National Epilepsy Week, 20–26 May 2019
Posted on May 22, 2019
The term epilepsy refers to a group of different neurological conditions characterised by recurrent and unprovoked epileptic seizures. One should therefore think epilepsies, rather than epilepsy. It is one of the most common neurological conditions in children and young people, with an incidence...
First dual-registered PhD between the Faculty of Health Sciences (University of Pretoria) and Université Grenoble Alpes (France)
Posted on May 07, 2019
On 6 April 2019, Ms Elsa Nolte completed a PhD in Human Physiology at the University of Pretoria, which was jointly awarded with Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes (France) as Docteur (Biologie cellulaire).
Fourth International Challenge in Emergency Medicine and related basic sciences for fifth-year medical students
Posted on May 02, 2019
Information received from the Tuks Undergraduate Research Forum (TURF), a driver of undergraduate participation in educational events, led to our decision to attend the 4th International Challenge in Emergency Medicine (ICEM) hosted by Khon Kaen University (KKU) in Thailand.
University of Pretoria tops ranks in new DHET report on SA research outputs
Posted on April 17, 2019
A recently released Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) report reveals that the University of Pretoria (UP) produced the most weighted research outputs per capita for 2017, as well as the highest number of published research outputs in South Africa.
UP providing support for South Africa's SDG reporting
Posted on March 04, 2019
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Pretoria is supporting the South African government in their reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a universal call to form partnerships to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people...
UP’s Tshwane Insulin Project brings quality diabetes treatment to underserved communities
Posted on November 28, 2018
Tshwane Insulin Project (TIP), a collaborative project between various University of Pretoria (UP) departments, will lead an exciting five-year research programme that will explore the use of remote prescribing to help primary care physicians and/or nurses better serve the needs of people living...
Health, well-being and sustainable development, intrinsically connected
Posted on August 22, 2018
To achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3 which entails ‘ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages,’ involves strengthening of the implementation of the framework convention on tobacco control and providing access to medicines and vaccines. It also involves...
Personalised medicine “holds great promise for improved patient outcomes”
Posted on August 08, 2018
Nuclear medicine is rapidly facilitating the shift from “trial and error” medicine to personalised medicine, which holds great promise for improved patient outcomes.
This was said by Prof Mike Sathekge, professor and Head of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Faculty of...