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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Primary healthcare bible piloted in Brazil

Primary healthcare bible piloted in Brazil

PACK, the widely adopted diagnostic and treatment guide developed by UCT’s Knowledge Translation Unit for primary healthcare workers, is now being piloted in Brazil.

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Renamed Knowledge Commons honours struggle librarian

Renamed Knowledge Commons honours struggle librarian

The Knowledge Commons in the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library has been renamed the Vincent Kolbe Knowledge Commons in honour of the ‘people’s librarian’.

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UCT mourns the passing of Dr Kathrada

UCT mourns the passing of Dr Kathrada

UCT mourns the passing of anti-apartheid struggle stalwart Dr Ahmed Kathrada.

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Delving into the darknet to discover the secret world of paedophiles

Delving into the darknet to discover the secret world of paedophiles

“Paedophilia isn’t a crime. Child sexual abuse is the crime,” says Andrew Verrijdt, who is vehemently opposed to child sexual abuse and whose research is in progress at UCT’s Department of Psychology.

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Conference deals with Mendi tragedy

Conference deals with Mendi tragedy

“Ukutshona kukaMendi”/ “Ukuzika kukaMendi”: The Mendi Centenary Conference is being hosted by the Centre for African Studies (CAS) from 28 to 30 March.

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Why Nut just start something?

Why Nut just start something?

Third-year chemical engineering student Nyasha Mawungwe is the founder of Why Nut, a start-up that sells granola bars on campus – and they’re gaining popularity.

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Number's up for scary statistics

Number's up for scary statistics

Dr Miguel Lacerda approaches complex content creatively, which is one of the reasons he is a 2016 Distinguished Teacher Award winner.

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Stephanie Fanucchi recognised at the 19th L'Oreal-Unesco for Women in Science Awards

Stephanie Fanucchi recognised

The 19th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards International Rising Talent gala dinner took place this week in Paris. Dr Stephanie Fanucchi, a postdoctoral researcher the was one of 15 young female scientists recognised for her innovative research in cancer and auto-immune diseases.

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'Stare straight into the eye of the perpetrator', says feminist scholar

'Stare straight into the eye of the perpetrator', says feminist scholar

Renowned author and feminist scholar Professor Jacqueline Rose delivered the Vice-Chancellor’s Open Lecture on 16 March 2017.

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Medicine and science in harmony after seven years

Medicine and science in harmony after seven years

Matthew Amoni's dilemma was whether to study science or medicine. Now he's a doctor and a PhD candidate on an intercalated programme that’s combined both.

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UCT researchers discover heart-attack gene

UCT researchers discover heart-attack gene

UCT researchers, through global collaboration, have identified a new gene that is a major cause of sudden death among young people and athletes.

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