Monday, 27 January 2020
Sequencing the future

The African genome is the oldest, and as such, the most diverse in the world. But Africans have largely been under-represented in neurogenetic studies. The University of Cape Town (UCT) Neuroscience Institute is helping to change that through a range of forward-looking, international, collaborative projects on genetics and the nervous system.

Publication Date:
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 - 14:45
Community-based intervention to identify undiagnosed TB cases

In a move set to revolutionise tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and treatment by enabling early detection of infectious cases, molecular diagnostics – the technique used to diagnose and monitor a disease – will be taken out of the laboratory and into the community.

Publication Date:
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 - 14:00
UCT inventors are among the decade’s best

Business Insider South Africa has named the most “exciting South African inventions” of the decade, and students, staff and alumni of the University of Cape Town (UCT) feature prominently on the list.

Publication Date:
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 - 15:00
Body of work: reflections of an anatomist

“Here is where you learn to care for your first patient.” This is a lesson human anatomist Professor Graham Louw has given some 7 000 medical students over three decades. And although the setting – the anatomy dissection hall – may seem paradoxical, it makes perfect sense. It’s about dignity and humanity – in life and death.

Publication Date:
Wed, 15 Jan 2020 - 14:30