UCT Lung Institute

8th Nov 2019

SAMRC to honour distinguished scientists at a 50th Gala Event

SAMRC 50th GALA Event – 07 November 2019 – CSIR Convention Centre, Pretoria Cape Town | The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) will tonight honour […]
19th Sep 2019

UCT Lung Institute 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner

https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2019-08-22-uct-lung-institute-says-cheers-to-20-years  
29th Jul 2019

Prof Dheda interview on exercise-induced asthma

27th Jul 2019

Dr Phindile Gina received the Best research presentation at SATS

23rd Apr 2019
Dr Phindile Gina

Dr Phindile Gina awarded: WhiteSci Travel Award Scheme

Dr Phindile Gina has been selected as one of the 2019 WhiteSci Travel Award winners. The award of R7,500 will make a significant contribution towards the costs […]
18th Apr 2019
Injection

Common contraceptive could raise TB risk, study finds

Researchers from the University of Cape Town have found that the injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera could potentially increase women’s risk of contracting TB. A breakthrough study by […]
15th Apr 2019
depo-provera

Common contraceptive could raise TB risk

A breakthrough study conducted by Professor Keertan Dheda and Dr Michele Tomasicchio, at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity, has […]
18th Oct 2018
President Cyril Ramaphosa receiving treatment for an upper respiratory infection

President Cyril Ramaphosa is receiving treatment for an upper respiratory infection

Professor Dheda interviewed on eNCA, 18 October 2018.
25th Sep 2018

TB: Everything we have is not enough

The story of Goodman Mkhanda In the world of tuberculosis it is often said that ‘it takes a village to cure TB’, and in the case […]
19th Sep 2018

Medicine Research Day Winners: 44th Annual Research Day

17th Sep 2018

EDCTP Prizes 2018: Prof Dheda presented with the Scientific Leadership Prize

Photo: Prof. Tanner, Prof. Keertan Dheda, Dr Simão Prof Dheda was presented with the Scientific Leadership Prize at the EDCTP opening ceremony of the Ninth Forum […]
17th Jul 2018

New TB meningitis test beats the rest

TB meningitis is a major cause of death in Southern Africa. Early diagnosis is the key to improving the health outcomes of this disease, but the […]
24th Mar 2018

Health-E News: World TB Day – SA’s TB breakthrough returns to 100-year-old vaccine

A breakthrough South African study may change the course of vaccine research for the world’s number one infectious-disease killer: tuberculosis (TB). While a new vaccine has […]
23rd Mar 2018

TB remains the top infectious killer in the world

Prof Keertan Dheda interviewed on eNCA, 23 March 2018
20th Mar 2018

Five deadly barriers to effective TB treatment: Unidentified TB-cases

Prof Keertan Dheda interviewed on Medecins Sans Frontieres South Africa
25th Sep 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 Sep 2017
Interview with Ass. Prof Jonny Peter on SABC Expresso

Cape Drought Could Worsen Hayfever

SABC Expresso, 13 September 2017
22nd Aug 2017

Recent awards at the SATS Conference held at Century City conference centre in Cape Town, August 2017

Another amazing accomplishment for the Lung Infection and Immunity Unit at this year’s South African Thoracic Society Congress as four of the units scientists won awards. […]
7th Aug 2017

Is it a cold or an allergy?

At a glance, the symptoms of a cold and allergy appear similar. You’ll have a runny nose, nasal congestion, coughing, sneezing, post-nasal drip, conjunctivitis and a […]
29th Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 2017

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

New antibiotics are becoming available for the first time but without accurate diagnostics, clear treatment guidelines, and improved control efforts, their effectiveness could be rapidly lost […]
24th Mar 2017

Global rise of multidrug resistant tuberculosis threatens to derail decades of progress

New antibiotics are becoming available for the first time but without accurate diagnostics, clear treatment guidelines, and improved control efforts, their effectiveness could be rapidly lost […]
24th Mar 2017

Resistance risk for new TB drugs, claims study

TB kills more people every year than any other infectious disease, including AIDS, claims the report. New Delhi: Global rise of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis threatens to derail […]
24th Mar 2017

Latest transmission patterns for drug resistant TB pose a new challenge

The emergence of drug resistant tuberculosis has resulted in scientists taking a more aggressive and urgent approach to research into the development of the disease. As […]
24th Mar 2017

South Africa: Latest Transmission Patterns for drug Resistant TB Pose New Challenge

Analysis By Keertan Dheda, University of Cape Town The emergence of drug resistant tuberculosis has resulted in scientists taking a more aggressive and urgent approach to […]
23rd Mar 2017

Media Reports

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23rd Mar 2017

Rise of multidrug resistant TB ‘threatens to derail decades of progress’

Tuberculosis is becoming increasingly resistant to drugs worldwide which threatens to derail decades of progress, a report warns. Although new antibiotics are becoming available for the […]
22nd Mar 2017

Rise of superbug tuberculosis hampers global control efforts

London (Reuters) – Rising rates of superbug tuberculosis (TB) are threatening to derail decades of progress against the contagious disease, experts said on Thursday, and new […]
12th Mar 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
7th Feb 2017

Shocking: Several TB strains now incurable, say local researchers

The rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis has taken a new, horrifying turn. According to scientists, as a result of patients not finishing their treatments for tuberculosis (TB), […]
1st May 2014

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

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22nd Mar 2014

New tech offers hope of tackling TB in South Africa

A sampling device identifies ‘superspreaders’ who cough up live TB bacteria A face mask with satellite-tracking will show where patients go in the community The team […]
17th Mar 2014

Professor Dheda receives the MRC Gold Merit Award

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23rd Nov 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 Oct 2013

Top news – Media Reports

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1st Sep 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 Jun 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 […]