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Med-tech inventors tackle anaphylaxis
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 09:15

The ZibiPen is a lifesaving piece of technology designed to deliver adrenaline during instances of anaphylaxis.

Volunteers see need through new eyes
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 08:30

The Students Health and Welfare Centres Organisation’s (SHAWCO) 750 km health tour to celebrate the organisation’s 75th anniversary was an unforgettable experience for the volunteers – and the communities they treated.

Easy Squeezy: an asthma device for children and the aged
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 14:45

A collaboration between biomedical engineers and a clinician at UCT has led to the design of an assistant device for metered-dose asthma inhalers that will improve ease of use for children and the elderly. Aptly named the Easy Squeezy, the device dramatically reduces the force required to activate the pump. It also aims to minimise the stigma associated with using pumps by adding decorative cartoon characters for young patients.

CANSA Shavathon
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:45

Every year UCT medical students shave or spray their hair to raise awareness for cancer research and those living with the disease. This year the annual Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) Shavathon took place in the CANSA-funded laboratory in the Faculty of Health Sciences on Thursday, 1 March. Robyn Walker was there to capture the colourful event.

Shave or spray in solidarity
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:15

The Health Sciences campus will, once more, play host to the annual CANSA Shavathon. The 2018 theme, Loud in Colour, is a clarion call for South Africans to either shave, spray or donate to show solidarity with those affected by cancer.

SHAWCO: 75 years of giving back
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:15

The Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) turns 75 this July. In recognition of this milestone, the organisation has launched a fundraising drive to continue its efforts to promote the health and education of the community.

Press release: Results from innovative tuberculosis vaccine trial show potential
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 11:45

Results from innovative tuberculosis vaccine trial show potential for new BCG revaccination strategies and hope for subunit vaccines.

Grant drives genomic research
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:30

The African Academy of Sciences is awarding US$11 million to four leading African researchers to accelerate the use of genomics to better understand how the environment and human genes influence the susceptibility of Africans to certain diseases and their response to treatment.

UCT scientists drive genomics research in tackling diseases endemic to Africa
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 08:45

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Hearing Impairment Genetics Studies in Africa has been awarded grant funding by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) for cutting-edge research. The research offers the potential to identify genes that cause non-syndromic hearing loss – loss of hearing that is not associated with other signs and symptoms.

Why do brains seize?
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 15:15

Dr Joseph Raimondo was a recipient of the 2017 Claude Leon Merit Award. The prize recognises his work in understanding the mechanisms that prevent seizures from stopping on their own.

Open up access to advance healthcare
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 09:00

Within a context categorised by an already small emergency medicine research output, one in six African emergency care publications is inaccessible to African researchers.

Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between UCT FHS and University of Antananarivo (UA), Faculty of Medicine
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 09:30

On 30 January, 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding between UCT FHS and University of Antananarivo (UA), was signed. The MOU focuses on continued collaboration in the development of under and postgraduate Occupational Therapy education in Madagascar.

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