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 largely left to women, but with innovative research carried out by UWC’s department of Medical Bioscience and the University of Missouri, contraception...
The road to creating a safe and effective medicinal drug is expensive, arduous, and littered with disappointing results. Yet a team of post-doctoral scientists headed by Professor Kelly Chibane at the University of Cape Town may have found an effective cure for malaria, a disease that kills an estimated 665 000 people per year.