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Discovery leads to patenting and international demand

The recent UP discovery of a novel compound holds so much promise that some of the world’s leading scientists and pharmaceutical companies want to get involved in its future development.

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.