Sport medicine & lifestyle researchers #teamUP against diabetes, heart disease and depression
More than half of South Africans do not play sports or exercise regularly. A new UP institute will address the problem by supporting healthy, active lifestyles through research.
UP's smile makers are changing lives
All children deserve to lead healthy, happy lives as a valued part of a larger community. The Facial Cleft Deformity Clinic at UP is making today matter by ensuring that this ideal becomes a reality.
Shedding light on animal responses to changing environments
A newly-built facility at the University of Pretoria will permit research on the effects of changing environmental conditions on the behaviour and physiology of small animals.
Link discovered between bacteria and supposedly non-infectious diseases
A group of scientists have found that a single molecule from a bacterial cell wall component can lead to anomalous behaviour in 100 million clotting molecules, which may be a major contributor to many diseases including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Eye in the sky to fight #malaria #UPResearchMatters #remotesensing
In the fight to control malaria, researchers at the University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control have turned to satellite data to get a heads-up on malaria outbreaks. #UPResearchMatters.
Anti-malaria pesticides reduce fertility, cause birth defects in Limpopo region #UPResearchMatters
The use of DDT and other insecticides has contributed immensely to controlling malaria in South Africa. Researchers at the University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control have been looking into the negative health effects of...
Mobile apps help fight malaria #UPResearchMatters
As the fight against malaria intensifies, researchers at the University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control are turning to digital platforms to control and monitor the disease...
High-tech wall linings keep the mozzies away #UPResearchMatters
Researchers at the University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control have developed insecticide-impregnated wall linings to protect residents in Vhembe, Limpopo. The wall linings have been so successful at reducing mosquito bites that...
Can we eliminate #malaria in South Africa by 2018?
Malaria is a complex disease that has devastated Africa and parts of South Africa. Researchers at the University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control are combining research disciplines to understand and control malaria.
High tech, high touch: technology enables a new community health platform
South Africa faces four epidemics - Infectious diseases (especially HIV/AIDS and TB), non-communicable diseases (especially diabetes and cardiovascular diseases), high levels of violence and injury, and mother and child illness and death...