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Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Status epilepticus: New research on failing meds

A new paper by University of Cape Town researchers and their international co-authors has explained why patients experiencing unrelenting epileptic seizures, or status epilepticus, stop responding to first-line medication benzodiazepine.

Publication Date:
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 - 10:45
5 questions with Dorit Hockman, developmental biologist

Dr Dorit Hockman’s career to date has taken a full circle: starting with her undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Cape Town, continuing her research at institutions in the United Kingdom – and back again. Now a UCT lecturer, she was recently awarded an inaugural 2019 Future Leaders – African Independent Research Fellowship.

Publication Date:
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 - 10:45
Award encourages African academics to lead

The recent announcement of the Crick African Network’s African Career Accelerator (CAN ACA) Fellowships has named two University of Cape Town (UCT) recipients, Doctors Ursula Rohlwink and Suraj Parihar.

Publication Date:
Tue, 27 Aug 2019 - 10:45
Gene signature characteristic of neural injury in paediatric tuberculous meningitis identified

Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is the most severe form of tuberculosis (TB), caused by spread of the causative bacteria to the brain; TBM has high rates of morbidity and mortality. The brain responds to TB infection by initiating an inflammatory response which leads to production of a gelatinous exudate that can damage major cerebral arteries and disrupt the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), ultimately precipitating stroke and tissue death.

Publication Date:
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 - 10:45