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
UCT researchers discover heart-attack gene

UCT researchers, through global collaboration, have identified a new gene that is a major cause of sudden death among young people and athletes.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 14:00
Press Release: Discovery of new gene that causes sudden death in adolescents

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
Fagan’s fêted open access book

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
Student’s protest art on FHS canteen wall now a permanent thought-provoking mural

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