The statement is endorsed by the head of UCT’s Division of Forensic Medicine Professor Lorna Martin, who is a member of this committee.
Access to essential CVD medicines is worryingly low globally and particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where some of the barriers to CVD medicines access include poor access to health care facilities, low availability, poor quality of medication and unaffordability.
Researchers from South Africa, Israel, the Netherlands, and the USA have identified a novel gene which is implicated in an inherited form of blindness, namely retinitis pigmentosa (RP).
The new super-resolution microscopes will help researchers gain unprecedented insight into the cellular processes that relate to key health issues like tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.
For the first time in history more children in the world are overweight and obese than under-nourished and stunted, said UCT’s Professor Vicky Lambert following the release of the Healthy Active Kids South Africa Report Card (HAKSA) 2016.
The study is a first of its kind from Sub-Saharan Africa and based at the SPHFM, which aims to advance access to health care for signing Deaf people and to bring their needs to the attention of the health authorities.
UCT medical student Jessica Pollock’s win in the Safari Half Marathon was just the latest arrow in an impressive athletic quiver.
South Africa was never on Ghanaian Dr Nicholas Thomford’s list of countries to do a PhD in pharmacogenomics - it’s a rare field and much of the expertise resides in Europe. But coming to UCT was fortuitous in the things that mattered most, particularly his baby son.
A new drug reduces post-menopausal hot flushes, which affect 60 to 80% of women, says a new report in the current issue of Neuroendocrinology.
An article co-authored by Prof Bob Millar, an IDM senior research fellow in the journal, Neuroendocrinology, reports on a novel effect of an antagonist of the brain hormone, on post-menopausal hot flushes which affect 60-80% of women.
"Do no harm," anti-apartheid activist and comparative constitutional law doyen Professor Heinz Klug urged health sciences and law graduands.