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Adoption of children with disabilities: An exploration of the issues for adoptive families
This systematic literature review is an exploration of issues for adoptive families throughout the adoption process and into the various phases of the life of the adoptive family. Although there has been much recent research ...
A model for phenotype change in a stochastic framework
(American Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 2010)
some species, an inducible secondary phenotype will develop some time after the environmental change that evokes it. Nishimura (2006)  showed how an individual organism should optimize the time it takes to respond to ...
Impact of Genetic Background on Allele Selection in a Highly Mutable Candida albicans Gene, PNG2
In many microbes rapid mutation of highly mutable contingency genes continually replenishes a pool of variant alleles from which the most suitable are selected, assisting in rapid adaptation and evasion of the immune ...
Testing the Effect of Metabolic Rate on DNA Variability at the Intra-Specific Level
(PLoS One, 2010-03-15)
We tested the metabolic rate hypothesis (whereby rates of mtDNA evolution are postulated to be mediated primarily by mutagenic by-products of respiration) by examining whether mass-specific metabolic rate was correlated ...
Quantifying Risk Factors for Human Brucellosis in Rural Northern Tanzania
(PLoS One, 2010-04-01)
Background: Brucellosis is a zoonosis of veterinary, public health and economic significance in most developing countries. Human brucellosis is a severely debilitating disease that requires prolonged treatment with a ...
Cytotoxic Aggregation and Amyloid Formation by the Myostatin Precursor Protein
Myostatin, a negative regulator of muscle growth, has been implicated in sporadic inclusion body myositis (sIBM). sIBM is the most common age-related muscle-wastage disease with a pathogenesis similar to that of amyloid ...
Optimal nutritional intake for fetal growth
(American Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 2011-06)
The regular nutritional intake of an expectant mother clearly affects the weight development of the fetus. Assuming the growth of the fetus follows a deterministic growth law, like a logistic equation, albeit dependent on ...
Ergonomization needs of student pilots
(Journal of Knowledge Advancement & Integration, 2011-06-15)
Ergonomization needs in general aviation
(Journal of Knowledge Advancement & Integration, 2011-06-22)
Cybertopia, Dystopia Or More Of The Same—Recent Writings On The Unknowable Future Of The Internet.
(Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA), 2012)