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Covid-19 shows us yet again: Don’t mess with Mother Naturehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7553Covid-19 shows us yet again: Don’t mess with Mother NatureKristien Nel van Zyl, Wolfgang Preiser, Andrew Whitelaw & Susan EngelbrechtRushed research in the time of pandemic panic has led to questionable research and conspiracy theories about the origin of the virus – but genetic analysis of the virus has shown that it is highly unlikely that it originated in a lab.
SU joins global search for treatment of neuromuscular disordershttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7545SU joins global search for treatment of neuromuscular disordersSue SegarStellenbosch University will, for the first time have a student working towards a PhD in neuromuscular diseases, thanks to a grant from the Guarantors of Brain, an organisation in the UK that funds research in neurology.
Three SU researchers receive top honourshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7539Three SU researchers receive top honoursCorporate Communication / Korporatiewe Kommunikasie [Alec Basson]Dr Richard Walls and Profs Christine Lochner and Conrad Matthee walked away with top honours at the annual National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)/ South32Awards.
Children should be at centre of government policies and planshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7534Children should be at centre of government policies and plansMark TomlinsonWhat would happen if South Africa were to place the interests of children and adolescents front and centre of all policy and responses?
Vital to protect newborns and their mothers against COVID-19http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7530Vital to protect newborns and their mothers against COVID-19Angela Dramowski & Adrie BekkerSince newborn babies as well as their mothers and the hospital staff looking after them are very vulnerable to Covid-19, we need policies and systems that can help protect them.
Novel language and literacy intervention gets grant boosthttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7519Novel language and literacy intervention gets grant boostSue SegarProfessor Daleen Klop and Monique Visser are members of an international research team that received a large grant to develop and trial an early literacy intervention which will address the literacy achievement gap in South Africa.
SU co-leads groundbreaking TB research projecthttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7510SU co-leads groundbreaking TB research projectSusan ErasmusProf Samantha Sampson is one of three eminent researchers who has received an award from the NIH for research on therapies aimed at the eradication of tuberculosis.
Covid-19: Unpacking the risk from wastehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7499Covid-19: Unpacking the risk from wasteProf Wolfgang PreiserSince the Covid-19 pandemic reached South Africa, many households have experienced changes to their refuse collection schedules. Most of these delays are due to waste depots closing temporarily after cases of Covid-19 occurred among staff.
McNamara grantee works towards advancing women in sciencehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7495McNamara grantee works towards advancing women in scienceSue SegarCancer of the oesophagus is one of the most understudied cancers in Africa. The disease has a peculiar distribution in the world – with a high incidence in China and Africa.
Children returning to school – the new normalhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7492Children returning to school – the new normalProf Shaheen MehtarAs learners are returning to South African schools in increasing numbers, Prof Shaheen Mehtar, an infection prevention control specialist provides guidelines for parents and learners.