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SMU Scientists Play a Pivotal Role in the Discovery of the Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) Strains Not Detected by Standard Routine Methods of Detection

Media Alert 10 December 2018 For Immediate Release A ground breaking international research team discovered two different Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) strains which escape detection by standard routine methods of TB detection. These findings were published in the prestigious “Lancet Infectious Disease” Journal in Oct 2018. Visit https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(18)30496-1/ for full text. The research showed […]

Vaccination Catch 2018

The term ‘vaccination’ is defined by Oxford Dictionaries as ‘treatment with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease; inoculation’. In the past 60 years, vaccines prevented more than 2.5 million deaths each year, caused by various diseases like smallpox and polio. The World Health Assembly endorsed the Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020 in May […]

SMU holds Data Carpentry Workshop

SMU holds Data Carpentry Workshop

SMU Library and the Department of ICT recently embarked on a three day workshop, held at E-Learning centre for academic, support staff and postgraduate students. The workshop entailed educating the SMU community on data to enhance analysis and sharing, OpenRefine for data cleaning and augmenting, data analysis and visualisation. “The tools will make the students […]

SMU Library houses Anatomical Bones

SMU Library houses Anatomical Bones

The SMU Library is a preservation space for 840 pieces of cloned bones from 21 male disarticulated skeletons. The library bone clone project was initiated by Prof Anna Oettle, Associate Professor of Anatomy Department. With this project, she was trying to ensure that Anatomy students have access to bones beyond the limited hours in in […]

Notice of Motion

Notice of Motion granted to Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, dated 09th November 2018. Details relating to the motion can be accessed by following this link: http://www.smu.ac.za/download/9244/

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