Smartphones enable the world’s largest disease study

The research project, which involved 2.6 million participants in 29 different countries, over a 3-year period, was made possible by the use of smartphone technology to help collect, log and transmit data from surveyors operating around the world. Dr. Caroline Harper, CEO of Sightsavers, says: “The biggest infectious disease mapping exercise in history, ‘The Global … Read more Smartphones enable the world’s largest disease study

Certain form of baldness at age 45 linked to higher risk for aggressive prostate cancer

A new, large cohort analysis from the prospective Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial, indicates that men who had moderate baldness affecting both the front and the crown of their head at age 45 were at a 40% increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer (usually indicates a faster growing tumor resulting … Read more Certain form of baldness at age 45 linked to higher risk for aggressive prostate cancer

UNISA CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES

1. THE PROGRAMME IN BUSINESS FOCUSED MANAGEMENT  This Programme consists of the following modules: Module 1: Introduction to the business world Module 2: The entrepreneur and his business Module 3: Specialised areas of management Module 4: Critical factors determining the success of a manager The objectives of this programme are to equip potential managers with: • … Read more UNISA CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES

THE SOUTH AFRICAN MODEL UNITED NATIONS

The South African Model United Nations debating conferences are based on the principles and format of a UN General Assembly debate, with a focus on the United Nations, global issues, international relations and human rights issues. The conferences were first held in 1995 as part of the United Nations’ 50th anniversary celebrations. The 1995 group … Read more THE SOUTH AFRICAN MODEL UNITED NATIONS

Scientists identify proteins crucial to loss of hearing

Proteins play key role in genes that help auditory hair cells grow Date: October 15, 2015 Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine Summary: Right now, there is no way to reverse hearing loss, largely because auditory hair cells, which sense sound and relay that information to the brain, do not regenerate. A new study, … Read more Scientists identify proteins crucial to loss of hearing

The surprising hedge fund strategy that’s beating the market

A simple but elusive strategy has been beating the market this year: Just own what the hedge funds don’t. Stocks with the lowest concentration in hedge fund portfolios as measured by equity capitalization have crushed the S&P 500 this year, according to a Goldman Sachs analysis. The “low-concentration” basket has turned in a basically flat … Read more The surprising hedge fund strategy that’s beating the market

US Olympic Committee creates infectious disease advice group

The United States Olympic Committee announced on Friday that it will create an Infectious Disease Advisory Group to help identify and establish best practices regarding the mitigation, assessment and management of infectious disease. “The health and safety of our athletes, and our entire delegation, is our top priority,” said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun in a … Read more US Olympic Committee creates infectious disease advice group

Hospital performs 1st uterus transplant in the US

Thierry Dosogne | Getty Images Doctors performing a surgery Surgeons in Cleveland have performed the first uterus transplant in the United States, an Ohio medical center said on Thursday. The 26-year-old patient, who was not identified in order to protect her privacy, was in stable condition after nine hours of surgery on Wednesday at the … Read more Hospital performs 1st uterus transplant in the US

New research clarifies how stem cells get activated to produce new hair

Stem cells residing in hair follicles are held in an inactive state for long periods of time. A new study shows that these quiescent periods are essential for maintaining the cells’ rejuvenating activity over time, and clarifies the mechanisms that bring the cells in and out of quiescence. Share: FULL STORY Hair follicle stem cells … Read more New research clarifies how stem cells get activated to produce new hair

Martin Shkreli hit with $4.6M IRS tax lien

ow much would Martin Shkreli pay for the rights to the Beatles’ song “Taxman”? The pharma bad boy Shkreli might find it a bit tougher to afford that old tune nowadays after getting slapped by the IRS with a new lien for $4,628,928 in unpaid taxes. Joshua Roberts | Reuters Martin Shkreli, former CEO of … Read more Martin Shkreli hit with $4.6M IRS tax lien