Prof. Akhere Omonkhua and her twin sister Dr. Odion Omonkhua

Teaming up to investigate an unusually high number of twins in Nigeria

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No one knows why Igbo-Ora, Nigeria—also known as “Twin Town”—has one of the world’s highest rates of twin births.

Now, Profs. Roseangela Nwuba and Akhere Omonkhua are using molecular biology to investigate, potentially unlocking new avenues of research and treatments for infertility!

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Instrumental Access Scientist in Eswatini Joins COVID-19 Response

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Dr. Thabile Ndlovu, Head of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Eswatini and an Instrumental Access awardee, realized that she could help her country’s COVID-19 response. She approached her University leadership with her idea: use their lab infrastructure to mass produce hand sanitizer, and bolster pandemic response in their community.

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Seeding Labs Celebrates Growing Stronger, Growing Together at Fourth Annual Positively Instrumental Event

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Thirteen ambitious research departments in developing countries around the world have been awarded scientific resources and equipment through Seeding Labs’ 2019 Instrumental Access program. The 2019 Instrumental Access awardees were announced at the fourth annual “Positively Instrumental” event held at Merck Research Labs in Boston on May 1, 2019.