Recent Submissions

  • Matching networks for personalised human activity recognition. 

    Sani, Sadiq; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Massie, Stewart; Cooper, Kay (CEUR http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2142/, 2018-07-13)
    SANI, S., WIRATUNGA, N., MASSIE, S. and COOPER, K. 2018. Matching networks for personalised human activity recognition. In Bichindaritz, I., Guttmann, C., Herrero, P., Koch, F., Koster, A., Lenz, R., López Ibáñez, B., Marling, C., Martin, C., Montagna, S., Montani, S., Reichert, M., Riaño, D., Schumacher, M.I., ten Teije, A. and Wiratunga, N. (eds.) Proceedings of the 1st Joint workshop on artificial intelligence in health organized as part of the Federated AI meeting (FAIM 2018), co-located with 17th International autonomous agents and multiagent systems conference (AAMAS 2018), 35th International conference on machine learning (ICML 2018), 27th International joint conference on artificial intelligence (IJCAI 2018) and 26th International conference on case-based reasoning (ICCBR 2018), 13-19 July 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm: CEUR [online], pages 61-64. Available from: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2142/short4.pdf
    Human Activity Recognition (HAR) has many important applications in health care which include management of chronic conditions and patient rehabilitation. An important consideration when training HAR models is whether to ...
  • Detecting genetic regions associated with height in the native ponies of the British Isles by using high density SNP genotyping. 

    Skujina, Ilze; Winton, Clare Louise; Hegarty, Matthew J.; McMahon, Robert; Nash, Deborah Mary; Davies-Morel, Mina Clare Gwynne; McEwan, Neil R.
    SKUJINA, I., WINTON, C.L., HEGARTY, M.J., MCMAHON, R., NASH, D.M., DAVIES-MOREL, M.C.G. and MCEWAN, N.R. [2018]. Detecting genetic regions associated with height in the native ponies of the British Isles by using high density SNP genotyping. Genome [online], (accepted).
    Height is an important characteristic in the equine industry although little is known about its genetic control in native British breeds of ponies. This study aimed to map QTL data with the withers height in 4 pony breeds ...
  • Unique corrosion resistance of ultrahigh pressure Mg-25Al binary alloys. 

    Feng, Jiawen; Li, Hanning; Deng, Kunkun; Fernandez, Carlos; Zhang, Qingrui; Peng, Qiuming (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2018.08.013, 2018-08-15)
    FENG, J., LI, H., DENG, K., FERNANDEZ, C., ZHANG, Q. and PENG, Q. 2018. Unique corrosion resistance of ultrahigh pressure Mg-25Al binary alloys. Corrosion science [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2018.08.013
    Differing from as-cast and solid-solution alloys with coarse eutectic phases (Mg17Al12), a single-phase structure is attained in Mg-25wt.%Al alloy after ultrahigh-pressure solid-solution (USS, 800 oC, 4GPa). This USSed ...
  • In-situ atomic-scale phase transformation of Mg under hydrogen conditions. 

    Peng, Qiuming; Sun, Yong; Ge, Bincheng; Feng, Jiawen; Guo, Jianxin; Fernandez, Carlos; Huang, Jianyu (American Chemical Society https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b04694, 2018-08-09)
    PENG, Q., SUN, Y., GE, B., FENG, J., GUO, J., FERNANDEZ, C. and HUANG, J. [2018]. In-situ atomic-scale phase transformation of Mg under hydrogen conditions. Journal of physical chemistry C [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b04694
    Magnesium hydrogenation issue poses a serious obstacle to designing strong and reliable structural materials, as well as offering a safe alternative for hydrogen applications. Understanding phase transformation of magnesium ...
  • Creative 'tips' to integrate human factors/ergonomics principles and methods with patient safety and quality improvement clinical education. 

    Vosper, Helen; Hignett, Sue; Bowie, Paul (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96098-2_14, 2018-08-08)
    VOSPER, H., HIGHNETT, S. and BOWIE, P. 2018. Creative 'tips' to integrate human factors/ergonomics principles and methods with patient safety and quality improvement clinical education. In Bagnara, S., Tartaglia, R., Albolino, S., Alexander, T. and Fujita, Y. (eds.) Advances in intelligent systems and computing, 818: Proceedings of the 20th International Ergonomics Association congress (IEA 2018), 26-30 August 2018, Florence, Italy. Cham: Springer [online], pages 97-101. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96098-2_14
    The goal of these 12 tips is to enhance the effectiveness of safety and improvement work in frontline healthcare practice by providing a framework for integration of Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) theory and approaches ...
  • The lifestyle behaviours of young adults with intellectual disabilities as they transition from school to adulthood: a pilot and feasibility study. 

    Mitchell, Fiona; Stevens, Gemma; Jahoda, Andrew; Matthews, Lynsay; Hankey, Catherine; Murray, Heather; Melville, Craig (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12489, 2018-06-28)
    MITCHELL, F., STEVENS, G., JAHODA, A., MATTHEWS, L., HANKEY, C., MURRAY, H. and MELVILLE, C. 2018. The lifestyle behaviours of young adults with intellectual disabilities as they transition from school to adulthood: a pilot and feasibility study. Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12489
    Background: In the general population, the transition from adolescence to adulthood has been identified as a 'high‐risk' period for weight gain. There has been no research examining health behaviours over this transition ...
  • Comparative genetic diversity in a sample of pony breeds from the UK and North America: a case study in the conservation of global genetic resources. 

    Winton, Clare Louise; Plante, Yves; Hind, Pamela; McMahon, Robert; Hegarty, Matthew J.; McEwan, Neil R.; Davies-Morel, Mina Clare Gwynne; Morgan, Charly M.; Powell, Wayne; Nash, Deborah Mary (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1562, 2015-07-31)
    WINTON, C.L., PLANTE, Y., HIND, P., MCMAHON, R., HEGARTY, M.J., MCEWAN, N.R., DAVIES-MOREL, M.C.G., MORGAN, C.M., POWELL, W. and NASH, D.M. 2015. Comparative genetic diversity in a sample of pony breeds from the UK and North America: a case study in the conservation of global genetic resources. Ecology and evolution [online], 5(16), pages 3507-3522. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1562
    Most species exist as subdivided ex situ daughter population(s) derived from a single original group of individuals. Such subdivision occurs for many reasons both natural and manmade. Traditional British and Irish pony ...
  • Caspase-independence and characterization of bisnaphthalimidopropyl spermidine induced cytotoxicity in HL60 cells. 

    Bestwick, Charles S.; Milne, Lesley; Dance, Anne-Marie; Cochennec, Gaela; Cruickshank, Gillian; Allain, Eflamm; Constable, Lynda; Duthie, Susan J.; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tiv.2018.06.023, 2018-07-23)
    BESTWICK, C., MILNE, L., DANCE, A.-M., COCHENNEC, G., CRUICKSHANK, G., ALLAIN, E., CONSTABLE, L., DUTHIE, S. and KONG THOO LIN, P. 2018. Caspase-independence and characterization of bisnaphthalimidopropyl spermidine induced cytotoxicity in HL60 cells. Toxicology in vitro [online], 52, pages 342-350. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tiv.2018.06.023
    Bisnaphthalimides are DNA intercalators of potential use as chemotherapeutics but for which the range of mechanism of action is only gradually being elucidated. Using human promyelocytic HL-60 cells, we extend characterization ...
  • Social workers and alienation: the compassionate self and the disappointed juggler. 

    Yuill, Chris
    YUILL, C. [2018]. Social workers and alienation: the compassionate self and the disappointed juggler. Critical and radical social work [online], (accepted).
    British social work has been undergoing a series of radical transformations from the 1980s onwards. The main shift has been a move away from the parochial professionalism of the 1970s to a profession that is being constantly ...
  • Enhancing photocatalytic degradation of the cyanotoxin microcystin-LR with the addition of sulfate-radical generating oxidants. 

    Antoniou, Maria G.; Boraei, I.; Solakidou, M.; Deligiannakis, Y.; Abhishek, Mahalakshmi; Lawton, Linda A.; Edwards, Christine (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2018.07.111, 2018-08-03)
    ANTONIOU, M.G., BORAEI, I., SOLAKIDOU, M., DELIGIANNAKIS, Y., ABHISHEK, M., LAWTON, L.A. and EDWARDS, C. 2018. Enhancing photocatalytic degradation of the cyanotoxin microcystin-LR with the addition of sulfate-radical generating oxidants. Journal of hazardous materials [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2018.07.111
    This study investigated the coupling of sulfate radical generating oxidants, (persulfate, PS and peroxymonosulfate, PMS) with TiO2 photocatalysis for the degradation of microcystin-LR (MC-LR). Treatment efficiency was ...
  • Microbial diversity in the digestive tract of two different breeds of sheep. 

    Douglas, Jamie-Leigh; Worgan, Hilary J.; Easton, G. L.; Poret, L.; Wolf, B. T.; Edwards, A.; Davies, E.; Ross, D.; McEwan, Neil R. (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.13060, 2016-01-19)
    DOUGLAS, J.-L., WORGAN, H.J., EASTON, G.L., PORET, L., WOLF, B.T., EDWARDS, A., DAVIES, E., ROSS, D. and MCEWAN, N.R. 2016. Microbial diversity in the digestive tract of two different breeds of sheep. Journal of applied microbiology [online], 120(5), pages 1382-1389. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.13060
    Aims: This work aims to determine the factors which play a role in establishing the microbial population throughout the digestive tract in ruminants and is necessary to enhance our understanding of microbial establishment ...
  • Estimation of food and nutrient intakes from food purchase data in Scotland, 2001-2015. 

    Barton, Karen L.; Masson, Lindsey F.; Wrieden, Wendy L. (Food Standards Scotland http://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/publications-and-research/latest-estimation-of-food-and-nutrient-intakes, 2018-06-18)
    BARTON, K.L., MASSON, L.F. and WRIEDEN, W.L. 2018. Estimation of food and nutrient intakes from food purchase data in Scotland, 2001-2015: report to Food Standards Scotland. Aberdeen: Food Standards Scotland [online], project number FS424018. Available from: http://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/downloads/D19-01_Final_Report_2001-2015_-_130618.pdf
    The aim of this study was to update annual trends in food consumption and nutrient intakes using the same robust secondary analysis methodology previously developed to convert purchase to consumption. This work is part of ...
  • Assessment of genetic relationship between six populations of Welsh Mountain sheep using microsatellite markers. 

    Huson, Kathryn M.; Haresign, W.; Hegarty, Matthew J.; Blackmore, T. M.; Morgan, C.; McEwan, Neil R. (CAAS (Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences) https://doi.org/10.17221/8171-CJAS, 2015-05-31)
    HUSON, K.M., HARESIGN, W., HEGARTY, M.J., BLACKMORE, T.M., MORGAN, C. and MCEWAN, N.R. 2015. Assessment of genetic relationship between six populations of Welsh Mountain sheep using microsatellite markers. Czech journal of animal science [online], 60(5), pages 216-223. Available from: https://doi.org/10.17221/8171-CJAS
    This study investigated the genetic relationship between 6 populations of Welsh Mountain sheep: 5 phenotypic breed-types within the Welsh Mountain (WM) sheep breed, which have each been bred in specific geographic areas ...
  • SIMPATHY project. [Project website] 

    SIMPATHY (Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates http://www.simpathy.eu/, 2015-01-01)
    SIMPATHY 2015. SIMPATHY project. Edinburgh: Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directories [online]. Available from: http://www.simpathy.eu
    This is the offical website for the SIMPATHY project. The SIMPATHY (Stimulating Innovation Management of Polypharmacy and Adherence in The Elderly) project aims to tackle some of the challenges brought on by an ageing ...
  • In vitro analysis of the effect of supplementation with activated charcoal on the equine hindgut. 

    Edmunds, J. L.; Worgan, Hilary J.; Dougal, Kirsty; Girdwood, Susan E.; Douglas, Jamie-Leigh; McEwan, Neil R. (Japanese Society of Equine Science https://doi.org/10.1294/jes.27.49, 2016-06-21)
    EDMUNDS, J.L., WORGAN, H.J., DOUGAL, K., GIRDWOOD, S.E., DOUGLAS, J.-L. and MCEWAN, N.R. 2016. In vitro analysis of the effect of supplementation with activated charcoal on the equine hindgut. Journal of equine science [online], 27(2), pages 49-55. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1294/jes.27.49
    The present study uses in vitro analytical techniques to investigate the effect of activated charcoal on the microbial community of the equine hindgut and the metabolites they produce. Incubations were performed in Wheaton ...
  • Effect of entodinium caudatum on starch intake and glycogen formation by eudiplodinium maggii in the rumen and reticulum. 

    Bełżecki, Grzegorz; McEwan, Neil R.; Kowalik, Barabara; Michałowski, Tadeusz; Miltko, Renata (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejop.2016.09.007, 2016-10-12)
    BEŁŻECKI, G., MCEWAN, N.R., KOWALIK, B., MICHAŁOWSKI, T. and MILTKO, R. 2017. Effect of entodinium caudatum on starch intake and glycogen formation by eudiplodinium maggii in the rumen and reticulum. European journal of protistology [online], 57, pages 38-49. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejop.2016.09.007
    This study aimed to quantify the engulfed starch and reserve α-glucans (glycogen) in the cells of the ciliates Eudiplodinium maggii, as well the α-glucans in defaunated and selectively faunated sheep. The content of starch ...
  • Genome sequence of human rhinovirus A22, strain Lancaster/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 (American Society for Microbiology https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.01713-16, 2017-03-23)
    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. Genome sequence of human rhinovirus A22, strain Lancaster/2015. Genome announcements [online], 5(12), article ID e01713-16. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.01713-16
    The genome of human rhinovirus A22 (HRV-A22) was assembled by deep sequencing RNA samples from nasopharyngeal swabs. The assembled genome is 8.7% divergent from the HRV-A22 reference strain over its full length, and it is ...
  • Genome sequence of human papillomavirus 23 strain HPV-23/Lancaster/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 (American Society for Microbiology https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00257-17, 2017-05-18)
    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. Genome sequence of human papillomavirus 23 strain HPV-23/Lancaster/2015. Genome announcements [online], 5(20), e00257-17. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00257-17
    The genome of human papillomavirus type 23 (HPV-23; family Papillomaviridae, genus Betapapillomavirus, species Betapapillomavirus 2, type 23) was assembled by deep sequencing from nasopharyngeal swabs. The assembled genome ...
  • Comparison of the microbial population in rabbits and guinea pigs by next generation sequencing. 

    Crowley, Edward J.; King, Jonathan M.; Wilkinson, Toby; Worgan, Hilary J.; Huson, Kathryn M.; Rose, Michael T.; McEwan, Neil R. (Public Library of Science https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0165779, 2017-02-09)
    CROWLEY, E.J., KING, J.M., WILKINSON, T., WORGAN, H.J., HUSON, K.M., ROSE, M.T. and MCEWAN, N.R. 2017. Comparison of the microbial population in rabbits and guinea pigs by next generation sequencing. PLOS one [online], 12(2), e0165779. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0165779
    This study aimed to determine the microbial composition of faeces from two groups of caecotrophagic animals; rabbits and guinea pigs. In addition the study aimed to determine the community present in the different organs ...
  • Study protocol of a mixed-methods evaluation of a cluster randomized trial to improve the safety of NSAID and antiplatelet prescribing: data-driven quality improvement in primary care. 

    Grant, Aileen M.; Dreischulte, Tobias; Treweek, Shaun; Guthrie, Bruce (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-13-154, 2012-08-28)
    GRANT, A., DREISCHULTE, T., TREWEEK, S. and GUTHRIE, B. 2012. Study protocol of a mixed-methods evaluation of a cluster randomized trial to improve the safety of NSAID and antiplatelet prescribing: data-driven quality improvement in primary care. Trials [online], 13, article 154. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-13-154
    Background: Trials of complex interventions are criticized for being 'black box', so the UK Medical Research Council recommends carrying out a process evaluation to explain the trial findings. We believe it is good practice ...

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