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.

...

Researchers at Stellenbosch University have developed a groundbreaking new polymer having permanent antimicrobial properties. The compound can be spun into nanofibers for the production of filter elements or membranes, which successfully filter out micro-organisms and eliminate harmful bacteria.

...

Eligibility Requirements

Closing date

The Sectors 

Closing date

Background:

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a debilitating condition with significant morbidity and mortality characterized by blockage of the upper airway during sleep as a result of collapse of the soft tissues in the throat. OSA affects approximately 6-8.5% of the adult population in western...

Central to the wellbeing of any living organism is the nucleus of the cell. It stores and organises genetic information and protects this information from other cellular components. The nucleus also communicates with the rest of the cell, exchanges proteins and RNA, and facilitates several important...

Transport Distraction Osteogenesis (TDO) is a specialist method of bone reconstruction. Bone growth is facilitated to fill a space when a small segment of bone is gradually advanced across the space using a device known as a distractor. Bone regeneration is stimulated via stem cell differentiation...

Platinum chemotherapeutics are used especially in patients with highly metastatic triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC). The chemotherapy is non-selective and toxic causing negative side effects that have been well documented. TNBC also readily acquires resistance to platinum-based therapies...

Design Criteria 

Closing date

A Disintegrin and Metalloproteinase (ADAM10) is a cell-surface-expressed metalloproteinase. It is a type of protein enzyme with a catalytic mechanism involving a metal. Playing a role in various processes including cell adhesion (cells interacting and attaching to neighbouring cells), proliferation...