Latest Publications

Hibernation induction in non-hibernating species

Keywords:

induction of hibernation, regulation and physiological change, hydrogen sulphide, 5′-AMP, DADLE, genetic basis

Mingke Pan

12 Apr 2018

Isolation, identification and characterization of enzyme-producing lactic acid bacteria from traditional fermented foods

Keywords:

lactic acid bacteria, amylase, cellulase, protease, Pediococcus acidilactici, Enterococcus durans

Jason Chen Kok Ho

14 Jun 2018

In silico prediction of protein–protein interaction between Glossina m. morsitans (Westwood, 1851) and Trypanosoma brucei (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae)

Keywords:

Trypanosoma brucei, Glossina m. morsitans, protein–protein interaction, Trypanosomiasis

Eunice Muriithi

14 Jun 2018

Entomophagy and allergies: a study of the prevalence of entomophagy and related allergies in a population living in North-Eastern Thailand

Keywords:

entomophagy, allergy, insect, grasshopper—Valanga nigricornis, crickets—Gryllus bimaculatus, silk worms—Bombyx mori caterpillar, bamboo worms—Omphisa fuscidentalis caterpillar, water bugs—Lethocerus indicus, scorpions—Heterometrus Longimanus, red ants—Oecophylla smaragdina, red ant eggs—Oecophylla smaragdina larvae

Geoffrey Taylor

3 Jul 2018

Does the discovery of the mimivirus call into question attempts to define life?

Keywords:

defining life, review, mimivirus, alife, exobiology, origin of life

Luca Gregory Love

18 Sep 2018

Sleep homeostasis in Drosophila: a window on the vital function of sleep

Keywords:

Drosophila melanogaster, sleep homeostasis, sleep pressure, fan-shaped body, ellipsoid body, central complex

Christian Holland

26 Nov 2018

Transcription factors controlling E-cadherin down-regulation in ovarian cancer

Keywords:

E-cadherin, ovarian cancer, N-cadherin, twist, snail, slug, EMT, OSE, HIF-1α, miR-548c, chemoresistance

Holly Russell

26 Nov 2018

Illuminating the secrets of crystals: microcrystal electron diffraction in structural biology

Keywords:

MicroED, crystallography, structural biology, method development

Rob Barringer

6 Feb 2019

Biophysical screening in fragment-based drug design: a brief overview

Keywords:

fragment-based drug discovery, biophysical, protein–ligand interactions, fragment screening, fragment-based lead discovery, ligand screening

Jacob Robson-Tull

6 Feb 2019

The effect of deprivation on coronary heart disease mortality rate

Keywords:

coronary heart disease, mortality rate, clinical commissioning group, deprivation, socioeconomic status and epidemiology

Lambrini Theocharidou

31 Aug 2018

A Comparison of the oxygenating differences of invasive non-native Lagarosiphon major and native Ceratophyllum demersum

Keywords:

invasive non-native species, macrophytes, dissolved oxygen, pond life, fresh weight, water quality

Rhiann Mitchell-Holland

31 Oct 2018

Group size and individual ‘personality’ influence emergence times in hermit crabs

Keywords:

hermit crabs, emergence time, personality, group size, behavioural consistency, Pagurus bernhardus

Harvey Eliot Broadhurst

3 Dec 2018

Manganese toxicity and effects on polarized hepatocytes

Keywords:

manganese, manganism, TGN38, GM130, WIF-B, toxicity

Luke Tillman

31 Jan 2019

Firewood usage and indoor air pollution from traditional cooking fires in Gazi Bay, Kenya

Keywords:

biomass fuel use, air pollution, improved cookstoves, mangroves, carbon monoxide, particulate matter

Julia Jung

6 Feb 2019

Demonstrating the requirements for new reference ranges for diagnosis and prognosis to reflect subsets of the population

Keywords:

haematocrit, ethnicity, reference ranges, population study, bootstrapping

Helen Wilson

30 Jan 2019

Coleoptera of Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve including a comparison of dry pitfall trapping with shoreline sampling

Keywords:

Dawlish Warren, Coleoptera, pitfall trapping, shoreline sampling, management

E Armstrong

30 Jan 2019

Phytochemical screening and in vitro antimicrobial activity of various parts of Cleome ciliata Schum. & Thonn.

Keywords:

Cleome ciliata, phytochemicals, antimicrobial actions, zone of inhibition, Rhizopus stolonifer, Penicillium chrysogenum

Innocent C Okeke

30 Jan 2019

The effect of rainfall upon the behaviour and use of under-road culverts in four amphibian species

Keywords:

Bufo bufo, Rana temporaria, culverts, amphibian, migration behaviour, rainfall

Timothy Gleeson

28 Apr 2019

Phytochemical screening and in vitro antimicrobial activities of Mimosa invisa Mart. leaves and stems

Keywords:

Mimosa invisa, alkaloid, antimicrobial actions, zone of inhibition, Salmonella typhi, Aspergillus flavus

Henry C Chukwudi

11 Jun 2019

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Evolution of salivary secretions in haematophagous animals

Keywords:

haematophagous, saliva, evolution, leech, tick, vampire bat

Francesca L. Ware

14 Feb 2017

‘Genome’ doesn’t cover it: Introducing Gene Systems Hypothesis and Functional Gene Systems

Keywords:

symbiosis, systems biology, mutualism, emergent, phenotype

James O. Fredrickson

12 Jun 2017

The role of epigenetics in human evolution

Keywords:

epigenetics, evolution, human, methylation, HARs, modification

Alexander Osborne

27 Jul 2017

The application of magnetic nanoparticles in the treatment and monitoring of cancer and infectious diseases

Keywords:

magnetic nanoparticles, hyperthermia, magnetic resonance imaging, superparamagnetism, cancer, infectious disease

Harry M. Williams

8 Aug 2017

Genetic polymorphisms as predictive markers for statin therapy: a route to improved cardiovascular patient outcomes?

Keywords:

statins, cardiovascular, genetics, pharmacogenetics, pharmacogenomics, biomarkers

B. Kansu

11 Sep 2017

Current research into the association between DNA copy number variation (CNV) and obesity

Keywords:

review, BMI, structural variation, deletions, duplications, gene dosage

Emily Shorter

18 Oct 2017

The role of voltage-gated sodium channels in modality-specific pain pathways

Keywords:

pain pathways, modality, sodium channels, Nav1.7, Nav1.8, Nav1.9

Georgios Louloudis

2 Nov 2017

Recent developments in genome editing for potential use in plants

Keywords:

gene, editing, programmable, nuclease, plant, CRISPR-Cas

Jonathan Townson

31 Oct 2017

Intestinal permeability and autoimmune diseases

Keywords:

intestine, permeability, autoimmune, coeliac, diabetes, zonulin

Megan Ciara Smyth

28 Nov 2017

Myth and fact in the origins of cellular life on Earth

Keywords:

abiogenesis, prebiotic, self-assembly, protocell, evolution, RNA

Paul Jowett

5 Dec 2017

Changing Plastid Dynamics within Early Root and Shoot Apical Meristem-Derived Tissue of A. thaliana

Keywords:

Plastids, GFP, Epidermal Cells, Root, Hypocotyl, Arabidopsis thaliana

Lawrence Bramham

18 Feb 2017

High salt diets in young university adults and the correlation with blood pressure, protein intake and fat free mass

Keywords:

salt intake, blood pressure, urinary sodium, young adults, body composition, Malaysian diet

Lim Jia Jiet

22 Mar 2017

An investigation into the relative resistances of common bacterial pathogens to quaternary ammonium cation disinfectants

Keywords:

Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, membrane filtration, benzalkonium chloride

Gregory Wickham

27 Jul 2017

Computational identification of tricorn protease interacting factor 3 in Trypanosoma brucei brucei

Keywords:

Trypanosoma brucei brucei, tricorn protease interacting factor 3, proteolysis, BLAST searches, structure prediction, real time qPCR

Florence Ng’ong’a

18 Oct 2017

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine and its effects on the quality of life of lung cancer patients: a meta-analysis

Keywords:

Chinese, medicine, cancer, quality of life

Amy Stewart

14 Nov 2017

Immunotherapeutic and pharmacological approaches for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

Keywords:

amyloid, antibody, dementia, immunotherapy, tau, therapeutics

Marcela Usmari Moraes

11 Apr 2018

PAD4 inhibitors: potential sensitizers of tumour cells to TRAIL-induced apoptosis

Keywords:

peptidylarginine deiminase 4, cancer, PAD inhibitors, TRAIL, sensitization, apoptosis

Henna Khalid

24 May 2016

Taxonomic significance of transverse sections of roots of six Citrus species

Keywords:

Citrus, root anatomy, secondary wood, transverse section, intercellular canals, axial parenchyma

Chinelo A. Ezeabara

13 Jun 2016

Effect of hypoxia on chemosensitivity to 5-fluorouracil in SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells

Keywords:

hypoxia, HIF-1, 5-fluorouracil, SH-SY5Y, apoptosis, necrosis

Hannah Rose Warren

28 Jun 2016

Prediction of protein–protein interactions between Theileria parva and Bos taurus based on sequence homology

Keywords:

Theileria parva, protein–protein interaction, East Coast fever, host–pathogen, support vector machines

Everlyn Kamau

20 Sep 2016

Faecal microbiota transplantation: a review of FMT as an alternative treatment for Clostridium difficile infection

Keywords:

Clostridium difficile, diarrhoea, FMT, hospital-acquired infection, cross infection, microbiota

Chris Dowle

21 Sep 2016

Factors influencing epiphytic moss and lichen distribution within Killarney National Park

Keywords:

competition, niche, epiphyte, resource availability, succession, Killarney national park

Kris Sales

21 Sep 2016

Species reintroduction and community-level consequences in dynamically simulated ecosystems

Keywords:

extinction, food web, niche model, nonlinear bioenergetic dynamic model, reintroduction, connectance

Justin G.D. Byrne

2 Oct 2016

Recent advances in diagnostic testing for viral infections

Keywords:

viral infections, laboratory testing, immunoassay, polymerase chain reaction, next-generation sequencing, mass spectrometry

Selma Souf

30 Nov 2016

The potential of CRISPR-Cas9 for treating genetic disorders

Keywords:

CRISPR-Cas9, gene therapy, genome editing, biotechnology, endonuclease, off-target effects

Eloise J. Lockyer

21 Nov 2016

Neural stem cell transplantation in ALS: developing a cure for the incurable?

Keywords:

neural stem cells, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, motor neuron disease, neurodegeneration, cell therapy, stem cells

Amy Edwards

29 Dec 2016

Alzheimer's disease: the role of mitochondrial dysfunction and potential new therapies

Keywords:

β-amyloid, acetylcholine, mitochondria, MitoQ, antioxidants, reactive oxygen species (ROS)

Zoe L. Hawking

29 Dec 2016

The potential mechanism of musicogenic epilepsy and future research avenues

Keywords:

epilepsy, music, seizures, reflex, treatments, emotion

Liddy Ellis

27 Mar 2017

Comparison of bioartificial and artificial pancreatic transplantation as promising therapies for Type I Diabetes Mellitus

Keywords:

type 1 diabetes mellitus, pancreatic transplantation, islet encapsulation, bihormonal closed-loop system, glycaemic control, microcapsule device

Katie Baker

10 Mar 2016

Cell replacement therapy in Parkinson's disease

Keywords:

Parkinson's disease, stem cells, cell replacement therapy, stem cell transplant, regeneration, clinical trials

Tom Robert Barrow

18 Mar 2015

Hypoxia signalling and regulation in chemosensory behaviour of Caenorhabditis elegans

Keywords:

hypoxia, C. elegans, HIF-1, gsk-3β, lithium chloride, valproic acid

Grace Macnee

18 May 2015

Aspergillus nidulans Upf1: putative role of conserved active sites in ribosome recycling and 3′ end mRNA tagging

Keywords:

upf1, 3′ end tagging, Aspergillus, nonsense-mediated decay

Ryan Langley

15 Jun 2015

Does loss of the normal protein function contribute to the pathogenesis of Huntington's disease?

Keywords:

Huntington's disease, huntingtin, neurodegenerative, striatal neurons, gain of function, loss of function

Heidi Paine

12 Oct 2015

PRIMA-1 as a cancer therapy restoring mutant p53: a review

Keywords:

cancer therapy, targeted therapy, PRIMA-1, p53

Emily J. Lewis

11 Nov 2015

Immunomodulatory effects of Echinacea laevigata ethanol tinctures produced from different organs

Keywords:

coneflower, cytokine, interleukin, peripheral blood mononuclear cell, proliferation, tumour necrosis factor

Ekta N. Haria

14 Mar 2016

Evaluating early and delayed cardioprotection by plasma exosomes in simulated ischaemia–reperfusion injury

Keywords:

exosomes, remote, ischaemic, preconditioning, reperfusion, cardioprotection

Jiawen Liu

26 Feb 2015

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Lactate: valuable for physical performance and maintenance of brain function during exercise

Keywords:

lactate shuttle, skeletal muscle, neurons, astrocytes, fatigue, noxious metabolites

Joshua J Todd

1 Jun 2014

An effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease must consider both amyloid and tau

Keywords:

Alzheimer's disease (AD), amyloid beta (Aβ), tau, neurodegeneration, tauopathy, dementia

Claire J. Lansdall

16 Jun 2014

Weighing up the evidence: a meta-analysis and therapeutic audit of the treatments for obesity

Keywords:

obesity, diet, bariatric, meta-analysis, orlistat, lorcaserin

Josh Lawley

2 Jul 2014

The roles of Hedgehog signalling and NF-κB activity in pancreatic cancer and opportunities for treatment

Keywords:

Hedgehog, NF-κB, pancreatic cancer, mechanisms, treatment

Jake Ranson

27 Jun 2014

Sensitivity, specificity and responsiveness of magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound in rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis

Keywords:

sensitivity, specificity, MRI, ultrasound, rheumatoid arthritis

David Lewis Wain

25 Jul 2014

‘Neonates do not feel pain’: a critical review of the evidence

Keywords:

neonate, pain, behaviour, physiology, cognition, analgesia

Amy Marchant

24 Sep 2014

The synergistic effect of gentamicin and ceftazidime against Pseudomonas fluorescens

Keywords:

gentamicin, ceftazidime, Pseudomonas, combination therapy, synergy

Amy E. Morgan

24 Sep 2014

Orexin and melanin-concentrating hormone neurons: a hypothalamic interface for sleep and feeding regulation

Keywords:

orexin, melanin-concentrating hormone, lateral hypothalamic area, arcuate nucleus, sleep, feeding

Liam Anuj O'Leary

14 Oct 2014

One step forward, two steps back: the evolution of phytoremediation into commercial technologies

Keywords:

phytoextraction, phytoremediation, phytomining, phytotechnologies, structured wetlands, infiltration caps

Chloe Stephenson

4 Nov 2014

Testing the disturbance hiss of the Madagascar hissing Cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa) as an anti-predatory response

Keywords:

hissing cockroach, Gromphadorhina portentosa, disturbance hiss, anti-predator, behavioural ecology, startle response

Robin Shotton

6 Nov 2014

A critical review of the treatment options available for obstructive sleep apnoea: an overview of the current literature available on treatment methods for obstructive sleep apnoea and future research directions

Keywords:

pharmacotherapy, sleep-disordered breathing, cardiovascular diseases, critical, surgery, mandibular advancement splints

Alessandra J. Booth

3 Dec 2014

Development of an anti-CD2/CD3/CD28 bead-based T-cell proliferation assay

Keywords:

PHA, anti-CD2/CD3/CD28 beads, T cell, proliferation, diagnosis, immunodeficiency

Louisa Green

17 Nov 2014

Stem cells slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease via neurotrophin action

Keywords:

Alzheimer's, stem cells, transplantation, BDNF, NGF, cognitive decline

Rose Mulvey

30 Dec 2014

Cell therapy for multiple sclerosis: a new hope

Keywords:

neural stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, oligodendrocyte precursor cells, neurodegeneration, immunomodulation, remyelination

Sean Harbison

30 Dec 2014

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The potential effect of vanadium compounds on glucose-6-phosphatase†

Keywords:

glucose-6-phosphatase, vanadyl sulphate, vanadyl acetylacetonate, type 2 diabetes, inhibition, therapeutics

Saima Shehzad

1 May 2013

A scientific review: mechanisms of valproate-mediated teratogenesis

Keywords:

Anticonvulsants, birth defects, epilepsy, pregnancy, teratogenicity, valproate

Katie Alexandra Lloyd

14 May 2013

Effect of woodstack structure on invertebrate abundance and diversity

Keywords:

dead wood, woodstack, biodiversity, sticky trap, pitfall trap, invertebrates

Richard J. Sands

1 May 2013

Evaluation of Cepheid SmartCycler and EuroClone Duplicareal time Dual Easy CT assay for confirmation of Chlamydia trachomatis

Keywords:

Chlamydia trachomatis, SmartCycler, Cepheid, EuroClone, evaluation, real-time PCR

Tolulope Oyebanji

3 Jun 2013

Preliminary investigation of the effects of silencing the non-coding RNA, NEAT1, on the Burkitt's lymphoma cell line BJAB

Keywords:

lncRNA, NEAT1, MEN, BJAB, lymphoma, cancer

Christopher Halford

6 Jun 2013

The role of hydrogen sulphide in lung diseases

Keywords:

hydrogen sulphide, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary fibrosis

Clara Hoi Ka Wu

10 Sep 2013

Phenotypic analyses support investigations of phylogeny in the Skyrian pony and other breeds

Keywords:

phenotypic variation, evolution, phylogeny, ancestry, horse

S.A. Brown

10 Sep 2013

Stem cell therapy for Alzheimer's disease: hype or hope?

Keywords:

Alzheimer's disease, stem cells, neurogenesis, cognition, memory, animal models

Alan King Lun Liu

5 Dec 2013

Effects of superoxide donor menadione in adult Rat myocardium are associated with increased diastolic intracellular calcium

Keywords:

menadione, calcium, rat, superoxide, contractility, electrophysiology

Luke J. Rogers

12 Feb 2014

mGlu5 as a potential therapeutic target for the treatment of fragile X syndrome

Keywords:

fragile X syndrome, mGlu5, mGlu theory, Fmr1, FMRP

Lear Robertson

11 Feb 2013

Rapid assessment protocol for pollen settling velocity: implications for habitat fragmentation

Keywords:

forest ecology, pollen dispersal, genetic connectivity, Stokes', law, biodiversity, Lycopodium

James S. Borrell

12 Apr 2012

Novel histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors with improved selectivity for HDAC2 and 3 protect against neural cell death

Keywords:

histone deacetylase inhibitors, HDAC2, HDAC3, neuroprotection, neurodegeneration, glutamate excitotoxicity

Benjamin Durham

18 Apr 2012

Antioxidant properties of green broccoli and purple-sprouting broccoli under different cooking conditions

Keywords:

antioxidants, broccoli, vitamin C, polyphenols, flavonoids, anthocyanins

Yvette Porter

6 May 2012

The consequences of logging on primate density and diversity in Kibale National Park, Uganda

Keywords:

conservation, deforestation, line transects, primates, rainforest, Shannon index

Dominic Swift

24 Jun 2012

Varied storage conditions on the cytotoxic potential of cobalt chrome nanoparticles when cultured with L929 fibroblasts

Keywords:

cobalt-chrome wear, storage, cytotoxicity, metal hip prosthesis, cobalt-chrome nanoparticles, fibroblasts

Samuel James Collins

24 Oct 2012

Perceptions of fishermen towards marine protected areas in Cambodia and the Philippines

Keywords:

marine protected areas, artisanal fishery management, tropical fisheries, acceptance

Mark Hamilton

16 Oct 2012

Genetic recombination in bacteriophage lambda

Keywords:

recombination, lambda, orf, Exo, beta, Rap

Christopher R. T. Hillyar

7 Mar 2012

Optogenetics: shining a light on the brain

Keywords:

Neural, neuron, brain, review, halorhodopsin, channelrhodopsin

James Butler

26 Dec 2011

Environmental parameters affecting tick (Ixodes ricinus) distribution during the summer season in Richmond Park, London

Keywords:

sheep tick, Ixodes ricinus, distribution, ecological parameters, questing nymphs

B.P.J. Greenfield

3 May 2011

Cadmium dispersal on a raised heathland in the Peak District National Park adjacent to a major trunk road

Keywords:

cadmium, traffic pollution, heathland, Calluna vulgaris, Peak District National Park

Andrew Pickett

31 May 2011

Hydroseral habitat requirement of the endangered Shining Ramshorn Snail Segmentina nitida

Keywords:

Segmentina nitida, wetlands, succession, mollusc

Ruth M.F. Clark

31 May 2011

Who Am I? Locating the neural correlate of the self

Keywords:

medial prefrontal cortex, consciousness, ownership, self

Sean Webber

3 May 2011

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Analysis of Ge-132 and development of a simple oral anticancer formulation

Keywords:

Ge-132, spectral analysis, anticancer, oral formulation

Sara M. Ogwapit

5 May 2011

Anatomical adaptations of four Crassula species to water availability

Keywords:

Crassula, anatomy, adaptation, water availability, succulence, xerophyte

Lisa Anne Jones

24 Feb 2011

Development of a United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Scheme (UK NEQAS) for HIV point of care testing

Keywords:

HIV, POCT, EQA, point of care

Catherine Abdul-Khaliq

1 Mar 2011

Determination and identification of placental growth factor in wound fluid from venous leg ulcers

Keywords:

venous leg ulcer, angiogenesis, vascular endothelial growth factor, placental growth factor

Byron L. Sparkes

23 Feb 2011

Investigation into survey techniques of large mammals: surveyor competence and camera-trapping vs. transect-sampling

Keywords:

camera-trapping, efficiency, mammals, reliability, transect-sampling, UK

Nathan James Roberts

23 Feb 2011

Adherence of Mannheimia haemolytica to ovine bronchial epithelial cells

Keywords:

Mannheimia haemolytica, outer membrane protein A, transwell inserts, biofilm, ovine bronchial epithelial cells, adherence

Sarah-Jane Haig

20 Feb 2011

An in vitro comparison of the antimicrobial activity of honey, iodine and silver wound dressings

Keywords:

antimicrobial, wound dressing, silver, honey, iodine, chronic wound

Claire E. Bradshaw

23 Feb 2011

Use and understanding of analgesics (painkillers) by Aston university students

Keywords:

analgesics, paracetamol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin, ibuprofen, codeine

Sandeep Kaur Golar

1 Mar 2011

An assessment of the nitrate leaching risk for different buffer strip establishments

Keywords:

nitrates, buffer strips, water framework directive, solute leaching

Jonathan Helliwell

1 Mar 2011

Factors affecting advertising in Indonesian adult and juvenile bluestreak cleaner wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus)

Keywords:

cooperative behaviour, habitat ecology, life stage, fish, bluestreak cleaner wrasse, labroides dimidiatus, advertising behaviour

Samantha Horton

15 Mar 2011

Impact of mountain bike trails on red squirrel population (Sciurus vulgaris) in Whinlatter Forest, Cumbria

Keywords:

red squirrel, recreational disturbance, tourism impacts, mountain bike trails

Anthony Lowney

1 Mar 2011

The use of treadmill training to recover locomotor ability in patients with spinal cord injury

Keywords:

spinal cord injury, treadmill training, rehabilitation, locomotion

Russell Thomas Frood

23 Feb 2011

Anti-microbial properties of Scutellaria baicalensis and Coptis chinensis, two traditional Chinese medicines

Keywords:

Scutellaria baicalensis, Coptis chinensis, anti-microbial, Escherichia coli B, coagulase-negative staphylococcus, disc diffusion, traditional Chinese medicine

Francesca S. Leach

3 May 2011

Social organization and change in the Indus Civilization; phytolith analysis of crop processing aims at Masudpur VII

Keywords:

archaeology, phytolith analysis, social organization, Indus Civilization, crop processing

Jennifer Bates

3 Mar 2011

A scientific review of the reported effects of vegan nutrition on the occurrence and prevalence of cancer and cardiovascular disease

Keywords:

cancer, cardiovascular disease, non-communcable disease, diet, vegan, vegetarian, omnivorous, protein, essential fatty acids, calcium, cholesterol, B12

Brighid O'Neill

31 May 2010

The case for an ecosystem service approach to decision-making: an overview

Keywords:

ecosystem services, decision-making, millennium ecosystem assessment, ecosystem service approach

Joseph Hancock

11 Apr 2010

Factors affecting the abundance and size of Pisaster ocharceus in the rocky intertidal zone of southern British Columbia

Keywords:

Pisaster ochraceus, British Columbia, rocky intertidal zone, size, abundance

Hannah Keely Smith

17 May 2010

Restriction fragment length polymorphisms of mutans streptococci in forensic odontological analysis

Keywords:

Streptococcus mutans, restriction fragment length polymorphism, polymerase chain reaction, mitis salivarius bacitracin agar, restriction endonuclease HaeIII, 16S ribosomal RNA gene

Paul Spradbery

13 May 2010

Consumer attitudes towards farm animals and their welfare: a pig production case study

Keywords:

farm animals, farm animal welfare, consumer attitudes, pig production

Jacqueline Tawse

17 May 2010

Can a nutritional sciences undergraduate ambassador scheme improve the diet of secondary school children through education?

Keywords:

childhood obesity, communication, healthy eating, National Curriculum, school placement

Camilla J. Peterson

31 May 2010

The effect of ultrasound exposure on the transformation efficiency of Escherichia coli HB101

Keywords:

Escherichia coli HB101, transformation, ultrasound, calcium chloride, transformation efficiency

Kimran Hayer

31 May 2010

A preliminary study of the effects of environmental enrichment on the behaviour of captive African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus)

Keywords:

African wild dog, Lycaon pictus, environmental enrichment, activity levels, abnormal behaviour

Laura J. Price

11 May 2010

Seasonal, ethnic and gender variations in serum vitamin D3 levels in the local population of Peterborough

Keywords:

Vitamin D3, Asian, seasonal variation, gender, reference range

Matthew Smith

2 May 2010

The distribution of phosphorus in sediment and water downstream from a sewage treatment works

Keywords:

orthophosphate, total phosphate, phosphorus cycling, sediment, sewage treatment works, river

Jo-Anne Howell

21 Apr 2010

The influence of cell-free Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG supernatant on the phagocytic activity of macrophages

Keywords:

macrophage, probiotics, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, Escherichia coli, gentamicin protection assay

James E. Vincenti

11 Apr 2010

Concept of mind in non-human primates

Keywords:

theory of mind, cognition, chimpanzee

Sarah Towner

1 Mar 2010

Applications of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in detecting genetic aberrations of medical significance

Keywords:

FISH, fluorescence microscopy, chromosomal aberrations

Ryan Bishop

27 Feb 2010

The evolution of ageing

Keywords:

ageing, replicative senescence, evolution, telomeres, mutation accumulation, antagonistic pleiotropy

Lucy A.K. Milewski

13 Feb 2010

Protein phosphatase 2A contributes to separase regulation and the co-ordination of anaphase

Keywords:

prophase, anaphase, chromatid, cohesin, separase, Pp2A

Christopher P. Wardlaw

13 Feb 2010

A study of the dynamics behind methane emissions from northern wetlands

Keywords:

methane, emissions, model, wetlands, climate, change

Stuart Nattrass

27 Feb 2010

A novel seven-transmembrane protein may be a receptor involved in high-light stress signalling and response in Arabidopsis

Keywords:

Arabidopsis thaliana, abscisic acid, high-light stress, seven-transmembrane domain receptor, ELIP

Aleksandra Dabrowska

24 Feb 2010

TnAbaR1: a novel Tn7-related transposon in Acinetobacter baumannii that contributes to the accumulation and dissemination of large repertoires of resistance genes

Keywords:

Acinetobacter baumannii, antibiotic resistance, transposon, Tn7

Alexander Rose

23 Feb 2010

Functional analysis of nematode nicotinic receptors

Keywords:

parasite resistance, nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR), Caenorhabditis elegans, parasitic nematode, anthelmintic drug, nicotinic agonist

James Nicholas Sleigh

13 Feb 2010

The identification of FGF-dependent phosphorylation events in embryonic stem cells using mass spectrometry

Keywords:

intracellular signalling, mass spectrometry, protein phosphorylation, embryonic stem cells

Fiona M. Docherty

27 Feb 2010

Differential white cell counts: an e-learning resource

Keywords:

e-learning resource, differential white cell counts

Rosemary Hider

24 Feb 2010

Mitochondrial cholesterol trafficking: impact on inflammatory mediators

Keywords:

atherosclerosis, inflammation, macrophage, cholesterol, Liver X receptors (LXRs), steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR)

Grant English

16 Feb 2010

Viral evasion of interferon stimulated genes

Keywords:

interferon, viral evasion, innate

John A.L. Short

8 Apr 2009

Differential localization of two plant homologues of Rab5 GTPases in the secretory pathway

Keywords:

ARA6, RHA1, endocytic pathway, biosynthetic pathway

Hannah Lee

27 Apr 2009

Can ESR be used to assess the levels of oxidative stress in fat-loaded human hepatocytes and hepatic stellate cells?

Keywords:

NAFLD, ESR, TEMPONE-H, C3A cells, free radicals, oxidative stress

Laura Faye Wetherill

29 Sep 2009

Characterizing chloroplast sensor kinase

Keywords:

Arabidopsis, chloroplasts gene regulation, histidine kinase

Iskander Mohamed Ibrahim

18 Apr 2009

Human attitudes towards animals in relation to species similarity to humans: a multivariate approach

Keywords:

human attitudes, animals, multivariate conservation

Sarah Batt

20 Apr 2009

The anti-proliferative effect of different tomato varieties on the human colon adenocarcinoma cells

Keywords:

colon cancer, tomato, flavonoids, naringenin, rutin

Caroline Saunders

15 Apr 2009

Pre- and post-copulatory mate choice in Platygryllus primiformis: cryptic female choice and sexual conflict

Keywords:

Platygryllus primiformis, mate choice, sexual conflict, cryptic female choice, male manipulation, sexually antagonistic coevolution

Darren Parker

9 Apr 2009

Patterns of genetic diversity in populations of two bat species (Sturnira ludovici and Artibeus toltecus) in Cusuco National Park, Honduras

Keywords:

genetic diversity, bat, cloud forest, conservation, habitat disturbance

Claire Asher

18 Apr 2009

Optimization of MALDI tissue imaging and correlation with immunohistochemistry in rat kidney sections

Keywords:

MALDI, MALDI imaging, mass spectrometry

Cassie Gregson

29 Apr 2009

The effects of riparian habitat quality and biological water quality on the European Otter (Lutra lutra) in Devon

Keywords:

Lutra lutra, riparian, QBR, BMWP, Devon

Susannah J. Bedford

4 Apr 2009

Therapeutic drug monitoring: an e-learning resource

Keywords:

therapeutic drug monitoring, e-learning resource, pharmacokinetics

Krupa Samani

29 Mar 2009

Measuring interdisciplinary research: analysis of co-authorship for research staff at the University of York

Keywords:

collaboration, social network analysis, degree, random graphs, scientific research

Leana Bellanca

7 Apr 2009

Insights into the development of online plant identification keys based on literature review: an exemplar electronic key to Australian Drosera

Keywords:

interactive keys, Drosera, web-based key, multi-access

Robyn E. Drinkwater

18 Feb 2009

Molecular mechanisms involved in intervertebral disc degeneration and potential new treatment strategies

Keywords:

intervertebral disc degeneration, cytokine, growth factor, gene therapy, mesenchymal stem cells, autologous disc cell transplantation

Daniel Ireland

24 Feb 2009

Leishmania vaccines: from leishmanization to the era of DNA technology

Keywords:

Leishmania, leishmaniasis, immune response, vaccination

Naomi Dunning

17 Feb 2009

Cell-penetrating peptides and their therapeutic applications

Keywords:

Drug, delivery, vector, peptide, intracellular, penetrating

Victoria Sebbage

27 Feb 2009

An electrophysiological analysis of deep cerebellar nuclei, with particular focus on Kv3 channels

Keywords:

deep cerebellar nuclei, Kv3, TEA-sensitive current, whole-cell patch clamp

Matthew Lamont

27 Feb 2009

The impact of stream support on the hydrology and macrophytes of the upper Bristol Avon

Keywords:

Stream Support, hydrology, macrophytes, aquatic plants, low flows, water abstraction, Bristol Avon

Mark A. Haley

25 Feb 2009

The application of social network theory to animal behaviour

Keywords:

social networks, animal social behaviour

Amelia Coleing

3 Mar 2009

Enhancer of split-related-2 mRNA shows cyclic expression during somitogenesis in Xenopus laevis

Keywords:

somitogenesis, enhancer of split related, Xenopus laevis, cycling, somitomere

Rachel Blewitt

17 Feb 2009

Study of small mammal populations within two Barn owl corridors at Folly Farm

Keywords:

Short-tailed field vole, small mammal, Barn owl corridor, pellet, Longworth trap

Alex Keene

16 Apr 2009

ERp57 is involved in the oxidative folding of the low-density lipoprotein receptor in the endoplasmic reticulum

Keywords:

ERp57, disulphides, oxidoreductase, protein folding

Jamie-Lee Berry, Neil J. Bulleid

10 Feb 2009

Outer membrane proteomics of Pasteurella multocida isolates to identify putative host-specificity determinants

Keywords:

Pasteurella multocida, outer membrane protein, host specificity, iron acquisition

Richard Wheeler

17 Feb 2009

Rosiglitazone-induced SERCA2b inhibition: implications for monocyte cytoskeletal remodelling and diabetic microangiopathy

Keywords:

rosiglitazone, actin cytoskeleton, calcium, monocytes, gelsolin, diabetic microangiopathy

Lisa Atkin

1 Mar 2008

A dynamic website for a government/industry-funded project exploring biofortification of wheat with selenium

Keywords:

biofortification, website, selenium, ethics, internet, cancer

Elizabeth J. Adams

1 Mar 2008

Is the clinical use of adult stem cells a realistic possibility for myocardial regeneration?

Keywords:

adult stem cells, myocardial regeneration, cardiac stem cells

Katya Kaczmarczyk

1 Mar 2008

An investigation to determine variation in marsh orchid (Dactylorhiza) populations at Moses Gate Country Park, Bolton

Keywords:

Dactylorhiza, marsh, orchid, variation, Manchester

Christine Crompton

1 Mar 2008

The Klebsiella pheV tRNA locus: a hotspot for integration of alien genomic islands

Keywords:

Klebsiella, phenylalanine, tRNA, genomic island, pathogenicity island, genome plasticity

Jon Jurriaan van Aartsen

1 Mar 2008

Factors controlling internal initiation of transcription at PRY3 in budding yeast

Keywords:

chromatin, transcription, initiation, Spt6, PRY3, fidelity

Ben Lee

1 Mar 2008

Dissolution kinetics of clinoptilolite and heulandite in alkaline conditions

Keywords:

dissolution kinetics, clinoptilolite, heulandite

Alissa Cotton

1 Mar 2008

Gene expression of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and MRSA within a catheter-associated urinary tract infection biofilm model

Keywords:

Pseudomonas aeruginosa, MRSA, urinary tract infection, Biofilm, exotoxin A, α-haemolysin

Michael John Howard Goldsworthy

1 Mar 2008

Morphological and immunophenotypic analysis of basal-like carcinoma of the breast

Keywords:

basal-like, breast, immunophenotype

Joy Winter

1 Mar 2008

Binding of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate to the Hsp70 ATPase domain may promote apoptosis in colorectal cancer

Keywords:

colorectal cancer, (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate, Hsp70, apoptosis

Sue Brierley-Hobson

1 Mar 2008

Rosiglitazone-induced SERCA2b inhibition: implications for monocyte cytoskeletal remodelling and diabetic microangiopathy

Keywords:

rosiglitazone, actin cytoskeleton, calcium, monocytes, gelsolin, diabetic microangiopathy

Lisa Atkin

1 Mar 2008