University of Stellenbosch

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Organization: University of Stellenbosch
Country: South Africa

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  1. doi Infection with human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV) among children with cancer in South Africa
    D Cristina Stefan
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Tygerberg Hospital and Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 56:77-9. 2011
  2. ncbi Does training assist medical laboratory scientists with better evaluation of sperm morphology?
    D R Franken
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Tygerberg Hospital, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Afr J Reprod Health 11:107-12. 2007
  3. pmc Cardiac metabolic adaptations in response to chronic hypoxia
    M Faadiel Essop
    Department of Physiological Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    J Physiol 584:715-26. 2007
  4. ncbi Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression in asthmatic children on inhaled corticosteroids: part 1. Which test should be used?
    Ekkehard Werner Zöllner
    Department of Paediatrics, Endocrine and Diabetes Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 18:401-9. 2007
  5. ncbi Influence of plant water status on the production of C13-norisoprenoid precursors in Vitis vinifera L. Cv. cabernet sauvignon grape berries
    Keren A Bindon
    School of Agriculture and Wine, The University of Adelaide, Waite Campus, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    J Agric Food Chem 55:4493-500. 2007
  6. ncbi Minimal inhibitory concentration of isoniazid in isoniazid-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from children
    H S Schaaf
    Desmond Tutu Tuberculosis Centre, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, P O Box 19063, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 26:203-5. 2007
  7. ncbi Neuroscience in Africa
    Susan J van Rensburg
    Chemical Pathology, Tygerberg Hospital, P O Box 19113, 7505 Tygerberg, Bellville, South Africa
    Metab Brain Dis 21:75-6. 2006
  8. ncbi Is there an optimal ribosome concentration for maximal protein production?
    J L Snoep
    Triple J Group for Molecular Cell Physiology, Department of Biochemistry, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Syst Biol (Stevenage) 153:398-400. 2006
  9. ncbi Insect extinctions and insect survival
    Michael J Samways
    Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, and Centre for Agricultural Biodiversity, University of Stellenbosch, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Conserv Biol 20:245-6. 2006
  10. ncbi Primary osteogenic sarcoma of the breast detected on skeletal scintigraphy
    Annare Ellmann
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Clin Nucl Med 31:474-5. 2006

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  1. doi Infection with human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV) among children with cancer in South Africa
    D Cristina Stefan
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Tygerberg Hospital and Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 56:77-9. 2011
    ..BACKGROUND IN ADULTS,: HIV increases the risk of certain cancers known, or thought, to have an underlying infectious etiology; the impact on the risk of cancer in children is less clear...
  2. ncbi Does training assist medical laboratory scientists with better evaluation of sperm morphology?
    D R Franken
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Tygerberg Hospital, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Afr J Reprod Health 11:107-12. 2007
    ..These somewhat alarming results highlight the need for training facilities for technologists who work in the clinical diagnostic field of reproductive science...
  3. pmc Cardiac metabolic adaptations in response to chronic hypoxia
    M Faadiel Essop
    Department of Physiological Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    J Physiol 584:715-26. 2007
    ..These compensatory protective mechanisms preserve contractile function despite hypoxia...
  4. ncbi Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression in asthmatic children on inhaled corticosteroids: part 1. Which test should be used?
    Ekkehard Werner Zöllner
    Department of Paediatrics, Endocrine and Diabetes Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 18:401-9. 2007
    ..A re-analysis of studies that have utilized gold standard adrenal function tests only might identify the lowest safe dose and duration of ICS...
  5. ncbi Influence of plant water status on the production of C13-norisoprenoid precursors in Vitis vinifera L. Cv. cabernet sauvignon grape berries
    Keren A Bindon
    School of Agriculture and Wine, The University of Adelaide, Waite Campus, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    J Agric Food Chem 55:4493-500. 2007
    ..This suggests that the increases in the concentration of the C13-norisoprenoids in response to PRD were independent of water deficit induced changes in berry size and were not the result of an altered berry surface area to volume ratio...
  6. ncbi Minimal inhibitory concentration of isoniazid in isoniazid-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from children
    H S Schaaf
    Desmond Tutu Tuberculosis Centre, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, P O Box 19063, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 26:203-5. 2007
    ..Thus, the minimal inhibitory concentration of isoniazid for more than 80% of the isoniazid-resistant strains isolated from children in this study was relatively low and could be exceeded by high-dose (15-20 mg/kg) isoniazid regimens...
  7. ncbi Neuroscience in Africa
    Susan J van Rensburg
    Chemical Pathology, Tygerberg Hospital, P O Box 19113, 7505 Tygerberg, Bellville, South Africa
    Metab Brain Dis 21:75-6. 2006
  8. ncbi Is there an optimal ribosome concentration for maximal protein production?
    J L Snoep
    Triple J Group for Molecular Cell Physiology, Department of Biochemistry, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Syst Biol (Stevenage) 153:398-400. 2006
    ..Analysing the steady-state solution of the model over a range of mRNA concentrations, indicates that such an optimum ribosomal content exists, and that the optimum shifts to higher ribosomal contents at higher specific growth rates...
  9. ncbi Insect extinctions and insect survival
    Michael J Samways
    Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, and Centre for Agricultural Biodiversity, University of Stellenbosch, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Conserv Biol 20:245-6. 2006
  10. ncbi Primary osteogenic sarcoma of the breast detected on skeletal scintigraphy
    Annare Ellmann
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Clin Nucl Med 31:474-5. 2006
  11. ncbi Early maternal separation followed by later stressors leads to dysregulation of the HPA-axis and increases in hippocampal NGF and NT-3 levels in a rat model
    Jacqueline Faure
    Department of Physiological Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
    Metab Brain Dis 21:181-88. 2006
    ..Given that neurotrophins are important in neuronal survival and plasticity, it is possible to speculate that their elevation reflects a compensatory mechanism...
  12. ncbi The spectrum of disease in children treated for tuberculosis in a highly endemic area
    B J Marais
    Desmond Tutu TB Centre, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Tygerberg Children s Hospital, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:732-8. 2006
    ..Children contribute a substantial proportion of the global tuberculosis (TB) caseload, particularly in endemic areas, where little is known about their spectrum of disease...
  13. ncbi How to help smokers quit: part 1
    X van Biljon
    STOP Project, University of Stellenbosch
    SADJ 61:132, 134-5. 2006
  14. ncbi Therapeutic bronchoscopy with immediate effect: laser, electrocautery, argon plasma coagulation and stents
    C T Bolliger
    Lung Unit, Tygerberg Academic Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Eur Respir J 27:1258-71. 2006
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  15. ncbi Airway involvement in pulmonary tuberculosis
    Pierre Goussard
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Desmond Tutu Tuberculosis Centre, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, W Cape
    S Afr Med J 97:986-8. 2007
  16. doi Arterial oxygenation and one-lung anesthesia
    Andrew Ian Levin
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, South Africa
    Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 21:28-36. 2008
    ..The present discussion aims to heighten awareness of factors determining arterial oxygenation during one-lung anesthesia, other than the magnitude of the shunt and dependent lung low-ventilation perfusion units...
  17. ncbi Treating adolescents in South Africa: time for adolescent medicine units?
    Cristina Stefan
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Tygerberg Children s Hospital and Stellenbosch University, Parow, Western Cape
    S Afr Med J 98:184-5, 187. 2008
  18. doi Burkitt lymphoma: residual abdominal tumor volume after induction therapy correlates with outcome
    Peter Hesseling
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 55:761-2. 2010
    ..The relapse rate after 1 year correlated with the largest residual tumor volume, and was 17% for tumors 0-35 ml, and 75% for tumors > or = 35 ml in volume. Risk patients were thus identified...
  19. doi Reticulation, data combination, and inferring evolutionary history: an example from Danthonioideae (Poaceae)
    Michael D Pirie
    Institute for Systematic Botany, University of Zurich, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Syst Biol 58:612-28. 2009
    ..Given the discrepancies between inferences based on the gene trees individually, we urge the use of approaches such as ours that take multiple gene trees into account...
  20. doi Direct comparison of the diagnostic yield of ultrasound-assisted Abrams and Tru-Cut needle biopsies for pleural tuberculosis
    Coenraad Frederik N Koegelenberg
    Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Thorax 65:857-62. 2010
    ..Uncertainty remains regarding the choice of closed pleural biopsy needles...
  21. ncbi A new species of Penicillium, P. ramulosum sp. nov., from the natural environment
    Cobus M Visagie
    Department of Microbiology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, South Africa
    Mycologia 101:888-95. 2009
    ..Based on differences in morphology and molecular characters, the strains are described here as Penicillium ramulosum sp. nov...
  22. doi Antiviral roles of APOBEC proteins against HIV-1 and suppression by Vif
    Bizhan Romani
    Division of Medical Virology, Department of Pathology, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg Campus, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Arch Virol 154:1579-88. 2009
    ..Novel studies in which as yet undefined aspects of the suppression of APOBEC proteins are investigated could reveal important and potentially exploitable information for addressing HIV-1 infection in humans...
  23. pmc Improvement in mycobacterial yield and reduced time to detection in pediatric samples by use of a nutrient broth growth supplement
    W Brittle
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Desmond Tutu TB Centre, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, South Africa
    J Clin Microbiol 47:1287-9. 2009
    ..5 days, whereas it was 12.4 days in MGITs with nutrient broth (P < 0.001). Supplementation of standard MGITs improved the mycobacterial yield and significantly reduced the time to detection of mycobacteria in pediatric samples...
  24. doi Developmental genes and cancer in children
    Sam W Moore
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 52:755-60. 2009
    ..The developmental and perinatal periods appears important as a window of opportunity for cancer research...
  25. doi Morphology training is compulsory to ensure relevant clinical results
    D R Franken
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Tygerberg Hospital, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Andrologia 40:377-80. 2008
    ..Following training, however, the % difference decreased to 37% and minus 22% post-training tests. These somewhat alarming results highlight the need for training opportunities and facilities for andrology technologists...
  26. ncbi Pulmonary Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Beijing strain) infection in a stray dog
    S D C Parsons
    DST NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical TB Research MRC Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biol Div of Mol Biol and Human Genetics Dept of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch Univ, Tygerberg, South Africa
    J S Afr Vet Assoc 79:95-8. 2008
    ..Physicians and veterinarians must be aware that companion animals with active disease caused by M. tuberculosis could act as a potential source of infection...
  27. ncbi Oral medicine case book 9
    W P Dreyer
    Division of Oral Medicine and Periodontics, University of the Western Cape
    SADJ 63:354, 356. 2008
  28. doi Differential induction of apoptosis and inhibition of the PI3-kinase pathway by saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids in a colon cancer cell model
    Anna Mart Engelbrecht
    Department of Physiological Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Apoptosis 13:1368-77. 2008
    ..Our results indicate that DHA is an effective chemotherapeutic agent to induce apoptosis in cancer cells and that this effect is mediated by the PI3-kinase signaling pathway...
  29. doi Surface-bound proteins of Lactobacillus plantarum 423 that contribute to adhesion of Caco-2 cells and their role in competitive exclusion and displacement of Clostridium sporogenes and Enterococcus faecalis
    Kamini Ramiah
    Department of Microbiology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, 7602 Matieland Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Res Microbiol 159:470-5. 2008
    ..faecalis LMG 13566. Furthermore, L. plantarum 423 displaced 81% of cells of C. sporogenes LMG 13570 and 91% of cells of E. faecalis LMG 13566 from Caco-2 cells. L. plantarum 423 is a potential probiotic strain...
  30. doi Symptoms of depression and anxiety among a sample of South African patients living with a chronic illness
    Ashraf Kagee
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Matieland, South Africa
    J Health Psychol 13:547-55. 2008
    ..The results suggest that a considerable proportion of the sample may be experiencing significant psychiatric difficulty, for which they may not be receiving treatment...
  31. ncbi Are the relationships between early activation of lymphocytes and cortisol or testosterone influenced by intensified cycling training in men?
    Carine Smith
    Department of Physiological Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 31:226-34. 2006
    ..Our results indicate the importance of assessing both spontaneous and mitogen-induced aspects of immune-cell activation...
  32. ncbi Who will be the shade of our tree when you leave? Collaborating as women to advance community emancipation
    Doria Daniels
    Department of Educational Psychology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Am J Community Psychol 37:257-65. 2006
    ..The article concludes with a discussion of the critical importance of recognizing and working with and through differences within the current South African reality...
  33. ncbi Noma (cancrum oris): case report in a 4-year-old HIV-positive South African child
    S Naidoo
    Department of Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag XI, Tygerberg, 7505
    SADJ 55:683-6. 2000
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  34. ncbi Non-responding 'tension pneumothorax' following stab wounds
    Mace M Schuurmans
    Department of Internal Medicine, Lung Unit, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
    Respiration 70:100. 2003
  35. ncbi Beta-adrenergic blockade during severe ischemia
    Andre Coetzee
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 16:670-8. 2002
    ..To examine the effect of acebutolol, a beta-adrenergic-receptor blocker, on severe regional myocardial ischemia, specifically the effects on regional myocardial function and metabolism...
  36. ncbi Bilateral submandibular salivary gland swelling--a report of chronic sialodochitis with eosinophilia
    Mark R Darling
    Division of Oral Pathology, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag XI, Tygerberg
    SADJ 57:104-6. 2002
    ..These features overlapped with those of Kimura's disease and angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophils. The features of these conditions and a differential diagnosis are discussed...
  37. ncbi Childhood trauma in obsessive-compulsive disorder, trichotillomania, and controls
    Christine Lochner
    MRC Unit on Stress and Anxiety Disorders, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
    Depress Anxiety 15:66-8. 2002
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  38. ncbi Bacterial contamination of dental handpieces
    A G Dreyer
    Department of Conservative Dentistry, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South
    SADJ 56:510-2. 2001
    ..External and internal surfaces of handpieces still yielded bacterial growth after lubrication and disinfection, while heat sterilisation (autoclaving) rendered both internal and external surfaces sterile...
  39. ncbi Ultrastructural evaluation of recurrent and in-vitro maturation resistant metaphase I arrested oocytes
    M L Windt
    Reproductive Biology Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa
    Hum Reprod 16:2394-8. 2001
    ..Only a partial cortical reaction was observed. This represents the first documented case of developmental arrest due to complete absence of spindle formation in association with an otherwise mature ooplasm...
  40. ncbi Regulation of gene expression by GC-rich DNA cis-elements
    J P Hapgood
    Department of Biochemistry, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch 7602, South Africa
    Cell Biol Int 25:17-31. 2001
    ..This review attempts to examine the structure, function and biological significance of GC-rich cis -regulatory elements and their cognate binding proteins, with a view to understanding their role in regulation of gene expression...
  41. ncbi Advances in the neurobiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Implications for conceptualizing putative obsessive-compulsive and spectrum disorders
    D J Stein
    Medical Research Council Unit on Anxiety Disorders, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 23:545-62. 2000
    ..Ultimately, the delineation of such mechanisms will allow for a more rigorous approach to the putative obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders...
  42. ncbi Adjunctive thalidomide therapy of childhood tuberculous meningitis: possible anti-inflammatory role
    J F Schoeman
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa
    J Child Neurol 15:497-503. 2000
    ..These promising results have led us to embark on a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of the efficacy of thalidomide in tuberculous meningitis...
  43. ncbi Cadaver profile at university of Stellenbosch Medical School, South Africa, 1956-1996
    B C Labuschagne
    Department of Anatomy and Histology, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Clin Anat 13:88-93. 2000
    ..during the period 1956-1996 were obtained from files of the Department of Anatomy and Histology at the University of Stellenbosch Medical School, Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa, to project a profile of the characteristics of those ..
  44. ncbi Intensive short course chemotherapy in the management of tuberculous meningitis
    P R Donald
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2:704-11. 1998
    ..Short course chemotherapy for tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is advocated by several groups, but relatively few children have been so treated and followed up...
  45. ncbi Inhibition of mitogen-activated protein kinase activity and proliferation of an early osteoblast cell line (MBA 15.4) by dexamethasone: role of protein phosphatases
    P A Hulley
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Stellenbosch Medical School, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
    Endocrinology 139:2423-31. 1998
    ..We conclude that dexamethasone may inhibit preosteoblast growth via a novel tyrosine phosphatase pathway...
  46. ncbi Response to Gilbert & Walker 'treading the path of least resistance'
    Ashraf Kagee
    Department of Psychology Private Bag X1, University of Stellenbosch, 7602, Matieland, South Africa
    Soc Sci Med 56:2565; author reply 2567-8. 2003
  47. ncbi Birthweight and gestational age as predictors of outcome in preterm deliveries for severe pre-eclampsia
    David Hall
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Tygerberg Hospital and Stellenbosch University, MRC Perinatal Mortality Research Unit, Tygerberg, Republic of South Africa
    J Trop Pediatr 49:178-80. 2003
    ..Thus within gestational age categories, birthweights < 10th centile did not predict a worse outcome in preterm deliveries for severe pre-eclampsia...
  48. ncbi African experience with sperm morphology training courses
    Daniel R Franken
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 3rd Floor, Tygerberg Hospital, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    Reprod Biomed Online 7:114-9. 2003
    ..It is concluded that an external quality control programme can be highly successful, on condition that it is presented continuously with a 3-4 month interval between tests...
  49. ncbi Human vaginal mucosa as a model of buccal mucosa for in vitro permeability studies: an overview
    Pieter van der Bijl
    Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    Curr Drug Deliv 1:129-35. 2004
    ..The permeability characteristics of vaginal mucosa, as a model of buccal mucosa, are compared with those of other human tissue, including mucosae from the small intestine and colon...
  50. ncbi Taxonomic re-evaluation of Leptographium lundbergii based on DNA sequence comparisons and morphology
    Karin Jacobs
    Department of Genetics, Tree Protection Co operative Programme, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Mycol Res 109:1149-61. 2005
    ..A third group was also identified as separate from the main L. lundbergii clade and had a distinct Hyalorhinocladiella-type anamorph, described here as H. pinicola sp. nov...
  51. ncbi The National Food Consumption Survey (NFCS): South Africa, 1999
    D Labadarios
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 8:533-43. 2005
    ..The aim of the National Food Consumption Survey (NFCS) in South Africa was to determine the nutrient intakes and anthropometric status of children (1-9 years old), as well as factors that influence their dietary intake...
  52. pmc Association between smoking and tuberculosis infection: a population survey in a high tuberculosis incidence area
    S den Boon
    Centre for TB Research and Education, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Stellenbosch University, P O Box 19063, 7505 Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
    Thorax 60:555-7. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the association between smoking and M tuberculosis infection...
  53. ncbi Autosomal location of genes from the conserved mammalian X in the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus): implications for mammalian sex chromosome evolution
    Paul D Waters
    Comparative Genomics Group, Research Group of Biological Science, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 2601, Australia
    Chromosome Res 13:401-10. 2005
    ..Since these genes lie on the X in marsupials and eutherians, and also on the homologous region of chicken chromosome 4, this represents a loss from the monotreme X rather than an additional evolutionary stratum of the human X...
  54. ncbi Duration of untreated psychosis and outcome in first-episode psychosis. Perspective from a developing country
    P Oosthuizen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 111:214-9. 2005
    ..To investigate the association between duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) and treatment outcome in a sample of subjects from a developing country...
  55. ncbi SLC11A1 (NRAMP1) but not SLC11A2 (NRAMP2) polymorphisms are associated with susceptibility to tuberculosis in a high-incidence community in South Africa
    E G Hoal
    Medical Biochemistry and MRC Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:1464-71. 2004
    ..Stellenbosch University Faculty of Health Sciences, and metropolitan Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa...
  56. pmc Clonal expansion of a globally disseminated lineage of Mycobacterium tuberculosis with low IS6110 copy numbers
    R M Warren
    MRC Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, P O Box 19063, Tygerberg, 7505, South Africa
    J Clin Microbiol 42:5774-82. 2004
    ..These clones have subsequently become widely disseminated and now play an important role in the global tuberculosis epidemic...
  57. pmc Hemispheric asymmetries in biodiversity--a serious matter for ecology
    Steven L Chown
    Centre for Invasion Biology and Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    PLoS Biol 2:e406. 2004
  58. ncbi Impact of unfortified human milk feeding on weight gain and mineral status of very-low-birth-weight infants after discharge from a Kangaroo mother care unit
    G Kirsten
    Department of Paediatrics, Tygerberg Hospital and the University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Adv Exp Med Biol 554:379-81. 2004
  59. ncbi SPECT imaging of body dysmorphic disorder
    Paul Carey
    MRC Unit for Stress and Anxiety Disorders, University of Stellenbosch, P O Box 19063, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 16:357-9. 2004
    ..Nevertheless, involvement of parietal regions is consistent with the characteristic altered body perception of BDD. These preliminary data highlight the need for further systematic functional imaging studies of this condition...
  60. ncbi Cloning and over-expression of an alkaline protease from Bacillus licheniformis
    Xue Ming Tang
    The Key Laboratory of Industrial Biotechnology, Ministry of Education, Research Center of Industrial Microbiology, Southern Yangtze University, Wuxi 214036, P R China
    Biotechnol Lett 26:975-9. 2004
    ..SDS-PAGE analysis indicated a Mr of 30.5 kDa. The amino acid sequence deduced from the DNA sequence analysis revealed a 98% identity to that of Bacillus licheniformis 6816...
  61. ncbi Depression and anxiety in the developing world: is it time to medicalise the suffering?
    Dan J Stein
    Department of Pyschiatry, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town 7505, South Africa
    Lancet 364:233-4. 2004
  62. ncbi Prioritizing guidelines for health education message design
    J Hugo
    Bureau for Medical and Dental Education BMDE, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
    J Audiov Media Med 19:171-4. 1996
    ..The results produced new insights, based upon the view points of media specialists (as producers of health education materials) and nutrition educationists (as a group of media users)...

Research Grants9

  1. INH resistance in Beijing/W isolates of M. tuberculosis
    Thomas Victor; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..It will also allow comparative analysis to other local outbreak drug resistant strains and will help unravel the mechanisms that lead to the development and spread of drug resistance in local communities. ..
  2. Stellenbosch University Clinical Trial Unit, Cape Town, South Africa
    Mark Cotton; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..James Mclntyre, Perinatal HIV Research Unit ACTG, Witwatersrand University. Though this co-mentoring partnership, the AIDs CRS is expected to be able to enroll subjects within six months of funding. ADMINISTRATIVE COMPONENT: ..
  3. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the Phase 1 cohort of the Safe Passage Study
    Bavanisha Vythilingum; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..By identifying early markers of FASD, this project aims to contribute to earlier diagnosis and thus intervention during critical developmental phases. ..
  4. Stellenbosch University Application: IEARDA
    LYNETTE HORN; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..g. in the fields of TB and HIV, pediatric HIV, alcohol abuse in pregnancy, mental health disorders. ..
  5. Prenatal Alcohol in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Stillbirth (PASS) Network
    HENDRIK ODENDAAL; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Knowledge gained from the study will help health care workers to provide better care for pregnant women. ..