1. Is the mental wellbeing of young Australians best represented by a single, multidimensional or bifactor model?

    Psychiatry Research 241:1 (2016) PMID 27152903

    Internationally there is a growing interest in the mental wellbeing of young people. However, it is unclear whether mental wellbeing is best conceptualized as a general wellbeing factor or a multidimensional construct. This paper investigated whether mental wellbeing, measured by the Mental Heal...
  2. Initial prototype testing of Ray's Night Out: A new mobile app targeting risky drinking in young people

    Computers in Human Behavior 54:207 (2016)

    Background Risky single occasion drinking (RSOD; ≥4 drinks in <6 h) more than doubles the risk of injury in young people (15–25 years). The potential role of smartphone apps in reducing RSOD in young people is yet to be explored.
  3. Development and validation of the Italian version of the Mobile Application Rating Scale and its generalisability to apps targeting primary prevention.

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 16(1):83 (2016) PMID 27387434 PMCID PMC4936279

    A growing body of literature affirms the usefulness of mobile technologies, including mobile applications (apps), in the primary prevention field. The quality of health apps, which today number in the thousands, is a crucial parameter, as it may affect health-related decision-making and outcomes...
  4. Nlrp3-inflammasome activation in non-myeloid-derived cells aggravates diabetic nephropathy.

    Kidney International 87(1):74 (2015) PMID 25075770 PMCID PMC4284813

    Diabetic nephropathy is a growing health concern with characteristic sterile inflammation. As the underlying mechanisms of this inflammation remain poorly defined, specific therapies targeting sterile inflammation in diabetic nephropathy are lacking. Intriguingly, an association of diabetic neph...
  5. Setup and Maintenance of Manufacturing Quality in CO2 Laser Cutting

    Procedia CIRP 20:98 (2014)

    Manufacturing of parts by laser cutting is widely accepted in industry. In the market there are systems which are highly focused on special applications such as robot based 3D cutting in the automotive industry but also all-round machines which cut a diverse set of sheet steels at a va...
  6. Intravital imaging in spontaneously hypertensive stroke-prone rats-a pilot study.

    Experimental & Translational Stroke Medicine 6(1):1 (2014) PMID 24461046 PMCID PMC3996193

    There is growing evidence that endothelial failure and subsequent blood brain barrier (BBB) breakdown initiate cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) pathology. In spontaneously hypertensive stroke-prone rats (SHRSP) endothelial damage is indicated by intraluminal accumulations of erythrocytes (er...
  7. Activated protein C ameliorates diabetic nephropathy by epigenetically inhibiting the redox enzyme p66Shc.

    PNAS 110(2):648 (2013) PMID 23267072 PMCID PMC3545757

    The coagulation protease activated protein C (aPC) confers cytoprotective effects in various in vitro and in vivo disease models, including diabetic nephropathy. The nephroprotective effect may be related to antioxidant effects of aPC. However, the mechanism through which aPC may convey these an...
  8. Statistical Analysis of the Impact of Refinishing Process on Leaded Components

    Microelectronics Reliability 55(2) (2012)

    • Impact of refinishing process on leaded components was studied statistically by comparing the electrical test data measured from refinished samples with those not refinished. • ...
  9. Methylglyoxal modification of Nav1.8 facilitates nociceptive neuron firing and causes hyperalgesia in diabetic neuropathy.

    Nature Medicine 18(6):926 (2012) PMID 22581285

    This study establishes a mechanism for metabolic hyperalgesia based on the glycolytic metabolite methylglyoxal. We found that concentrations of plasma methylglyoxal above 600 nM discriminate between diabetes-affected individuals with pain and those without pain. Methylglyoxal depolarizes sensory...
  10. Water management in the framework of environmental management systems in Bulgarian seaports

    Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C 36(5):141 (2011)

    Seaports or harbours are major hub of economic activities, connecting sea routes with the hinterland via rail, road and inland waterway. At the same time, they are hubs of environmental issues, resulting from its diversified operations involving vessels, machines, vehicles and industries. T...
  11. The HMGB1 receptor RAGE mediates ischemic brain damage.

    Journal of Neuroscience 28(46):12023 (2008) PMID 19005067 PMCID PMC4597312

    In ischemic stroke, the necrotic core is surrounded by a zone of inflammation, in which delayed cell death aggravates the initial insult. Here, we provide evidence that the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) functions as a sensor of necrotic cell death and contributes to inflamm...
  12. Beating the superparamagnetic limit with exchange bias.

    Nature 423(6942):850 (2003) PMID 12815426

    Interest in magnetic nanoparticles has increased in the past few years by virtue of their potential for applications in fields such as ultrahigh-density recording and medicine. Most applications rely on the magnetic order of the nanoparticles being stable with time. However, with decreasing part...
  13. Water quality of the belilom river

    Water Science and Technology 39(8):55 (1999)

    A general methodology for the study of water quality in rivers is presented. The paper consists of four parts. In the first part the general characteristics of the area of study, which is the Beli Lom river, and its major pollution sources are presented. The effluent of the Razgrad Waste wa...
  14. Current-induced step bunching at vicinal surfaces during crystal sublimation

    Surface Science 370(2):345 (1997)

    The limits of the applicability of the generalized BCF model of electromigration-affected sublimation are discussed in detail. Only in surface-diffusion limited sublimation are the steps boundaries, effectively separating the transport processes at neighbouring terraces. In the opposite cas...