Shisa Sayensi- Isayensi yeviki 27 September 2016

Nanka amangqampungqampu ezeSayensi eNingizimu Afrikha kuleliviki. Shisa Sayensi! Abantu umhlaba wonke basuka eAfrika, ucwaningo Kumhlaba wonke jikelele kukhona izizwe ezinhlobonhlobo zonke okuthiwa zisuka endaweni eyodwa; izwekazi le Afrika. Kudala kwakwaziwa ososayensi ukuthi izizwe zonke zomhlaba inkaba ziyikhomba e-Afrika lapho okwasuka khona abantu bahamba bagcwala umhlaba ngeminyaka edlulela kwengama-50 000, kodwa bekungaziwa kahle ukuthi kwenzeka izikhathi ezingaki…

The future of healthcare is data-driven

By Michelle Galloway, media officer for the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS). “The future of health care is data-driven,” said Michal Linial. “Our management of health and disease will depend to a huge extent on our ability to manage big data.” Prof. Linial is the Director of the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies and the…

Genes don’t fit in the DNA diet

It sounds too good to be true and, according to some scientists, it is: a diet designed for your genetics. South African company DNAlysis Biotechnology is offering consumers a DNA diet, which includes a test for 13 genetic variations associated with obesity, to tailor a diet for a person’s specific genetics. But geneticists and nutritionists…

Renosters se weefsel só bewaar

Die weefsel van gestroopte renosters lê ’n vrieskas vol en duisende dooies se inligting word gehou in lêers wat rye kaste vol staan. En nuwe pakkies weefsel daag byna daagliks by die genetika-laboratorium van die Universiteit van Pretoria se fakulteit veeartsenykunde in Onderstepoort op. Dit is forensiese materiaal en word as bewysstukke gehanteer. Elke dooie…