Science, medicine and research in the developing world: a perspective ―Frances Gotch & Jill Gilmour―
As part of the Global Theme Issue on Poverty and Human Development, Frances Gotch and Jill Gilmour describe the development of laboratory capacity to support HIV vaccine trials as a model for technology transfer in the developing world.
Nanotechnology and the challenge of clean water ―Thembela Hillie & Mbhuti Hlophe―
Access to 'potable' water would transform the lives of many people in the developing world. Nanotechnology is already being used to remove contaminants from drinking water and increase the availability of fresh water, but there is still a long way to go.