Recent Submissions

  • Challenges of motivating postgraduate built environment online teaching and learning practice workgroups to adopt innovation. 

    Moore, David R.; Fisher, Toni (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/15578771.2017.1356400, 2017-09-07)
    MOORE, D. R. and FISHER, T. 2017. Challenges of motivating postgraduate built environment online teaching and learning practice workgroups to adopt innovation. International journal of construction education and research [online], 13(3), pages 225-247. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/15578771.2017.1356400
    Successful implementation of teaching and learning (T&L) innovation within an e-learning context in higher education institutions involves overcoming challenges. A key component of success in this regard is the level of ...
  • Preparing the dietetic workforce of the future: developing innovative placements in social care settings. 

    Mackenzie, Myra; Newman, Evelyn (National Association of Educators in Practice https://doi.org/10.18552/ijpblhsc.v5i1.389, 2017-07-31)
    MACKENZIE, M. and NEWMAN, E. 2017. Preparing the dietetic workforce of the future: developing innovative placements in social care settings. International journal of practice-based learning in health and social care [online], 5(1), pages 65-76. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18552/ijpblhsc.v5i1.389
    Practice placements are key to the training of an allied health professional, supporting the integration of theoretical and practical knowledge, allowing the development of key skills and enculturation to a professional ...
  • Oil based drilling fluid waste: an overview on highly reported but less explored sink for environmentally persistent pollutants. 

    Siddique, Shohel; Kwoffie, Lorraine; Addae-Afoakwa, Kofi; Yates, Kyari; Njuguna, James (IOP https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/195/1/012008, 2017-05-11)
    SIDDIQUE, S., KWOFFIE, L., ADDAE-AFOAKWA, K., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Oil based drilling fluid waste: an overview on highly reported but less explored sink for environmentally persistent pollutants. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 195: proceedings of the 3rd structural nano composites conference (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-15 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK, article ID 012008. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/195/1/012008
    Operational discharges of spent drilling fluid, produced water, and accumulated drill cuttings from oil and gas industry are a continuous point source of environmental pollution. To meet the strict environmental standard ...
  • DNA profiling of sperm cells by using micromanipulation and whole genome amplification. 

    Theunissen, Glenn M. G.; Rolf, Burkhard; Gibb, Andrew; Jager, Richard (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigss.2017.09.183, 2017-09-25)
    THEUNISSEN, G.M.G., ROLF, B., GIBB, A. and JAGER, R. 2017. DNA profiling of sperm cells by using micromanipulation and whole genome amplification. Forensic science international: genetics supplement series [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigss.2017.09.183
    The differential extraction method is based on separate lysis of vaginal cells and spermatozoa and was designed to prevent mixed DNA profiles from intimate swabs. However, DNA from the victim can still be present in the ...
  • Facile synthesis of a nickel sulfide (NiS) hierarchical flower for the electrochemical oxidation of H2O2 and the methanol oxidation reaction (MOR). 

    Zhang, Jingchao; Xu, Chunying; Zhang, Daojun; Zhao, Jingli; Zheng, Shuxian; Su, Huimin; Wei, Feifei; Yuan, Baiqing; Fernandez, Carlos (ECS https://doi.org/10.1149/2.0221704jes, 2017-01-24)
    ZHANG, J., XU, C., ZHANG, D., ZHAO, J., ZHENG, S., SU, H., WEI, F., YUAN, B. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2017. Facile synthesis of a nickel sulfide (NiS) hierarchical flower for the electrochemical oxidation of H2O2 and the methanol oxidation reaction (MOR). Journal of the electrochemical society [online], 164(4), pages B92-B96. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1149/2.0221704jes
    The synthesis of a novel hierarchical flower-like NiS via a solvothermal method for the electrochemcial oxidation of H2O2 on a carbon paste electrode with high catalytic activity for the (MOR) in an alkaline medium has ...
  • Use of a three dimensional porcine retinal explant model to detect HIF1 alpha for understanding diabetic retinopathy. 

    Iwuagwu, Benedicta; Cruickshank, Stuart F.; Rowe, Iain; Knott, Rachel M. (ASBMB https://www.asbmb.org/meeting2017/, 2017-04-22)
    IWUAGWU, B.U., CRUICKSHANK, S.F., ROWE, I. and KNOTT, R.M. 2017. Use of a three dimensional porcine retinal explant model to detect HIF1 alpha for understanding diabetic retinopathy. Presented at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting (ASBMB 2017), 22-26 April 2017, Chicaco, USA.
    Diabeticretinopathy (DR) is a major microvascular complication associated with diabetes mellitus and is a leading cause of blindness. Hypoxia and hyperglycemia are suggested to play crucial pathophysiological roles, but ...
  • Polypharmacy management by 2030: a patient safety challenge. 

    Mair, Alpana; Fernandez-Llimos, Fernando; Alonso, Albert; Harrison, Cathy; Hurding, Simon; Kempen, Thomas; Kinnear, Moira; Michael, Nils; McIntosh, Jennifer; Wilson, Martin; SIMPATHY Consortium (SIMPATHY Consortium http://www.simpathy.eu/resources/publications/simpathy-project-reference-book, 2017-04-30)
    MAIR, A., FERNANDES-LLIMOS, F., ALONSO, A., HARRISON, C., HURDING, S., KEMPEN, T., KINNEAR, M., MICHAEL, N., MCINTOSH, J., WILSON, M. and the SIMPATHY consortium. 2017. Polypharmacy management by 2030: a patient safety challenge. Edinburgh: SIMPATHY CONSORTIUM [online]. Available from: http://www.simpathy.eu/resources/publications/simpathy-project-reference-book
    The SIMPATHY (Stimulating Innovation Management of Polypharmacy and Adherence in The Elderly) consortium have explored how healthcare management programmes can be implemented to improve medication safety and prevent patient ...
  • Aggregation of Staphylococcus aureus following treatment with the antibacterial flavonol galangin. 

    Cushnie, T. P. Tim; Hamilton, V. E. S.; Chapman, D. G.; Taylor, P. W.; Lamb, Andrew (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2672.2007.03393.x, 2007-06-13)
    CUSHNIE, T.P.T., HAMILTON, V.E.S., CHAPMAN, D.G., TAYLOR, P.W. and LAMB, A.J. 2007. Aggregation of Staphylococcus aureus following treatment with the antibacterial flavonol galangin. Journal of applied microbiology [online], 103(5), pages 1562-1567. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2672.2007.03393.x
    The flavonol galangin, an antimicrobial constituent of the traditional medicines propolis and Helichrysum aureonitens, is being assessed as part of an ongoing investigation into the antibacterial activity of flavonoids. ...
  • Roadmap for investigating epigenome deregulation and environmental origins of cancer. 

    Herceg, Zdenko; Ghantous, Akram; Wild, Christopher P.; Sklias, Athena; Casati, Lavinia; Duthie, Susan J.; Fry, Rebecca; Issa, Jean-Pierre; Kellermayer, Richard; Koturbash, Igor; Kondo, Yukata; Lepeule, Johanna; Lima, Sheila C. S.; Marsit, Carmen J.; Rakyan, Vardhman; Saffery, Richard; Taylor, Jack A.; Teschendorff, Andrew E.; Ushijima, Toshikazu; Vineis, Paolo; Walker, Cheryl Lyn; Waterland, Robert A.; Wiemels, Joe; Ambatipudi, Srikant; Esposti, Davide Degli; Hernandez-Vargas, Hector (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.31014, 2017-08-24)
    HERCEG, Z., GHANTOUS, A., WILD, C.P., SKLIAS, A., CASATI, L., DUTHIE, S.J., FRY, R., ISSA, J.-P., KELLERMAYER, R., KOTURBASH, I., KONDO, Y., LEPEULE, J., LIMA, S.C.S., MARSIT, C.J., RAKYAN, V., SAFFERY, R., TAYLOR, J.A., TESCHENDORFF, A.E., USHIJIMA, T., VINEIS, P., WALKER, C.L., WATERLAND, R.A., WIEMELS, J., AMBATIPUDI, S., ESPOSTI, D.D. and HERNANDEZ-VARGAS, H. 2017. Roadmap for investigating epigenome deregulation and environmental origins of cancer. International journal of cancer [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.31014
    The interaction between the (epi)genetic makeup of an individual and his/her environmental exposure record (exposome) is accepted as a determinant factor for a significant proportion of human malignancies. Recent evidence ...
  • The hyponatremia epidemic: a frontier too far? 

    Drake-Holland, Angela J.; Noble, Mark I. M. (Frontiers Media https://doi.org/10.3389/fcvm.2016.00035, 2016-10-07)
    DRAKE-HOLLAND, A.J. and NOBLE, M.I.M. 2016. The hyponatremia epidemic: a frontier too far? Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine [online], 3, pages 1-4. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fcvm.2016.00035
    Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte abnormality and is often neglected, especially in elderly and seemingly terminal patients. Hyponatremia can be asymptomatic or can cause symptoms ranging from nausea and lethargy ...
  • Evaluating pharmacist input into the pharmaceutical care of patients in dispensing medical practices in remote and rural areas of Scotland. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; Anthony, Breda; Morrison, Clare; MacRae, Yvonne; Dixon, Lucy; Friel, Emer; Yoong, Evelyn; Cunningham, Scott; MacLure, Katie (OUP https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmx014, 2017-03-08)
    STEWART, D., ANTHONY, B., MORRISON, C., MACRAE, Y., DIXON, L., FRIEL, E., YOONG, E., CUNNINGHAM, S. and MACLURE, K. 2017. Evaluating pharmacist input into the pharmaceutical care of patients in dispensing medical practices in remote and rural areas of Scotland. Family practice [online], 34(4), pages 491-499. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmx014
    Background. - The Highlands and the Western Isles are the two most remote and rural areas of Scotland, with many medical practices in areas where pharmacies would not be viable. Recent regulations state that that dispensing ...
  • Circulating levels of angiogenesis-related growth factors in breast cancer: a study to profile proteins responsible for tubule formation. 

    Barron, Gemma A.; Goua, Marie; Wahle, Klaus; Bermano, Giovanna (Spandidos Publications https://doi.org/10.3892/or.2017.5803, 2017-07-11)
    BARRON, G.A., GOUA, M., WAHLE, K.W.J. and BERMANO, G. 2017. Circulating levels of angiogenesis-related growth factors in breast cancer: a study to profile proteins responsible for tubule formation. Oncology reports [online], 38(3), pages 1886-1894. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3892/or.2017.5803
    The present study exploited a versatile in vitro endothelial cell/fibroblast co-culture cell system to investigate the association between angiogenesis and breast cancer by comparing the capacity of plasma from women with ...
  • Uptake and depuration of cyanotoxins in the common blue mussel Mytilus edulis. 

    Waack, Julia (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2017-06-01)
    WAACK, J. 2017. Uptake and depuration of cyanotoxins in the common blue mussel Mytilus edulis. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Cyanobacteria produce a variety of secondary metabolites which possess amongst others antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Being primary producers they are also a vital component within the food web. However, ...
  • A photocatalytic impeller reactor for gas phase heterogeneous photocatalysis. 

    Tokode, Oluwatosin; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Lawton, Linda A.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2017.07.068, 2017-07-29)
    TOKODE, O., PRABHU, R., LAWTON, L.A. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2017. A photocatalytic impeller reactor for gas phase heterogeneous photocatalysis. Journal of environmental chemical engineering [online], 5(4), pages 3942-3948. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2017.07.068
    A novel photocatalytic reactor based on a stirred tank configuration has been described. This reactor employs the use of photocatalytic impellers to aid the mass transport of gaseous organic compounds during photocatalytic ...
  • Hypoxia-induced responses of porcine pulmonary veins. 

    Arnold, Amy (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2017-01-01)
    ARNOLD, A. 2017. Hypoxia-induced responses of porcine pulmonary veins. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The pulmonary vein (PV) constricts to hypoxia however little is known about the underlying mechanisms. Hypoxic PV constriction is proposed to recruit upstream capillary beds and optimise gas exchange in healthy humans and ...
  • Pharmacy’s perspectives of interprofessional education and collaborative practice: an investigative study in Qatar and the Middle East 

    El-Awaisi, Alla (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2017-05-01)
    EL-AWAISI, A. 2017. Pharmacy’s perspectives of interprofessional education and collaborative practice: an investigative study in Qatar and the Middle East. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The need to incorporate interprofessional education (IPE) as part of any healthcare profession curricula is growing in an approach to prepare a collaborative practice-ready workforce. Pharmacy students should be equipped ...
  • Thermally triggered theranostics for pancreatic cancer therapy. 

    Malekigorji, Maryam; Alfahad, Mohanad; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul; Jones, Stefanie; Curtis, Anthony D. M.; Hoskins, Clare (Royal Society of Chemistry https://doi.org/10.1039/c7nr02751f, 2017-08-03)
    MALEKIGORJI, M., ALFAHAD, M., KONG THOO LIN, P., JONES, S., CURTIS, A. and HOSKINS, C. 2017. Thermally triggered theranostics for pancreatic cancer therapy. Nanoscale [online], 9(34), pages 12735-12745. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1039/c7nr02751f
    Hybrid iron oxide-gold nanoparticles (HNPs) are capable of drug binding onto their surface with a triggered release at elevated temperatures. The iron oxide core allows for diagnostic imaging whilst heating of the gold ...
  • From policy towards pharmacy practice: a review of the intended use of ehealth in pharmacy in Scotland. 

    MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlpt.2017.07.004, 2017-07-12)
    MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2017. From policy towards pharmacy practice: a review of the intended use of ehealth in pharmacy in Scotland. Health policy and technology [online], 6(3), pages 279-285. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlpt.2017.07.004
    Background Policy-driven ehealth underpins the delivery of healthcare in which pharmacy practice plays an increasingly integral role. As health is a devolved matter within the UK, responsibility for policy development and ...
  • A qualitative case study of ehealth and digital literacy experiences of pharmacy staff. 

    MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.07.001, 2017-07-03)
    MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2017. A qualitative case study of ehealth and digital literacy experiences of pharmacy staff. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.07.001
    Background - eHealth's many forms are benchmarked by the World Health Organization. Scotland is considered an advanced adopter of ehealth. The third global survey on ehealth includes pharmacy-related ehealth indicators. ...
  • Revalorisation of rapeseed pomace extracts: an in vitro study into its anti-oxidant and DNA protective properties. 

    Pohl, Franziska; Goua, Marie; Bermano, Giovanna; Russell, Wendy R.; Scobbie, Lorraine; Maciel, Patricia; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2017.06.129, 2017-06-23)
    POHL, F., GOUA, M., BERMANO, G., RUSSELL, W.R., SCOBBIE, L., MACIEL, P. and KONG THOO LIN, P. 2018. Revalorisation of rapeseed pomace extracts: an in vitro study into its anti-oxidant and DNA protective properties. Food chemistry [online], 239, pages 323-332. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2017.06.129
    Rapeseed pomace (RSP) is a waste product obtained after edible oil production from Brassica napus. Analysis of ubiquitous secondary metabolites in RSP samples (two breeds, harvested in 2012/2014 respectively from North ...

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