A ray of hope for neglected African disease: sickle cell disease
UCT’s Professor Ambroise Wonkam has secured US$3.7 million to establish the Sickle Africa Data Coordinating Center (SADaCC), which will build capacity to help Africa tackle sickle cell disease.
UCT researchers discover heart-attack gene
Researchers from UCT's Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa (HICRA), through global collaboration, have identified a new gene that is a major cause of sudden death among young people and athletes.
Sugar tax is not pie in the sky
The South African sugar tax is based on solid science and is a step in the right direction, say UCT health sciences researchers.
HIV centre lands huge Zimele Project
The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation has been chosen to implement the Zimele Project, a health and social intervention programme for youth in the Western Cape


Tuesday, 25 April 2017

PACK, the widely adopted diagnostic and treatment guide developed by UCT’s Knowledge Translation Unit for primary healthcare workers, is now being piloted in Brazil.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:45

Professor Bongani Mayosi spoke to The Conversation about the significance of the discovery of a gene that’s responsible for an inherited form of heart muscle disease.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 09:30

The emergence of drug resistant tuberculosis has resulted in scientists taking a more aggressive and urgent approach to research into the development of the disease.

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 14:45

UCT has partnered with BGM Pharma and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation to develop GluCAB, a breakthrough in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 09:45