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June 29, 2015

Tweeting, blogging and multimedia tools: SABINA Science communication course, May 2015

Its becoming more prevalent that scientists need to know how to communicate their science to the public. To some this comes naturally, others simply see this as unnecessary. One thing is for sure, it is our responsibility as scientists to correct misconceptions and promote why our research is important. An […]
June 29, 2015

SABINA article in Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA) Newsletter

SABINA was recently invited to contribute an article on the network for the PHASA news-letter. The article entitled “SABINA: Building Collaborative Partnerships in Natural Products” was featured in the May 2015 issue of the PHASA newsletter. This edition focused on Complementary, Traditional and Alternative Medicine. The article featured alongside many […]
June 29, 2015

SABINA Re-establishment grant recipients

Congratulations to Dr Petrina Kapewangolo and Dr Benjamin Kumwenda, who were awarded SABINA reestablishment grants in 2015. These funds were awarded competitively, to SABINA PhD graduates after returning to their respective institutions, to be used as start– up funding. Applications were reviewed by external refer-ees in each instance. Each recipient […]
June 29, 2015

Evidence-Based Validation of Herbal Medicine, 1st Edition

Publication Date: 23rd February 2015 Author: P Mukherjee Evidence-Based Validation of Herbal Medicines brings together current thinking and practice in the areas of characterization and validation of natural products. This book reviews all aspects of evaluation and development of medicines from plant sources, including their cultivation, collection, phytochemical and phyto-pharmacological […]
June 29, 2015

The future of publishing now: South Africa’s first digital interactive science text-book.

To commemorate World Book Day, the University of Pretoria’s Library Services hosted a presentation by Prof Tahir Pillay on the ground-breaking publication of South Africa’s first digital interactive science textbook. With UP being a research-driven institute, the Library Services’ Elsabe Olivier immediately saw this publication as a tool to assist with […]