A South African microbiologist has discovered that a certain fungus can be used to create an enzyme which bleaches paper, thus eliminating the use of harmful chlorine in the food and paper industries.
• Sci-Bono CEO gets French knighthood
After 19 years of captivity at the Bayworld Oceanarium in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape province, a pair of spotted ragged-tooth sharks was released back into the sea, where they’ll help researchers to make South African seas safer for their species.
• One chance to save sharks
Five female scientists from the Western Cape’s Stellenbosch and Cape Town universities have received prestigious L’Oréal-Unesco Regional Fellowships for Women in Science, which will help them to complete their doctorates.
• Unesco fellowship for SA scientist
A South African team of researchers will soon lead a major follow-up clinical trial to confirm the effectiveness and safety of tenofovir gel, an antiretroviral microbicide, which has been proven to reduce HIV infection in women.
• Major HIV prevention breakthrough