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The future of fertility: Three parents, IVG & the CRISPR/Cas9

It is a generally acknowledged fact that in order for humans to successfully procreate, two different genetic contributors are required to ensure the inheritability of certain genomic traits. These necessary genetic contributions from two ‘parents’ or contributors can occur in multiple; ways both natural or through ‘assisted reproductive technology’ (ART) which includes In Vitro Fertilisation [...]

By | 2018-08-01T12:29:28+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Got Milk?

With an ever growing demand for dairy-free milk alternatives and substitutes, scientists have widened their net of sources for such a substance. These include the popular nut, legume and plant based alternatives such as soy and almond milk as well as rice, flax, oatmeal, peanut, pea, quinoa, cashew and coconut milk to name a few. [...]

By | 2018-06-25T10:08:32+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Superb South African Inventions

South Africa is known for many things such as its wildlife, diverse and scenic landscapes, its eleven official languages, and its diverse cuisines and cultures. However, it’s also home to the little-known inventors of some of the most innovative inventions that are utilised and recognised internationally. One of the most famous examples is, of course, [...]

By | 2018-06-25T09:46:36+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Neurocinematics: The emerging science behind the scare-factor

With a rise in the popularity of the horror movie genre, and scores of scary movies making a comeback and flooding the screens – it’s time to take a look into the science behind the scare, and why some people love it and others hate it. For some people, the adrenaline rush experienced from watching [...]

By | 2018-05-31T13:34:25+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Axolotls’ Amazing Regenerative Capabilities

The axolotl (pronounced “ACK-suh-LAH-tuhl”) salamander is a carnivorous amphibian that is found exclusively in the lake complex of Xochimilco outside of Mexico City. At the moment it is classified by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as a critically endangered species with a decreasing population trend despite its popularity as a pet, [...]

By | 2018-05-31T13:25:17+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The suns going down on harmful sunscreens in Hawaii

On the first of May 2018, Hawaii became the first state to officially pass a bill the prohibits the sale or distribution of sunscreens and sun protection products that scientists have determined contain chemicals that have been identified as damaging to the oceans’ coral ecosystems. This new legislation is aimed specifically at prohibiting the distribution [...]

By | 2018-05-31T13:21:59+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Beware of the dog: South Africa’s latest Rabies outbreak

The rabies virus is defined as a ‘zoonotic’ disease which means that it is transmitted from animals to humans and is most commonly associated with dogs. This is largely due to the fact that in approximately 99% of all logged human rabies cases, the disease is “transmitted via dogs” which the sufferer has come into [...]

By | 2018-05-02T12:28:13+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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