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The Faculty of Health Sciences at UCT has the oldest medical school in Southern Africa. Its core business is research in medical and allied fields, as well as teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students over a wide range of healthcare-related disciplines.
Dr Dirk Blom steers successful study of US cholesterol drug trials
Dr Dirk Blom steers successful study of US cholesterol drug trials
Dr Dirk Blom of the UCT/Groote Schuur Hospital Division of Lipidology is first author of a New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) paper showing that novel US drug Evolocumab reduces "bad cholesterol" by a further 57% when added to standard cholesterol-lowering therapy.
Unexpected findings in HIV meningitis treatment trial can save lives
Unexpected findings in HIV meningitis treatment trial can save lives
A collaborative study into when to start antiretroviral therapy (ART) following treatment for fungal meningitis has found it preferable to defer ART until after the meningitis treatment is complete.

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Unexpected findings in HIV meningitis treatment trial can save lives

A collaborative study into when to start antiretroviral therapy (ART) following treatment for fungal meningitis has found it preferable to defer ART until after the meningitis treatment is complete.

South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative says farewell to Professor Willem Hanekom

Professor Willem Hanekom, who has been with the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) for the past eight years, recently said his farewells to staff, friends and colleagues at UCT, before taking up a key position at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Associate Professor Nicola Mulder, head of Computational Biology in the IDM, has been listed as one of ‘The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014’ according to a publication by Thomson Reuters.

Club promotes homework culture at Khayelitsha school

Occupational Therapy (OT) students studying child learning development recently extended the scope of their involvement with a local school to include the establishment of a homework club for Grade 6 learners.

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