Saturday, 17 March 2018
Grant drives genomic research

The African Academy of Sciences is awarding US$11 million to four leading African researchers to accelerate the use of genomics to better understand how the environment and human genes influence the susceptibility of Africans to certain diseases and their response to treatment.

Publication Date:
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:30
UCT scientists drive genomics research in tackling diseases endemic to Africa

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Hearing Impairment Genetics Studies in Africa has been awarded grant funding by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) for cutting-edge research. The research offers the potential to identify genes that cause non-syndromic hearing loss – loss of hearing that is not associated with other signs and symptoms.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 08:45
Why do brains seize?

Dr Joseph Raimondo was a recipient of the 2017 Claude Leon Merit Award. The prize recognises his work in understanding the mechanisms that prevent seizures from stopping on their own.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 15:15
Open up access to advance healthcare

Within a context categorised by an already small emergency medicine research output, one in six African emergency care publications is inaccessible to African researchers.

Publication Date:
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 09:00