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Polymerization and matrix physical properties as important design considerations for soluble collagen formulations.
A type I collagen formulation that is acid solubilized from porcine skin collagen, quality controlled based upon polymerization potential, and well suited as a platform polymer for preparing three-dimensional culture systems and injectable/implantable in vivo cellular microenvironments in which both relevant biochemical and biophysical parameters can be precision-controlled is described.
Breaking the Hourglass: Partnerships in Remote Management Settings— The Cases of Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan
he conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria has highlighted the pressing need for evidence-based guidance on partnerships between international and local organizations in remote management settings.
The effects of male out-migration on household food security in rural Nepal
In Nepal, international migration is a highly gendered phenomenon. Compared to global figures, where women make up about half of the world’s migrant population, 90% of Nepalese migrants are men. Many
Partners under pressure: humanitarian action for the Syria crisis.
The paper highlights the centrality of trust in successful partnerships, and describes the personalisation of the conflict by local organisations, and unpacks how monitoring and evaluation and donor requirements create tension and, at times, place local organisations at risk.
After the Taliban: Life and Security in Rural Afghanistan
This book discusses Rural Afghans and Systems of Justice: Formal, Traditional, and Customary, and links Human Security and Livelihoods and Strengthening Justice and Rule of Law Systems.