Research

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Death is temporary - the resurrection of the naked mole rat

Prof Nigel Bennett and Dr Heike Lutermann, of the University of Pretoria's Department of Zoology and Entomology, are involved in an exciting study on the naked mole rat that has been featured in Science.

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Africa's protected areas have only a quarter of the elephants they should

A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria provides an estimate of the number of elephants that should be present in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries.

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UP study addresses issues of violence and loss among South African children

Drs Miemsie Steyn and Melanie Moen from the Faculty of Education at UP, undertook an Early Childhood Education study of young children aged between six and nine years in order to identify predominant themes prevailing in the early school-going phase.

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UP project to support South African dairy industry

A project by researchers from the Department of Production Animal Studies tackles some of the big unanswered questions regarding mastitis treatment failure at South African dairies.

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New compounds show promise for the treatment of tuberculosis

A study by Prof Tahir Pillay and Dr MA Islam from the Department of Chemical Pathology at UP, has identified three compounds that may have potential for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB).

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From conveyor belts to insulation, CNES at UP is improving energy efficiency

The School of Engineering at the University of Pretoria is home to many important groups dedicated to improving the national electric grid.

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New innovations at UP spark modernisation of SA electrical grid

The South African electrical grid system has gone from the once world-class energy infrastructure of the 1980’s to a steadily deteriorating and barely maintained service today.

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Power vs energy vs old age: what’s been plunging SA into the dark?

South Africa’s national electrical grid system is under increasing strain due to aging infrastructure, insufficient maintenance, and a lack of real-time monitoring.

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UP partners with government and private sector to boost SA’s electrical grid

South Africa’s national electrical grid system is under increasing strain due to aging infrastructure and insufficient maintenance.

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Power UP: Research for an energy-efficient SA #UPResearchMatters

South Africa’s national electrical grid system is under increasing strain due to aging infrastructure, insufficient maintenance and a lack of real-time monitoring. Several research groups at UP’s Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineeri

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Tech design breaks barriers for children with Autism

esearchers at the University of Pretoria are developing guidelines to design better learning applications for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Are SA companies taking customer experience seriously?

ust how seriously do local companies take customer experience? Mr Jacques Brosens of the Department of Informatics at the University of Pretoria is on a mission to find out.

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App design for kids, by kids

Prof Helene Gelderblom of the Department of Informatics at the University of Pretoria has recently formed KidsTeam-SA, a group of children who collaborate with designers and researchers in designing education websites and applications.

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Better design may boost uptake of e-learning platforms in schools

Better design may boost uptake of e-learning platforms in schools

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The science of user experience (UX) design

Using eye-tracking technology and website user data, researchers can better understand user experience of apps and websites, to help companies and other organisations design more effective interfaces.

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UP researchers will use #bigdata, sensor #technology and #genomics for #healthy, active lifestyles

Wearable fitness trackers and genetic differences between people can provide sport researchers at the UP ISEMLR with #bigdata to understand and support #healthy, active lifestyles.

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New research institute takes UP sports excellence to the next level #UPResearchMatters #UPSports

The University of Pretoria has an impressive track-record of sports excellence: over half of South African medallists at the recent Olympics and Commonwealth Games were assisted by UP.

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UP’s new institute will promote sports excellence and #healthy living through research #UPSports

Health practitioners and scientists at a new UP institute will focus on five high-impact research areas in the field of Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Research.

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A new multi-disciplinary research institute at UP will help patients and athletes keep active

Malaria is a complex disease that has devastated Africa and parts of South Africa. Researchers at the University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control are combining research disciplines to understand and control malaria.

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Sport medicine & lifestyle researchers #teamUP against diabetes, heart disease and depression

More than half of South Africans do not play sports or exercise regularly. A new UP institute will address the problem by supporting healthy, active lifestyles through research.

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