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A comprehensive case study of climate change impacts on the cooling load in an air-conditioned office building in Malaysia. (2017)
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YAU, Y.H. and HASBI, S. 2017. A comprehensive case study of climate change impacts on the cooling load in an air-conditioned office building in Malaysia. Energy procedia [online], 143: proceedings of the 2017 World engineers summit joint conference of applied energy symposium and forum and low carbon urban energies (WES-CUE 2017), 18-21 July 2017, Singapore, pages 295-300. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.12.687

In an earlier paper [1], the authors had comprehensively reviewed the climate change impacts for commercial buildings and their technical services in the tropics, and it revealed that numerous studies have been conducted to assess the climate change... Read More about A comprehensive case study of climate change impacts on the cooling load in an air-conditioned office building in Malaysia..

Sulla re-installazione e l'esposizione di film e video d'artista degli anni Settanta e Ottanta: alcuni spunti su un dibattito critico aperto tra pratica e teoria. (2017)
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LEUZZI, L. 2017. Sulla re-installazione e l'esposizione di film e video d'artista degli anni Settanta e Ottanta: alcuni spunti su un dibattito critico aperto tra pratica e teoria. Imago: studi di cinema e media, 14: Il paesaggio sonoro negli studi di cinema e media, 7(2), pages 217-232.

In the last decade, there have been numerous projects and studies focused on researching, recovering, cataloging and restoring the film and artist videos of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, both in Europe and the USA. These projects are symptomatic of gro... Read More about Sulla re-installazione e l'esposizione di film e video d'artista degli anni Settanta e Ottanta: alcuni spunti su un dibattito critico aperto tra pratica e teoria..

Illiteracy among caregivers: implications for children's educational and social development. (2017)
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MAKUNGA, B., SCHENCK, C.J., ROMAN, N.V. and SPOLANDER, G. 2017. Illiteracy among caregivers: implications for children's educational and social development. Southern African journal of social work and social development [online], 29(3), article 2577. Available from: https://doi.org/10.25159/2415-5829/2577

The ability of primary caregivers to provide a healthy, nurturing and stimulating environment for their children is essential for children’s educational advancement and emotional development. However, caregivers who live in the rural areas in South A... Read More about Illiteracy among caregivers: implications for children's educational and social development..

Évaluations du confort lumineux et thermique dans un espace de bureau 'transparent' à simple et double vitrage sous un ciel clair ensoleillé. (2017)
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MEZERDI, T., BELAKEHAL, A. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. Évaluations du confort lumineux et thermique dans un espace de bureau 'transparent' à simple et double vitrage sous un ciel clair ensoleillé. = [Evaluation of the luminous and thermal comfort in a 'transparent' office space with single and double-glazing under a sunny clear sky]. Journal of applied engineering science and technology [online], 3(2), pages 97-103. Available from: http://revues.univ-biskra.dz/index.php/jaest/article/view/3862

The main objective of this study is to evaluate the light and thermal comfort in a 'transparent' office. This last term designates a working space whose outer wall is entirely glazed by a simple transparent glazing in a first case, and a transparent... Read More about Évaluations du confort lumineux et thermique dans un espace de bureau 'transparent' à simple et double vitrage sous un ciel clair ensoleillé..

Responding to homegrown terrorism: the case of Boko Haram. (2017)
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EZEANI, E.C. 2017. Responding to homegrown terrorism: the case of Boko Haram. Annual survey of international and comparative law [online], 22(1), article number 5. Available from: https://digitalcommons.law.ggu.edu/annlsurvey/vol22/iss1/5

If terrorism as it is known from history is changing, should the response to it change as well? This paper reflects on the rise and activities of Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria and the hesitation of domestic, regional and international efforts in ste... Read More about Responding to homegrown terrorism: the case of Boko Haram..

Development and single-laboratory validation of a UHPLC-MS/MS method for quantitation of microcystins and nodularin in natural water, cyanobacteria, shellfish and algal supplement tablet powders. (2017)
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TURNER, A.D., WAACK, J., LEWIS, A., EDWARDS, C. and LAWTON, L. 2018. Development and single-laboratory validation of a UHPLC-MS/MS method for quantitation of microcystins and nodularin in natural water, cyanobacteria, shellfish and algal supplement tablet powders. Journal of chromatography B [online], 1074-1075, pages 111-123. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchromb.2017.12.032

A simple, rapid UHPLC-MS/MS method has been developed and optimised for the quantitation of microcystins and nodularin in wide variety of sample matrices. Microcystin analogues targeted were MC-LR, MC-RR, MC-LA, MC-LY, MC-LF, LC-LW, MC-YR, MC-WR, [As... Read More about Development and single-laboratory validation of a UHPLC-MS/MS method for quantitation of microcystins and nodularin in natural water, cyanobacteria, shellfish and algal supplement tablet powders..

Theoretical reflections on narrative in action research. (2017)
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TOLEDANO, N. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2020. Theoretical reflections on narrative in action research. Action research [online], 18(3), pages 302-318. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1476750317748439

Narrative is an important tool for developing and writing up action research experiences. Its power lies in the fact that narrative construction and narrative recounting are fundamental human communication practices. Narratives are also knowledge pro... Read More about Theoretical reflections on narrative in action research..

Causes of building failure and collapse in Nigeria: professionals' view. (2017)
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HAMMA-ADAMA, M. and KOUIDER, T. 2017. Causes of building failure and collapse in Nigeria: professionals' view. American journal of engineering research [online], 6(12), pages 289-300. Available from: http://www.ajer.org/papers/v6(12)/ZR0612289300.pdf

Shelter or housing is the first thing humans need for living in this world even before food. The construction sector is the provider of physical infrastructure essential for human sustenance and economic development. Moreover, the advancement in vert... Read More about Causes of building failure and collapse in Nigeria: professionals' view..

Scottish healthcare students' perceptions of an interprofessional ward simulation: an exploratory descriptive study. (2017)
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ROBERTS, F. and GOODHAND, K. 2017. Scottish healthcare students' perceptions of an interprofessional ward simulation: an exploratory descriptive study. Nursing and health sciences [online], 20(1), pages 107-115. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/nhs.12393

The most memorable learning occurs during placement. Simulated inter-professional learning is a logical learning opportunity to help healthcare professionals work beyond their professional silos. In this qualitative study, we investigated the perceiv... Read More about Scottish healthcare students' perceptions of an interprofessional ward simulation: an exploratory descriptive study..

Pregnancy, prescription medicines and the potential risk of herb-drug interactions: a cross-sectional survey. (2017)
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MCLAY, J.S., IZZATI, N., PALLIVALAPILA, A.R., SHETTY, A., PANDE, B., RORE, C., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D. 2017. Pregnancy, prescription medicines and the potential risk of herb-drug interactions: a cross-sectional survey. BMC complementary and alternative medicine [online], 17, article ID 543. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-017-2052-1

Background: - Pregnant women are routinely prescribed medicines while self-medicating with herbal natural products to treat predominantly pregnancy related conditions. The aim of this study was to assess the potential for herb-drug interactions (HDIs... Read More about Pregnancy, prescription medicines and the potential risk of herb-drug interactions: a cross-sectional survey..

A woman's hand and a lion's heart: skills and attributes for rural midwifery practice in New Zealand and Scotland. (2017)
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GILKISON, A., RANKIN, J., KENSINGTON, M., DAELLENBACH, R., DAVIES, L., DEERY, R. and CROWTHER, S. 2017. A woman's hand and a lion's heart: skills and attributes for rural midwifery practice in New Zealand and Scotland. Midwifery [online], 58, pages 109-116. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2017.12.009

Objective:- The complex and challenging nature of rural midwifery is a global issue. New Zealand and Scotland both face similar ongoing challenges in sustaining a rural midwifery workforce, and understanding the best preparation for rural midwifery p... Read More about A woman's hand and a lion's heart: skills and attributes for rural midwifery practice in New Zealand and Scotland..

Supporting shared decision-making and people's understanding of medicines: an exploration of the acceptability and comprehensibility of patient information. (2017)
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GIBSON SMITH, K., BOOTH, J.L., STEWART, D., PFLEGER, S., MCIVER, L. and MACLURE, K. 2017. Supporting shared decision-making and people's understanding of medicines: an exploration of the acceptability and comprehensibility of patient information. Pharmacy practice [online], 15(4), article number 1082. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18549/PharmPract.2017.04.1082

Patient information may assist in promoting shared decision-making, however it is imperative that the information presented is comprehensible and acceptable to the target audience. This study sought to explore the acceptability and comprehensibility... Read More about Supporting shared decision-making and people's understanding of medicines: an exploration of the acceptability and comprehensibility of patient information..

Land use planning as a tool for balancing the scientific and the social in biodiversity and ecosystem services mainstreaming? The case of Durban, South Africa. (2017)
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SHIH, W.-Y. and MABON, L. 2018. Land- use planning as a tool for balancing the scientific and the social in biodiversity and ecosystem services mainstreaming? The case of Durban, South Africa. Journal of environmental planning and management [online], 61(13), pages 2338-2357. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2017.1394277

This paper evaluates the role of land use planning, especially open space systems, in mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) at the urban level. Whilst there is increasing interest in BES mainstreaming to balance environmental protec... Read More about Land use planning as a tool for balancing the scientific and the social in biodiversity and ecosystem services mainstreaming? The case of Durban, South Africa..

Death by 'African' democracy: killing consequences of Western power prognosis. (2017)
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VERTIGANS, S. 2017. Death by 'African' democracy: killing consequences of Western power prognosis. Historical social research [online], 42(4), pages 169-188. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12759/hsr.42.2017.4.169-188

American enthusiasm for promoting democracy has waned since the longer term consequences of the 2003 invasion of Iraq became apparent. The neo-cons misplaced confidence in the superiority of their ideals appeared to blind them to lessons from history... Read More about Death by 'African' democracy: killing consequences of Western power prognosis..

Removal of lead (II) from aqeouos waste using (CD-PCL-TiO2) bio-nanocomposites. (2017)
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SEEMA, K.M., MAMBA, B.B., NJUGUNA, J., BAKHTIZIN, R.Z. and MISHRA, A.K. 2018. Removal of lead (II) from aqeouos waste using (CD-PCL-TiO2) bio-nanocomposites. International journal of biological macromolecules [online], 109, pages 136-142. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2017.12.046

Lead (Pb) pollution is our water system is a major concern, as this metal is toxic even at low concentration. This study aim to fabricate a bio-nanocomposite (cyclodextrin-polycaprolactone titanium dioxide) that will be used as an adsorbent for the r... Read More about Removal of lead (II) from aqeouos waste using (CD-PCL-TiO2) bio-nanocomposites..

Zinc-modified nanotransporter of doxorubicin for targeted prostate cancer delivery. (2017)
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SKALICKOVA, S., LOFFELMANN, M., GARGULAK, M., KEPINSKA, M., DOCEKALOVA, M., UHLIROVA, D., STANKOVA, M., FERNANDEZ, C., MILNEROWICZ, H., RUTTKAY-NEDECKY, B. and KIZEK, R. 2017. Zinc-modified nanotransporter of doxorubicin for targeted prostate cancer delivery. Nanomaterials [online], 7(12), article ID 435. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/nano7120435

This work investigated the preparation of chitosan nanoparticles used as carriers for doxorubicin for targeted cancer delivery. Prepared nanocarriers were stabilized and functionalized via zinc ions incorporated into the chitosan nanoparticle backbon... Read More about Zinc-modified nanotransporter of doxorubicin for targeted prostate cancer delivery..

Quantifying the effects of acute hypoxic exposure on exercise performance and capacity: a systematic review and meta-regression. (2017)
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DEB, S.K., BROWN, D.R., GOUGH, L.A., MCLELLAN, C.P., SWINTON, P.A., SPARKS, S.A. and MCNAUGHTON, L.R. 2018. Quantifying the effects of acute hypoxic exposure on exercise performance and capacity: a systematic review and meta-regression. European journal of sport science [online], 18(2), pages 243-256. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2017.1410233

The aim of this study was to quantify the effects of acute hypoxic exposure on exercise capacity and performance, which includes continuous and intermittent forms of exercise. A systematic review was conducted with a three-level mixed effects meta-re... Read More about Quantifying the effects of acute hypoxic exposure on exercise performance and capacity: a systematic review and meta-regression..

Staging contemporary identities: National Theatre of Scotland's 'Glasgow Girls' through the prism of multimodal discourse analysis. (2017)
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SLEDZINSKA, P.M., 2017. Staging contemporary identities: National Theatre of Scotland’s 'Glasgow Girls' through the prism of multimodal discourse analysis. International journal of Scottish theatre and screen [online], 10, pages 69–91. Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20210516184331/https://ijosts.ubiquitypress.com/43/volume/10/issue/0/

In 2016 the National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) celebrated its tenth anniversary. Since its inaugural performances of Home the company has contributed substantially to the shaping of Scotland’s cultural landscape. Through its structure of a collaborat... Read More about Staging contemporary identities: National Theatre of Scotland's 'Glasgow Girls' through the prism of multimodal discourse analysis..

Capacity expansion under uncertainty in an oligopoly using indirect reinforcement-learning. (2017)
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OLIVEIRA, F.S. and COSTA, M.L.G. 2018. Capacity expansion under uncertainty in an oligopoly using indirect reinforcement-learning. European journal of operational research [online], 267(3), pages 1039-1050. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2017.11.013

We model capacity expansion in oligopolistic markets, with endogenous prices, under uncertainty, considering multiple production technologies. As this environment is complex, capacity expansion is the outcome of a learning process by individual firms... Read More about Capacity expansion under uncertainty in an oligopoly using indirect reinforcement-learning..