Recently published estimates put the burden of disease due to fungal infection in South Africa at more than 3 million cases per year. These figures are especially shocking given that prior to 1980, fungal infections were not a major health problem...
Like microbials, fungal infections seem to be reinventing themselves into deadly threats capable of outsmarting available modes of treatment...
5 Jul 2016
Toxic heavy metals polluting the air, the need for improved diagnosis of depression, rooibos preventing skin cancer, low-cost MRI scans in the fruit industry, the fight against fungal infections in grapevines, and churches alleviating poverty. These are just some of the topics that 12 doctoral students from seven faculties at Stellenbosch University (SU) will present at the third annual New Voices in Science colloquium to be held on Friday, 7 March, 2014.
6 Mar 2014
According to the International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) about 80-90% of the people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are also diagnosed as obese. This is due to the fact that being overweight places extra stress on your body and inhibits the body's ability to maintain proper blood glucose levels.
22 Nov 2011
For many people, the phrase "tough as nails" doesn't apply to their own nails. Instead of strong nails, their nails may be brittle and break or split easily. Or, nail fungus might cause nails to look unattractive and unhealthy. Fortunately, dermatologists can help people improve the health and overall appearance of their nails with proper diagnosis and treatment.
6 Aug 2010
In a paper in the journal Genetics, a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute reports that yeast produce a hormone previously known to be made by plants, and that the hormone can trigger fungal cells to become more infectious.
31 May 2010
Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech and Montana State University have discovered a fungal protein that plays a key role in causing disease in plants and animals and which also shields the pathogen from oxidative stress.
9 Nov 2009
This fungal infection can affect anyone, including women, and can play havoc with the look and feel of your feet…
Issued by The Write Agency 17 Feb 2009
Scientists at Leeds University in the UK say soon, testing for diseases such as cancer and multiple sclerosis, could take as little as 15 minutes and could be as simple as using a pregnancy testing kit.
3 Oct 2008
US regulators are calling for stronger label warnings on tumour necrosis factor-alpha drugs as they increase the risk of fungal infections.
10 Sep 2008
Novartis has launched Lamisil® Film Forming Solution Once™– claimed to be the first single-dose treatment for athlete's foot in South Africa.
27 Feb 2008