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Japan to provide $3.2m to Regional Polio Laboratory

ISLAMABAD: The government of Japan on Friday announced to provide a grant of $3.2 million for the procurement of equipment for the Regional Reference Laboratory for polio eradication located at the National Institute of Health in Islamabad. In an event hosted by the Ministry of National Health Services, the exchange of notes for the grant was officially signed by representatives of the Japanese government, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and World Health Organization (WHO). Speaking at the signing ceremony,…

Antarctica: a laboratory for climate change

A decade ago, a thick layer of ice covered the Collins Glacier on Antarctica's King George Island. Now, the rocky landscape is visible to the naked eye, in a region that is both a victim of and a laboratory for climate change. "I had the opportunity to come here over a 15-year period, and even within a human's lifetime, you can already see the changes brought about by climate change," the director of the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH), Marcelo Leppe, told AFP. Observers can now see "rocks that we weren't seeing…