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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

Challenger Type - The Dramatic Disruptor

Breaking through by changing behaviour...

Issued by eatbigfish 1 Jun 2020

Lockdowns and research: what we lost and what we stand to gain

The Covid-19 pandemic - and the resulting lockdowns - have had a major impact on research at institutions across the world, and universities in particular...

By Stephanie G Burton & Michael Sean Pepper 13 May 2020

Investing in research is South Africa's best insurance policy against crises

As the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads around the world, causing the disease Covid-19, it is becoming ever clearer that the solutions to this pandemic will all be based on research...

By Brenda Wingfield 9 Apr 2020

Few clinical trials are done in Africa: Covid-19 shows why this urgently needs to change

The World Health Organisation (WHO), in its quest to find efficacious therapies to treat Covid-19, plans to conduct a multi-arm, multi-country clinical trial...

By Jenniffer Mabuka-Maroa 7 Apr 2020

The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus...

Issued by 6 Apr 2020

Gut Microbiome testing now available in South Africa

Viome and Next Biosciences take personalised health to new levels with South Africa's first Microbiome Gut Intelligence Test...

Issued by Viome 2 Apr 2020

Coronavirus vaccine: Here are the steps it will need to go through during development

Since humans haven't previously been exposed to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2), our bodies aren't well equipped to deal with being infected by it...

By Samantha Vanderslott, Andrew Pollard & Tonia Thomas 1 Apr 2020

2020 healthcare marketing trends to boost your ROI

Cingulate Marketing & Advertising provides insights into 2020's key healthcare marketing trends and how you can use them to your brand's advantage...

Issued by Cingulate 31 Mar 2020

Vaccines without needles - new shelf-stable film could revolutionise how medicines are distributed worldwide

The race is on to identify an effective vaccine for the Covid-19 virus. Once discovered, the next challenge will be manufacturing and distributing it around the world...

By Maria Croyle 6 Mar 2020

Antibiotic resistance: new discovery could change the future of treatment

Since their discovery in 1928, antibiotics have become a common way of treating infections caused by bacteria, fungi and other microbes. To treat an infection, a doctor usually prescribes a course of antibiotics (such as penicillin) for us to take. This drug is usually contained in a capsule then swallowed, where it dissolves in the stomach.

By David Moyes & Victoria Carr 25 Feb 2020

3D-printed device makes TB diagnosis faster and simpler

A 3D-printed insert added to simple face-masks is revolutionising the way tuberculosis (TB) is detected...

19 Feb 2020

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