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    Severe Covid may be caused by 'autoantibodies' - here is what that means

    Whether or not a person with COVID-19 develops severe disease depends a lot on how their immune system reacts to the coronavirus...

    By Rebecca Aicheler 17 Dec 2020

    #BestofBiz 2020: Healthcare

    What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Healthcare platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list

    14 Dec 2020

    African health research needs support: here's one programme that's working

    African countries bear a disproportionate burden of infectious and noncommunicable diseases. More than two thirds of people living with HIV are in sub-Saharan Africa...

    By Jude Igumbor 1 Sep 2020

    Africa's genetic material is still being misused

    Biodiversity - the variation in all living organisms - is one of Africa's richest assets. As a result, its genetic material is coveted by scientists, biotechnology companies and research institutes globally...

    By Keymanthri Moodley 9 Jan 2020

    #BestofBiz 2019: Healthcare

    We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

    17 Dec 2019

    Using nanomedicine to fight TB

    Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world's deadliest infectious diseases. It's massive, it's tricky, and treatment can be exhausting (and toxic). But there may be new hope for TB treatment on the horizon: nanomedicine.

    By Nicklaus Kruger 6 Dec 2019

    Clinical trials underway for adult TB vaccine

    An ongoing clinical trial is underway to further evaluate a new tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidate MTBVAC in an adult endemic population...

    21 Nov 2019

    Hope for HIV vaccine being tested in South Africa

    An HIV vaccine candidate - initially tested in Thailand, where it had modest effects - has shown potential in a study in South Africa...

    By Elsabé Brits 23 Sep 2019

    A newly designed vaccine may help stamp out remaining polio cases worldwide

    Public health organisations around the world have been fighting for global eradication of polio since 1988. Through massive vaccination efforts, the incidence of polio has gone down 99% since then, with the virus eradicated from most of the countries on Earth...

    By Patricia L Foster 18 Sep 2019

    #WomensMonth: Generic business lessons for the 21st Century from healthcare advertising

    Mandi Fine is CEO of F/NE Group Global, which turns 20 years old this August. Here, Fine explains how specific data science and storytelling skills are transforming marketing and communications, as well as future trends to embrace in any industry...

    By Leigh Andrews 20 Aug 2019

    Antimalarials less effective in malnourished children

    The most-prescribed antimalarial drug is less effective in severely malnourished children, a University of Cape Town study shows...

    16 Aug 2019

    The Uganda vaccine trial: how African researchers are tackling Ebola

    In August 2015 Dr Sakoba Keita, who led the Ebola response in Guinea during the largest Ebola outbreak the world has ever seen, declared...

    By Yap Boum 8 Aug 2019

    ARV breakthrough: trial in South Africa confirms effectiveness of new drug

    A new antiretroviral drug regimen has been given the go-ahead by the World Health Organisation. This follows the preliminary results from studies that include an ongoing trial in South Africa...

    By Michelle Moorhouse & Willem Daniel Francois Venter 6 Aug 2019

    Africa needs specialist capacity to tackle the spread of infectious diseases

    Over the past 10 years, a community of practice has begun to develop in Africa around research that uses models to understand and evaluate population-level health problems and their potential solutions...

    By Juliet Pulliam & Jonathan Dushoff 29 Jul 2019

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