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SAMRC established in 1969 with a mandate to improve the health of the country's population, through research, development and technology transfer, so that people can enjoy a better quality of life. The scope of the organisation's research projects includes tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular and non-communicable diseases, gender and health, and alcohol and other drug abuse.
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Differential expression of glycoprotein IV on monocyte subsets following high-fat diet feeding and the impact of short-term low-dose aspirin treatment (Elsevier, 2020-08-01)Objective: To assess the levels of glycoprotein GPIV (CD36) expression on peripheral blood monocyte subsets, in a mouse model of glucose intolerance. Moreover, to determine the effect of; low-dose aspirin (LDA) alone, LDA ...
Identification of potential biomarkers for predicting the early onset of diabetic cardiomyopathy in a mouse model (Nature Publishing Group, 2020-07-23)Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is characterized by metabolic derangements that cause a shift in substrate preference, inducing cardiac interstitial fibrosis. Interstitial fibrosis plays a key role in aggravating left ventricular ...
(BMC, 2020-05-27)Reported COVID-19 deaths in Germany are relatively low as compared to many European countries. Among the several explanations proposed, an early and large testing of the population was put forward. Most current debates on ...
Rubella vaccine introduction in the South African public vaccination schedule: Mathematical modelling for decision making (MDPI, 2020-07-13)Background: age structured mathematical models have been used to evaluate the impact of rubella-containing vaccine (RCV) introduction into existing measles vaccination programs in several countries. South Africa has a ...
Health worker experiences of and perspectives on engaging men in HIV care: A qualitative study in Cape Town, South Africa (SAGE, 2020-05-29)Men generally fare worse than women across the HIV cascade. While we know much about how men perceive the health services, we know little about how health workers (HWs) themselves have experienced engaging with men and ...