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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, 

Professor Michael Kew honoured for lifetime achievement award
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 - 11:15

Honorary Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Professor Michael (Mike) Kew, was honoured at this year’s CANSA ‘Research in Action’ conference

Start antiretroviral treatment early, says study
Mon, 13 Jul 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.

South African Hospital Implants World's Smallest Pacemaker
Thu, 18 Jun 2015 - 11:15

The Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town has become the first health facility in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia to implant the world’s smallest pacemaker.

New UCT lab to safeguard SA public
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 - 12:15

UCT in conjunction with Groote Schuur Hospital recently opened South Africa's first hair and skin research (HSR) laboratory on the top floor of the hospital's Old Main Building.

Dark cloud over skin-lightening creams
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 - 13:45

The University of Cape Town professor is behind the launch of a new lab that tests skin-lightening creams for dangerous ingredients, some linked to cancer.

Dark cloud over skin-lightening creams
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 - 12:30

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

Up and coming research stars receive awards
Sun, 17 May 2015 - 18:15

How can we better understand drug-induced liver injury? What happens when HIV infections coincide with tuberculosis and diabetes? What mechanisms are behind the distribution and decline of animal species?