Research & Development

Curcumin may help fight Alzheimer’s

Curcumin Coyne HealthcareA neuroscientist, author and expert on Alzheimer’s disease says there is growing evidence that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, may help fight the brain disorder which affects over 44 million people globally.

South Africa third most affordable country in 2017 Beauty Price Index

A generic image of anti-ageing creams in jarsLatin America’s leading e-commerce platform has released the 2017 Beauty Price Index, comparing the cost of several in-demand beauty products and services across 50 countries, including South Africa. The list was ranked by the sum of three categories: beauty services; cosmetics procedures and products. The top scoring country represents where products and services are the most affordable overall.

Lycored skin health study named Best University Research of the Year

A woman holding a bright red, lycopene-rich tomatoLycored, an international wellness company at the forefront of ingredient and nutrition supplements, won the NutraIngredients Award for Best University Research for its skin health study. The award recognises true innovation and cutting-edge research in health foods, supplements and nutrition.

Novartis, DST and MRC sign MoU

Private and public sector representatives at the signing of the MoU between Novartis, Department of Science and Technology and the South African Medical Research CouncilNovartis has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) and South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC). This is to formalise Novartis’ ongoing investment in developing South African research capabilities, scientific cooperation and collaboration for capacity building and innovation.

Innovative drug delivery platform relies on Telos Reagent Chips

Jeff Henise in the labTelos 2 Reagent Chips from Dolomite Microfluidics have helped San Francisco-based ProLynx to develop a novel drug delivery platform.

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