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    • Improving diet and physical activity to reduce population prevalence of overweight and obesity: An overview of current evidence 

      Stephens, Samantha K.; Cobiac, Linda J.; Veerman, J. Lennert (Preventive Medicine, 2014)
      Objective. The aim of this study is to provide an overview of interventions to reduce or prevent overweight or obesity and improve diet or physical activity. Methods. A review of meta-analyses and/or systematic reviews ...
    • The Global Burden Attributable to Low Bone Mineral Density 

      Sanchez-Riera, L.; Carnahan, E.; Vos, Theo; Veerman, J. L.; Norman, R.; Lim, S. S.; Hoy, D.; Smith, E.; Wilson, N.; Nolla, J. M.; Chen, J. S.; Macara, M.; Kamalaraj, N.; Li, Y.; Kok, C.; Santos-Hernandez, C.; March, Lyn (Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 2014)
      Introduction: The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 estimated the worldwide health burden of 291 diseases and injuries and 67 risk factors by calculating disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). Osteoporosis was not ...
    • Epigenetics of Infectious Diseases 

      Seib, Kate; Jennings, Michael (Medical Epigenetics, 2016)
      Infectious diseases are a leading cause of human morbidity and mortality worldwide, and are caused by a variety of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi. The interactions between pathogen and host require rapid ...
    • Indigenous leadership in nursing: Speaking life into each other's spirits 

      Power, Tamara; Sherwood, Juanita; Geia, Lynore; West, Roianne (Leadership and Nursing: Contemporary perspectives, 2015)
      The literature on nursing leadership reads as a list of exemplary personal traits. However, a leader’s ability to shape the healthcare environment and contribute to positive outcomes for patients is undeniable (Mannix, ...
    • The cost and availability of rare earth-based corrosion inhibitors 

      Hughes, Anthony E.; Mol, J.M.C.; Cole, Ivan (Rare Earth-Based Corrosion Inhibitors, 2014)
      Rare earths have been studied extensively as corrosion inhibitors for a range of metals. However, there is little information about the viability of the rare earths as inhibitors from the perspective of price and availability. ...
    • Periodontal Microbiology and Immunobiology 

      Hienz, Stefan; Ivanovski, Saso (Functional Occlusion in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, 2016)
      As the microbiology and immunobiology of periodontal disease has continued to evolve, several changes to our understanding of health and disease have emerged. One cornerstone of this evolution has been the increased ...
    • Polyhydroxyalkanoates: From Bacterial Storage Compound via Renewable Plastic to Bio-Bead 

      Grage, Katrin; Peters, Verena; Palanisamy, Rajasekaran; Rehm, Bernd H.A. (Microbial production of biopolymers and polymer precursors: applications and perspectives, 2009)
      Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are organic polyesters composed of (R)-3-hydroxy fatty acids which are synthesized by many bacteria as a carbon and energy storage material in times of unbalanced nutrient availability. They ...
    • Microbial Production of Alginate: Biosynthesis and Applications 

      Remminghorst, Uwe; Rehm, Bernd H.A. (Microbial production of biopolymers and polymer precursors: applications and perspectives, 2009)
      Alginate is the main representative of a family of polysaccharides that neither show branching nor repeating blocks or unit patterns and this property distinguishes it from other polymers like xanthan or dextran. Although ...
    • Microbial production of biopolymers and polymer precursors: applications and perspectives 

      Rehm, Bernd H.A. (2009)
      A huge variety of biopolymers, such as polysaccharides, polyesters, and polyamides, are naturally produced by microorganisms. These range from viscous solutions to plastics and their physical properties are dependent on ...
    • Alginate and Its Comonomer Mannuronic Acid: Medical Relevance as Drugs 

      Mirshafiey, Abbas; Rehm, Bernd H.A. (Alginates: Biology and Applications, 2009)
      The therapeutic and anti-inflammatory properties of sodium alginate and one of its components, β-d-mannuronic acid, were tested in various experimental models. On the basis of its chemical structure, β-d-mannuronic acid ...
    • The Norwegian Government Pension fund global and the implications of its activities for stakeholders 

      Wood, Geoffery; O'Sullivan, Noel; Goergen, Marc; Baric, Marijana (The Oxford Handbook of Sovereign Wealth Funds, 2017)
      The chapter discusses the role and impact of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (NGPFG) (which has some $873 billion of assets), explaining its objectives, its characteristics and also providing some details of ...
    • Introducing Sovereign Wealth Funds 

      Cumming, Douglas; Wood, Geoffery; Filatotchev, Igor; Reinrcke, Juliane (The Oxford Handbook of Sovereign Wealth Funds, 2017)
      Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) represent not only an increasingly prominent player in the alternative investor ecosystem, but also a novel mechanism through which governments may project their power, and serve geopolitical ...
    • Two decades of artistic research: The anitpodal experience 

      Schippers, Huib; Tomlinson, Vanessa; Draper, Paul (Artistic Research in Music: Discipline and Resistance, 2017)
      The past two decades have seen the rapid rise of artistic research as a valid - ­and increasingly validated - scholarly pursuit. Triggered primarily by the gradual amalgamation of conservatoires and schools of music into ...
    • Opportunities of Building Information Modelling in Australian Offsite Manufacturing 

      Mostafa, Sherif; Chileshe, Nicholas; Zuo, Jian (Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, 2015)
      Offsite Manufacturing (OSM) is a modern construction method for the future of Australian house building due to its potential capacity in meeting the growing housing demand. Previous studies have proved the benefits of OSM ...
    • Tourism and Transport 

      Lohmann, Gui; Duval, David Thimoty (Contemporary Tourism Reviews, 2015)
      The interconnectedness between transport and tourism remains perhaps one of the more important relationships within the wider tourism system. It is a fundamental fact that people travel varying distances by various means ...
    • Event Management 

      Whitford, Michelle (Contemporary Tourism Reviews, 2015)
      History clearly illustrates the prominent role that events have always played in peoples lives. They have the capacity to not only generate economic benefits but importantly, social capital as the facilitate constant ...
    • Tourism Policy 

      Scott, Noel (Contemporary Tourism Reviews, 2015)
      The study of government policy seeks to understand how policy decisions are created, the information, interests and values involved in policy processes and what their impacts are (Hall, 2008). Tourism policy is an important ...
    • Introduction to Indigenous Tourism in Australia and New Zealand 

      Whitford, Michelle; Ruhanen, Lisa; Carr, Anna (Indigenous Tourism: Cases from Australia and New Zealand, 2017)
      Our shared global history has been shaped by travel for a range of reasons, including trade, migration and/or the desire to explore. It was in the 19th century when the trend for adventure and to experience the 'exotic ...
    • Traumatic brain injury amongst indigenous people: a systematic review 

      Lakhani, Ali; Townsend, Clare; Bishara, Jason (Brain Injury, 2017)
      Objectives: To identify the types of research focusing on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) amongst Indigenous people in order to (i) synthesise their findings and (ii) ascertain where research gaps exist. Methodology: A ...
    • Alginate Production: Precursor Biosynthesis, Polymerization and Secretion 

      Rehm, Bernd H.A. (Alginates: Biology and Applications, 2009)
      The activated intracellular precursor of alginate biosynthesis is GDP-mannuronic acid. Carbon sources are oxidized to acetyl-CoA, which enters the citric acid cycle, providing the intermediate oxaloacetate. Oxaloacetate ...