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Engineering principles and medical discoveries
(South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering (SAIMechE), 2010)
Load-shifting opportunities for typical cement plants
(ERC (Energy Research Centre), 2013)
Investigations into demand side reductions have been encouraged by the South African electricity utility, Eskom, in sectors with high electricity consumption, such as the cement industry. The South African cement ...
Revival of unsuccessful chemotherapeutics for highly glycolytic cancers?
Around 90% of cancer deaths can be ascribed to metastases , usually highly glycolytic. Rodent models are used when developing drugs to attack these cancers
Prelimanary application of a new Bolus Insulin model for Type 1 Diabetes
(Mary Ann Liebert, 2011)
Previous work derived a theoretically rigorous bolus insulin model. It was shown that the new model predicts insulin response of subjects without diabetes substantially better than the carbohydrate counting method (CHOcm). ...
A practical quantification of blood glucose production due to high-level chronic stress
Blood glucose (BG) is the primary metabolic fuel for, among others, cancer cell progression, cardiovascular disease and inflammation. Stress is an important contributor to the amount of BG produced especially by the liver. ...
A simple demand-side management solution for a typical compressed-air system at a South African gold mine
(ERC (Energy Research Centre), 2012)
Once designed, mine compressed-air systems tend to operate at peak levels throughout the life of the mine, despite there being significant periods when this air quantity is not required. This is mainly due to lack of ...
Influence of partial and complete glutamine-and glucose deprivation of breast-and cervical tumorigenic cell lines
(BioMed Central, 2015)
Background: Due to their high proliferative requirements, tumorigenic cells possess altered metabolic systems whereby cells utilize higher quantities of glutamine and glucose. These altered metabolic requirements make it ...
High-glycolytic cancers and their interplay with the body's glucose demand and supply cycle
Many difficult-to-treat solid cancer tumours and metastases have high-glucose uptake, usually under hypoxic conditions. Hypoxic tumours suppress the immune system and are insensitive to traditional chemoradiotherapies. The ...
Case study: energy savings for a deep-mine water reticulation system
In deep level mining, water reticulation systems are one of the major consumers of electricity. The refrigeration plants, together with the underground water supply and dewatering systems are integrated to form one complete ...