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Viruses can hijack cellular process in order to block immune response

Research has found that viruses that cause diseases such as the common cold, measles, or Covid-19 can hijack an existing molecular process in the cell in order to block the body's antiviral immune response to a viral infection...

22 Feb 2021

How the emoji could help democratise online science dialogue

As communication about science and health increasingly moves online, new ways are emerging for people to participate in public dialogue about advances in science...

By Marina Joubert 15 Feb 2021

Breaking the science glass ceiling: 4 African women share what it took

Less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women and Unesco data shows that only about 30% of all female students choose science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) fields at a tertiary level...

By Natasha Joseph, Ogechi Ekeanyanwu & Wale Fatade 11 Feb 2021

South Africa didn't take advantage of its role in Covid-19 vaccine trials: why it should have

Covid-19 vaccine supplies are available in various parts of the world. But it's clear that distribution is not symmetrical...

By Keymanthri Moodley & Theresa Rossouw 10 Feb 2021

UP researchers receive prestigious grants for cancer research

Two University of Pretoria (UP) researchers are among nine researchers in South Africa who have received funding grants from the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) as part of the SHIP programme...

9 Feb 2021

Innovation - and research - are key to killing off neglected tropical diseases in Africa

As a young medical doctor over 30 years ago, I had an experience no doctor wants to have. One of my patients, a young boy, died in my arms as we rushed him to the referral hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, to receive treatment...

By Monique Wasunna 29 Jan 2021

New eucalytptus and menthol formulation has excellent anti-viral properties

South Africans are now able to breathe easier with the new RespiClear Decongestant range from Obel...

Issued by ACDOCO SA 28 Jan 2021

UCT body donor programme continues despite ongoing pandemic

UCT's Faculty of Health Sciences has maintained its body donor programme during the Covid-19 pandemic, allowing its physiotherapy, occupational therapy, science and medical students to experience hands-on dissection and practise new surgical techniques...

30 Dec 2020

Struggling to start a family? Wijnland Fertility can help

Globally, fertility is on the decline, and South Africa is no exception. In fact, one in six South African couples will struggle to conceive naturally...

Issued by Ruby Digital 22 Dec 2020

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

Studies confirm Daikin's patented streamer technology inactivates more than 99.9% of the coronavirus

A bold statement indeed, but one backed by science. Daikin can now confidently confirm the effectiveness of their patented streamer technology, which successfully inactivates more than 99.9% of the novel coronavirus after irradiating the virus for three hours...

Issued by Daikin 14 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

UCT doctoral candidates win L'Oréal-Unesco award

Doaa Ali and Tsaone Tamuhla, two University of Cape Town (UCT) PhD candidates, are recipients of the L'Oréal-Unesco for Women in Science sub-Saharan Africa regional programme Young Talent Awards...

11 Dec 2020



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