• 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, ...
    • Adolescent identity formation in the context of vocationally oriented special needs schools 

      Jacobs, Carmelita; Collair, Lynette (Education Association of South Africa, 2017)
      Adolescence is a phase that is associated with important identity-relevant issues. Shaping a clear sense of identity is an important step in developing a healthy psychosocial disposition, and the school is an important ...
    • Application of Smirnov words to waiting time distributions of runs 

      Freiberg, Uta; Heuberger, Clemens; Prodinger, Helmut (Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 2017)
      Consider infinite random words over a finite alphabet where the letters occur as an i.i.d. sequence according to some arbitrary distribution on the alphabet. The expectation and the variance of the waiting time for the ...
    • 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 ...
    • The battle of the Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela community : access to and control of communal land 

      Pienaar, Juanita Magrietha (North-West University, Faculty of Law, 2017)
      Like numerous other traditional communities in South Africa, the Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela community lost portions of their ancestral land in the pre-constitutional era. Under an all-encompassing land reform programme, which ...
    • 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 ...
    • Classical and quantum filaments in the ground state of trapped dipolar Bose gases 

      Cinti, Fabio; Boninsegni, Massimo (American Physical Society, 2017)
      We study, by quantum Monte Carlo simulations, the ground state of a harmonically confined dipolar Bose gas with aligned dipole moments and with the inclusion of a repulsive two-body potential of varying range. Two different ...
    • 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 ...
    • Countering testimonial injustice : the spatial practices of school administrative clerks 

      Bayat, Abdullah; Fataar, Aslam (University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2018)
      This article discusses the phenomenon of how people’s voices or opinions are taken up in relation to their professional status. We focus on administrative clerks in school contexts, people who occupy a professional category ...
    • Critical interdisciplinary dialogues : towards a pedagogy of well-being in stem disciplines and fields 

      Winberg, C.; Bozalek, V. G.; Conana, H.; Wright, J.; Wolff, K. E.; Pallitt, N.; Adendorff, Hanelie (HESA, 2018)
      Students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) globally and in South Africa are generally not in a state of well-being. International and South African research studies show that undergraduate ...
    • Digital storytelling to engage postgraduates in reflective practice in an emerging economy 

      Dreyer, Lorna M. (Education Association of South Africa, 2017)
      Many emerging economies are just beginning to consume digital content meaningfully. In the field of education in particular, such technology could help to narrow the gap between teacher training and the expectations of a ...
    • Embodying pedagogical habitus change : a narrative-based account of a teacher’s pedagogical change within a professional learning community 

      Feldman, Jennifer; Fataar, Aslam (University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2018)
      Situated in the context of teaching in South Africa, this article narrates the journey of pedagogical change and adaptation of one teacher who participated in a professional learning community (PLC). It discusses the ...
    • Environmental education in teacher education : a viewpoint exploring options in South Africa 

      Reddy, Chris (Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa, 2017)
      Environmental knowledge is often regarded as difficult to define and position in education in general and in teacher education in particular. This presents challenges for both knowledge production and for curriculum ...
    • Establishing inclusive schools : Teachers’ perceptions of Inclusive Education Teams 

      Mfuthwana, Thembeka; Dreyer, Lorna (Education Association of South Africa, 2018)
      The international debate on colonialization is gaining momentum, primarily in the Americas, Africa and Australasia. Recent incidents in South Africa, such as the #Rhodesmustfall movement and the protest over rules on black ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...