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...
Sport, exercise medicine and lifestyle research to address a modern epidemic
Chronic diseases of lifestyle present the single most important current and future health threat to both developed and developing nations.
Drowning: a very real risk
In South Africa drowning is one of the top five causes of unnatural death among children under 15 years of age and for every child that dies from drowning, five are left with permanent brain damage as a result of the prolonged lack of oxygen.