The Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute is a partnership between the University of Wollongong and the South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Area Health Service. IHMRI's research focuses on health and medical issues that are common in the Illawarra region and is aimed at improving the health and well being of the local community. IHMRI's goal is to foster research collaboration through the IHMRI Research Network, creating a centre of excellence and innovation that represents the focal point of health and medical research in this region.

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Papers from 2013

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Laparoscopic management of an adnexal mass during the second trimester of pregnancy, C Georgiou

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Laparoscopy for theatre nurses, C Georgiou

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Pregnancies following the use of balloon tamponade technology in the previous pregnancy, C Georgiou

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Subsequent management of unsuccessful Fulshi clip tubal occlusion, C Georgiou

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Thrombus-like structures seen in the infundibular-pelvic ligament during the laparoscopic management of ovarian torsion, C Georgiou

Intercellular propagated misfolding of wild-type Cu-Zn superoxide dismutase, Leslie I. Grad, Justin J. Yerbury, Bradley J. Turner, Will C. Guest, Eddie Pokrishevsky, Megan A. O'Neill, Anat Yanai, Judith M. Silverman, Rafaa Zeineddine, Lisa Corcoran, Janet R. Kumita, Leila Luheshi, Masoud Yousefi, Bradley M. Coleman, Andrew F. Hill, Steven S. Plotkin, and Neil R. Cashman

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Neural correlates of successful encoding in schizophrenia: an event-related potential study, Amity Green, Paul Fitzgerald, Patricia T. Michie, Pradeep Nathan, and Rodney J. Croft

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High-dose mushroom increases hepatic accumulation of triacylglycerol in rats fed with high-fat diet, D Handayani, B Meyer, J Chen, S Brown, T Mitchell, and Xu-Feng Huang

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Structure-informed design of an enzymatically inactive vaccine component for group A Streptococcus, Anna Henningham, Daniel J. Ericsson, Karla Langer, Lachlan W. Casey, Blagojce Jovcevski, G S. Chhatwal, John Andrew Aquilina, Michael R. Batzloff, Bostjan Kobe, and Mark J. Walker

Age-dependent racemization of serine residues in a human chaperone protein, Michelle Y. S Hooi, Mark J. Raftery, and Roger J. W Truscott

Accelerated aging of Asp 58 in aA crystallin and human cataract formation, Michelle Yu Sung Hooi, Mark Raftery, and Roger J. Truscott

Interconversion of the peptide isoforms of aspartate: Stability of isoaspartates, Michelle Yu Sung Hooi, Mark Raftery, and Roger J. Truscott

Association between DBH 19bp insertion/deletion polymorphism and cognition in first-episode schizophrenic patients, Li Hui, Xuan Zhang, Ya Qin Yu, Mei Han, Xu-Feng Huang, Da Chun Chen, Zhi Ren Wang, Wei Li Du, Chang Gui Kou, Qiong Yu, Thomas R. Kosten, and Xiang Yang Zhang

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The role of assertiveness on telephone crisis supporter well-being and service provision, Tara Hunt, Coralie Wilson, Peter Caputi, Alan Woodward, Grahame Gould, and Taneile Kitchingman

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In vivo pharmacological evaluations of novel olanzapine analogues in rats: a potential new avenue for the treatment of schizophrenia, Somayeh Jafari, Xu-Feng Huang, Jessica L. Andrews, and Francesca Fernandez-Enright

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Lipid Anti-Lipid Antibody Responses Correlate with Disease Activity in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vojislav Jovanovic, Nurhuda Abdul Aziz, Yan Ting Lim, Amanda Ng Ai Poh, Sherlynn Jin Hui Chan, Eliza Ho Xin Pei, Fei Chuin Lew, Guanghou Shui, Andrew M. Jenner, Li Bowen, Eoin F. McKinney, Paul A. Lyons, Michael D. Kemeny, Kenneth G.C. Smith, Markus R. Wenk, and Paul A. MacAry

From the city to the bush: Increases in patient co-payments for medicines have impacted on medicine use across Australia, Anna Kemp, John Glover, David B. Preen, Max Bulsara, James Semmens, and Elizabeth Roughead

Impact of cost of medicines for chronic conditions on low income households in Australia, Anna Kemp, David B. Preen, John Glover, James Semmens, and Elizabeth E. Roughead

Myocardial infarction after intravitreal vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors: A whole population study, Anna Kemp, David B. Preen, Nigel Morlet, Antony Clarke, Ian L. McAllister, Tom Briffa, Frank M. Sanfilippo, Jonathon Q. Ng, Charlotte McKnight, Wayne Reynolds, and Mark C. Gilles

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Ascertaining invasive breast cancer cases; the validity of administrative and self-reported data sources in Australia, Anna Kemp, David B. Preen, Christobel Saunders, C D'Arcy J. Holman, Max Bulsara, Kris Rogers, and Elizabeth E. Roughead

The effect of a western diet on the synthesis and metabolism of cholesterol in the brain, F Kreilaus and A M. Jenner

The MASCC/ISOO Mucositis Guidelines: dissemination and clinical impact, Rajesh V. Lalla and Fredrick D. Ashbury

Mammalian expression systems and transfection techniques, Daunia Laurenti and Lezanne Ooi

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Effects of olanzapine and betahistine co-treatment on serotonin transporter, 5-HT2A and dopamine D2 receptor binding density, Jiamei Lian, Xu-Feng Huang, Nagesh Pai, and Chao Deng

Deletion of ABCA7 increases cerebral amyloid-β deposition in the J20 mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, H Li, W S. Kim, K Ruberu, S Chan, D Elliott, J K. Low, D Cheng, T Karl, and B Garner

Whole grains, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and hypertension: links to the aleurone preferred over indigestible fiber, Stephen Lillioja; Andrew L. Neal; Linda Tapsell; and David R. Jacobs, Jr

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Reciprocity as deliberative capacity: lessons from a citizens deliberation on carbon pricing mechanisms in Australia, Alex Y. Lo, Kim S. Alexander, Wendy Proctor, and Anthony Ryan

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Sleep-wake behaviour and the EEG in altered states of consciousness, Sarah P. Loughran, Sabine Regel, Lilith Buetler, Martin Wieser, Robert Riener, and Peter Achermann

Age-dependent modification of proteins: N-terminal racemization, Brian Lyons, A H. Kwan, Joanne Jamie, and Roger J.W Truscott

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An objective index of walkability for research and planning in the Sydney Metropolitan Region of New South Wales, Australia: an ecological study, Darren J. Mayne, Geoffrey Morgan, Alan Willmore, Nectarios Rose, Bin Jalaludin, Hilary Bambrick, and Adrian Bauman

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Analysis of the psychological impact of a vascular risk factor intervention: results from a cluster randomized controlled trial in Australian general practice, Suzanne Helen Mckenzie, Upali W. Jayasinghe, Mahnaz Fanaian, Megan Passey, and Mark Fort Harris

Molecular markers for the study of streptococcal epidemiology, David J. McMillan, Martina L. Sanderson-Smith, Pierre Robert Smeesters, and Kadaba S. Sriprakash

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Mouse strain-dependent variation in obesity and glucose homeostasis in response to high-fat feeding, M K. Montgomery, N L. Hallahan, S H. Brown, M Liu, T W. Mitchell, G J. Cooney, and N Turner

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Evaluating success in public Health advocacy strategies, Michael Moore, Heather Yeatman, and Christina Pollard

Metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 in schizophrenia: emerging evidence for the development of antipsychotic drugs, Kelly A. Newell

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Proenergetic effects of resveratrol in the murine neuronal cell line Neuro2a, Nhu T.Q Nguyen, Lezanne Ooi, Sabine C. Piller, and Gerald Munch

Development and evaluation of the REACH (Recognise End of life And Care Holistically) out in Dementia toolkit, J. Potter, Ramesh Fernando, and Nancy Humpel

Categorising foods in terms of nutrient content, Yasmine Probst, Linda Tapsell, Rebecca Thorne, and Jane O'Shea

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A key role for the urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA) in invasive Group A streptococcal infection, Martina L. Sanderson-Smith, Yueling Zhang, Diane Ly, Deborah Donahue, Andrew Hollands, Victor Nizet, Marie Ranson, Victoria A. Ploplis, Mark J. Walker, and Francis J. Castellino

Association of rs1344706 in the ZNF804A gene with schizophrenia in a case/control sample from Indonesia, Sibylle G. Schwab, Agung A.A.A Kusumawardhani, Nan Dai, Wenwen Qin, Mutiara D.B Wildenauer, Feranindhya Agiananda, Nurmiati Amir, Ronald Antoni, Tiana Arsianti, Asmarahadi Asmarahadi, Hervita Diatri, Prianto Djatmiko, Irmansyah Irmansyah, Siti Khalimah, Irmia Kusumadewi, Profitasari Kusumaningrum, Petrin R. Lukman, Lukman Mustar, Martina W. Nasrun, Safyuni Naswati, Prasetiyawan Prasetiyawan, Gerald M. Semen, Kristiana Siste, Heriani Tobing, Natalia Widiasih, Tjhin Wiguna, Widayanti Dewi Wulandari, - Indonesian Schizophrenia Genetics Consortium, Beben Benyamin, and Dieter B. Wildenauer

Genetics of psychiatric disorders in the GWAS era: an update on schizophrenia, Sibylle G. Schwab and Dieter B. Wildenauer

Improved GC-MS methods for analysis of homocysteine, methionine and methylmalonate in cultured cells, A S. Spiro, A M. Jenner, and B Garner

Banking human induced pluripotent stem cells: lessons learned from embryonic stem cells?, Glyn N. Stacey, Jeremy M. Crook, Derek Hei, and Tenneille Ludwig

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Preventing help-negation for suicidal ideation: Implications for thwarted belongingness, social network size and frequency of social interaction, Alexander Svenson, Coralie J. Wilson, and Peter Caputi

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Age-related human nuclear cataract. Blindness due to inexorable protein deterioration, R Truscott

Discovering the cause of human age-related cataract, Roger JW Truscott, Michael Friedrich, Michelle Hooi, and Brian Lyons

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Streptococcal collagen-like protein A and general stress protein 24 are immunomodulating virulence factors of group A Streptococcus, James A. Tsatsaronis, Andrew Hollands, Jason N. Cole, Peter G. Maamary, Christine M. Gillen, Nouri L. Ben Zakour, Malak Kotb, Victor Nizet, Scott A. Beatson, Mark J. Walker, and Martina L. Sanderson-Smith

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Recent highlights in the development of isatin-based anticancer agents, Kara L. Vine, Lidia Matesic, Julie M. Locke, and Danielle Skropeta

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Rapid quantification of free cholesterol in tears using direct insertion/electron ionization-Mass spectrometry, Xiaojia Eric Wei, John Korth, Simon H. J Brown, Todd W. Mitchell, Roger J. W Truscott, Stephen J. Blanksby, Mark D. P Willcox, and Zhenjun Zhao

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Cognitive, affective and social processes involved in help-negation after critical suicidal thoughts, Coralie Wilson, Alexander Svenson, and Peter Caputi

The association between overcommitment to work and depressive symptoms is moderated by the polymorphic region of the 5-HTT gene, Petra H. Wirtz, Johannes Siegrist, Anna Schuhmacher, Susanne Hoefels, Wolfgang Maier, Gregor Domes, Sibylle G. Schwab, and Astrid W. Zobel

Altered expression of RNA splicing proteins in Alzheimer's disease patients: evidence from two microarray studies, Jenny Wong

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Neurotrophin signaling and Alzheimer's Disease neurodegeneration - Focus on BDNF/TrkB signaling, Jenny Wong

Expression of NPAS3 in the human cortex and evidence of its posttranscriptional regulation by miR-17 during development, with implications for schizophrenia, Jenny Wong, Carlotta E. Duncan, Natalie J. Beveridge, Maree J. Webster, Murray J. Cairns, and Cynthia Shannon Weickert

Increases in two truncated TrkB isoforms in the prefrontal cortex of people with schizophrenia, Jenny Wong, D A Rothmond, M J Webster, and Cynthia Shannon Weickert

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Reduction of histamine H1 receptor binding induced by high-fat diet can be prevented by DHA and dietary fiber in specific brain areas of male rats, Zhixiang Wu, Yinghua Yu, Yizhen Wu, Craig S. Patch, Alexander Szabo, and Xu-Feng Huang

Hyaluronic acid modified mesoporous silica nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery to CD44-overexpressing cancer cells, Meihua Yu, Siddharth Jambhrunkar, Peter Thorn, Jiezhong Chen, Wenyi Gu, and Chengzhong Yu

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DHA prevents altered 5-HT1A, 5-HT2A, CB1 and GABAA receptor binding densities in the brain of male rats fed a high-saturated-fat diet, Yinghua Yu, Yizhen Wu, Craig Patch, Zhixiang Wu, Alexander Szabo, Duo Li, and Xu-Feng Huang

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Teasaponin reduces inflammation and central leptin resistance in diet-induced obese male mice, Yinghua Yu, Yizhen Wu, Alexander Szabo, Zhixiang Wu, Hongqin Wang, Duo Li, and Xu-Feng Huang

Development of subcellular fractionation techniques to determine the intracellular cobalamin transit in vitro and the impact of lysosomal dysfunction, H Zhao, K R. Ruberu, H Y. Li, and B Garner

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Analysis of subcellular [57Co] cobalamin distribution in SH-SY5Y neurons and brain tissue, Hua Zhao, Kalani Ruberu, Hongyun Li, and Brett Garner

Papers from 2012

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Using a social functionalist framework to understand responses to projected sea level rise and managed retreat policies in Australia, Kim Alexander and Anthony Ryan

Managed retreat of coastal communities: understanding responses to projected sea level rise, Kim S. Alexander, Anthony Ryan, and Thomas G. Measham

Where to draw the line: understanding responses of Australian coastal communities to sea level rise adaptation policies, K S. Alexander, A Ryan, R Gorddard, R Wise, and A Leitch

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Proteogenomic analyses of Lingo-1 and the Nogo receptor in schizophrenia, J Andrews, K Newell, and F Fernandez

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Recent peritonitis associates with mortality among patients treated with peritoneal dialysis, Neil Boudville, Anna Kemp, Philip Clayton, Wai Lim, Sunil V. Badve, Carmel M. Hawley, Stephen P. McDonald, Kathryn J. Wiggins, Kym M. Bannister, Fiona G. Brown, and David W. Johnson

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Factors associated with chronic kidney disease progression in Australian nephrology practices, Neil Boudville, Anna Kemp, Henry Moody, Robert G. Fassett, Eugenie Pedagogos, Craig Nelson, Helen Healy, George Mangos, Geoff Kirkland, Troy Kay, Paul Champion De Crespigny, David Hoffman, and David Waugh

The effect of trauma on expressive language impairment in borderline personality disorder, Phoebe Carter and Brin F. S Grenyer

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Ovarian torsion in a 22-year old nulliparous woman, Hsiao-En Cindy Chen and Christos Georgiou

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Prevention of obesity-associated colon cancer by (-)-epigallocatechin-3 gallate and curcumin, Jiezhong Chen

A review of cancer registry data in response to concerns about a possible excess of cancer associated with the emissions from the M5 East tunnel, Stephen Conaty, Darren Mayne, Kirsty Hope, and Mark Ferson

Degradation of an old human protein: Age-dependent cleavage of yS-crystallin generates a peptide that binds to cell membranes*, Michael G. Friedrich, Jackson Lam, and Roger J. Truscott

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Skepticism of de-torting large ovaries, C Georgiou

The possible mechanisms for β-glucans to prevent atherosclerotic lesions, Tiphaine Gislette, Kong-Nan Zhao, Wenyi Gu, and Jiezhong Chen

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TNF-α promotes IFN-γ-Induced CD40 expression and antigen process in Myb-transformed hematological cells, Wenyi Gu, Jiezhong Chen, Lei Yang, and Kong-Nan Zhao

A cluster randomised controlled trial of vascular risk factor management in general practice, Mark F. Harris, Mahnaz Fanaian, Upali W. Jayasinghe, Megan Passey, Suzanne H. Mckenzie, G Davies, David Lyle, Rachel A. Laws, Heike Schuetze, and Qing Wan

A bacterial pathogen co-opts host plasmin to resist killing by cathelicidin antimicrobial peptides, Andrew Hollands, D Gonzalez, E Leire, Cortny A. Donald, Richard L. Gallo, Martina L. Sanderson-Smith, P Dorrestein, and Victor Nizet

Racemization of two proteins over our lifespan: deamidation of asparagine 76 in yS crystallin is greater in cataract than in normal lenses across the age range, M Y. Hooi, M Raftery, and Roger J. Truscott

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Functional expression of the damage-associated molecular pattern receptor P2X7 on canine kidney epithelial cells, Iman Jalilian, Mari Spildrejorde, Aine Seavers, Belinda L. Curtis, Jason D. McArthur, and Ronald Sluyter

Lanosterol induces mitochondrial uncoupling and protects dopaminergic neurons from cell death in a model for Parkinson's disease, Andrew M. Jenner, Guanghou Shui, M. R. Wenk, L. Lim, V. Jackson-Lewis, S. Przedborski, S. Kesavapany, A. X. H. Goh, M. Fivaz, and L. C. Wong

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Cognitive phenotyping of amyloid precursor protein transgenic J20 mice, Tim Karl, Surabhi Bhatia, David Cheng, Woojin Scott Kim, and Brett Garner

Have increases in co-payments for medicines further burdened Australians in remote and disadvantaged areas?, Anna Kemp, John Glover, David B. Preen, Max Bulsara, James Semmens, and Elizabeth Roughead

The validity of prescription and other health service claims and self-report in identifying cases of invasive breast cancer in Australia, Anna Kemp, David B. Preen, Kris Rogers, Christobel Saunders, C D'Arcy Holman, Max Bulsara, Fran Boyle, and Elizabeth Roughead

Assessment of alternative water options in Adelaide: the MARSUO and optimal water resource mix projects, R Leonard and K S. Alexander

Genome-wide association study of multiplex schizophrenia pedigrees, Douglas F. Levinson, Jiaxin Shi, Kai Wang, Sang Oh, Brien Riley, Ann E. Pulver, Dieter B. Wildenauer, Claudine Laurent, Bryan J. Mowry, Pablo V. Gejman, Michael J. Owen, Kenneth S. Kendler, Gerald Nestadt, Sibylle G. Schwab, Jacques Mallet, Deborah Nertney, Alan R. Sanders, Nigel Williams, Brandon Wormley, Virginia K. Lasseter, Margot Albus, Stephanie Godard-Bauche, Madeline Alexander, Jubao Duan, Michael C. O'Donovan, Dermot Walsh, Anthony O'Neill, George N. Papadimitriou, Dimitris Dikeos, Wolfgang Maier, Bernard Lerer, Dominique Campion, David Cohen, Maurice Jay, Ayman Fanous, Peter Eichhammer, Jeremy M. Silverman, Nadine Norton, Nancy Zhang, Hakon Hakonarson, Cynthia Gao, Ami Citri, Mark Hansen, Stephan Ripke, Frank Dudbridge, and Peter A. Holmans

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Distinct neurobehavioural effects of cannabidiol in transmembrane domain neuregulin 1 mutant mice, Leonora E. Long, Rose Chesworth, Xu-Feng Huang, Alexander Wong, Adena Spiro, Iain S. McGregor, Jonathon Arnold, and Tim Karl

Software agents in clinical workflow, clinical guidelines and clinical trial medicine, Andrew Alexis Miller and Fiona Hegi-Johnson

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Application of the water needs index: Can Tho City, Mekong Delta, Vietnam, Magnus Moglia, Luis E. Neumann, Kim S. Alexander, Mihn N. Nguyen, Ashok K. Sharma, Stephen Cook, Nguyen H. Trung, and Dinh D.A Tuan

Phospholipid peroxidation: Lack of effect of fatty acid pairing, Sarah E. Norris, Todd Mitchell, and Paul L. Else

Association of amygdala volumes with cortisol secretion in unipolar depressed patients, Anna Schuhmacher, Rainald Mossner, Frank Jessen, Lukas Scheef, Wolfgang Block, Anna C. Belloche, Leonhard Lennertz, Hanne Welper, Susanne Hofels, Ute Pfeiffer, Michael Wagner, Wolfgang Maier, Sibylle G. Schwab, and Astrid W. Zobel

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Genetic modulation of the long-term effects of cannabis on brain structure, function and symptomatology, Nadia Solowij, Francesca Fernandez, Robin Murray, and Murat Yucel

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Molecular signatures of long-lived proteins: Autolytic cleavage adjacent to serine residues, Shi-Ping (Jim) Su, Brian Lyons, M G. Friedrich, Jason D. McArthur, Xiuxian Song, D Xavier, Roger J. Truscott, and J A. Aquilina

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Are we making the grade? The education of children and young people in out-of-home care, Michelle Townsend

Is protein methylation in the human lens a result of non-enzymatic methylation by S-adenosylmethionine?, Roger J. W Truscott, Jasminka Mizdrak, Michael G. Friedrich, Michelle Y. Hooi, Bryan Lyons, Joanne F. Jamie, Michael J. Davies, Phillip A. Wilmarth, and Larry L. David

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Srp20 regulates TrkB pre-mRNA splicing to generate TrkB-Shc transcripts with implications for Alzheimer's disease, Jenny Wong, Brett Garner, Glenda M. Halliday, and John B.J Kwok

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Amyloid beta selectively modulates neuronal TrkB alternative transcript expression with implications for Alzheimer's disease, J Wong, M Higgins, G Halliday, and B Garner

Papers from 2011

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Chapter 4: 'Water' - Resource Efficiency in Asia and the Pacific, Kim Alexander and James West

Evaluation of water needs index case studies, K S. Alexander, M Moglia, G Tjandraatmadja, M Nguyen, S Larson, N H. Trung, and R A. Barkey

Influence of 5-HTTLPR polymorphism on resting state perfusion in patients with major depression, H Jane Brockmann, Astrid W. Zobel, Anna Schuhmacher, Marcel Daamen, Alexius Joe, Kim Biermann, Sibylle G. Schwab, Hans-Juergen Biersack, Wolfgang Maier, and Henning Boecker

Scanner uniformity improvements for radiochromic film analysis with matt reflectance backing, Ethan Butson, Hani Alnawaf, Peter K.N Yu, and Martin Butson