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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.

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Start antiretroviral treatment early, says study
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 12:30

Starting antiretroviral treatment early can have significant health benefits for patients living with HIV, according to a global study to which UCT's Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) contributed.

Dark cloud over skin-lightening creams
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 12:30

Nonhlanhla Khumalo is on a mission to get harmful beauty products off our streets. 

Thomson bags UCT Masters
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 10:45

Medical gastroenterologist Professor Sandie Thomson (left in picture) won the 25th UCT Master's title at the Royal Cape Golf Club on Sunday 12 April.

Heart disease is preventable and treatable
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 10:00

Heart or cardiovascular disease is now a very common illness in South Africa and there is a need to emphasise education about the adverse effects of lifestyle choices and its contribution to the disease.

Heart disease is preventable and treatable
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 09:45

Heart or cardiovascular disease is now a very common illness in South Africa and there is a need to emphasise education about the adverse effects of lifestyle choices and its contribution to the disease.

Heart disease is preventable and treatable
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 09:30

Heart or cardiovascular disease is now a very common illness in South Africa and there is a need to emphasise education about the adverse effects of lifestyle choices and its contribution to the disease.

Two researchers' journey from AIDS despair to an age of hope
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 10:00

 

Professors Robin Wood and Linda–Gail Bekker have won the 2014 Alan Pifer Award for excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV–related diseases and infections in Southern Africa. Their journey has taken them from the dark days of AIDS denial to an important moment in the history of the epidemic.

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.

Call for project proposals Masters Biomedical Forensic Science students
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 08:45

Dear Colleagues

Can I ask that you send this to your academic staff who may be interested in collaborating with us in a forensic science / pathology project for our Masters students; or interested in co-supervising such a project. As you know there are forensic aspects to all disciplines, for example, procedure related deaths (Section 56 of the Health Professions Amendment Act), trauma deaths, maternal mortality, child deaths, molecular autopsies, post mortem imaging / virtopsy, OP poisoning, etc.

Advert: UCT PhD Package Project - Call for Nominations for 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 13:15

In 2017 there will be 12 new awards valued at R75,000 each.  These will be distributed as follows:

IDM Seminar Invitation - USA funding opportunities
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 13:00

University of Cape Town
The Institute of Infectious Disease & Molecular Medicine
invites you to attend a
Seminar on Wednesday, 24th May at 13h00-14h00
Wolfson Pavilion Lecture Theatre

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