Archive for August, 2014

Breast Cancer Drug Shows Great Promise

Posted on: August 29th, 2014 by admin 1 Comment

It’s hard to imagine, but a drug that has recently been described as “a breakthrough for breast cancer treatment” almost did not see the […]

Speech Recognition and Radiology

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014 by admin 1 Comment

It’s hard to imagine but speech recognition algorithms to generate radiology reports have been around for almost thirty years. In August 1987 […]

Unlocking Medical Device Innovation

Posted on: August 15th, 2014 by admin 2 Comments

Earlier this week, Research Contracts and Intellectual Property Services at the University of Cape Town (UCT) hosted a workshop entitled “Unlocking medical device innovation […]

Mobile X-rays: 100 Years Ago

Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by admin 1 Comment

© Nobel Foundation This week marked the centenary of Britain’s involvement in World War I, with the BBC providing wrap-around coverage. It was the war […]

A Mastectomy – Just to be Safe?

Posted on: August 1st, 2014 by admin 1 Comment

In 1997, at age 35, Peggy Orenstein was diagnosed with breast cancer, a low-grade tumour that was excised. She went on with her life as […]