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...

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...

This technology is a high-temperature self-repairing carbide ceramic matrix composite. It is produced using titanium and a porous CfC composite preform matrix. Titanium and the composite preform matrix are placed in a crucible and spark plasma sintering is used to melt titanium so that it...

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...