Africa's overlooked, understudied microbiomes have huge potential for microbially derived therapeutics, and possibly even new antibiotics. Before the continent can tap into these possibilities, however, a vast amount of research needs to be done to close the knowledge deficit. 28 Jun 2023 Read more The University of Pretoria's (UP) annual Africa Week scientific leadership summit concluded with an outlining of the priorities that need to be pursued to advance Open Science on the continent. Open Science is a global movement to make information about scientific research easily accessible at all levels of society. 8 Jun 2023 Read more The Covid-19 pandemic made remote working necessary, and forced organisations to be agile. Three years after the first lockdowns, 'normal' work routines have resumed - but organisations have now also adopted a hybrid work model to maintain, motivate, and boost employee performance without losing flexibility and autonomy. 2 Jun 2023 Read more The University of Pretoria (UP) achieved a 100% pass rate in the 2023 South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Initial Test of Competence (ITC). 18 Apr 2023 Read more When hearing aids are not enough, cochlear implants are the next step to alleviate hearing loss. But they are not for everyone. A transdisciplinary research team aims to customise each device and enhance the benefit for users of these devices. 2 Mar 2023 Read more The University of Pretoria's (UP) Pre-University Academy (PUA) has been collaborating with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) to teach learners from Mamelodi, Pretoria, how to code drones. 14 Feb 2023 Read more The University of Pretoria Pre-University Academy (UP-PUA) is a Senate-approved programme which will operate from the Groenkloof, Mamelodi and Hatfield Campuses and the Veterinary Science Campus in 2023. The programme's main aim is to (i) prepare learners to qualify for tertiary studies by equipping them with a conceptual understanding of Science, and Mathematics concepts, enhancing mathematical and scientific skills and developing inter and intrapersonal skills; and (ii) prepare learners to succeed and thrive in their university studies. 19 Dec 2022 Read more Two pioneering studies published in Nature and Genome Medicine recently identified genetic signatures explaining ethnic differences in the severity of prostate cancer, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. 16 Nov 2022 Read more Researchers at the University of Pretoria (UP) are making today matter by battling aggressive breast cancer through identifying genes that make African women more susceptible to certain forms of breast cancer. However, this is no easy task as very little genomic information is known about African populations. This is just one of UP's research projects that aim to ensure that there is a clear benefit for society, and that in the future many more lives could be saved from the scourge of cancer. 18 Oct 2022 Read more Nature has solved many of the problems that humankind is now facing, including offering renewable energy options. Using nature as their guide, a biophysics research group at the University of Pretoria (UP) investigated the inner workings of chloroplasts - and came back energised. 12 Sep 2022 Read more South Africa has a dual agricultural economy, with an established commercial farming industry and an emerging small-scale farming sector. Most small-scale farmers are based on communal lands under tribal authority, or the former homeland areas. As owners of a significant number of livestock including cattle, sheep and goats, they play an important role in contributing to food security, employment, and poverty alleviation. 30 Aug 2022 Read more Amid intense competition for funding and pressure to make their research more accessible to the public, researchers around the world, including South Africa, are sharpening their communication skills. Their aim is to communicate their findings to public audiences while maintaining the integrity of their work. Such skills are essential, given the changes sweeping the media: downsizing means that few media houses have journalists with the time to make complicated, jargon-heavy academic content more accessible to their readers or viewers. 20 Jul 2022 Read more Graduates who received their degrees at the University of Pretoria's (UP) recent autumn graduation ceremonies are among the 12% of students in South Africa who have gained access to higher education over the past decade. 6 Jun 2022 Read more A study led by researchers at the University of Pretoria (UP) has found that people who believe that others are complying with Covid-19 regulations are more likely to comply as well. 1 Apr 2022 Read more A team of scientists from the University of Pretoria (UP) has published the only study from Africa that entailed genomic One Health investigations which reveal that Delta variants of Covid-19 were transmitted from humans to animals. 7 Mar 2022 Read more The University of Pretoria (UP) is launching its Research Matters science communication platform to help increase the flow of scientific knowledge and fight misinformation in South Africa, across Africa, and around the world. 3 Dec 2021 Read more
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