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  • Hoffmann, M.   Meyer, W. P. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2012-07)
    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common autosomal recessive disorder among white individuals, and occurs in all South African population groups. Recent evidence suggests a prevalence of 1 in 2 000 among white South Africans ...
  • Spottiswoode BS   Du Plessis S   Gretschel A   Lotz J (Cannon Medical Media Publication, P.O. Box 2433, Randburg, 2125, South Africa, Tel: 011 791 2615 Fax: 011 791 2618, email: cmm@iafrica.com; http://www.imed.co.za/rssa, 2012)
  • Matsha, T. E.   Masconi, K   Yako, Y   Hassan, M. S.   Macharia, M   Erasmus, R. T.   Kengne, A. P. (PLOS, 2012-12-20)
    Objective: Though single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the non-muscle myosin gene (MYH9) have been reported to explain most of the excess risk of nondiabetic chronic kidney disease (CKD), in African-Americans, some ...
  • Wittemyer, George   Daballen, David   Douglas-Hamilton, Iain (Open Journal Systems, 2013)
    Knowledge of population processes across various ecological and management settings offers important insights for species conservation and life history. In regard to its ecological role, charisma and threats from human ...
  • Spry, Christina   Macuamule, Cristiano   Lin, Zhiyang   Virga, Kristopher G.   Lee, Richard E.   Strauss, Erick   Saliba, Kevin J. (Open Journal Systems, 2013)
    Growth of the virulent human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum is dependent on an extracellular supply of pantothenate (vitamin B5) and is susceptible to inhibition by pantothenate analogues that hinder pantothenate ...
  • Klagges, Carolina   Campoy, José Antonio   Quero-Garcia, José   Guzman, Alejandra   Mansur, Levi   Gratacos, Eduardo   Silva, Herman   Rosyara, Umesh   Lezzoni, Amy   Meisel, Lee A.   Dirlewanger, Elisabeth (Open Journal Systems, 2013)
    Despite the agronomical importance and high synteny with other Prunus species, breeding improvements for cherry have been slow compared to other temperate fruits, such as apple or peach. However, the recent release of the ...
  • Hong, Steven Y.   Jerger, Logan   Jonas, Anna   Badi, Alfons   Cohen, Steven   Nachega, Jean B.   Parienti, Jean-Jacques   Tang, Alice M.   Wanke, Christine   Terrin, Norma   Pereko, Dawn   Blom, Abraham   Trotter, Andrew B.   Jordan, Michael R. (Open Journal Systems, 2013)
    The visual-analogue scale (VAS), Likert item (rating scale), pills identification test (PIT), and medication possession ratio (MPR) provide estimates of antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence which correlate with HIV viral ...
  • Chehab, Joel C.   Vilakazi-Nhlapo, Amanda K.   Vranken, Peter   Peters, Annatjie   Klausner, Jeffrey D. (Open Journal Systems, 2013)
    Setting: Public Health Facilities in South Africa. Objective: To assess the current integration of TB and HIV services in South Africa, 2011. Design: Cross-sectional study of 49 randomly selected health facilities in ...
  • Malan-Muller, Stefanie   Hemmings, Sian Megan Joanna   Spies, Georgina   Kidd, Martin   Fennema-Notestine, Christine   Seedat, Soraya (Open Journal Systems, 2013)
    The neuropathogenesis of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may manifest as various neurocognitive impairments (NCI). HIV-positive individuals also have significantly shorter telomere length (TL) in peripheral blood ...
  • Tomlinson, M.   Rotheram-Borus, M. J.   Swartz, L.   Tsai, A. C. (PLOS, 2013-02-12)
    Despite hundreds of mHealth pilot studies, there has been insufficient programmatic evidence to inform implementation and scale-up of mHealth. We discuss what constitutes appropriate research evidence to inform scale up. ...
  • Tol, W. A.   Patel, V.   Tomlinson, M.   Baingana, F.   Galappatti, A.   Panter-Brick, C.   Silove, D.   Sondorp, E.   Wessells, M.   Van Ommeren, M. (PLOS, 2011-09-20)
    There has been a great need to develop a research agenda to strengthen mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian settings; prior research in this area has had limited inputs from practitioners. We developed a ...
  • Weiner, Brian   Gomez, James   Victor, Thomas C.   Warren, Robert M.   Sloutsky, Alexander   Plikaytis, Bonnie B.   Posey, James E.   Van Helden, Paul D.   Gey van Pittius, Nicolass C.   Koehrsen, Michael   Sisk, Peter   Stolte, Christian   White, Jared   Gagneux, Sebastian   Birren, Bruce   Hung, Deborah   Murray, Megan   Galagan, James (PLOS, 2012-02-07)
    Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of most human tuberculosis, infects one third of the world’s population and kills an estimated 1.7 million people a year. With the world-wide emergence of drug resistance, ...
  • Le Roex, Nikki   Noyes, Harry   Brass, Andrew   Bradley, Daniel G.   Kemp, Steven J.   Kay, Suzanne   Van Helden, Paul D.   Hoal, Eileen G. (PLOSPLOS, 2012-11-07)
    The African buffalo, Syncerus caffer, is one of the most abundant and ecologically important species of megafauna in the savannah ecosystem. It is an important prey species, as well as a host for a vast array of nematodes, ...
  • Edwards, Shelley   Vanhooydonck, Bieke   Herrel, Anthony   Measey, G. John   Tolley, Krystal A. (PLOS, 2012-12-12)
    Convergent evolution can explain similarity in morphology between species, due to selection on a fitness-enhancing phenotype in response to local environmental conditions. As selective pressures on body morphology may be ...
  • Marx, Florian M.   Dunbar, Rory   Enarson, Donald A.   Beyers, Nulda (PLOS, 2012-09-25)
    Rationale: High rates of recurrent tuberculosis after successful treatment have been reported from different high burden settings in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, little is known about the rate of smear-positive tuberculosis ...
  • Mapanga, Rudo F.   Rajamani, Uthra   Dlamini, Nonkululeko   Zungu-Edmondson, Makhosazane   Kelly-Laubscher, Roison   Shafiullah, Mohammed   Wahab, Athiq   Hasan, Mohamed Y.   Fahim, Mohamed A.   Rondeau, Phillipe   Bourdon, Emmanuel   Essop, M. Faadiel (PLOS, 2012-10-16)
    Diabetes constitutes a major health challenge. Since cardiovascular complications are common in diabetic patients this will further increase the overall burden of disease. Furthermore, stress-induced hyperglycemia in ...
  • Reikie, Brian A.   Adams, Rozanne C.M.   Ruck, Candice E.   Ho, Kevin   Leligdowicz, Aleksandra   Pillay, Santoshan   Naidoo, Shalena   Fortuno, Edgardo S. III   De Beer, Corena   Preiser, Wolfgang   Cotton, Mark F.   Speert, David P.   Esser, Monika   Kollmann, Tobias R. (PLOS, 2012-09-13)
    The first year of life represents a time of marked susceptibility to infections; this is particularly true for regions in sub-Saharan Africa. As innate immunity directs the adaptive immune response, the observed increased ...
  • Bitter, Wilbert   Houben, Edith N. G.   Bottai, Darria   Brodin, Priscille   Brown, Eric J.   Cox, Jeffery S.   Derbyshire, Keith   Fortune, Sarah M.   Gao, Lian-Yong   Liu, Jun   Gey van Pittius, Nicolaas   Pym, Alexander S.   Rubin, Eric J.   Sherman, David R.   Cole, Stewart T.   Brosch, Roland (Plos, 2009)
    Mycobacteria, such as the etiological agent of human tuberculosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, are protected by an impermeable cell envelope composed of an inner cytoplasmic membrane, a peptidoglycan layer, an ...
  • Setati, Mathabatha Evodia   Jacobson, Daniel   Andong, Ursula-Claire   Bauer, Florian (PLOS, 2012-12-26)
    Vineyards harbour a wide variety of microorganisms that play a pivotal role in pre- and post-harvest grape quality and will contribute significantly to the final aromatic properties of wine. The aim of the current study ...
  • Tomlinson, M.   Chopra, M.   Sanders, D.   Bradshaw, D.   Hendricks, M.   Greenfield, D.   Black, R. E.   El Arifeen, S.   Rudan, I. (PLOS, 2007)
    This paper aims to define health research priorities in South Africa, where it is estimated that nearly 100,000 children under 5 years of age still die each year.The authors applied the methodology for setting priorities ...