Friday, 16 November 2018
PredART trial publication

The results of the PredART trial have been published  in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers from UCT and the Institute of Tropical Medicine (Belgium) have shown that a four-week course of moderate dose prednisone reduced the risk of tuberculosis-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (TB-IRIS) by 30% in HIV-positive patients.

Publication Date:
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 09:00
World Health Ranking Honour for UCT

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has been ranked 72nd in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings by subject.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 14:00
Umthombo: UCT’s research magazine

Welcome to Umthumbo, a magazine featuring research stories from across the university.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 09:45
Rogue Hormone Meets its Match

It’s a baffling and avoidable heart condition that until now has gone mostly undiagnosed because it’s detected too late. Peripartum cardiomyopathy, triggered by a hormone that’s released when breastfeeding starts, affects as many as one in a thousand young mothers and 25% of them will die – unnecessarily. Carte Blanche tells the story of pioneering medical research by Groote Schuur doctors who have discovered a simple and inexpensive treatment.


Publication Date:
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 09:45