Athletes and coaches should factor in the “body clock” when measuring performance at different times of the day
Up until now, research-based evidence suggests that humans have a “sweet spot” for physical performance in the later afternoon, or even evening. This is driven by our “body clock” which determines the time of day we prefer to wake up, eat, remember...
Social Responsiveness
The Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine hosted the 2015 Department of Human Biology Learnership Open Day. 60 learners from Belgravia High, Curro schools and the SSISA Job Shadow Programme participated on 7 October, 2015.
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
Teaching students in UCT's anatomy laboratory in the Department of Human Biology is intregral to the training of tomorrow's doctors and health professionals. A vital part of the education in anatomy forms the Body Donor Programme.
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Friday, 23 June 2017
ESSM ranked 48th Globally in Sports Science

The Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine in the Department of Human Biology, University of Cape Town, achieved 48th place in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2016.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 15:30
Congratulations for Ad Hominem Promotions and Merit Awards

Congratulations to the colleagues from the Department of Human Biology who received ad hominem promotions and merit awards: Elizabeth van der Merwe, Dr Charles Slater, Dr Robea Ballo, Dr Tinashe Mutvangwa, Dr Jacqui Friedling and A/Prof Marjanne Senekal.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 15:00
Mechanobiology Lab Presented at Second SA Nanomedicine HIV/Aids Symposium

Lee Kruse, Tamer Abdalrahman, Absalom Maluleke and Tom Franz attended the 2nd SA Nanomedicine HIV/Aids Symposium in Pretoria on 2 Dec 2016.

Publication Date:
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 16:15
Farewell for Mazin Sirry

The Mechanobiology Lab gathered over breakfast to bid farewell to Mazin Sirry who will take up an academic position at the University of Medical Sciences and Technology in Khartoum, Sudan.

Publication Date:
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 13:15