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Jacob Lief at work in one of Ubuntu’s classrooms where vulnerable children learn long-term skills that will help them become productive, healthy and stable citizens. Pictures: SUPPLIED

Ubuntu’s lessons in teaching our children well

The Ubuntu Education Fund's individualised, long-term approach to helping vulnerable children has delivered philanthropist Jacob Lief some tough lessons and great rewards, writes Sue Blaine

Drug companies see gene mutations as a blessing

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Pharmaceutical companies are exploring genetic outliers, or rare DNA deviations, in search of drugs for some of the industry’s biggest, most lucrative markets, writes Caroline Chen

Cancer, a study in deceit and rebellion

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Multicellular life is a continual struggle between competition and co-operation — evolution can explain the rise of disease, writes George Johnson

The carbs vs fats argument by way of detour

France's Alexandre Geniez rides in a breakaway during the 110,5km twentieth stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 25, between Modane Valfrejus and Alpe d'Huez, French Alps. Picture: AFP PHOTO/LIONEL BONAVENTURE

Carbohydrate intake before, during and in between stages of exercise remains the best way to facilitate energy production for homo sapiens, writes Matthew Haines

Buzz over malaria vaccine fades as difficulties dawn

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Kate Kelland: If children vaccinated against malaria continue to get the disease, why should mothers trust other vaccines?


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