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Effect of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) prepared by green synthesis from sage leaves (salvia officinalis) on maize chlorophyll content. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
SEHNAL, K., OZDOGAN, Y., STANKOVA, M., TOTHOVA, Z., UHLIROVA, D., VSETICKOVA, M., HOSNEDLOVA, B., KEPINSKA, M., RUTTKAY-NEDECKY, B., FERNANDEZ, C., HARI, V., SOCHOR, J., MILNEROWICZ, H. and KIZEK, R. 2019. Effect of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) prepared by green synthesis from sage leaves (salvia officinalis) on maize chlorophyll content. In Proceedings of 11th Nanomaterials international conference 2019 (NANOCON 2019): research and applications, 16-18 October 2019, Brno, Czech Republic. Ostrava: Tanger Ltd, pages 457-462. Available from: https://doi.org/10.37904/nanocon.2019.8521

The AgNPs have considerable industrial potential and are intensively studied with regard to their antibacterial properties. Using green synthesis, the nanoparticle surface can be coated with molecules that exhibit biologically significant properties.... Read More about Effect of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) prepared by green synthesis from sage leaves (salvia officinalis) on maize chlorophyll content..

Green synthesized quantum dots as electrochemical labels for sensitive detection of hemorrhagic fever virus. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
HOSNEDLOVÁ, B., SEHNAL, K., TÓTHOVÁ, Z., KEPINSKÁ, M., RUTTKAY-NEDECKÝ, B., FERNANDEZ, C., OFOMAJA, A.E., MILNEROWICZ, H. and KIZEK, R. 2019. Green synthesized quantum dots as electrochemical labels for sensitive detection of hemorrhagic fever virus. In Proceedings of 11th Nanomaterials international conference 2019 (NANOCON 2019): research and applications, 16-18 October 2019, Brno, Czech Republic. Ostrava: Tanger Ltd, pages 416-422. Available from: https://doi.org/10.37904/nanocon.2019.8650

Virus-induced haemorrhagic fevers often show a rapid, dramatic course. Infectivity and mortality are very high. Such viruses are known to attack primates as well as other animal species. Fast, sensitive, selective diagnostics can be very beneficial f... Read More about Green synthesized quantum dots as electrochemical labels for sensitive detection of hemorrhagic fever virus..

Pseudoperoxidase activity of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and changes in peroxidase activity in maize plants exposed to AgNPs. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
TÓTHOVÁ, Z., SEHNAL, K., UHLÍŘOVÁ, D., STAŇKOVÁ, M., VŠETIČKOVÁ, M., HOSNEDLOVÁ, B., KEPINSKÁ, M., RUTTKAY-NEDECKÝ, B., RŮŽIČKA, J., OZDOGAN, Y., FERNANDEZ, C., MILNEROWICZ, H., SOCHOR, J. and KIZEK, R. 2019. Pseudoperoxidase activity of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and changes in peroxidase activity in maize plants exposed to AgNPs. In Proceedings of 11th Nanomaterials international conference 2019 (NANOCON 2019): research and applications, 16-18 October 2019, Brno, Czech Republic. Ostrava: Tanger Ltd, pages 342-347. Available from: https://doi.org/10.37904/nanocon.2019.8511

Some types of nanoparticles such as gold and silver show interesting chemical properties. Pseudoperoxidase activity has been found in iron- or gold-based materials, but some silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) also exhibit such properties. Pseudoperoxidase... Read More about Pseudoperoxidase activity of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and changes in peroxidase activity in maize plants exposed to AgNPs..

GST-4-dependent suppression of neurodegeneration in C. elegans models of Parkinson’s and Machado-Joseph Disease by rapeseed pomace extract supplementation. (2019)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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..

Synthesis of novel vanillin derivatives: study of their antioxidant and potential neuroprotective properties. (2019)
Thesis
SCIPIONI, M. 2019. Synthesis of novel vanillin derivatives: study of their antioxidant and potential neuroprotective properties. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Vanillin (4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde) is a naturally-occurring phenolic compound, forming the main component of the bean and pod of vanilla orchids. It is widely used as a flavouring agent in food and drinks, and as a preservative in the cosmeti... Read More about Synthesis of novel vanillin derivatives: study of their antioxidant and potential neuroprotective properties..

A novel power state evaluation method for the lithium battery packs based on the improved external measurable parameter coupling model. (2019)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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..

Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
TALKHAN, H., STEWART, D., MCINTOSH, T., AL HAIL, M., ABDOULROUF, P. ZIGLAM, H. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2019. Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. Presented at the 5th International conference on prevention and infection control (ICPIC 2019), 10-13 September 2019, Geneva, Switzerland.

Introduction: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and its threats have long been recognised. Many countries have developed antimicrobial stewardship programmes with strategies to optimise antimicrobial prescribing, minimise AMR and improve outcomes. There... Read More about Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review..

A modified-Delphi study of a framework to support the potential implementation of pharmacist prescribing. (2019)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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..

Multi-residue ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry method for comprehensive multi-class anthropogenic compounds of emerging concern analysis in a catchment-based exposure-driven study. (2019)
Journal Article
PROCTOR, K., PETRIE, B., BARDEN, R., ARNOT, T. and KASPRZYK-HORDERN, B. 2019. Multi-residue ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry method for comprehensive multi-class anthropogenic compounds of emerging concern analysis in a catchment-based exposure-driven study. Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry [online], 411(27), pages 7061-7086. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-019-02091-8

This paper presents a new multi-residue method for the quantification of more than 142 anthropogenic compounds of emerging concern (CECs) in various environmental matrices. These CECs are from a wide range of major classes including pharmaceuticals,... Read More about Multi-residue ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry method for comprehensive multi-class anthropogenic compounds of emerging concern analysis in a catchment-based exposure-driven study..

An ergonomic assessment of small boat lobster fishing. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
DUGUID, A. and VOSPER, H. 2019. An ergonomic assessment of small boat lobster fishing. In Charles, R. and Golightly, D. (eds) Contemporary ergonomics and human factors 2019: proceedings of the Ergonomics and human factors 2019 (EHF 2019), 29 April - 1 May 2019, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. Birmingham : CIEHF [online]. Available from: https://publications.ergonomics.org.uk/publications/an-ergonomic-assessment-of-small-boat-lobster-fishing.html

Fishing is a high-risk occupation: among these risks is the high frequency of work-related musculoskeletal injury. While the industry is regulated world-wide, the safety focus is on larger vessels, which is significant given that the vast majority of... Read More about An ergonomic assessment of small boat lobster fishing..

'If I die, I die, I don't care about my health': perspectives on self-care of people experiencing homelessness. (2019)
Journal Article
PAUDYAL, V., MACLURE, K., FORBES-MCKAY, K., MCKENZIE, M., MACLEOD, J., SMITH, A. and STEWART, D. 2020. 'If I die, I die, I don’t care about my health': perspectives on self‐care of people experiencing homelessness. Health and social care in the community [online], 28(1), pages 160-172. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12850

Self-care, which refers to what people do to prevent disease and maintain good health, can alleviate negative health consequences of people experiencing homelessness. The aim of the study was to apply a theoretically informed approach in exploring en... Read More about 'If I die, I die, I don't care about my health': perspectives on self-care of people experiencing homelessness..

Effects of season and sediment-water exchange processes on the partitioning of pesticides in the catchment environment: implications for pesticides monitoring. (2019)
Journal Article
CUI, S., HOUGH, R., YATES, K., OSPREY, M., KERR, C., COOPER, P., COULL, M. and ZHANG, Z. 2020. Effects of season and sediment-water exchange processes on the partitioning of pesticides in the catchment environment: implications for pesticides monitoring. Science of the total environment [online], 698, article ID 134228. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134228

Current and historic pesticide use has potential to compromise e.g. drinking water sources due to both primary and secondary emission sources. Understanding the spatial and temporal dynamics of emissions might help inform management decisions. To exp... Read More about Effects of season and sediment-water exchange processes on the partitioning of pesticides in the catchment environment: implications for pesticides monitoring..

Exploring the obesogenic environment: understanding the health impact of contemporary living. (2019)
Thesis
SIBSON, R.H. 2019. Exploring the obesogenic environment: understanding the health impact of contemporary living. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Obesity exists in the complexity of everyday life and arises from individuals' interactions with the obesogenic environment, different behaviours/dispositions and biological factors. In order to develop better intervention strategies to attenuate obe... Read More about Exploring the obesogenic environment: understanding the health impact of contemporary living..

The development and feasibility testing of a community pharmacy-based guidelines for the assessment and management of acne vulgaris. (2019)
Report
TUCKER, R., SMITH, K., MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2019. The development and feasibility testing of a community pharmacy-based guidelines for the assessment and management of acne vulgaris. Delphi study final report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

The following describes a research study commissioned by Galderma to explore the development of guidelines for community pharmacists on how to assess and manage patients who present with acne. Background: Acne vulargis (or simply acne) is an extremel... Read More about The development and feasibility testing of a community pharmacy-based guidelines for the assessment and management of acne vulgaris..