• 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Growing and destroying catalan–stanley trees 

      Hack, Benjamin; Prodinger, Helmut (Discrete Mathematics & amp; Theoretical Computer Science, 2018)
      Stanley lists the class of Dyck paths where all returns to the axis are of odd length as one of the many objects enumerated by (shifted) Catalan numbers. By the standard bijection in this context, these special Dyck paths ...
    • 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 ...
    • Modeling top-down and bottom-up drivers of a regime shift in invasive aquatic plant stable states 

      Strange, Emily F.; Landi, Pietro; Hill, Jaclyn M.; Coetzee, Julie A. (Frontiers Media, 2019)
      The evidence for alternate stable states characterized by dominance of either floating or submerged plant dominance is well established. Inspired by an existing model and controlled experiments, we conceptually describe a ...
    • 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. ...
    • Opvoederwees te midde van die realiteite van landelike geenskoolfondslaerskole 

      Joorst, Jerome (LitNet, 2019)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : At the dawn of democracy in South Africa in 1994 the new government was faced with the challenge of participating in a global neoliberalist world while at the same time having to address historical ...
    • Some challenges of collaboration between academic literacies specialists and subject specialists : framing the difference 

      Coetsee, Ydalene (Stellenbosch University, 2019)
      Collaboration between academic literacies (AcLits) specialists and subject specialists is still a significant issue in student support because AcLits practitioners now need to negotiate the advantages of both stand-alone ...
    • Visibility problems related to skip lists 

      Prodinger, Helmut (Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia, 2018)
      For sequences (words) of geometric random variables, visibility problems related to a sun positioned in the north-west are considered. This leads to a skew version of such words. Various parameters are analyzed, such as ...
    • X-Ray microcomputed tomography in additive manufacturing : a review of the current technology and applications 

      Du Plessis, Anton; Yadroitsev, Igor; Yadroitsava, Ina; Le Roux, Stephan G. (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 2018)
      X-ray microcomputed tomography (microCT) has become an established method of testing and analyzing additively manufactured parts in recent years, being especially useful and accurate for dimensional measurement and porosity ...