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Scientists in CNPS are studying the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer with a view to developing novel treatment strategies.
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Cellular neuroscientists in CNPS 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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Sunday, 24 January 2021
Ubuntu Booth prioritises frontline healthcare workers

With the spirt of ubuntu in mind, a team of academics led by Associate Professor Sudesh Sivarasu in the Division of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Human Biology, put their heads together to develop a special COVID-19 testing station to safeguard healthcare workers at the coalface of the pandemic.

Publication Date:
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 - 15:30
When crisis cultivates collaboration

One way of viewing a crisis is as an opportunity to pursue and contribute to a better future. For Associate Professor Sudesh Sivarasu and his team of biomedical engineers in the Department of Human Biology, COVID-19 has brought just that: the opportunity to serve the greater good through collaboration and sharing of knowledge.

Publication Date:
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 - 15:30
UCT breathes LIFE into ventilator solution

The Department of Human Biology's Medical Devices Lab in the Division of Biomedical Engineering has played an integral role in developing a locally manufactured ventilator that has been approved for nationwide rollout to support COVID-19 patients.

Publication Date:
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 - 18:15
Alumnus Dr Adam van Niekerk finalist for ISMRM I.I. Rabi Young Investigator Award

PhD alumnus Adam van Niekerk was named one of three finalists for the ISMRM I.I. Rabi Young Investigator Award given for original basic science research in magnetic resonance.

Publication Date:
Thu, 23 Jul 2020 - 14:15

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