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New partnership to build advanced predictive testing for blood cancer multiple myeloma

By combining genomic testing and next generation sequencing technology, a new partnership aims to advance predictive tests for multiple myeloma (MM)...

23 Sep 2020

Locals must lead the way to African scientific capacity and solutions

Africa bears a disproportionately high burden of globally significant diseases. But the continent has lagged in knowledge production to address its health challenges...

By Victoria Kasprowicz & Denis Chopera 16 Sep 2020

Weekly injection could treat type 2 diabetes, new enzyme discovery suggests

A newly discovered protein produced by the liver, and which helps to control blood sugar levels, could potentially revolutionise treatment for type 2 diabetes...

By Magdalene Montgomery & Matthew Watt 4 Sep 2020

UCT professor's research offers hope of treatment for sickle cell anaemia

A study performed in Cameroon by a University of Cape Town professor may offer hope of treatment for people with sickle cell anaemia (SCA), a disease which affects hundreds of thousands in Africa...

By Elsabé Brits 3 Sep 2020

African health research needs support: here's one programme that's working

African countries bear a disproportionate burden of infectious and noncommunicable diseases. More than two thirds of people living with HIV are in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Jude Igumbor 1 Sep 2020

Discover 4 ways to market healthcare brands in a Covid-19 world

Covid-19 has brought unprecedented global change. Here, Cingulate Marketing and Advertising shares four ways in which healthcare brands can respond to changes in the needs and expectations of healthcare professionals...

Issued by Cingulate 18 Aug 2020

Antibiotic resistance: cheap diagnostic test could be a saviour

With the world's attention focused on combating Covid-19, it is easy to forget the other significant threat to public health and the global economy - the rapid rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)...

By Lara Marks & Ankur Mutreja 11 Aug 2020

Why Africa needs more antibiotic trials involving children

The information generated by testing and a review of bloodstream pathogen sensitivity data at the Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme over the last 20 years has shown why there should be more clinical trials involving children, especially in low-income countries...

By Pui-Ying Iroh Tam 4 Aug 2020

Collaboration addresses the challenges of Covid-19

"Collaboration between all the stakeholders is the cornerstone of tackling the coronavirus pandemic," this according to Lee Callakoppen, principal officer of Bonitas Medical Fund...

Issued by Bonitas 3 Aug 2020

Covid-19: Key trends impacting primary healthcare

The national lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 took everyone by surprise. After the government declared a State of Disaster in mid-March, most businesses had only a few days to either implement Covid-19 protocols or close their doors for an unknown period of time...

Issued by SA Shares 20 Jul 2020

International research collaborations: how can we shift the power towards Africa?

The higher education sector globally has been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Academics have been discussing various aspects of the disruptions in a series of webinars organised by the University of Cape Town...

By Salome Maswime, Kevin Marsh & Rifat Atun 20 Jul 2020

Think vitamin D deficiency is not common in Africa? Think again

The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, and the number of diseases associated with it, seems to be increasing worldwide. Africa is known to have a huge burden of disease, but little is known about the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency...

By Reagan Mogire 29 Jun 2020

The new architectural frontier: buildings and their microbiomes

As we grow to better understand the microorganisms in built environments - and what dynamics support their survival - we will be able to design and engineer buildings for better health...

By Jako Nice 15 Jun 2020

Why it's vital to look beyond the hype about repurposed malaria drugs

There are many examples in history of drugs that have been repurposed for different diseases. One such drug is chloroquine, which was and is still used for malarial treatment. It has been repurposed as an anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and, most recently, as an anti-viral drug...

By Marguerite Blignaut 8 Jun 2020

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