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GANs-based Data Augmentation for Citrus Disease Severity Detection Using Deep Learning (2020)
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Zeng, Q., Ma, X., Cheng, B., Zhou, E., & Pang, W. (2020). GANs-based Data Augmentation for Citrus Disease Severity Detection Using Deep Learning. IEEE access : practical innovations, open solutions, 8, 172882-172891. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2020.3025196

Recently, many Deep Learning models have been employed to classify different kinds of plant diseases, but very little work has been done for disease severity detection. However, it is more important to master the severities of plant diseases accurate... Read More about GANs-based Data Augmentation for Citrus Disease Severity Detection Using Deep Learning.

Hyperthyroidism, and bone mineral density : dissecting the causal association with Mendelian randomization analysis (2020)
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Deshmukh, H., Papageorgiou, M., Aye, M., England, J., Abdalla, M., & Sathyapalan, T. (in press). Hyperthyroidism, and bone mineral density : dissecting the causal association with Mendelian randomization analysis. Clinical Endocrinology, https://doi.org/10.1111/cen.14330

Introduction Untreated hyperthyroidism is associated with accelerated bone turnover, low bone mineral density (BMD) and increased susceptibility to fragility fractures. Although treatment appears to improve or even reverse some of these adverse skel... Read More about Hyperthyroidism, and bone mineral density : dissecting the causal association with Mendelian randomization analysis.

Fire risk reduction on the margins of an urbanizing world (2020)
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Walls, R. S., Bankoff, G., Rush, D., Cooper-Knock, S. J., Gibson, L., Hirst, L., …Walls, R. (in press). Fire risk reduction on the margins of an urbanizing world. Disaster Prevention and Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/DPM-06-2020-0191

Globally, over 95% of fire related deaths and injuries occur in low- and middle-income countries. Within informal settlements, the risk of fire resulting in injury or death is particularly high. This paper examines fire risks in informal settlements... Read More about Fire risk reduction on the margins of an urbanizing world.

Chirality enhancement in macro-chiral liquid crystal nanoparticles (2020)
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Yu, H., Welch, C., Qu, W., Schubert, C. J., Liu, F., Siligardi, G., & Mehl, G. H. (2020). Chirality enhancement in macro-chiral liquid crystal nanoparticles. Materials Horizons, 7(11), 3021-3027. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0mh01274b

The amplification of molecular chirality by metal nanoparticles (NPs) is an important and rapidly evolving field in nanomaterial research with wide applications in smart materials, catalysis, and solvent-solute interactions. Here we present the resul... Read More about Chirality enhancement in macro-chiral liquid crystal nanoparticles.

The Prepare for Kidney Care Study: prepare for renal dialysis versus responsive management in advanced chronic kidney disease (2020)
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Murphy, E., Burns, A., Murtagh, F. E. M., Rooshenas, L., & Caskey, F. J. (in press). The Prepare for Kidney Care Study: prepare for renal dialysis versus responsive management in advanced chronic kidney disease. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, https://doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfaa209

Shared decision making in advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) requires unbiased information on survival and person-centred outcomes known to matter to patients: quality of life, symptom burden and support from family and healthcare professionals. T... Read More about The Prepare for Kidney Care Study: prepare for renal dialysis versus responsive management in advanced chronic kidney disease.

Nonlinear model predictive control (NMPC) of the solvent-based post-combustion CO2 capture process (2020)
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Akinola, T. E., Oko, E., Wu, X., Ma, K., & Wang, M. (2020). Nonlinear model predictive control (NMPC) of the solvent-based post-combustion CO2 capture process. Energy, 213, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.118840

The flexible operation capability of solvent-based post-combustion capture (PCC) process is vital to efficiently meet the load variation requirement in the integrated upstream power plant. This can be achieved through the deployment of an appropriate... Read More about Nonlinear model predictive control (NMPC) of the solvent-based post-combustion CO2 capture process.

ERS Scientific Working Group 09.04 ‘Psychologists and Behavioural Scientists’: the next step towards multidisciplinary respiratory care (2020)
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von Leupoldt, A., Jane Brighton, L., Peters, J., Volpato, E., Verkleij, M., Hutchinson, A., …Spruit, M. A. (2020). ERS Scientific Working Group 09.04 ‘Psychologists and Behavioural Scientists’: the next step towards multidisciplinary respiratory care. European respiratory journal, 56(3), https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.01881-2020

Application of Algorithmic Cognitive Decision Trust Modeling for Cyber Security Within Organisations (2020)
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Rodgers, W., Attah-Boakye, R., & Adams, K. (2020). Application of Algorithmic Cognitive Decision Trust Modeling for Cyber Security Within Organisations. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, https://doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2020.3019218

Cybercrime continues to cause increasing threat to business processes, eroding stakeholders’ trust in Internet technologies. In this article, we explore how six dominant algorithmic trust positions facilitate cognitive processing, which, in turn, can... Read More about Application of Algorithmic Cognitive Decision Trust Modeling for Cyber Security Within Organisations.

Dignity, well-being and identity: a qualitative study of older people’s interpretations of how healthcare workers speak to them (2020)
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Draper, P., & Hilton, A. (in press). Dignity, well-being and identity: a qualitative study of older people’s interpretations of how healthcare workers speak to them. Nursing older people, https://doi.org/10.7748/nop.2020.e1261

Background: The initial interaction between an older person and a nurse, and how the older person interprets this interaction, is important and sometimes overlooked. Evidence suggests that the way healthcare workers speak to older people can negative... Read More about Dignity, well-being and identity: a qualitative study of older people’s interpretations of how healthcare workers speak to them.

Double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of mifepristone on cognition and depression in alcohol dependence (2020)
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Donoghue, K., Rose, A., Coulton, S., Coleman, R., Milward, J., Phillips, T., …Little, H. (2020). Double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of mifepristone on cognition and depression in alcohol dependence. Trials, 21(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-020-04726-z

Alcohol dependence is a significant issue contributing to disease burden. Changes in cortisol concentrations during alcohol withdrawal are associated with cognitive deficits and symptoms of depression. Current treatments are only successful for a sma... Read More about Double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of mifepristone on cognition and depression in alcohol dependence.

Double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of mifepristone on cognition and depression in alcohol dependence (2020)
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Donoghue, K., Rose, A., Coulton, S., Coleman, R., Milward, J., Philips, T., …Little, H. (2020). Double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of mifepristone on cognition and depression in alcohol dependence. Trials, 21(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-020-04726-z

Alcohol dependence is a significant issue contributing to disease burden. Changes in cortisol concentrations during alcohol withdrawal are associated with cognitive deficits and symptoms of depression. Current treatments are only successful for a sma... Read More about Double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of mifepristone on cognition and depression in alcohol dependence.

Real Exchange Rate Misalignments of Libyan Dinar: Fundamentals and Markov Switching Regimes (2020)
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Bhattarai, K., & Ben-Naser, A. (2020). Real Exchange Rate Misalignments of Libyan Dinar: Fundamentals and Markov Switching Regimes. Journal of Development Economics and Finance, 1(1), 151-162

This study found evidence for a time-varying misalignments of equilibrium RER of the Libyan dinar. Markov switching model explains the overvaluation episodes during. Policy makers should urgently align the actual exchange rate very close to the movem... Read More about Real Exchange Rate Misalignments of Libyan Dinar: Fundamentals and Markov Switching Regimes.

Value for money and the commodification of higher education: front-line narratives (2020)
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Wilkinson, L. C., & Wilkinson, M. D. (in press). Value for money and the commodification of higher education: front-line narratives. Teaching in higher education, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2020.1819226

This paper provides a critical interrogation of government-led reform of higher education (HE) in England. Its focus is marketisation, and in particular, the concepts of ‘value for money’ (VFM), teaching excellence, and students as educational consum... Read More about Value for money and the commodification of higher education: front-line narratives.

Study of the impacts of supplements on the specific methane production during anaerobic digestion of the West African Gamba and Guinea Grass (2020)
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Egwu, U., Sallis, P., & Oko, E. (2021). Study of the impacts of supplements on the specific methane production during anaerobic digestion of the West African Gamba and Guinea Grass. Fuel, 285, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2020.119060

Nutrient supplementation could improve the biomethane production of different biomass feedstocks during anaerobic digestion. In this study, the impact of nutrient supplementation on the anaerobic digestion of the West African Gamba and Guinea Grass f... Read More about Study of the impacts of supplements on the specific methane production during anaerobic digestion of the West African Gamba and Guinea Grass.

The Role of Ethnic Characteristics in the Effect of Income Shocks on African Conflict (2020)
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Perez Sebastian, F. (2021). The Role of Ethnic Characteristics in the Effect of Income Shocks on African Conflict. World Development, 137, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2020.105153

This paper disentangles the ethnic drivers of the effect of food-related income shocks on African conflict employing geolocalized information. We consider diversity and political ethnic variables and several conflict definitions. We find that differe... Read More about The Role of Ethnic Characteristics in the Effect of Income Shocks on African Conflict.

Evaluating whether MPA management measures meet ecological principles for effective biodiversity protection (2020)
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Hopkins, C., Burns, N., Brooker, E., Dolman, S., Devenport, E., Duncan, C., & Bailey, D. (2020). Evaluating whether MPA management measures meet ecological principles for effective biodiversity protection. Acta Oecologica, 108, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actao.2020.103625

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have been implemented as a spatial management tool throughout the world in order to meet targets for marine biodiversity conservation. The success of MPAs in achieving biodiversity conservation objectives is strongly dep... Read More about Evaluating whether MPA management measures meet ecological principles for effective biodiversity protection.

Evaluation of the $^{13}$N($\alpha$,p)$^{16}$O thermonuclear reaction rate and its impact on the isotopic composition of supernova grains (2020)
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M. Laird, A., G. Pellegriti, M., Meyer, A., de Séréville, N., Laird, A., Hammache, F., …Tatischeff, V. (2020). Evaluation of the $^{13}$N($\alpha$,p)$^{16}$O thermonuclear reaction rate and its impact on the isotopic composition of supernova grains. Physical Review C, 102(3), https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.102.035803

It has been suggested that hydrogen ingestion into the helium shell of massive stars could lead to high $^{13}$C and $^{15}$N excesses when the shock of a core-collapse supernova passes through its helium shell. This prediction questions the origin o... Read More about Evaluation of the $^{13}$N($\alpha$,p)$^{16}$O thermonuclear reaction rate and its impact on the isotopic composition of supernova grains.