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Authors: Naghavi, Azam
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: This thesis is the story of double strangers, the narratives of people who felt they had become ‘displaced forever’, displaced as a result of a sacrifice they made for their children. Double strangers... More
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Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: BACKGROUND The purpose of this research project was to investigate the occupational exposures of participants in a case control study of prostate cancer. By age 60 years over 50% of men will have canc... More
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
Authors: Howell, Jacqui
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Current theories that attempt to explain the horizontal-vertical illusion (HVI) are inconsistent with all empirical evidence, largely due to the remaining gaps in our knowledge. This thesis expands ou... 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
Authors: Parkin, Derwin
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: A detailed numerical study on the drag reduction effects of rear-edge periodic actuation on a flat-back 2.5D Ahmed body (a two-dimensional body extended in the third dimension) is presented, with part... More
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Authors: Low, Teck Fei
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: An indentation test is an experimental method whereby an indenter is pressed into a specimen in order to create a contact impression. Based on experimental input and the mechanical response of a speci... More
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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: Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is the consensus term developed and validated in the last 10 years encompassing all classes or stages of kidney injury; it refers to a continuum of injury. AKI is common in c... More
Authors: Hawke, Ben
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: It is traditionally thought that the value of one's nation is not merely the sum of life, liberty and security; but rather something over and above these things. Given that one's own nation seems to b... 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: Chen, Na
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Adverse events (AEs) have negative impacts on patients, and may sometimes cause severe harm to patients and even death. This thesis aimed to investigate AEs in Chinese hospitals. Two studies had been ... More
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Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Since the early 1980’s educational institutions around the globe have invested large amounts of both time and money into the exploration and implementation of a vast range of technological programs. T... More
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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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Authors: Vegter, Marc
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Most teachers incorporate some form of information and communication technologies (ICT) into their teaching and learning practice. This study reviews teachers' overall perceptions of ICT, including th... More
Authors: Fitriani, Lili
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: The objectives of this study were to investigate the improvement on flowability of a model cohesive powder using two different types of fumed silica mixed by the dry coating method “mechanofusion” and... More
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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Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: When people view a map depicting an environmental risk, they tend to look for risk information near the perceived location of their residence. For some types of maps, the accuracy of perceived map loc... More
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Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Safety impacts on the lives of every person, every day, at home, travelling to work, at work and in recreation. Unfortunately, at times when safety breaks down people get injured and sometimes are kil... More
Authors: Jensen, Robert
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Acoustic particle manipulation (acoustophoresis) is a rapidly developing technology in the field of microfluidics, which uses small fluid samples for the purposes of biological or chemical based testi... More
Date: 2014
Language: eng
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Successful spermatogenesis during adult life is dependent upon the establishment of a normal complement of fully differentiated Sertoli cells, which occurs around puberty. The transition from an un... More

Authors: Yap, Yih Teng
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: It is widely accepted that advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are pathological contributors to diabetic complications, nonetheless, whether they impact directly on the pathogenesis of diabetes per... More
Authors: Kee, Chew Yee
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: This thesis explores the development of functional state estimation schemes using sliding mode observers. In many practical situations, the internal state of a system cannot be determined by direct me... More
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Authors: Ball, Olivia
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: What evidence is there that accepted methods and mechanisms of human rights protection achieve their aims? The present study examines one avenue of redress offered by the United Nations: the quasi-jud... More
Authors: Morley, Patricia
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: This thesis analysed large-scale assessments in Australia from a perspective synthesised from two disciplines: Systems Engineering and Education Research. Large-scale assessments are used internationa... More
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