UCT Lung Institute

25th September 2017
TB meningitis detection

Study Demonstrates GeneXpert Ultra’s Ability to Improve TB Meningitis Detection

The Ultra’s combination of a lower limit of detection and ability to find dead bacilli after starting TB therapy vastly improves sensitivity compared to other tests, […]
13th September 2017
Interview with Ass. Prof Jonny Peter on SABC Expresso

Cape Drought Could Worsen Hayfever

SABC Expresso, 13 September 2017
7th August 2017

Is it a cold or an allergy?

  You have a runny nose, a cough and you can’t stop sneezing. Winter is here so it must be a cold, right? Wrong, it could […]
29th March 2017

Primary healthcare bible piloted in Brazil

Primary healthcare practitioners call it their bible. You’ll find a well-thumbed copy of the Practical Approach to Care Kit (PACK) in clinics all over South Africa. […]
25th March 2017

Drug-resistant Tuberculosis threatens decades of progress, doctors warn

The rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) threatens to derail decades of progress in the fight against the disease, experts warn in a new report published in […]
25th March 2017

Report: Global increase in drug-resistant TB threatens to ruin efforts to eradicate the disease

Although a small number of repurposed and new drugs have recently become available to treat drug-resistant TB (including bedaquiline, delamanid, and linezolid), the authors warn that […]
23rd March 2017

Media Reports

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12th March 2017

Nurses are helping South Africa overcome a medical emergency

They’re being given greater powers to treat patients because there is a shortage of doctors. Al Jazeera, 12 March 2017
1st May 2014

10% of adults currently suffering from asthma are unable to control it

Download article Netcare Health, Issue 1 2014
17th March 2014

Professor Dheda receives the MRC Gold Merit Award

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23rd November 2013

Unit wins prestigious MRC award

In his address to MRC award and grant winners at a prestigious ceremony in Cape Town, outgoing MRC Chairperson Professor Lizo Mazwai described the South African […]
31st October 2013

Top news – Media Reports

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1st September 2011

Leading from the front

UCT won no less than three nominations – more than any other institution – when the African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI) recently recognised […]
8th June 2011

Student piques interest with her TB findings

Malika Davids, a doctoral student in UCT’s Lung Infection and Immunity Unit in the Department of Medicine, certainly had her fellow delegates sitting up and taking […]
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