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Behaviour change for better health: nutrition, hygiene and sustainability
(BioMed Central, 2013)
As the global population grows there is a clear challenge to address the needs of consumers, without depleting natural resources and whilst helping to improve nutrition and hygiene to reduce the growth of noncommunicabl ...
Why is it so difficult to identify a single indicator of water stress in plants? A proposal for a multivariate analysis to assess emergent properties
Because of the complexity of plant responses to water deficit, researchers have attempted to identify simplified models to understand critical aspects of the problem by searching for single indicators that would enable ...
Bay sedimentation as controlled by regional crustal behaviour, local tectonics and eustatic sea-level changes: Coquimbo Formation (Miocene-Pliocene), Bay of Tongoy, central Chile
The north-facing Bay of Tongoy in central Chile is flanked by topographic highs in the west and east. During the Miocene and Pliocene, the bay extended inland at least 30 kin farther south than a present. It was filled ...
The promises and challenges of pre-exposure prophylaxis as part of the emerging paradigm of combination HIV prevention
(Wiley Open Access, 2015)
INTRODUCTION: Towards the end of the twentieth century, significant success was achieved in reducing incidence in several global HIV epidemics through ongoing prevention strategies. However, further progress in risk reduction ...
Non-autonomous dynamical systems
This review paper treats the dynamics of non-autonomous dynamical systems. To study the forwards asymptotic behaviour of a non-autonomous differential equation we need to analyse the asymptotic configurations of the ...
Addressing population heterogeneity and distribution in epidemics models using a cellular automata approach
(Biomedical Central, 2014-02)
BACKGROUND: The spread of an infectious disease is determined by biological and social factors. Models based on cellular automata are adequate to describe such natural systems consisting of a massive collection of simple ...
From disease to desire, pleasure to the pill: A qualitative study of adolescent learning about sexual health and sexuality in Chile
(Biomed Central, 2015)
Background: Sexual and reproductive rights include access to accurate and appropriate information in order to make informed decisions. In the current age of media globalization and Internet, adolescents are exposed to ...
Globalisation and local development. Opportunities for action in mid-size metropolitan areas in developing milieus
(International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), 2012)
Sustainable clean-up technologies for soils contaminated with multiple pollutants: Plant-microbe-pollutant and climate nexus
Soil is a vital life supporting system of the Planet Earth. However, it has been estimated that around 25% the global soils are highly degraded and 44% are moderately degraded mainly due to the pollution of metals and ...