Another Potentially Immunity-Evading SARS-CoV-2 Variant Detected
Another Potentially Immunity-Evading SARS-CoV-2 Variant Detected
B.1.525 shares a mutation with the B.1.351 variant first detected in South Africa that seems to allow the virus to dodge the immune system.
Another Potentially Immunity-Evading SARS-CoV-2 Variant Detected
Another Potentially Immunity-Evading SARS-CoV-2 Variant Detected

B.1.525 shares a mutation with the B.1.351 variant first detected in South Africa that seems to allow the virus to dodge the immune system.

B.1.525 shares a mutation with the B.1.351 variant first detected in South Africa that seems to allow the virus to dodge the immune system.

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Moderna Developing Booster Shot for New Virus Variant B.1.351
Moderna Developing Booster Shot for New Virus Variant B.1.351
Asher Jones | Jan 25, 2021
New data suggest that the company’s approved COVID-19 vaccine protects against different virus variants, but could be less effective against the one that originated in South Africa.
In COVID-19–Hit Africa, Agricultural Research Feels the Pinch
In COVID-19–Hit Africa, Agricultural Research Feels the Pinch
Munyaradzi Makoni | Aug 6, 2020
The pandemic and accompanying lockdowns have meant missing growing seasons and losing out on key data. As restrictions are partially lifted, researchers are adjusting to the new normal.
Ancient Beads Point to Far-Flung Relationships in Southern Africa
Ancient Beads Point to Far-Flung Relationships in Southern Africa
Shawna Williams | Jul 13, 2020
An isotopic analysis of eggshell beads dating back more than 30,000 years indicates that they helped build networks that stretched for hundreds of kilometers.
In South Africa, COVID-19 Breath Test Trial Set for June
In South Africa, COVID-19 Breath Test Trial Set for June
Munyaradzi Makoni | Jun 15, 2020
If proven successful, the five-minute test could be a good temporary indicator before a confirmatory PCR test.
Surgisphere Fallout Hits African Nonprofit’s COVID-19 Efforts
Surgisphere Fallout Hits African Nonprofit’s COVID-19 Efforts
Catherine Offord | Jun 7, 2020
The company had helped develop a tool to aid decision-making in distributing limited medical equipment among coronavirus patients, but two high-profile retractions call into question the validity of Surgisphere’s work in toto.
HIV Researcher Gita Ramjee Dies of Complications Tied to COVID-19
HIV Researcher Gita Ramjee Dies of Complications Tied to COVID-19
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2020
The South African scientist fought for women’s access to healthcare in disadvantaged communities.
Another HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial Fails
Another HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial Fails
Amy Schleunes | Feb 3, 2020
The study showed that a vaccine combining a variety of immune-stimulating components was no more effective than a placebo.
Opinion: Why Warthogs Are Useful in Figuring Out How Bovine TB Spreads
Opinion: Why Warthogs Are Useful in Figuring Out How Bovine TB Spreads
Eduard Roos | Mar 12, 2019
The information we’ve gathered showed us that warthogs can be used as disease sentinels, avoiding the need to resort to testing valuable or endangered animals.
Lab in South African “Township” to Sample TB from Breathed Air
Lab in South African “Township” to Sample TB from Breathed Air
Linda Nordling | Mar 8, 2019
A new facility located in a congested community with high tuberculosis rates brings basic science and cutting edge techniques into the heart of disease circulation.