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Diatom Biofilms: Ecosystem Engineering And Niche Construction (2021)
Book Chapter
Paterson, D. M. .., & Hope, J. (in press). Diatom Biofilms: Ecosystem Engineering And Niche Construction. In R. Gordon, S. A. Cohn, & K. M. Manoylov (Eds.), Diatom Gliding Motility: Biology and Applications. Wiley

Ecology is complex and while there is a modern drive towards a holistic or “ecosystem approach” for managing marine systems, we are still a long way from fully understanding the interactions between the various components of different ecosystems and... Read More about Diatom Biofilms: Ecosystem Engineering And Niche Construction.

Bayesian Value-at-Risk backtesting: The case of annuity pricing (2021)
Journal Article
Leung, M., Li, Y., Pantelous, A. A., & Vigne, S. A. (in press). Bayesian Value-at-Risk backtesting: The case of annuity pricing. European journal of operational research, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2020.12.051

We propose new Unconditional, Independence and Conditional Coverage VaR-forecast backtests for the case of annuity pricing under a Bayesian framework that significantly minimise the direct and indirect effects of -hacking or other biased outcomes in... Read More about Bayesian Value-at-Risk backtesting: The case of annuity pricing.

The role of intermolecular interactions in stabilizing the structure of the nematic twist-bend phase (2021)
Journal Article
Merkel, K., Loska, B., Welch, C., Mehl, G. H., & Kocot, A. (2021). The role of intermolecular interactions in stabilizing the structure of the nematic twist-bend phase. RSC advances, 11(5), 2917-2925. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0ra10481g

The understanding of the relationship between molecular structure and the formation of the nematic twistbend phase is still at an early stage of development. This is mainly related to molecular geometry, while the correlation between the nematic twis... Read More about The role of intermolecular interactions in stabilizing the structure of the nematic twist-bend phase.

A brief review on novel pyrene based fluorometric and colorimetric chemosensors for the detection of Cu2+ (2021)
Journal Article
Kowser, Z., Rayhan, U., Akther, T., Redshaw, C., & Yamato, T. (2021). A brief review on novel pyrene based fluorometric and colorimetric chemosensors for the detection of Cu2+. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, https://doi.org/10.1039/d0qm01008a

The development of colorimetric and fluorometric chemosensors that are able to detect Cu2+ ions by a change of colour and fluorescence intensity have been described. Herein, chemosensors that have pyrene functional groups as the signaling moiety will... Read More about A brief review on novel pyrene based fluorometric and colorimetric chemosensors for the detection of Cu2+.

PI3K inhibition as a novel therapeutic strategy for neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy resistant oesophageal adenocarcinoma (2021)
Journal Article
Edge, S. D., Renard, I., Pyne, E., Li, C., Moody, H., Roy, R., …Pires, I. M. (in press). PI3K inhibition as a novel therapeutic strategy for neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy resistant oesophageal adenocarcinoma. British Journal of Radiology, https://doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20201191

Objectives Neoadjuvant chemo-radiotherapy (neo-CRT) prior to surgery is the standard of care for oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC) patients. Unfortunately, most patients fail to respond to treatment. MiR-187 was previously shown to be downregulated in... Read More about PI3K inhibition as a novel therapeutic strategy for neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy resistant oesophageal adenocarcinoma.

Moral injury in healthcare professionals: A scoping review and discussion (2021)
Journal Article
Čartolovni, A., Stolt, M., Scott, P. A., & Suhonen, R. (in press). Moral injury in healthcare professionals: A scoping review and discussion. Nursing Ethics, https://doi.org/10.1177/0969733020966776

Moral injury emerged in the healthcare discussion quite recently because of the difficulties and challenges healthcare workers and healthcare systems face in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moral injury involves a deep emotional wound and is un... Read More about Moral injury in healthcare professionals: A scoping review and discussion.

Policing a new domestic abuse crime: effects of force-wide training on arrests for coercive control (2021)
Journal Article
Brennan, I., Myhill, A., Tagliaferri, G., & Tapley, J. (in press). Policing a new domestic abuse crime: effects of force-wide training on arrests for coercive control. Policing and Society, https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2020.1862838

Following a pre-registered study design, we estimated the effect of police force-wide domestic abuse training on arrests for the new crime of ‘controlling or coercive behaviour’. Using data on monthly counts of arrest for controlling or coercive beha... Read More about Policing a new domestic abuse crime: effects of force-wide training on arrests for coercive control.

Arginine methylation: the promise of a ‘silver bullet’ for brain tumours? (2021)
Journal Article
Samuel, S. F., Samuel, S. F., Barry, A., Greenman, J., & Beltran-Alvarez, P. (in press). Arginine methylation: the promise of a ‘silver bullet’ for brain tumours?. Amino acids, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00726-020-02937-x

Despite intense research efforts, our pharmaceutical repertoire against high-grade brain tumours has not been able to increase patient survival for a decade and life expectancy remains at less than 16 months after diagnosis, on average. Inhibitors of... Read More about Arginine methylation: the promise of a ‘silver bullet’ for brain tumours?.

Community Occupational Therapy for people with dementia and family carers (COTiD-UK) versus treatment as usual (Valuing Active Life in Dementia [VALID]) study: A single-blind, randomised controlled trial (2021)
Journal Article
Wenborn, J., O’Keeffe, A. G., Mountain, G., Moniz-Cook, E., King, M., Omar, R. Z., …Orrell, M. (2021). Community Occupational Therapy for people with dementia and family carers (COTiD-UK) versus treatment as usual (Valuing Active Life in Dementia [VALID]) study: A single-blind, randomised controlled trial. PLoS Medicine, 18(1), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003433

Background: We aimed to estimate the clinical effectiveness of Community Occupational Therapy for people with dementia and family carers–UK version (Community Occupational Therapy in Dementia–UK version [COTiD-UK]) relative to treatment as usual (TAU... Read More about Community Occupational Therapy for people with dementia and family carers (COTiD-UK) versus treatment as usual (Valuing Active Life in Dementia [VALID]) study: A single-blind, randomised controlled trial.

The role of lithospheric thickness in the formation of ocean islands and seamounts: contrasts between the Louisville and Emperor-Hawaiian hotspot trails (2021)
Journal Article
Fitton, J. G., Williams, R., Barry, T. L., & Saunders, A. D. (in press). The role of lithospheric thickness in the formation of ocean islands and seamounts: contrasts between the Louisville and Emperor-Hawaiian hotspot trails. Journal of Petrology, https://doi.org/10.1093/petrology/egaa111

The Hawaii-Emperor and Louisville seamounts form the two most prominent time-progressive hotspot trails on Earth. Both formed over a similar time interval on lithosphere with a similar range of ages and thickness. The Hawaii-Emperor seamounts are lar... Read More about The role of lithospheric thickness in the formation of ocean islands and seamounts: contrasts between the Louisville and Emperor-Hawaiian hotspot trails.

Equilibrating ripple effect, disturbing information cascade effect and regional disparity – A perspective from China's tiered housing markets (2021)
Journal Article
Xiao, Q. (in press). Equilibrating ripple effect, disturbing information cascade effect and regional disparity – A perspective from China's tiered housing markets. International journal of finance & economics : IJFE, https://doi.org/10.1002/ijfe.2453

The current study investigates the role of the tier-one cities of China in affecting regional disparities within and across its five mega-city clusters, through the lens of housing market. For that purpose, an equilibrating ripple effect is different... Read More about Equilibrating ripple effect, disturbing information cascade effect and regional disparity – A perspective from China's tiered housing markets.

Order book price impact in the Chinese soybean futures market (2021)
Journal Article
Jin, M., Kearney, F., Li, Y., & Yang, Y. C. (in press). Order book price impact in the Chinese soybean futures market. International journal of finance & economics : IJFE, https://doi.org/10.1002/ijfe.2439

We study the price impact of order flow in the world's largest soybean meal futures markets. Our intraday results indicate that incoming orders can be used to explain and predict future price changes. Our results are shown to be robust to various ord... Read More about Order book price impact in the Chinese soybean futures market.

A Call to Evaluate Plastic’s Impacts on Marine, Benthic Ecosystem Interaction Networks (2021)
Journal Article
Ladewig, S. M., Bianchi, T. S., Coco, G., Hope, J. A., & Thrush, S. F. (in press). A Call to Evaluate Plastic’s Impacts on Marine, Benthic Ecosystem Interaction Networks. Environmental pollution, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2021.116423

Plastic pollution continues to seep into natural and pristine habitats. Emerging laboratory-based research has evoked concern regarding plastic’s impact on ecosystem structure and function, the essence of the ecosystem services that supports our life... Read More about A Call to Evaluate Plastic’s Impacts on Marine, Benthic Ecosystem Interaction Networks.

Young Children's Well-being: Social Isolation During The COVID-19 Lockdown and Effective Strategies (2021)
Journal Article
Urbina-Garcia, A., & Urbina-Garcia, A. (2021). Young Children's Well-being: Social Isolation During The COVID-19 Lockdown and Effective Strategies. Diálogos sobre educación : temas actuales en investigación educativa, 22(12), 1-16

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has triggered a worldwide epidemic emergency which is an international concern that poses a number of challenges to the physical and mental health of humans across the globe. Like businesses and universities, schools arou... Read More about Young Children's Well-being: Social Isolation During The COVID-19 Lockdown and Effective Strategies.

An empirical study of assurance in the UK government major projects portfolio: from data to recommendations, to action or inaction (2021)
Journal Article
Kirkham, R. J., Cooke-Davies, T., Vo, H., Kirkham, R., Williams, T. M., Howells, A., & Forster, R. (2021). An empirical study of assurance in the UK government major projects portfolio: from data to recommendations, to action or inaction. International journal of managing projects in business, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-10-2019-0242

© 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Effective and robust governance of major projects and programmes in the public sector is crucial to the accountability of the state and the transparency of state spending. The theoretical discourse on gove... Read More about An empirical study of assurance in the UK government major projects portfolio: from data to recommendations, to action or inaction.