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Sunday, 25 August 2019
‘Education was my secret weapon’

The Neuroscience Institute welcomes postdoctoral fellow, Dr Rachael Dangarembizi, to UCT.  Rachael has kindly shared her extraordinary jouney to neuroscience with the UCT community.

In a sad twist of fate, Zimbabwean-born Rachael Dangarembizi had to step into the role of mother to her four young siblings at just 16 when HIV/AIDS claimed the lives of her parents. In what felt like the blink of an eye, she was the sole breadwinner and head of the household.

Publication Date:
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 - 10:45
Help, hope for amputees with phantom limb pain

Phantom limb pain is a debilitating condition that affects amputees, but a new UCT research trial has shown there is affordable and effective treatment available.

Publication Date:
Fri, 02 Aug 2019 - 10:45
Inaugural African fellowships for young UCT scholars

Seven young University of Cape Town (UCT) scholars are among the inaugural 2019 cohort of Future Leaders – African Independent Research (FLAIR) Fellows. FLAIR Fellowships are awarded to talented African early-career researchers who have the potential to become leaders in their fields.

Publication Date:
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 - 10:45
Inspiring the neuroscientists of tomorrow

“Our brains are the seat of our memory, of our past, our present and our future. They enable us to communicate with and understand the world, and to live life as sentient beings.”

That was the message for the pupils of Capricorn Primary School from Dr Ursula Rohlwink, Neuroscience Fellow and lecturer in the University of Cape Town’s Neuroscience Institute and Division of Neurosurgery, when she invited them to a session to learn everything there is to know about the human brain.

Publication Date:
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 - 10:45