Biochemistry Students Trained on E-resources

The Library Department at JKUAT held a two day training session on e-resources for students from Biochemistry Department in a bid to explore learning resources provided by the institution and availing such information to the students. The training was held on 2nd and 3rd March 2015 at the Computer lab 3rd floor in NSC building and was organized by Jomo Kenyatta University Biochemistry Society (JKUBS). Read more  

Scientists Move Closer to Curing Tsetse Sleeping Sickness

A tsetse fly feeds on human blood. (Photo: Courtesy) Scientists have sequenced and annotated the genome of sleeping sickness disease vectors. The study which has been published this month in Science, describes the genetic code for a representative Savannah species of tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans), vectors of protozoan parasites, trypanosomes that cause sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in animals mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. It is estimated that 70 million people are at risk of infection and economic loss in agricultural output runs into several billion US $ per year.