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Prednisone molecular structure
Prednisone reduces risk of TB-IRIS during antiretroviral treatment, shows CIDRI-Africa team
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 - 08:00

The PredART study—published in the New England Journal of Medicine—showed that a four-week course of moderate dose prednisone reduced the risk of TB-IRIS by 30% in HIV-positive patients at high risk.

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Candidate tuberculosis (TB) vaccine can prevent active pulmonary TB in HIV-negative adults in phase II study
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 - 12:30

Primary analysis published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows positive results in clinical trial conducted in tuberculosis endemic regions.

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TB meningitis clinical trial stakeholder engagement
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 - 11:45

Community stakeholders representing various Khayelitsha-based organisations gathered to consult with CIDRI-Africa’s clinical research team on future tuberculous meningitis research. 

EDCTP Senior Fellowship awarded to CIDRI-Africa Contributing Investigator Associate Professor Maia Lesosky
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 - 14:00

Maia will develop novel statistical methods for analysis of complex study data on lung health in Africa.

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Union Scientific Director comments on M72 vaccine trial
Mon, 29 Oct 2018 - 08:30

Following the recent International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease World Conference, Scientific Director Dr Paula Fujiwara commented on several new TB-related innovations, including the M72 vaccine trial in which CIDRI-Africa participated.

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Wellcome Africa and Asia HR Network meeting
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 - 14:30

Kathryn Wood of CIDRI-Africa and Fairoza Parker from the Faculty of Health Sciences HR department represented UCT at the inaugural meeting of the Wellcome Africa and Asia HR Network 11–12 September 2018.

Ball-and-stick model of imatinib
Fogarty International Center Emerging Global Leader award for former CIDRI-Africa visiting post-doc
Tue, 02 Oct 2018 - 14:15

Dr Leopold Tientcheu Djomkam of the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has received a prestigious career development grant.

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Blood test to detect active TB in people with HIV
Tue, 02 Oct 2018 - 09:00

Researchers identified a combination of biomarkers that could detect prevalent TB amongst HIV-1 co-infected persons.

UCT scientists shine at NRF awards
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 - 10:45

The University of Cape Town’s top scientific minds—including two CIDRI-Africa Contributing Investigators—dominated at this year’s National Research Foundation (NRF) Awards ceremony, accounting for 11 of the 37 academics honoured at the prestigious annual event.

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News bites
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 - 08:15

Associate Prof. Helen Cox and Prof. Valerie Mizrahi's editorial published in New England Journal of Medicine. 

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A novel factor in the immune control of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: CD153
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 - 09:30

New paper co-authored by CIDRI-Africa investigators published today in Nature Microbiology. 

Beaquiline molecular structure
Bedaquiline safe and effective in MDR-TB
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 - 10:00

UCT registrar Dr Ying Zhao studied the safety and effectiveness of bedaquiline treatment in patients with MDR-TB

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