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UP part of study that finds men of African descent at higher risk of prostate cancer
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

Breast cancer awareness in the genomic landscape
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

Renewing our thinking about renewable energy
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

Support for rural farmers
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

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With the Government's recent decision to move the country back to Alert Level 3 and in an attempt to curb COVID-19 infections, the Student Service Centre will return to limited operational hours and services.

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