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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.

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CIDRI-Africa Annual Scientific Meeting 2019
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 - 10:45

CIDRI-Africa investigators, mentees and staff enjoyed a stimulating Annual Scientific Meeting in Franschhoek, 3-4 June 2019.

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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Professor Charles Bangham, Fellow of the Royal Society
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 - 08:15

Professor Bangham is among fifty-one eminent scientists in this year’s intake.

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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.

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Linezolid pharmacokinetics affected by age and weight in patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 - 10:00

Older patients and those with lower body weight may need to be carefully monitored during linezolid treatment.

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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. 

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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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UCT medical students introduced to HIV-TB clinical research
Tue, 08 May 2018 - 08:45

Twenty medical students attended the first Fogarty HIV-associated Tuberculosis Training Program seminar at UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences on 4th and 5th May 2018.

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Visit by Dr Mbulelo Mntonintshi
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 - 11:45

Visit by Dr Mbulelo Mntonintshi from Walter Sisulu University in Mthatha to CIDRI-Africa

8th to 19th November 2017