Researchers at the University of Pretoria (UP) have found a way to make orange-fleshed sweet potato last longer in an effort to benefit from this smart crop and address micronutrient deficiencies among young children and pregnant women.
Two pioneering studies published simultaneously today in Nature and Genome Medicine have identified genetic signatures explaining ethnic differences in the severity of prostate cancer, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
Professor Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu and her colleagues write that the oil price hike in South Africa increases poverty, and subsidising the oil price widens inequality as the poorest households suffer the worst effects.
While concerned about the poor management of the continent’s water resources, UP’s Prof Lindiwe Sibanda has confidence in the capacity of science and scientists, particularly African women scientists, to improve access to safe drinking water.
“We need to reimagine the education sector to be equitable, inclusive and diverse, with skills development and training for the full participation of women and girls.” – UP Head of Research Capacity Development, Dr Rakeshnie Ramoutar-Prieschl.
Welcome to the third issue of, RE.SEARCH. The first two issues looked at ‘Sustainability’ and ‘Innovation’. Issue 3 looks at how we can ‘Renew’ our ways of thinking and grow possibilities. This edition features research that should excite everyone from the...
Onkgopotse Seabi is a UP MSc student with @SANBI_FBIP who is doing her bit to reduce the devastation wrought by fruit fly infestations in SA. Read about how her work can contribute to helping maintain affordable fruit and vegetable prices.
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