DNA Day: UP expert on how DNA technology is changing the face of cancer
Posted on April 25, 2020
DNA Day on 25 April is an opportunity to recognise scientific accomplishments and acknowledge that the vast amount of knowledge available today will lead to tomorrow’s discoveries – which will ultimately contribute to our health and well-being, especially in the fight against cancer.
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
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...
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.
Exercise reduces risk of injury and increases vitality
Posted on October 30, 2017
Prof Paola Wood has always believed that exercise could improve quality of life, and a main objective of her research has been to produce usable and relevant work that can make a difference in people's lives.
Research visit to Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus
Posted on October 14, 2017
Osteoporosis is one of the most prevalent non-communicable diseases that affects over half of women