All children deserve to lead healthy, happy lives as a valued part of a larger community. The Facial Cleft Deformity Clinic at UP is making today matter by ensuring that this ideal becomes a reality.
A newly-built facility at the University of Pretoria will permit research on the effects of changing environmental conditions on the behaviour and physiology of small animals.
A group of scientists have found that a single molecule from a bacterial cell wall component can lead to anomalous behaviour in 100 million clotting molecules, which may be a major contributor to many diseases including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
In the fight to control malaria, researchers at the University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control have turned to satellite data to get a heads-up on malaria outbreaks. #UPResearchMatters.
The use of DDT and other insecticides has contributed immensely to controlling malaria in South Africa. Researchers at the University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control have been looking into the negative health effects of...
As the fight against malaria intensifies, researchers at the University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control are turning to digital platforms to control and monitor the disease...
Researchers at the University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control have developed insecticide-impregnated wall linings to protect residents in Vhembe, Limpopo. The wall linings have been so successful at reducing mosquito bites that...
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.
South Africa faces four epidemics - Infectious diseases (especially HIV/AIDS and TB), non-communicable diseases (especially diabetes and cardiovascular diseases), high levels of violence and injury, and mother and child illness and death...
Chronic diseases of lifestyle present the single most important current and future health threat to both developed and developing nations.
In South Africa drowning is one of the top five causes of unnatural death among children under 15 years of age and for every child that dies from drowning, five are left with permanent brain damage as a result of the prolonged lack of oxygen.
The poaching of rhinos for their horns has resulted in the loss of many animals and it is particularly sad when pregnant rhinos or mothers with calves are poached.
HIV in South Africa is a prominent health concern and it is believed that the country has more people living with HIV than any other country in the world.
Despite the fact that access to clean and disease-free drinking water is a basic human right enshrined in South Africa’s constitution, utilities often find it difficult to produce safe drinking water as they have to deal with highly contaminated water...
Avian influenza (AI) is an infectious viral respiratory disease that normally affects birds. However, due to the ability of the virus to mutate and its zoonotic pandemic potential
Aphids are among the most widespread pests affecting the agricultural industry around the world. While we may not think we need to compete against these tiny insects for the potatoes on our plate
The degradation of the environment is a particular area of concern when it comes to the African continent. Issues concerning land development
Developed countries have long been aware of the need for citizens to have ready access to up-to-date legislation.
Patients who have suffered traumatic injuries to the facial area as a result of for example gunshot wounds, motor vehicle accidents or fires, often require prostheses to replace missing areas of bone or tissue.
With industrial and agricultural effluents, sewage works and landfill sites contributing to the pollution levels in our water sources and environment, the quality of our drinking water is fast becoming a debateable topic.