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Mar 06, 2015
UMBILICAL BLOOD STEM CELLS Potent stem cells can be harvested from the placenta and umbilical cord that are usually discarded as medical waste, despite being full of potent stem cells
Stored haemopoietic stem cells drawn from the umbilical cord are currently being used to treat seventy diseases, including leukaemia and sickle-cell anaemia. However, these stem cells and other placental tissue cells may be used to treat many diverse diseases and...
Nov 29, 2013
A new South African biotechnology strategy, with a focus on the economy and how biotechnology could be used to create a positive socioeconomic impact, would soon be launched, Department of Science and Technology (DST) chief director Ben Durham revealed on Friday. The...
Nov 05, 2013
The hospital sector is undergoing undeniable growth in the entire African continent, stimulated by increased active government focus on healthcare expansion. In the coming 10 years, not only an extra 500.000 to 650.000 beds are being built in the Sub-Saharan...
Jul 08, 2013
Anglo American has appointed former Lesotho Health and Social Welfare Minister Dr Mphu Ramatlapeng as nonexecutive director, with immediate effect. Ramatlapeng is an expert in the field of healthcare in Africa, with a particular focus on HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and...
May 24, 2013
Pharmaceutical companies in South Africa are granted patents, and thus a monopoly on the local market, to incentivise research and development (R&D) within the pharmaceutical field, and not to hike prices, as many people believe, says patent law firm Spoor & Fisher....
Mar 15, 2013
Conventional pest control poisons have always been used over the years to try and control rodent invasions in South Africa and worldwide, however, “no solution has been capable of effectively protecting electrical wiring and machinery from these gnawing vandals”,...
Sep 21, 2012
To ensure its staff remain healthy, logistics solutions provider Crossroads encourages employees to participate in a yearly wellness campaign.
Jun 08, 2012
The South African Cancer Association (Cansa) estimates that at least 100 000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the country each year. This equates to a lifetime risk of one in six persons being diagnosed. Cansa head of health Professor Michael Herbst says the 2004...
Jun 08, 2012
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