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Khoisan skeletons to be returned home
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 09:45

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is working with the community of Sutherland in the Northern Cape to return to their descendants the skeletal remains of nine people, believed to have been Khoisan people captured and forced to become farm labourers in the 1800s

IDM Members shine at prestigious ASSAf Annual Awards
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 16:00

We are proud to announce that a number of researchers, all based in our  Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine(IDM), have achieved recognition at the annual  Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) Annual Awards Ceremony held in Pretoria on 10 October 2018.

Paediatric cardiologist Associate Professor Liesl Zühlke has recently won the prestigious SA Medical Research Council/ UK Department of International Development(MRC/DFID) African Research Leader Award.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 12:45

Paediatric cardiologist Associate Professor Liesl Zühlke has recently won the prestigious SA Medical Research Council/ UK Department of International Development(MRC/DFID) African Research Leader Award.

Using palladium to fight cancer
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 13:45

Dr Sharon Prince, head of the Division of Cell Biology at UCT, and the members of her laboratory are investigating what molecules drive a normal cell to become a cancer cell.

Top prize for leading TB researcher
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 12:45

Leading tuberculosis (TB) researcher Professor Keertan Dheda, head of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Division of Pulmonology, has been awarded the 2018 Scientific Leadership prize by the prestigious European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), funded by the European Union.

Media Invitation :UCT hosts roundtable discussion with a focus on young people and mental health
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 11:15

The University of Cape Town’s Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH) invites you to a roundtable discussion on World Mental Health Day, Wednesday 10 October 2018, at the UCT Lung Institute, George Street, Mowbray. The speakers and the discussion will focus on the mental health and mental healthcare of children and adolescents in South Africa.

Candidate tuberculosis (TB) vaccine can prevent active pulmonary TB in HIV-negative adults in phase II study
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 15:45

The New England Journal of Medicine this week published the primary results of an ongoing phase IIb clinical trial testing the candidate tuberculosis vaccine M72/AS01E. This analysis shows that M72/AS01E significantly reduced the incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis disease in HIV-negative adults who were already infected with latent TB at the time of vaccination.

New hope: candidate tuberculosis vaccine can prevent active pulmonary TB 
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 15:30

Two Faculty of Health Sciences research groups participated in a phase IIb study that examined efficacy of a TB vaccine in HIV-negative adults. 

A novel approach to studying anatomy
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 12:15

A novel observation method has been introduced into UCT’s Division of Human Anatomy and Biological Anthropology by Leonard Shapiro, an artist who applies scientific thinking and method to the field of observation in anatomy education. Read more articles.

 

World Environmental Health Day
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:15

World Environmental Health Day. Join the challenge. Commit to not use any plastic item. #usenoplastic.

Committed to healthy communities
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 14:30

A fourth-year UCT medical student has his audience, including VC Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng (centre) enthralled as he shares his experience of delivering his 15th baby earlier that morning at the Hanover Park Community Health Centre.

Celebrating Health Science Education (CHSE) Conference
Monday, September 3, 2018 - 13:45

On the 16th of August the Department of Health Science Education hosted the 10th annual Celebrating Health Science Education (CHSE) conference, which also formed part of the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Declaration of Alma Ata. 

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