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Brain implant restores paralyzed man's finger movements for first time
Brain implant restores paralyzed man's finger movements for first time
U.S. researchers announced Wednesday the invention of a brain implant that allowed a man with paralyzed arms and legs to restore his finger, hand...
It's high time we make cannabis available for medical research
It's high time we make cannabis available for medical research
African regulatory authorities such as the South African Medicines Control Council should consider applications to approve medicinal cannabis for the...
New Ebola test could diagnose infection sooner
New Ebola test could diagnose infection sooner
Professor Jiro Yasuda and his team at Nagasaki University in Japan say their process is cheaper than the system currently in use in West...
Twixt the virtual and substantial
Twixt the virtual and substantial
In 1650 a young woman, Ann Green, was hanged for infanticide in Oxford. Her body was handed over to members of the university's medical...
Oldest case of clogged arteries in Egyptian mummy
Oldest case of clogged arteries in Egyptian mummy
The first known case of clogged arteries, or atherosclerosis, has been found in the mummy of an Egyptian princess, said a study presented Sunday at...
Cow valve heart implant hailed as a breakthrough
Cow valve heart implant hailed as a breakthrough
A new type of heart valve made with cow tissue and inserted by catheter was hailed as a major breakthrough that could eliminate the need for open...
TB breakthrough a challenge to govt
TB breakthrough a challenge to govt
South African researchers have shown that deaths among people co-infected with HIV and TB could be more than halved by starting antiretroviral...
Tripping -- with your GP's consent
Tripping -- with your GP's consent
Scientists are exploring the use of psychedelic drugs such as LSD to treat a range of ailments from depression to cluster headaches and obsessive-compulsive disorder....
Top honours for immunologist
Top honours for immunologist
This year's prestigious Phillip Tobias Lecture Award has gone to one of SA's top molecular immunologists, Professor Malegapuru William Makgoba.

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