Media statement from the Chairperson of the National Forensic Pathology Services Committee
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 15:45

The statement is endorsed by the head of UCT’s Division of Forensic Medicine Professor Lorna Martin, who is a member of this committee.

Press Release: World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders to drive improved global access to essential CVD medicines
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 09:30

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.

International consortium, including UCT’s Geneticists, identifies novel blindness gene
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 12:00

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).

Super microscopes to zoom in on TB, HIV/AIDS
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 10:30

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.

More children than ever overweight and obese
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 10:15

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.

Study Reveals Limitations of Maternal Health Services for Deaf Women in Cape Town
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 14:00

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.

Meet UCT's half-marathon star
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 09:45

UCT medical student Jessica Pollock’s win in the Safari Half Marathon was just the latest arrow in an impressive athletic quiver.

UCT a fortuitous choice for Ghanaian scholar
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:00

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.

New drug reduces hot flushes
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 09:00

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.

Press Release: A new drug decreases hot flushes and may reduce cardiovascular disease
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 09:15

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.

Occupying the 'front seat' is a privilege and responsibility
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:00

"Do no harm," anti-apartheid activist and comparative constitutional law doyen Professor Heinz Klug urged health sciences and law graduands.

Innovation improving lives
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 09:30

UCT’s Research Contracts and Innovation office presented a collection of inventions developed by UCT researchers in celebration of World Intellectual Property (IP) day.