Novel blindness gene identified
An international consortium that includes UCT geneticists has identified a novel gene, IDH3A, which is implicated in retinitis pigmentosa (RP), an inherited form of blindness.
Eh!woza TB project engages high school learners
The Eh!woza project, through its media workshops, becomes a space for the students to engage with the lived experiences and lay understandings of disease.
Super microscopes to zoom in on TB, HIV/AIDS
Two new super-resolution microscopes will help researchers gain unprecedented insight into the cellular processes that relate to key health issues like tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.
Meet UCT's half-marathon star
UCT medical student Jessica Pollock’s win in the Safari Half Marathon was just the latest arrow in an impressive athletic quiver.


Wednesday, 28 June 2017
How we found the gene for a rare heart disease and why it matters

Professor Bongani Mayosi spoke to The Conversation about the significance of the discovery of a gene that’s responsible for an inherited form of heart muscle disease.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 09:30
Latest transmission patterns for drug resistant TB pose a new challenge

The emergence of drug resistant tuberculosis has resulted in scientists taking a more aggressive and urgent approach to research into the development of the disease.

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 14:45
A new frontier for cancer diagnostics

UCT has partnered with BGM Pharma and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation to develop GluCAB, a breakthrough in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 09:45
Medicine and science in harmony after seven years

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.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 14:00