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  • Addressing global ruminant agricultural challenges through understanding the rumen microbiome: past, present and future. 

    Huws, Sharon A.; Creevey, Christopher J.; Oyama, Linda B.; Mizrahi, Itzhak; Denman, Stuart E.; Popova, Milka; Muñoz-Tamayo, Rafael; Forano, Evelyne; Waters, Sinead M.; Hess, Matthias; Tapio, Ilma; Smidt, Hauke; Krizsan, Sophie J.; Yáñez-Ruiz, David R.; Belanche, Alejandro; Guan, Leluo; Gruninger, Robert J.; McAllister, Tim A.; Newbold, C. Jamie; Roehe, Rainer; Dewhurst, Richard J.; Snelling, Tim J.; Watson, Mick; Suen, Garret; Hart, Elizabeth J.; Kingston-Smith, Alison H.; Scollan, Nigel D.; do Prado, Rodolpho M.; Pilau, Eduardo J.; Mantovani, Hilario C.; Attwood, Graeme T.; Edwards, Joan E.; McEwan, Neil R.; Morrisson, Steven; Mayorga, Olga L.; Elliott, Christopher; Morgavi, Diego P. (Frontiers Media https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.02161, 2018-09-25)
    HUWS, S.A., CREEVEY, C.J., OYAMA, L.B., MIZRAHI, I., DENMAN, S.E., POPOVA, M., MUÑOZ-TAMAYO, R., FORANO, E., WATERS, S.M., HESS, M., TAPIO, I., SMIDT, H., KRIZSAN, S.J., YÁÑEZ-RUIZ, D.R., BELANCHE, A., GUAN, L., GRUNINGER. R.J., MCALLISTER, T.A., NEWBOLD, C.J., ROEHE. R., DEWHURST, R.J., SNELLING, T.J., WATSON, M., SUEN, G., HART, E.H., KINGSTON-SMITH, A.H., SCOLLAN, N.D., DO PRADO, R.M., PILAU, E.J., MANTOVANI, H.C., ATTWOOD, G.T., EDWARDS, J.E., MCEWAN, N.R., MORRISSON, S., MAYORGA, O.L., ELLIOTT, C. and MORGAVI, D.P. [2018]. Addressing global ruminant agricultural challenges through understanding the rumen microbiome: past, present and future. Frontiers in microbiology [online], 9, article ID 2161. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.02161
    The rumen is a complex ecosystem composed of anaerobic bacteria, protozoa, fungi, methanogenic archaea and phages. These microbes interact closely to breakdown plant material that is inedible for humans, whilst providing ...
  • Neutron scattering study of strain behaviour of porous rocks subjected to heating and unconfined uniaxial compression. 

    Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Sanaee, Reza; Singh, Rao Martand; Murray, John; McLaughlin, Abbie; Healy, David; Lee, Tung-Lik
    FAISAL, N.H., SANAEE, R., SINGH, R.M., MURRAY, J., MCLAUGHLIN, A., HEALY, D. and LEE, T.-L. [2018]. Neutron scattering study of strain behaviour of porous rocks subjected to heating and unconfined uniaxial compression. Journal of physics: conference series, (accepted).
    Neutron scattering (at ENGIN-X) was used to examine strain distributions in two hydrocarbon reservoir rock types (i.e. sandstone and chalk) under uniaxial stress (up to 35 MPa) at temperature as high as 70 °C to utilise ...
  • Pharmacist services for non-hospitalised patien ts 

    de Barra, Mícheál; Scott, Claire L.; Scott, Neil W.; Johnston, Marie; de Bruin, Marijn; Nkansah, Nancy; Bond, Christine; Matheson, Catriona I.; Rackow, Pamela; Williams, A. Jess; Watson, Margaret C. (Cochrane Collaboration https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013102, 2018-09-04)
    DE BARRA, M., SCOTT, C.L., SCOTT, N.W., JOHNSTON, M., DE BRUIN, M., NKANSAH, N., BOND, C.M., MATHESON, C.I., RACKOW, P., WILLIAMS, A.J. and WATSON, M.C. 2018. Pharmacist services for non-hospitalised patients. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 9, article number CD013102. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013102
    Background: This review focuses on non-dispensing services from pharmacists, i.e . pharmacists in community, primary or ambulatory-care settings, to non-hospitalised patients, and is an update of a previously-published ...
  • GPR55 deficiency is associated with increased adiposity and impaired insulin signaling in peripheral metabolic tissues. 

    Lipina, Christopher; Walsh, Sarah K.; Mitchell, Sharon E.; Speakman, John R.; Wainwright, Cherry L.; Hundal, Harinder S. (FASEB (Federation of American Society of Experimental Biology) https://doi.org/10.1096/fj.201800171R, 2018-08-27)
    LIPINA, C., WALSH, S.K., MITCHELL, S.E., SPEAKMAN, J.R., WAINWRIGHT, C.L. and HUNDAL, H.S. 2018. GPR55 deficiency is associated with increased adiposity and impaired insulin signaling in peripheral metabolic tissues. The FASEB journal [online], Early Online. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1096/fj.201800171R
    Emerging evidence indicates that G-protein coupled receptor 55 (GPR55), a nonclassic receptor of the endocannabinoid system that is activated by L-α-lysophosphatidylinositol and various cannabinoid ligands, may regulate ...
  • User-perceived effectiveness and safety of paediatric complementary and alternative medicines: perspectives from international, British and local Scottish outcomes studies. 

    Ndu, Okechukwu (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2015-06-01)
    NDU, O.O. 2015. User-perceived effectiveness and safety of paediatric complementary and alternative medicines: perspectives from international, British and local Scottish outcomes studies. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    In the light of the current patient-centred approach to healthcare delivery, this research investigated the effectiveness and safety of paediatric complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) from the users' perspective ...
  • Sustainable development of an integrated solid waste and wastewater treatment. 

    Wong, Ling Say (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2012-05-01)
    WONG, L.S. 2012. Sustainable development of an integrated solid waste and wastewater treatment. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This PhD thesis investigated solid and liquid waste treatment systems for Sureclean, a waste Management company based in the North of Scotland. Sureclean receives a diverse range of waste streams and the increasing need ...
  • Optimisation of Mare’s Tail coalescer technology. 

    Vijayakumar, Bhavani (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2014-07-01)
    VIJAYAKUMAR, B. 2014. Optimisation of Mare’s Tail coalescer technology. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis.
    The Mare’s Tail technology was invented in ERT(Orkney) as a Joint industrial Project to reduce the use of chemicals in the produced water treatment process. The Mare’s Tail is a fibrous type of coalescer used in the ...
  • Cold heavy oil production using CO2-EOR technique. 

    Tchambak, Eric (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2014-09-01)
    TCHAMBAK, E.N. 2014. Cold heavy oil production using CO2-EOR technique. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This thesis presents results of a successful simulation study using CO2-EOR technique to enable production from an offshore heavy oil field, named here as Omega, which is located offshore West Africa at a water depth around ...
  • Development and testing of inorganic membranes for hydrogen separation and purification in a catalytic membrane reactor. 

    Alkali, Abubakar (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2016-05-01)
    ALKALI, A. 2016. Development and testing of inorganic membranes for hydrogen separation and purification in a catalytic membrane reactor. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Palladium membranes have been identified as the membranes of choice in hydrogen separation and purification processes due to their infinite selectivity to hydrogen when defect free. Despite their potentials in hydrogen ...
  • Demulsification and recycling of spent oil based drilling fluid as nanofiller for polyamide 6 nanocomposites. 

    Adegbotolu, Urenna V. (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2016-09-01)
    ADEGBOTOLU, U.V. 2016. Demulsification and recycling of spent oil based drilling fluid as nanofiller for polyamide 6 nanocomposites. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Spent oil based drilling fluid and cutting wastes are global liabilities due to their hazardous hydrocarbon content which impacts negatively on flora, fauna, and global carbon footprint. The formulation of two demulsifiers ...
  • Development and application of novel tracers for environmental applications. 

    Adams, Morgan (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2010-05-01)
    ADAMS, M. 2010. Development and application of novel tracers for environmental applications. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Novel glass tracers, organic and inorganic polymers based on narrow band atomic fluorescence, have been developed for deployment as environmental tracers. The use of discrete fluorescent species in an environmentally stable ...
  • Development of formation damage models for oilfield polymers. 

    Idahosa, Patrick E.G. (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2015-10-01)
    IDAHOSA, P.E.G. 2015. Development of formation damage models for oilfield polymers. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Polymers are among the most important of various oilfield chemicals and are used for a variety of applications in the oil and gas industry (OGI) including water and gas shutoff, drilling mud viscosity modification, filtration ...
  • Modeling multiphase solid transport velocity in long subsea tiebacks - numerical and experimental methods. 

    Bello, Kelani (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2013-05-01)
    BELLO, K.O. 2013. Modeling multiphase solid transport velocity in long subsea tiebacks - numerical and experimental methods. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Transportation of unprocessed multiphase reservoir fluids from deep/ultra deep offshore through a long subsea tieback/pipeline is inevitable. This form of transportation is complex and requires accurate knowledge of critical ...
  • Eradicating information poverty; an agenda for research. 

    Marcella, Rita; Chowdhury, Gobinda
    MARCELLA, R. and CHOWDHURY, G. [2018]. Eradicating information poverty; an agenda for research. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], (accepted).
    Information poverty remains a critical issue for societies today. The literature of information poverty is reviewed tracking its origins in library and information science in the 1970s and the various approaches that have ...
  • Preparation of 3D spherical Ni/Al LDHs with significantly enhanced electrochemical performance as a superior cathode material for Ni/MH batteries. 

    Nie, Yajing; Li, Wei; Pan, Junqing; Senthil, Raja Arumugam; Fernandez, Carlos; Khan, Abrar; Sun, Yanzhi; Liu, Jianjun (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2018.09.043, 2018-09-08)
    NIE, Y., LI, W., PAN, J., SENTHIL, R.A., FERNANDEZ, C., KHAN, A., SUN, Y. and LIU, J. 2018. Preparation of 3D spherical Ni/Al LDHs with significantly enhanced electrochemical performance as a superior cathode material for Ni/MH batteries. Electrochimica acta [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2018.09.043
    Nickel-based hydroxides with excellent electrochemical performance have been considered as cathode materials for Ni/MH batteries. In this paper, a Ni/Al layered double hydroxides (Ni/Al LDHs) material with three-dimensional ...
  • Trigonelline prevents high cholesterol and high fat diet induced hepatic lipid accumulation and lipo-toxicity in C57BL/6J mice, via restoration of hepatic autophagy. 

    Sharma, Love; Lone, Nazir A.; Knott, Rachel M.; Hassan, Adil; Abdullah, Tasduq (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fct.2018.09.011, 2018-09-09)
    SHARMA, L., LONE, N.A., KNOTT, R.M., HASSAN, A. and ABDULLAH, T. 2018. Trigonelline prevents high cholesterol and high fat diet induced hepatic lipid accumulation and lipo-toxicity in C57BL/6J mice, via restoration of hepatic autophagy. Food and chemical toxicology [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fct.2018.09.011
    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is often linked with impaired hepatic autophagy. Here, we studied the alterations in hepatocellular autophagy by high cholesterol and high-fat diet (HC-HF) diet in C57BL/6J mice, ...
  • An investigation and examination of the levels and types of bacterial contamination on the surface of clean room operators' garments. 

    Smith, Laurie McKenzie (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2018-03-01)
    SMITH, L.M. 2018. An investigation and examination of the levels and types of bacterial contamination on the surface of clean room operators' garments. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The contamination of sterile pharmaceutical products is a serious event which has in the worst case scenario led to patient death. Operators are the primary source of clean room contamination, with the majority of their ...
  • What an extradition hearing is and why it matters. 

    Arnell, Paul
    ARNELL, P. [2018]. What an extradition hearing is and why it matters. Juridical review [online], (accepted).
    Extradition is important. It serves vital purposes. The centrepiece of UK extradition is the hearing. It plays the operative role in the rendition of accused and convicted persons from the UK to third states. In light of ...
  • Innovative hydrocarbons recovery and utilization technology using reactor-separation membranes for off-gases emission during crude oil shuttle tanker transportation and natural gas processing. 

    Shehu, Habiba (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2018-05-01)
    SHEHU, H. 2018. Innovative hydrocarbons recovery and utilization technology using reactor-separation membranes for off-gases emission during crude oil shuttle tanker transportation and natural gas processing. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations in the atmosphere, as well as the high rate of depletion of hydrocarbon-based resources have become a global concern. A major source of emissions of hydrocarbon vapours ...
  • Financial soundness of Kazakhstan banks: analysis and prediction. 

    Salina, Aigul Pazenovna (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2017-12-01)
    SALINA, A.P. 2017. Financial soundness of Kazakhstan banks: analysis and prediction. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Purpose – The financial systems in many emerging countries are still impacted by the devastating effect of the 2008 financial crisis which created a massive disaster in the global economy. The banking sector needs appropriate ...