Carbapenem-resistant Serratia marcescens

The genomic characterization of carbapenem-resistant Serratia marcescens at Groote Schuur Hospital in South Africa, indicating the emergence and spread of resistance and virulence in this organism.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

A citywide, community-based, clonal outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, during the recent drought in Cape Town.

TB-CAPT kicks off the first of three trials

The TB-CAPT XDR trial, led by Helen Cox and Chad Centner of the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa, will evaluate the use of a new cartridge on GeneXpert, an automated tuberculosis (TB) molecular test.

UCT researchers excel at L’Oréal-UNESCO awards

Four women researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) were among the seven recognised by the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science South African National Programme for their excellent contributions to science.

It's a gut feeling

A hardy bacterium found naturally in the gut - and usually considered quite useful - has developed or recruited mechanisms which have made it resistant to certain drugs, says a UCT PhD graduand.