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A child receives a vaccination against measles by a family physician on April 16, 2018 in the Romanian capital, Bucharest (AFP/File / Daniel MIHAILESCU/ Manila Bulletin)

Cheap, portable test can identify risk of measles

By Agence France-Presse A cheap, portable device can warn of a person's vulnerability to infectious diseases like measles, which kills tens of thousands of people…

This picture taken on April 24, 2018, shows Meroitic pyramids at the archaeological site of Bajarawiya, near Hillat ed Darqab, some 250 kilometers northeast of Khartoum (AFP / ASHRAF SHAZLY/ Manila Bulletin)

Sudan unearths bones from pyramid for DNA testing

By Agence France-Presse Archaeologists in Sudan have reopened an ancient pyramid and extracted bones and artefacts, in order to carry out further examination including DNA…

Decoding the architecture of the enzyme, called telomerase, could lead to drugs that slow or block the ageing process, along with new treatments for cancer (AFP/File / PHILIPPE HUGUEN/ Manila Bulletin)

Enzyme that affects ageing, cancer decoded: study

By Agence France-Presse Elated scientists announced Wednesday the completion of a 20-year quest to map the complex enzyme thought to forestall ageing by repairing the…