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Thursday, 9 April 2020
TB: Scientists know a great deal, but there’s still more to learn

South Africa has one of the highest rates of tuberculosis (TB) infection globally. Almost 400 000 patients are treated for TB annually. It is also the most common cause of death in South Africa.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2020 - 10:45
Understanding the glymphatic system

Through his research, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Dr Adhil Bhagwandin, from the Division of Clinical Anatomy and Biological Anthropology, is hoping to better understand the neuroanatomy of the glymphatic system – the brain’s mechanism of removing the metabolic waste produced by neurons.

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Tue, 17 Mar 2020 - 13:45
Wolfson Memorial Lecture unpacks brain infections

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) annual Wolfson Memorial Lecture was delivered by Tom Solomon, a professor of neurology at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom (UK). He is an honorary consultant neurologist at the Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. The lecture was hosted on Tuesday, 10 March.

Publication Date:
Fri, 13 Mar 2020 - 14:00
Centre has ‘Africanised’ neuroscience

The launch of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) multidisciplinary Neuroscience Centre, established to execute inter- and cross-disciplinary research and fast-track novel treatment options for neurological disorders, is an important step towards “Africanising” the vital discipline of neurosurgery in South Africa.

Publication Date:
Thu, 12 Mar 2020 - 13:45