The news that the University of Oxford has developed a coronavirus vaccine that appears safe and has triggered an immune response, is an encouraging step toward returning to normality. It also provides the opportunity to join forces to tackle the pandemic and highlight Africa’s scientific leadership writes Professor Kelly Chibale.
Scientists have been working furiously to find a vaccine against Covid-19, and initial findings show positive results from the United Kingdom trial where the vaccine was tested on 1 077 healthy adults.
Tuberculosis can be passed from animals to people, a British vet tells Health-e how he struggled to get diagnosed and believes the problem of zoonotic TB is a biggesr problem in Africa than most people realise.
There is hope for people living with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) as the “gruelling” two-year treatment with “terrible side-effects” such as deafness can now be successfully shortened to just nine months.
This Medical Research Council brief summarises the key points of a systematic review evaluating the medicinal use of cannabis first published by Dr Penny Whiting in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Professors from the universities of the Witwatersrand and KwaZulu-Natal are set to share in more than R970 million in research grants announced yesterday. These grants will go to fund projects to address some of the continent’s most pressing health issues including HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and mental health.
Burns survivors have new hope after a Stellenbosch doctor performed the first successful skin culture transplant using skin “grown” with a novel technique that cost a fraction of the price of other skin culturing procedures.