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A clinic in Fourways, north of Johannesburg in South Africa, has recently been selected to take part in an international video-otoscopy project to benefit local underprivileged 2–16 year olds with ear problems. This cutting edge technology project was funded by two universities: the University of Pretoria and Umeå University, Sweden.
Searching for clues for new medicines
Molecular Biologist Anders Nordström is searching for clues among the smallest molecules in the body - metabolities - to produce new medicines to cure cancer and other diseases. In 2011, he was named as a Future Research Leader by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.