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Tuesday, 26 January 2021
Selective dorsal rhizotomy 30 years on

Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is a procedure used in the treatment of spasticity in children with cerebral palsy (CP). But, despite the now-common use of SDR as treatment, it is not known what the long-term outcomes are.

Publication Date:
Fri, 20 Mar 2020 - 14:30
Wolfson Memorial Lecture unpacks brain infections

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) annual Wolfson Memorial Lecture was delivered by Tom Solomon, a professor of neurology at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom (UK). He is an honorary consultant neurologist at the Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. The lecture was hosted on Tuesday, 10 March.

Publication Date:
Fri, 13 Mar 2020 - 11:00
Centre has ‘Africanised’ neuroscience

The launch of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) multidisciplinary Neuroscience Centre, established to execute inter- and cross-disciplinary research and fast-track novel treatment options for neurological disorders, is an important step towards “Africanising” the vital discipline of neuroscience in South Africa.

Publication Date:
Thu, 12 Mar 2020 - 09:45
Diversity in research: a new focus for neurogenetics

This week several University of Cape Town (UCT) Faculty of Health Sciences researchers published an article in Science, one of the world’s most prestigious journals, on the genetics of schizophrenia in South Africa. “ Genetics of Schizophrenia in the South African Xhosa ” emphasises that rare genetic mutations may play an important role in the cause of the illness.

Publication Date:
Mon, 03 Feb 2020 - 09:30