UCT a fortuitous choice for Ghanaian scholar
South Africa was never on Ghanaian Dr Nicholas Thomford’s list of countries to do a PhD in pharmacogenomics – it’s a rare field and much of the expertise resides in Europe. But coming to UCT was fortuitous in the things that mattered most...
Occupying the 'front seat' is a privilege and responsibility
"Do no harm," anti-apartheid activist and comparative constitutional law doyen Professor Heinz Klug urged health sciences and law graduands.
Antibiotic resistance has a language problem
Failure to use simple, clear and consistent language can undermine global responses to the urgent threat of bacteria that are resistant to available antibiotics.
New antimalarial drug shows promise
An exciting new antimalarial drug candidate is active across the entire parasite life cycle and holds great promise as a single-dose cure.
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.


Thursday, 25 May 2017
Meet UCT's half-marathon star

UCT medical student Jessica Pollock’s win in the Safari Half Marathon was just the latest arrow in an impressive athletic quiver.

Publication Date:
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 09:45
New drug reduces hot flushes

A new drug reduces post-menopausal hot flushes, which affect 60 to 80% of women, says a new report in the current issue of Neuroendocrinology.

Publication Date:
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 09:00
Innovation improving lives

UCT’s Research Contracts and Innovation office presented a collection of inventions developed by UCT researchers in celebration of World Intellectual Property (IP) day.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 09:30
Primary healthcare bible piloted in Brazil

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.

Publication Date:
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:45