266 results for Conference poster

  • A new implantable transmitter for simultaneous recording of sympathetic nerve activity and blood pressure

    Lim, M; McCormick, John; Kirton, RS; Budgett, David; Kondo, Masahiro; Pallas, Wayne; Guild, Sarah-Jane; Barrett, Carolyn; Malpas, Simon (2008-04-05)

    Conference poster
    The University of Auckland Library

    ???Over activity of the sympathetic nervous system has been implicated in a number of cardiovascular diseases. ???The direct recordings of sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) in conscious animals in combination with blood pressure provides ideal platform for exploring the role of SNA in the disease process. ???While a telemetry system has been developed to enable recording of SNA it has required the implantation of a separate transmitter to record blood pressure. ???We have now developed wireless implantable transmitters capable of simultaneously recording arterial blood pressure and sympathetic nerve activity.

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  • Pregnancy Associated Changes in Insulin Signalling in Daughters of Adolescent Ewes

    Oliver, Mark; Hancock, SN; Kenyon, PR; Blair, HT; Pain, S; Morris, S; Phua, Hui; Bloomfield, Francis (2011-09)

    Conference poster
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • A randomized controlled trial of Triple P Online for parents of hyperactive/ inattentive pre-schoolers

    Franke, Nike; Keown, Louise; Sanders, M (2015-03-20)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Investigation into the racemic X-ray structure of the antimicrobial protein snakin-1

    Yeung, Ho; Yosaatmadja, Yuliana; Squire, Christopher; Harris, Paul; Baker, Edward; Brimble, Margaret (2015-08-31)

    Conference poster
    The University of Auckland Library

    Snakin-1 is a 63 residue antimicrobial protein originally isolated from potato (Solanum tuberosum).1 It is active against a number of bacterial and fungal phytopathogens such as Clavibacter michiganensis, Pseudomonas syringae and Fusarium solani. Snakin-1 is a member of the GASA (gibberellic acid stimulated in Arabidopsis)/snakin family and the mature protein consists of a GASA domain incorporating six intramolecular disulfide bonds.2 The amino acid sequences of these proteins do not correspond to any known structural motifs. GASA/snakin proteins are found in a variety of plant species and appear to be involved in a range of functions including cell elongation and cell division.2 Their expression profiles support these roles and are commonly linked to development.2 It has also been speculated that the 12 conserved cysteines in these proteins perform a role in redox regulation.2 We have recently completed the total chemical synthesis of native Snakin-1 and showed that its antimicrobial activity is comparable to that of the naturally occurring protein.3 In an attempt to understand how this small protein functions we have determined its threedimensional structure by X-ray crystallography using a quasi-racemic protein system.4 Phase information for structural determination was obtained by radiation-damage induced phasing.5 The structure of snakin-1 appears to be novel, different to known classes of cysteine-rich plant antimicrobial peptide. Its features include a large and distinctly electropositive loop that we speculate to be membrane targeting, and a two helix bundle which is a potential membrane-interacting feature able to disrupt the structural integrity of its target bacteria.

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  • How do we make a generic social work curriculum disaster???informed?

    Adamson, Carole (2017-05-29)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Globally, the social work qualifying curriculum is a dynamic construction of core subjects reflective of local contexts, responsive to the principles of the IFSW definition (IFSW, 2014). Whilst the urgency of disaster highlights the imperative for determining the nature of the social work role and response, the possibilities of a disaster-informed curriculum are often subsumed within a host of competing demands. How then can we plan for the unpredictable and ensure that a qualifying social work curriculum contains sufficient preparation for graduate capacity in disaster risk reduction (DRR)? Whilst a minority of qualifying programmes contain specific disaster modules, the challenge for much of social work education is to insert sufficient disaster knowledge through linkages to existing curriculum foci. Starting with an overview of skills and knowledge required for DRR, this practical presentation illustrates ways in which a generic social work curriculum can be infiltrated and embedded with disaster-informed knowledge.

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  • Life's a beach: A proposal for investigating New Zealand's wrack communities

    Le Grice, Rebecca (2017-04-19)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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