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New benefit powers for Scotland. (2016)
Report
SPICKER, P. 2016. New benefit powers for Scotland. Poverty Alliance briefing, 23. Glasgow: The Poverty Alliance [online]. Available from: http://www.povertyallia...icle/new_welfare_powers

Pending agreement between the Scottish and UK Governments, and the completion of the relevant Parliamentary processes, Scotland is set to gain significant new powers over aspects of the social security system. In order to help Poverty Alliance member... Read More about New benefit powers for Scotland..

Disposable screen printed sensor for the electrochemical detection of methamphetamine in undiluted saliva. (2016)
Journal Article
BARTLETT, C.-A., TAYLOR, S., FERNANDEZ, C., WANKLYN, C., BURTON, D., ENSTON, E., RANICZKOWSKA, A., BLACK, M. and MURPHY, L. 2016. Disposable screen printed sensor for the electrochemical detection of methamphetamine in undiluted saliva. Chemistry central journal [online], 10, article number 3. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13065-016-0147-2

Background Methamphetamine has an adverse effect on the ability to drive safely. Police need to quickly screen potentially impaired drivers therefore a rapid disposable test for methamphetamine is highly desirable. This is the first proof-of-concept... Read More about Disposable screen printed sensor for the electrochemical detection of methamphetamine in undiluted saliva..

Development of novel lanthanide based particle tracers for rapid monitoring of soil erosion. (2016)
Thesis
CRUICKSHANK, L. 2016. Development of novel lanthanide based particle tracers for rapid monitoring of soil erosion. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Soil erosion is a global problem, affecting much of the world's agricultural land. As the world's population increases, the pressures placed upon the land resource to provide space for food production, leisure, housing and industrial facilities also... Read More about Development of novel lanthanide based particle tracers for rapid monitoring of soil erosion..

Cloud computing adoption by SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa. (2016)
Thesis
ABUBAKAR, D.A. 2016. Cloud computing adoption by SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research contributes to the growing body of research on cloud computing and addresses the paucity of research on cloud computing adoption, as well as information systems (IS) and information communication technologies (ICTs) adoption in sub-Saha... Read More about Cloud computing adoption by SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa..

Role of nuclear factor kappa B (NFkB) in the vascular complications of diabetes. (2016)
Thesis
AL ALI, F.M. 2016. Role of nuclear factor kappa B (NFkB) in the vascular complications of diabetes. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is the most common metabolic disease worldwide. This condition accounts for the majority of renal failure and blindness in adults aged between 20 to 74 years of age. After 20 years, some of type 1 diabetic patients and around 6... Read More about Role of nuclear factor kappa B (NFkB) in the vascular complications of diabetes..

A novel method of producing microbubbles for targeted drug delivery. (2016)
Thesis
FIABANE, J. 2016. A novel method of producing microbubbles for targeted drug delivery. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Microbubbles, currently employed in diagnostic ultrasound as a contrast agent, have a potential new application as vehicles for targeted drug delivery, which could revolutionise medicine by eliminating side-effects. A new device is developed which ou... Read More about A novel method of producing microbubbles for targeted drug delivery..

Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration system implementation into a district general hospital: a mixed method evaluation of discharge communication. (2016)
Thesis
MILLS, P.R. 2016. Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration system implementation into a district general hospital: a mixed method evaluation of discharge communication. Robert Gordon University, DPP thesis.

Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration (HEPMA) system implementation is advocated by national e-health strategies to produce patient safety benefits. No previous study has evaluated the impact of HEPMA implementation on either d... Read More about Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration system implementation into a district general hospital: a mixed method evaluation of discharge communication..

Identification and management of chronic pain in primary care: a review. (2016)
Journal Article
MILLS, S., TORRANCE, N. and SMITH, B.H. 2016. Identification and management of chronic pain in primary care: a review. Current psychiatry reports [online], 18(2), article ID 22. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-015-0659-9

Chronic pain is a common, complex, and challenging condition, where understanding the biological, social, physical and psychological contexts is vital to successful outcomes in primary care. In managing chronic pain the focus is often on promoting re... Read More about Identification and management of chronic pain in primary care: a review..

The survey, deploy and monitor (SDM) policy: an example of adaptive management? (2016)
Presentation / Conference
BENNET, F. 2016. The survey, deploy and monitor (SDM) policy: an example of adaptive management? Presented at the 2016 Annex IV adaptive management webinar, 27 January 2016, Richland, USA. Aberdeen: RiCORE project [online]. Available from: http://ricore-project.e...Bennet-AnnexIV-2016.pdf

This presentation explores the Survey, Deploy and Monitor policy developed by Marine Scotland, within the context of adaptive management. This comes as part of the RiCORE project, which aimed to promote the use of offshore renewable energy projects i... Read More about The survey, deploy and monitor (SDM) policy: an example of adaptive management?.

An empirical study of neural network-based audience response technology in a human anatomy course for pharmacy students. (2016)
Journal Article
FERNANDEZ-ALEMAN, J.L., LOPEZ-GONZALEZ, L., GONZALEZ-SEQUEROS, O., JAYNE, C., LOPEZ-JIMENEZ, J.J., CARRILLO-DE-GEA, J.M. and TOVAL, A. 2016. An empirical study of neural network-based audience response technology in a human anatomy course for pharmacy students. Journal of medical systems [online], 40(4), article number 85. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10916-016-0440-6

This paper presents an empirical study of a formative neural network-based assessment approach, by using mobile technology to provide pharmacy students with intelligent diagnostic feedback. An unsupervised learning algorithm was integrated with an au... Read More about An empirical study of neural network-based audience response technology in a human anatomy course for pharmacy students..

Solar energy needs focus. (2016)
Journal Article
MUNIR, A.B., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and BANI, N.A. 2016. Solar energy needs focus. Nature [online], 529(7587), page 466. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1038/529466e

Solar photovoltaic (PV) has seen a tremendous growth in the last decade, with a global cumulative installation exceeding 177 GW by the end of 2014. Despite this, PV only contributes to approximately 1.1% of the world's electricity requirement. The hi... Read More about Solar energy needs focus..

An initial investigation of a nano-composite silica ceramic membrane for hydrogen gas separation and purification. (2016)
Journal Article
NWOGU, N.C., ANYANWU, E.E. and GOBINA, E. 2016. An initial investigation of a nano-composite silica ceramic membrane for hydrogen gas separation and purification. International journal of hydrogen energy [online], 41(19), pages 8228-8235. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.11.162

The effects of trans-membrane pressure difference on hydrogen recovery are investigated on a preliminary basis. The membrane has been developed for high temperature hydrogen separation from CH4, N2, and Ar gas molecules. Gas permeation and separation... Read More about An initial investigation of a nano-composite silica ceramic membrane for hydrogen gas separation and purification..

Moral legitimacy: the struggle of homeopathy in the NHS. (2016)
Journal Article
CRAWFORD, L. 2016. Moral legitimacy: the struggle of homeopathy in the NHS. Bioethics [online], 30(2), pages 85-95. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/bioe.12227

This article deploys a well-established theoretical model from the accountability literature to the domain of bioethics. Specifically, homeopathy is identified as a controversial industry and the strategic action of advocates to secure moral legitima... Read More about Moral legitimacy: the struggle of homeopathy in the NHS..

High yielding microbubble production method. (2016)
Journal Article
FIABANE, J., PRENTICE, P. and PANCHOLI, K. 2016. High yielding microbubble production method. BioMed research international [online], article ID 3572827. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/3572827

Microfluidic approaches to microbubble production are generally disadvantaged by low yield and high susceptibility to (micro)channel blockages. This paper presents an alternative method of producing microbubbles of 2.6 'm mean diameter at concentrati... Read More about High yielding microbubble production method..

The online dissemination of nature-health concepts: lessons from sentiment analysis of social media relating to 'Nature-Deficit Disorder'. (2016)
Journal Article
PALOMINO, M., TAYLOR, T., GOKER, A., ISAACS, J. and WARBER, S. 2016. The online dissemination of nature-health concepts: lessons from sentiment analysis of social media relating to 'Nature-Deficit Disorder'. International journal of environmental research and public health [online], 13(1), article number 142. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13010142

Evidence continues to grow supporting the idea that restorative environments, green exercise, and nature-based activities positively impact human health. Nature-deficit disorder, a journalistic term proposed to describe the ill effects of people's al... Read More about The online dissemination of nature-health concepts: lessons from sentiment analysis of social media relating to 'Nature-Deficit Disorder'..

Correlation among physical and electrochemical behaviour of nanostructured electrolytic manganese dioxide from leach liquor and synthetic for aqueous asymmetric capacitor. (2016)
Journal Article
SUNDARAM, M.M., BISWAL, A., MITCHELL, D., JONES, R. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2016. Correlation among physical and electrochemical behaviour of nanostructured electrolytic manganese dioxide from leach liquor and synthetic for aqueous asymmetric capacitor. Physical chemistry chemical physics [online], 18(6), pp. 4711-4720. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1039/C5CP07141K

An attempt has been made to correlate the differences in structural parameters, surface areas, morphology etc. with the electrochemical capacitive behaviour of the EMDs. The nanostructured electrolytic manganese dioxides (EMD) have been synthesized t... Read More about Correlation among physical and electrochemical behaviour of nanostructured electrolytic manganese dioxide from leach liquor and synthetic for aqueous asymmetric capacitor..

Microbial diversity in the digestive tract of two different breeds of sheep. (2016)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, J.-L., WORGAN, H.J., EASTON, G.L., PORET, L., WOLF, B.T., EDWARDS, A., DAVIES, E., ROSS, D. and MCEWAN, N.R. 2016. Microbial diversity in the digestive tract of two different breeds of sheep. Journal of applied microbiology [online], 120(5), pages 1382-1389. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.13060

Aims: This work aims to determine the factors which play a role in establishing the microbial population throughout the digestive tract in ruminants and is necessary to enhance our understanding of microbial establishment and activity. Methods and Re... Read More about Microbial diversity in the digestive tract of two different breeds of sheep..

Path-following analysis of the dynamic response of a piecewise-linear capsule system. (2016)
Journal Article
CHAVEZ, J.P., LIU, Y., PAVLOVSKAIA, E. and WIERCIGROCH, M. 2016. Path-following analysis of the dynamic response of a piecewise-linear capsule system. Communications in nonlinear science and numerical simulation [online], 37, pages 102-114. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cnsns.2016.01.009

The dynamical response of a piecewise-linear capsule system is studied by means of path-following techniques in this paper. As the capsule model belongs to the class of piecewise-smooth dynamical systems involving impact and friction, a special care... Read More about Path-following analysis of the dynamic response of a piecewise-linear capsule system..

Challenges for marketers in sustainable production and consumption. (2016)
Journal Article
OATES, C., ALEVIZOU, P. and MCDONALD, S. 2016. Challenges for marketers in sustainable production and consumption. Sustainability [online], 8(1), article 75. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/su8010075.

As one of the biggest issues facing today's global society, sustainability cuts across all areas of production and consumption and presents challenges for marketers who attempt to understand and incorporate sustainability in their everyday practices.... Read More about Challenges for marketers in sustainable production and consumption..

A fiber optic biosensor for the detection of cholesterol levels based on chitosan coated long period grating. (2016)
Journal Article
MATHEWS, C.B., LIBISH, T.M., KAUSHALKUMAR, B., VIVEK, V., PRABHU, R. and RADHAKRISHNAN, P. 2016. A fiber optic biosensor for the detection of cholesterol levels based on chitosan coated long period grating. Optoelectronics letters [online], 12(1), pages 23-26. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11801-016-5229-9

A fiber optic sensor for the measurement of total cholesterol is designed and developed. The developed chitosan coated long period grating (LPG) sensor shows a sensitivity of 5.025{D7}106 pm-mL/g in the measurement range of the sensor. The sensor als... Read More about A fiber optic biosensor for the detection of cholesterol levels based on chitosan coated long period grating..