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  • The 21st century terrorist: hostis humani generis? 

    Ezeani, Elimma C. (Scientific Research Publishing. hhtp://dx.doi.org/10.4236/blr.2012.34022, 2012-12)
    EZEANI, E. C., 2012. The 21st century terrorist: hostis humani generis? Beijing Law Review, 3 (4), pp. 158-169.
    Some argue that 21st century terrorism is no different from the past. This paper argues otherwise. It considers that our social response—The revulsion against the frequent violation of the sanctity of human life and the ...
  • 50 years of architectural techology. 

    Paterson, Graham J.; Kouider, Tahar (Adjacent Digital Politics Ltd. http://planningandbuildingcontroltoday.co.uk/bim/50-years-architecturaltechnology/21226/, 2015)
    PATERSON, G. and KOUIDER, T., 2015. 50 years of architectural technology. BIM Today, Issue 4, pp. 142-145.
    As the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists celebrates its 50th anniversary, Graham Paterson MCIAT and Tahar Kouider MCIAT summarise how the organisation is embracing and developing BIM.
  • Abduction in semantic space: towards a logic of discovery 

    Bruza, Peter D.; Song, Dawei; McArthur, Robert (Oxford Journals http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jigpal/12.2.97, 2004-03)
    BRUZA, P. D., SONG, D. and MCARTHUR, R., 2004. Abduction in semantic space: towards a logic of discovery. Logic Journal, 12 (2), pp. 97-109.
    Diminishing awareness is a consequence of the information explosion: disciplines are becoming increasingly specialized; individuals are becoming ever more insular. This paper considers how awareness can be enhanced via ...
  • The ability of adults of different size to egress through confined space apertures. 

    Stewart, Arthur D.; Nevill, Alan M.; Johnson, Christopher
    STEWART, A., NEVILL, A. and JOHNSON, C. [2018]. The ability of adults of different size to egress through confined space apertures. Human factors [online], (accepted).
    Absolute body size is a strong predictor of minimum wall aperture transit in adults. Key anatomical dimensions scale to egress capability, but men and women exhibit subtle differences. Wherever clearance space is restricted, ...
  • The ability of UK offshore workers of different body size and shape to egress through a restricted window space. 

    Stewart, Arthur D.; Ledingham, Robert J.; Furnace, Graham; Schranz, Natasha; Nevill, Alan M. (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2015.11.005, 2015-11-21)
    STEWART, A., LEDINGHAM, R., FURNACE, G., SCHRANZ, N. and NEVILL, A. 2016. The ability of UK offshore workers of different body size and shape to egress through a restricted window space. Applied ergonomics [online], 55, pages 226-233. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2015.11.005.
    404 male offshore workers aged 41.4 ± 10.7 y underwent 3D body scanning and an egress task simulating the smallest helicopter window emergency exit size. The 198 who failed were older (P < 0.01), taller (P < 0.05) and ...
  • Aboutness from a commonsense perspective. 

    Bruza, Peter D.; Song, Dawei; Wong, Kam-Fai (Wiley, 2000-10)
    BRUZA, P. D., SONG, D. and WONG, K. F., 2000. Aboutness from a commonsense perspective. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), 51 (12), pp. 1090- 1105.
    Information retrieval (IR) is driven by a process which decides whether a document is about a query. Recent attempts spawned from logic-based information retrieval theory have formalized properties characterizing ...
  • Acceptability and perceived barriers and facilitators to creating a national research register to enable 'direct to patient' enrolment into research: the Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE). 

    Grant, Aileen M.; Ure, Jenny; Nicolson, Donald J.; Hanley, Janet; Sheikh, Aziz; McKinstry, Brian; Sullivan, Frank (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-422, 2013-10-18)
    GRANT, A., URE, J., NICOLSON, J., HANLEY, J., SHEIKH, A., MCKINSTRY, B. and SULLIVAN, F. 2013. Acceptability and perceived barriers and facilitators to creating a national research register to enable 'direct to patient' enrolment into research: the Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE). BMC health services research [online], 13, article ID 422. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-422
    Background - Difficulties with recruitment pose a major, increasingly recognised challenge to the viability of research. We sought to explore whether a register of volunteers interested in research participation, with data ...
  • Access to medicines in remote and rural areas: a survey of residents in the Scottish Highlands & Western Isles. 

    Rushworth, Gordon F.; Diack, Lesley; MacRobbie, Alison; Munoz, Sarah-Anne; Pfleger, Sharon; Stewart, Derek C. (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2015.01.005, 2015-03)
    RUSHWORTH, G. F., DIACK, L., MACROBBIE, A., MUNOZ, S.-A., PFLEGER, S., STEWART, D., 2015. Access to medicines in remote and rural areas: a survey of residents in the Scottish Highlands & Western Isles. Public Health, 129 (3), pp. 244-251.
    Objectives Sparsely populated areas are potentially predisposed to health inequalities due to limited access to services. This study aimed to explore and describe issues of access to medicines and related advice experienced ...
  • The accessibility and acceptability of self-management support interventions for men with long-term conditions: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. 

    Galdas, Paul; Darwin, Zoe; Kidd, Lisa; Blickem, Christian; McPherson, Kerri; Hunt, Kate; Bower, Peter; Gilbody, Simon; Richardson, Gerry (BioMed Central http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/14/1230, 2014-11)
    GALDAS, P., DARWIN, Z., KIDD, L., BLICKEM, C., MCPHERSON, K., HUNT, K., BOWER, P., GILBODY, S. and RICHARDSON, G., 2014. The accessibility and acceptability of self-management support interventions for men with long-term conditions: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. BMC Public Health, 14, 1230
    Background: Self-management support interventions can improve health outcomes, but their impact is limited by the numbers of people able or willing to access them. Men’s attendance at existing self-management support services ...
  • Accountability and not-for-profit organisations: implications of an international financial reporting framework. 

    Crawford, Louise; Morgan, Gareth G.; Cordery, Carolyn J. (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/faam.12146, 2017-11-23)
    CRAWFORD, L., MORGAN, G.G. and CORDERY, C.J. 2017. Accountability and not-for-profit organisations: implications of an international financial reporting framework. Financial accountability and management [online], 34(2), pages 181-205. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/faam.12146
    This paper provides empirical evidence which informs contemporary debates on developing international financial reporting standards for not-for-profit organisations (NPOs) (CCAB, 2013a,b; IFRS Foundation, 2015). Drawing ...
  • Accumulation and detoxication responses of the gastropod Lymnaea stagnalis to single and combined exposures to natural (cyanobacteria) and anthropogenic (the herbicide RoundUp® Flash) stressors. 

    Lance, Emilie; Desprat, Julia; Holbech, Bente Frost; Gérard, Claudia; Bormans, Myriam; Lawton, Linda A.; Edwards, Christine; Wiegand, Claudia (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.05.024, 2016-05-23)
    LANCE, E., DESPRAT, J., HOLBECH, B.F., GERARD, C., BORMANS, M., LAWTON, L.A., EDWARDS, C. and WIEGAND, C. 2016.Accumulation and detoxication responses of the gastropod lymnaea stagnalis to single and combined exposures to natural (cyanobacteria) and anthropogenic (the herbicide RoundUp® Flash) stressors. Aquatic toxicology [online], 177, pages 116-124. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.05.024
    Freshwater gastropods are increasingly exposed to multiple stressors in the field such as the herbicide glyphosate in Roundup formulations and cyanobacterial blooms either producing or not producing microcystins (MCs), ...
  • Achieving high strength and ductility in magnesium alloys via densely hierarchical double contraction nanotwins. 

    Fu, Hui; Ge, Bincheng; Xin, Yunchang; Wu, Ruizhi; Fernandez, Carlos; Huang, Jianyu; Peng, Qiuming (ACS https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02641, 2017-08-31)
    FU, H., GE, B., XIN, Y., WU, R., FERNANDEZ, C., HUANG, J. and PENG, Q. 2017. Achieving high strength and ductility in magnesium alloys via densely hierarchical double contraction nanotwins. Nano letters [online], 17(10), pages 6117-6124. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02641
    Light-weight magnesium alloys with high strength are especially desirable for the applications in transportation, aerospace, electronic components, and implants owing to their high stiffness, abundant raw materials, and ...
  • Acoustic emission method for defect detection and identification in carbon steel welded joints. 

    Droubi, Mohamad Ghazi; Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Orr, Fraser; Steel, John A.; El-Shaib, Mohamed (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2017.03.012, 2017-03-23)
    DROUBI, M.G., FAISAL, N.H., ORR, F., STEEL, J.A. and EL-SHAIB, M. 2017. Acoustic emission method for defect detection and identification in carbon steel welded joints. Journal of constructional steel research [online], 134, pages 28-37. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2017.03.012.
    Detecting welding defects in industrial equipment (welded joints and built-up structures) is a key aspect in evaluating the probability of failure in different situations. Acoustic emission (AE) is an effective non-destructive ...
  • Acoustic emission method to study fracture (Mode-I, II) and residual strength characteristics in composite-to-metal and metal-to-metal adhesively bonded joints. 

    Droubi, Mohamad Ghazi; Stuart, Alan; Mowat, John J.; Nobel, Craig; Prathuru, Anil Kumar; Faisal, Nadimul Haque (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/00218464.2017.1278696, 2017-01-12)
    DROUBI, M.G., STUART, A., MOWAT, J., NOBLE, C., PRATHURU, A.K. and FAISAL, N.H. 2017. Acoustic emission method to study fracture (Mode-I, II) and residual strength characteristics in composite-to-metal and metal-to-metal adhesively bonded joints. Journal of adhesion [online], 94(5), pages 347-386. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/00218464.2017.1278696
    Failure behaviour of two types of adhesively bonded joints (composite-to-metal, metal-to-metal) has been studied under failure modes (Mode I: double cantilever beam (DCB) and Mode II: three-point end notch flexures (3-ENF)) ...
  • Activity of bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives agains trypanosoma brucei. 

    Graca, Nuno A.G.; Gaspar, Luis; Costa, David M.; Loureiro, Ines; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul; Ramos, Isbaal; Roura, Meritxell; Pruvost, Alain; Pemberton, Ian K.; Loukil, Hadjer; MacDougall, Jane; Tavares, Joana; Cordeiro-da-Silva, Anabela (American Society for Microbiology https://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.02490-15, 2016-01-19)
    GRACA, N.A.G., GASPAR, L, COSTA, D.M., LOUREIRO, I., KONG THOO-LIN, P., RAMOS, I., ROURA, M., PRUVOST, A., PEMBERTON, I.K., LOUKIL, H., MACDOUGALL, J., TAVARES, J. and CORDEIRO-DA-SILVA, A. 2016. Activity of bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives agains trypanosoma brucei. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy [online], 60(4), pages 2532-2536. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.02490-15
    Current treatments for African trypanosomiasis are either toxic, costly, difficult to administer, or prone to elicit resistance. This study evaluated the activity of bisnaphthalimidopropyl (BNIP) derivatives against ...
  • Actors of the common interest? The Brussels offices of the regions. 

    Greenwood, Justin (Taylor & Francis. http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/07036337.2011.579749, 2011-07)
    GREENWOOD, J., 2011. Actors of the common interest? The Brussels offices of the regions. Journal of European Integration, 33 (4), pp. 437-451.
    The absence of a formal place in representative democracy at EU level casts sub-national authorities more as actors of EU participatory democracy. Where they have specific interests to pursue their Brussels offices act ...
  • Acute dietary zinc deficiency in rats exacerbates myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion injury through depletion of glutathione. 

    Skene, Karen; Walsh, Sarah K.; Okafor, Oronne; Godsman, Nadine; Barrows, Charlotte; Meier, Philip; Gordon, Margaret J.; Beattie, John H.; Wainwright, Cherry L.
    SKENE, K., WALSH, S.K., OKAFOR, O., GODSMAN, N., BARROWS, C., MEIER, P., GORDON, M.J., BEATTIE, J.H. and WAINWRIGHT, C.L. [2019]. Acute dietary zinc deficiency in rats exacerbates myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion injury through depletion of glutathione. British journal of nutrition [online], (accepted).
    Zinc (Zn) plays an important role in maintaining the anti-oxidant status within the heart and helps to counter the acute redox stress that occurs during myocardial ischaemia and reperfusion. Individuals with low zinc (Zn) ...
  • Adapt and thrive. 

    Cunningham, James (Wilmington Group PLC http://www.privateclientadviser.co.uk/feature/family/adapt-and-thrive, 2014-11)
    CUNNINGHAM, J., 2014. Adapt and thrive. Private Client Advisor, 20 (1), pp. 16-19.
    Family businesses are unique, peculiar and without question set-aside from non-family rivals. Dealing with them can be an emotional rollercoaster for both practitioner and client. The academic discussion surrounding family ...
  • Adaptable buildings for sustainable built environment. 

    Manewa, Anupa; Siriwardena, Mohan; Ross, Andrew; Madanayake, Upeksha (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2014-0053, 2016-05-03)
    MANEWA, A., SIRIWARDENA, M., ROSS, A. and MADANAYAKE, U. 2016. Adaptable buildings for sustainable built environment. Built environment project and asset management [online], 6(2) Suppl 1, pages 139-158. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2014-0053.
    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to explore the ability of 'adaptable buildings' to respond to future potential built environment changes in sustainable way. Design/methodology/approach - A detailed literature review ...
  • Adaptation challenges for healthcare infrastructure in a changing climate. 

    Wilson, Grant; Kishk, Mohammed (Swedish Science Pioneers. http://dx.doi.org/10.13183%2Fjcrg.v2i1.26, 2013-04)
    WILSON, G. and KISHK, M., 2013. Adaptation challenges for healthcare infrastructure in a changing climate. Journal of Clinical Research & Governance, 2 (1), pp. 3-9.
    The paper aims to discuss the relationships between the phenomenon of climate change, and the requirement for adaptation for healthcare infrastructure. It discusses the climate change debate, and demonstrates the linkages ...