Aptamers contine to generate a lot of research interest for use in biosensors and novel methods of drug delivery. How do they...

“Time is money,” and never is this truer than in the discovery of new drugs against human diseases like cancer. What are the...

Imagine that you could swim as efficiently as a shark. How would that feel? Well, you could find out if you had a skin...

Health

The risk of dying from a range of cancers in many African countries (including South Africa) is...
African immunisation systems fall short, say UCT experts
Assess programmes: African children are still...
THE MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION CENTRE
Did you know that about one in five South...
ARV treatment failure going undetected
Too many HIV-infected patients in Africa are...

Food

The same technology that ski resorts in rich countries have used for decades to make snow has been...
Curry spice orders membranes in fight against disease
'Holy powder' ingredient makes membranes behave...
Zimbabwe: Imported exotic Malaysian seed varieties may pose threat
Agriculture experts have voiced concern over...
Great Health Benefits From South African Olive and Sunflower Oils
Fats can be good or bad for your health depending...

Biotechnology

Sensor technology is getting a lot smarter - not just identifying precisely a certain molecule which can be an indicator of disease, but also delivering a drug at the same time. Aptamers are a new class of biorecognition agents acting as the ultimate courier.
The risk of dying from a range of cancers in many...
Oral contraception has been a responsibility...
by Earl Prinsloo “Dude, print me a new liver?”...

Environment

The soils in large areas of the Southern Hemisphere, including major portions of Australia, Africa...
The DDT debacle
WHILE AN ESTIMATED 880 000 people – most of them...
Is eating meat worse for the environment than driving?
Director general Carlos Seré of the Nairobi based...

Insight & Opinion

by Earl Prinsloo “Dude, print me a new liver?” may become a commonplace request in the not too...
An emerging medicine to treat infectious diseases
Carlos Fioravanti Brazilian and American...
 Cash in hand keeps HIV at bay
Giving young women small, regular cash payments...
Uniquely African successes help counter Afro-pessimism
Economists explore technology driven success such...

Wildlife

The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s vertebrates confirms an extinction crisis with one...
Effect of Feline AIDS and TB on KNP lions
Tests on lions in the Kruger National Park (KNP)...