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The universe as never seen before
From brain cells to galaxies: Iziko Museums, in partnership with UCT and others, has built a multifunctional planetarium and digital dome that brings data to life in immersive visualisation.
Eh!woza TB project engages high school learners
The Eh!woza project, through its media workshops, becomes a space for the students to engage with the lived experiences and lay understandings of disease.
Airway & Thoracic Skills Short Courses
OpenAirway in conjunction with the UCT Department of Anaesthesisa...
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Medicine and science in harmony after seven years
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 14:00

Matthew Amoni always wanted to be a doctor, but he also fell in love with science at school. So he studied both, completing an MBChB, BSc (Med) (Hons) and an MSc in physiology as part of UCT’s Clinical Scholars Programme. And he’s about to start his PhD in heart arrhythmias.

Press Release: Discovery of new gene that causes sudden death in adolescents
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 09:30

Medical researchers, through a global collaboration, have identified a new gene that is a major cause of sudden death among young people and among athletes. The gene, called CDH2, causes Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricle Cardiomyopathy (ARVC), a genetic disorder that predisposes young people to cardiac arrest.

Fagan’s fêted open access book
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:15

Professor Johannes Fagan’s acclaimed surgical encyclopaedia Open Access Atlas of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Operative Surgery, was named best Open Book in the International 2017 Open Educational Resources & Project Awards for Open Education Excellence. Fagan, of UCT’s Division of Otorhinolaryngology, will receive the award on 9 March.

HIV centre lands huge Zimele Project
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 10:45

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation has been chosen to implement the Zimele Project, a health and social intervention programme for youth in the Western Cape.

Sugar tax is not pie in the sky
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 09:45

The South African sugar tax is based on solid science and is a step in the right direction, say UCT health sciences researchers.

Student’s protest art on FHS canteen wall now a permanent thought-provoking mural
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 14:15

The erasure of Africa’s contribution to the health sciences was cast into the spotlight last year when Faculty of Health Sciences students occupied the Dean’s suite and renamed it "The Hamilton Naki Suite".

Proud FHS parents celebrate the completion of their children’s studies
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 10:30

While there were no graduation ceremonies for undergraduates in 2016, the completion of one’s studies in the face of the challenges presented by a tumultuous academic year was something to be proud of.

The cooperative universities of CI, Sun Yet-sen University and University of Cape Town rank equal on the list of RRGU.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 10:30

March 1, Scholarset, the leading academic social network of scientists, engineers and scholars based in China, announced its 2017 Research Ranking of Global Universities (RRGU) today. According to the ranking, Sun Yet-sen University ranks at No. 213, and University of Cape Town ranks at No. 245.

Eminent UK biologist Sir Peter Ratcliffe visits UCT for Wolfson address
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 09:15

Lasker Award-winning biologist Sir Peter Ratcliffe was a little bit surprised by the breadth of what he saw on his recent visit to the University of Cape Town. 

The Daily Vox: A letter to the first years who carry burdens heavier than their backpacks
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 09:00

The student protests over the past two years have foregrounded how the experience of university by the overwhelming majority of black students is not the same as other fellow-students, that the transition from underprivileged lives in black townships and rural villages, to a university with a history of white privilege, is often a painful one.

UCT students tackle food insecurity
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 14:00

UCT medical students recently completed a research study on the nature and burden of food insecurity among attendees of the Vanguard Community Health Centre.

Altitude training and anti-doping
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 15:00

UCT’s Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine is finding out whether the genetic effects of altitude training can be used to isolate cases of doping in sport.

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