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.
UCT researchers discover heart-attack gene
Researchers from UCT's Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa (HICRA), through global collaboration, have identified a new gene that is a major cause of sudden death among young people and athletes.
Sugar tax is not pie in the sky
The South African sugar tax is based on solid science and is a step in the right direction, say UCT health sciences researchers.
HIV centre lands huge Zimele Project
The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation has been chosen to implement the Zimele Project, a health and social intervention programme for youth in the Western Cape


Friday, 28 April 2017

Matthew Amoni always wanted to be a doctor, but he also fell in love with science at school. So he studied both, completing an MBChB, BSc (Med) (Hons) and an MSc in physiology as part of UCT’s Clinical Scholars Programme. And he’s about to start his PhD in heart arrhythmias.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 14:00

Medical researchers, through a global collaboration, have identified a new gene that is a major cause of sudden death among young people and among athletes. The gene, called CDH2, causes Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricle Cardiomyopathy (ARVC), a genetic disorder that predisposes young people to cardiac arrest.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 09:30

Professor Johannes Fagan’s acclaimed surgical encyclopaedia Open Access Atlas of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Operative Surgery, was named best Open Book in the International 2017 Open Educational Resources & Project Awards for Open Education Excellence. Fagan, of UCT’s Division of Otorhinolaryngology, will receive the award on 9 March.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:15

The erasure of Africa’s contribution to the health sciences was cast into the spotlight last year when Faculty of Health Sciences students occupied the Dean’s suite and renamed it "The Hamilton Naki Suite".

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 14:15