Friday, 16 November 2018
Top prize for leading TB researcher

Leading tuberculosis (TB) researcher Professor Keertan Dheda, head of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Division of Pulmonology, has been awarded the 2018 Scientific Leadership prize by the prestigious European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), funded by the European Union.

Publication Date:
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 12:45
Candidate tuberculosis (TB) vaccine can prevent active pulmonary TB in HIV-negative adults in phase II study

The New England Journal of Medicine this week published the primary results of an ongoing phase IIb clinical trial testing the candidate tuberculosis vaccine M72/AS01E. This analysis shows that M72/AS01E significantly reduced the incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis disease in HIV-negative adults who were already infected with latent TB at the time of vaccination.

Publication Date:
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 15:45
A novel approach to studying anatomy

A novel observation method has been introduced into UCT’s Division of Human Anatomy and Biological Anthropology by Leonard Shapiro, an artist who applies scientific thinking and method to the field of observation in anatomy education. Read more articles.


Publication Date:
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 12:15
Committed to healthy communities

A fourth-year UCT medical student has his audience, including VC Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng (centre) enthralled as he shares his experience of delivering his 15th baby earlier that morning at the Hanover Park Community Health Centre.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 14:30