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  • 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...

  • UP researchers predict injuries in super rugby teams

    Posted on July 31, 2018

    A study recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine by University of Pretoria (UP) researchers found that there is a considerably higher match injury incidence in South African Super Rugby teams, where each team can expect to have two injuries occur per match. The study was...

  • New breast cancer research shows promise for the future

    Posted on July 30, 2018

    A major challenge in cancer research is to find agents that target cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells alone and unharmed. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments can have many undesirable side effects because they damage healthy cells as well.

  • UP Scientists Honoured at NSTF Awards

    Posted on June 29, 2018

    The University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC), headed by Prof Tiaan de Jager, has won a prestigious National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Award at a gala dinner last night. Prof Kevin Wall was honoured with a lifetime achievement award, while Prof Mmantsae...

  • The power of lightning

    Posted on June 25, 2018

    Lightning is a natural phenomenon that most people do not fully understand. Its magnitude and force is so great that it has the potential to cause devastating destruction, bringing damage to infrastructure, livelihoods and even life. Yet, it is something many people seem to underestimate and even...

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