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UCT researchers discover heart-attack gene
Fri, 10 Mar 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.

Chance encounters: how Karen Sliwa is putting African cardiology on the map
Mon, 12 Dec 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. 

Dr Ntobeko Ntusi, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine Research Excellence Award
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 - 10:00

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

Inauguration of the Lionel Opie Preclinical Imaging (LOPI) Core Facility
Tue, 01 Dec 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,

Six new UCT fellows announced
Sun, 18 Oct 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.

UCT scholars honoured at ASSAf award ceremony
Sun, 18 Oct 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.

Why special steps need to be taken to reduce the risk of dementia in Africa
Mon, 28 Sep 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 

Warning about toxic face creams in Cape Town
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 - 12:45

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

UCT TB Professor achieves highest SA rating
Tue, 01 Sep 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). 

Faculty of Health Sciences and SAMRC take medical research to new heights
Thu, 13 Aug 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.

Vitamin D supplementation might slow down HIV progression – UCT study
Wed, 05 Aug 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 

Leaders in CVD Prof. K Sliwa in European Heart Journal
Tue, 04 Aug 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,