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BioBlitz sets out to record 1 000 species in 48 hours

A team consisting of amateur naturalists and students from the Department of Zoology and Entomology will attempt to record all living species within a designated area over a predetermined time period.

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UP research shows leopard numbers are vulnerable

UP research has found that leopard survival rates in protected, as well as in non-protected areas, are low and that this is largely a result of human activities.

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Three brand new faculty research themes for Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities has launched three exciting new cross-disciplinary faculty research themes (FRTs) through which they hope to enhance research capacity and productivity in the Faculty, while contributing to the strengthening of the humanities as a discipline in South Africa.

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Clear track to the future

Prof Hannes Gräbe is convinced that researchers at the University, in collaboration with railway stakeholders, have the technical expertise and facilities needed to be a leader in railway engineering in Africa.

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Discovery leads to patenting and international demand

The recent UP discovery of a novel compound holds so much promise that some of the world’s leading scientists and pharmaceutical companies want to get involved in its future development.

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Rethinking the world of work as we know it

Prof Kobus Maree's latest research article on career counseling leads in international journal.

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Saving vultures across the world

Prof Vinny Naidoo, director of UP’s Biomedical Research Centre and specialist veterinary pharmacologist with the South African Veterinary Council, has led the way to find suitable NSAID alternatives that would be safe for vultures.

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Research provides new perspectives on Christianity in Africa and Asia

A research project on indigenous Christian elites in Asia and Africa is in the spotlight .

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Have your (low GI) cake and eat it

Research by Prof Mohammad Naushad Emmambux, associate professor at UP’s Department of Food Science, and his colleagues has shown that it is possible to modify high GI starch using fatty acids so that it becomes a low GI starch.

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Identity and diversity in SA examined through groundbreaking research

How do individuals with a biracial heritage construct an identity?

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Learning from the intelligence and emotion of elephants

Dr Yolanda Pretorius of the Centre for Wildlife Management is an elephant specialist who believes that elephants has the ability to display exactly what they feel.

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Vibrant life in the ground below

Imagine castles of clay and flourishing life in the soils below. Endemic to the soils of Africa is the fascinating small mammal known as the mole-rat that lives underground, excavating burrow systems that may extend for more than a kilometre.

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Tax research brings global award to Africa for the first time

Professor Theuns Steyn, Associate Professor in the Department of Taxation, has been awarded the prestigious Australasian CCH/ATTA Doctoral Series 2015 Award.

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Prof Brenda Wingfield honoured

Prof Brenda Wingfield has received the Christiaan Hendrik Persoon medal - the highest award that the SASPP can make to a member.

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Research Chair tackles bird flu

The Research Chair in Poultry Health and Production, which was established jointly by the Southern African Poultry Association (SAPA) and the University of Pretoria (UP) in 2012, is taking the lead in research on poultry diseases.

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Researchers ranked on Brigham Young University Accounting Research Rankings

Prof Jean Myburgh, Acting Head of the Department of Accounting, Prof Stephen Coetzee, Ms Astrid Schmulian, Ms Cecile Janse van Rensburg and Ms Lizette Kotze, staff members in the Department of Accounting at the University of Pretoria, have been ranked on the Brigham Young Accounting Research Rankings for 2014.

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Research to benefit the poorest of the poor

Johanita Kruger, a nutritional scientist at the University of Pretoria’s Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being (IFNuW) has been looking into feasible ways of enriching the mineral nutritional quality of the diets of the poor in order to decrease morbidity and mortality rates.

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New research and teaching focus on Energy Resources

A new research and teaching focus on Energy Resources at the University of Pretoria will provide the ideal conditions to assist in the development of graduates for international petroleum and gas companies working regionally and across the continent.

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Seed Science research at UP

Seed Science research, such as seed health tests, general seed pathology, seed vigour and seed germination as determined by the International Seed Testing Association rules, is continuously performed by the University of Pretoria Seed Science Group.

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MRC Extramural Research Unit for Stem Cell Research and Therapy awarded to UP

Professor Michael Pepper and his team of researchers at the University of Pretoria have been awarded an MRC Extramural Research Unit for Stem Cell Research and Therapy.

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