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Iron induces insulin resistance in cardiomyocytes via regulation of oxidative stress
(Nature Group, 2019-03)
Bees collect polyurethane and polyethylene plastics as novel nest materials
(Ecological Society of AmericaEcological Society of America, 2013-12-31)
Plastic waste pervades the global landscape. Although adverse impacts on both species and ecosystems have been documented, there are few observations of behavioral flexibility and adaptation in species, especially insects, ...
Determining an appropriate fire frequency for restoration and maintenance of oak savannas in Pinery Provincial Park.
(Society for Ecological Restoration, 2004-08)
Oak Savanna habitat is globally rare. Prescribed burning is currently a widely-adopted management approach for restoring and maintaining these communities. We examined patterns of habitat recovery in the largest existing ...
With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: the Importance of Rejection, Power, and Editors in the Practice of Scientific Publishing
(PLoS ONEPLoS ONE, 2013-12-30)
Peer review is an important element of scientific communication but deserves quantitative examination. We used data from the handling service manuscript Central for ten mid-tier ecology and evolution journals to test whether ...
Ten simple rules for writing statistical book reviews
Statistical books can provide deep insights into statistics and software. There are, however, many resources available to the practitioner. Book reviews have the capacity to function as a critical mechanism for the learner ...
From Toddlers to Teens: Colonizing Childhood the Disney Way
(University of Winnipeg Centre for Research in Young People's Texts and Culture, 2012)
A real-time window on 19th century vernacular French: The Récits du français québécois d'autrefois
(Cambridge University Press, 2007)
Le contexte d' acquisition : la variation du groupe et de l' individu
(DEPA-Université Paris VIII, 2002)
Le problème du rapport entre le locuteur individuel et le groupe a été étudié par les chercheurs variationnistes. Ceux-ci ont découvert à propos des locuteurs en langue première, que les tendances générales de la communauté ...
An Embedded Systems Perspective in Conceptualizing Canada’s Healthcare Sustainability
Healthcare sustainability has been dominated by a strong fiscal orientation. In an era of budget cuts and staff reductions, the financial challenges in Canadian healthcare are immediate and must be addressed. However, an ...
Mobilizing European law
(Journal of European Public Policy, 2018)
The literature on European legal mobilization asks why individuals, groups and companies go to court and explores the impact of litigation on policy, institutions and the balance of power among actors. Surveying the ...
Global Demography and Foreign Policy: A Literature Brief and Call for Research
There is almost nothing comparable in the study of identity groups and foreign policy in parliamentary democracies. What there is does not address the issue of new citizens, which in terms of the dynamics of the immigrant ...
The Paradox of Docket Control: Empowering Judges, Frustrating Refugees
(Law & Policy, 2016-10)
This article focuses on the gradual expansion of docket control mechanisms in refugee (or asylum) law proceedings in Germany. It shows that granting judges more and more control over their asylum dockets was a central ...
Emancipation or Intoxication? Regimes of Truth, Aztec Ontology, Sun Tzu, and the U.S. “War on Drugs”
Much has already been written on the “War on Drugs”, but very little has been within the discipline of international relations from a critical perspective. A critical perspective is valuable when looking at the “War on ...
The Managerialization of Refugee Determinations in Canada
(Droit et Société, 2013)
Although refugees are protected by a myriad of legal norms, this article shows that the domestic process of determining who is awarded this status has become more and more managerialized, even in a country like Canada, ...
The Growing Influence of the Courts over the Fate of Refugees.
(Review of European and Russian Affairs, 2008)
A number of migration scholars suggest that domestic courts have become the key protective institution for refugees. How can we explain this claim? One prominent explanation identifies group litigation as the key source ...
The Domestication of Voice Activated -Technology & EavesMining: Surveillance, Privacy and Gender Relations at Home
This thesis develops a case study analysis of the Amazon Echo, the first-ever voice-activated smart speaker. The domestication of the devices feminine conversational agent, Alexa, and the integration of its microphone and ...
Democratic Peace Theory as Practice: (Re)Reading the Significance of Liberal Representations of War and Peace
Those in academia who have presented compelling evidence of the interactions between the Iroquois Confederacy and the founders of the American Constitution which plausibly points to the impact of the former on the latter, ...
Geopolitics, the Revolution in Military Affairs, and the Bush Doctrine
Beier (2006) argues that the framing and selection of targets has changed the social depth of warfare; enlarging the potential participants in warfare, not least because ‘surgical strikes’ with precision guided weapons ...
Usage of Specialized Fence-Gaps in a Black Rhinoceros Conservancy in Kenya
Fencing is increasingly used in wildlife conservation. Keeping wildlife segregated from local communities, while permitting wildlife access to the greater landscape matrix is a complex task. We investigated the effectiveness ...
Taking the Harper Government’s Refugee Policy to Court
(University of Toronto, 2018)
There is no question that significant changes occurred in Canadian refugee policy under the Conservative government of Stephen Harper during its near ten years in power. Indeed, observers note that virtually no aspect was ...