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New device developed to administer drugs via mobile messaging
A shared passion for improving healthcare in developing countries has led biomedical engineers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Osmania University, India to develop a tool for clinicians to administer medication to their patients remotely using mobile messaging technology.
31 Jan 2019
UCT study uses genetics to explore people's risks of getting injured
University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers have used an innovative approach to generate data that provides a DNA sequence road map that can be used to explore people's susceptibility to musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries.
24 Jan 2019
UCT selected for large-scale funding to tackle the world's complex challenges
Researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) are included in two of 12 international teams selected by United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) to establish large interdisciplinary research hubs based at leading UK universities that address the world's complex development challenges.
24 Jan 2019
UCT among top 10 emerging-economy universities
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has held its position at ninth in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings and is the top university in Africa. South Africa has nine universities in the Emerging Economies Rankings, up from eight last year, and retains seven in the top 200.
17 Jan 2019
UCT students weigh in on men's role in addressing gender-based violence in South Africa
Research from lobby group, Sonke Gender Justice, shows that the impact of gender-based violence has been estimated to cost South Africa up to R42.4 billion per year. It also reports that the Western Cape is one of the most unsafe provinces in South Africa. A third of the country's murders are reported to police stations in this province.
17 Jan 2019
UCT to co-host the Neuroscience Imbizo
The IBRO-SIMONS Computational Neuroscience Imbizo, or isiCNI2019 is an opportunity for African and international students to learn about cutting edge research techniques in computational neuroscience.
04 Jan 2019