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Collagen Fibril Intermolecular Spacing Changes with 2-Propanol: A Mechanism for Tissue Stiffness.
(American Chemical Society, 2017-08-30)
Materials composed primarily of collagen are important as surgical scaffolds and other medical devices and require flexibility. However, the factors that control the suppleness and flexibility of these materials are not ...
API evolution and compatibility: A data corpus and tool evaluation
The development of software components with independent release cycles is nowadays widely supported by multiple languages and frameworks. A critical feature of any such platform is to safeguard composition by ensuring ...
XCorpus – An executable corpus of java programs
Empirical studies on code require standardized datasets of significant size extracted from real-world programs in order to be reproducible and generalisable. We argue that there is a need for such data sets that are ...
A New Zealand national outreach program – Inspiring young girls in humanitarian engineering
The representation of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and professions fall far short of their representation in other various disciplines. Finding ways to increase underrepresented ...
The influence of water, lanolin, urea, proline, paraffin and fatliquor on collagen D-spacing in leather
(The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017-08-21)
Water interacts with collagen to alter the structure at the fibrillar scale and therefore the mechanical properties of collagen. Humectants or moisturizers also alter the mechanical properties and fibril structure. The ...
Factorizations of theta function identities
(New Zealand Mathematical Society & University of Auckland, 2017-08-28)
Hydrocortisone therapy in a cat with vasopressor-refractory septic shock and suspected critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency.
A 27-month-old female cat was presented with septic peritonitis secondary to a ruptured pyometra and subsequent pyothorax. Vasopressor-refractory septic shock led to a suspicion of critical illness-related corticosteroid ...
Measuring farmers’ self-efficacy for managing perennial summer forages
(Austraasia Pacific extension network, 2017-10-10)
Farmers’ self-efficacy beliefs impact on their learning and decision-making processes, and as such provide vital information to agricultural extension providers. Self-efficacy is measured as an individual’s perception of ...