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Gey van Pittius at the helm of research committeehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4774Gey van Pittius at the helm of research committeeLiezel EngelbrechtProf Nico Gey van Pittius, Vice Dean: Research at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University, has recently been appointed as chairperson of the Provincial Health Research Committee of the Western Cape.
African scientists a step closer to testing for TB in a matter of minuteshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4770African scientists a step closer to testing for TB in a matter of minutesProf Gerhard WalzlA point-of-care rapid diagnostic test for TB has been developed by a multinational team of scientists led by researchers at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.
TB research: Battling the Hydrahttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4771TB research: Battling the HydraJeanne van der MerweProf Paul van Helden has devoted most of his distinguished career to TB and is a world-leader in the field.
Animal TB research holds clues for human healthhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4762Animal TB research holds clues for human healthJorisna BonthuysTB is a global threat to both humans and wildlife and research on the group of organisms that cause TB in animals, aims to provide valuable insights into the biological mechanisms causing TB in wildlife and humans alike.
Remember the victims of Esidimeni on Human Rights Dayhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4760Remember the victims of Esidimeni on Human Rights DayProf Gubela MjiThe death of at least 94 former Life Esidimeni mentally ill patients not only flies in the face of the Bill of Rights entrenched in our Constitution, but violates the spirit of ubuntu which characterises the African way of life.
Stellenbosch first institution in Africa to offer MPhil in Cancer Sciencehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4751Stellenbosch first institution in Africa to offer MPhil in Cancer ScienceCarine VisagieWith the introduction of the new MPhil Cancer Science degree Stellenbosch University became the first academic institution in Africa to offer a cancer-science programme of this nature.
Student wrestles buffalo, camps, to earn degreehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4742Student wrestles buffalo, camps, to earn degreeWilma StassenNearly 230 students from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) were capped this week at Stellenbosch University’s March graduation.
Why a test that tells when TB is cured is needed to help tackle resistancehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4739Why a test that tells when TB is cured is needed to help tackle resistanceProf Gerhard WalzlThe standard TB treatment regime lasts at least six months, and medication must be taken diligently to prevent drug-resistance from developing. Shortening the treatment period has become a top priority within TB research.
Undergraduate research essay excels at congresshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4722Undergraduate research essay excels at congressWilma StassenAn alumnus of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences achieved major success with the undergraduate research essay he wrote in his final year at Stellenbosch University.
Versatile Mouton rewarded for continuous excellencehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4713Versatile Mouton rewarded for continuous excellenceWilma StassenTwelve years of “sustained outstanding service” to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences earned Mr Eben Mouton, the Director: Business Management, the coveted Chancellor’s Award.