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


Saturday, 29 April 2017

UCT’s Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine is finding out whether the genetic effects of altitude training can be used to isolate cases of doping in sport.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 15:00

South Africa has some of the best laws guaranteeing women’s rights to safe abortions, but poor implementation is putting many women and girls at risk.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:00

A UCT-led study used a new DNA-based test and a mobile van to detect an additional 50% of undiagnosed TB cases.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 14:15

Mental health care in South Africa has been chronically underfunded for many years, which is reflected in inadequate care in primary clinics, community residential care facilities and acute mental health units in district and national hospitals, says Professor Crick Lund.

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Monday, February 6, 2017 - 11:15