UCT researchers, through global collaboration, have identified a new gene that is a major cause of sudden death among young people and athletes.
Researchers from the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, the universities of Stanford, Oxford and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, have shown that a blood test usually used to detect tuberculosis infection in adults, can predict the onset of tuberculosis disease in young children. This article features in the latest Lancet: Respiratory Medicine.
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.
PACK, the widely adopted diagnostic and treatment guide developed by UCT’s Knowledge Translation Unit for primary healthcare workers, is now being piloted in Brazil.
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.
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.
The Lancet Respiratory Medicine: Global rise of multidrug resistant tuberculosis threatens to derail decades of progress . New antibiotics are becoming available for the first time but without accurate diagnostics, clear treatment guidelines, and improved control efforts, their effectiveness could be rapidly lost
UCT has partnered with BGM Pharma and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation to develop GluCAB, a breakthrough in cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Welcome to the first edition of Faculty News for 2017. The mini-semester has been completed and the academic year has commenced. I wish to express my deepest appreciation to the staff and students in our undergraduate programmes for working so hard to enable this smooth transition.
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.
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.
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.