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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It is not every day you get to build a heart

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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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Unifying pathology and laboratory medicine in the era of P4 medicine

The 54th International Congress of the Federation of South African Societies of Pathology, which was proudly co-hosted by the University of Pretoria’s Department of Pathology in the Faculty of Health Sciences, recently took place at the purpose-built CSIR International Convention Centre. The organising committee was mindful of the prestige of the conference and put together a superb programme for this forum and gathering of pathologists and scientists in laboratory medicine from both the public and the private sector..
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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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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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Alberta and Pretoria partner up for future research

The University of Pretoria and the University of Alberta has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to lay the foundations for future research and collaboration between the two institutions..
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High-tech Medical Simulation Lab to support clinical education and training launched at UJ

Nursing, emergency care, biomedical and radiography education at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) will soon became a more interactive experience with a new Clinical Training Facility that stimulates real-time medical emergency situations..
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