The Bambara Groundnut, or round bean, is widespread in Africa where it is known by various names. It has potential as a cash crop, owing to its nutritional composition, functional properties and antioxidant potential. 

Consequently, we at CPUT have used the Bambara Groundnut as a raw material to...

Background

Currently, there are two ways of administering anaesthesia: either by administering the anaesthetic agents by gas or through intravenous administration. The drawbacks of inhalation anaesthesia are that they can cause side effects, particularly respiratory[1], have a negative impact on...

The ultimate aim of a modern-day communications system is to transmit data using a high bandwidth link, while at the same time ensuring that the link is secure. High-bandwidth classical communications links are presently available and under continuous development the world over. In parallel...

A method of extracting beneficial compounds from moringa for addition in foods, drinks and dietary supplements to increase their vitamin content and their health benefits.

Plants, such as those of the Moringaceae family, contain compounds that have antioxidant and immune-boosting properties which...

Research on animals and pre-industrialized societies conducted by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and the University of California, Los Angeles, has shown a strong correlation between Wet Bulb Globe Temperature ((WBGT) – a combination of ambient air temperature and humidity) and...

The present invention relates to a novel synthesis method for acyl-pantetheine derivatives. The invention further relates to the use of said synthesized acyl-pantetheine derivatives as a starting material in the enzymatic synthesis of acyl-coenzyme A derivatives. According to a first aspect thereof...

This invention relates to a method of producing a recombinant enzyme, more particularly, this invention relates to a method of producing water-soluble enzymatically active recombinant glycine N-acyltransferase (GLYAT (E.G. 2.1.3.13)), including the steps of providing a suitable expression host...

This invention relates to a method of preparing biological material obtained from a biological sample, more particularly a blood or sputum sample.

Methods for preparing biological material obtained from blood or sputum samples have been known for decades. These methods are based on multiple steps...

Interferon Induced proteins with Tetratricopeptide repeats (IFIT) proteins are a family of antiviral proteins that have been shown to confer immunity against viral infection. IFIT proteins have been shown to be conserved in vertebrates, with homologues having been identified in several organisms.

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This invention relates to a method of distinguishing between different pathogens in a biological sample.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease mainly caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) in humans and infects approximately one-third of the world's population. A relatively high...