Go big on PhDs says Mayosi

Wed, 2013-12-04 10:48 -- 01441363

In his 2007 inaugural lecture titled The Future of Medicine, UCT's Professor Bongani Mayosi threw a pebble into a pool. It's an idea Mayosi would pitch again, on behalf of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), in its 2009 Consensus Report on Revitalising Clinical Research in South Africa: A study on clinical research and related training in South Africa, chairing ASSAf's 13-member study panel. 

NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards 2013

Tue, 2013-12-03 15:32 -- 01438967

UCT finalists in the NSTF-BHP Billiton awards. Six UCT scholars and units are finalists in the prestigious 2012/13 National Science and Technology Forum-BHP Billiton awards. This year, the NSTF celebrates its 15th awards, which recognise, acknowledge and promote excellence in the South African research and development community.

TB diagnosis machine shows ground-breaking results

Tue, 2013-12-03 14:42 -- 01438967
Prof Keertan Dheda

The first randomised trial to measure the impact of the rapid Xpert MTB/RIF test for tuberculosis (TB) in a real-life clinical setting finds that it can be accurately performed by a non-specialist with minimal training, improves same-day diagnosis and time to starting treatment, and increases the number of people who start treatment after testing positive on day 1 by 50%, compared with conventional TB diagnostics.

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Health Sciences gets clinical about research

Fri, 2013-11-29 15:22 -- 01438967
Health Sciences Clinical Scholarships

The Faculty of Health Sciences has, thanks to some generous partners, put money where their Clinical Scholars' Programme is. At a cocktail function on 15 June, the faculty named the winners of the first scholarships - sponsored by pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim and the Medical Research Council (MRC) - to be presented as part of the programme.