http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Identifying malicious web domains using machine learning techniques with online credibility and performance data http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30340 Wed 18 Oct 2017 17:08:54 EST ]]> Some remarks on the mechanical yielding of unsaturated soils http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30341 Wed 18 Oct 2017 17:08:53 EST ]]> Exploiting the error correction mechanism in QR codes for secret sharing http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30339 Wed 18 Oct 2017 17:01:57 EST ]]> Utilization of biowaste for mine spoil rehabilitation http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30338 Wed 18 Oct 2017 16:54:53 EST ]]> Trends in temporal reasoning: constraints, graphs and posets http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30337 Wed 18 Oct 2017 16:40:53 EST ]]> Social impact of big data in Australian healthcare http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30336 Wed 18 Oct 2017 16:40:53 EST ]]> Experimental investigation of the reaction of HCFC-22 and methane in a dielectric barrier discharge non-equilibrium plasma http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30335 -1 to 13 kJ L-1. A reaction mechanism is proposed explaining the formation of gaseous as well as polymeric products.]]> Wed 18 Oct 2017 16:26:53 EST ]]> Treatment adherence and its impact on disease-free survival in the breast international group 1-98 trial of tamoxifen and letrozole, alone and in sequence http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30333 Wed 18 Oct 2017 16:05:54 EST ]]> A correlation for predicting solids holdup in the dilute pneumatic conveying flow regime of circulating and interconnected fluidised beds http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30334 Wed 18 Oct 2017 16:05:53 EST ]]> Chemical and isotopic signatures of waters associated with the carbonation of ultramafic mine tailings, Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30332 Wed 18 Oct 2017 15:51:53 EST ]]> Use of rheometry and micro-CT analysis to understand pore structure development in coke http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30328 Wed 18 Oct 2017 15:44:59 EST ]]> Quasi-static collapse of two-dimensional granular columns: insight from continuum modelling http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30330 Wed 18 Oct 2017 15:44:59 EST ]]> Gender equity: women in academia in Fiji http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30331 Wed 18 Oct 2017 15:44:53 EST ]]> Planned derailment for new urban futures?: An actant network analysis of the 'great [light] rail debate' in Newcastle, Australia http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30329 Wed 18 Oct 2017 15:44:52 EST ]]> Legal education and the ageing population: building student knowledge and skills through experiential learning in collaboration with community organisations http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30327 Wed 18 Oct 2017 15:37:53 EST ]]> Behavioral, blood, and magnetic resonance imaging biomarkers of experimental mild traumatic brain injury http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30321 Wed 18 Oct 2017 15:09:58 EST ]]> Philosophy and psychology: the distinctiveness of the theory of personal constructs http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30323 Wed 18 Oct 2017 15:03:05 EST ]]> Teaching academics' self-efficacy in curriculum change http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30322 Wed 18 Oct 2017 15:03:00 EST ]]> Visual art education: at the crossroads of art, science and spatial learning http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30325 Wed 18 Oct 2017 15:02:56 EST ]]> Personal construct theory and philosophy http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30324 Wed 18 Oct 2017 15:02:53 EST ]]> The nationalization of the masses http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30326 Wed 18 Oct 2017 15:02:53 EST ]]> A weak Hadamard smooth renorming of L₁(Ω,µ) http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:13151 1(µ) has a weak Hadamard differentiable renorm (i.e. differentiable away from the origin uniformly on all weakly compact sets) if and only if µ is sigma finite. As a consequence several powerful recent differentiability theorems apply to subspaces of L1.]]> Wed 18 Oct 2017 14:20:52 EST ]]> Comparison of oral bioavailability of benzo[a]pyrene in soils using rat and swine and the implications for human health risk assessment http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30320 rat = 0.26RBswine + 17.3, R2 = 0.70, p < 0.001), despite the regression slope coefficient revealing that the rat model would underestimate RB by about one quarter compared to using swine. Conclusions: In the comparison employed in this study, an interspecies difference of four in RB using AUC assay was identified between the rat and swine models regarding pharmacokinetic differences, which supported the body weight scaling method recommended by US EPA. Future research should focus on the carcinogenic competency (pharmacodynamics) used in experiment animals and humans.]]> Wed 18 Oct 2017 14:13:53 EST ]]> Characteristics of an ideal practice educator: perspectives from practice educators in diagnostic radiography, nuclear medicine, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy and physiotherapy and radiation therapy http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30319 Wed 18 Oct 2017 13:52:56 EST ]]> Weak evidence on nalmefene creates dilemmas for clinicians and poses questions for regulators and researchers http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30317 Wed 18 Oct 2017 13:45:54 EST ]]> On application of the third medium contact method in analysis of geotechnical problems http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30316 Wed 18 Oct 2017 13:39:01 EST ]]> Root iron plaque on wetland plants as a dynamic pool of nutrients and contaminants http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30318 Wed 18 Oct 2017 13:38:57 EST ]]> Foucault on the subject of dialogue http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30315 Wed 18 Oct 2017 13:38:54 EST ]]> NUClear: a loosely coupled software architecture for humanoid robot systems http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30313 Wed 18 Oct 2017 12:43:01 EST ]]> Genetic risk score mendelian randomization shows that obesity measured as body mass index, but not waist:hip ratio, is causal for endometrial cancer http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30306 Wed 18 Oct 2017 12:36:06 EST ]]> The dangers of the neoliberal imaginary of quality: the making of early childhood education and care as a service industry http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30309 Wed 18 Oct 2017 12:36:05 EST ]]> How 'optimal' are optimal sampling times for tyrosine kinase inhibitors in cancer? Practical considerations http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30308 2 or mg/kg basis and subsequent occurrence of dosing error or concern for underdosing. The ‘simple and safe’ strategy of a single dose of tyrosine kinase inhibitor for cancer has thus been widely adopted. However, the benefits purported to exist in the clinical trials do not appear to be borne out in clinical practice, particularly in solid tumours. In order to investigate whether pharmacokinetic variability is a contributor to the variable outcomes, pharmacokinetic targets to enable individualisation of tyrosine kinase inhibitor administration are now emerging. Evidence suggests there is not a clear relationship of a single dose to maximum plasma concentration (Cmax), steady-state trough concentration (Ctrough) or area under the curve (AUC). Furthermore, a significant number of questions remain related to the specific timing and frequency of sample collection required to achieve optimal outcomes. This article reviews the wide variability in the literature on this topic, specifically the different pharmacokinetic targets of the same drug for different cancers, for different states of cancer, and changing pharmacokinetic parameters over a treatment interval in cancer. It appears the optimal sampling times to enable appropriate dose recommendations across patients and diseases may vary, and are not always trough concentrations at steady state. Importantly, the need to be pragmatic in a clinical setting is paramount. Lastly, international collaborations to increase sample size are highly recommended to ensure enough patients are sampled to be sure of a clinical benefit from this concentration-directed methodology.]]> Wed 18 Oct 2017 12:36:03 EST ]]> A 2DOF SOI-MEMS nanopositioner with tilted flexure bulk piezoresistive displacement sensors http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30312 Wed 18 Oct 2017 12:36:02 EST ]]> Re-contextualizing extra-national policy in the Thai construction industry within the new ASEAN economic community http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30310 Wed 18 Oct 2017 12:35:59 EST ]]> What is high quality teacher education? http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30314 Wed 18 Oct 2017 12:35:55 EST ]]> The judicial scholar and the scholarly judge: extra-curial writing and intellectual independence on the High Court http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30307 Wed 18 Oct 2017 12:35:52 EST ]]> Psychometric properties of the Thai version of Copenhagen burnout inventory (T-CBI) in Thai nurses http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30311 Wed 18 Oct 2017 12:35:52 EST ]]> Pilot evaluation of a communication skills training program for psychiatry residents using standardized patient assessment http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30305 d = −0.82), while questioning skills (d = 0.56) decreased. There were no significant differences in any other skills grouping, although checking, information organization, and empathic communication skills tended to increase post-training. A dose effect was observed for agenda setting, with trainees who attended more CST sessions outperforming those attending fewer. Conclusion: Findings support the generalization and translation of ComPsych CST to psychiatry.]]> Wed 18 Oct 2017 12:14:52 EST ]]> Single-stage recovery and concentration of mineral sands using a REFLUX™ Classifier http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30304 3, with the majority in the size range from 50 to 150 µm. The overall recovery of the heavy minerals component was approximately constant at 85% for solids throughputs of 10-18.5 t/(m2 h). The unrecovered heavy mineral had an average density close to that of the gangue, hence was deemed unrecoverable by gravity separation. The recovery of the denser and more liberated zirconium mineral exceeded 95%. So this work demonstrated the potential for the heavy mineral to be upgraded by a factor of 16 or more in a single stage operation.]]> Wed 18 Oct 2017 11:53:52 EST ]]> Linking thermoplastic development and swelling with molecular weight changes of a coking coal and its pyrolysis products http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30303 Wed 18 Oct 2017 11:39:53 EST ]]> Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM): a systematic review of patient reported factors and psychological predictors influencing choice and satisfaction http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30253 Wed 18 Oct 2017 11:39:51 EST ]]> Continuum approach for modelling soil flow in geotechnical engineering http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30302 Wed 18 Oct 2017 11:25:52 EST ]]> Fibulin-1 regulates the pathogenesis of tissue remodeling in respiratory diseases http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30281 Fbln1c protected against CS-induced airway fibrosis and emphysema-like alveolar enlargement. In experimental COPD, this occurred through disrupted collagen organization and interactions with fibronectin, periostin, and tenascin-c. Genetic inhibition of Fbln1c also reduced levels of pulmonary inflammatory cells and proinflammatory cytokines/chemokines (TNF-a, IL-33, and CXCL1) in experimental COPD. Fbln1c⌿ mice also had reduced airway remodeling in experimental chronic asthma and pulmonary fibrosis. Our data show that Fbln1c may be a therapeutic target in chronic respiratory diseases.]]> Wed 18 Oct 2017 11:25:51 EST ]]> Soluble cluster of differentiation 36 concentrations are not associated with cardiovascular risk factors in middle-aged subjects http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30301 0.05). The inconsistency between results reported in the present study and other studies may be unique to the study population or be a result of the lack of a reliable standardized method for determining absolute sCD36 concentrations. However, further investigations are required to assess CD36 tissue expression in the study population and to assess the accuracy of various commercially available sCD36 ELISA kits. Thus, the availability of a standardized simple sCD36 ELISA that could be performed in any basic laboratory would be more favorable to the specialized flow cytometry methods that detect CD36+ microparticles if it was to be used as a biomarker.]]> Wed 18 Oct 2017 11:11:54 EST ]]> The Trendtex principle in Australian law: context and recent developments http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:26164 Wed 18 Oct 2017 10:35:42 EST ]]> Academic integrity in non-text based disciplines http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:29987 Wed 18 Oct 2017 10:30:21 EST ]]> Sand slugs formed by large-scale channel erosion during extreme floods on the east Alligator River, northern Australia http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30300 2 East Alligator River catchment in Arnhem Land, northern Australia. The resultant large flood caused extensive bank erosion, channel widening, stripping of point bars and floodplain, resulting in large amounts of sand transport. This sand was largely deposited in the downstream river channel as a sand slug, and as deep overbank sand splays where the valley abruptly widened immediately downstream of an island anabranching, bedrock-confined reach. Interpretation of a time series of aerial photographs and satellite images from 1950 to 2012 showed that there have been considerable channel changes along the study reach. The aerial photographs show that extensive sedimentation in the same reach as in 2007 also occurred in 1975, 1981 and 1984. Each time, the sand slug was reworked rapidly over succeeding years by subsequent smaller floods, and the channel deepened naturally as sand supply declined due to revegetation of the upstream riparian zone and the reformation and stabilisation of point and lateral bars. Sand slug formation at an intermediate floodout is an episodic process dependent on the supply of large volumes of sand by extensive channel erosion during extreme floods. A conceptual geomorphic model was developed to highlight the differential effectiveness of extreme versus moderate floods.]]> Wed 18 Oct 2017 10:22:57 EST ]]> Terms for bodies of water in a posteriori and mixed artificial languages http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30299 Wed 18 Oct 2017 10:22:57 EST ]]> Unilateral non-colonial secession and internal self-determination: a right of newly seceded peoples to democracy? http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30298 Wed 18 Oct 2017 10:15:52 EST ]]> Physical activity after stroke http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30297 Wed 18 Oct 2017 10:08:52 EST ]]> Comparing outcomes with bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells as graft source for matched sibling transplants in severe aplastic anemia across different economic regions http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30296 P < .001). There was no significant difference in OS between BM and PBSCs in UMIC (P = .32) or LM-LIC (P = .23). In LM-LIC the 28-day neutrophil engraftment was higher with PBSCs compared with BM (97% versus 77%, P = .002). Chronic graft-versus-host disease was significantly higher with PBSCs in all groups. Whereas BM should definitely be the preferred graft source for HLA-matched sibling HSCT in SAA, PBSCs may be an acceptable alternative in countries with limited resources when treating patients at high risk of graft failure and infective complications.]]> Wed 18 Oct 2017 09:47:54 EST ]]> A post-millennial inquiry into the United Nations law of self-determination: a right to unilateral non-colonial secession? http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:26163 Wed 18 Oct 2017 09:20:53 EST ]]> The timed up and go and two-minute walk test: exploration of a method for establishing normative values for established lower limb prosthetic users http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30289 Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:34:50 EST ]]> Economic evaluation of treatments for pediatric bilateral severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss: an Australian perspective http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30293 Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:27:58 EST ]]> Long-term effects of preterm birth on behavior and neurosteroid sensitivity in the Guinea pig http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30294 Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:27:56 EST ]]> Risk factors associated with incident sexually transmitted infections in HIV-positive patients in the Australian HIV Observational Database: a prospective cohort study http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30295 Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:27:53 EST ]]> Immersion of bovine eyeballs after 1 hour in seawater does not result in elevation of postmortem vitreous humor sodium and chloride levels http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30288 Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:21:11 EST ]]> Cilengitide with metronomic temozolomide, procarbazine, and standard radiotherapy in patients with glioblastoma and unmethylated MGMT gene promoter in ExCentric, an open-label phase II trial http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30292 Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:21:10 EST ]]> Framework for product innovation using SOEKS and decisional DNA http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30291 Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:21:02 EST ]]> An analysis of signal processing algorithm performance for cortical intrinsic optical signal imaging and strategies for algorithm selection http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30277 Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:20:57 EST ]]> C3 deficiency ameliorates the negative effects of irradiation of the young brain on hippocampal development and learning http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30287 Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:20:54 EST ]]> Susceptibility to disease varies with ontogeny and immunocompetence in a threatened amphibian http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30290 Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) infection has led to the decline of many amphibian species. Despite increasing knowledge on how Bd varies in its effects among species, little is known on the interaction between susceptibility and development within host species. We compared the ontogenetic susceptibility of post-metamorphic green and golden bell frogs Litoria aurea to chytridiomycosis by simultaneously measuring three host-pathogen responses as indicators of the development of the fungus—infection load, survival rate, and host immunocompetence—following Bd exposure in three life stages (recently metamorphosed juveniles, subadults, adults) over 95 days. Frogs exposed to Bd as recently metamorphosed juveniles acquired higher infection loads and experienced lower immune function and lower survivorship than subadults and adults, indicating an ontogenetic decline in chytridiomycosis susceptibility. By corresponding with an intrinsic developmental maturation in immunocompetence seen in uninfected frogs, we suggest these developmental changes in host susceptibility in L. aurea may be immune mediated. Consequently, the physiological relationship between ontogeny and immunity may affect host population structure and demography through variation in life stage survival, and understanding this can shape management targets for effective amphibian conservation.]]> Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:20:53 EST ]]> Assessment of metal toxicity and bioavailability in metallophyte leaf litters and metalliferous soils using Eisenia fetida in a microcosm study http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30283 Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:14:21 EST ]]> A review and database of snake venom proteomes http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30276 Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:14:19 EST ]]> Working ethically in child protection http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30280 Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:14:19 EST ]]> The experience of Bangkok chaay rak chaay (gay men) accessing health services: an ethnographic study relevant to IV Prevention in Thailand http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30279 Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:14:09 EST ]]> Safety and security in slum upgrading initiatives: the case of LPUPAP, Bangladesh http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30278 Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:14:04 EST ]]> Preparing teachers for the Digital Technologies curriculum: preliminary results of a pilot study http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30282 Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:14:01 EST ]]> Experimental investigation of the minimum auto-ignition temperature (MAIT) of the coal dust layer in a hot and humid environment http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30286 80%. The MAIT of four different coal dust samples (Australian coal) with particle sizes below 212 µm and dust layer thicknesses of 5, 12 and 15 mm were measured using a dust layer auto ignition temperature apparatus in accordance with the ASTM E2021 standard. It was concluded that the MAIT of the coal dust layer significantly decreases with decreasing particle size. The MAIT for the coal samples with a smaller D50 size were observed to be lower in comparison with samples with a larger D50 size. The dust layer thickness was shown to significantly impact on the MAIT. The MAIT increased proportionally with the increasing thickness of the coal dust layer. The effect of the coal dust moisture content and humidity on the MAIT for compacted dust layers was noticeable, whereas, this effect was less important with loose dust layers. In addition, this work investigated and compared the MAIT for a typical coal dust sample based on the existing ASTM and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard procedures for ignition of coal dust layers.]]> Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:13:58 EST ]]> Exposure, toxicity, health impacts, and bioavailability of heavy metal mixtures http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30285 Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:13:55 EST ]]> Trauma affecting Asian-Pacific Islanders in the San Francisco Bay area http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30275 Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:13:53 EST ]]> 'Just choose the easy option': students talk about alcohol use and social influence http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:23975 Thu 19 Oct 2017 16:46:03 EST ]]> "Nostalgia for Eden": Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion, an apocalyptic genesis http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:29471 Oblivion is a modern parable for contemporary contexts. The film encourages viewers to leave constructed narratives of patriarchy that constitute notions of oblivion, and seek for origins and truth found in sacred relationships with God, each other and the earth. Oblivion is a theological odyssey set against a backdrop of an apocalyptic future earth which is explored through three main characters in narratives of Eden/paradise. Themes explored in the film encourage an Ecofeminist theological resolution by simulating the defeat of patriarchy and gender symbolism. The film’s ending seems to suggest that whatever separates us from achieving ecological and theological healing is still to be overcome - it is up to us.]]> Thu 19 Oct 2017 16:16:03 EST ]]> Development of biocomposite films incorporated with different amounts of shellac, emulsifier, and surfactant http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30355 Thu 19 Oct 2017 14:43:59 EST ]]> A school-based rope skipping program for adolescents: results of a randomized trial http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30354 N = 731 students; M = 14.38 years; all from Secondary 2) from 12 Hong Kong schools during September to December 2013. The primary outcome was percentage of lesson time spent in MVPA. Secondary outcomes included students' vigorous activity, counts per minute, perceived autonomy support and motivation for physical education. Accelerometer-based activity measures were taken from a sub-sample of 168 students during lessons 1 to 3 (baseline) and lessons 5 to 7 (treatment phase). Participants self-reported motivation variables at lessons 4 and 8. Teachers allocated to the experimental group included an intervention during treatment phase; those in the control group continued usual practices. The intervention involved a 15-minute rope skipping activity where students completed intervals of skipping with rests in between. Using multilevel modeling, we examined the intervention effects on measured outcomes, and whether effects differed for boys and girls. Overall intervention effects were not found. However, girls in the intervention group spent more time in MVPA (β = 0.25) and had higher counts per minute (β = 0.32) than control group counterparts at treatment phase. Perceived autonomy support and motivation variables were similar across groups. The intervention increased activity levels of girls, but not boys. Implementation of the intervention may reduce differences between boys' and girls' physical education activity levels.]]> Thu 19 Oct 2017 14:15:53 EST ]]> Pedagogical theory and embodiment: some provocations for virtual and augmented reality in education http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30352 Thu 19 Oct 2017 12:09:54 EST ]]> Sawfishes stealth revealed using computational fluid dynamics http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30353 Thu 19 Oct 2017 12:09:54 EST ]]> Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30350 Thu 19 Oct 2017 11:58:54 EST ]]> Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP): A novel target for Alzheimer's disease http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30351 1 or CGRP2 receptor in which it demonstrates similar high-affinity binding for salmon calcitonin, CGRP, and amylin, a possession which is not shared by any extra CGRP receptors. Binding of CGRP to its receptor increases activated cAMP-dependent pkA and PI3 kinase, resulting in N-terminal fragments that are shown to exert complex inhibitory as well facilitator actions on nAChRs. Fragments such as CGRP1-4, CGRP1-5, and CGRP1-6 rapidly as well as reversibly improve agonist sensitivity of nAChRs without straight stimulating those receptors and produce the Ca2+-induced intracellular Ca2+ mobilization. Renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system (RAAS)-activated angiotensin-type (AT4) receptor is also beneficial in AD. It has been suggested that exogenous administration of CGRP inhibits infiltration of macrophages and expression of various inflammatory mediators such as NFkB, IL-1b, TNF-α, iNOS, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9, and cell adhesion molecules like intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)-1 which attenuates consequence of inflammation in AD. Donepezil, a ChEI, inhibits acetylcholinesterase and produces angiogenesis and neurogenesis, in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus of WT mice after donepezil administration. However, none of the results discovered in CGRP-knockout mice and WT mice exposed to practical denervation. Therefore, selective agonists of CGRP receptors may become the potential candidates for treatment of AD]]> Thu 19 Oct 2017 11:55:53 EST ]]> Fast and selective fine coal agglomeration using an economic binder http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30349 Thu 19 Oct 2017 11:27:52 EST ]]> A brief introduction to evolutionary and other nature-inspired algorithms http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30348 Thu 19 Oct 2017 10:59:53 EST ]]> Hard-boiled detectives and the Roman noir tradition http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30347 Thu 19 Oct 2017 10:17:53 EST ]]> A VANET based electric vehicle energy management information system http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30346 Thu 19 Oct 2017 10:03:53 EST ]]> Building apostrophe power: Lessons learnt for serious games development http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30345 Thu 19 Oct 2017 09:49:56 EST ]]> Public private partnership in China http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30344 Thu 19 Oct 2017 09:35:53 EST ]]> Towards inter-cultural education in Xinjiang, North-west China? http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30343 Thu 19 Oct 2017 09:21:54 EST ]]> Critical supervision for the human services: a social model to promote learning and value-based practice http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30342 Thu 19 Oct 2017 09:14:53 EST ]]> A rite of passage? Exploring youth transformation and global citizenry in the study abroad experience http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30368 rite of passage, is often also touted as a transformative experience which facilitates cross-cultural understanding, fosters an embrace of diversity and promotes global awareness. This process is aligned with youth development and has a rich history in the tourism literature. The importance of transformational travel, however, has now spread to programmes across the higher education landscape, with the recognition that travel has the potential to nurture a global citizenry. Additionally, for many young people, the motivation for studying abroad is to assist in the transition to adulthood. In this way, educational travel is similar to an ‘overseas experience’ or a ‘gap year’. It is often taken at an important time of transition in emerging adulthood, for example, from school to work. We argue that this period of identity formation for youth can be likened to a rite of passage much like the Grand Tour of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was for young European men and women. Our paper examines the role of the study abroad experience in promoting youth transformation and global citizenry.]]> Fri 20 Oct 2017 15:27:54 EST ]]> Motoring through: the role of kinesin superfamily proteins in female meiosis http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30367 Fri 20 Oct 2017 15:13:53 EST ]]> An unsupervised multilingual approach for online social media topic identification http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30366 Fri 20 Oct 2017 14:52:54 EST ]]> Landslide susceptibility mapping based on self-organizing-map network and extreme learning machine http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30365 Fri 20 Oct 2017 14:31:52 EST ]]> Tobacco smoking policies in Australian alcohol and other drug treatment services, agreement between staff awareness and the written policy document http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30364 Fri 20 Oct 2017 13:42:54 EST ]]> Antivenom for neuromuscular paralysis resulting from snake envenoming http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30363 Bungarus spp.) and taipans (Oxyuranus spp.) suggest that antivenom does not reverse established neurotoxicity, but early administration may be associated with decreased severity or prevent neurotoxicity. Small studies of snakes with mainly post-synaptic neurotoxins, including some cobra species (Naja spp.), provide preliminary evidence that neurotoxicity may be reversed with antivenom, but placebo controlled studies with objective outcome measures are required to confirm this.]]> Fri 20 Oct 2017 10:55:00 EST ]]> A systematic review of potential long-term effects of sport-related concussion http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30362 Fri 20 Oct 2017 09:58:51 EST ]]> "Players in the world": action for intercultural competence in classroom pedagogy http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30361 Fri 20 Oct 2017 09:30:56 EST ]]> The role of organizational learning in soft regulation of workplace gender equality http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30360 Fri 20 Oct 2017 09:16:53 EST ]]> Linking stress and infertility: a novel role for ghrelin http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30359 Fri 20 Oct 2017 09:09:56 EST ]]> The inter-cultural Shakespeare http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30358 Fri 20 Oct 2017 08:41:52 EST ]]> The inter-cultural Nestroy: Ulricke Ottinger's Japanese Das Verlobungsfest im Feenreich http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30357 Fri 20 Oct 2017 08:34:53 EST ]]> Spit swimmers and their costumes http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:30356 Swimming with The Spit encourages readers and swimmers, young and old, to think about their ambles down to the beach, their invigorating morning swims and refreshing afternoon dips on sultry Sydney-summer days, with an eye on their history. Passion for a sport in the present can overshadow its fascinating past. Historians Tanya Evans, Iain McCalman, Ian Hoskins, Kate Fullagar, Leigh Boucher and Nancy Cushing, as well as volunteer researchers, local students and current Spit club members, hope to persuade readers to don their bathers, dive into the ocean and involve themselves with dynamic community organisations such as the Spit Club by celebrating its centenary.]]> Fri 20 Oct 2017 08:27:54 EST ]]>