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We detail the design of the Department of Hidden Stories (DoHS), a mobile-based game to support playful digital storytelling among primary school children in public libraries. Through a process of iterative design in collaboration with library staff and children's writers we designed DoHS to support the potential for playful storytelling through(More)
BACKGROUND Australia's National Mental Health Strategy has emphasised the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of services, and has promoted the collection of outcomes and casemix data as a means of monitoring these. All public sector mental health services across Australia now routinely report outcomes and casemix data. Since late-2003, the Australian(More)
OBJECTIVE: This paper describes the Australian experience to date with a national 'roll out' of routine outcome measurement in public sector mental health services. METHODS: Consultations were held with 123 stakeholders representing a range of roles. RESULTS: Australia has made an impressive start to nationally implementing routine outcome measurement in(More)
BACKGROUND The number of pregnant women with a body mass index (BMI) of 30kg/m(2) or more is increasing, which has important implications for antenatal care. Various resource-intensive interventions have attempted to assist women in managing their weight gain during pregnancy with limited success. A mobile phone app has been proposed as a convenient and(More)
Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disorder that affects approximately three million people in the United States. Furthermore, non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) affects an estimated additional 6% of the population, e.g., 20 million in the U.S. The only effective treatment of CD and NCGS requires complete removal of gluten sources from the diet. While(More)
While current therapeutic antibodies bind to IL-12 and IL-23 and inhibit their binding to IL-12Rβ1, we describe a novel antibody, termed 6F6, that binds to IL-12 and IL-23 and inhibits the interaction of IL-12 and IL-23 with their cognate signalling receptors IL-12Rβ2 and IL23R. This antibody does not affect the natural inhibition of the IL-12/23 pathway by(More)
In forming elastic fibers, microfibrils act as the scaffold sites for depositing the elastin precursor tropoelastin. We examined key binding interactions that promote massive tropoelastin association through coacervation. Using a segment of the microfibril protein fibrillin-1, PF2, known to bind full-length tropoelastin, we mapped its interaction site to(More)
Tropoelastin, the precursor of elastin, undergoes a rapid monomer to multimer association in an inverse temperature transition. This association culminates in the rapid formation of stable, optically distinct droplets of tropoelastin. Light scattering and microscope measurements reveal that these droplets are 2-6 microm in diameter. Scanning electron(More)
Microfibrils and elastin are major constituents of elastic fibers, the assembly of which is dictated by multimolecular interactions. Microfibril-associated glycoprotein-1 (MAGP-1) is a microfibrillar component that interacts with the soluble elastin precursor, tropoelastin. We describe here the adaptation of a solid-phase binding assay that defines the(More)