Death in the fold – new light on Parkinson’s Disease

Protein misfolding and clump formation are common features of many diseases of the brain, including Parkinson’s Disease. Understanding what causes protein misfolding will help us in finding methods for early detection and treatment. Parkinson’s disease, the second most common disorder of the brain, is characterized by dying of brain cells in areas that control movement. Cell death is associated...
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A little love a day can keep the doctor away!

Researchers at UKZN are showing how a little bit of love can reduce the long-term impact of maternal stress on toddlers. We report on how early-life stress enhances the paediatric disorder known as febrile seizures. Febrile seizures are a neurological disorder affecting children during the paediatric age due to infections such as ear infections, measles, chicken pox and other immune activation...
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UKZN Announces Names of First Nine DRILL Fellows

UKZN’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) has announced its first cohort of nine Fellows under the auspices of Developing Research Innovation, Localisation and Leadership in South Africa (DRILL). The project is receiving funding of R45 million over a five-year period from the United States Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant, awarded in 2015, funds...
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Research Excellence the Priority for College of Health Sciences DRILL Leadership Team

The Developing Research Innovation, Localisation and Leadership in South Africa (DRILL) leadership team at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) has been awarded a competitive US National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center (NIH/FIC) grant. DRILL’s programme seeks to produce and retain the next generation of highly skilled, local health science researchers equipped with the...
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In the Press

Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science? It is an industry like no other, with profit margins to rival Google – and it was created by one of Britain’s most notorious tycoons: Robert Maxwell. By Stephen Buranyi To read article please click here.   Patience for patients Researchers find that perseverance and an altruistic streak keep them going along...
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DRILL for Research Excellence

DRILL is a flagship project for the CHS, a D43 US National Institutes of Health (NIH) International Research Training Award 2015-2020. The College of Health Sciences (CHS) met with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health (DoH) recently to discuss collaboration on the University’s Developing Research Innovation, Localisation and Leadership (DRILL) project. DRILL is a flagship project for the CHS,...
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