Recent Submissions

  • Heterogeneous Ti3SiC2@C-containing Na2Ti7O15 architecture for high-performance sodium storage at elevated temperatures. 

    Zou, Guodong; Zhang, Qingrui; Fernandez, Carlos; Huang, Gang; Huang, Jianyu; Peng, Qiuming (American Chemical Society https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.7b05559, 2017-11-15)
    ZOU, G., ZHANG, Q., FERNANDEZ, C., HUANG, G., HUANG, J. and PENG, Q. 2017. Heterogeneous Ti3SiC2@C-containing Na2Ti7O15 architecture for high-performance sodium storage at elevated temperatures. ACS nano [online], 11(2), pages 12219-12229. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.7b05559
    Rational design of heterogeneous electrode materials with hierarchical architecture is a potential approach to significantly improve their energy densities. Herein, we report a tailored microwave-assisted synthetic strategy ...
  • ‘I can step outside my comfort zone.' 

    McFadyen, Morag C. E.; Diack, Lesley (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy5040059, 2017-10-22)
    MCFADYEN, M.C.E. and DIACK, L. 2017. ‘I can step outside my comfort zone.' Pharmacy [online], 5(4), article ID 59. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy5040059
    On embarking upon such a multifactorial, professional degree as Pharmacy, students often find it difficult to meld the scientific- and practice-based components of the course. In final year of the undergraduate Masters of ...
  • Bioindicators assessing water quality and environmental impacts of water treatment plant sludge. 

    Abreu da Costa, Talitha R. Alves; Weber, Olmar Baller; Pestana, Carlos J.; Capelo-Neto, Jose (INDERSCIENCE https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESD.2017.10001350, 2016-11-18)
    ABREU DA COSTA, T.R.A., WEBER, O.B., PESTANA, C.J. and CAPELO-NETO, J. 2017. Bioindicators assessing water quality and environmental impacts of water treatment plant sludge. International journal of environment and sustainable development [online], 16(1), pages 25-42. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESD.2017.10001350
    This study had as objectives to assess water quality using macroinvertebrate communities in Gaviao artificial reservoir (Brazil), used to supply potable water to 2.5 million people, and to evaluate how these organisms ...
  • Assessing the multidimensional relationship between medication beliefs and adherence in older adults with hypertension using polynomial regression. 

    Dillon, Paul; Phillips, L. Alison; Gallagher, Paul; Smith, Susan M.; Stewart, Derek C.; Cousins, Grainne (OUP https://doi.org/10.1093/abm/kax016, 2018-01-11)
    DILLON, P., PHILLIPS, L.A., GALLAGHER, P., SMITH, S.M., STEWART, D., COUSINS, G. 2018. Assessing the multidimensional relationship between medication beliefs and adherence in older adults with hypertension using polynomial regression. Annals of behavioral medicine [online], Advanced Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/abm/kax016
    Background: - The Necessity-Concerns Framework (NCF) is a multidimensional theory describing the relationship between patients' positive and negative evaluations of their medication which interplay to influence adherence. ...
  • Zinc-modified nanotransporter of doxorubicin for targeted prostate cancer delivery. 

    Skalickova, Sylvie; Loffelmann, Martin; Gargulak, Michael; Kepinska, Marta; Docekalova, Michaela; Uhlirova, Dagmar; Stankova, Martina; Fernandez, Carlos; Milnerowicz, Halina; Ruttkay-Nedecky, Branislav; Kizek, Rene (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/nano7120435, 2017-12-08)
    SKALICKOVA, S., LOFFELMANN, M., GARGULAK, M., KEPINSKA, M., DOCEKALOVA, M., UHLIROVA, D., STANKOVA, M., FERNANDEZ, C., MILNEROWICZ, H., RUTTKAY-NEDECKY, B. and KIZEK, R. 2017. Zinc-modified nanotransporter of doxorubicin for targeted prostate cancer delivery. Nanomaterials [online], 7(12), article ID 435. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/nano7120435
    This work investigated the preparation of chitosan nanoparticles used as carriers for doxorubicin for targeted cancer delivery. Prepared nanocarriers were stabilized and functionalized via zinc ions incorporated into the ...
  • The experiences and beliefs of older people in Scottish very sheltered housing about using multi-compartment compliance aids. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; Gibson-Smith, Kathrine; MacLeod, Joan; Strath, Alison; Paudyal, Vibhu; Forbes-McKay, Katrina
    STEWART, D., GIBSON-SMITH, K., MACLEOD, J., STRATH, A., PAUDYAL, V. and FORBES-MCKAY, K. [2018]. The experiences and beliefs of older people in Scottish very sheltered housing about using multi-compartment compliance aids. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-017-0580-x
    The aim was to describe the experiences and beliefs of older people surrounding the use of MCAs, with emphasis on issues of personalisation, reablement, shared decision-making, independence and support. This was a qualitative ...
  • Pregnancy, prescription medicines and the potential risk of herb-drug interactions: a cross-sectional survey. 

    McLay, James S.; Izzati, Naila; Pallivalapila, Abdul R.; Shetty, Ashalatha; Pande, Binita; Rore, Craig; Al Hail, Moza; Stewart, Derek C. (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-017-2052-1, 2017-12-19)
    MCLAY, J.S., IZZATI, N., PALLIVALAPILA, A.R., SHETTY, A., PANDE, B., RORE, C., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D. 2017. Pregnancy, prescription medicines and the potential risk of herb-drug interactions: a cross-sectional survey. BMC complementary and alternative medicine [online], 17, article ID 543. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-017-2052-1
    Background: - Pregnant women are routinely prescribed medicines while self-medicating with herbal natural products to treat predominantly pregnancy related conditions. The aim of this study was to assess the potential for ...
  • Development and single-laboratory validation of a UHPLC-MS/MS method for quantitation of microcystins and nodularin in natural water, cyanobacteria, shellfish and algal supplement tablet powders. 

    Turner, Andrew D.; Waack, Julia; Lewis, Adam; Edwards, Christine; Lawton, Linda A. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchromb.2017.12.032, 2017-12-28)
    TURNER, A.D., WAACK, J., LEWIS, A., EDWARDS, C. and LAWTON, L. 2017. Development and single-laboratory validation of a UHPLC-MS/MS method for quantitation of microcystins and nodularin in natural water, cyanobacteria, shellfish and algal supplement tablet powders. Journal of chromatography B [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchromb.2017.12.032
    A simple, rapid UHPLC-MS/MS method has been developed and optimised for the quantitation of microcystins and nodularin in wide variety of sample matrices. Microcystin analogues targeted were MC-LR, MC-RR, MC-LA, MC-LY, ...
  • A modified Delphi study to determine the level of consensus across the European Union on the structures, processes and desired outcomes of the management of polypharmacy in older people. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; Gibson-Smith, Kathrine; MacLure, Katie; Mair, Alpana; Alonso, Albert; Codina, Carles; Cittadini, Antonio; Fernandez-Llimos, Fernando; Fleming, Glenda; Gennimata, Dimitra; Gillespie, Ulrika; Harrison, Cathy; Junius-Walker, Ulrika; Kardas, Przemyslaw; Kempen, Thomas; Kinnear, Moira; Lewek, Pawel; Malva, Joao; McIntosh, Jennifer; Scullin, Claire; Wiese, Birgitt (Public Library of Science https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188348, 2017-11-20)
    STEWART, D., GIBSON-SMITH, K., MACLURE, K., MAIR, A., ALONSO, A., CODINA, C., CITTADINI, A., FERNANDEZ-LLIMOS, F., FLEMING, G., GENNIMATA, D., GILLESPIE, U., HARRISON, C., JUNIUS-WALKER, U., KARDAS, P., KEMPEN, T., KINNEAR, M., LEWEK, P., MALVA, J., MCINTOSH, J., SCULLIN, C. and WIESE, B. 2017. A modified Delphi study to determine the level of consensus across the European Union on the structures, processes and desired outcomes of the management of polypharmacy in older people. PLoS ONE [online], 12(11), e0188348. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188348
    Background:- Inappropriate use of multiple medicines (inappropriate polypharmacy) is a major challenge in older people with consequences of increased prevalence and severity of adverse drug reactions and interactions, and ...
  • Synthesis, characterisation and in vitro evaluation of novel thiolated derivatives of polyallylamine and quaternised polyallylamine. 

    Ibie, Chidinma O.; Thompson, Colin J.; Knott, Rachel M. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s00396-015-3561-4, 2015-03-24)
    IBIE, C.O., THOMPSON, C.J. and KNOTT, R. 2015. Synthesis, characterisation and in vitro evaluation of novel thiolated derivatives of polyallylamine and quaternised polyallylamine. Colloid and polymer science [online], 293(6), pages 1737-1748. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00396-015-3561-4
    Polyallylamine (Paa) was quaternised by methylation of its primary amines using methyl iodide to yield quaternised Paa (QPaa). Average level of polymer quaternisation was determined by elemental analysis and was found to ...
  • In-vitro evaluation of the effect of polymer structure on uptake of novel polymer-insulin polyelectrolyte complexes by human epithelial cells. 

    Ibie, Chidinma O.; Knott, Rachel M.; Thompson, Colin J. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2014.12.058, 2014-12-27)
    IBIE, C., KNOTT, R. and THOMPSON, C.J. 2015. In-vitro evaluation of the effect of polymer structure on uptake of novel polymer-insulin polyelectrolyte complexes by human epithelial cells. International journal of pharmaceutics [online], 479(1), pages 103-117. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2014.12.058
    The biocompatibility and cellular uptake of polymer, insulin polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs) prepared using polyallylamine-based polymers was evaluated in-vitro using Caco-2 cell monolayers as a predictive model for human ...
  • Novel vanillin derivatives: synthesis, anti-oxidant, DNA and cellular protection properties. 

    Scipioni, Matteo; Kay, Graeme; Megson, Ian; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmech.2017.11.072, 2017-12-02)
    SCIPIONI, M., KAY, G., MEGSON, I. and KONG THOO LIN, P. 2017. Novel vanillin derivatives: synthesis, anti-oxidant, DNA and cellular protection properties. European journal of medicinal chemistry [online], 143, pages 745-754. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmech.2017.11.072
    Antioxidants have been the subject of intense research interest mainly due to their beneficial properties associated with human health and wellbeing. Phenolic molecules, such as naturally occurring Resveratrol and Vanillin, ...
  • Users' perceptions of interprofessional collaborative care during their cancer journeys'. 

    Joseph, Sundari Catherine; Barnard, S.; Macduff, Colin; Moffat, M.; Walker, P.; Diack, Lesley (eSciRes https://doi.org/10.0000/JHSE.1000122, 2017-11-14)
    JOSEPH, S., BARNARD, S., MACDUFF, C., MOFFAT, M., WALKER, P. and DIACK, L. 2017. Users' perceptions of interprofessional collaborative care during their cancer journeys'. Journal of health science and education [online], 1(3), pages 1-11. Available from: http://escires.com/articles/Health-1-122.pdf
    Purpose: The study aimed to construct narratives of journeys that cancer patients and their families experience and to investigate participants' perceptions of related interagency collaboration spanning any engagements ...
  • Monitoring content of cadmium, calcium, copper, iron, lead, magnesium and manganese in tea leaves by electrothermal and flame atomizer atomic absorption spectrometry 

    Prkic, Ante; Juric, Antonija; Giljanovic, Josipa; Politeo, Nives; Sokol, Vesna; Boskovic, Perica; Brkljaca, Mia; Stipisic, Angela; Fernandez, Carlos; Vukusic, Tina (De Gruyter https://doi.org/10.1515/chem-2017-0023, 2017-08-16)
    PRKIC, A., JURIC, A., GILJANOVIC, J., POLITEO, N., SOKOL, V., BOSKOVIC, P., BRKLJACA, M., STIPISIC, A., FERNANDEZ, C. and VUKUSIC, T. 2017. Monitoring content of cadmium, calcium, copper, iron, lead, magnesium and manganese in tea leaves by electrothermal and flame atomizer atomic absorption spectrometry. Open chemistry [online], 15(1), pages 200-207. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1515/chem-2017-0023
    Due to the simplicity of tea preparation (pouring hot water onto different dried herbs) and its high popularity as a beverage, monitoring and developing a screening methodology for detecting the metal content is very ...
  • Combining stable isotopes with contamination indicators: A method for improved investigation of nitrate sources and dynamics in aquifers with mixed nitrogen inputs. 

    Minet, Eddy P.; Goodhue, R.; Meier-Augenstein, Wolfram; Kalin, R. M.; Fenton, O.; Richards, K. G.; Coxon, Catherine E. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2017.07.041, 2017-07-18)
    MINET, E.P., GOODHUE, R., MEIER-AUGENSTEIN, W., KALIN, R.M., FENTON, O., RICHARDS, K.G. and COXON, C.E. 2017. Combining stable isotopes with contamination indicators: A method for improved investigation of nitrate sources and dynamics in aquifers with mixed nitrogen inputs. Water research [online], 124, pages 85-96. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2017.07.041
    Excessive nitrate (NO3−) concentration in groundwater raises health and environmental issues that must be addressed by all European Union (EU) member states under the Nitrates Directive and the Water Framework Directive. ...
  • Enhanced and durable electrocatalytic performance of thin layer PtRu bimetallic alloys on Pd-nanocubes for methanol oxidation reactions. 

    Yousaf, Ammar Bin; Imran, Muhammad; Kasak, Peter; Zavahir, Fathima Sifani; Zaidi, Syed Javaid; Fernandez, Carlos (Royal Society of Chemistry https://doi.org/10.1039/c7cy00923b, 2017-06-19)
    YOUSAF, A.B., IMRAN, M., KASAK, P., ZAVAHIR, F.S., ZAIDI, S.J. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2017. Enhanced and durable electrocatalytic performance of thin layer PtRu bimetallic alloys on Pd-nanocubes for methanol oxidation reactions. Catalysis science and technology [online], 7(15), pages 3283-3290. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1039/c7cy00923b
    As a renewable and promising energy devices, direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs) have attracted a wide range of interest in recent years. The design of electrocatalysts highly influences the performance of DMFCs systems. ...
  • Tungsten-molybdenum oxide nanowires/reduced graphene oxide nanocomposite with enhanced and durable performance for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction. 

    Imran, Muhammad; Yousaf, Ammar Bin; Zaidi, Syed Javaid; Fernandez, Carlos (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.02.152, 2017-03-18)
    IMRAN, M., YOUSAF, A.B., ZAIDI, S.J. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2017. Tungsten-molybdenum oxide nanowires/reduced graphene oxide nanocomposite with enhanced and durable performance for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction. International journal of hydrogen energy [online], 42(12), pages 8130-8138. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.02.152
    Hydrogen has attracted huge interest globally as a durable, environmentally safe and renewable fuel. Electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is one of the most promising methods for large scale hydrogen production, ...
  • The analysis and fabrication of a novel tin-nickel mixed salt electrolytic coloured processing and the performance of coloured films for Al-12.7Si-0.7Mg alloy in acidic and alkali corrosive environments. 

    Shang, Yan; Liu, Changsheng; Fernandez, Carlos; Rajendran, L.; Kirthiga, M.; Wang, Yuhong; Niu, Dun; Liu, Dongdong; Wang, Linshan (Korean Society for Precision Engineering/Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s12541-017-0011-x, 2017-01-10)
    SHANG, Y., LIU, C., FERNANDEZ, C., RAJENDRAN, L., KIRTHIGA, M., WANG, Y., NIU, D., LIU, D. and WANG, L. 2017. The analysis and fabrication of a novel tin-nickel mixed salt electrolytic coloured processing and the performance of coloured films for Al-12.7Si-0.7Mg alloy in acidic and alkali corrosive environments. International journal of precision engineering and manufacturing [online], 18(1), pages 93-98. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12541-017-0011-x
    We present for the first time the analysis and fabrication of a novel Tin-Nickel mixed salt electrolytic coloured processing and the performance of coloured films for Al-12.7Si-0.7Mg alloy. This alloy is a novel alloy ...
  • Nasopharyngeal metagenomic deep sequencing data, Lancaster, UK, 2014-2015. 

    Atkinson, Kate V.; Bishop, Lisa A.; Rhodes, Glenn; Salez, Nicolas; McEwan, Neil R.; Hegarty, Matthew J.; Robey, Julie; Harding, Nicola; Wetherell, Simon; Lauder, Robert M.; Pickup, Roger W.; Wilkinson, Mark; Gatherer, Derek (Nature Publishing Group https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2017.161, 2017-10-24)
    ATKINSON, K.V., BISHOP, L.A., RHODES, G., SALEZ, N., MCEWAN, N.R., HEGARTY, M.J., ROBEY, J., HARDING, N., WETHERELL, S., LAUDER, R.M., PICKUP, R.W., WILKINSON, M. and GATHERER, D. 2017. Nasopharyngeal metagenomic deep sequencing data, Lancaster, UK, 2014-2015. Scientific data [online], 4, article No. 170161. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2017.161
    Nasopharyngeal swabs were taken from volunteers attending a general medical practice and a general hospital in Lancaster, UK, and at Lancaster University, in the winter of 2014–2015. 51 swabs were selected based on high ...
  • Effects of temperature and salinity on the production of cell biomass, chlorophyll-a and intra- and extracellular nodularins (NOD) and nodulopeptin 901 produced by Nodularia spumigena KAC 66. 

    Hameed, Shaista; Lawton, Linda A.; Edwards, Christine; Khan, Ajmal; Farooq, Umar; Khan, Farhan A. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s10811-017-1115-5, 2017-03-18)
    HAMEED, S., LAWTON, L.A., EDWARDS, C., KHAN, A., FAROOQ, U. and KHAN, F.A. 2017. Effects of temperature and salinity on the production of cell biomass, chlorophyll-a and intra- and extracellular nodularins (NOD) and nodulopeptin 901 produced by Nodularia spumigena KAC 66. Journal of applied phycology [online], 29(4), pages 1801-1810. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10811-017-1115-5
    Nodularia spumigena is one of the dominant toxic cyanobacteria which produce blooms in the Baltic Sea, a brackish water body, particularly in late summer. Nodularia spp. are known to produce hepatotoxic nodularins (NODs) ...

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