Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Injectable birth control may raise HIV infection risk by 40%

The intramuscular injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate, or DMPA, may raise the risk for HIV infection by 40% in women, according to research published recently in Endocrine Reviews. Research indicates alternative contraception methods may help protect women. Professor Janet Hapgood from the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology was lead author of the review.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:00
Five signs that Day Zero may be averted

Dr Kevin Winter from UCT’s Future Water Institute and the Department of Environmental & Geological Science, draws attention to the five signs of progress that could push Day Zero further out and give the City of Cape Town more time to contain the water crisis

Publication Date:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:00
UCT researchers discover bone disease in a 265 million-year-old mammal ancestor

Dr Christen Shelton and Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, from the Department of Bilogical Sciences at UCT have discovered an unusual bone tissue pattern that was suspected to be osteomyelitis in the femur of an omnivorous therapsid, more specifically known as a dinocephalian. 

Publication Date:
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:30
Mapping pixels with UCT eResearch

When Associate Professor Adam West from the Department of Biological Sciences began using drones to collect data from his fynbos study plots, he was confronted by a big-data problem. The customised drones were efficient and collected data easily, but they collected a lot of it – more than could be processed timeously by his laboratory’s computers.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 09:30