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Saving vultures across the world

The sight of more than 200 vultures circling hundreds of metres up in the sky is a picture not many get to experience anymore. But not very long ago vultures flew freely in abundance.

Have your (low GI) cake and eat it

Research by Prof Mohammad Naushad Emmambux, associate professor at UP’s Department of Food Science, and his colleagues has shown that it is possible to modify high GI starch using fatty acids so that it becomes a low GI starch.

New scanner at University of Pretoria paves way to virtual autopsies

Within a decade, hopes Professor Gert Saayman, conventional invasive autopsies could just about be a thing of the past. Instead, pathologists would use imaging technologies to conduct virtual post-mortems.