Monday, 16 December 2019
Brain injury and infection in children

Dr Ursula Rohlwink joined the University of Cape Town (UCT) Division of Neurosurgery in 2009. Since then, her work has focused on children with traumatic brain injury and the neuro-infection tuberculous (TB) meningitis, which comes about when the TB bacterium infects the central nervous system’s membranes.

Publication Date:
Thu, 28 Nov 2019 - 14:30
HIV factor in kidney transplants: research sheds new light on risks

South Africa has one of the highest incidences of HIV in the world. More than 7 million people in the country are living with HIV. This high prevalence rate has led scientists in the country to explore solutions for a wide range of clinical problems that HIV-positive patients face, including end stage kidney failure.

Publication Date:
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 - 14:00
UCT – A global leader in HIV research

The global information analytics business, Elsevier, has released a report “based on global field-weighted citation impact” that has the University of Cape Town (UCT) coming out tops.

Publication Date:
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 - 11:45
Inside growing brains

Recent growth in availability of safe and non-invasive techniques for visualising the brain has had a huge impact on how we study children’s brains. UCT researchers Professor Kirsty Donald and Professor Ernesta Meintjes explain what they have learnt about how young brains develop in high-risk contexts.

Publication Date:
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 - 14:15