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Groundbreaking clinical trial settles question on treatment of TB pericarditis

Bongani MayosiAfrica is open for business when it comes to health research, says Professor Bongani Mayosi, Head of Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town, and lead investigator of an African-led multi-country study.


Friday, March 10, 2017 - 14:00

UCT researchers, through global collaboration, have identified a new gene that is a major cause of sudden death among young people and athletes.

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 12:45

Professor Karen Sliwa’s career has been characterised by chance and a lack of convention, and she has now broken convention again: she is the first woman and the first person from Africa to be elected as president of the World Heart Federation. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 10:00

for his work in better understanding cardiovascular disease, particularly in an African setting

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 11:45

In October 2015, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Francis Peterson , Prof Lionel Opie and multiple researchers from different Institutions in the Western Cape gathered together to celebrate the opening of the new Lionel Opie Preclinical Imaging Core Facility at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town,

Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 22:15

At a ceremony on Tuesday 13 October, UCT announced the names of six new fellows – permanent academic staff who are being recognised by UCT Council for distinguished academic work.

Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 22:00

Five UCT scholars were celebrated at the Academy of Science of South Africa’s annual award ceremony on 14 October in Stellenbosch.

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 23:15

Africa  is likely to see a rise in dementia over the next decades. This is for two reasons: its ageing population, an increase in non-communicable diseases and the effects of the HIV pandemic.- Article by Celeste De Jager 

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 12:45

People have been cautioned to avoid buying skin products containing harmful ingredients, which are being sold in Cape Town.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 10:15

Colleagues and students in the Faculty of Health Sciences were recently thrilled by the news that Professor Robert J Wilkinson, Director of the Clinical Infectious Disease Research Initiative (CIDRI). Full Member of the Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) and Honorary Professor in the Department of Medicine, had been awarded an A1 rating – the highest – by the National Research Foundation (NRF). 

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 11:30

The pre-eminent funder for health-related research in South Africa, the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) is funding crucial work relevant to the local context in several clinical departments in the Faculty of Health Sciences at UCT.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 10:45

Vitamin D supplementation may reverse seasonal nutritional deficiency and slow down HIV progression in Cape Town, South Africa, according to a study by University of Cape Town (UCT) academics 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 11:45

Prof. Karen Sliwa, Director, the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa,  has been identified as a Global Leader in Cardiovascular Medicine,