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  1. Pubertal development in urban Xhosa schoolgirls
    Largier, Damian Douglas Christopher, 2017-12-14T09:33:28Z, University of Cape Town
    The present study was performed in order to update available data on puberty in South African women gathered from studies among a variety of South African population groups and to compare our findings with these previous studies in order to identify any change. In addition, the children"s social env ...
  2. Processing of transient stimuli by the visual system of the rat
    Kara, Prakash, 2017-12-14T09:33:57Z, University of Cape Town
    While three decades of intensive cortical electrophysiology using a variety of sustained visual stimuli has made a significant contribution to many aspects of visual function, it has not supported the existence of intracortical circuit operations in cortical processing. This study investigated corti ...
  3. Dental modification practices on the Cape Flats in the Western Cape
    Friedling, Louise J, 2017-12-14T09:34:35Z, University of Cape Town
    The people living on the Cape Flats in the Western Cape have been practicing dental modification for a number of years. A systematic survey of eight adjoining areas in the Northern suburbs was done to investigate the prevalence, motivation and possible historical time depth of this practice. The sur ...
  4. Airflow limitation in croup
    Jaroslawski, ML, 2017-12-14T09:34:39Z, University of Cape Town
    This thesis investigates a mechanism for air flow limitation in children with croup. Croup is a common condition affecting many young children. Infection (usually viral) causes swelling of the mucosa in the subglottic region of the airway with consequent narrowing of the airway. Although researchers ...
  5. An investigation of the ergonomics and biomechanics of rifle shooting from the standing position
    Smith, Jan Ryno, 2017-12-14T09:34:41Z, University of Cape Town
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the ergonomics and biomechanics of rifle shooting from the standing position. At present, the scientific literature on shooting contains primarily qualitative descriptions of the various aspects of the sport. Quantitative data on the kinetic and kinematic ...
  6. Cloning, sequencing and functional analysis of the chicken tyrosine gene promoter
    Ferguson, Christine Anne, 2017-12-14T09:34:42Z, University of Cape Town
    The differentiation of melanocytes from multipotential neural crest cells is an ideal system for studying the processes underlying lineage determination in development. Tyrosinase is a key enzyme in melanin biosynthesis and the activation of the tyrosinase gene is characteristic of differentiated me ...
  7. Chloroquine accumulation in Plasmodium falciparum isolated digestive vacuoles
    Saliba, Kevin John, 2017-12-14T09:35:03Z, University of Cape Town
    Due to the development of drug-resistance by Plasmodium falciparum, the utilisation of chloroquine, a cheap and effective antimalarial has become limited. The mechanism of chloroquine-resistance is, at best, unresolved. This thesis describes an investigation of chloroquine accumulation in pure and i ...
  8. Causes of perinatal deaths in Ga-Rankuwa Hospital Obstetrics Unit : an autopsy study of 100 cases
    Muthuphei, Mufandilani Nelson, 2017-12-14T09:35:23Z, University of Cape Town
    Introduction: Perinatal mortality is regarded as an indicator of the social status and obstetrical care within a given community. The developed world has witnessed a dramatic decline in perinatal mortality as standards of living improved. Unfortunately, this turn of events has not been seen in the T ...
  9. The prevalence of asthma in urban and rural Black children : an epidemiological survey
    Van Niekerk, Christoffel Hendrik, 2017-12-14T09:35:25Z, University of Cape Town
    This survey was undertaken: 1. to provide accurate information on the prevalence rates of asthma in Xhosa children living in an urban westernised community, Guguletu, Cape Town and in a rural traditional community, Tsolo District, Republic of Transkei; 2. to compare the findings of this survey with ...
  10. Referral patterns to the Red Cross War Memorial Children"s Hospital
    Lachman, Peter Irwin, 2017-12-14T09:35:28Z, University of Cape Town
    This prospective descriptive study describes the referral patterns to the Red Cross War Memorial Children"s Hospital. The study was conducted from 1st July to 31st December 1987 and entailed the collection of all referral letters presented (9288) to the hospital and the analysis of a sample of these ...