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  • Refoyo-Martínez, Alba; da Fonseca, Rute R.; Halldórsdóttir, Katrín; Árnason, Einar; Mailund, Thomas; Racimo, Fernando (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 2019-07-30)
    Detailed modeling of a species’ history is of prime importance for understanding how natural selection operates over time. Most methods designed to detect positive selection along sequenced genomes, however, use simplified representations of past ...
  • Löve, Arndís Sue Ching; Ásgrímsson, Valþór; Ólafsdóttir, Kristín (2022-01-10)
    Estimation of illicit drug use on a community level by wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) is both an objective and reliable way to establish near real-time results. Wastewater samples were collected at eleven timepoints in Reykjavik from 2017 to 2020. ...
  • Saevarsdóttir, Karen Sól; Hilmarsdóttir, Hildur Ýr; Magnúsdóttir, Ingibjörg; Hauksdóttir, Arna; Thordardottir, Edda Bjork; Gudjónsdóttir, Ásdís Braga; Tomasson, Gunnar; Rúnarsdóttir, Harpa; Jónsdóttir, Harpa Lind; Gudmundsdóttir, Berglind; Pétursdóttir, Gudrún; Petersen, Pétur Henry; Kristinsson, Sigurdur Yngvi; Love, Thorvardur Jon; Hansdóttir, Sif; Hardardóttir, Hrönn; Gudmundsson, Gunnar; Eythorsson, Elias; Gudmundsdóttir, Dóra Gudrún; Sigbjörnsdóttir, Hildur; Haraldsdóttir, Sigrídur; Möller, Alma Dagbjört; Palsson, Runolfur; Jakobsdóttir, Jóhanna; Aspelund, Thor; Valdimarsdottir, Unnur (2021-07-23)
    Objective To test if patients recovering from COVID-19 are at increased risk of mental morbidities and to what extent such risk is exacerbated by illness severity. Design Population-based cross-sectional study. Setting Iceland. Participants A total of ...
  • Runnström, Micael C.; Olafsdottir, Rannveig; Blanke, Jan; Berlin, Bastian (MDPI AG, 2019-08-21)
    With growing tourism in natural areas, monitoring recreational impacts is becoming increasingly important. This paper aims to evaluate how di_erent trampling intensities a_ect some common Icelandic plant communities by using digital photographs to ...
  • Palsson, Frosti (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2017-09)
    In remote sensing, acquired optical images of high spectral resolution have usually a lower spatial resolution than images of lower spectral resolution. This is due to physical, cost and complexity constraints. To make the most of the available imagery, ...
  • Skaptadóttir, Unnur Dís; Innes, Pamela (Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2017-01-01)
    The Icelandic language has a central role in defining Icelandic nationality. Given its importance in defining Icelandic nationality and as a precondition for citizenship, the article studies what learning the Icelandic language means for the growing ...
  • Benediktsson, Artem Ingmar; Wozniczka, Anna Katarzyna; Tran, Anh Dao Katrín; Ragnarsdottir, Hanna (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, 2019-05-28)
    The paper is based on the first, extensive, qualitative study on immigrant students’ experiences of university education in Iceland. The theoretical framework is based on culturally responsive teaching that derives from multicultural education theory ...
  • Rekha, Rokeya Sultana; Mily, Akhirunnesa; Sultana, Tajnin; Haq, Ahsanul; Ahmed, Sultan; Mostafa Kamal, S. M.; van Schadewijk, Annemarie; Hiemstra, Pieter S.; Guðmundsson, Guðmundur Hrafn; Agerberth, Birgitta; Raqib, Rubhana (Springer Nature, 2018-07-04)
    Background We have previously shown that 8 weeks’ treatment with phenylbutyrate (PBA) (500mgx2/day) with or without vitamin D3 (vitD3) (5000 IU/day) as host-directed therapy (HDT) accelerated clinical recovery, sputum culture conversion and increased ...
  • Budde, Henning; Akko, Davin P.; Ainamani, Herbert E.; Murillo-Rodríguez, Eric; Weierstall, Roland (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2018-07-09)
    Background:Latest research demonstrates a significant improvement in stress-related symptoms in psychological disorders as a result of exercise training (ET). Controlled clinical trials further validate the significance of ET by demonstrating lower ...
  • Wolters, Frank J.; Yang, Qiong; Biggs, Mary L.; Jakobsdottir, Johanna; Li, Shuo; Evans, Daniel S.; Bis, Joshua C.; Harris, Tamara B.; Vasan, Ramachandran S.; Zilhao, Nuno R.; Ghanbari, Mohsen; Ikram, M. Arfan; Launer, Lenore; Psaty, Bruce M.; Tranah, Gregory J.; Kulminski, Alexander M.; Gudnason, Vilmundur; Seshadri, Sudha (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2019-07-29)
    Background Apolipoprotein E is a glycoprotein best known as a mediator and regulator of lipid transport and uptake. The APOE-e4 allele has long been associated with increased risks of Alzheimer's disease and mortality, but the effect of the less prevalent ...
  • Kortesoja, Maarit; Karhu, Elina; Olafsdottir, Elin Soffia; Freysdottir, Jona; Hanski, Leena L. (Elsevier BV, 2019-02-01)
    Redox signaling has been established as an essential component of inflammatory responses, and redox active compounds are of interest as potential immunomodulatory agents. Dibenzocyclooctadiene lignans isolated from Schisandra chinensis, a medicinal ...
  • Wittmann, Monika; Groot Zwaaftink, Christine; Steffensen Schmidt, Louise; Guðmundsson, Sverrir; Pálsson, Finnur; Arnalds, Olafur; Björnsson, Helgi; Thorsteinsson, Throstur; Stohl, Andreas (Copernicus GmbH, 2017-03-23)
    Deposition of small amounts of airborne dust on glaciers causes positive radiative forcing and enhanced melting due to the reduction of surface albedo. To study the effects of dust deposition on the mass balance of Brúarjökull, an outlet glacier of the ...
  • Dioguardi, Fabio; Beckett, Frances; Dürig, Tobias; Stevenson, John (American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2020-08-31)
    Volcanic ash in the atmosphere is a hazard to aviation. To predict which areas of airspace are most likely to be affected by the presence of ash, Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers (VAACs) use observations and atmospheric dispersion models. These models are ...
  • Kleine, Barbara Irene; Stefansson, Andri; Halldorsson, Saemundur; Barnes, J.D. (Elsevier BV, 2020)
    Oceanic crust is a major transport medium of water into the mantle wedge and the convecting mantle. Yet, the water content of the oceanic crust remains uncertain. Active geothermal systems situated at on-land spreading centers provide a unique opportunity ...
  • Pervishko, Anastasiia A.; Yudin, Dmitry; Shelykh, Ivan (American Physical Society (APS), 2018-02-16)
    Lowering of the thickness of a thin-film three-dimensional topological insulator down to a few nanometers results in the gap opening in the spectrum of topologically protected two-dimensional surface states. This phenomenon, which is referred to as the ...
  • Wittmann, Monika (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Earth Sciences, 2017-01)
    Located on the mid-Atlantic ridge, Iceland has the largest volcaniclastic desert on Earth, created by glacio-fluvial processes and frequent volcanic eruptions. Due to its location along the North Atlantic Storm track, Iceland frequently experiences ...
  • Chen, Ruoqing; Fall, Katja; Czene, Kamila; Kennedy, Beatrice; Valdimarsdottir, Unnur; Fang, Fang (Dove Medical Press Ltd., 2018-05)
    Background: A parental cancer diagnosis is a stressful life event, potentially leading to increased risks of mental and physical problems among children. This study aimed to investigate the associations of parental cancer with IQ, stress resilience, ...
  • Guan, David; Comite, Ubaldo; Sial, Muhammad Safdar; Salman, Asma; Zhang, Boyao; Gunnlaugsson, Stefán Bjarni; Mentel, Urszula; Mentel, Grzegorz (2021-12)
    Developing energy from renewable sources and modernizing the energy system are critical components of China’s efforts to combat climate change. Policymakers and authorities have made significant attempts to bring them. However, one of the major impediments ...
  • Pedersen, Marie; Halldorsson, Thorhallur; Olsen, Sjurdur F.; Hjortebjerg, Dorrit; Ketzel, Matthias; Grandström, Charlotta; Raaschou-Nielsen, Ole; Sørensen, Mette (Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health), 2017-01)
    Background: Road traffic is a major source of air pollution and noise. Both exposures have been associated with hypertension in adults, but pregnant women have been less studied. Methods: We examined single and joint effects of ambient air pollution ...
  • Gargallo-Garriga, Albert; Ayala-Roque, Marta; Sardans, Jordi; Bartrons, Mireia; Granda, Victor; Sigurdsson, Bjarni D.; Leblans, Niki; Oravec, Michal; Urban, Otmar; Janssens, Ivan; Penuelas, Josep (MDPI AG, 2017-08-23)
    Climate change is stronger at high than at temperate and tropical latitudes. The natural geothermal conditions in southern Iceland provide an opportunity to study the impact of warming on plants, because of the geothermal bedrock channels that induce ...