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    • Body mass index cut-points to identify cardiometabolic risk in black South Africans 

      Kruger, H. Salome; Schutte, Aletta E.; Kruger, Annamarie; Walsh, Corinna M.; Rennie, Kirsten L. (Springer, 2017)
      Purpose To determine optimal body mass index (BMI) cut-points for the identification of cardiometabolic risk in black South African adults. Methods We performed a cross-sectional study of a weighted sample of healthy ...
    • Body, space and narrative in 2Macc 1:1-10a 

      Jordaan, Pierre J. (Institut Fuer Biblische Exegese, 2016)
      This article examined the commentaries on 2 Maccabees over the past forty years, focusing on 2Macc 1:1-10a. The following transpired. Commentaries had a difference of opinion on how the narrative should be interpreted. ...
    • Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria : a reflection on the failure of democratic containment 

      Amusan, Samuel Olalere; Oyewole, Samuel (UNISA Press, 2014)
      Democracy is a system of government greatly supported by the vast majority of Nigerians and they are willing to sustain it. It is believed that the system guarantees security and promotes prosperity. It is considered a ...
    • Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria: A reflection on the failure of democratic containment 

      Amusan, Samuel Olalere; Oyewole, Samuel (Sabinet SA ePublications, 2014)
      Democracy is a system of government greatly supported by the vast majority of Nigerians and they are willing to sustain it. It is believed that the system guarantees security and promotes prosperity. It is considered a ...
    • Bolstering resilience through teacher-student interaction: Lessons for school psychologists 

      Liebenberg, Linda; Theron, Linda; Sanders, Jackie; Munford, Robyn; Van Rensburg, Angelique; Rothmann, Sebastiaan; Ungar, Michael (Sage, 2016)
      Schools are often the only formal service provider for young people living in socio-economically marginalized communities, uniquely positioning school staff to support positive psychosocial outcomes of youth living in ...
    • Bone resorption and environmental exposure to cadmium in women: a population study 

      Schutte, Rudolph; Nawrot, Tim S; Richart, Tom; Thijs, Lutgarde; Vanderschueren, Dirk; Kuznetsova, Tatiana; Van Hecke, Etienne; Roels, Harry A; Staessen, Jan A (National Institute of Environmetal Health Sciences (NIEHS), 2008)
      Background: Environmental exposure to cadmium decreases bone density indirectly through hypercalciuria resulting from renal tubular dysfunction. Objective: We sought evidence for a direct osteotoxic effect of cadmium ...
    • Bootstrap procedures for online monitoring of changes in autoregressive models 

      Hlávka, Z.; Meintanis, S.G.; Husková, M.; Kirch, C. (Taylor & Francis, 2016)
      We compare the behavior of several bootstrap procedures for monitoring changes in the error distribution of autoregressive time series. The proposed procedures are designed to control the overall significance level and ...
    • Bootstrapping an XML Schema of syntactic functions into a skeleton ontology 

      Kroeze, J H (North-West University (Vaal Triangle Campus), 2009)
      Information Systems is regarded as an interdisciplinary science. Therefore, insights from the humanities are important for this discipline, although this is not always recognised or valued. One outstanding example is the ...
    • Bootstrapping the conditional copula 

      Omelka, Marek; Veraverbeke, Noël; Gijbels, Irène (Elsevier, 2013)
      This paper is concerned with inference about the dependence or association between two random variables conditionally upon the given value of a covariate. A way to describe such a conditional dependence is via a conditional ...
    • Boundaries: an interdisciplinary (hi)story 

      Strauss, D.S. (AOSIS, 2016)
      The experience and awareness of boundaries form an integral part of being human. This article investigates the systematic philosophical underpinnings of our understanding of the nature of boundaries, in some instances ...
    • Boundary layer nucleation as a source of new CCN in savannah environment 

      Laakso, L.; Merikanto, J.; Vakkari, V.; Molefe, M.; Kgabi, N. (Copernicus Publications, 2013)
      The South African savannah region is a complex environment of air pollution and natural emissions influenced by a strong seasonal cycle in biomass burning and strong precipitation. However, the scarcity of long-term ...
    • Bounded real lemma and structured singular value versus diagonal scaling: the free noncommutative setting 

      Ball, Joseph A.; Groenewald, Gilbert; Ter Horst, Sanne (Springer, 2016)
      The structured singular value (often referred to simply as μ) was introduced independently by Doyle and Safonov as a tool for analyzing robustness of system stability and performance in the presence of structured uncertainty ...
    • Bow shocks in a newly discovered maser source in IRAS 20231+3440 

      Ogbodo, C.S.; Chibueze, J.O.; Burns, R.A.; Handa, T.; Omodaka, T. (Oxford Univ Press, 2017)
      From measuring the annual parallax of water masers over 1.5 yr with VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry, we present the trigonometric parallax and corresponding distance of another newly identified water maser source ...
    • Boys in middle childhood placed in a clinic school: experiences of sexual abuse. 

      Steyn, Helga; Van Wyk, Carlien; Kitching, Ansie (South African Society on the Abuse of Children (SAPSAC), 2014)
      This study formed part of a larger research project, which aimed to develop an intervention strategy to support sexually abused boys in their middle childhood placed in a clinic school. The experiences of these boys were ...
    • Brain-derived neurotrophic factor: the neurotrophin hypothesis of psychopathology 

      Daniels, Willie M.U.; Savitz, Jonathan (Cambridge Univ Press, 2008)
      While monoaminergic hypotheses of psychopathology remain popular, there has been growing interest in the role of neurotrophins in neuropsychiatric disorders. Basic laboratory work has documented the importance ...
    • Brassicacea-based management strategies as an alternative to combat nematode pests: a synopsis 

      Fourie, Hendrika; Ahuja, Preeti; Lammers, Judith; Daneel, Mieke (Elsevier, 2016)
      Nematode pests parasitise and cause substantial crop yield and quality losses to a wide range of crops worldwide. To minimize such damage, the exploitation and development of alternative nematode control strategies are ...
    • Breaching the skin barrier through temperature modulations 

      Shahzad, Yasser; Louw, Ruaan; Gerber, Minja; Du Plessis, Jeanetta (Elsevier, 2015)
      The impermeability of the stratum corneum often hinders the transport of molecules across the skin. Temperature modulations in the skin and the application of local heat both have the potential of circumventing this problem ...
    • Bread: from grain to life. Validating the use of metaphor 

      Potgieter, Raymond (AOSIS, 2015)
      Metaphors have always lent strength to human communication. A closer examination will reveal their value for theological conversation, in particular as a vehicle for meaning. Meaning includes both linguistic and cognitive ...
    • Breaking ground in cross-cultural research on the fear of being laughed at (gelotophobia): A multi-national study involving 73 countries 

      10057897 - Van der Westhuizen, Elizabeth Susanna; Proyer, René T; Ruch, W; Ali, N S; Kovjanic, S; Thörn, H; Deepani Wijayathilake; Wong, Peter S O; Wycoff, Edgar B; Ja Yeun, Eun (de Gruyter, Mouton, 2009)
      The current study examines whether the fear of being laughed at (gelotophobia) can be assessed reliably and validly by means of a self-report instrument in different countries of the world. All items of the GELOPH (Ruch ...
    • Breast-milk iodine concentrations, iodine status, and thyroid function of breastfed infants aged 2-4 months and their mothers residing in a South African township 

      Osei, Jennifer; Smuts, Cornelius M.; Baumgartner, Jeannine; Andersson, Maria; Van der Reijden, Olivia; Dold, Susanne (Galenos Yayincilik, 2016)
      Objective: Lactating women and their infants are susceptible to iodine deficiency and iodine excess. In South Africa, no data exist on the iodine status and thyroid function of these vulnerable groups. Methods: In a ...