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September 2nd, 2015 Ground-breaking research, excellence and innovation were rewarded when two University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) professors recently received awards for their work, reports News24. The 2015 National Research Foundation (NRF) Awards saw UKZN's...

June 16th, 2015 University of Witwatersrand Professor Lesley Scott, inventor of the Smartspot TBCheck, and the SmartSpot team, was recently awarded the Special Prize for Social Impact at the 2015 Innovation Prize for Africa ceremony in Morocco....

June 2nd, 2015 South African gastroenterologist Shrish Budree has left for US and the Massachusetts General Hospital, to do cutting-edge research on human intestinal bacteria and how they can cause disease. Budree won a R2.1m award from the Discovery Foundation to...

April 14th, 2015 Professors Robin Wood and Linda–Gail Bekker of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation have won the 2014 Alan Pifer Award for excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV–related diseases and infections in Southern Africa. Their...

April 7th, 2015 Hayley Okines, a British campaigner who raised awareness of the rare genetic condition progeria, which causes those affected to age about eight times faster than average, has died at age 17, making her over 100 years old. Weeks before she died...

March 24th, 2015 Of the 194 Wits medical graduates of 2000, 89 out of the 111 contacted still practise in the SA, defying the widely held belief that doctors are leaving the country in droves, writes the Sunday Times....

March 17th, 2015 Patrick Soon-Shiong, the son of Chinese immigrants to South Africa, is the world's richest doctor and the wealthiest resident of Los Angeles with a net worth of almost R150bn. Soon-Shiong grew up 'coloured' in Port Elizabeth finished high school...

February 2nd, 2015 Professor Salim Abdool Karim, director of the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (Caprisa) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and professor of epidemiology at Columbia University in New York, has received Africa's most...

October 29th, 2014 Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, one of the world’s leading HIV/Aids epidemiologists, associate scientific director of the , and professor of epidemiology at at was recently awarded the by ....
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