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...

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...

Power plant efficiency is generally determined by projected electricity tariffs and power plant life cycle costs during the design phase. This technology can be installed below wet cooling tower fills to significantly enhance the thermal performance of the cooling towers, resulting in a reduction in...

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...

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...

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the most frequent neurodegenerative disease of motor activity, with more than 10 million people worldwide suffering from the disease. One of the major causes of PD is a shortage of dopamine, which is important to motor functioning in the body. Additionally, in PD, a...

Atherosclerosis is a chronic, progressive disease which involves the blockage of the arteries, and is the major form of cardiovascular disease (CVD). It is often comorbid with obesity, insulin resistance and/or diabetes. This disease is the result of the formation of atherosclerotic plaques which...