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TuksCricket Win Sports Team of the Year Award at the Gauteng Sports Awards
Blanche Conradie
Posted on 14 Jul 2014

On Friday evening Assupol TuksCricket won the Sports Team of the Year Award for 2013 at the Gauteng Sports Awards that was hosted at The Teatro at Monte Casino.

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Work's all fun(gi) for UP researcher
DUR
Posted on 27 Jun 2014

Mention fungi and most people will think of mushrooms or mouldy cheese. For Prof Brenda Wingfield fungi are the stuff that genomics researchers' dreams are made of, and her life's work.

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GIBS/Grand-Pa spaza shop programme to take headaches away
GIBS News
Posted on 10 Jul 2014

The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), in partnership with Grand-Pa, a division of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), announced the launch of a business management programme aimed at assisting shop owners in growing their existing spaza shops into sustainable businesses.

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Leading expert on fracking, shale gas and water resources speaks at UP
Louise de Bruin
Posted on 07 Jul 2014

Speaking at UP, Professor Avner Vengosh, Professor of Geochemistry and Water Quality and Chair of the Water and Air Resources programme at the Nicholas School of Environment, Duke University, USA, shared his expertise on the risks to water resources posed by unconventional shale gas development and hydraulic fracking in the United States. This was an appropriate topic of discussion given recurring debates on water issues and the exploration of fracking in the Karoo.

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Debra Deel science programme on television
Martie Meyer
Posted on 07 Jul 2014

Debra Deel, a television programme which aims to make science more accessible to the public at large, started on Wednesday, 9 July at 20:30 on KykNET. The programme is the brainchild of Prof Debra Meyer, acclaimed researcher and Head of the Department of Biochemistry in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. She is also the programme presenter.

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The secret life in extreme landscapes
DUR
Posted on 07 Jul 2014

There is unexpectedly rich microbial life hidden in the soils of some of Earth’s most extreme desert landscapes. Prof Don Cowan, Director of the University of Pretoria’s Genomic Research Institute and the Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics, believes these soil micro-organisms can help to unlock all kinds of secrets about life, the universe and well, everything.

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Four winners from UP in NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards
DUR
Posted on 04 Jul 2014

Four UP researchers have emerged as winners of their respective categories in the NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards Ceremony held at Emperor’s Palace on 3 July 2014. They are “tree doctor” Prof Brenda Wingfield, genomics expert Prof Don Cowan, bat researcher Prof Wanda Markotter and audiologist Prof De Wet Swanepoel. The annual NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards Ceremony is widely recognised as South Africa’s “Science Oscars”, honouring achievers in scientific research and related activities. This year, seven of the 48 finalists came from UP.

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Validating nature’s medicine chest with science
DUR
Posted on 03 Jul 2014

Whether searching for ways to treat serious diseases like cancer and tuberculosis (TB), or formulating new acne creams and toothpastes that fight gum disease, Prof Namrita Lall is convinced that solutions can be found in South Africa’s indigenous plants.

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Faculty of Veterinary Science's Equine Research Centre key to success of new horse export strategy
Ansa Heyl
Posted on 03 Jul 2014

In spite of significant international interest in South African horses, investment in this sector currently falls far short of its potential. The main reason for this is the prevalence of African horse sickness (AHS). In a multi-disciplinary collaboration to improve research initiatives in AHS, UP’s Equine Research Centre based at the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the University of the Witwatersrand, along with various other role players, have developed a strategy to be presented to various potential trading partners.

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Unlocking the healing power of stem cells
DUR
Posted on 02 Jul 2014

A unique stem cell research facility at the University of Pretoria is a first for South Africa and will allow researchers to do pioneering clinical trials. In a state-of-the art facility at the University, researchers are doing cutting-edge work focused on harnessing stem cells to combat cancer, heart failure and even HIV. Through a number of large funding awards, the facility has been able to significantly increase its resources both in terms of post-graduate students and senior researchers, and highly sophisticated equipment.

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