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Diabetes is a growing public health burden. Ververidis Vasilis/Shutterstock
We're on the hunt for novel ways to assess the risk of type 2 diabetesArticle

Type 2 diabetes is characterised by elevated blood glucose levels. This can cause complications that lead to damage to the kidneys, nerves, and the retina in eyes...

Cecil Jack Weale 14 Apr 2021

Winners of the 2018/19 Science Oscars
Winners of the 2018/19 Science OscarsArticle

The NSTF-South32 Awards - known as the 'Science Oscars' - were held at a prestigious gala dinner in Gauteng on Thursday, 27 June 2019...

3 Jul 2019

Malaria detection campaign in the Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina-Faso) in collaboration with the Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé. Elena
#WorldMalariaDay: What we're doing in Burkina-Faso to help stop itArticle

Malaria has been a terrible disease throughout human history. Deaths actually peaked over five million in the 1930s and it spread all over the world...

Elena Gómez Díaz 25 Apr 2019

Festival of Learning: highlighting 'Education for Social Change'
Festival of Learning: highlighting 'Education for Social Change'Article

Education, whether formal or informal learning, is the key driver of the social change we would all like to see in South Africa...

Issued by SACAP 8 Apr 2019

Professor Soraya Seedat. Photo: Damien Schumann
#WomensMonth: Probing the secrets of mind, body and soulArticle

Professor Soraya Seedat joined Stellenbosch University's Department of Psychiatry in 1992, fresh from her MBChB internship...

Jeanne van der Merwe 3 Aug 2018

Dolly the Sheep -
20 years after Dolly: Everything you always wanted to know about the cloned sheep and what came nextArticle

It's been 20 years since scientists in Scotland told the world about Dolly the sheep, the first mammal successfully cloned from an adult body cell...

George Seidel 24 Feb 2017

Chemory Gunko
Blurred lines... how the vicious internet is creating a vicious worldArticle

In our competitive, cut-throat, winner-takes-all society, it seems like everybody is out for themselves...

Chemory Gunko 27 Jan 2015

Life's tiniest architects pinpointed by Yale researchers
Life's tiniest architects pinpointed by Yale researchersArticle

If a genome is the blueprint for life, then the chief architects are tiny slices of genetic material that orchestrate how we are assembled and function, Yale School of Medicine researchers report 21 February 2013 in the journal Developmental Cell.

Bill Hathaway 21 Feb 2013

Scientists demonstrate potential new treatment for most common form of infant leukaemiaArticle

A team lead by Cancer Research UK scientists have shown that a potential new drug could treat mixed-lineage leukaemia (MLL), the most common form of leukaemia in babies, according to a study published in Nature on Sunday, 2 October 2011.

6 Oct 2011

Researchers identify molecular signals that impact male fertilityArticle

Penn study reveals how changes in gene expression could lead to infertility.

26 Aug 2010

Maternal stress contributes to an elevated risk for depression in offspring: ResearchArticle

For more than a century, clinical investigators have focused on early life as a source of adult psychopathology. Although the hypothesised mechanisms have evolved, a central notion remains: early life is a period of unique sensitivity during which experience confers enduring effects.

20 Aug 2010

Researchers devise new tools for typing cells from children with acute lymphatic leukaemiaArticle

Researchers at Uppsala University and University Children's Hospital in Uppsala have devised powerful new tools for typing cells from children with acute lymphatic leukaemia and for prediction of how children with leukaemia will respond to chemotherapy. The study was recently published in electronic form by the prestigious haematological journal Blood.

30 Nov 2009

You are what your mother did not eat during pregnancyArticle

The new science of epigenetics explains how genes can be modified by the environment, and a prime result of epigenetic inquiry has just been published online in The FASEB Journal: You are what your mother did not eat during pregnancy.

15 Apr 2009

Something we share with the amoeba - the reason we ageArticle

Researchers have uncovered what may be a universal cause of aging, one that applies to both single-cell organisms such as yeast and multicellular organisms, including mammals.

David Cameron 7 Jan 2009

Broad Institute awarded major grant to bolster epigenomics researchArticle

NIH award will support interdisciplinary work to comprehensively map the human epigenome.

Issued by Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT 2 Oct 2008

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