Known as a chronic illness which mostly affects the elderly, experts have warned that Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can affect anyone regardless of their age. They have advised young people who have a genetic predisposition to RA to be aware of certain lifestyle choices.
The collaboration between researchers at the North West University (NWU) and the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) on the development of a new COVID-19 vaccine candidate received a major boost.
Despite the challenges they have encountered when it comes to blood collection, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, South African National Blood Service (SANBS) said, on World Blood Donor Day, that the country now has a stable stock of blood in their banks, but more willing blood donors are still needed.
Researchers have been trying to develop an HIV vaccine for about four decades without success. However, the successful development of a COVID-19 vaccine could provide lessons for scientists.