http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Genetic contributions to variation in general cognitive function: a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies in the CHARGE consortium (N=53 949) http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27386 -9, MIR2113; rs17522122, P=2.55 x 10-8, AKAP6; rs10119, P=5.67 x 10-9, APOE/TOMM40). We report one gene-based significant association with the HMGN1 gene located on chromosome 21 (P=1 x 10-6). These genes have previously been associated with neuropsychiatric phenotypes. Meta-analysis results are consistent with a polygenic model of inheritance. To estimate SNP-based heritability, the genome-wide complex trait analysis procedure was applied to two large cohorts, the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (N=6617) and the Health and Retirement Study (N=5976). The proportion of phenotypic variation accounted for by all genotyped common SNPs was 29% (s.e.=5%) and 28% (s.e.=7%), respectively. Using polygenic prediction analysis, ~1.2% of the variance in general cognitive function was predicted in the Generation Scotland cohort (N=5487; P=1.5 x 10-17). In hypothesis-driven tests, there was significant association between general cognitive function and four genes previously associated with Alzheimer's disease: TOMM40, APOE, ABCG1 and MEF2C.]]> Wed 26 Apr 2017 13:49:28 EST ]]> Energy harvested IEEE802.15.4 wireless body area network http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27395 Adaptive Beacon Order, Superframe Order and Duty cycle) to prolong a WBAN node battery lifetime. The paper presents an energy harvesting model to show the effectiveness of human body motion based energy harvester. The paper further analyses the performance of a multi-patient and energy harvested WBAN using our proposed adjustable duty algorithm known as ABSD. The paper also presents several initial simulation results.]]> Wed 26 Apr 2017 13:42:31 EST ]]> Switch to natalizumab versus fingolimod in active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27384 Wed 26 Apr 2017 13:42:29 EST ]]> Genetic variants are major determinants of CSF antibody levels in multiple sclerosis http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27383 -16). Furthermore, we identify a novel association signal of rs9807334, near the ELAC1/SMAD4 genes, for oligoclonal band status (P = 8.45 x 10-7). The previously reported association of the immunoglobulin heavy chain locus with immunoglobulin G index reaches strong evidence for association in this data set (P = 3.79 x 10-37). We identify two novel associations in the major histocompatibility complex region with immunoglobulin G index: the rs9271640*A-rs6457617*G haplotype (P = 1.59 x 10-22), shared with oligoclonal band status, and an additional independent effect of rs6457617*G (P = 3.68 x 10-6). Variants identified in this study account for up to 2-fold differences in the odds of being oligoclonal band positive and 7.75% of the variation in immunoglobulin G index. Both traits are associated with clinical features of disease such as female gender, age at onset and severity. This is the largest study population so far investigated for the genetic influence on antibody levels in the cerebrospinal fluid in multiple sclerosis, including 6950 patients. We confirm that genetic factors underlie these antibody levels and identify both the major histocompatibility complex and immunoglobulin heavy chain region as major determinants.]]> Wed 26 Apr 2017 13:42:28 EST ]]> Genome-wide studies of verbal declarative memory in nondemented older people: the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology Consortium http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27385 -6) was sought in 10,617 participants of European descent, 3811 African-Americans, and 1561 young adults. Results: rs4420638, near APOE, was associated with poorer delayed recall performance in discovery (p = 5.57 x 10-10) and replication cohorts (p = 5.65 x 10-8). This association was stronger for paragraph than word list delayed recall and in the oldest persons. Two associations with specific tests, in subsets of the total sample, reached genome-wide significance in combined analyses of discovery and replication (rs11074779 [HS3ST4], p = 3.11 x 10-8, and rs6813517 [SPOCK3], p = 2.58 x 10-8) near genes involved in immune response. A genetic score combining 58 independent suggestive memory risk variants was associated with increasing Alzheimer disease pathology in 725 autopsy samples. Association of memory risk loci with gene expression in 138 human hippocampus samples showed cis-associations with WDR48 and CLDN5, both related to ubiquitin metabolism. Conclusions: This largest study to date exploring the genetics of memory function in ~40,000 older individuals revealed genome-wide associations and suggested an involvement of immune and ubiquitin pathways.]]> Wed 26 Apr 2017 13:42:28 EST ]]> Strengthening tuberculosis control overseas: who benefits? http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27397 Wed 26 Apr 2017 13:35:32 EST ]]> Factors associated with early cessation of breastfeeding in women with gestational diabetes mellitus http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27396 Wed 26 Apr 2017 13:35:29 EST ]]> Boronate probes for the detection of hydrogen peroxide release from human spermatozoa http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27394 Wed 26 Apr 2017 13:14:31 EST ]]> Trajectories of acute low back pain: a latent class growth analysis http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27393 Wed 26 Apr 2017 12:39:34 EST ]]> Attitudes to Alzheimer's disease testing of Australian general practice patients: a cross-sectional questionnaire-based study http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27391 Wed 26 Apr 2017 12:39:30 EST ]]> Judicial fictions and the fictive feminists: re-imagination as feminist critique in PGA v The Queen http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27392 Wed 26 Apr 2017 12:39:30 EST ]]> CX3CR1 is dysregulated in blood and brain from schizophrenia patients http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27390 Wed 26 Apr 2017 12:32:32 EST ]]> The maximum-entropy meshless method for dynamic and coupled analysis of offshore geotechnical problems http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27388 Wed 26 Apr 2017 12:32:30 EST ]]> Application of high-order elements for coupled analysis in geomechanics http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27389 Wed 26 Apr 2017 12:32:29 EST ]]> Epidemiological study of chronic kidney disease progression: a large-scale population-based cohort study http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27387 14.3 years. After adjusting for confounders, diabetic subjects were 49% (cause-specific hazard ratio (cHR) = 1.49, 95% CI: 1.37, 1.62) more likely to develop kidney failure than non-diabetic subjects. Albuminuria categories A3 and A2 were, respectively, 3.40 (95% CI: 3.07, 3.76) and 1.71 (95% CI: 1.53, 1.92) higher risk of kidney failure when compared to A1. For each albumin category, death rate increased as albuminuria increased particularly in diabetic subjects, which was approximately 2 times higher in A3 compared to A1. Considering GFR category, it gradually increased from G1 to G4 and sharply increased from G4 to G5 in both non-diabetic and diabetic subjects. This study has quantified CKD progression in an Asian population within ordinary practice. Diabetic subjects progress through GFR and albuminuria categories and reach kidney failure about twice as rapidly as non-diabetic subjects.]]> Wed 26 Apr 2017 12:04:30 EST ]]> Connectivity in dryland landscapes: shifting concepts of spatial interactions http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27381 Wed 26 Apr 2017 09:58:31 EST ]]> Critical youth studies in an individualized and globalised world: making the most of Bourdieu and Beck http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27380 Wed 26 Apr 2017 09:58:29 EST ]]> The moral economy of the mosh pit: straight edge, reflexivity and classification struggles http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27382 Wed 26 Apr 2017 09:58:29 EST ]]> MicroRNA and posttranscriptional dysregulation in psychiatry http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27379 Wed 26 Apr 2017 09:23:30 EST ]]> Antenarrative and transnational labour rights activism: making sense of complexity and ambiguity in the interaction between global social movements and global corporations http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:16736 Wed 19 Apr 2017 16:29:04 EST ]]> The quality of patient-centred care: haematological cancer survivors' perceptions http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:21816 Wed 19 Apr 2017 16:15:04 EST ]]> Is identification of smoking, risky alcohol consumption and overweight and obesity by general practitioners improving? A comparison over time http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:22685 Wed 19 Apr 2017 15:54:04 EST ]]> Outcomes and process evaluation of a programme integrating physical activity into the primary school mathematics curriculum: the EASY minds pilot randomised controlled trial http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:26881 Wed 19 Apr 2017 15:26:39 EST ]]> Findings from the EASY minds cluster randomized controlled trial: evaluation of a physical activity integration program for mathematics in primary schools http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:23947 Wed 19 Apr 2017 15:12:05 EST ]]> Optimizing patient preparation and surgical experience using eHealth technology http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:26801 Wed 19 Apr 2017 15:05:07 EST ]]> Identification and validation of small molecule modulators of the NusB-NusE interaction http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27293 Bacillus subtilis and Gram-negative Escherichia coli growth.]]> Wed 19 Apr 2017 14:56:00 EST ]]> Unhealthy lifestyle may increase later depression via inflammation in older women but not men http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27319 Thu 20 Apr 2017 17:20:04 EST ]]> The role of inflammatory markers in explaining the association between depression and cardiovascular hospitalisations http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27318 Thu 20 Apr 2017 17:06:04 EST ]]> The importance of investigating alcohol use among people with schizophrenia http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:13817 Thu 20 Apr 2017 16:59:04 EST ]]> Factors associated with concurrent tobacco smoking and heavy alcohol consumption within a socioeconomically disadvantaged Australian sample http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27029 Thu 20 Apr 2017 16:45:04 EST ]]> 'The lesser of two evils': a qualitative study of staff and client experiences and beliefs about addressing tobacco in addiction treatment settings http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:23998 Thu 20 Apr 2017 16:24:04 EST ]]> Long-term consequences of noninjurious and injurious falls on well-being in older women http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27349 Thu 20 Apr 2017 14:40:29 EST ]]> 'Cigarettes are priority': A qualitative study of how Australian socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers respond to rising cigarette prices http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27005 Thu 20 Apr 2017 14:18:08 EST ]]> The tough beauty project: interrogating girl to girl violence through theatre and drama http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27359 Thu 20 Apr 2017 13:22:05 EST ]]> Tobacco health warning messages on plain cigarette packs and in television campaigns: a qualitative study with Australian socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:25713 Thu 20 Apr 2017 12:12:41 EST ]]> Prevalence of PALB2 mutations in Australian familial breast cancer cases and controls http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27356  G variant (rs152451) was significantly enriched in cases and may represent a low-penetrance polymorphism (p = 0.002; OR 1.24 (95 % CI 1.09–1.47). Conclusions: Our findings support truncating variants in PALB2 as high-penetrance breast cancer susceptibility alleles, and suggest that a common missense variant may also lead to a low level of increased breast cancer risk.]]> Thu 20 Apr 2017 11:51:04 EST ]]> Anti-tobacco mass media and socially disadvantaged groups: a systematic and methodological review http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:22249 Thu 20 Apr 2017 11:51:04 EST ]]> Ultrasound-assisted aqueous extraction of oil and carotenoids from microwave-dried gac (Momordica cochinchinensis Spreng) aril http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27357 Thu 20 Apr 2017 11:44:11 EST ]]> Paying the price: a cross-sectional survey of Australian socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers' responses to hypothetical cigarette price rises http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:21339 P<0.001), and fewer selected no change to their smoking (P<0.001). Numerous price-minimisation strategies (e.g. switching to cheaper brands/products) were endorsed, but remained constant across hypothetical scenarios; level of financial stress appeared to have little influence. Smokers indicating they would not change their smoking in response to price rises had higher levels of nicotine dependence. Discussion and Conclusions: Socially disadvantaged smokers endorsed numerous price-minimising strategies to maintain smoking at hypothetically increased costs. Larger cigarette price rises motivated more smokers to consider quitting, while price-resistant smokers appeared to have a more entrenched smoker status.]]> Thu 20 Apr 2017 11:44:09 EST ]]> Ti₃GaC₂ and Ti₃InC₂: first bulk synthesis, DFT stability calculations and structural systematics http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27358 n+1AXn phases (n≥2) from the chemical characteristics of known phases was developed. The method was used to identify two potential M₃AC₂ phases Ti₃GaC₂ and Ti₃InC₂. After verifying that the n=1 MAX phases in these systems could be synthesised in bulk using a simple pressureless reactive sintering process, the new phases were synthesised using the same method. DFT calculations were used to test the thermodynamic stability of the new phases against the known competing phases within the same ternary systems. Both were found to be stable although Ti₃InC₂ only marginally so. Crystal structure refinements and comparison to other MAX phases revealed a linear increase in the c-axis length as a function of the atomic radius of the A element.]]> Thu 20 Apr 2017 11:44:04 EST ]]> Impact of periconceptional and preimplantation undernutrition on factors regulating myogenesis and protein synthesis in muscle of singleton and twin fetal sheep http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27351 Thu 20 Apr 2017 11:16:05 EST ]]> Bedload yields for sand-bed streams in the Ngarradj Creek catchment, Northern Territory, Australia http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27355 Thu 20 Apr 2017 11:16:04 EST ]]> Describing patterns of care in pancreatic cancer: a population-based study http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27354 Thu 20 Apr 2017 11:09:09 EST ]]> Liquid marble and water droplet interactions and stability http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27352 Thu 20 Apr 2017 11:09:08 EST ]]> Characterising the genetic risk for type 2 diabetes in a Malaysian multi-ethnic cohort http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:21916 Thu 20 Apr 2017 11:09:06 EST ]]> Intercultural exchange and mutuality in volunteer tourism: the case of intercambio in Ecuador http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27350 Thu 20 Apr 2017 11:09:04 EST ]]> On the mechanical anisotropy of the compressive properties of aluminium perlite syntactic foam http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27353 Thu 20 Apr 2017 11:09:04 EST ]]> Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of the MADE4Life program: a pilot randomized controlled trial http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27250 Thu 20 Apr 2017 11:02:04 EST ]]> Near surface properties of mixtures of propylammonium nitrate with n-alkanols 1. Nanostructure http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:21211 Thu 20 Apr 2017 10:55:04 EST ]]> Extreme value analysis for assessing structural reliability of welded offshore steel structures http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:18669 Thu 20 Apr 2017 10:41:42 EST ]]> Measuring change in cannabis use http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27247 Thu 20 Apr 2017 09:45:04 EST ]]> Assessing socioeconomic inequalities of hypertension among women in Indonesia's major cities http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:23077 Mon 24 Apr 2017 14:41:32 EST ]]> Transcriptional regulation of early embryo development in the model legume Medicago truncatula http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:18038 Mon 24 Apr 2017 14:27:30 EST ]]> Effects of sprint and plyometrics training on field sport acceleration technique http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:17868 Mon 24 Apr 2017 14:26:30 EST ]]> Ontogeny of embryogenic callus in Medicago truncatula: the fate of the pluripotent and totipotent stem cells http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:17941 Mon 24 Apr 2017 14:10:15 EST ]]> Improving health-related fitness in adolescents: the CrossFit TeensTM randomised controlled trial http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:23939 TM resistance training programme for improving health-related fitness and resistance training skill competency in adolescents. This assessor-blinded randomised controlled trial was conducted in one secondary school in the Hunter Region, Australia, from July to September 2013. Ninety-six (96) students (age = 15.4 (.5) years, 51.5% female) were randomised into intervention (n = 51) or control (n = 45) conditions for 8-weeks (60 min twice per week). Waist circumference, body mass index (BMI), BMI-Z score (primary outcomes), cardiorespiratory fitness (shuttle run test), muscular fitness (standing jump, push-up, handgrip, curl-up test), flexibility (sit and reach) and resistance training skill competency were measured at baseline and immediate post-intervention. Feasibility measures of recruitment, retention, adherence and satisfaction were assessed. Significant group-by-time intervention effects were found for waist circumference [-3.1 cm, P < 0.001], BMI [-1.38 kg · m-2, P < 0.001], BMI-Z [-0.5 z-scores, P < 0.001], sit and reach [+3.0 cm, P < 0.001], standing jump [+0.1 m, P = 0.021] and shuttle run [+10.3 laps, P = 0.019]. Retention rate was 82.3%. All programme sessions were delivered and participants' mean satisfaction scores ranged from 4.2 to 4.6 out of 5. The findings demonstrate that CrossFit TeensTM is a feasible and efficacious programme for improving health-related fitness in adolescents.]]> Mon 24 Apr 2017 13:18:30 EST ]]> Impact of a male-only weight loss maintenance programme on social-cognitive determinants of physical activity and healthy eating: a randomized controlled trial http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:23076 SHED-IT Weight Loss Program were randomly allocated to receive (1) the SCT-based SHED-IT WLM Program; or (2) no additional resources (self-help control group). The 6-month gender-tailored SHED-IT WLM Program was completely self-administered and operationalized SCT behaviour change principles to assist men to increase moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and decrease energy-dense, nutrient-poor (discretionary) food consumption after initial weight loss. After randomization (WLM baseline), men were reassessed at 6 months (WLM post-test) and 12 months (6-month WLM follow-up). SCT cognitions (e.g., self-efficacy, goal setting), MVPA, and discretionary food consumption were assessed with validated measures. Results: Following significant improvements in cognitions, MVPA and discretionary food consumption during the weight loss phase, intention-to-treat, linear mixed models revealed no significant group-by-time differences in cognitions or behaviours during the WLM phase. Initial improvements in MVPA and some cognitions (e.g., goal setting, planning, and social support) were largely maintained by both groups at the end of the study. Dietary effects were not as strongly maintained, with the intervention and control groups maintaining 57% and 75% of the Phase I improvements in discretionary food intake, respectively. Conclusions: An additional SCT-based WLM programme did not elicit further improvements over a self-help control in the cognitions or behaviours for MVPA or discretionary food intake of men who had lost weight with a SCT-based weight loss programme.]]> Mon 24 Apr 2017 13:08:31 EST ]]> Behavioral mediators of weight loss in the SHED-IT community randomized controlled trial for overweight and obese men http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:22686 2] assessed at baseline, 3 months (post-test) and 6 months (follow-up). Results: In an intention-to-treat, multiple-mediator model, the significant intervention effect on weight at 6 months (-3.70 kg; p < 0.001) was mediated by increases in physical activity (steps/day) and decreases in takeaway meals (kJ/day) and portion size at 3 months. The largest mediation effect was for physical activity (-0.6 kg; 95% confidence interval -1.4, -0.1). Overall, the targeted mediators accounted for 47.0% of the intervention's effect on weight. Conclusion: Step counts, takeaway food consumption, and portion sizes may be key areas to target in future weight loss programs for men (ACTRN12610000699066).]]> Mon 24 Apr 2017 12:56:29 EST ]]> Botanical, phytochemical, and anticancer properties of the eucalyptus species http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27325 Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) is mainly native to Australia; however, some species are now distributed globally. Eucalyptus has been used in indigenous Australian medicines for the treatment of a range of aliments including colds, flu, fever, muscular aches, sores, internal pains, and inflammation. Eucalyptus oils containing volatile compounds have been widely used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries for a multitude of purposes. In addition, Eucalyptus extracts containing nonvolatile compounds are also an important source of key bioactive compounds, and several studies have linked Eucalyptus extracts with anticancer properties. With the increasing research interest in Eucalyptus and its health properties, this review briefly outlines the botanical features of Eucalyptus, discusses its traditional use as medicine, and comprehensively reviews its phytochemical and anticancer properties and, finally, proposes trends for future studies.]]> Mon 24 Apr 2017 12:42:30 EST ]]> Sweet cherry: composition, postharvest preservation, processing and trends for its future use http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:25041 Prunus avium L.) are a nutritious fruit which are rich in polyphenols and have high antioxidant potential. Most sweet cherries are consumed fresh and a small proportion of the total sweet cherries production is value added to make processed food products. Sweet cherries are highly perishable fruit with a short harvest season, therefore extensive preservation and processing methods have been developed for the extension of their shelf-life and distribution of their products. Scope and approach: In this review, the main physicochemical properties of sweet cherries, as well as bioactive components and their determination methods are described. The study emphasises the recent progress of postharvest technology, such as controlled/modified atmosphere storage, edible coatings, irradiation, and biological control agents, to maintain sweet cherries for the fresh market. Valorisations of second-grade sweet cherries, as well as trends for the diversification of cherry products for future studies are also discussed. Key findings and conclusions: Sweet cherry fruit have a short harvest period and marketing window. The major loss in quality after harvest include moisture loss, softening, decay and stem browning. Without compromising their eating quality, the extension in fruit quality and shelf-life for sweet cherries is feasible by means of combination of good handling practice and applications of appropriate postharvest technology. With the drive of health-food sector, the potential of using second class cherries including cherry stems as a source of bioactive compound extraction is high, as cherry fruit is well-known for being rich in health-promoting components.]]> Mon 24 Apr 2017 12:14:28 EST ]]> Accident causation, prevention and safety management: a review of the state-of-the-art http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:23080 Mon 24 Apr 2017 12:07:30 EST ]]> Climate adaptation engineering for extreme events: is adaptation a workable solution to climate change? http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:22183 Mon 24 Apr 2017 11:53:30 EST ]]> Using feature film in the teaching of history: the practitioner decision-making dynamic http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:18666 Mon 24 Apr 2017 11:39:31 EST ]]> Using socioeconomic evidence in clinical practice guidelines http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:1755 Mon 24 Apr 2017 11:39:28 EST ]]> Eigenvalue assignment for componentwise ultimate bound minimisation in LTI discrete-time systems http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27378 Mon 24 Apr 2017 11:14:59 EST ]]> A sensitivity analysis of the dynamics of a population of thermostatically-controlled loads http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27377 Mon 24 Apr 2017 11:11:32 EST ]]> On componentwise ultimate bound minimisation for switched linear systems via closed-loop lie-algebraic solvability http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:19530 Mon 24 Apr 2017 11:05:16 EST ]]> Model-based estimation of energy savings in load control events for thermostatically controlled loads http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:20483 Mon 24 Apr 2017 10:43:31 EST ]]> Sufficient conditions for generic feedback stabilizability of switching systems via lie-algebraic solvability http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:19992 Mon 24 Apr 2017 10:43:31 EST ]]> Bayesian parameter estimation for direct load control of populations of air conditioners http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:17838 Mon 24 Apr 2017 10:29:30 EST ]]> Towards load control of populations of air conditioners with guaranteed comfort margins http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:18811 Mon 24 Apr 2017 10:01:30 EST ]]> Minimum variance control over a Gaussian communication channel http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:13455 Mon 24 Apr 2017 09:54:31 EST ]]> Ultimate bounds and regions of attraction for two-inverter microgrids with primary and secondary frequency control loops http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:23089 Mon 24 Apr 2017 09:54:31 EST ]]> A fixed-structure automaton for load management of electric vehicles http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:23446 Mon 24 Apr 2017 09:47:30 EST ]]> An analytical characterisation of cold-load pickup oscillations in thermostatically controlled loads http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:25838 Mon 24 Apr 2017 09:19:28 EST ]]> Gravity separation of ultra-fine iron ore in the reflux classifier http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:20309 Fri 21 Apr 2017 17:57:04 EST ]]> Australian Research Council Research Hub for Advanced Technologies for Australian iron ore: an introduction http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:20310 Fri 21 Apr 2017 17:50:06 EST ]]> Consolidation of non-colloidal spherical particles at low particle Reynolds numbers http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27376 Fri 21 Apr 2017 17:43:04 EST ]]> How do occupational therapy curricula align with priorities identified by occupational therapists to prepare graduates for working in mental health? http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27375 Fri 21 Apr 2017 17:36:04 EST ]]> Regions of attraction to ultimate bound sets for inverter-based microgrids with decentralised frequency control loops http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:22956 Fri 21 Apr 2017 16:40:04 EST ]]> AIMD in a discrete time implementation or with a non-constant shared resource http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:22957 Fri 21 Apr 2017 16:33:54 EST ]]> Ultimate bound minimisation by state feedback in discrete-time switched linear systems under arbitrary switching http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27374 Fri 21 Apr 2017 16:19:04 EST ]]> Robust fault estimation and compensation for LPV systems under actuator and sensor faults http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27373 Fri 21 Apr 2017 15:58:06 EST ]]> On robust stability and set invariance of switched linear parameter varying systems http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27372 Fri 21 Apr 2017 15:09:04 EST ]]> On invariant sets and closed-loop boundedness of Lure-type nonlinear systems by LPV-embedding http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:23933 Fri 21 Apr 2017 14:41:04 EST ]]> Coherent spectral analysis of asynchronously sampled signals http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:17784 0 -norm and the resulting algorithm can be implemented using a few FFTs and IFFTs. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the sparse recovery approach using simulation experiments. In particular, the ℓ ₂,0 approximation approach is very fast. In addition, it offers increased resolution, improved robustness to noise, and works well with limited number of data samples.]]> Fri 21 Apr 2017 13:31:05 EST ]]> Maximum a posteriori based approach for target detection in MTI radar http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:21420 a posteriori estimation framework. The resulting algorithm is applied in angle-Doppler imaging for moving target indication in an airborne radar. Our approach has a number of advantages including improved robustness to noise and increased resolution with limited data.]]> Fri 21 Apr 2017 13:24:04 EST ]]> Frequency estimation from arbitrary time samples http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27371 Fri 21 Apr 2017 13:10:04 EST ]]> Grid-less T.V minimization for DOA estimation http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27370 Fri 21 Apr 2017 13:03:02 EST ]]> A sparse recovery method for initial uplink synchronization in OFDMA systems http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:26106 Fri 21 Apr 2017 12:56:05 EST ]]> Venom concentrations and clotting factor levels in a prospective cohort of Russell's viper bites with coagulopathy http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27369 13), associated with low fibrinogen [median,<0.01g/L;IQR:<0.01-0.9g/L), low factor V levels [median,<5%;IQR:<5-4%], low factor VIII levels [median,40%;IQR:12-79%] and low factor X levels [median,48%; IQR:29-67%]. There were smaller reductions in factors II, IX and VII over time. All factors recovered over 48h post-antivenom. The median INR remained >3 at 6h post-antivenom but had reduced to <2, by 24h. The aPTT had also returned to close to normal (<50sec) at 24h. Factor VII, VIII and IX levels were unusually high pre-antivenom, median peak concentrations of 393%, 307% and 468% respectively. Pre-antivenom venom concentrations and the INR (r=0.20, p=0.02) and aPTT (r=0.19, p=0.03) were correlated (non-parametric Spearman analysis). Conclusions: Russell's viper coagulopathy results in prolonged aPTT, INR, low fibrinogen, factors V, VIII and X which recover over 48h. Severity of clotting abnormalities was associated with venom concentrations.]]> Fri 21 Apr 2017 12:00:05 EST ]]> Back to swear one: a review of English language literature on swearing and cursing in Western health settings http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:27368 Fri 21 Apr 2017 11:53:04 EST ]]> Nicotine withdrawal, relapse of mental illness, or medication side-effect? 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