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WHO's antibiotic-resistant pathogen list designed to encourage R&D

The first-ever list of antibiotic-resistant pathogens has been drawn up by the WHO, in a bid to guide and promote the R&D of new antibiotics...

16 Mar 2017

R600m deal to develop theranostics cancer treatment

A R600m private public partnership will bring a new South African cancer diagnosis and treatment tool to the market...

14 Mar 2017

Vaccine 90-100% effective against HPV

According to the WHO, by the end of 2014, the HPV vaccine was available in 63 countries, including South Africa...

1 Mar 2017

Superbug is sneakier than ever

A family of highly drug-resistant and potentially deadly bacteria may be spreading more widely—and more stealthily—than previously thought...

27 Feb 2017

New FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme to boost women in biosciences

An acceleration programme aimed at supporting women in biosciences was launched by the NEPAD Southern Africa Network for Biosciences on Tuesday, 21 February 2017...

23 Feb 2017

Poisonous fungus gets into food and eats away at health

A researcher from North West University has raised the alarm over the high levels of mycotoxins in the food we eat on the African continent. Affected foods potentially include...

13 Feb 2017

Zuckerberg charity buys AI startup to battle disease

A charitable foundation backed by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife said Monday it has bought a Canadian artificial intelligence startup as part of a mission to eradicate disease...

25 Jan 2017

How ‘stealth warrior' bacteria turn a tick's gut microbes against itself

Before infecting humans, tick-borne bacteria or viruses first have to get past a tick's defenses to colonize it. How this occurs is not well understood...

By Ziba Kashef 20 Jan 2017

Scrambled DNA inside tumours might hinder cancer immunotherapy

Cancer treatments that harness the power of the immune system might be less effective in patients whose tumours carry incorrectly packaged DNA, according to US scientists...

20 Jan 2017

Study suggests small cell lung cancer should not be treated as single disease

A new study in mice suggests that a type of lung cancer could be split into two different diseases based on cells' molecular fingerprints...

13 Jan 2017

Brain impairments in premature infants may begin in the womb

Even before they are born, premature babies may display alterations in the circuitry of their developing brains, according to a first-of-its kind research study by Yale School of Medicine researchers...

By Karen N. Peart 12 Jan 2017

Progesterone may be key to preventing recurrent miscarriage

For women who suffer multiple pregnancy losses in the first four to six weeks of gestation, the hormone progesterone could offer hope for a successful birth, according to a new study...

By Karen N. Peart 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Six game-changers in the modern world of medicine

It's quite fascinating to consider just how much medical technology has changed in the past two decades or so...

By Surike Viviers 10 Jan 2017

Genetically engineered vaccine prevents malaria in mice

A genetically engineered malaria vaccine has been shown to prevent the disease in mice, researchers say...

By Jessica Berman 6 Jan 2017

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International

Service delivery starts with data. See who's been missing from the spreadsheets

Tanzania's most recent national census tells us that about one in 16 people has a disability in the country's Ruvuma region. But what if the true number was closer to one in five?

By Dominic Haslam 1 Mar 2017

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