Health

A cannabis leaf. The plant produces several compounds, one of which is CBD. Jiri Hawa/Shutterstock.com
A Food and Drug Administration panel recommended approval of a drug made of cannabidiol on April 19...
Cancer: not an African problem?
The risk of dying from a range of cancers in many...
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...

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.
Oral contraception has been a responsibility...
The road to creating a safe and effective...
by Earl Prinsloo “Dude, print me a new liver?”...

Wildlife

Mosquitoes have started developing resistance to topical repellents. Shutterstock
Long-lasting insecticide treated nets and indoor spraying are the main malaria vector control...
Nature’s Backbone at Risk
The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s...

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

New York, NY - Non-White scholars continue to be underrepresented in publication rates, citation...
Bioprinting – The 3D Printing Revolution
by Earl Prinsloo “Dude, print me a new liver?”...
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...