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  • DAMPD: a manually curated antimicrobial peptide database 

    Sundararajan, Vijayaraghava S.; Gabere, Musa N.; Pretorius, Ashley; Adam, Saleem; Christoffels, Alan; Minna, Lehvaslaiho; Archer, John A.C.; Bajic, Vladimir B. (Oxford University Press, 2012)
    The demand for antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) is rising because of the increased occurrence of pathogens that are tolerant or resistant to conventional antibiotics. Since naturally occurring AMPs could serve as templates ...
  • Das Fach Deutsch an der University of the Western Cape 

    van Ryneveld, Hannelore; Mentzner, Martina (Association of German Studies (SAGV), 2010)
    The current challenges facing the teaching of German as a foreign language at the University of the Western Cape are outlined. The article includes a brief historical overview and proposes research perspectives for the future.
  • Database for exploration of functional context of genes implicated in ovarian cancer 

    Kaur, Mandeer; Radovanovic, Aleksander; Essack, Magbubah; Schaefer, Ulf; Maqungo, Monique; Kibler, Tracey; Schmeier, Sebastian; Christoffels, Alan; Narasimhan, Kothandaraman; Choolani, Mahesh; Bajic, Vladimir B. (Oxford Journals, 2009)
    Ovarian cancer (OC) is becoming the most common gynecological cancer in developed countries and the most lethal gynecological malignancy. It is also the fifth leading cause of all cancer-related deaths in women. The ...
  • Dawn of a new decade? The 16th and 17th sessions of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child 

    Wakefield, Lorenzo; Assim, Usang Maria (Juta, 2011)
    The 16th and 17th sessions of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child took place at the African Union Commission Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in November 2010 and March 2011, ...
  • Day labourers in Pretoria, Windhoek and the United States - a comparison of two capitals and a different world 

    Schenck, Catherina (Rinie); Blaauw, Phillip (Derick) (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2008)
    Purpose: The aim of this paper is to compare the economic dynamics of day labouring in two Southern African capital cities, namely Windhoek and Pretoria, against the background of the experiences of day labourers in a ...
  • Day labourers, unemployment and socio-economic development in South Africa 

    Harmse, Alet; Schenck, Catherina (Rinie); Blaauw, Phillip (Derick) (Springer Verlag, 2009)
    One of the most visible forms of unemployment is the men who stand at the side of the road or on corners daily, waiting for any job that may come their way. It is estimated that there are nearly 1,000 places in South ...
  • DDEC: Dragon databaseof genes implicated in esophageal cancer 

    Essack, Magbubah; Radovanovic, Aleksander; Schaefer, Ulf; Schmeier, Sebastian; Seshadri, Sundararajan V.; Christoffels, Alan; Kaur, Mandeep; Bajic, Vladimir B. (BioMed Central, 2009)
    Esophageal cancer ranks eighth in order of cancer occurrence. Its lethality primarily stems from inability to detect the disease during the early organ-confined stage and the lack of effective therapies for advanced-stage ...
  • DDESC: Dragon database for exploration of sodium channels in human 

    Sagar, Sunil; Kaur, Mandeep; Dawe, Adam; Seshadri, Sundararajan V.; Christoffels, Alan; Schaefer, Ulf; Radovanovic, Aleksander; Bajic, Vladimir B. (BMC Cancer, 2008)
    Sodium channels are heteromultimeric, integral membrane proteins that belong to a superfamily of ion channels. The mutations in genes encoding for sodium channel proteins have been linked with several inherited genetic ...
  • DDPC: Dragon database of genes associated with prostate cancer 

    Maqungo, Monique; Kaur, Mandeep; Kwofie, Samuel K.; Radovanovic, Aleksander; Schaefer, Ulf; Schmeier, Sebastian; Oppon, Ekow; Christoffels, Alan; Bajic, Vladimir B. (Oxford Journals, 2011)
    Prostate cancer (PC) is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in men. PC is relatively difficult to diagnose due to a lack of clear early symptoms. Extensive research of PC has led to the availability of a large amount ...
  • Deaf telephony: community-based co-design 

    Blake, Edwin H.; Tucker, William David; Glaser, Meryl; Freudenthal, Adinda (Wiley, 2011)
    The process of community-based co-design is one that explores various solution configurations in a multi-dimensional design space whose axes are the different dimensions of requirements and the various dimensions of designer ...
  • Deaf telephony: community-based co-design (case study) 

    Blake, Edwin H.; Tucker, William David; Glaser, Meryl; Freudenthal, Adinda (Wiley, 2011)
    The process of community-based co-design is one that explores various solution configurations in a multi-dimensional design space whose axes are the different dimensions of requirements and the various dimensions of designer ...
  • Dealing with challenges to learning in higher education institutions through e-Learning 

    Mapuva, Jephias (DonEl Learning Inc., 2011)
    It has become common knowledge that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have had an unprecedented impact notably in HEIs where students seeking to enhance their computer literacy skills and communication have ...
  • Debriefing interviews and coaching conversations: strategies to promote student reflexivity and action 

    Maritz, Jeanette; Jooste, Karien (UNISA Press, 2011)
    Without conscious will and engagement in critical reflexivity as a process of growth and learning in research, students remain unaware of their subjective biases and the effect of bias on the inquiry. A qualitative, ...
  • Decolonization of a special type: rethinking Cold War history in Southern Africa 

    Lee, Christopher J. (History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    Introduction: This special issue of Kronos: Southern African Histories speaks to this imbalance, contributing in small measure to a recent turn in Cold War studies that has sought to incorporate regional perspectives ...
  • Deconstructing the Leviathan: Derrida’s The Beast and the Sovereign 

    De Ville, Jacques (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2012)
    Derrida’s The Beast & the Sovereign volume I, explores the contradictory appearance of animals in political discourse. Sometimes, as he points out, political man and the sovereign state appear in the form of an animal, and ...
  • Deconstruction and law: Derrida, Levinas and Cornell 

    De Ville, Jacques (University of Windsor, 2007)
    Drucilla Cornell’s book The Philosophy of the Limit has for a long time been an important reference point in attempting to understand the relation between deconstruction and law. This article examines some of the themes ...
  • A deep search for faint galaxies associated with very low-redshift C iv absorbers: A case with cold-accretion characteristics 

    Burchett, Joseph N.; Tripp, Todd M.; Werk, Jessica K.; Howk, J. Christopher; Romeel, Dave; Prochaska, J. Xavier; Ford, Amanda Brady (The American Astronomical Society, 2013)
    Studies of QSO absorber–galaxy connections are often hindered by inadequate information on whether faint/dwarf galaxies are located near the QSO sight lines. To investigate the contribution of faint galaxies to QSO ...
  • Demanding satisfaction: Violence, masculinity and honour in late eighteenth century Cape Town 

    Worden, Nigel (Univ. of Cape Town) (Published by History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2009)
    This article analyses two separate cases of public violence which took place in Cape Town in the summer of 1772/3. At surface level they appear to be very different in character. One was a scrap among low-ranking soldiers ...
  • Demarcating provincial and local powers regarding liquor retail 

    de Visser, Jaap (Unisa Press, 2004)
    Local government’s newly acquired status as a fully-fledged sphere of government with constitutionally protected powers is slowly gaining momentum. Now that the dust is slowly settling around the demarcation and ...
  • Democracy by accident: the rise of Zuma and the renaissance of the tripartite alliance 

    Piper, Laurence; Matisonn, Heidi (Routledge, 2009)
    In party organisational terms, the rise of Jacob Zuma to the Presidency of the African National Congress (ANC) is a victory for the alliance partners and the struggle-era vision of the ANC as a popular front, or the ‘ANC ...