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UCT mechanical engineers invent device to grow bone and tissue in upper jaw
Two University of Cape Town engineers and a surgeon have adapted simple mechanical engineering principles to develop groundbreaking maxillo-facial surgery. The team uses a plate-guided distractor (basically a hose clamp made to work as a crawler on a track) to grow new bone in the upper jaw of patients who had large surgical defects following on ablation of tumour or trauma. View video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HSImGyk2fU&feature=channel_video_title
27 Jan 2012
UCT medical professor joins global fellowship on occupational health
University of Cape Town Professor Mohamed Jeebhay has been elected as a fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini. The Collegium is an international scientific society, founded in 1982, that examines critical issues in occupational and environmental medicine with a view towards action to prevent disease and promote health.
26 Jan 2012
Book by UCT academic explores universities' role in wider society
Universities are taking on the function of economic development in addition to their traditional double mission of teaching and basic research, according to a new book by Professor David Cooper, a sociologist at the University of Cape Town. The University in Development, launched in November 2011 by HSRC Press, analyses the complex relationship between universities and the rapidly changing world they operate in.
24 Jan 2012
New applications mark UCT as centre of 'nanovation'
The NanoSciences Innovation Centre at the University of Cape Town and the centre's spin-out company, PST Sensors, have recently introduced joint developments in thermal imaging and sensor imaging technology that can increase efficiency and safety in a number of industries, including food and pharmaceutical packaging, retail, transport and logistics, aerospace and automotive engineering, healthcare, marketing and advertising.
24 Jan 2012