Recent Submissions

  • Transformational infrastructure for development of a wellbeing economy in Africa 

    Mebratu, Desta; Swilling, Mark (AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, 2019)
    African countries face unprecedented challenges of defining a future development pathway in a resource- and carbon-constrained world. This book addresses this challenge, with special reference to the set of infrastructure ...
  • COVID-19 Disease map, building a computational repository of SARS-CoV-2 virus-host interaction mechanisms 

    Ostaszewski, Marek; Mazein, Alexander; Gillespie, Marc E.; Kuperstein, Inna; Niarakis, Anna; Hermjakob, Henning; Pico, Alexander R.; Willighagen, Egon L.; Evelo, Chris T.; Hasenauer, Jan; Schreiber, Falk; Drager, Andreas; Demir, Emek; Wolkenhauer, Olaf; Furlong, Laura I.; Barillot, Emmanuel; Dopazo, Joaquin; Orta-Resendiz, Aurelio; Messina, Francesco; Valencia, Alfonso; Funahashi, Akira; Kitano, Hiroaki; Auffray, Charles; Balling, Rudi; Schneider, Reinhard (Springer Nature, 2020)
    We announce the COVID-19 Disease Map (https://doi.org/10.17881/covid19-disease-map), an effort to build a comprehensive, standardized knowledge repository of SARS-CoV-2 virus-host interaction mechanisms, guided by input ...
  • Race in education 

    Mare, Gerhard (AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, 2019)
    There is global evidence that “ghosts” of notions of essentialist differences between human “groups” continue to haunt in various forms. People draw upon ideas of religion, race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and nation ...
  • The effects of race 

    Jablonski, Nina G.; Mare, Gerhard (AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, 2018)
    The STIAS research theme on Being Human Today explores the interrelated questions: What does it mean to be human? And: What is the nature of the world in which we aspire to be human? In the context of post-apartheid South ...
  • Subjects of modernity : time-space, disciplines, margins 

    Dube, Saurabh (AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, 2017)
    “Dube ranges widely and globally - from histories of empires and genealogies of disciplines to recent Dalit artwork from India - to explore and carefully delineate a tension he regards as fundamental to the formation of ...
  • Education first! : from Martin Luther to sustainable development 

    Lutz, Wolfgang; Klingholz, Reiner (SUN MeDIA, 2017)
    “This scholarly yet highly accessible volume by two renowned experts shows why education is under threat, and what should be done to counter this. The authors mobilise a fascinating array of compelling historical and current ...
  • Causal cognition, force dynamics and early hunting technologies 

    Gardenfors, Peter; Lombard, Marlize (Frontiers Media, 2018)
    With this contribution we analyze ancient hunting technologies as one way to explore the development of causal cognition in the hominin lineage. Building on earlier work, we separate seven grades of causal thinking. By ...
  • Understanding iron metabolism : lessons from transfusion-dependent Thalassemia 

    Al-Khabori, Murtadha; Daar, Shahina (Oman Medical Specialty Board, 2018)
    No abstract available
  • Upscaling biodiversity : estimating the species–area relationship from small samples 

    Kunin, William E.; Harte, John; He, Fangliang; Hui, Cang; Jobe, R. Todd; Ostling, Annette; Polce, Chiara; Sizling, Arnost; Smith, Adam B.; Smith, Krister; Smart, Simon M.; Storch, David; Tjorve, Even; Ugland, Karl‐Inne; Ulrich, Werner; Varma, Varun (Ecological Society of America, 2018)
    The challenge of biodiversity upscaling, estimating the species richness of a large area from scattered local surveys within it, has attracted increasing interest in recent years, producing a wide range of competing ...
  • Childhood obesity in urban Ghana : evidence from a cross-sectional survey of in-school children aged 5–16 years 

    Ganle, John K.; Boakye, Priscilla P.; Baatiema, Leonard (BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2019-11-26)
    Background: Childhood obesity is a growing public health concern in many low-income urban settings; but its determinants are not clear. The purpose of this study is to assess the prevalence of childhood obesity and associated ...
  • Transfusion in Haemoglobinopathies : review and recommendations for local blood banks and transfusion services in Oman 

    Al-Riyami, Arwa Z.; Daar, Shahina (Sultan Qaboos University, 2018)
    Sickle cell disease and homozygous β-thalassaemia are common haemoglobinopathies in Oman, with many implications for local healthcare services. The transfusions of such patients take place in many hospitals throughout the ...
  • Developmental origins of health and disease in Africa - influencing early life 

    Davies, Justine Ina; Macnab, Andrew John; Byass, Peter; Norris, Shane A.; Nyirenda, Moffat; Singhal, Atul; Sobngwi, Eugene; Daar, Abdallah S. (Elsevier, 2018)
    It is well established that Africa is undergoing rapid transitions resulting in a triple burden of malnutrition, infectious diseases, and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).1,2 That health systems are unlikely to be able to ...
  • Diffusion markers of dendritic density and arborization in gray matter predict differences in intelligence 

    Genc, Erhan; Fraenz, Christoph; Schluter, Caroline; Friedrich, Patrick; Hossiep, Rudiger; Voelkle, Manuel C.; Ling, Josef M.; Gunturkun, Onur; Jung, Rex E. (Nature Research (part of Springer Nature), 2018)
    Previous research has demonstrated that individuals with higher intelligence are more likely to have larger gray matter volume in brain areas predominantly located in parieto-frontal regions. These findings were usually ...
  • Two distance memories in desert ants - modes of interaction 

    Wolf, Harald; Wittlinger, Matthias; Pfeffer, Sarah E. (Public Library of Science, 2018-10-10)
    Navigation plays an essential role for many animals leading a mobile mode of life, and for central place foragers in particular. One important prerequisite for navigation is the ability to estimate distances covered during ...
  • Competition between silicifiers and non-silicifiers in the past and present ocean and its evolutionary impacts 

    Hendry, Katharine R.; Marron, Alan O.; Vincent, Flora; Conley, Daniel J.; Gehlen, Marion; Ibarbalz, Federico M.; Queguiner, Bernard; Bowler, Chris (Frontiers Media, 2018)
    Competition is a central part of the evolutionary process, and silicification is no exception: between biomineralized and non-biomineralized organisms, between siliceous and non-siliceous biomineralizing organisms, and ...
  • Coupling, reinforcement, and speciation 

    Butlin, Roger K.; Smadja, Carole M. (University of Chicago Press, 2018)
    During the process of speciation, populations may diverge for traits and at their underlying loci that contribute barriers to gene flow. These barrier traits and barrier loci underlie individual barrier effects, by which ...
  • Cell-autonomous role of GFRα1 in the development of olfactory bulb GABAergic interneurons 

    Zechel, Sabrina; Fernandez-Suarez, Diana; Ibanez, Carlos F. (The Company of Biologists, 2018-05-18)
    GFRα1, a receptor for glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), is critical for the development of the main olfactory system. The olfactory bulb (OB) of Gfra1 knockout mice shows significant reductions in the ...
  • Risky sexual behaviour and contraceptive use in contexts of displacement : insights from a cross-sectional survey of female adolescent refugees in Ghana 

    Ganle, John Kuumuori; Amoako, Doris; Baatiema, Leonard; Ibrahim, Muslim (BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2019-08-16)
    Background: Difficulty in accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare is one of the challenges young refugee women face worldwide, in addition to sexual exploitation, violence and abuse. Although Ghana hosts several ...
  • Primary processing neuropils associated with the malleoli of camel spiders (Arachnida, Solifugae) : a re-evaluation of axonal pathways 

    Sombke, Andy; Klann, Anja E.; Lipke, Elisabeth; Wolf, Harald (BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2019-08-02)
    Background - Arachnids possess highly specialized and unorthodox sense organs, such as the unique pectines of Scorpiones and the malleoli of Solifugae. While the external morphology, numbers, and shapes of sensory organs ...
  • An integrated approach to processing WHO-2016 verbal autopsy data : the InterVA-5 model 

    Byass, Peter; Hussain-Alkhateeb, Laith; D’Ambruoso, Lucia; Clark, Samuel; Davies, Justine; Fottrell, Edward; Bird, Jon; Kabudula, Chodziwadziwa; Tollman, Stephen; Kahn, Kathleen; Schioler, Linus; Petzold, Max (BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2019-05-30)
    Background: Verbal autopsy is an increasingly important methodology for assigning causes to otherwise uncertified deaths, which amount to around 50% of global mortality and cause much uncertainty for health planning. The ...

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