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Cancer Biology
Scientists in the Division of Cell Biology are studying the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer with a view to developing novel treatment strategies.
Cellular Neuroscience
Cellular neuroscientists in the Division of Cell Biology are exploring the properties of single brain cells in order to understand system-level phenomena relevant to brain function and dysfunction.
Social Responsiveness
The Department of Human Biology offers regularly open days and job shadowing opportunities for high school learners - to showcase our research and increase attractiveness of careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
Bone Boxes
Bone samples provide a rich source to study variation in anatomical features
Stroke Rehabilitation
reScribe is a robotic hand exoskeleton developed as a rehabilitation tool for stroke patients to improve fine motor skills through task oriented handwriting therapy
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Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Genetic detective: Case of the neural crest

A new paper published by Dr Dorit Hockman, a developmental biologist based in the Department of Human Biology, uses the most primitive living vertebrate – the lamprey – as a genetic time machine.

Publication Date:
Sat, 19 Oct 2019 - 08:45
Dr Sharief Hendricks receives 2019 UCT College of Fellows Young Researcher Award

Congratulations to Dr Sharief Hendricks of the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine who was awarded  2019 UCT College of Fellows Young Researcher Award.

Publication Date:
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 - 09:30
Ernesta Meintjes elected as ASSAf Member

Prof Ernesta Meintjes election as a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) is prestigious acknowledgement of her indisputable achievements in the pursuit and advancement of magnetic resonance imaging science.

Publication Date:
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 - 14:45
Status epilepticus: New research on failing meds

A new paper by University of Cape Town (UCT) 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:
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 - 18:00

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