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First real hope for a TB vaccine in 100 years
The final analysis of a multi-site trial involving UCT has produced the first signal of a potentially effective TB vaccine in almost 100 years.
30 Oct 2019
UCT best in Africa in world rankings
UCT has been ranked the best university on the continent in the 2020 US News Best Global Universities rankings.
25 Oct 2019
Langdon, Zilla join College of Fellows ‘elders’
Two new Fellows have been inducted into the College of Fellows, acknowledgement of their original and distinguished academic work – and their eldership in the academy.
18 Oct 2019
Medicines for Africans by Africans
UCTʼs Professor Kelly Chibale is on a drive to highlight the importance of research platforms that allow medicines to be customised for African patients.
17 Oct 2019
Scrub Run raises over R200 000
The Scrub Run, organised by UCT’s Surgical Society to raise funds for the Weekend Waiting List Initiative at Red Cross, raised more than R200 000.
16 Oct 2019
UCT retirees pass on the baton
Nearly 90 retirees were honoured at the annual UCT Retirees Dinner, celebrating their years of service before passing the baton on to the next generation.
10 Oct 2019
Status epilepticus: New research on failing meds
First-line medication for unrelenting epileptic seizures works in fewer than half of all cases, and now new research has unravelled the mechanisms of this failure.
09 Oct 2019
Education key to preventing heart disease
The role of education in the prevention of heart disease was emphasised at a 2019 World Heart Day event hosted at the Two Oceans Aquarium.
03 Oct 2019
VC’s Inaugural Lecture: Professor Collet Dandara
On 25 September, Professor Collet Dandara presented a Vice-Chancellor’s Inaugural Lecture: “Pharmacogenomics and personalising medicines in African populations for quality health: Yet another story of playing catch-up”.
02 Oct 2019