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  • The potential use of plant natural products and plant extracts with antioxidant properties for the prevention/treatment of neurodegenerative diseases: in vitro, in vivo and clinical trials. 

    Pohl, Franziska; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23123283, 2018-12-11)
    POHL, F. and KONG THOO LIN, P. 2018. The potential use of plant natural products and plant extracts with antioxidant properties for the prevention/treatment of neurodegenerative diseases: in vitro, in vivo and clinical trials. Molecules [online], 23(12), article ID 3283. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23123283
    Neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease, present a major health issue and financial burden for health care systems around the world. The impact of these ...
  • Enantioselective LC-MS/MS for anthropogenic markers of septic tank discharge. 

    Ramage, Stuart; Camacho-Muñoz, Maria Dolores; Petrie, Bruce (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.12.007, 2018-12-03)
    RAMAGE, S., CAMACHO-MUÑOZ, D. and PETRIE, B. 2019. Enantioselective LC-MS/MS for anthropogenic markers of septic tank discharge. Chemosphere [online], 219, pages 191-201. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.12.007
    Households in rural locations utilize septic tanks for wastewater treatment and can cause surface water contamination. A new methodology was developed to help investigate the role septic tanks play in the dissemination of ...
  • Stereoselective LC-MS/MS methodologies for environmental analysis of chiral pesticides. 

    Petrie, Bruce; Camacho-Muñoz, Maria Dolores; Martin, Julia (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2018.11.010, 2018-11-17)
    PETRIE, B., MUÑOZ, M.D.C. and MARTIN, J. 2019. Stereoselective LC-MS/MS methodologies for environmental analysis of chiral pesticides. Trends in analytical chemistry [online], 110, pages 249-258. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2018.11.010
    Chiral pesticides can exert stereospecific toxicity in contaminated environmental compartments. Therefore, measuring pesticides at the enantiomeric level is essential to assess the risk posed to exposed organisms, including ...
  • The association of sitting time with sarcopenia status and physical performance at baseline and 18-month follow up in the residential aged care setting. 

    Reid, Natasha; Keogh, Justin W. L.; Swinton, Paul Alan; Gardiner, Paul; Henwood, Tim (Human Kinetics https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2017-0204, 2018-07-31)
    REID, N., KEOGH, J.W., SWINTON, P., GARDINER, P.A. and HENWOOD, T.R. 2018. The association of sitting time with sarcopenia status and physical performance at baseline and 18-month follow up in the residential aged care setting. Journal of aging and physical activity [online], 26(3), pages 445-450. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2017-0204
    This study investigated the association of sitting time with sarcopenia and physical performance in residential aged care residents at baseline and 18-month follow-up. Measures included the International Physical Activity ...
  • A rapid method for the detection of sarcosine using SPIONs/Au/CS/SOX/NPs for prostate cancer sensing. 

    Uhlirova, Dagmar; Stankova, Martina; Docekalova, Michaela; Hosnedlova, Bozena; Kepinska, Marta; Ruttkay-Nedecky, Branislav; Ruzicka, Josef; Fernandez, Carlos; Milnerowicz, Halina; Kizek, Rene (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19123722, 2018-11-22)
    UHLIROVA, D., STANKOVA, M., DOCEKALOVA, M., HOSNEDLOVA, B., KEPINSKA, M., RUTTKAY-NEDECKY, B., RUZICKA, J., FERNANDEZ, C., MILNEROWICZ, H. and KIZEK, R. 2018. A rapid method for the detection of sarcosine using SPIONs/Au/CS/SOX/NPs for prostate cancer sensing. International journal of molecular sciences [online], 19(12), article ID 3722. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19123722
    Background: Sarcosine is an amino acid that is formed by methylation of glycine and is present in trace amounts in the body. Increased sarcosine concentrations in blood plasma and urine are manifested in sarcosinemia and ...
  • Inheritance patterns of coat colouration and horn number in Jacob sheep. 

    Anjola, O. A.; McEwan, Neil R. (De Gruyter https://doi.org/10.1515/opag-2018-0040, 2018-11-02)
    ANJOLA, O.A. and MCEWAN, N.R. 2018. Inheritance patterns of coat colouration and horn number in Jacob sheep. Open agriculture [online], 3(1), pages 363-367. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1515/opag-2018-0040
    The allele for black coat colour is dominant relative to the allele for lilac in Jacob sheep and is affected by a single gene locus. The percentage of this colouration, as opposed to white fleece, across the body has a ...
  • A novel endurance prediction method of series connected lithium-ion batteries based on the voltage change rate and iterative calculation. 

    Wang, Shun-Li; Tang, Wu; Fernandez, Carlos; Yu, Chun-Mei; Zou, Chuan-Yun; Zhang, Xiao-Qin (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.10.349, 2018-11-02)
    WANG, S.-L., TANG, W., FERNANDEZ, C., YU, C.-M., ZOU, C.-Y. and ZHANG, X.-Q. 2018. A novel endurance prediction method of series connected lithium-ion batteries based on the voltage change rate and iterative calculation. Journal of cleaner production [online], 210, pages 43-54. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.10.34
    High-power lithium-ion battery packs are widely used in large and medium-sized unmanned aerial vehicles and other fields, but there is a safety hazard problem with the application that needs to be solved. The generation ...
  • Study protocol for DETECTIVE Study: An international collaborative study to develop consensus statements for deferred treatment with curative intent for localised prostate cancer. 

    Lam, Thomas B. L.; MacLennan, Steven; Plass, Karin; Willemse, Peter-Paul M.; Mason, Malcolm D.; Cornford, Philip; Donaldson, James; Davis, Niall F.; Dell'Oglio, Paolo; Fankhauser, Christian; Grivas, Nikos; Ingels, Alexandre; Lardas, Michael; Liew, Matthew; Pang, Karl H.; Paterson, Catherine; Omar, Muhammad I.; Zattoni, Fabio; Buddingh, Karel Tim; Van den Broeck, Thomas; Cumberbatch, Marcus G.; Fossati, Nicola; Gross, Tobias; Moris, Lisa; Schoots, Ivo G.; van den Bergh, Roderick C. N.; Briers, Erik; Fanti, Stefano; De Santis, Maria; Gillessen, Silke; Grummet, Jeremy P.; Henry, Ann M.; van der Poel, Henk G.; van der Kwast, Theodorus H.; Rouvière, Olivier; Tilki, Derya; Wiegel, Thomas; N'Dow, James; Van Poppel, Hendrik; Mottet, Nicholas (Elsevier, 2018-11-22)
    LAM, T.B.L., MACLENNAN, S., PLASS, K., WILLEMSE, P.-P.M., MASON, M.D., CORNFORD, P., DONALDSON, J., DAVIS, N.F., DELL'OGLIO, P., FANKHAUSER, C., GRIVAS, N., INGELS, A., LARDAS, M., LIEW, M., PANG, K.H., PATERSON, C., OMAR, M.I., ZATTONI, F., BUDDINGH, K.T., VAN DEN BROECK, T., CUMBERBATCH, M.G., FOSSATI, N., GROSS, T., MORIS, L., SCHOOTS, I.G., VAN DEN BERGH, R.C.N., BRIERS, E., FANTI, S., DE SANTIS, M., GILLESSEN, S., GRUMMET, J.P., HENRY, A.M., VAN DER POET, H.G., VAN DER KWAST, T.H., ROUVIÉRE, O., TILKI, D., WIEGEL, T., N'DOW, J., VAN POPPEL, H. and MOTTET, N. 2018. Study protocol for DETECTIVE study: an international collaborative study to develop consensus statements for deferred treatment with curative intent for localised prostate cancer. European urology [online], Articles in Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2018.11.009
    Deferred active treatment (DAT) strategies, including active surveillance and active monitoring, are a recognised management option for men with localised low-risk prostate cancer. However, there is uncertainty due to ...
  • The crystallinity and thermal degradation behaviour of polyamide 6/oil based mud fillers (PA6/OBMFs) nanocomposites. 

    Siddique, Shohel; Kwoffie, Lorraine; Addae-Afoakwa, Kofi; Yates, Kyari; Njuguna, James (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2018.11.004, 2018-11-10)
    SIDDIQUE, S., KWOFFIE, L., ADDAE-AFOAKWA, K., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2018. The crystallinity and thermal degradation behaviour of polyamide 6/oil based mud fillers (PA6/OBMFs) nanocomposites. Polymer degradation and stability [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2018.11.004
    The crystallinity and thermal degradation behaviours of Polyamide 6/Oil Based Mud Fillers (PA6/OBMFs) nanocomposites have been investigated using DSC and TGA. TGA indicates the onset decomposition temperature of D1/2 ...
  • Comparing ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction care between patients residing in central and remote locations: a retrospective case series. 

    Kamona, Ahmad; Cunningham, Scott; Addison, Brian; Rushworth, Gordon F.; Call, Andrew; Bloe, Charles; Innes, Alistair; Bond, Raymond R.; Peace, Aaron; Leslie, Stephen James (James Cook University https://doi.org/10.22605/RRH4618, 2018-10-27)
    KAMONA, A., CUNNINGHAM, S., ADDISON, B., RUSHWORTH, G.F., CALL, A., BLOE, C., INNES, A., BOND, R.R., PEACE, A. and LESLIE, S.J. 2018. Comparing ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction care between patients residing in central and remote locations: a retrospective case series. Rural and remote health [online], 18(4), article ID 4618. Available from: https://doi.org/10.22605/RRH4618
    Introduction: People who experience an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) due to an occluded coronary artery require prompt treatment. Treatments to open a blocked artery are called reperfusion therapies (RTs) and ...
  • A European multi lake survey dataset of environmental variables, phytoplankton pigments and cyanotoxins. 

    Mantzouki, Evanthia; Ibelings, Bas; Campbell, James; van Loon, Emiel E.; Visser, Petra; Konstantinou, Iosif; Antoniou, Maria G.; Giuliani, Grégory; Fastner, Jutta; Lürling, Miquel; Faassen, Elisabeth J.; O'Leary, Sarah; Beirne, Eilish (Nature Research https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2018.226, 2018-10-23)
    MANTZOUKI, E., IBELINGS, B., CAMPBELL, J., VAN LOON, E.E., VISSER, P., KONSTANTINOU, I., ANTONIOU, M.G., GIULIANI, G., FASTNER, J., LÜRLING, M., FAASSEN, E.J., O'LEARY, S., and BEIRNE, E. 2018. A European multi lake survey dataset of environmental variables, phytoplankton pigments and cyanotoxins. Scientific data [online], 5, article ID 180226. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2018.226
    Under ongoing climate change and increasing anthropogenic activity, which continuously challenge ecosystem resilience, an in-depth understanding of ecological processes is urgently needed. Lakes, as providers of numerous ...
  • A green and template-free synthesis process of superior carbon material with ellipsoidal structure as enhanced material for supercapacitors. 

    Sun, Yanzhi; Guo, Shicheng; Li, Wei; Pan, Junqing; Fernandez, Carlos; Senthil, Raja Arumugam; Sun, Xueliang (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2018.10.034, 2018-10-14)
    SUN, Y., GUO, S., LI, W., PAN, J., FERNANDEZ, C., SENTHIL, R.A. and SUN, X. 2018. A green and template-free synthesis process of superior carbon material with ellipsoidal structure as enhanced material for supercapacitors. Journal of power sources [online], 405, pages 80-88. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2018.10.034
    Metal Organic Frameworks or related carbon materials are the ideal materials for supercapacitors due to their high surface area and unique porous structure. Here, we propose a new green and recyclable synthesis method of ...
  • Nanoporous ceramic-poly(ethylene oxide) composite electrolyte for sodium metal battery. 

    Song, Shufeng; Dong, Zhencai; Fernandez, Carlos; Wen, Zhaoyin; Hu, Ning; Lu, Li (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2018.10.059, 2018-10-09)
    SONG, S., DONG, Z., FERNANDEZ, C., WEN, Z., HU, N. and LU, L. 2019. Nanoporous ceramic-poly(ethylene oxide) composite electrolyte for sodium metal battery. Materials letters [online], 236, pages 13-15. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2018.10.059
    The exploration of solid polymer electrolytes with both superior ionic conductivity and high mechanical stability for sodium-metal batteries still remains dramatical challenges. Herein, we report a composite electrolyte ...
  • Mechanical, thermal, and flammability behaviour of low density polyethylene - oil based mud fillers nanocomposites. 

    Siddique, Shohel; Yates, Kyari; Njuguna, James (HTW Berlin, University of Applied Sciences (Organisers), 2018-05-23)
    SIDDIQUE, S., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2018. Mechanical, thermal, and flammability behaviour of low density polyethylene - oil based mud fillers nanocomposites. Presented at the 4th International structural nano composites conference 2018 (NANOSTRUC 2018), 23-24 May 2018, Berlin, Germany.
    Novel low density polyethylene (LDPE)/Oil based mud fillers (OBMF) nanocomposites were manufactured by a melt compounding process. Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy was used to characterise the structure of ...
  • Thermal stability, flame retardancy and mechanical properties of polyamide/montmorillonite nanocomposites prepared by melt processing. 

    Siddique, Shohel; Yates, Kyari; Njuguna, James (Robert Gordon University (Organisers), 2016-09-12)
    SIDDIQUE, S., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Thermal stability, flame retardancy and mechanical properties of polyamide/montmorillonite nanocomposites prepared by melt processing. Presented at the 3rd International structural nano composites conference 2016 (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-16 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK.
    The increase in thermal stability, flame retardancy, and mechanical properties of Polyamide 6 (PA6)/montmorillonite (MMT) nanocomposites open a new research window in respect to successful technical application of PA6/MMT ...
  • A guide for proper utilization of stable isotope reference materials. 

    Meier-Augenstein, Wolfram; Schimmelmann, Arndt (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/10256016.2018.1538137, 2018-11-08)
    MEIER-AUGENSTEIN, W. and SCHIMMELMANN, A. 2018. A guide for proper utilization of stable isotope reference materials. Isotopes in environmental and health studies [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/10256016.2018.1538137
    Many scientific publications about stable isotope ratios suffer from flawed practices regarding calibration and normalisation of raw δ values in conjunction with prescribed δ values of reference materials. Violations of ...
  • Multidisciplinary views towards the clinical pharmacist: a hospital palliative cancer care team perspective in Malta. 

    Atkins, Sean Ryan; Cunningham, Scott (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/jphs.12267, 2018-10-05)
    ATKINS, S.R. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2018. Multidisciplinary views towards the clinical pharmacist: a hospital palliative cancer care team perspective in Malta. Journal of pharmaceutical health services research [online], 9(4), pages 327-333. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jphs.12267
    Objective: To explore the views of the multidisciplinary healthcare team towards the role of the clinical pharmacist within the palliative care unit of an oncology hospital in Malta. At present, in Malta, clinical pharmacists ...
  • A novel PAA derivative with enhanced drug efficacy in pancreatic cancer cell lines. 

    Alsuraifi, Ali; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul; Curtis, Anthony D. M.; Lamprou, Dimitrios A.; Hoskins, Clare (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/ph11040091, 2018-09-22)
    ALSURAIFI, A., KONG THOO LIN, P., CURTIS, A., LAMPROU, D.A. and HOSKINS, C. 2018. A novel PAA derivative with enhanced drug efficacy in pancreatic cancer cell lines. Pharmaceuticals [online], 11(4), article ID 91. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ph11040091
    Nanoparticles have been shown to be effective drug carriers in cancer therapy. Pancreatic cancer forms dense tumours which are often resistant to drug molecules. In order to overcome such multidrug resistance, new drug ...
  • Determination of sinapine in rapeseed pomace extract: its antioxidant and acetylcholinesterase inhibition properties. 

    Yates, Kyari; Pohl, Franziska; Busch, Maike; Mozer, Annika; Watters, Louis; Shiryaev, Andrey; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.10.045, 2018-10-10)
    YATES, K., POHL, F., BUSCH, M., MOZER, A., WATTERS, L., SHIRYAEV, A.and KONG THOO LIN, P. 2018. Determination of sinapine in rapeseed pomace extract: its antioxidant and acetylcholinesterase inhibition properties. Food chemistry [online], 276, pages 768-775. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.10.045
    Sinapine is the main secondary metabolite present in rapeseed pomace (RSP) with its concentration being dependent on rapeseed processing, growing conditions, extraction parameters and the country of origin. Here we report, ...
  • Methodological considerations in clinical outcomes assessment of pharmacy-based minor ailments management: a systematic review. 

    Paudyal, Vibhu; Cunningham, Scott; Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley; MacLure, Katie; Ryan, Cristin; Cordina, Maria (Public Library of Science https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205087, 2018-10-04)
    PAUDYAL, V., CUNNINGHAM, S., GIBSON SMITH, K., MACLURE, K., RYAN, C. and CORDINA, M. 2018. Methodological considerations in clinical outcomes assessment of pharmacy-based minor ailments management: a systematic review. PLOS one [online], 13(10), article ID e0205087. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205087
    Background: The accessibility of services within community pharmacies provides an ideal opportunity to manage minor ailments, yet over £1.1 billion is spent by the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom (UK) ...

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