Tag : University of KwaZulu-Natal


The doyenne of seeds: Patricia Berjak

Professor Patricia Berjak was born in Johannesburg on 29 December 1939. After attaining her BSc (Hons) cum laude in biochemistry from the University of the...
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Weighty matter: metabolic syndrome on the rise among SA’s Asian Indian population

Engela Duvenage
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) in South African Asian Indians is becoming a considerable health concern. It’s not only confined to older adults either. Worryingly, this lifestyle...
Space & Astronomy

Spider flies to catch an elusive wave

Sarah Wild
Cynthia Chiang, an astrophysicist from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is part of a team seeking to drag ancient cosmic secrets out of the polar skies....
Agriculture Climate & Earth

Climate change, farming and profits: It all depends

Engela Duvenage
How will climate change affect the profit margins of farming endeavours throughout South Africa? It all depends on how rainfall, temperature and the subsequent need...
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#ScibraaiSides: Herpes virus linked to why breastfeeding mothers on ARVs still sometimes transmit HIV to their babes

Engela Duvenage
It’s a question that has baffled many an AIDS researcher: why do antiretroviral therapies (ARVs) not in all cases stop breastfeeding HIV positive mothers from...
#SciBraaiScienceSides Biology & Evolution

#ScibraaiSides: New cousin of the Barberton daisy found in KZN

Engela Duvenage
Here’s interesting news for fans of the Barberton daisy: A new species of Gerbera, related to this popular cut flower, has been found in the...