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Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Some of society’s most frail and vulnerable older people live in nursing homes. As a result of physical and cognitive impairment many residents experience mobility loss resulting in the need for staff... More
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Problem gambling is increasingly viewed as a behavioural addiction of impaired control. Neurocognitive models of substance-based addictions propose that dysfunction within the fronto-striatal networks... More
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: The successful isolation and in vitro culture of human embryonic stem (ES) cells in 1998 by James Thomson ushered in a new era in biology. It was immediately realised that human ES cells might provide... More
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Previous research has consistently alluded to the search for meaning as a characteristic feature in the radicalization of seemingly well-integrated young Muslims in western countries. However, what th... More
Authors: Liu, Jie
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: While the demand for training that is conducted in cross-cultural settings has increased substantially (Sun & Ross, 2009), most training concepts have been developed with little consideration of natio... More
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Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Background: Practice pharmacists often work in general and family practice clinics overseas, undertaking a variety of roles aimed at improving quality use of medicines by staff and patients. In Austra... More
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Authors: Yip, Chee Wei
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: This study seeks to understand the perception of the roles, challenges and needs of school counsellors in the Singapore education system. As the provision of counselling service in schools is fairly n... More
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Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Technology has become a central component of many progressive and developmental trends in education. Accordingly, the task of increasing the effectiveness of the learning processes can be performed pr... More
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Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: The carpus is an articulation of eight bones that display complex, small, multidirectional behaviour in dynamic motion. Studies to quantify carpal motion have been inadequate, largely owing to technol... More
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a noninvasive neuromodulatory technique extensively used as a method in neuroscience research and in treatment of various neurological and psychiatric... More
Authors: Symons, Debbie
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: The current environmental dilemma is closely connected with humanity’s history, culture, sociology, economics, and the political forces that impinge on industrialisation and capitalism in Western soci... More
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Authors: Alonazi, Wadi
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: While the World Health Organization (WHO) definition of health (“a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”) is globally accepted, f... More
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Authors: Gu, Man Li
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: This thesis is a collection of four empirical studies that examine cross-cultural differences in social values using recent data from the World Values Survey (WVS). The WVS is a global research projec... More
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: The aim of this thesis is to genaralize some concepts of abstract harmonic analysis to locally compact quantum groups. In fact, for a locally compact quantum group G, we replace functions on locally c... More
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: As the need for safe and clean water has increased globally over the years, recycling wastewater has gained great importance not only for economic reasons but to help the environment through the reduc... More
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: This research study investigates the effect an online marketing simulation game had on Technical and Further Education (TAFE) Marketing students’ learning; more specifically the effect participating i... More
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Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: The quality of teaching that occurs in schools is directly linked to the quality of initial teacher education (ITE). This is very important in the area of English Language Teaching (ELT) in postcoloni... More
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Authors: Mohamed, Zainah
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: The need to belong has been proposed to be the most basic need for human psychological wellbeing. Lack of belongingness has been associated with stress, anxiety, and lack of esteem. Understanding the ... More
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Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Spatio-temporal patterns of animal abundance, and the factors explaining them, have seldom been studied at a regional scale. I sought to describe and explain patterns of bird abundance (for all birds,... More
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Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Heart failure (HF) is a leading cause of death, disability and hospitalization particularly in individuals over 65 years of age. Current treatments provide symptomatic benefit and can also improve sur... More
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Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: A valuable PA-11 precursor, methyl 11-aminoundecanoate hydrochloride, was synthesised from methyl undec-9-enoate. This ester, obtained from renewable canola oil, was transformed in a three step, multi... More
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: In recent years, the use of hypervalent iodine(III) reagents in organic synthesis has gained popularity due to their similar reactivities to those of toxic heavy metal reagents. Additional advantages,... More
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: The mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) has been found to exhibit both physiological roles in epithelial cells, and pathological roles in non epithelial kidney cells such as macrophages, podocytes and fib... More
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Authors: Bennett, Joanne
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Climate change is linked to negative effects on vegetation, including drought-induced vegetation dieback. Large-scale dieback leads to considerable carbon emissions and loss of ecological resources fo... More
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: In many intracellular pathogens, the type III secretion system (TTSS) plays an important role in virulence by secreting effector molecules directly across the host cell membrane. These effectors subse... More
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