How scavengers can help forensic scientists identify human corpses

When the police recover skeletonised, burnt or heavily decomposed bodies, they need forensic experts to make sense of what they've found. One important question in such cases is: when did the person die?

By Victoria Gibbon 3 days ago

Study: Indentifying those who die at sea

UCT is spearheading a study that could be key to resolving the worldwide challenge of identifying human remains found in the ocean or washed up on the beach...

12 Nov 2018

Zambezi Valley may soon be too hot for tsetse flies

A new study, based on 27 years of data from Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, suggests that temperature increases over the last three decades have already caused major declines in local populations of tsetse flies...

By Wiida Fourie-Basson 5 Nov 2018

SU study will look at synthetic blood products

A large, multi-institutional clinical trial by emergency medicine experts from Stellenbosch University (SU)will evaluate the use of synthetic blood products for the resuscitation of trauma victims before arrival at hospital...

1 Nov 2018

Study: More black South Africans are donating blood

Blood donations from black South Africans increased fivefold in the space of a decade. The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) said the number rose from 43,269 in 2005 to 246,686 in 2015...

31 Oct 2018

First-for-Africa platform will advance gene research

Until now, African scientists working on genomics haven't had access to a local storage platform for the immense amount of data their research generates...

By Nicci Botha 31 Oct 2018

Alzheimer's disease: mounting evidence that herpes virus is a cause

More than 30-million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's disease - the most common form of dementia. Unfortunately, there is no cure, only drugs to ease the symptoms...

By Ruth Itzhaki 29 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by 24 Oct 2018

Study: Escalating civil cases against private hospitals due to nursing malpractice

Nursing malpractice has resulted in a significant rise in civil claims against private hospitals...

24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by 23 Oct 2018

How innovation can help end the Aids epidemic by 2030

A United Nations initiative backed by global experts has set its sights on an ambitious programme to bring an end to the Aids epidemic by 2030...

By Glenda Gray 23 Oct 2018

What's needed to do a better job of pre-empting disease outbreaks

The concept of One Health is deceptively simple: it's the recognition that human, animal and environmental health are all inherently linked...

By William B Karesh 22 Oct 2018

Hundreds of patients with undiagnosed diseases find answers

A network of doctors that aims to diagnose mystery diseases has named 31 newly identified conditions and diagnosed more than 100 previously unsolved cases, according new study...

18 Oct 2018

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