Millions survive breast cancer, but the disease needs vigilance
Posted on October 30, 2019
Statistics show that one in 28 women in South Africa may develop breast cancer in their life. This represents approximately 25% of all cancers in women. Globally, more than two million new cases of breast cancer were reported in 2018.
'No matter where you are from, your dreams are valid' – a motto UP's Professor Alisa Phulukdaree lives by
Posted on August 22, 2019
In the eighth interview of our #WomenofUP series for Women’s Month, we profile Professor Alisa Phulukdaree, an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology
Department of Physiology's PhD student wins prestigious research award at an international conference in Turkey
Posted on August 01, 2019
Miss Jolene Helena, a PhD student (upgraded from her Master of Science) in the Department of Physiology (Faculty of Health Sciences) under the supervision of Dr AE Mercier, Prof AM Joubert and Dr P Mabeta, recently attended the International Conference on Radiation Biology and Free Radical in...
The first dual-registered PhD between the Faculty of Health Sciences (University of Pretoria and the Université Grenoble Alpes (France)
Posted on May 18, 2019
On 6 April 2019, Ms Elsa Nolte completed her PhD in Human Physiology (University of Pretoria) which was jointly awarded with Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes (France) as Docteur (Biologie cellulaire). This is the first dual PhD registration between the Faculty of Health Sciences of the...
Cancer needs everybody’s attention, says University of Pretoria professor
Posted on February 04, 2019
The prevalence of cancer is increasing worldwide. Globally, 14 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year, and approximately nine million lose their lives to cancer annually.
UP students to be guided by Nobel Prize Winners
Posted on July 31, 2018
Every year, about 30 Nobel Laureates come together at an international meeting in Lindau, Germany.
Dr Alisa Phulukdaree announced as a Next Einstein Forum fellow
Posted on July 31, 2018
Dr Phulukdaree is the third Next Einstein Forum fellow from the University of Pretoria.
New breast cancer research shows promise for the future
Posted on July 27, 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.