Monday, 21 October 2019
Genetic detective: case of the neural crest

A new paper published by Dr Dorit Hockman, a developmental biologist based at the University of Cape Town (UCT), uses the most primitive living vertebrate – the lamprey – as a genetic time machine.

Publication Date:
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 - 12:00
Medicines for Africans by Africans

Africa accounts for 15% of the global population and 25% of the global disease burden, yet the discovery and development of medicines that end up in Africa has historically only happened in the global north. It is time for the situation to change, says Professor Kelly Chibale, director and founder of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Drug Discovery and Development Centre, H3D.

Publication Date:
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 - 14:30
Scrub Run raises over R200 000

The 10-kilometre peace run in aid of the Weekend Waiting List Initiative at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital has raised more than R200 000 for the worthy programme, far surpassing the target of R150 000.

Publication Date:
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 - 14:15
Breaking barriers to a cure for HIV

An international, collaborative study involving University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers has revealed an unexpected finding that could lead to better therapies towards reducing the HIV reservoir, a major barrier to developing a cure for HIV. The reservoir consists of viral DNA that survives hidden in the body even after indefinite treatment with antiretrovirals.

Publication Date:
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 - 14:30