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Clinical research site shines in Khayelitsha
Fri, 02 Aug 2019 - 08:00

Working on some of the most important breakthroughs in tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics globally, and testing HIV and TB vaccines, is a vital part of the pioneering work being done at the Khayelitsha-based Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa).

Award encourages African academics to lead
Wed, 28 Aug 2019 - 08:15

The recent announcement of the Crick African Network’s African Career Accelerator (CAN ACA) Fellowships has named two University of Cape Town (UCT) recipients, Drs Ursula Rohlwink and Suraj Parihar.

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CIDRI-Africa on-air
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 - 09:15

Graeme Meintjes spoke to CapeTalk 567AM about CIDRI-Africa's research and the extended clinical facility in Khayelitsha.

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Gene signature characteristic of neural injury in paediatric tuberculous meningitis identified
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 - 08:15

Team uncovered novel brain injury pathways that have never been described before.

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Understanding the role of the cell surface molecule CD153 in TB protection
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 - 11:45

Catherine Riou will expand her programme of research with support from the National Institutes of Health (US).

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Why do HIV-positive inpatients with TB die?
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 - 08:15

People living with HIV who are hospitalized at the time tuberculosis is diagnosed are at high risk of death, even after starting antituberculosis treatment. Charlotte Schutz and members of the CIDRI-Africa team studied a group of patients to find out why.

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Disseminated HIV-associated tuberculosis is deadly: can treatment for this condition be improved?
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 - 09:15

CIDRI-Africa PI Prof. Graeme Meintjes has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship to evaluate strategies for improving treatment of this condition.

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CIDRI-Africa investigators to lead research on injection-free regimen for drug resistant TB
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 - 13:45

A consortium including Prof. Graeme Meintjes, Dr Sean Wasserman and Prof. Gary Maartens has been awarded SAMRC-SHIP funding for the project which will be carried out in the Eastern Cape.

Harry Crossley Clinical Fellowships for two CIDRI-Africa clinician-scientists
Tue, 21 May 2019 - 09:00

Congratulations to Drs Elsa du Bruyn and Ashley Jacobs.

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Tackling lupus from the ‘cathedral of science’
Fri, 03 May 2019 - 11:45

The Department of Paediatrics & Child Health’s Dr Kate Webb is the second recipient from the University of Cape Town (UCT) to be selected for the prestigious Crick African Network’s African Career Accelerator (CAN ACA) awards. 

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EDCTP Senior Fellowship for CIDRI-Africa Contributing Investigator Dr Catherine Riou
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 - 12:15

Her research under the award over the next five years will improve understanding of host determinants of tuberculosis risk or protection.

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PravaTB kicks off
Wed, 27 Feb 2019 - 15:00

Small change, huge impact: how an existing drug may change TB patients’ lives.