Integrating local knowledge into research could expedite solutions to global challenges such as disease, poverty and climate change. These were the thoughts of scientific experts attending the EuroScience Open Forum 2016 (ESOF 2016) currently under way in Manchester in the United Kingdom.
The Ross Prize was established as collaboration between the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the journal Molecular Medicine. The winner will be recognized as an active investigator who has produced innovative, paradigm-shifting research that is worthy of significant and broad attention in the field of molecular medicine and has the capacity to transform medical practice. We expect this individual will be scientifically active for many years to come, and that the prize will recognize a rapidly rising career trajectory of discovery and invention. Read More
Two local researchers from historically disadvantaged institutions are among the thousands of scientists attendingthe EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF 2016) in the United Kingdom, which kicked off last night (Sunday, 24 July) and will run for three days.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, has appealed to South African women leaders to harness the benefits of science and technology to advance their communities.
It’s become a day of goodwill, as citizens open their hearts to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day to honor the memory of former President Nelson Mandela.
Yesterday, the Department of Science and Technology joined the rest of South Africa to mark the occasion that has become an annual event. The global initiative aims to encourage people to take responsibility for improving the lives of others and addressing the world’s social injustices.
Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor
As we host the 21st International Aids Conference (Aids 2016) currently taking place in Durban, South Africa can report huge progress in implementing and funding evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions.
Three CAPRISA studies provide new information on high rates of HIV infection in young women in South Africa resulting from the “cycle of HIV transmission” involving age-disparate sex and on two vaginal bacteria - one increasing HIV vulnerability and another undermining the efficacy of tenofovir-based topical pre-exposure prophylaxis. Read More