Saving vultures across the world

Prof Vinny Naidoo, director of UP’s Biomedical Research Centre and specialist veterinary pharmacologist with the South African Veterinary Council, has led the way to find suitable NSAID alternatives that would be safe for vultures.

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.