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UP’s Exceptional Young Researcher of 2014 delivers findings to an international audience

Prof Darryn Knobel is providing great insight into the control and foreseeable elimination of rabies.

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Sound scientific research to inform asset management decisions

The recently established Chair in Maintenance Engineering in the Centre for Asset Integrity Management (C-AIM) in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at UP, has received strong funding support from Weir Minerals Africa.

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The power of ‘like’ – social networks analysis

International researcher Prof Holger Lütters, a professor from the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft in Berlin, Germany, presented an insightful guest lecture to the Marketing Management honours class on ‘The power of “like” – social networks analysis’.

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Breast cancer is not a death sentence

In South Africa, one in 29 women is diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

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Bumper Year for the Southern Right Whale calves

The Mammal Research Institute of UP recently conducted the annual survey of the Southern Cape’s Right whale population

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Limpopo’s tomato growers have to face up to climate change

Limpopo Province produces 66% of the total annual tonnage of tomatoes grown in South Africa. The province is also deemed particularly vulnerable to the impact of climate change, partly because it is exposed to extreme weather events.

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Mass vaccination can keep this neglected disease under control

Mass dog vaccination campaigns can have a substantial impact on keeping rabies under control.

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Mammal Research Institute Annual Southern Right Whale Survey

The Mammal Research Institute of the University of Pretoria will start flying their 36th annual helicopter survey of the Southern Cape’s right whale population on 29 September this year

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Taking the battle against disease into the family home

The fight for the health and wellbeing of South Africans should be taken into the homes of the neediest individuals and families, believes Professor Jannie Hugo, Head of the Department of Family Medicine at UP.

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UP PhD student receives prestigious award for best research in basic pharmacology

Mr Werner Cordier, who is currently doing a PhD under the supervision of Prof Vanessa Steenkamp from the Department of Pharmacology at UP, was awarded the prestigious IPASA (Innovative Pharmaceutical Association of South Africa) award for best research in basic pharmacology for his research titled ‘An in vitro mechanistic evaluation of the hepatotoxic properties of Solanum aculeastrum’.

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Research Focus: Personality Across Ethnocultural Groups in South Africa: So similar yet different.

So similar yet different! This is the conclusion of a research team representative of five local and foreign universities published in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

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Research Focus: Send in the Perfect Business Rescue Practitioner

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INSiAVA shines at Photonics West, California

INSiAVA was a first time exhibitor at the SPIE Photonics West exhibition, held 5-7 February 2013 in San Francisco, California, USA. The official number of attendees exceeded 20,000.

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Publishing workshop held with the aim to boost research output

The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences hosted a publishing productively workshop from 21 to 25 January 2013 at the Farm Inn in Pretoria. Nineteen staff members of the Faculty attended the workshop. Participants were divided into groups, consis

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New research programme in Electronic Defence through South Africa / Saudi Arabia partnership with University of Pretoria

CSIR and its Saudi Arabian partner, the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), have taken the next step in their bi-national initiative to enhance engineering research capabilities in Radar and Electronic Defence by establishing a new research program at the University of Pretoria (UP) in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering. This initiative also includes the creation of a bi-national research cluster and several Human Capital Development (HCD) programmes at South African and Saudi Arabian universities.

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University of Pretoria launches CBI-electric low voltage Chair in Power Electronics

The Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria (UP) launched the CBI-electric low voltage Chair in Power Electronics.

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Office for Research Support established in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

An Office for Research Support, under the authority of Prof Stella Nkomo, has been established in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. The official opening of this new initiative took place on Monday, 21 May 2012.

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