The IDM has curated a go-to range of reliable information to guide and assist staff and students during this time of crisis. We are continuously updating the various COVID-19 resources listed on our webpage below.
In order to better understand individual gene function, and to help predict the mechanisms of action of certain tuberculosis (TB) drugs, a team of researchers at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) in the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Faculty of Health Sciences studied the various factors that can impact the cell shape of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb), which causes TB. The paper was recently published in eLife.
Lockdown has had myriad consequences, including an increase in crimes against women in South Africa and the world. As 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children is being commemorated, researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) are working collaboratively with national entities invested in the alleviation of this abuse.
Locating the three million unaccounted for and untreated South Africans living with HIV and initiating antiretroviral treatment (ART) is critical for their well-being and will reveal the true benefit of ART. But it may require alternative and “unusual” techniques to find them.