A major neurosciences initiative has been launched at UCT's Faculty of Health Sciences in partnership with Groote Schuur academic hospital complex. The Neurosciences Initiative will bring together clinicians and researchers from a wide range of specialities, fostering collaboration in the treatment of a number of neurological disorders, including stroke, central nervous system infection and trauma, among others.
The survival rates of HIV-positive patients who have received kidney transplants from HIV-positive donors are showing significant success, according to a recently published paper by UCT academics.
With so many areas of need in the global health arena, research opportunities abound. But world-class research is increasingly dependent on sound networking and collaboration skills, PhD fellows learnt at the recent Imperial-UCT Global Health Fellows Programme.
Around a billion people living in the developing regions of sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Americas are infected with at least one type of parasitic worm. These worms – including hookworms, roundworms and tapeworms – collectively known as helminths, cause some of the most common infections in the developing world.