http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Associations of leisure-time internet and computer use with overweight and obesity, physical activity and sedentary behaviors: Cross-sectional study http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:43743 Wed 27 Jul 2016 15:40:26 EST ]]> Gerlumph data release 2:2.5 billion simulated microlensing light curves http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:43858 2.5 billion light curves using the GERLUMPH high resolution microlensing magnification maps. Our simulations can be used to train algorithms to measure lensed quasar time delays, plan future monitoring campaigns, and study light curve properties throughout parameter space. Our data are openly available to the community and are complemented by online eResearch tools, located at http://gerlumph.swin.edu.au.]]> Wed 27 Jul 2016 15:30:22 EST ]]> High-resolution imaging of phibss z ~ 2 main-sequence galaxies in co j = 1 → 0 http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:45156 mol ∼ 1200 M pc-2 in projection and estimate ∑mol ∼ 500-900 M pc-2 deprojected. Finally, our data yields velocity-integrated Rayleigh-Jeans brightness temperature line ratios r31 that are approximately at unity. In addition to the similar disk sizes, the very similar line profiles in J = 1 - 0 and J = 3 - 2 indicate that both transitions sample the same kinematics, implying that their emission is coextensive. We conclude that in these two main-sequence galaxies there is no evidence for significant excitation gradients or a large molecular reservoir that is diffuse or cold and not involved in active star formation. We suggest that r31 in very actively star-forming galaxies is likely an indicator of how well-mixed the star formation activity and the molecular reservoir are.]]> Wed 27 Jul 2016 15:30:22 EST ]]> Hiding in plain sight: record-breaking compact stellar systems in the sloan digital sky survey http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:44875 h ∼ 20 pc) but is 40% more luminous (MV ∼ -14.6), making it the new densest-known galaxy. The second, M85-HCC1, has a size like a typical globular cluster (GC; rh ∼ 1.8 pc) but is much more luminous (MV ∼ -12.5). This hypercompact cluster is by far the densest confirmed free-floating stellar system, and is equivalent to the densest known nuclear star clusters. From spectroscopy, we find that both objects are relatively young (∼9 and ∼3 Gyr, respectively), with metal-abundances that resemble those of galaxy centers. Their host galaxies show clear signs of large-scale disturbances, and we conclude that these dense objects are the remnant nuclei of recently accreted galaxies. M59-UCD3 is an ideal target for follow-up with high-resolution imaging and spectroscopy to search for an overweight central supermassive black hole as was discovered in M60-UCD1. These findings also emphasize the potential value of ultra-compact dwarfs and massive GCs as tracers of the assembly histories of galaxies.]]> Wed 27 Jul 2016 15:26:45 EST ]]> Discovery of PSR J1227-4853: A transition from a low-mass X-Ray binary to a redback millisecond pulsar http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:42245 Wed 27 Jul 2016 15:23:22 EST ]]> Exploring the role of globular cluster specific frequency on the nova rates in three virgo elliptical galaxies http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:46111 Wed 27 Jul 2016 15:21:32 EST ]]> Dense gas fraction and star formation efficiency variations in the Antennae Galaxies http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:46898 Wed 27 Jul 2016 15:16:24 EST ]]> Direct insights into observational absorption line analysis methods of the circumgalactic medium using cosmological simulations http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:43002 Wed 27 Jul 2016 15:16:22 EST ]]> Different dynamical ages for the two young and coeval lmc star clusters, NGC 1805 and NGC 1818, imprinted on their binary populations http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:44052 Wed 27 Jul 2016 15:16:21 EST ]]> Connection between the circumgalactic medium and the interstellar medium of galaxies: Results from the cos-gass survey http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:46269 Wed 27 Jul 2016 15:09:24 EST ]]> Core shapes and orientations of core-sersic galaxies http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:41721 Wed 27 Jul 2016 15:09:22 EST ]]> Semi-analytic models for the CANDELS survey: comparison of predictions for intrinsic galaxy properties http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:40863 Wed 27 Jul 2016 15:02:22 EST ]]> The distribution of satellites around massive galaxies at < z < 3 in zfourge/candels: dependence on star formation activity http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:40368 9 at z < 3. The radial satellite distribution around centrals is consistent with a projected Navarro-Frenk-White profile. Massive quiescent centrals, log (M/M ☉) > 10.78, have ~2 times the number of satellites compared to star-forming centrals with a significance of 2.7σ even after accounting for differences in the centrals' stellar-mass distributions. We find no statistical difference in the satellite distributions of intermediate-mass quiescent and star-forming centrals, 10.48 < log (M/M ☉) < 10.78. Compared to the Guo et al. semi-analytic model, the excess number of satellites indicates that quiescent centrals have halo masses 0.3 dex larger than star-forming centrals, even when the stellar-mass distributions are fixed. We use a simple toy model that relates halo mass and quenching, which roughly reproduces the observed quenched fractions and the differences in halo mass between star-forming and quenched galaxies only if galaxies have a quenching probability that increases with halo mass from ~0 for log (Mh /M ☉) ~ 11 to ~1 for log (Mh /M ☉) ~ 13.5. A single halo-mass quenching threshold is unable to reproduce the quiescent fraction and satellite distribution of centrals. Therefore, while halo quenching may be an important mechanism, it is unlikely to be the only factor driving quenching. It remains unclear why a high fraction of centrals remain star-forming even in relatively massive halos.]]> Wed 27 Jul 2016 15:02:21 EST ]]> New perspective on galaxy outflows from the first detection of both intrinsic and traverse metal-line absorption http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:40007 Wed 27 Jul 2016 14:55:24 EST ]]> NGC 1266 as a local candidate for rapid cessation of star formation http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:36657 Wed 27 Jul 2016 14:55:22 EST ]]> Modeling the distribution of Mg II absorbers around galaxies using background galaxies and quasars http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:37667 Wed 27 Jul 2016 14:55:21 EST ]]> Search for [C II] emission in z = 6.5-11 star-forming galaxies http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:44625 6.5 Lyα emitters (LAEs) and one J-dropout galaxy using the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy and the Plateau de Bure Interferometer. We observed three bright z ~ 6.5-7 LAEs discovered in the Subaru Deep Field (SDF) and the multiple imaged lensed z ~ 11 galaxy candidate found behind the galaxy cluster MACSJ0647.7+7015. For the LAEs IOK-1 (z = 6.965), SDF J132415.7+273058 (z = 6.541), and SDF J132408.3+271543 (z = 6.554) we find upper limits for the [C II] line luminosity of <2.05, <4.52, and <10.56 × 108 L ☉, respectively. We find upper limits to the far-IR (FIR) luminosity of the galaxies using a spectral energy distribution template of the local galaxy NGC 6946 and taking into account the effects of the cosmic microwave background on the millimeter observations. For IOK-1, SDF J132415.7+273058, and SDF J132408.3+271543 we find upper limits for the FIR luminosity of <2.33, 3.79, and 7.72 × 1011 L ☉, respectively. For the lensed galaxy MACS0647-JD, one of the highest-redshift galaxy candidates to date with $z_{\rm ph}=10.7^{+0.6}_{-0.4}$, we put an upper limit in the [C II] emission of <1.36 × 108 × (μ/15)–1 L ☉ and an upper limit in the FIR luminosity of <6.1 × 1010 × (μ/15)–1 L ☉ (where μ is the magnification factor). We explore the different conditions relevant for the search for [C II] emission in high-redshift galaxies as well as the difficulties for future observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope (CCAT).]]> Wed 27 Jul 2016 14:54:45 EST ]]> Galaxy stellar mass functions from zfourge/candels: An excess of low-mass galaxies since z=2 and the rapid buildup of quiescent galaxies http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:39045 Wed 27 Jul 2016 14:34:22 EST ]]> Candels+3D-HST: compact SFGs at z ∼ 2-3, the progenitors of the first quiescent galaxies http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:39724 10) compact star-forming galaxies (SFGs) at 2 < z < 3 to explore whether they are progenitors of compact quiescent galaxies at z ∼ 2. The optical/NIR and far-IR Spitzer/Herschel colors indicate that most compact SFGs are heavily obscured. Nearly half (47%) host an X-ray-bright active galactic nucleus (AGN). In contrast, only about 10% of other massive galaxies at that time host AGNs. Compact SFGs have centrally concentrated light profiles and spheroidal morphologies similar to quiescent galaxies and are thus strikingly different from other SFGs, which typically are disk-like and sometimes clumpy or irregular. Most compact SFGs lie either within the star formation rate (SFR)-mass main sequence (65%) or below it (30%), on the expected evolutionary path toward quiescent galaxies. These results show conclusively that galaxies become more compact before they lose their gas and dust, quenching star formation. Using extensive HST photometry from CANDELS and grism spectroscopy from the 3D-HST survey, we model their stellar populations with either exponentially declining (τ) star formation histories (SFHs) or physically motivated SFHs drawn from semianalytic models (SAMs). SAMs predict longer formation timescales and older ages ∼2 Gyr, which are nearly twice as old as the estimates of the τ models. Both models yield good spectral energy distribution fits, indicating that the systematic uncertainty in the age due to degeneracies in the SFH is of that order of magnitude. However, SAM SFHs better match the observed slope and zero point of the SFR-mass main sequence. Contrary to expectations, some low-mass compact SFGs (log(M/M⊙) =10-10.6) have younger ages but lower specific SFRs than that of more massive galaxies, suggesting that the low-mass galaxies reach the red sequence faster. If the progenitors of compact SFGs are extended SFGs, state-of-the-art SAMs show that mergers and disk instabilities (DIs) are both able to shrink galaxies, but DIs are more frequent (60% versus 40%) and form more concentrated galaxies. We confirm this result via high-resolution hydrodynamic simulations.]]> Wed 27 Jul 2016 14:27:22 EST ]]> Arecibo pulsar survey using ALFA. III. precursor survey and population synthesis http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:38998 Wed 27 Jul 2016 14:27:22 EST ]]> A panchromatic view of the restless SN 2009ip reveals the explosive ejection of a massive star envelope http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:36606 Wed 27 Jul 2016 14:20:21 EST ]]> Fundamental mass-spin-morphology relation of spiral galaxies http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:39009 ~ 10 scale radii, in 16 nearby spiral galaxies of the THINGS sample. The accuracy of these measurements improves on existing studies by an order of magnitude, leading to the discovery of a strong correlation between the baryon mass M b, j b, and the bulge mass fraction β, fitted by \beta =-(0.34+/- 0.03)\,lg\,(j_bM_b^{-1}/[10^{-7}\, kpc\,km\,s^{-1}\,{M}_{\odot }^{-1}])-(0.04+/- 0.01) on the full sample range of 0 <= β <~ 0.3 and 109 M ⊙ < M b < 1011 M ⊙. The corresponding relation for the stellar quantities M * and j * is identical within the uncertainties. These M-j-β relations likely originate from the proportionality between jM -1 and the surface density of the disk that dictates its stability against (pseudo-)bulge formation. Using a cold dark matter model, we can approximately explain classical scaling relations, such as the fundamental plane of spiral galaxies, the Tully-Fisher relation, and the mass-size relation, in terms of the M-j(-β) relation. These results advocate the use of mass and angular momentum as the most fundamental quantities of spiral galaxies.]]> Wed 27 Jul 2016 14:13:22 EST ]]> Choirs HI galaxy groups: The metallicity of dwarf galaxies http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:38009 8.6) and four (21%) very metal-poor dwarfs (12 + log(O/H) < 8.0), which are likely gas-rich dwarfs with recently ignited star formation.]]> Wed 27 Jul 2016 14:06:21 EST ]]> Discovery of a strong lensing galaxy embedded in a cluster at z = 1.62 http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:39462 Wed 27 Jul 2016 14:06:21 EST ]]> Analysis of molecular hydrogen absorption toward QSO B0642-5038 for a varying proton-to-electron mass ratio http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:37999 Wed 27 Jul 2016 13:59:22 EST ]]> An absence of fast radio bursts at intermediate galactic latitudes http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:39461 Wed 27 Jul 2016 13:59:22 EST ]]> Absorption-line detections of 10(5)-10(6) K gas in spiral-rich groups of galaxies http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:39950 1011 M )⊙ intra-group medium which has yet to be detected directly.]]> Wed 27 Jul 2016 13:52:22 EST ]]> Abundant molecular gas and inefficient star formation in intracluster regions: Ram pressure stripped tail of the norma galaxy ESO137-001 http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:40004 1010 yr) in the stripped gas in ESO 137-001 and suggest that this is due to a low average gas density in the tail, or turbulent heating of the interstellar medium that is induced by a ram pressure shock. The unprecedented bulk of observed H2 in the ESO 137-001 tail suggests that some stripped gas may survive ram pressure stripping in the molecular phase.]]> Wed 27 Jul 2016 13:52:22 EST ]]> A new stellar chemo-kinematic relation reveals the merger history of the milky way disk http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:36582 0.4 dex (i.e., those that formed in the first gigayear of the Galaxy's life). These findings can be explained by perturbations from massive mergers in the early universe, which have affected the outer parts of the disk more strongly, and the subsequent radial migration of stars with cooler kinematics from the inner disk. Similar reversed trends in velocity dispersion are also found for different metallicity subpopulations. Our results suggest that the Milky Way disk merger history can be recovered by relating the observed chemo-kinematic relations to the properties of past merger events.]]> Wed 27 Jul 2016 13:38:21 EST ]]> A near-infrared census of the multicomponent stellar structure of early-type dwarf galaxies in the virgo cluster http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:39047 Wed 27 Jul 2016 12:35:22 EST ]]> Young star clusters in the circumnuclear region of NGC 2110 http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:37716 Wed 27 Jul 2016 12:21:21 EST ]]> A substantial population of massive quiescent galaxies at z similar to 4 from ZFOURGE http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:37971 Wed 27 Jul 2016 12:12:30 EST ]]> The cognitive spectrum of transformative learning http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:47595 Wed 27 Jul 2016 12:00:21 EST ]]> Public sector reforms in Fiji: a search for appropriate governance structures http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:44795 Wed 27 Jul 2016 11:25:22 EST ]]> Adjusting true odds to allow for vigorish http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49713 Wed 27 Jul 2016 11:13:36 EST ]]> The resettlement of refugees in Australia: a bibliography http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:32633 Wed 27 Jul 2016 09:44:10 EST ]]> The resettlement of refugees in Australia: a bibliography (5th rev. ed.) http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:35597 Wed 27 Jul 2016 09:43:24 EST ]]> The resettlement of refugees in Australia: a bibliography (7th rev. ed.) http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:47081 Wed 27 Jul 2016 09:42:56 EST ]]> The resettlement of refugees in Australia: a bibliography (6th rev. ed.) http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:36122 Wed 27 Jul 2016 09:42:01 EST ]]> Perceived barriers to leisure-time physical activity in adults: an ecological perspective http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:43162 Tue 26 Jul 2016 15:47:42 EST ]]> The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey XV. Planck submillimetre sources in the Virgo Cluster http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:37967 Tue 26 Jul 2016 14:48:21 EST ]]> NGC 4370: a case study for testing our ability to infer dust distribution and mass in nearby galaxies http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:44988 Tue 26 Jul 2016 14:34:22 EST ]]> Designed pleasure: how advertising is selling food as drugs http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49712 Tue 26 Jul 2016 14:06:22 EST ]]> Galaxy Luminosity Functions in WINGS clusters http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:44063 Tue 26 Jul 2016 09:54:22 EST ]]> Physical activity and sedentary behaviours among rural adults in Suixi, China: a cross-sectional study http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49599 Tue 26 Jul 2016 09:40:23 EST ]]> Hours spent and energy expended in physical activity domains: results from the Tomorrow Project cohort in Alberta, Canada http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49600 = 1.9) Physical Activity Level (PAL = TEE:REE) categories. Results: In very active women and amongst all men except those classified as inactive, activity-related energy expenditure comprised primarily occupational activity. Amongst inactive men and women in active, low active and inactive groups, activity-related energy expenditure from household activity was comparable to, or exceeded that for occupational activity. Leisure-time activity-related energy expenditure decreased with decreasing PAL categories; however, even amongst the most active men and women it accounted for less than 10 percent of TEE. When stratified by employment status, leisure-time activity-related energy expenditure was greatest for retired men [mean (SD): 10.8 (8.5) percent of TEE], compared with those who were fully employed, employed part-time or not employed. Transportation-related activity was negligible across all categories of PAL and employment status. Conclusion: For the inactive portion of this population, active non-leisure activities, specifically in the transportation and occupational domains, need to be considered for inclusion in daily routines as a means of increasing population-wide activity levels. Environmental and policy changes to promote active transport and workplace initiatives could increase overall daily energy expenditure through reducing prolonged sitting time.]]> Tue 26 Jul 2016 09:40:23 EST ]]> Controversies in omega-3 efficacy and novel concepts for application http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49608 Tue 26 Jul 2016 09:18:23 EST ]]> Dark-ages Reionization and Galaxy Formation Simulation I: The dynamical lives of high redshift galaxies http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:48966 Tue 26 Jul 2016 08:44:22 EST ]]> Re-assessing the link between stalking and intimate partner abuse http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49690 Thu 21 Jul 2016 17:22:19 EST ]]> Antigenic drift of the pandemic 2009 A(H1N1) influenza virus in a ferret model http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:48203 Thu 21 Jul 2016 16:23:43 EST ]]> A LOFAR census of non-recycled pulsars: Average profiles, dispersion measures, flux densities, and spectra http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49605 Thu 21 Jul 2016 16:19:21 EST ]]> Gravity-wave effects on tracer gases and stratospheric aerosol concentrations during the 2013 ChArMEx campaign http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49606 Thu 21 Jul 2016 15:02:22 EST ]]> Identifying features of fitness landscapes and relating them to problem difficulty http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49675 Thu 21 Jul 2016 14:52:39 EST ]]> Smart mobility research facility http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49689 Thu 21 Jul 2016 14:41:21 EST ]]> A novel design and optimization of a polymeric aortic valve using numerical and experimental techniques http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49688 Thu 21 Jul 2016 14:41:21 EST ]]> Psychosocial correlates of leisure-time walking among Australian adults of lower and higher socio-economic status http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:43174 Thu 21 Jul 2016 13:32:25 EST ]]> Stoner ferromagnetism of a strongly interacting Fermi gas in the quasirepulsive regime http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49580 Thu 21 Jul 2016 12:00:21 EST ]]> Housing assistance need and provision in Australia: a household-based policy analysis http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49582 Thu 21 Jul 2016 11:53:21 EST ]]> Connectivism as a pedagogical model within industrial design education http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49555 Thu 21 Jul 2016 11:46:21 EST ]]> Perceived barriers to physical activity for colorectal cancer survivors http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49684 Thu 21 Jul 2016 11:32:27 EST ]]> Multiple health behavior changes and co-variation in a telephone counseling trial http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49687 Thu 21 Jul 2016 11:32:25 EST ]]> Evidence of physical activity participation among men and women in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council: a review http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49682 Thu 21 Jul 2016 11:32:25 EST ]]> Objectively measured physical activity and sedentary time of breast cancer survivors, and associations with adiposity: findings from NHANES (2003-2006) http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49686 Thu 21 Jul 2016 11:32:23 EST ]]> Sedentary versus inactive: distinctions for disease prevention http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49685 Thu 21 Jul 2016 11:32:23 EST ]]> Television viewing time and risk of chronic kidney disease in adults: the AusDiab study http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49683 Thu 21 Jul 2016 11:32:21 EST ]]> Gender differences in prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: a systematic review http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49681 Aims To systematically review studies documenting the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among men and women in Member States of the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC; Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates)-countries in which obesity, Type 2 diabetes and related metabolic and cardiovascular diseases are highly prevalent. Methods A search was conducted on PubMed and CINAHL using the term 'metabolic syndrome' and the country name of each GCC Member State. The search was limited to studies published in the English language. The metabolic syndrome was defined according to the Third Adult Treatment Panel (ATPIII) of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) and/or International Diabetes Federation (IDF) definitions. The methodological quality of each study was evaluated based on four criteria: a national-level population sample; equal gender representation; robustness of the sample size; an explicit sampling methodology. Results PubMed, CINAHL and reference list searches identified nine relevant studies. Only four were considered high quality and found that, for men, the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome ranged from 20.7% to 37.2% (ATPIII definition) and from 29.6% to 36.2% (IDF definition); and, for women, from 32.1% to 42.7% (ATPIII definition) and from 36.1% to 45.9% (IDF definition). Conclusions Overall, the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in the GCC states is some 10-15% higher than in most developed countries, with generally higher prevalence rates for women. Preventive strategies will require identifying socio-demographic and environmental correlates (particularly those influencing women) and addressing modifiable risk behaviours, including lack of physical activity, prolonged sitting time and dietary intake.]]> Thu 21 Jul 2016 11:32:21 EST ]]> A systematic literature review of adaptive parameter control methods for evolutionary algorithms http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49672 Thu 21 Jul 2016 11:25:29 EST ]]> Beyond modernism and postmodernism: The narrative of re-embodiments http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49674 Thu 21 Jul 2016 11:25:27 EST ]]> A mixed integer linear programming model for reliability optimisation in the component deployment problem http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49679 Thu 21 Jul 2016 11:25:25 EST ]]> Investigating the correlation between indicators of predictive diagnostic optimisation and search result quality http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49676 Thu 21 Jul 2016 11:25:25 EST ]]> Creating a new mathematics http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49678 Thu 21 Jul 2016 11:25:23 EST ]]> Personality types of pilot students: A study of an Australian collegiate aviation program http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49677 Thu 21 Jul 2016 11:25:23 EST ]]> Analysing the fitness landscape of search-based software testing problems http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49673 Thu 21 Jul 2016 11:25:21 EST ]]> Adaptive virtual machine migration mechanism for energy efficiency http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49680 Thu 21 Jul 2016 11:25:21 EST ]]> Sensoria special edition on the future of higher education: exploring the students' voice: editorial http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49709 Mon 25 Jul 2016 15:44:22 EST ]]> The students' voice regarding the important characteristics of online and face-to-face higher education http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49710 Mon 25 Jul 2016 15:44:22 EST ]]> Depression, self-esteem and emotion regulation: relationship to attachment style and self-organisation http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49711 Mon 25 Jul 2016 15:37:22 EST ]]> Men at risk of HIV: sexual sensation seeking, sexual compulsivity and sexual risk behavior among Australian MSM who frequently present for post-exposure prophylaxis http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49708 Mon 25 Jul 2016 15:23:22 EST ]]> Talent management and competencies: a cross country study of Malaysian and Vietnam semi-private universities http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49707 Mon 25 Jul 2016 15:12:36 EST ]]> Promoting correctional officer wellbeing: guidelines and suggestions for developing psychological training programs http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:48213 Mon 25 Jul 2016 15:07:04 EST ]]> Nonlinear sharpening during superposition of surface waves http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49431 Mon 25 Jul 2016 14:51:04 EST ]]> Bragg spectroscopy of strongly interacting Fermi gases http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:47903 Mon 25 Jul 2016 14:21:48 EST ]]> Solar water splitting: Efficiency discussion http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49058 Mon 25 Jul 2016 14:19:45 EST ]]> Covert and implicit influences on the interpretation of violence risk instruments http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49706 Mon 25 Jul 2016 14:13:21 EST ]]> A review of maternal neonaticide: a need for further research supporting evidence-based prevention in Australia http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49703 Mon 25 Jul 2016 14:06:27 EST ]]> Parental substance misuse and compliance as factors determining child removal: A sample from the Victorian Children's Court in Australia http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49699 Mon 25 Jul 2016 14:06:26 EST ]]> Towards best practice: combining evidence-based research, structured assessment and professional judgement http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49702 Mon 25 Jul 2016 14:06:25 EST ]]> Maternal infanticide in Australia: mental disturbance during the postpartum period http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49700 Mon 25 Jul 2016 14:06:23 EST ]]> Covert and implicit influences on the interpretation of violence risk instruments http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49705 Mon 25 Jul 2016 14:06:23 EST ]]> Linking illicit substance misuse during pregnancy and child abuse: what is the quality of the evidence? http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49701 Mon 25 Jul 2016 14:06:21 EST ]]> Teacher conceptions and approaches to blended learning environments http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49704 Mon 25 Jul 2016 14:06:21 EST ]]> Identifying subgroups of U.S. adults at risk for prolonged television viewing to inform program development http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49696 14hours/week of TV were identified and described using a combination of demographic (i.e., lower household incomes, divorced/separated); health and mental health (i.e., poorer rated overall health, higher BMI, more depression); and behavioral (i.e., eating dinner in front of the TV, smoking, less physical activity) variables. The subgroup with the highest rates of TV viewing routinely ate dinner while watching TV and had lower income and poorer health. Prolonged TV viewing also was associated with perceived aspects of the neighborhood environment (i.e., heavy traffic and crime, lack of neighborhood lighting, and poor scenery). Conclusions: The results can help inform intervention development in this increasingly important behavioral health area.]]> Mon 25 Jul 2016 13:59:23 EST ]]> Sedentary behaviour and biomarkers of cardiometabolic health risk in adolescents: an emerging scientific and public health issue http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49698 Mon 25 Jul 2016 13:59:21 EST ]]> Are barriers to physical activity similar for adults with and without abnormal glucose metabolism? http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49697 Mon 25 Jul 2016 13:59:21 EST ]]> Feasibility of using ZnO/epoxy filled hollowed glass fibres (HGFs) for UV resistant polymer composites http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49694 Mon 25 Jul 2016 13:38:25 EST ]]> UV resistibility of a nano-ZnO/glass fibre reinforced epoxy composite http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49692 Mon 25 Jul 2016 13:38:25 EST ]]> Modal Acoustic Emission investigation for progressive failure monitoring in thin composite plates under tensile test http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49695 Mon 25 Jul 2016 13:38:22 EST ]]> Degradation of nano-ZnO particles filled styrene-based and epoxy-based SMPs under UVA exposure http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49693 Mon 25 Jul 2016 13:38:22 EST ]]> The transformational processing of peak and nadir experiences and their relationship to Eudaimonic and Hedonic well-being http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:44573 Mon 25 Jul 2016 11:58:48 EST ]]> Parallel MRI reconstruction by convex optimization http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/swin:49691 Mon 25 Jul 2016 08:44:22 EST ]]>