deceptive practice of presenting an orchestrated marketing or public relations campaign in the guise of unsolicited comments from members of the public. Former US President George Read More