Study Highlights Need for Improved Safety During C-sections

The need for improved safety during Caesarean sections has been highlighted in research findings by an Honorary Clinical Associate in UKZN’s Department of Anaesthetics. Researcher Dr David Bishop is the first author of a study titled: Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes after Caesarean Delivery in the African Surgical Outcomes Study: a 7-day Prospective Observational Cohort Study,

World First Longitudinal Study on Depression

UKZN academics and their peers from the United States and the United Kingdom undertook a study of the spatial structuring of depression on a national scale in South Africa. This longitudinal study, a world first, was recently published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Scientific Reports. Titled, Spatial Structure of Depression in South Africa: A longitudinal

Ground-breaking Research Gets to the Root of Permanent Hair Loss Amongst African Women

Professor Ncoza Dlova, the Dean of UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine and internationally renowned Dermatologist, through her global collaborative work with a number of scientists; have identified a new gene that is a major cause of permanent hair loss amongst women of African descent. They discovered the root cause of Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA), one