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    Therapeutic targets in lung tissue remodelling and fibrosis
    02 Jun 2021
    University of Sydney
    Liu, G. Philp, A.M. Corte, T. Travis ,M.A. Schilter, H. Hansbro, N.G. Burns, C.J. Eapen, M.S. Sohal, S.S. Burgess, J.K. Hansbro, P.M.

    Structural changes involving tissue remodelling and fibrosis are major features of many pulmonary diseases, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Abnormal deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins is a key factor in the development of tissue remodelling that results in symptoms and impaired lung function in these diseases. …

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    More green, less lonely? A longitudinal cohort study.
    25 Jun 2021
    University of Sydney
    Astell-Burt, Thomas Hartig, Terry Eckermann, Simon Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark McMunn, Anne Frumkin, Howard Feng, Xiaoqi

    Background Urban greening may reduce loneliness by offering opportunities for solace, social reconnection and supporting processes such as stress relief. We (i) assessed associations between residential green space and cumulative incidence of, and relief from, loneliness over 4 years; and (ii) explored contingencies by age, sex, disability and cohabitation status. Methods Multilevel logistic regr…

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    Mobility restrictions were associated with reductions in COVID-19 incidence early in the pandemic: evidence from a real-time evaluation in 34 countries
    22 Jul 2021
    University of Sydney
    Oh, J. Lee, H.-Y. Khuong, Q.L. Markuns, J.F. Bullen, C. Barrios, O.E.A. Hwang, S.-S. Suh, Y.S. McCool, J. Kachur, S.P. Chan, C.-C. Kwon, S. Kondo, N. Hoang, V.M. Moon, J.R. Rostila, M. Norheim, O.F. You, M. Withers, M. Li, M. Lee, E.-J. Benski, C. Park, S. Nam, E.-W. Gottschalk, K. Kavanagh, M.M. Tran, T.G.H. Lee, J.-K. Subramanian, S.V. McKee, M. Gostin, L.O.

    Most countries have implemented restrictions on mobility to prevent the spread of Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19), entailing considerable societal costs but, at least initially, based on limited evidence of effectiveness. We asked whether mobility restrictions were associated with changes in the occurrence of COVID-19 in 34 OECD countries plus Singapore and Taiwan. Our data sources were the Goo…

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    Prioritising Build Back Safer Messages for Humanitarian Shelter
    03 Aug 2021
    University of Sydney
    Opdyke, Aaron Wang, Zhenwen

    Humanitarian shelter assistance increasingly employs build back safer messages as a technical assistance tool to disaster-affected communities. We sought to prioritise the importance of key messages for small, light-weight timber shelter using a combination of Delphi and Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) methods. A panel of twelve academic and practitioner experts were asked to rank build back s…

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    The 'sharing trap': A case study of societal and stakeholder readiness for on-demand and autonomous public transport in New South Wales, Australia
    19 Oct 2021
    University of Sydney
    Dolins, S. Wong, Y.Z. Nelson, J.D.

    Focus groups on shared, autonomous vehicles (SAVs) in New South Wales expressed "sharing anxiety" - an intense concern about the prospect of sharing their mobility journey with strangers, without a driver or authority figure present. This presents a significant barrier to the acceptance of SAVs, particularly autonomous public and on-demand transport (ODT), which is a major focus for Transport for…

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    Putting places on the map? Marketing rural and regional Australia
    01 Nov 2021
    University of Sydney
    McManus, Phil Connell, John

    Limited analysis of the promotion of migration to rural areas by local governments or regions, exists. In Australia a unique development strategy has emerged in Sydney and Brisbane. Originally, called Country Week when it began in 2004, the Country and Regional Living Expo attempts to encourage urban–rural migration via place promotion by local councils at an annual Expo. The approaches of two lo…

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    The association of wildfire air pollution with COVID-19 incidence in New South Wales, Australia
    26 Nov 2021
    University of Sydney
    Cortes-Ramirez, J. Michael, R.N. Knibbs, L.D. Bambrick, H.J. Haswell, M.R. Wraith, D.

    The 2020 COVID-19 outbreak in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, followed an unprecedented wildfire season that exposed large populations to wildfire smoke. Wildfires release particulate matter (PM), toxic gases and organic and non-organic chemicals that may be associated with increased incidence of COVID-19. This study estimated the association of wildfire smoke exposure with the incidence of COV…

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    Visibility and security in the smart home
    26 Nov 2021
    University of Sydney
    Humphry, Justine Chesher, Chris

    Smart home, media and security systems intervene in the territory and boundaries of the home in a variety of ways. Among these are the capacity to watch the home from afar, and to record these observations over time, as well as using the home as a site of performance for those on the outside. In this paper, we map the meanings of the smart home and explore the tensions between security and visibi…

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    Musical and linguistic perspectives on Aboriginal song
    12 Apr 2015
    University of Sydney
    Marett, Allan Barwick, Linda

    This article serves as an introduction to the special issue 'Studies in Aboriginal Song' edited by Marett and Barwick. Since 1984, numerous collections of essays dedicated entirely or partly to Aboriginal song and dance appeared. Each of these represented a response to particular stimuli. Much of the work presented in the present volume, Studies in Aboriginal Song: A Special Issue of Australian A…

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    What is it like to be a doctor in immigration detention centres?
    09 Jun 2015
    University of Sydney
    Chan, A Kerridge, I

    I am often asked questions about my work as a general practitioner in the Christmas Island and Nauru immigration detention centres. Are the conditions as bad as they say? Is the health care adequate? Are they genuine refugees? What are the people like? I often don’t know what to say, and wonder whether my answers are ever sufficient. Words often seem inadequate to describe what I saw, or the ways…