UP researcher finds ways to improve the well-being of wildlife

Although wild animals have been captured and chemically immobilised for years (by using a form of anaesthesia induced by drugs in a dart), very little is known about the short- and long-term consequences of capture and the effects of immobilising drugs on wild animals. Dr Leith Meyer, Veterinary Sciences Pharmacology researcher at the University of Pretoria, is committed to finding solutions to improve the well-being of wild animals. The results of his research will help wildlife veterinarians and other conservation practitioners to ensure that the best methods of capture are practised and optimal immobilising drug cocktails and treatments are used.
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DYNAMIC NEW ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT FOR WSU

The aesthetics of Walter Sisulu University’s (WSU) academic architecture are changing fast in rapid response to an ever-shifting scholastic design brought about by the University’s new divisional management system..
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Genetically engineered 'plantibodies' to halt Ebola

While little can be done to curb the current outbreak of Ebola in Africa, when the next outbreak happens, the world will be armed with cheap but powerful biologics made using plants, says UCT plant biotechnologist Professor Ed Rybicki..
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What do diamonds, chocolates, bugs and almost 30 Nobel Prizes have in common? Crystallography

When one mentions 'Crystallography', or more simply 'crystals', what comes to mind? Diamonds? Perhaps jewellery in general? When thinking of crystals and Crystallography, you will need to think much bigger. And further – even to Mars and back..
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