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  • Thorkelsdóttir, Rannveig Björk (Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia., 2018-11-04)
    In this article, I will explore and discuss the meaning of the concept of critical thinking when applied to Icelandic education from a Deweyan perspective. I will explore the concept of critical thinking by referring to the Icelandic philosopher Páll ...
  • Säynäjoki, Antti; Heinonen, Jukka; Junnila, Seppo; Horvath, Arpad (IOP Publishing, 2017-01-05)
    Life-cycle assessment (LCA) is an established methodology that can provide decision-makers with comprehensive data on the environmental impacts of products and processes during the entire life cycle. However, the literature on building LCAs consists ...
  • Đorđević, Dragana; Tosic, Ivana; Sakan, Sanja; Petrović, Srđan; Đuričić-Milanković, Jelena; Finger, David C.; Dagsson-Waldhauserova, Pavla (Frontiers Media SA, 2019-07-03)
    In this work we use chemical fingerprints as characteristics ratios of specific crustal elements Ca/Al, Fe/Al, K/Al, Mg/Al, Mn/Al, Ca/Fe, and Mg/Fe to investigate the long-range transport of volcanic aerosols from Iceland. Volcanic dust enters the ...
  • Clark, Deirdre; Oelkers, Eric H.; Gunnarsson, Ingvi; Sigfússon, Bergur; Snæbjörnsdóttir, Sandra Ó.; Aradóttir, Edda S.; Gíslason, Sigurður Reynir (Elsevier BV, 2020-06)
    The CarbFix method was upscaled at the Hellisheiði geothermal power plant to inject and mineralize the plant’s CO2 and H2S emissions in June 2014. This approach first captures the gases by their dissolution in water, and the resulting gas-charged water ...
  • Ottelin, Juudit; Heinonen, Jukka; Junnila, Seppo (Elsevier BV, 2018-08)
    Sustainable development and climate change mitigation have become guiding policy principles in many welfare states. However, the traditional role of a welfare state is to guarantee the economic stability, jobs and welfare for its citizens. Sustainable ...
  • Sharp, Hannah; Grundius, Josefine; Heinonen, Jukka (MDPI AG, 2016-11-08)
    The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by tourism have been studied from several perspectives, but few studies exist that include all direct and indirect emissions, particularly those from aviation. In this study, an input/output-based hybrid ...
  • Rosenstock, Nicholas; Ellström, Magnus; Oddsdóttir, Edda Sigurdís; Sigurdsson, Bjarni D.; Wallander, Håkan (Elsevier BV, 2019-08)
    Soil warming (0–5.5 °C above controls) effects on ectomycorrhizal growth, carbon sequestration and community composition were examined in a Picea sitchensis forest spanning a geothermal gradient in Iceland. Fungal communities were assayed with sand-filled ...
  • Eysteinsson, Thor; Guðmundsdóttir, Hrönn; Harðarson, Arnar Össur; Berrino, Emanuela; Selleri, Silvia; Supuran, Claudiu; carta, fabrizio (MDPI AG, 2019-01-22)
    Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (CAIs), such as dorzolamide (DZA), are used as anti-glaucoma drugs to lower intraocular pressure, but it has been found that some of these drugs act as vasodilators of retinal arteries. The exact mechanism behind the ...
  • Turk-Adawi, Karam; Supervia, Marta; Lopez-Jimenez, Francisco; Pesah, Ella; Ding, Rongjing; Britto, Raquel R.; Bjarnason-Wehrens, Birna; Derman, Wayne; Abreu, Ana; Babu, Abraham S.; Santos, Claudia Anchique; Jong, Seng Khiong; Cuenza, Lucky; Yeo, Tee Joo; Scantlebury, Dawn; Andersen, Karl; Gonzalez, Graciela; Giga, Vojislav; Vulic, Dusko; Vataman, Eleonora; Cliff, Jacqueline; Kouidi, Evangelia; Yagci, Ilker; Kim, Chul; Benaim, Briseida; Estany, Eduardo Rivas; Fernandez, Rosalia; Radi, Basuni; Gaita, Dan; Simon, Attila; Chen, Ssu-Yuan; Roxburgh, Brendon; Martin, Juan Castillo; Maskhulia, Lela; Burdiat, Gerard; Salmon, Richard; Lomelí, Hermes; Sadeghi, Masoumeh; Sovova, Eliska; Hautala, Arto; Tamuleviciute-Prasciene, Egle; Ambrosetti, Marco; Neubeck, Lis; Asher, Elad; Kemps, Hareld; Eysymontt, Zbigniew; Farsky, Stefan; Hayward, Jo; Prescott, Eva; Dawkes, Susan; Santibanez, Claudio; Zeballos, Cecilia; Pavy, Bruno; Kiessling, Anna; Sarrafzadegan, Nizal; Baer, Carolyn; Thomas, Randal; Hu, Dayi; Grace, Sherry L. (Elsevier BV, 2019-08)
    Background: Despite the epidemic of cardiovascular disease and the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation (CR), availability is known to be insufficient, although this is not quantified. This study ascertained CR availability, volumes and its drivers, and ...
  • Tarsi, Matteo (Félagsvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands, 2016)
    This article examines the care for the mother tongue in the Middle Ages. The starting point of this discussion is given by a Festschrift article by Sverrir Tómasson (Málvöndun á miðöldum, 1998). In the present article more examples are given of the ...
  • Willow, Jonathan (Agricultural University of Iceland, 2017)
    Bumblebees (Bombus spp.) are pollinators of especially high conservation interest. They have behaviours (pollen-gathering, buzz pollination), morphological structures (branched body hairs well-adapted for retaining pollen), and endothermic capabilities, ...
  • Ísberg, Ólöf Gerður; Kim, Jiyoung; Fridriksdottir, Agla; Morsing, Mikkel; Timmermans-Wielenga, Vera; Rønnov-Jessen, Lone; Petersen, Ole W.; Villadsen, René (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2019-10-16)
    Human breast cancer is believed to arise in luminal progenitors within the normal breast. A subset of these are double positive (DP) for basal and luminal keratins and localizes to a putative stem cell zone within ducts. We here present a new protocol ...
  • Mora-Espí, Inmaculada; Ibáñez, Elena; Soriano, Jorge; Nogués, Carme; Gudjonsson, Thorarinn; Barrios, Leonardo (MDPI AG, 2019-04-11)
    Purpose: To determine if the specific targeting of microparticles improves their internalization by cells under fluidic conditions. Methods: Two isogenic breast epithelial cell lines, one overexpressing the Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 ...
  • Garðarsdóttir, Hólmfríður (Stofnun Vigdísar Finnbogadóttur í erlendum tungumálum, 2016)
    The article discusses the cultural diversity of the Central American Caribbean region and examines the invisibility of the Central American minority populations, with particular attention to the Costa Rican Caribbean coast. The many different aspects ...
  • Sigurðardóttir, Anna Kristín; Jóhannesson, Ingólfur Ásgeir; Óskarsdóttir, Gunnhildur (University of Aberdeen, 2018-08-11)
    In 2008, new legislation was passed in Iceland on teacher education, requiring a master’s degree as a prerequisite for teaching certification for all school levels from preschools to upper secondary schools. In the same year the Iceland University ...
  • De Pasquale, Massimiliano; Page, Mathew; Kann, David; Oates, Samantha; Schulze, Steve; Zhang, Bing; Cano, Zach; Gendre, Bruce; Malesani, Daniele; Rossi, Andrea; Gehrels, Neil; Troja, Eleonora; Piro, Luigi; Boër, Michel; Stratta, Giulia (MDPI AG, 2017-01-16)
    GRB 130427A was the most luminous gamma-ray burst detected in the last 30 years. With an isotropic energy output of 8.5 x 10(53) erg and redshift of 0.34, it combined very high energetics with a relative proximity to Earth in an unprecedented way. ...
  • Janson, Christer; Johannessen, Ane; Franklin, Karl; Svanes, Cecilie; Schiöler, Linus; Malinovschi, Andrei; Gíslason, Þórarinn; Benediktsdóttir, Bryndís; Schlünssen, Vivi; Jõgi, Rain; Jarvis, Deborah; Lindberg, Eva (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2018-09-12)
    Background: The aim of this investigation was to study change in adults over a 20 year period in the prevalence of respiratory symptoms and disorders and its association to year of birth, life style and sleep related variables. Method: Adults 20-44 ...
  • Šiaudinis, Gintaras; Liaudanskiene, Inga; Slepetiene, Alvyra (Agricultural University of Iceland, 2017)
    An experiment with three perennial energy crops – common mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris L.), cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum L.) and virginia mallow (Sida hermaphrodita Rusby) has been carried out in Lithuania (55°43′N, 21°28′E) in order to evaluate the ...
  • Ron, Emanuel Y. C.; Plaza, Merichel; Kristjánsdóttir, Þórdís; Sardari, Roya R. R.; Björnsdóttir, Snædís Huld; Guðmundsson, Steinn; Hreggvidsson, Gudmundur Oli; Turner, Charlotta; van Niel, Ed W. J.; Nordberg-Karlsson, Eva (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017-10-17)
    Rhodothermus marinus, a marine aerobic thermophile, was first isolated from an intertidal hot spring in Iceland. In recent years, the R. marinus strain PRI 493 has been genetically modified, which opens up possibilities for targeted metabolic engineering ...
  • Pardal, Sara; Drews, Anna; Alves, Jose; Ramos, Jaime A.; Westerdahl, Helena (Springer Nature, 2017-05-23)
    The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) encodes proteins that are central for antigen presentation and pathogen elimination. MHC class I (MHC-I) genes have attracted a great deal of interest among researchers in ecology and evolution and have been ...