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  1. An investigation of the effects of helminth worm infection on the capacity of HIV vaccines to boost vaccine-generated immune responses
    Humby, Samantha A, 2017-08-18T14:13:53Z, University of Cape Town
    To protect against sexual transmission, successful future HIV vaccines will likely be given to adolescents as a booster subsequent to primary immunization during infancy. In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), a large proportion of children are chronically infected with a variety of helminths. These infection ...
  2. Efficacy of a peer-led exercise and education programme combined with a therapeutic relationship to manage pain in rural amaXhosa women living with HIV/AIDS compared to a therapeutic relationship alone
    Jackson, Kirsty Nontsikelelo, 2017-08-18T14:14:25Z, University of Cape Town
    Background: Pain is the one of the most prevalent symptoms in people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Disease Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and is largely undermanaged. In urban amaXhosa women living with HIV/AIDS (LWHA), the "Positive Living" (PL) programme has been identified as an e ...
  3. Influence of gut microbiota on immune system in infants
    Kachambwa, Paidamoyo, 2017-08-18T14:14:52Z, University of Cape Town
    Background and Methods: Microbiota play many significant, direct or indirect, beneficial and detrimental roles in humans. Microbiome development is established at infancy where diet plays a directive role in the proliferation of gut microbes. It has been shown that the presence of a defined set of m ...
  4. The challenges of evaluating business benefits of Information Systems Investments
    Khumalo, Nomusa, 2017-08-18T14:15:25Z, University of Cape Town
    The complexity of evaluating business benefits of Information Systems (IS) Investments stems from the aggregation of business benefits at organisational level, making the correlation of business benefits and IS Investments challenging to ascertain. In an attempt to resolve these correlation challeng ...
  5. Monthly expenditure category fluctuations and trade-off in South Africa bottom of the pyramid households
    Lappeman, James, 2017-08-18T14:15:50Z, University of Cape Town
    This exploratory study investigated changes in the allocation of household expenditure between various product or service categories in a sample of South African low-income or "bottom of the pyramid" (BoP) households. First, the mixed methods research quantified the monthly income and expenditure fl ...
  6. The anti-cancer activity of a novel palladacycle, BTC2, in oestrogen receptor positive and triple negative breast cancers
    Irene, Ikponmwosa, 2017-08-18T14:16:27Z, University of Cape Town
    Breast cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide. This is in part due to late diagnosis, high recurrence rate and the development of drug resistance. Indeed, even though oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancers are known to respond to hormonal therapy, drug resistance ...
  7. An explorative study on the role of Disability Advice Desks in providing information on livelihood opportunities for disabled youth in the Cape Metropole
    Jordan, Cleone, 2017-08-18T14:16:56Z, University of Cape Town
    There is evidence that disability and poverty are closely linked (Mitra, Posarac& Vick, 2012) and in a South African context this has become more evident as unemployment remains high among youth with disabilities (Lorenzo & Murray Cramm, 2012). To address this problem and align with South Africa"s l ...
  8. Culture, self, and cognition: adding Africa to the mix
    Janse van Rensburg, Gerard, 2017-08-18T14:17:18Z, University of Cape Town
    Cross-cultural differences in cognition have been well established across the world, and differences in Individualism (IND) and Collectivism (COL) are believed to underlie the majority of these cultural variations. IND-COL measures are frequently used to categorise nations as either IND or COL and t ...
  9. Associations between sleep and cognitive-affective functioning in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    Lipinska, Malgorzata, 2017-08-18T14:17:23Z, University of Cape Town
    The current research tested the proposition that the sleep disruption characteristic of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has discrete, predictable, and significant effects on the processing of neutral declarative memory, emotional memory, and emotional reactivity. Research spanning multiple neur ...
  10. In situ study of Co₃O₄ morphology in the CO-PROX reaction
    Khasu, Motlokoa, 2017-08-18T14:17:46Z, University of Cape Town
    The preferential oxidation (PROX) reaction is an effective process for the removal of trace amounts of carbon monoxide from a reformate stream. Tricobalt tetraoxide (Co₃O₄) is the candidate for CO-PROX in a H₂ rich gas and could be an alternative to the rare and expensive PGMs. This study investigat ...