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Neuralink's new brain implant

Elon Musk announced that his company Neuralink plans to implant electrodes into the brains of people with paralysis by 2020. Aim: create assistive technology for people who can’t move or are unable to communicate.

World-first biobank for African DNA

54gene, the African genomics company, announced that it secured $4,5 million in funding to build the world’s first and largest pan-African biobank. The startup is addressing the lack of African genetic material used in pharmaceutical research.

MDaaS Global secured seed funding

Nigeria's MDaaS Global has raised $1 million in seed funding led by Consonance Investment Managers. The startup provides high-quality, affordable diagnostic services to low- and middle-income sub-Saharan Africans, starting with Nigerian patients who fall within this bracket.

Neo Hutiri wins big with smart lockers

Having started the chronic medication smartlocker solution known as the Pelebox several years back, Neo Hutiri has been awarded first prize at the 2019 Royal Academy of Engineering's Africa Prize.

Protect yourself from social media

Many adults view social media as harmful to their mental health, here are six ways you can protect your mental health from social media's bad effects.

Supersuits that give us super powers

Billions of people already have 'superhero powers' like the ability to see things far away and summon their friends from far-flung locations. Next up? Enhanced physical abilities.

Discarded electronics are polluting Ghana’s food chain

High levels of dangerous chemicals from discarded electronics in Ghana identified.