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Breakthrough in TB treatment

A new practical treatment for tuberculosis (TB) has the potential to be scaled-up and mass-produced for clinical testing, has been developed...

8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: How AI is reshaping pharmaceutical R&D

The complex industry/academia/government research framework involved in discovering and developing new therapeutic products makes drug discovery an extremely laborious and costly exercise...

7 Jan 2019

Surgical adhesions can be treated, prevented in mice

A cellular culprit - as well as a possible treatment - for a common, sometimes life-threatening post-surgical complication has been identified by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine...

By Krista Conger 4 Jan 2019

Study: Understanding chemo brain

More than half of cancer survivors suffer from cognitive impairment from chemotherapy that lingers for months or years after the cancer is gone...

By Erin Digitale 2 Jan 2019

Widespread, occasional use of antibiotics in US linked with resistance

The increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistance in the US appears more closely linked with their occasional use by many people than by their repeated use among smaller numbers of people...

19 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Healthcare site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Those designer babies everyone is freaking out about - it's not likely to happen

When Adam Nash was still an embryo, living in a dish in the lab, scientists tested his DNA to make sure it was free of Fanconi anemia...

By A Cecile JW Janssens 14 Dec 2018

Unravelling how immune genes work

The mechanism of how the immune system remembers prior exposures and then trigger the right response to reinfection has been detailed for the first time...

13 Dec 2018

Stress, booze and late nights pack on pounds - report

Persistent stress is directly linked to overeating, lack of sleep, reduced exercising and increased alcohol intake - all contributing to weight gain, research shows...

Issued by Leap Communications 11 Dec 2018

Genetics may be the key to new epilepsy therapies

An international study has discovered 11 new genes associated with epilepsy....

10 Dec 2018

Necsa board replaced

General financial misconduct, not adhering to shareholder instructions and repetitive legislative non-compliance are among a litany of challenges...

10 Dec 2018

UFS researcher one step closer to treating HIV/Aids

In 2015, an estimated seven-million South Africans were living with HIV. In the same year, there were 380,000 new infections while 180,000 South Africans died from Aids-related illnesses...

7 Dec 2018

R&D is the pipeline for science jobs in Africa

There's a critical need to invest in a research & development (R&D) industry that could create a pipeline of jobs for science graduates in Africa...

5 Dec 2018

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