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IDM researcher wins prestigious award - Women in Science Awards 2015

PhD student Khanyisile Kgoadi, of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) received the prestigious Tata Scholarship, at the Women in Science Awards 2015 last week Thursday. The Women in Science Awards (WISA) 2015 were founded by the Department of Science and Technology in 2003 as an intervention to reward and recognise women in the sciences.

Press Release: DNA sequencing used to track transmission of incurable TB in South Africa

TB researchers suggest that urgent action, including rapid diagnosis, wider access to newer and repurposed drugs, and bolstering home-based care and building long term community stay facilities for patients are pivotal in addressing the rising transmission and infection rates of incurable TB.

Press Release: DNA-based detection test improves battle strategy against TB by finding undiagnosed cases in the community

A recent randomized controlled trial revealed that 53% more patients initiated therapy for tuberculosis (TB) after a new diagnostic tool (GeneXpert MTB/RIF) was used to screen for TB in more than 2 261 individuals in the community.