• Alzheimer’s disease – Old friends and new promises

    Posted on July 28, 2015

    Prof Vanessa Steenkamp and the Phytomedicine Unit in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Pretoria (UP), are involved in research to obtain safer and more efficacious treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.

  • The physiology of stress

    Posted on July 03, 2015

    What does stress really do to our bodies? While we all understand the symptoms of the stress response, few of us know what the underlying physiological mechanisms are.

  • Education Innovation: Schools as sites for social change

    Posted on May 21, 2015

    An interfaculty research team at UP is focussing on schools as sites for social change and the training of teachers to impart health-related messages.

  • Flow cytometry training workshop for post-graduates in Physiology

    Posted on April 07, 2014

    As part of the continuous initiative to provide relevant knowledge and skills to post-graduate students in the Department of Physiology, the Cancer Research Group headed by Prof. Joubert, participated in a three day CPD accredited flow cytometry workshop

  • Prof Resia Pretorius wins African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award

    Posted on February 09, 2012

    Prof Resia Pretorius of the Department of Physiology received this prestigious award for her research contribution to the social-economic development of Africa through science. She was named the Southern Region winner in the Basic Science, Technology and

  • Prestigious AG OETTL

    Posted on October 31, 2011

    The Chief Executive Officer of the Cancer Association of South Africa has awarded the prestigious AG Oettl

  • Conference attendance by Dr Magdalena Coetzee

    Posted on September 22, 2011

    I attended the Joint Meeting of the European Calcified Tissue Society and the International Bone and Mineral Society which was held in Athens during May 2011.

  • Neuroscience Research Group

    Posted on November 24, 2010

    The Neuroscience Research Group was founded in 2010 in an initiative spearheaded by members of the Department of Physiology.

  • 1st National Cell death Society Conference

    Posted on November 24, 2010

    The molecular and cellular physiology research group focusing on anticancer drugs.

  • Department of Physiology wins awards

    Posted on November 24, 2010

    Prizes at Health Sciences Faculty Day 2010 for the fight against cancer

  • Research Highlights

    Posted on November 13, 2009

    The department of Physiology is actively involved in research relating to the pathogenesis of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease with special reference to cardiomyopathy.

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