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Message banking brings hope for persons with MND

Facing the reality of a diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and preparing for the possibility of losing one's ability to speak is extremely difficult.

RhODIS Rhino DNA Barcoding - Rhino DNA database puts poachers in the cross-hair

Rhino poaching in South Africa took off steeply around 2009, and shows no sign of abating before every rhino has been killed or mutilated for its horn.

Pine Tree Pest Biocontrol - Imagine a world without forests

Our economies and our ecosystems rely heavily on trees; that means the health of our planet depends on the health of our forests.

Food Security in Rural South Africa - Homegrown solutions for South Africa's hungry

South Africans are hungry. That is the harsh reality faced by poor communities that make up more than half of the population.

Bats and human health

Almost three-quarters of emerging infectious diseases in humans come from animals (zoonotic). But did you know that we don’t know the origin of many of them?

Traditional knowledge to enhance modern medicine

An estimated 20 000 plant species are used medicinally today and a number of ingredients commonly used in modern medicine to treat serious diseases, originate from plant-based traditional medicine.

Answers to climate change may lie in the soil

Global warming is causing climate patterns to change – think higher temperatures and decreased rainfall. In fact, climatic models suggest that temperatures may rise by between 0.3°C and 4.8°C!

Xenophobia: Time to go to school

Did you know that legal migration from other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries has increased almost tenfold since 1990 to over four million people per year?

Using energy to make a difference

Energy is not only vital for production; it is also crucial for economic growth, development and good living standards, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

Looking at blood differently

How can we improve diagnoses and treatment for a better outcome for patients, and really provide targeted care? It starts with putting blood under the magnifying glass.

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