• 1000 Genomes-based metaanalysis identifies 10 novel loci for kidney function 

      Gorski, Mathias; Van Der Most, Peter J.; Teumer, Alexander; Chu, Audrey Y.; Li, Man; Mijatovic, Vladan; Nolte, Ilja M.; Cocca, Massimiliano; Taliun, Daniel; Gomez, Felicia; Li, Yong; Tayo, Bamidele; Tin, Adrienne; Feitosa, Mary F.; Aspelund, Thor; Attia, John; Biffar, Reiner; Bochud, Murielle; Boerwinkle, Eric; Borecki, Ingrid; Bottinger, Erwin P.; Chen, Ming-Huei; Chouraki, Vincent; Ciullo, Marina; Coresh, Josef; Cornelis, Marilyn C.; Curhan, Gary C.; d’Adamo, Adamo Pio; Dehghan, Abbas; Dengler, Laura; Ding, Jingzhong; Eiriksdottir, Gudny; Endlich, Karlhans; Enroth, Stefan; Esko, Tonu; Franco, Oscar H.; Gasparini, Paolo; Gieger, Christian; Girotto, Giorgia; Gottesman, Omri; Gudnason, Vilmundur; Gyllensten, Ulf; Hancock, Stephen J.; Harris, Tamara B.; Helmer, Catherine; Hollerer, Simon; Hofer, Edith; Hofman, Albert; Holliday, Elizabeth G.; Homuth, Georg; Hu, Frank B.; Huth, Cornelia; Hutri-Kahonen, Nina; Hwang, Shih-Jen; Imboden, Medea; Johansson, Asa; Kahonen, Mika; Konig, Wolfgang; Kramer, Holly; Kramer, Bernhard K.; Kumar, Ashish; Kutalik, Zoltan; Lambert, Jean-Charles; Launer, Lenore J.; Lehtimaki, Terho; De Borst, Martin H.; Navis, Gerjan; Swertz, Morris; Liu, Yongmei; Lohman, Kurt; Loos, Ruth J. F.; Lu, Yingchang; Lyytikainen, Leo-Pekka; McEvoy, Mark A.; Meisinger, Christa; Meitinger, Thomas; Metspalu, Andres; Metzger, Marie; Mihailov, Evelin; Mitchell, Paul; Nauck, Matthias; Oldehinkel, Albertine J.; Olden, Matthias; Penninx, Brenda W. J. H.; Pistis, Giorgio; Pramstaller, Peter P.; Probst-Hensch, Nicole; Raitakari, Olli T.; Rettig, Rainer; Ridker, Paul M.; Rivadeneira, Fernando; Robino, Antonietta; Rosas, Sylvia E.; Ruderfer, Douglas; Ruggiero, Daniela; Saba, Yasaman; Sala, Cinzia; Schmidt, Helena; Schmidt, Reinhold; Scott, Rodney J.; Sedaghat, Sanaz; Smith, Albert V.; Sorice, Rossella; Stengel, Benedicte; Stracke, Sylvia; Strauch, Konstantin; Toniolo, Daniela; Uitterlinden, Andre G.; Ulivi, Sheila; Viikari, Jorma S.; Volker, Uwe; Vollenweider, Peter; Volzke, Henry; Vuckovic, Dragana; Waldenberger, Melanie; Wang, Jie Jin; Yang, Qiong; Chasman, Daniel I.; Tromp, Gerard; Snieder, Harold; Heid, Iris M.; Fox, Caroline S.; Kottgen, Anna; Pattaro, Cristian; Boger, Carsten A.; Fuchsberger, Christian (Nature Research, 2017)
      HapMap imputed genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have revealed >50 loci at which common variants with minor allele frequency >5% are associated with kidney function. GWAS using more complete reference sets for imputation, ...
    • An assessment of algorithms for deriving failure deterministic finite automata 

      Nxumalo, Madoda; Kourie, Derrick G.; Cleophas, Loek; Watson, Bruce W. (South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists, 2017)
      Failure deterministic finite automata (FDFAs) represent regular languages more compactly than deterministic finite automata (DFAs). Four algorithms that convert arbitrary DFAs to language-equivalent FDFAs are empirically ...
    • ’n Behoefte aan die integrering van tegnologie in die Afrikaans Huistaal-klaskamer om die ontwikkeling van 21ste-eeuse vaardighede te ondersteun : ’n gevallestudie 

      Taylor, Ria; Van Der Merwe, Michele (LitNet, 2019-02)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The global and local evolution of technology and the internet has added a new dimension to teaching and learning in the school classroom. This is an important issue because the 21st-century school learner ...
    • Biocapacity optimization in regional planning 

      Guo, Jianjun; Yue, Dongxia; Li, Kai; Hui, Cang (Nature Research, 2017)
      Ecological overshoot has been accelerating across the globe. Optimizing biocapacity has become a key to resolve the overshoot of ecological demand in regional sustainable development. However, most literature has focused ...
    • Characterization of the proposed 4−α cluster state candidate in ¹⁶O 

      Li, K. C. W.; Neveling, R.; Adsley, P.; Papka, P.; Smit, F. D.; Brummer, J. W.; Diget, C. Aa.; Freer, M.; Harakeh, M. N.; Kokalova, Tz.; Nemulodi, F.; Pellegri, L.; Rebeiro, B.; Swartz, J. A.; Triambak, S.; Van Zyl, J. J.; Wheldon, C. (American Physical Society, 2017)
      The 0¹⁶O(α,α′) reaction was studied at θlab=0∘ at an incident energy of Elab=200 MeV using the K600 magnetic spectrometer at iThemba LABS. Proton decay and α decay from the natural parity states were observed in a ...
    • Consistency between SU(3) and SU(2) covariant baryon chiral perturbation theory for the nucleon mass 

      Ren, Xiu-Lei; Alvarez-Ruso, L.; Geng, Li-Sheng; Ledwig, Tim; Meng, Jie; Vacas, M. J. Vicente (Elsevier, 2017)
      Treating the strange quark mass as a heavy scale compared to the light quark mass, we perform a matching of the nucleon mass in the SU(3) sector to the two-flavor case in covariant baryon chiral perturbation theory. The ...
    • Continuous professional learning in private higher education : making a case for distributed leadership 

      Cronje, F.; Bitzer, E. M. (HESA, 2019)
      Literature on management of professional learning in South African private higher education (PHE) institutions is limited. This may be due to incentives for professional learning in private higher education not being highly ...
    • Evolutionary fields can explain patterns of high-dimensional complexity in ecology 

      Wilsenach, James; Landi, Pietro; Hui, Cang (American Physical Society, 2017)
      One of the properties that make ecological systems so unique is the range of complex behavioral patterns that can be exhibited by even the simplest communities with only a few species. Much of this complexity is commonly ...
    • Examining the role of protein structural dynamics in drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis 

      Shaw, Daniel J.; Hill, Rachel E.; Simpson, Niall; Husseini, Fouad S.; Robb, Kirsty; Greetham, Gregory M.; Towrie, Michael; Parker, Anthony W.; Robinson, David; Hirst, Jonathan D.; Hoskisson, Paul A.; Hunt, Neil T. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017)
      Antimicrobial resistance represents a growing global health problem. The emergence of novel resistance mechanisms necessitates the development of alternative approaches to investigate the molecular fundamentals of resistance, ...
    • Farm land and tenure security: New policy and legislative developments 

      Pienaar, J. M.; Kamkuemah, A. N. (Juta, 2012)
      On 24 December 2010 a new Draft Tenure Security Policy and concomitant Draft Land Tenure Security Bill were published for comment. These new measures focus on farm land in particular and have specific implications for ...
    • Fully self-consistent relativistic Brueckner-Hartree-Fock theory for finite nuclei 

      Shen, Shihang; Liang, Haozhao; Meng, Jie; Ring, Peter; Zhang, Shuangquan (American Physical Society, 2017)
      Starting from the relativistic form of the Bonn potential as a bare nucleon-nucleon interaction, the full relativistic Brueckner-Hartree-Fock (RBHF) equations are solved for finite nuclei in a fully self-consistent basis. ...
    • Glass transitions in monodisperse cluster-forming ensembles : vortex matter in type-1.5 superconductors 

      Diaz-Mendez, Rogelio; Mezzacapo, Fabio; Lechner, Wolfgang; Cinti, Fabio; Babaev, Egor; Pupillo, Guido (American Physical Society, 2017)
      At low enough temperatures and high densities, the equilibrium configuration of an ensemble of ultrasoft particles is a self-assembled, ordered, cluster crystal. In the present Letter, we explore the out-of-equilibrium ...
    • Incoterms 2012: Codified mercantile custom or standard contract terms? 

      Coetzee, Juana (Juta, 2012)
      INCOTERMS® reflect the most dominant and consistent commercial customs and practices evident in international commerce. They are regularly updated to keep them in line with changing mercantile practice. However, over the ...
    • Indirect study of the stellar ³⁴ Ar(α,p) ³⁷K reaction rate through ⁴⁰Ca(p,t) ³⁸Ca reaction measurements 

      Long, A. M.; Adachi, T.; Beard, M.; Berg, G. P. A.; Buthelezi, Z.; Carter, J.; Couder, M.; deBoer, R. J.; Fearick, R. W.; Fortsch, S. V.; Gorres, J.; Mira, J. P.; Murray, S. H. T.; Neveling, R.; Papka, P.; Smit, F. D.; Sideras-Haddad, E.; Swartz, J. A.; Talwar, R.; Usman, I. T.; Wiescher, M.; Van Zyl, J. J.; Volya, A. (American Physical Society, 2017)
      The ³⁴Ar(α,p)³⁷K reaction is believed to be one of the last in a sequence of (α,p) and (p,γ) reactions within the Tz=−1, sd-shell nuclei, known as the αp-process. This process is expected to influence the shape and rise ...
    • ¹³⁷,¹³⁸,¹³⁹La(n,γ) cross sections constrained with statistical decay properties of ¹³⁸,¹³⁹,¹⁴⁰La nuclei 

      Kheswa, B. V.; Wiedeking, M.; Brown, J. A.; Larsen, A. C.; Goriely, S.; Guttormsen, M.; Garrote, F. L. Bello; Bernstein, L. A.; Bleuel, D. L.; Eriksen, T. K.; Giacoppo, F.; Gorgen, A.; Goldblum, B. L.; Hagen, T. W.; Koehler, P. E.; Klintefjord, M.; Malatji, K. L.; Midtbo, J. E.; Nyhus, H. T.; Papka, P.; Renstrm, T.; Rose, S. J.; Sahin, E.; Siem, S.; Tornyi, T. G. (American Physical Society, 2017)
      The nuclear level densities and γ-ray strength functions of ¹³⁸,¹³⁹,¹⁴⁰La were measured using the ¹³⁹La(³He,α), ¹³⁹La(³He,'³He), and ¹³⁹La(d,p) reactions. The particle-γ coincidences were recorded with the silicon particle ...
    • No evidence for extensions to the standard cosmological model 

      Heavens, Alan; Fantaye, Yabebal; Sellentin, Elena; Eggers, Hans; Hosenie, Zafiirah; Kroon, Steve; Mootoovaloo, Arrykrishna (American Physical Society, 2017)
      We compute the Bayesian evidence for models considered in the main analysis of Planck cosmic microwave background data. By utilizing carefully defined nearest-neighbor distances in parameter space, we reuse the Monte Carlo ...
    • Noninvasive measurement of dynamic correlation functions 

      Uhrich, Philipp; Castrignano, Salvatore; Uys, Hermann; Kastner, Michael (American Physical Society, 2017)
      The measurement of dynamic correlation functions of quantum systems is complicated by measurement backaction. To facilitate such measurements we introduce a protocol, based on weak ancilla-system couplings, that is ...
    • Nuclear matrix element of neutrinoless double-β decay : relativity and short-range correlations 

      Song, L. S.; Yao, J. M.; Ring, P.; Meng, J. (American Physical Society, 2017)
      Background:The discovery of neutrinoless double-β (0νββ) decay would demonstrate the nature of neutrinos, have profound implications for our understanding of matter-antimatter mystery, and solve the mass hierarchy problem ...
    • On q-Quasiadditive and q-Quasimultiplicative Functions 

      Kropf, Sara; Wagner, Stephan (Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 2017)
      In this paper, we introduce the notion of q-quasiadditivity of arithmetic functions, as well as the related concept of q-quasimultiplicativity, which generalise strong q-additivity and -multiplicativity, respectively. ...
    • A pilot study investigating the presence of voids in bulk fill flowable composites 

      Mulder, R.; Mohammed, N.; Du Plessis, A.; Le Roux, S. G. (South African Dental Association, 2017)
      OBJECTIVE: To investigate the presence of voids in bulk fill flowable composites. METHODS: This study investigated two well-known bulk-fill flowable composites, Smart Dentin Replacement (SDR) (Dentsply/Caulk, Milford, ...