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Effectiveness and acceptability of two dietary interventions in African women in diaspora. (2019)
Thesis
ADEBOYE, B.O. 2019. Effectiveness and acceptability of two dietary interventions in African women in diaspora. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Obesity disproportionally affects women of ethnic minorities, especially those of African descent, living in the United Kingdom (UK). The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has estimated that obesity rates are 13% higher am... Read More about Effectiveness and acceptability of two dietary interventions in African women in diaspora..

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 potential application of rapeseed pomace extracts in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. (2019)
Thesis
POHL, F. 2019. The potential application of rapeseed pomace extracts in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Rapeseed pomace (RSP) is the waste/by-product obtained after edible oil production from Brassica napus and is currently used as animal feed. In an attempt to revalorize this by-product as a potential nutraceutical for the treatment or prevention of n... Read More about The potential application of rapeseed pomace extracts in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases..

An investigation of genetic polymorphism in association with Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. (2018)
Thesis
BHATTA, P. 2018. An investigation of genetic polymorphism in association with Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome are the metabolic disorders which constitute a major public health problem in both developed and developing countries. Various studies have suggested the genetic susceptibility to the disorders. The main aim of... Read More about An investigation of genetic polymorphism in association with Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome..

Targeting histone deacetylase (HDACs) enzymes with novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives (BNIPs) as alternative breast cancer therapies. (2018)
Thesis
KOPSIDA, M. 2018. Targeting histone deacetylase (HDACs) enzymes with novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives (BNIPs) as alternative breast cancer therapies. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women, with incidence rates approaching 1.38 million cases per year worldwide. Over the last few decades, there have been numerous attempts to develop, synthesise and advance into the clinic nove... Read More about Targeting histone deacetylase (HDACs) enzymes with novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives (BNIPs) as alternative breast cancer therapies..

Determining the role of the LPI/GPR55 system in the development of obesity and associated cardiovascular consequences. (2018)
Thesis
HAIR, S.C. 2018. Determining the role of the LPI/GPR55 system in the development of obesity and associated cardiovascular consequences. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Obesity has reached worldwide epidemic proportions and with this increased incidence of obesity, comes an increase in incidence of the comorbidities associated with obesity such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The underlying mechanisms... Read More about Determining the role of the LPI/GPR55 system in the development of obesity and associated cardiovascular consequences..

Impact of high intensity interval training (HIIT) and/or selenium (Se) supplementation on oxidative stress and antioxidant status in active females. (2014)
Thesis
KEANE, K. 2014. Impact of high intensity interval training (HIIT) and/or selenium (Se) supplementation on oxidative stress and antioxidant status in active females. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

Background: Cells continuously produce free radicals (FR) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) as part of metabolic processes. These free radicals are neutralized by an elaborate antioxidant defence system consisting of enzymes. An imbalance between ROS... Read More about Impact of high intensity interval training (HIIT) and/or selenium (Se) supplementation on oxidative stress and antioxidant status in active females..

Control of surface interactions with ultra-violet/ozone modification at polystyrene surface. (2014)
Thesis
LIANG, H. 2014. Control of surface interactions with ultra-violet/ozone modification at polystyrene surface. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Surface interactions and reactivity are of critical importance in current biomedical technologies, for example, satisfactory cell attachment and long term viability are essential for optimal in vitro tissue culture and for successful implantation and... Read More about Control of surface interactions with ultra-violet/ozone modification at polystyrene surface..

Molecular aspects of the link between obesity, insulin resistance and breast cancer. (2010)
Thesis
WEICHHAUS, M.G. 2010. Molecular aspects of the link between obesity, insulin resistance and breast cancer. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Obesity is a multi-factorial metabolic disease, resulting in increased adipose tissue acquisition by the host. This disease increases the risk for developing co-morbidities, including Metabolic Syndrome and other disorders such as breast cancer. Obes... Read More about Molecular aspects of the link between obesity, insulin resistance and breast cancer..

Novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl polyamine derivatives: their mode of action in a breast cancer cell system. (2010)
Thesis
BARRON, G. 2010. Novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl polyamine derivatives: their mode of action in a breast cancer cell system. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The synthesis and characterisation of novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl polyamine (BNIPP) derivatives has gained pace over the last couple of years, as they have enhanced aqueous solubility without loss of biological activity in contrast to parent bisnaph... Read More about Novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl polyamine derivatives: their mode of action in a breast cancer cell system..