The University of Cape Town has been awarded a grant for the work of Professor Musa Mhlanga in the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's first open request for applications in support of the Human Cell Atlas community.
The traditional vegetable and sweet potato research that's revolutionising the way we build food and nutrition security in Africa
Research focusing on traditional crops that are often ignored and known as "orphan crops" shows they contain minerals and vitamins that are essential for the body and are mostly consumed by rural African people. Various agricultural research institutions in Africa are currently carrying out research on these crops mainly to improve yields and controlling and lowering disease tolerance.
Millie Phiri, Sonia Naidoo, Nadia Ibraimo 2 days ago
Accenture and partners - Transunion and The Da Vinci Institute - have announced winners of the Innovation Index 2017. The awards ceremony honoured businesses of all sizes for championing innovation in their own industries.
As more information about the benefits of probiotic use is becoming increasingly available, Professor Leon Dicks, head of the probiotic and antimicrobial peptide laboratory in the Department of Microbiology at Stellenbosch University, stresses the importance of choosing a probiotic that is gluten-free.
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In the last forty years, the number of obese children and adolescents (aged five to 19 years) worldwide has increased tenfold. If current trends continue, more children and adolescents will be obese than moderately or severely underweight by 2022, according to a new study led by Imperial College London and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
At the 2017 MTN Business App of the Year Awards, which took place last night, Thursday, 12 October 2017, Shyft was named the overall winner.
Durbanites eat the least sugar and salt while Cape Town and Johannesburg residents are better at stocking up on fruit and vegetables.
Close collaboration between those working to improve human and animal health are necessary to combat animal tuberculosis (bovine TB) and its transmission to humans, referred to as zoonotic TB, most often through consumption of contaminated untreated meat or dairy products from diseased animals.
Airborne transmission of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) viruses can occur among poultry and from poultry to humans during home or live-poultry market slaughter of infected poultry.
The current method of HIV/ Aids detection has a 50% false positive detection rate, which requires an individual to do follow-up tests to establish whether the initial diagnosis was accurate. This adds significantly to the cost of the current tests on the market.
The case for introducing machine-to-machine (M2M) technology into the workplace is gaining in strength though, with solutions providers continuing to innovate and push the boundaries of what such technologies can achieve. The whole concept of M2M solutions - devices connecting, communicating, and working directly with one another - is that it can be anything organisations want and need it to be - all it takes is the right app or piece of code to be built around it.
Ronald Ravel 12 Oct 2017