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  • 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) ...
  • A comprehensive systematic review of pharmacy perspectives on interprofessional education and collaborative practice. 

    El-Awaisi, Alla; Joseph, Sundari Catherine; El-Hajj, Maguy; Diack, Lesley (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.11.001, 2017-11-02)
    EL-AWAISI, A., JOSEPH, S., EL-HAJJ, M. and DIACK, L. 2017. A comprehensive systematic review of pharmacy perspectives on interprofessional education and collaborative practice. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.11.001
    Introduction:- Pharmacists are key professionals in the collaborative working process and are integral members of the healthcare team. However, there is paucity of information regarding their perspectives towards ...
  • Hospital staff views of prescribing and discharge communication before and after electronic prescribing system implementation. 

    Mills, Pamela Ruth; Weidmann, Anita Elaine; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-017-0543-2, 2017-10-26)
    MILLS, P.R., WEIDMANN, A.E. and STEWART, D. 2017. Hospital staff views of prescribing and discharge communication before and after electronic prescribing system implementation. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-017-0543-2
    Background Electronic prescribing system implementation is recommended to improve patient safety and general practitioner's discharge information communication. There is a paucity of information about hospital staff ...
  • Synthesis of nanoflower-shaped MXene derivative with unexpected catalytic activity for dehydrogenation of sodium alanates. 

    Zou, Guodong; Liu, Baozhong; Guo, Jianxin; Zhang, Qingrui; Fernandez, Carlos; Peng, Qiuming (ACS Publications https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.6b13973, 2017-02-14)
    ZOU, G., LIU, B., GUO, J., ZHANG, Q., FERNANDEZ, C. and PENG, Q. 2017. Synthesis of nanoflower-shaped MXene derivative with unexpected catalytic activity for dehydrogenation of sodium alanates. ACS applied materials and interfaces [online], 9(8), pages 7611-7618. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.6b13973
    Surface group modification and functionalization of two-dimensional materials in many cases are deemed as effective approaches to achieve some distinctive properties. Herein, we present a new nanoflower-shaped TiO2/C ...
  • A summary of new findings on the biological effects of selenium in selected animal species: a critical review. 

    Hosnedlova, Bozena; Kepinska, Marta; Skalickova, Sylvie; Fernandez, Carlos; Ruttkay-Nedecky, Brainislav; Malevu, Thembinkosi Donald; Sochor, Jiri; Baron, Mojmir; Melcova, Magdalena; Zidkova, Jarmila; Kizek, Rene (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms18102209, 2017-10-21)
    HOSNEDLOVA, B., KEPINSKA, M., SKALICKOVA, S., FERNANDEZ, C., RUTTKAY-NEDECKY, B., MALEVU, T.D., SOCHOR, J., BARON, M., MELCOVA, M., ZIDKOVA, J. and KIZEK, R. 2017. A summary of new findings on the biological effects of selenium in selected animal species: a critical review. International journal of molecular sciences [online], 18(10), paper ID 2209. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms18102209
    Selenium is an essential trace element important for many physiological processes, especially for the functions of immune and reproductive systems, metabolism of thyroid hormones, as well as antioxidant defense. Selenium ...
  • Non-linear differential equations and rotating disc electrodes: Padé approximation technique. 

    Chtra Devi, M.; Rajendran, L.; Yousaf, Ammar Bin; Fernandez, Carlos (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2017.05.061, 2017-05-11)
    CHITRA DEVI, M., RAJENDRAN, L., BIN YOUSAF, A. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2017. Non-linear differential equations and rotating disc electrodes: Padé approximation technique. Electrochimica acta [online], 243, pages 1-6. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2017.05.061
    Rotating disc electrodes are preferred devices to analyze electrochemical reactions in electrochemical cellsand various rotating machinery such as fans, turbines, and centrifugal pumps. This model contains system of fully ...
  • An integrated online adaptive state of charge estimation approach of high-power lithium-ion battery packs. 

    Wang, Shunli; Fernandez, Carlos; Shang, Liping; Li, Zhanfeng; Yuan, Huifang (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0142331217694681, 2017-04-20)
    WANG, S., FERNANDEZ, C., SHANG, L., LI, Z. and YUAN, H. 2017. An integrated online adaptive state of charge estimation approach of high-power lithium-ion battery packs. Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0142331217694681
    A novel online adaptive state of charge (SOC) estimation method is proposed, aiming to characterize the capacity state of all the connected cells in lithium-ion battery (LIB) packs. This method is realized using the extended ...
  • Electrocatalytic properties of La1-xCuxCoO3 (0 <= X <= 0.8) film electrodes prepared by Malic Acid sol -gel method at pH=3.75. 

    Singh, N. K.; Yadav, M. K.; Fernandez, Carlos (ESG https://doi.org/10.20964/2017.08.68, 2017-07-12)
    SINGH, N.K., YADAV, M.K. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2017. Electrocatalytic properties of La1-xCuxCoO3 (0 <= X <= 0.8) film electrodes prepared by Malic Acid sol -gel method at pH=3.75. International journal of electrochemical science [online], 12(8), pages 7128-7141. Available from: https://doi.org/10.20964/2017.08.68
    La-based Perovskite-type oxides with composition La1-xCuxCoO3 (0 <= X <= 0.8) have been synthesized by malic acid sol-gel low temperature route at pH 3.75. In each preparation, nitrate salts of lanthanum, copper, cobalt ...
  • 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 ...
  • Exploring a problem-based learning approach in pharmaceutics. 

    McKenzie, Barbara; Brown, Alyson (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy5030053, 2017-09-20)
    MCKENZIE, B. and BROWN, A. 2017. Exploring a problem-based learning approach in pharmaceutics. Pharmacy [online], 5(3), article number 53. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy5030053
    Objective. The basis of this study was to explore the impact of the initiation of a Problem-Base Learning (PBL) approach within a second-year pharmaceutics degree on a Master of Pharmacy programme, introduced as a way of ...
  • Scottish healthcare students' perceptions of an interprofessional ward simulation: an exploratory descriptive study. 

    Roberts, Fiona
    ROBERTS, F. [2017]. Scottish healthcare students' perceptions of an interprofessional ward simulation: an exploratory descriptive study. Nursing and health sciences, (accepted).
    The most memorable learning occurs during placement: Simulated interprofessional learning is a logical learning opportunity to help healthcare professionals work beyond their professional silos. This qualitative study aimed ...
  • Children's use of multiple categorisations in practice in a multicultural setting. 

    Woods, Ruth
    WOODS, R. [2017]. Children's use of multiple categorisations in practice in a multicultural setting. Children and society, (accepted).
    Little is known about whether and how children combine categories of race, ethnicity, language and religion in multicultural settings where more than one of these dimensions is salient. Ethnographic data from a multicultural ...
  • The economic cost of bereavement in Scotland. 

    Stephen, Audrey I.; Macduff, Colin; Petrie, Dennis; Tseng, Fu-Min; Schut, Henk; Skår, Silje; Corden, Anne; Birrell, John; Wang, Shaolin; Newsom, Cate; Wilson, Stewart (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2014.920435, 2015-01-28)
    STEPHEN, A.I., MACDUFF, C., PETRIE, D.J., TSENG, F.-M., SCHUT, H., SKAR, S., CORDEN, A., BIRRELL, J., WANG, S., NEWSOM, C. and WILSON, S. 2015. The economic cost of bereavement in Scotland. Death studies [online], 39(3), pages 151-157. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2014.920435
    Aspects of the socioeconomic costs of bereavement in Scotland were estimated using 3 sets of data. Spousal bereavement was associated with increased mortality and longer hospital stays, with additional annual cost of around ...
  • 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 ...
  • Land use planning as a tool for balancing the scientific and the social in biodiversity and ecosystem services mainstreaming? The case of Durban, South Africa. 

    Shih, Wan-yu; Mabon, Leslie
    SHIH, W.-Y. and MABON, L. [2017]. Land use planning as a tool for balancing the scientific and the social in biodiversity and ecosystem services mainstreaming? The case of Durban, South Africa. Journal of environmental planning and management, (accepted).
    This paper evaluates the role of land use planning, especially open space systems, in mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) at the urban level. Whilst there is increasing interest in BES mainstreaming to ...
  • School pupils and their understanding of significant change and losses in life. 

    Scott, Ros; Wallace, Rebecca M. M.; Audsley, Annie (Robert Gordon University, 2017-07-31)
    SCOTT, R., WALLACE, R. and AUDSLEY, A. 2017. School pupils and their understanding of significant change and losses in life. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.
    The impact of bereavement in childhood is significant. The Childhood Bereavement Network suggests that 78% of 11-16 year olds in the UK have experienced the death of a close relative or friend. Children respond to bereavement ...
  • Challenges in accessing and interviewing participants with severe mental illness. 

    Newman, Daniel; O'Reilly, Pauline; Lee, Siew Hwa; Kennedy, Catriona (RCN Publishing https://doi.org/10.7748/nr.2017.e1443, 2017-06-22)
    NEWMAN, D., O'REILLY, P., LEE, S.H. and KENNEDY, C. 2017. Challenges in accessing and interviewing participants with severe mental illness. Nurse researcher [online], 25(1), pages 37-42. Available from: https://doi.org/10.7748/nr.2017.e1443
    Background - Interviews are widely used in qualitative research to collect data. However, little has been written about interviewing people with severe mental illness (SMI). Aim - To report and analyse an experience of ...

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