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Traditional medicines should be equally supported and fairly researched

Opinion article by Prof Motlalepula Matsabisa, professor and director of Pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State. 29 Oct 2021 Read more


UFS Department of Nuclear Medicine treats first patient with advanced stage of prostate cancer

The University of the Free State (UFS) Department of Nuclear Medicine has, for the first time, started using Lutetium 177 PSMA (Lu-177 PSMA) therapy for the treatment of metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (MCRPC) - an advanced stage of prostate cancer. 18 Oct 2021 Read more


Fungal infections might be dangerous to Covid-19 patients with severe symptoms in ICU

Covid-19 patients with severe symptoms who end up in intensive care units in hospitals are at risk of contracting an invasive fungal infection that might influence their outcomes and hamper treatment efforts. These fungal co-infections in Covid-19 patients on ventilators may contribute to the high mortality rate of these patients. 18 Oct 2021 Read more


Reaching out to save young lives in rural areas

Professor Stephen Brown, principal specialist in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Free State (UFS), and his team are taking life-saving medical care to young patients in the rural parts of the Free State. 5 Oct 2021 Read more


New variants of Covid-19 may prolong the duration of the virus

Prof Felicity Burt from the University of the Free State (UFS) and the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) holds an NRF-DST South African Research Chair in Vector-borne and Zoonotic Pathogens Research. She is also an expert on arbovirology in the UFS Division of Virology. 30 Sep 2021 Read more



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