Monday, 16 December 2019
Epilepsy: a collaborative cure

Epilepsy – a disorder that causes abnormal electrical brain activity leading to recurring seizures – can affect anyone. Although daily medication can treat the condition, doctors are increasingly recommending surgery as a cure for patients who don’t respond to medical treatment. A multidisciplinary team of specialists from the University of Cape Town (UCT) is making sure that more and more patients with drug-resistant epilepsy are cured.

Publication Date:
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 - 14:30
UCT shines at L’Oréal-UNESCO sub-Saharan Africa

Two researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) are among 20 women scientists recognised by the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme for their excellent contributions to science in sub-Saharan Africa.

Publication Date:
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 - 14:30
Health Sciences shines spotlight on intimate partner violence

For students and staff members at the University of Cape Town (UCT), 2019 will no doubt stand out as a year where the ravages of gender-based violence (GBV) cut painfully to the core of campus life. With her tragic death still a gaping wound in the collective consciousness, Uyinene Mrwetyana’s memory is being honoured in a striking campaign against intimate partner violence (IPV) by the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Publication Date:
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 - 15:45
A chemical attraction

“I see molecules everywhere – in hair, in clothes, in everything. It  fascinates me that you can look at a molecule’s chemical structure and modify the bonds and structures to modify the properties of molecules. Then those new structures can be used for something terrible, like bombs, or for something wonderful, like foods and medicines.”

Publication Date:
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 - 13:30