Aptamers continue to generate a lot of research interest for use in biosensors and novel methods of drug delivery. How do they work and how can any polymer do what aptamers can.
“Time is money,” and never is this truer than in the discovery of new drugs against human diseases like cancer. What are the modern tools in the biotechnologists kit that helps them gear up?
Mining, the great engine of economic development in South Africa over the past 140 years or so, has come with a substantial sting in the tail with the discharge of acid mine drainage (AMD) wastewaters.
For just about every field of science there is an enduring need to measure or even just detect something that can give valuable information. In the environmental sciences, scientists might be interested in the concentration of pesticides in water; in food, whether there are pathogens present; in medicine, simply just your glucose levels; for forensic scientists or the police, perhaps a bit of DNA that can link a criminal to a crime scene.
Deidre Lotter The CSIR is investigating the role of architectural engineering processes in improving the design of healthcare facilities, particularly to prevent the spread of airborne diseases such as TB. South Africa faces one of the most devastating tuberculosis (TB) epidemics in the world, wi