Posts Tagged ‘CAT Scanner’

In the Footsteps of Cormack

Posted on: August 9th, 2019 by admin

For the past week, Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, has hosted an international conference entitled “Modern Challenges in Imaging.” Subtitled “In the […]

FDA Hit by Government Shutdown

Posted on: January 4th, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

Just north of downtown Washington, DC, in suburban Maryland, lies the sprawling campus of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), […]

A Day to Celebrate

Posted on: November 9th, 2018 by admin 3 Comments

Yesterday, 8 November 2018, marked the 123rd anniversary of the discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. It has been […]

Pioneers in Immunotherapy

Posted on: June 8th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

The intramural research programme within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland lives by its byline: “Our research […]

What a Great Idea!

Posted on: April 20th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

Not too many people know that the world’s first digital laser was invented in South Africa, or that in the 1980s two […]

Politics Trumps Common Sense

Posted on: April 6th, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

On 3 April 2018 the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a list of 1,300 products imported from China that would be […]

Spotlight on Imaging Costs

Posted on: March 16th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

Why is health care spending in the United States so much greater than in other high-income countries? That’s the provocative […]

Anatomy of a Biography

Posted on: July 28th, 2017 by admin

When Allan MacLeod Cormack, joint winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1979 for “the development of computer assisted tomography” passed […]

Africa Health Comes to Town

Posted on: June 9th, 2017 by admin 2 Comments

For the past three days, the Africa Health Exhibition and Congress took place at the Gallagher Convention Centre at Midrand, half way […]

To Patent or Not to Patent? That is the Question!

Posted on: March 10th, 2017 by admin 4 Comments

Sixteen years ago I contributed an editorial to the South African Journal of Science with the same title as today’s blog. In […]