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  1. The molecular basis of alpha thalassaemia in a South African population
    Rousseau, Jeanne, 2017-10-11T08:08:55Z, University of Cape Town
    The molecular basis of alpha thalassaemia in the so-called "Cape Coloured" population of the Western Cape was investigated. Restriction endonuclease digestion, Southern blotting and hybridisation with alpha and zeta globin-specific probes were used to investigate the incidence of the the various alp ...
  2. Electrophysiological mechanism of ventricular automaticity : a model foe ventricular arrythmias
    Saman, Selva, 2017-10-11T10:48:05Z, University of Cape Town
    Ventricular arrhythmias are difficult to study in man. The current experimental models are arrhythmias induced by electrical stimulation, coronary artery ligation or by subsequent reperfusion. An electrophysiological model will be useful for exploring the cellular mechanism of arrhythmias and for st ...
  3. Characterization of a plasminogen activator from human melanoma cells cultured in vitro
    Heussen, Christa, 2017-10-11T10:53:32Z, University of Cape Town
    In this thesis I describe the work that I have done on the isolation and characterization of a plasminogen activator, Mel-PA, that is released by human melanoma cells cultured in vitro. This enzyme was compared to the urinary plasminogen activator, urokinase. The human melanoma cell line, RPMI-7272, ...
  4. The effect of wind run on transpiration and leaf temperature of Leucospermum concarpodendron on the Cape Peninsula
    Karpul, Rebecca, 2017-10-11T10:53:53Z, University of Cape Town
    Parts of the Cape Floristic Region are subject to exceptionally elevated levels of wind in certain seasons, however it has recently been recorded that the Western Cape has experienced a reduction of 25.7% in wind run between the years 1974 - 2005. Shifts in wind run across the globe may significantl ...
  5. The genesis of the blue amphibole asbestos of the Union of South Africa.
    Genis, Jacob Hendrik, 2017-10-11T12:08:21Z, University of Cape Town
    The blue amphibole asbestos, crocidolite, which occurs as interbedded seams in banded ironstones of the Lower Griquatown stage of the Transvaal System in the Northern Cape Province, is the finely fibrous form of the soda-amphibole riebeckite. Despite the widespread occurrence of the Precambrian type ...
  6. Parvovirus and the fetus
    Murray, Alison Brigid, 2017-10-11T07:58:56Z, University of Cape Town
    Fifteen cases of non-immune hydrops fetalis underwent post mortem examination at the Red Cross Children"s Hospital in Cape Town between 1975 and 1989. The histological findings of these cases were reviewed, and tissue sections examined for evidence of parvovirus B19 infection using DNA-DNA in situ h ...
  7. The effect of "fusafungine" on the incidence of upper respiratory tract symptoms in ultradistance runners
    Kiessig, Michael, 2017-10-11T07:59:41Z, University of Cape Town
    Fusafungine is an antibiotic of fungal origin with a potent local anti-inflammatory action (German-Fattal, 1995; German-Fattal, 1996). It is administered locally to the nasal and pharyngeal mucosa by spray. It can be hypothesised that the anti-inflammatory action of fusafungine may decrease the deve ...
  8. A Retrospective analysis of Spondyloarthropathies at the Rheumatic Diseases Unit, University of Cape Town, over the period 1988-1994
    Burch, Vanessa Celeste, 2017-10-11T10:40:04Z, University of Cape Town
    OBJECTIVES: Given the paucity of epidemiological and clinical data representing the South African experience with the spondyloarthropathies, a study was designed to achieve a description of the spectrum of spondyloarthropathy in patients of different ethnic origin attending the Rheumatic Diseases Un ...
  9. Atypical reactive lymphoid hyperplasia : a 5 year study with analysis of 10 cases for latent Epstein-Barr virus infection by in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry
    Eedes, Christopher Robert, 2017-10-11T10:57:46Z, University of Cape Town
    AIMS OF THE STUDY: 1. To perform a retrospective, epidemiological analysis of cases of reactive lymphadenopathy and atypical reactive lymphoid hyperplasia (ARLH) received in the Department of Anatomical Pathology, UCT and GSH, over a 5 year period, in order to determine the number of cases of ARLH, ...
  10. Elimination of systematic faults and maintenance uncertainties on the City of Johannesburg"s roads Intelligent Transport Systems
    Makhwathana, Phalanndwa Lawrence, 2017-10-10T06:02:16Z
    Road transport mobility continues to be a challenge to the City of Johannesburg (CoJ)’s economy in general. Traffic signals, their remote monitoring and control systems are the current implemented Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), but daily systematic faults and maintenance uncertainties on such ...