• Key information on Zika virus and South Africa

    Posted on February 05, 2016

    Prof Leo Braack from the Zoonoses Research Unit and the Department of Medical Virology at UP, says that South Africans should be made aware that, in terms of Zika virus, there is no cause for panic in this country.

  • Fighting breast cancer in the laboratory

    Posted on November 02, 2015

    Prof Annie Joubert and her team at UP are committed to finding novel treatments that target cancer cells specifically, while causing the least possible amount of discomfort to the patient.

  • New interactive textbook to take the sting out of laboratory mathematics

    Posted on October 15, 2015

    Prof Tahir Pillay is hoping that his new interactive mathematics textbook, which is available for use on the Apple iPad, will make life a little easier for students enrolled for the Mathematics for Laboratory Medicine course.

  • Creating heart-healthy environments

    Posted on October 13, 2015

    Staff of the Department of Cardiology at UP are actively involved in research on the alarming increase in cardiac disease in South Africa, as well as changes in the local epidemiology of coronary artery disease.

  • 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.

  • Street medicine for Tshwane’s inner city

    Posted on July 07, 2015

    The Street Medicine in Tshwane Inner City project recently initiated by the Department of Family Medicine will provide basic medical care to those living and sleeping on the streets.

  • 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.

  • Research helps to identify South Africa’s lost children

    Posted on June 08, 2015

    The doctoral research of Dr Nanette Briers from the Forensic Anthropology Research Centre (FARC) at the University of Pretoria (UP) will help to identify the remains of unknown children found in South Africa.

  • Innovative prostheses to restore hearing

    Posted on May 28, 2015

    Prof Mashudu Tshifularo, Head of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at UP, believes that ‘innovate or perish’ are words to live by when it comes to clinical procedures, teaching, research and medical devices.

  • Discovery leads to patenting and international demand

    Posted on March 02, 2015

    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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