UFS mathematician develops new concept to test Ebola waves
November 24, 2022 08:01 ET | University of the Free state
Bloemfontein, Nov. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With a new outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) reported this year in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – the 14th EVD outbreak in the...
African researchers should stand their ground in global knowledge production
August 10, 2022 08:13 ET | University of the Free state
Bloemfontein, Aug. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and research funding have traditionally been dominated by the Global North. Fortunately, there has been an encouraging increase in the...
From Cathedral Peak to your tap: the role of mountains in providing water
July 05, 2022 07:40 ET | University of the Free state
Bloemfontein, July 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- “I don’t think South Africa is prepared for the possibility of a Gauteng Day Zero drought,” said Professor Francois Engelbrecht, director of the...
Theranostics in the fight against cancer
April 26, 2022 07:39 ET | University of the Free state
Bloemfontein, April 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020, or...
UFS MAGIC lab, the go-to geological drone imaging group in South Africa
March 31, 2022 04:19 ET | University of the Free state
Bloemfontein, March 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Did you know that one can photograph a plant so clearly from a distance that it is likely to detect the health of its leaves? Or can you contemplate...
How UFS research assists teachers in identifying children who need developmental help
January 19, 2022 05:21 ET | University of the Free state
Bloemfontein, Jan. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research done by the University of the Free State (UFS) has shown that Grade 1 learners not only experience visual problems, but also developmental...
Green concrete to help fight global warming
December 14, 2021 06:00 ET | University of the Free state
Bloemfontein, Dec. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research on green concrete in the Department of Engineering Sciences at the University of the Free State (UFS) not only aims to minimise the...
The unseen, unsung heroes of our threatened grasslands
December 08, 2021 04:00 ET | University of the Free state
Bloemfontein, Dec. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In the vast, flat grasslands of South Africa a host of magnificent plant and animal species flourish, but not all of them are large. Insects and...
The new Omicron variant: What we know and don’t know
December 01, 2021 05:56 ET | University of the Free state
Bloemfontein, Dec. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Even though not much is yet known about the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, the presence of a high number of mutations – more than 30 – in the spike...
Carbon – the connection between the atmosphere, soil, and plants
November 18, 2021 05:17 ET | University of the Free state
Bloemfontein, Nov. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The main driving force behind climate change is the emission of greenhouse gases through human activities, says Prof Linus Franke, Associate Professor...