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...

This invention relates to a switched-mode drive circuit and method for an inductive component. The invention more particularly, but not exclusively, relates to buck, boost and push-pull drive circuits.

Drive circuits comprising a first switch having first and second terminals, a second switch...

This invention relates to a drive circuit and the method for driving a transformer. More particularly the invention relates to a drive circuit and method for driving a transformer which forms part of an ignition system for an internal combustion engine.

In order to improve emissions in petrol...

This invention relates to an ignition system for an internal combustion engine and a method of driving an ignition plug of an ignition system.

In order to improve emissions in petrol internal combustion engines to meet emission standards, the engine needs to be operated with a high exhaust gas...

This invention relates to an ignition plug for an internal combustion engine.

In order to improve emissions in petrol internal combustion engines, the engine may be operated with exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) or lean air- fuel mixtures. However, combustion stability may become unacceptable...

A cost-effective tip appendage design that reduces tip leakage vortices in axial flow fans to improve fan performance. The appendage is robust in that it is applicable to various axial flow fan designs and can be installed on currently operational units through retrofitting due to its simplistic...

This invention relates to a system that continuously measures and monitors the dynamic behavior of turbomachine blades in order to provide early warning of incipient blade failure. This would enable management to take corrective action in order to prevent failure and downtime. The system be used in...

Air quality is a concern worldwide. Consequently, efficient means to monitor air pollutants are critical. Current commercially available carbon-based sorbents used for sampling volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in air typically require solvent extraction prior to analysis and they cannot be re-used...

 

This technology uses Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) fitted with a camera to calibrate heliostats in large Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) or Concentrating Solar Thermal (CST) tower systems. The UAV does not have a single fixed position and provides several advantages over traditional methods...