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In situ calibration of a new chemcatcher configuration for the determination of polar organic micropollutants in wastewater effluent. (2016)
Journal Article
PETRIE, B., GRAVELL, A., MILLS, G.A., YOUDAN, J., BARDEN, R., KASPRZYK-HORDERN, B. 2016. In situ calibration of a new chemcatcher configuration for the determination of polar organic micropollutants in wastewater effluent. Environmental science and technology [online], 50(17), pages 9469-9478. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.6b02216

Passive sampling is proposed as an alternative to traditional grab- and composite-sampling modes. Investigated here is a novel passive sampler configuration, the Chemcatcher containing an Atlantic HLB disk covered by a 0.2μm poly(ether sulfone) membr... Read More about In situ calibration of a new chemcatcher configuration for the determination of polar organic micropollutants in wastewater effluent..

The role of community pharmacists in supporting self-management in patients with psoriasis. (2016)
Journal Article
TUCKER, R. and STEWART, D. 2017. The role of community pharmacists in supporting self-management in patients with psoriasis. International journal of pharmacy practice [online], 25(2), pages 140-146. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12298

Background: The majority of patients with psoriasis have mild to moderate disease which can be managed in primary care with topical therapies. The supportive role of pharmacists for patients with long-term dermatological conditions is largely unknown... Read More about The role of community pharmacists in supporting self-management in patients with psoriasis..

Evidence for functional drift of bacterial isolates in response to cyanobacterial microcystin-lr and multiple peptide degradation in paucibacter toxinivorans. (2016)
Thesis
KREITZ, J. 2016. Evidence for functional drift of bacterial isolates in response to cyanobacterial microcystin-lr and multiple peptide degradation in paucibacter toxinivorans. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis.

Bacterial bioremediation has been proposed as an efficient, low cost and ecologically safe method to clean vital water reservoirs from cyanobacterial peptide toxins microcystins (MCs). In previous work carried out in 2008 several bacteria were isolat... Read More about Evidence for functional drift of bacterial isolates in response to cyanobacterial microcystin-lr and multiple peptide degradation in paucibacter toxinivorans..

A focus group based study of the perspectives of the Maltese population and healthcare professionals on medication wastage. (2016)
Journal Article
WEST, L.M., DIACK, L., CORDINA, M. and STEWART, D. 2016. A focus group based study of the perspectives of the Maltese population and healthcare professionals on medication wastage. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 38(5), pages 1241-1249. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-016-0359-5

The World Health Organization states that globally more than half of all medication is inappropriately prescribed, dispensed or sold with a need to implement wastage reduction strategies. Developing processes which include behaviour change theories,... Read More about A focus group based study of the perspectives of the Maltese population and healthcare professionals on medication wastage..

Evaluation of spot and passive sampling for monitoring, flux estimation and risk assessment of pesticides within the constraints of a typical regulatory monitoring scheme. (2016)
Journal Article
ZHANG, Z., TROLDBORG, M., YATES, K., OSPREY, M., KERR, C., HALLETT, P.D., BAGGALEY, H., RHIND, S.M., DAWSON, J.J.C. and HOUGH, R.L. 2016. Evaluation of spot and passive sampling for monitoring, flux estimation and risk assessment of pesticides within the constraints of a typical regulatory monitoring scheme. Science of the total environment [online], 569-570, pages 1369-1379. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.06.219

In many agricultural catchments of Europe and North America, pesticides occur at generally low concentrations with significant temporal variation. This poses several challenges for both monitoring and understanding ecological risks/impacts of these c... Read More about Evaluation of spot and passive sampling for monitoring, flux estimation and risk assessment of pesticides within the constraints of a typical regulatory monitoring scheme..

Thermally triggered theranostics for pancreatic cancer. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
MALEKIGORJI, M., KONG THOO LIN, P., LEES, M., GUEORGUIEVA, M., CURTIS, A., & HOSKINS, C. 2016. Thermally triggered theranostics for pancreatic cancer. Presented at 24th biennial European Association for Cancer Research congress 2016 (EACR24), 9-12 July 2016, Manchester, UK.

Background: Pancreatic cancer is the 4th most aggressive cancer in the western world with less than 34% of patients surviving past 5 years. Lack of specific symptoms results in delayed diagnosis. Theranostics are new platforms, which offer simultaneo... Read More about Thermally triggered theranostics for pancreatic cancer..

Morphological and ultrastructural changes in bacterial cells as an indicator of antibacterial mechanism of action. (2016)
Journal Article
CUSHNIE, T.P.T., O'DRISCOLL, N.H. and LAMB, A.J. 2016. Morphological and ultrastructural changes in bacterial cells as an indicator of antibacterial mechanism of action. Cellular and molecular life sciences [online], 73(23), pages 4471-4492. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00018-016-2302-2

Efforts to reduce the global burden of bacterial disease and contend with escalating bacterial resistance are spurring innovation in antibacterial drug and biocide development and related technologies such as photodynamic therapy and photochemical di... Read More about Morphological and ultrastructural changes in bacterial cells as an indicator of antibacterial mechanism of action..

Synergistic electronic pull of graphene oxide supported Pd nanoparticles on enhancing catalytic activity of electro deposited Pt nanoparticles for methanol oxidation reaction. (2016)
Journal Article
YOUSAF, A.B., KHAN, R., IMRAN, M., FERNANDEZ, C., YUAN, C-Z. and SONG, L. 2016. Synergistic electronic pull of graphene oxide supported Pd nanoparticles on enhancing catalytic activity of electro deposited Pt nanoparticles for methanol oxidation reaction. International journal of electrochemical science [online], 11(8), pages 6735-6746. Available from: https://doi.org/10.20964/2016.08.12

Graphene oxide supported clean Pd nanoparticles were synthesized by using CO as a reducing agent. Pt film was deposited on Pd NPs through electrochemical potential cycling method. The as-developed catalyst, which exhibits higher catalytic performance... Read More about Synergistic electronic pull of graphene oxide supported Pd nanoparticles on enhancing catalytic activity of electro deposited Pt nanoparticles for methanol oxidation reaction..

Effect of deflocculation on the efficiency of sludge reduction by Fenton process. (2016)
Journal Article
AMUDHA, V., KAVITHA, S., FERNANDEZ, C., ADISHKUMAR, S. and RAJESH BANU, J. 2016. Effect of deflocculation on the efficiency of sludge reduction by Fenton process. Environmental science and pollution research [online], 23(19), pages 19281-19291. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-7118-y

A novel approach to improve the efficiency of Fenton treatment for sludge reduction through the implication of a deflocculating agent citric acid, for the exclusion of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) from waste-activated sludge (WAS), was in... Read More about Effect of deflocculation on the efficiency of sludge reduction by Fenton process..

Enantiomeric profiling of chiral pharmacologically active compounds in the environment with the usage of chiral liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry. (2016)
Journal Article
CAMACHO-MUNOZ, D., PETRIE, B., CASTRIGNANÒ, E. and KASPRZYK-HORDERN, B. 2016. Enantiomeric profiling of chiral pharmacologically active compounds in the environment with the usage of chiral liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry. Current analytical chemistry [online], 12(4), pages 303-314. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2174/1573411012666151009195039

The issue of drug chirality is attracting increasing attention among the scientific community. The phenomenon of chirality has been overlooked in environmental research (environmental occurrence, fate and toxicity) despite the great impact that chira... Read More about Enantiomeric profiling of chiral pharmacologically active compounds in the environment with the usage of chiral liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry..

In vitro analysis of the effect of supplementation with activated charcoal on the equine hindgut. (2016)
Journal Article
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 bottles using a 50 ml incub... Read More about In vitro analysis of the effect of supplementation with activated charcoal on the equine hindgut..

Novel dysprosium and terbium doped taggants for hydrocarbon identification. (2016)
Journal Article
NKWOADA, A.U. and OFFICER, S. 2016. Novel dysprosium and terbium doped taggants for hydrocarbon indentification. Journal of advanced chemical sciences [online], 2(3), pages 296-298. Available from: https://www.jacsdirectory.com/journal-of-advanced-chemical-sciences/articleview.php?id=102

Taggants are synthesized fluorescent materials that have longer lifetime and are able to discriminate against background interference arising from hydrocarbons. Doped taggants were prepared with dysprosium and terbium rare earths in a stable borosili... Read More about Novel dysprosium and terbium doped taggants for hydrocarbon identification..

Synthesis and characterization of high-quality PbI2 nanopowders from depleted SLA accumulator anode and cathode. (2016)
Journal Article
MALEVU, T.D., OCAYA, R.O., TSHABALALA, K.G. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2016. Synthesis and characterization of high-quality PbI2 nanopowders from depleted SLA accumulator anode and cathode. Applied physics A: materials science and processing [online], 122(7), article 630. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-016-0158-9

High-quality lead iodide (PbI2) nanoparticles were synthesized from both anode and cathode of a discarded sealed lead-acid accumulator as starting materials. The structure, morphology, chemical composition and optical properties of washed PbI2 were i... Read More about Synthesis and characterization of high-quality PbI2 nanopowders from depleted SLA accumulator anode and cathode..

Characterisation of cysteamine prodrugs for the treatment of cystinosis and evaluation of liquid fill technology. (2016)
Thesis
MCCORMICK, J.J. 2016. Characterisation of cysteamine prodrugs for the treatment of cystinosis and evaluation of liquid fill technology. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

Cystinosis is a rare, autosomal, recessive disease characterised by raised levels of the amino acid cystine in the cells of most organs in the body which can cause organ damage. The treatment involves the oral administration of the aminothiol, cystea... Read More about Characterisation of cysteamine prodrugs for the treatment of cystinosis and evaluation of liquid fill technology..

Accumulation and detoxication responses of the gastropod Lymnaea stagnalis to single and combined exposures to natural (cyanobacteria) and anthropogenic (the herbicide RoundUp® Flash) stressors. (2016)
Journal Article
LANCE, E., DESPRAT, J., HOLBECH, B.F., GERARD, C., BORMANS, M., LAWTON, L.A., EDWARDS, C. and WIEGAND, C. 2016. Accumulation and detoxication responses of the gastropod Lymnaea stagnalis to single and combined exposures to natural (cyanobacteria) and anthropogenic (the herbicide RoundUp® Flash) stressors. Aquatic toxicology [online], 177, pages 116-124. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.05.024

Freshwater gastropods are increasingly exposed to multiple stressors in the field such as the herbicide glyphosate in Roundup formulations and cyanobacterial blooms either producing or not producing microcystins (MCs), potentially leading to interact... Read More about Accumulation and detoxication responses of the gastropod Lymnaea stagnalis to single and combined exposures to natural (cyanobacteria) and anthropogenic (the herbicide RoundUp® Flash) stressors..

A case study investigation into the use of multi-compartment compliance aids in older people resident in very sheltered housing. (2016)
Journal Article
MACLURE, K., MACLEOD, J., FORBES-MCKAY, K., PAUDYAL, V., CUNNINGHAM, S., STRATH, A., LYNCH, R. and STEWART, D. 2016. A case study investigation into the use of multi-compartment compliance aids in older people resident in very sheltered housing. Patient: patient-centered outcomes research [online] 9(6), pages 583-590. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40271-016-0178-8

Background: Multi-compartment compliance aids (MCAs) are repackaging systems for solid dosage form medicines, heralded by some as a solution to non-adherence but with little evidence of benefit. Objective: The aim was to use a theoretical approach to... Read More about A case study investigation into the use of multi-compartment compliance aids in older people resident in very sheltered housing..

Lack of functional redundancy in the relationship between microbial diversity and ecosystem functioning. (2016)
Journal Article
DELGADO-BAQUERIZO, M., GIARAMIDA, L., REICH, P.B., KHACHANE, A.N., HAMONTS, K., EDWARDS, C., LAWTON, L.A. and SINGH, B.K. 2016. Lack of functional redundancy in the relationship between microbial diversity and ecosystem functioning. Journal of ecology [online], 104(4), pages 936-946. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12585

1. Biodiversity is declining worldwide with detrimental effects on ecosystems. However, we lack a quantitative understanding of the shape of the relationship between microbial biodiversity and ecosystem function (BEF). This limits our understanding o... Read More about Lack of functional redundancy in the relationship between microbial diversity and ecosystem functioning..

Nutritional and methodological perspectives of zinc ions and complexes: physiological and pathological states. (2016)
Journal Article
MOLINA-LOPEZ, J., PLANELLS DEL POZO, E., FLOREA, D.L., FERNANDEZ, C., OSSO, B.Q., ZALEWSKA, M., KRIZKOVA, S., HEGER, Z., KIZEK, R. and ADAM, V. 2016. Nutritional and methodological perspectives of zinc ions and complexes: physiological and pathological states. International journal of electrochemical science [online], 11(6), pages 4470-4496. Available from: https://doi.org/10.20964/2016.06.38

Zinc, an essential element playing crucial roles in numerous physiological, but also pathological processes, is still one of the most studied elements. The main importance of this metal is especially based on the structural role of zinc ions in many... Read More about Nutritional and methodological perspectives of zinc ions and complexes: physiological and pathological states..

Terminalia ivorensis A. Chev. ethanolic stem bark extract protects against gentamicin-induced renal and hepatic damage in rats. (2016)
Journal Article
ANSAH, C., MOOMIN, A. and BOADU, K.M. 2016. Terminalia ivorensis A. Chev. ethanolic stem bark extract protects against gentamicin-induced renal and hepatic damage in rats. Journal of applied pharmaceutical science [online], 6(4), pages 175-182. Available from: https://doi.org/10.7324/japs.2016.60425

The aim of present study was to investigate the possible protective effects of an ethanolic stem bark extract of Terminalia ivorensis on gentamicin – induced nephrotoxicity and hepatotoxicity in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Groups of animals received ei... Read More about Terminalia ivorensis A. Chev. ethanolic stem bark extract protects against gentamicin-induced renal and hepatic damage in rats..

An investigation on the effects of cyanopeptides on the growth and secondary metabolite production of Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7806. (2016)
Thesis
ARIF ABDUL RAHMAN, T. 2016. An investigation on the effects of cyanopeptides on the growth and secondary metabolite production of Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7806. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Cyanobacteria are one of the oldest forms of photosynthetic life and may have contributed significantly to the evolution of oxygen into the then anoxic environment. Cyanobacteria are also one of the best sources of natural secondary metabolites (cyan... Read More about An investigation on the effects of cyanopeptides on the growth and secondary metabolite production of Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7806..