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Rapid Detection of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) from artificial urine samples based on IFAST and ATP Bioluminescence Assay: from development to practical challenges during protocol testing in Kenya (2019)
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Ngamsom, B., Wandera, E. . . A., Iles, A., Kimani, R., Muregi, F., Gitaka, J., & Pamme, N. (2019). Rapid Detection of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) from artificial urine samples based on IFAST and ATP Bioluminescence Assay: from development to practical challenges during protocol testing in Kenya. Analyst, https://doi.org/10.1039/c9an01808e

We report the rapid detection (20 min) of Streptococcus agalactiae, Group B Streptococcus (GBS) employing on-chip magnetic isolation of GBS based on immiscible filtration assisted by surface tension (IFAST), followed by detection of the isolated GBS... Read More

An innovative method of extraction of coffee oil using an advanced microwave system: in comparison with conventional Soxhlet extraction method (2019)
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Zein, S., & Welham, K. (in press). An innovative method of extraction of coffee oil using an advanced microwave system: in comparison with conventional Soxhlet extraction method. SN applied sciences,

The production of energy and chemicals from waste biomass is an attractive alternative by comparison with first generation biofuels and fossil feedstocks. This paper investigates oil extraction from spent coffee grounds (SCG) by means of an advanced... Read More

Dielectric response of electric-field distortions of the twist-bend nematic phase for LC dimers (2019)
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Merkel, K., Welch, C., Ahmed, Z., Piecek, W., & Mehl, G. H. (2019). Dielectric response of electric-field distortions of the twist-bend nematic phase for LC dimers. The Journal of chemical physics, 151(11), 114908. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5114824

Wide band dielectric spectroscopy of bent-shaped achiral liquid-crystal dimers 1′′-n′′-bis(4-cyanobiphenyl-4′-yl) n-alkanes (CBnCB n = 7, 9, 11) has been investigated in a frequency range 0.1 Hz–100 MHz using planar-aligned cells of sample thicknesse... Read More

Transcriptomic Signatures of Experimental Alkaloid Consumption in a Poison Frog (2019)
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Sanchez, E., Rodríguez, A., Grau, J. H., Lötters, S., Künzel, S., Saporito, R. A., …Vences, M. (2019). Transcriptomic Signatures of Experimental Alkaloid Consumption in a Poison Frog. Genes, 10(10), 733. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes10100733

In the anuran family Dendrobatidae, aposematic species obtain their toxic or unpalatable alkaloids from dietary sources, a process known as sequestering. To understand how toxicity evolved in this family, it is paramount to elucidate the pathways of... Read More

Automated dynamic thermal simulation of houses and housing stocks using readily available reduced data (2019)
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Badiei, A., Allinson, D., & Lomas, K. J. (2019). Automated dynamic thermal simulation of houses and housing stocks using readily available reduced data. Energy and Buildings, 203, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.109431

This paper describes a new method to swiftly model the dynamics of heating energy demand and indoor air temperatures of houses and housing stocks. The Reduced data Energy Model (RdDEM) provides a cost-effective alternative to steady-state modelling b... Read More

A feasibility study of a leaky waveguide aptasensor for thrombin (2019)
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Alamrani, N. A., Greenway, G. M., Pamme, N., Goddard, N. J., & Gupta, R. (in press). A feasibility study of a leaky waveguide aptasensor for thrombin. Analyst, https://doi.org/10.1039/c9an01421g

This proof-of-principle study demonstrates the feasibility of a leaky waveguide (LW) aptasensor, where aptamers were immobilised in a mesoporous chitosan waveguiding film for the detection of thrombin. This work has demonstrated that aptamers immobil... Read More

Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding of pond water as a tool to survey conservation and management priority mammals (2019)
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Ghazali, M., Harper, L. R., Lawson Handley, L., Carpenter, A. I., Murray-Dickson, G., Di Muri, C., …Hänfling, B. (2019). Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding of pond water as a tool to survey conservation and management priority mammals. Biological Conservation, 238(October 2019), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108225

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding can identify terrestrial taxa utilising aquatic habitats alongside aquatic communities, but terrestrial species' eDNA dynamics are understudied. We evaluated eDNA metabarcoding for monitoring... Read More

Statistical investigation of a dehumidification system performance using Gaussian process regression (2019)
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Akhlaghi, Y. G., Zhao, X., Shittu, S., Badiei, A., Cattaneo, M. E., & Ma, X. (2019). Statistical investigation of a dehumidification system performance using Gaussian process regression. Energy and Buildings, 202, 109406. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.109406

Swift performance assessment of dehumidification systems, in design stage and while operation of the system is of substantial importance for commercialization and wide implementation of this technology. This paper presents a novel statistical model,... Read More

Reconstructing the Anak Krakatau flank collapse that caused the December 2018 Indonesian tsunami (2019)
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Williams, R., Rowley, P., & Garthwaite, M. C. (in press). Reconstructing the Anak Krakatau flank collapse that caused the December 2018 Indonesian tsunami. Geology, https://doi.org/10.1130/G46517.1

Volcanogenic tsunamis are one of the deadliest volcanic phenomena. Understanding their triggering processes, and mitigating their effect, remains a major challenge. On 22 December 2018, flank failure of the Anak Krakatau volcano in Indonesia generate... Read More

Octahedral molybdenum cluster as a photoactive antimicrobial additive to a fluoroplastic (2019)
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Vorotnikova, N. A., Alekseev, A. Y., Vorotnikov, Y. A., Evtushok, D. V., Molard, Y., Amela-Cortes, M., …Shestopalov, M. A. (2019). Octahedral molybdenum cluster as a photoactive antimicrobial additive to a fluoroplastic. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 110150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2019.110150

Finding methods that fight bacterial infection or contamination, while minimising our reliance on antibiotics is one of the most pressing needs of this century. Although the utilisation of UV-C light and strong oxidising agents, such as bleach, are s... Read More

Crystal structures and Hirshfeld surface analysis of transition-metal complexes of 1,3-azolecarboxylic acids (2019)
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Meundaeng, N., Prior, T. J., & Rujiwatra, A. (2019). Crystal structures and Hirshfeld surface analysis of transition-metal complexes of 1,3-azolecarboxylic acids. Acta Crystallographica Section C: Structural Chemistry, 75(9), 1319-1326. https://doi.org/10.1107/S2053229619011525

The crystal structures of five new transition-metal complexes synthesized using thia­zole-2-carb­oxy­lic acid (2-Htza), imidazole-2-carb­oxy­lic acid (2-H2ima) or 1,3-oxazole-4-carb­oxy­lic acid (4-Hoxa), namely di­aqua­bis­(thia­zole-2-carboxyl­ato-... Read More

A direct measurement of the 17O(α,γ)21Ne reaction in inverse kinematics and its impact on heavy element production (2019)
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Taggart, M. P., Akers, C., Laird, A. M., Hager, U., Ruiz, C., Hutcheon, D. A., …Williams, M. (2019). A direct measurement of the 17O(α,γ)21Ne reaction in inverse kinematics and its impact on heavy element production. Physics letters. B, 798, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2019.134894

© 2019 The Authors During the slow neutron capture process in massive stars, reactions on light elements can both produce and absorb neutrons thereby influencing the final heavy element abundances. At low metallicities, the high neutron capture rate... Read More

Dynamics and Deposition of Sediment-Bearing Multi- Pulsed Flows and Geological Implication (2019)
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Ho, V. L., Dorrell, R. M., Keevil, G. M., Thomas, R. E., Burns, A. D., Baas, J. H., & Mccaffrey, W. D. (in press). Dynamics and Deposition of Sediment-Bearing Multi- Pulsed Flows and Geological Implication. Journal of Sedimentary Research,

Previous studies on dilute, multi-pulsed, subaqueous saline flows have demonstrated that pulses will inevitably advect forwards to merge with the flow front. On the assumption that pulse merging occurs in natural-scale turbidity currents, it was sugg... Read More

NuGrid stellar data set - III. Updated low-mass AGB models and s-process nucleosynthesis with metallicities Z=0.01, Z=0.02 and Z=0.03 (2019)
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Battino, U., Tattersall, A., Lederer-Woods, C., Herwig, F., Denissenkov, P., Hirschi, R., …Pignatari, M. (2019). NuGrid stellar data set - III. Updated low-mass AGB models and s-process nucleosynthesis with metallicities Z=0.01, Z=0.02 and Z=0.03. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 489(1), 1082–1098. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz2158

The production of the neutron-capture isotopes beyond iron that we observe today in the solar system is the result of the combined contribution of the r-process, the s-process and possibly the i-process. Low-mass AGB (1.5 < M/M⊙ < 3) and massive (M >... Read More

Star-Forming, Rotating Spheroidal Galaxies in the GAMA and SAMI Surveys (2019)
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Moffett, A. J., Phillipps, S., Robotham, A. S. G., Driver, S. P., Bremer, M. N., Cortese, L., …van de Sande, J. (2019). Star-Forming, Rotating Spheroidal Galaxies in the GAMA and SAMI Surveys. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 489(2), 2830–2843. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz2237

The Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey has morphologically identified a class of ‘Little Blue Spheroid’ (LBS) galaxies whose relationship to other classes of galaxies we now examine in detail. Considering a sample of 868 LBSs, we find that such g... Read More

Cu and Zn isotope fractionation during extreme chemical weathering (2019)
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Little, S. H., Munson, S., Prytulak, J., Coles, B. J., Hammond, S. J., & Widdowson, M. (2019). Cu and Zn isotope fractionation during extreme chemical weathering. Geochimica et cosmochimica acta, 263, 85-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2019.07.057

Copper and Zn are trace metal micronutrients whose stable isotope systematics are receiving increasing attention as possible paleoenvironmental tracers. However, to realise this potential, their behaviour during chemical weathering must be better con... Read More

Dynamic electric field alignment of metal-organic framework micro- rods (2019)
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Cheng, F., Young, A. J., Bouillard, J. G., Kemp, N. T., Guillet-Nicolas, R., Hall, C. H., …Chin, J. M. (2019). Dynamic electric field alignment of metal-organic framework micro- rods. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141(33), 12989-12993. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.9b06320

Alignment of Metal Organic Framework (MOF) crystals has previously been performed via careful control of oriented MOF growth on substrates, as well as by dynamic magnetic alignment. We show here that microrod crystals of the MOF NU-1000 can also be d... Read More

Novel methods of estimating relative pollen productivity; a key parameter for reconstruction of past land cover from pollen records (2019)
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Fang, Y., Ma, C., & Bunting, M. J. (in press). Novel methods of estimating relative pollen productivity; a key parameter for reconstruction of past land cover from pollen records. Progress in physical geography, 030913331986180. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309133319861808

Reconstructing land cover from pollen data using mathematical models of the relationship between them has the potential to translate the many thousand pollen records produced over the last 100 years (over 2300 radiocarbon-dated pollen records exist... Read More