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Effect of seasonal diet composition changes on the characteristics of the gastrointestinal tract contents of the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber). (2019)
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MILTKO, R., KOWALIK, B., KĘDZIERSKA, A., DEMIASZKIEWICZ, A.W., MCEWAN, N.R., OBIDZIŃSKI, A. and BEŁŻECKI, G. 2019. Effect of seasonal diet composition changes on the characteristics of the gastrointestinal tract contents of the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber). Journal of animal and feed sciences [online], 28(4), pages 392-397. Available from: https://doi.org/10.22358/jafs/114435/2019

The goal of the study was to compare chemical and physical parameters of the content of various gastrointestinal (GI) tract segments of adult beavers and to relate the obtained results to seasonal changes in the composition of natural diet. The study... Read More about Effect of seasonal diet composition changes on the characteristics of the gastrointestinal tract contents of the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber)..

Long-term spatial and temporal patterns of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Scottish soils over 20 years (1990–2009): a national picture. (2019)
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CUI, S., ZHANG, Z., FU, Q., HOUGH, R., YATES, K., OSPREY, M., YAKOWA, G. and COULL, M. 2020. Long-term spatial and temporal patterns of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Scottish soils over 20 years, 1990-2009: a national picture. Geoderma [online], 361, article ID 114135. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2019.114135

Long-term spatial and temporal concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Scottish soils from four transects were measured in three national-scale surveys conducted between 1990 and 2009. Measured concentrations of 16 priority PAHs... Read More about Long-term spatial and temporal patterns of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Scottish soils over 20 years (1990–2009): a national picture..

Phosphate and nitrate supplementations to evaluate the effect on cell biomass, intra and extracellular nodularin and nodulopeptin 901 produced by the cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena KAC 66. (2019)
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HAMEED, S., LAWTON, L.A. and EDWARDS, C. 2020. Phosphate and nitrate supplementations to evaluate the effect on cell biomass, intra and extracellular nodularin and nodulopeptin 901 produced by the cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena KAC 66. Journal of applied phycology [online], 32(2), pages 937-950. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10811-019-02008-z

Blooms of the cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena occur regularly in the Baltic Sea typically producing a wide range of bioactive peptides including the hepatotoxin nodularin (NOD), spumigins, anabaenopeptins and nodulopeptins (molecular weights: 917,... Read More about Phosphate and nitrate supplementations to evaluate the effect on cell biomass, intra and extracellular nodularin and nodulopeptin 901 produced by the cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena KAC 66..

Modeling phosphorus exchange between bottom sediment and water in tropical semiarid reservoirs. (2019)
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MOURA, D.S., LIMA NETO, I.E., CLEMENTE, A., OLIVEIRA, S., PESTANA, C.J., APARECIDA DE MELO, M. and CAPELO-NETO, J. 2020. Modeling phosphorus exchange between bottom sediment and water in tropical semiarid reservoirs. Chemosphere [online], 246, article ID 125686. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.125686

This study investigated phosphorus (P) dynamics in the sediment-water interface of three distinct reservoirs located in a tropical semiarid region. Sequential chemical fractioning of the P content in the sediment and controlled experiments of the sed... Read More about Modeling phosphorus exchange between bottom sediment and water in tropical semiarid reservoirs..

Removal of microcystins from a waste stabilisation lagoon: evaluation of a packed-bed continuous flow TiO2 reactor. (2019)
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PESTANA, C.J., HOBSON, P., ROBERTSON, P.K.J., LAWTON, L.A. and NEWCOMBE, G. 2020. Removal of microcystins from a waste stabilisation lagoon: evaluation of a packed-bed continuous flow TiO2 reactor. Chemosphere [online], 245, article number 125575. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.125575

Photocatalysis has been shown to successfully remove microcystins (MC) in laboratory experiments. Most research to date has been performed under ideal conditions in pure or ultrapure water. In this investigation the efficiency of photocatalysis using... Read More about Removal of microcystins from a waste stabilisation lagoon: evaluation of a packed-bed continuous flow TiO2 reactor..

High-starch diets alter equine faecal microbiota and increase behavioural reactivity. (2019)
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BULMER, L.S., MURRAY, J.-A., BURNS, N.M., GARBER, A., WEMELSFELDER, F., MCEWAN, N.R. and HASTIE, P.M. 2019. High-starch diets alter equine faecal microbiota and increase behavioural reactivity. Scientific reports [online], 9, article number 18621. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-54039-8

Gut microbiota have been associated with health, disease and behaviour in several species and are an important link in gut-brain axis communication. Diet plays a key role in affecting the composition of gut microbiota. In horses, high-starch diets al... Read More about High-starch diets alter equine faecal microbiota and increase behavioural reactivity..

A novel weight coefficient calculation method for the real‐time state monitoring of the lithium‐ion battery packs under the complex current variation working conditions. (2019)
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WANG, S.-L., FERNANDEZ, C. XIE, Z.-W., LI, X.-X., ZOU, C.-Y. and LI, Q. 2019. A novel weight coefficient calculation method for the real‐time state monitoring of the lithium‐ion battery packs under the complex current variation working conditions. Energy science and engineering [online], 7(6), pages 3038-3057. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/ese3.478

A novel real-time state monitoring method is proposed to realize the real-time energy management of the lithium-ion battery packs, which is conducted in the iterative computational calculation process by introducing an improved weighting factor-unsce... Read More about A novel weight coefficient calculation method for the real‐time state monitoring of the lithium‐ion battery packs under the complex current variation working conditions..

Application of the comet assay in human biomonitoring: an hCOMET perspective. (2019)
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AZQUETA, A., LADEIRA, C., GIOVANNELLI, L., BOUTET-ROBINET, E., BONASSI, S., NERI, M., GAJSKI, G., DUTHIE, S., DEL BO', C., RISO, P., KOPPEN, G., BASARAN, N., COLLINS, A. and MØLLER, P. 2020. Application of the comet assay in human biomonitoring: an hCOMET perspective. Mutation research/reviews in mutation research [online], 783, article ID 108288. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mrrev.2019.108288

The comet assay is a well-accepted biomonitoring tool to examine the effect of dietary, lifestyle, environmental and occupational exposure on levels of DNA damage in human cells. With such a wide range of determinants for DNA damage levels, it become... Read More about Application of the comet assay in human biomonitoring: an hCOMET perspective..

Development of a thiophene derivative modified LDH coating for Mg alloy corrosion protection. (2019)
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LI, L.-X., XIE, Z.-H., FERNANDEZ, C., WU, L., CHENG, D., JIANG, X.-H. and ZHONG, C.-J. 2020. Development of a thiophene derivative modified LDH coating for Mg alloy corrosion protection. Electrochimica acta [online], 330, article ID 135186. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2019.135186

A new thiophene derivative corrosion inhibitor (CI) was developed to functionalize the layered double hydroxide (LDH) primer on Mg alloy to enhance corrosion protection. Compared with bare LDH coating, the composite coatings consisting of a MgAl-LDH... Read More about Development of a thiophene derivative modified LDH coating for Mg alloy corrosion protection..

Meta-analysis demonstrates Gly482Ser variant of PPARGC1A is associated with components of metabolic syndrome within Asian populations. (2019)
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BHATTA, P., BERMANO, G., WILLIAMS, H.C. and KNOTT, R.M. 2020. Meta-analysis demonstrates Gly482Ser variant of PPARGC1A is associated with components of metabolic syndrome within Asian populations. Genomics [online], 112(2), pages 1795-1803. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygeno.2019.10.011

To determine the association of peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma coactivator 1 Gly482Ser variant with components of metabolic syndrome. Materials and methods:- A systematic search was carried out using Web of Science, PubMed, EMBASE a... Read More about Meta-analysis demonstrates Gly482Ser variant of PPARGC1A is associated with components of metabolic syndrome within Asian populations..

An assessment of the effect of green synthesized silver nanoparticles using sage leaves (Salvia officinalis L.) on germinated plants of maize (Zea mays L.). (2019)
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SEHNAL, K., HOSNEDLOVA, B., DOCEKALOVA, M., STANKOVA, M., UHLIROVA, D., TOTHOVA, Z., KEPINSKA, M., MILNEROWICZ, H., FERNANDEZ, C., RUTTKAY-NEDECKY, B., NGUYEN, H.V., OFOMAJA, A., SOCHOR, J. and KIZEK, R. 2019. An assessment of the effect of green synthesized silver nanoparticles using sage leaves (Salvia officinalis L.) on germinated plants of maize (Zea mays L.). Nanomaterials [online], 9(11), article ID 1550. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9111550

AgNPs have attracted considerable attention in many applications including industrial use, and their antibacterial properties have been widely investigated. Due to the green synthesis process employed, the nanoparticle surface can be coated with mole... Read More about An assessment of the effect of green synthesized silver nanoparticles using sage leaves (Salvia officinalis L.) on germinated plants of maize (Zea mays L.)..

GST-4-dependent suppression of neurodegeneration in C. elegans models of Parkinson’s and Machado-Joseph Disease by rapeseed pomace extract supplementation. (2019)
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POHL, F., TEIXEIRA-CASTRO, A., COSTA, M.D., LINDSAY, V., FIÚZA-FERNANDES, J., GOUA, M., BERMANO, G., RUSSELL, W., MACIEL, P. and KONG THOO LIN, P. 2019. GST-4-dependent suppression of neurodegeneration in C. elegans models of Parkinson’s and Machado-Joseph Disease by rapeseed pomace extract supplementation. Frontiers in neuroscience [online], 13, article ID 1091. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2019.01091

Genetic mutations and aging-associated oxidative damage underlie the onset and progression of neurodegenerative diseases, like Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Machado-Joseph disease (MJD). Natural products derived from plants have been regarded as impor... Read More about GST-4-dependent suppression of neurodegeneration in C. elegans models of Parkinson’s and Machado-Joseph Disease by rapeseed pomace extract supplementation..

Current and emerging therapeutic targets of alzheimer's disease for the design of multi-target directed ligands. (2019)
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BLAIKIE, L., KAY, G. and KONG THOO LIN, P. 2019. Current and emerging therapeutic targets of alzheimer's disease for the design of multi-target directed ligands. MedChemComm [online], 10(12), pages 2052-2072. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1039/c9md00337a

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most prevalent neurodegenerative disease, and a major cause of death worldwide. The number of people suffering from this debilitating disorder is rising at an unprecedented rate, with a subsequent surge in healthcare c... Read More about Current and emerging therapeutic targets of alzheimer's disease for the design of multi-target directed ligands..

Evaluating the effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccines against hospitalization and intensive care unit admission in adults. (2019)
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EL-BARDISSY, A.H.E., AL-ADAWI, R.M., SHIBLE, A.A., ALBU-MAHMOOD, Z., ELGAILY, D.E. and ABDELAZIZ, H. 2019. Evaluating the effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccines against hospitalization and intensive care unit admission in adults. Journal of pharmaceutical health services research [online], 10(4), pages 427-431. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jphs.12321

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of pneumococcal vaccines concerning hospital or intensive care unit (ICU) admissions due to pneumonia after vaccination. Setting: Inpatient and ICUs at Hamad General Hospital. Methods: The retrospective study inclu... Read More about Evaluating the effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccines against hospitalization and intensive care unit admission in adults..

A novel power state evaluation method for the lithium battery packs based on the improved external measurable parameter coupling model. (2019)
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WANG, S.-L., STROE, D.-I., FERNANDEZ, C., XIONG, L.-Y., FAN, Y.-C. and CAO, W. 2020. A novel power state evaluation method for the lithium battery packs based on the improved external measurable parameter coupling model. Journal of cleaner production [online], 242, article ID 118506. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118506

The power state evaluation plays a decisive influence on the safety implication of the lithium battery packs, and there is no effective online evaluation method so far due to the imbalance phenomenon among the internal connected battery cells, which... Read More about A novel power state evaluation method for the lithium battery packs based on the improved external measurable parameter coupling model..

A cross-sectional survey of the pharmacy workforce in general practice in Scotland. (2019)
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STEWART, D., MACLURE, K., NEWHAM, R., GIBSON-SMITH, K., BRUCE, R., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, A., FRY, S., MACKERROW, J. and BENNIE, M. 2020. A cross-sectional survey of the pharmacy workforce in general practice in Scotland. Family practice [online], 37(2), pages 206-212. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmz052

Background: In Scotland, there has been significant investment in pharmacy teams in general medical practices over recent years, aligned to current government policy. Objectives: To characterize the national pharmacy workforce including activities un... Read More about A cross-sectional survey of the pharmacy workforce in general practice in Scotland..

Folate deficiency promotes differentiation of vascular smooth muscle cells without affecting the methylation status of regulated genes. (2019)
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KOLB, A.F., PETRIE, L., MAYER, C.D., PIRIE, L. and DUTHIE, S.J. 2019. Folate deficiency promotes differentiation of vascular smooth muscle cells without affecting the methylation status of regulated genes. Biochemical journal [online], 476(19), pages 2769-2795. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1042/BCJ20190275

Elevated serum homocysteine, an intermediate of cellular one-carbon metabolism, is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Folate deficiency increases serum homocysteine and may contribute to CVD progression. Vascular smooth musc... Read More about Folate deficiency promotes differentiation of vascular smooth muscle cells without affecting the methylation status of regulated genes..

The effects of a sleep/recovery supplement: 'Night Time Recharge' on sleep parameters in young adults. (2019)
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SIMPER, T., GILMARTIN, M., ALLWOOD, D., TAYLOR, L. and CHAPPELL, A. 2019. The effects of a sleep/recovery supplement: 'night time recharge' on sleep parameters in young adults. Nutrition and health [online], 25(4), pages 265-274. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0260106019875911

Background: Concentrated cherry juice reportedly contains melatonin which, in turn, has been highlighted as an important regulator in initiating sleep. Aim: The present investigation aims to clarify whether Night Time Recharge (NTR), a marketed sleep... Read More about The effects of a sleep/recovery supplement: 'Night Time Recharge' on sleep parameters in young adults..

A modified-Delphi study of a framework to support the potential implementation of pharmacist prescribing. (2019)
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JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., PALLIVALAPILA, A., AWAISU, A., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D. 2020. A modified-Delphi study of a framework to support the potential implementation of pharmacist prescribing. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 16(6), pages 812-818. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.09.005

Background: There is an extensive evidence base of the effectiveness and safety of pharmacist prescribing around the globe. There is therefore potential to develop a framework to support the implementation in Qatar to achieve the National Vision 2030... Read More about A modified-Delphi study of a framework to support the potential implementation of pharmacist prescribing..

An evaluation of mental health clinical pharmacist independent prescribers within general practice in remote and rural Scotland. (2019)
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BUIST, E. MCLELLAND, R., RUSHWORTH, G.F., STEWART, D., GIBSON-SMITH, K., MACLURE, A., CUNNINGHAM, S. and MACLURE, K. 2019. An evaluation of mental health clinical pharmacist independent prescribers within general practice in remote and rural Scotland. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 41(5), pages 1138-1142. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-019-00897-1

Background: A 12-month pilot was implemented in two general practices in remote and rural Scotland, with patients referred by general practitioners to specialist mental health pharmacist independent prescribers. Objective: The objective was to evalua... Read More about An evaluation of mental health clinical pharmacist independent prescribers within general practice in remote and rural Scotland..