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Racism and hate speech – A critique of Scanlon’s Contractual Theory (2019)
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Cohen-Almagor, R. (2019). Racism and hate speech – A critique of Scanlon’s Contractual Theory. First Amendment Studies, 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/21689725.2019.1601579

The First Amendment is an important value in American liberal polity. Under this value, racism, hate speech and offensive speech are protected speech. This article scrutinizes one of the clear representatives of the American liberal polity - Thomas S... Read More

Bariatric surgery modulates urinary levels of microRNAs involved in the regulation of renal function (2019)
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Alkandari, A., Ashrafian, H., Sathyapalan, T., Darzi, A., Holmes, E., Athanasiou, T., …Gooderham, N. J. (2019). Bariatric surgery modulates urinary levels of microRNAs involved in the regulation of renal function. Frontiers in endocrinology, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2019.00319

Background: Obesity and diabetes cause chronic kidney disease with a common pathophysiology that is characterized by the accumulation of collagen in the extracellular matrix. Recent evidence has implicated the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EM... Read More

Breathing new life into old antibiotics: Overcoming antibacterial resistance by antibiotic-loaded nanogel carriers with cationic surface functionality (2019)
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Weldrick, P. J., Iveson, S., Hardman, M. J., & Paunov, V. N. (2019). Breathing new life into old antibiotics: Overcoming antibacterial resistance by antibiotic-loaded nanogel carriers with cationic surface functionality. Nanoscale, 11(21), 10472-10485. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8nr10022e

Multidrug-resistant pathogens are prevalent in chronic wounds. There is an urgent need to develop novel antimicrobials and formulation strategies that can overcome antibiotic resistance and provide a safe alternative to traditional antibiotics. This... Read More

Comparing questionnaires across cultures: using Mokken scaling to compare the Italian and English versions of the MOLES Index (2019)
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Aleo, G., Bagnasco, A., Watson, R., Dyson, J., Cowdell, F., Catania, G., …Sasso, L. (in press). Comparing questionnaires across cultures: using Mokken scaling to compare the Italian and English versions of the MOLES Index. Nursing Open, https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.297

Aim The aims of this study were: i) to translate the MOLES index from English to Italian and to compare the two versions using non-parametric item response theory. Design A online survey was used to gather data. Methods Forward and back-translation w... Read More

Adult “fast mapping” memory research has misinterpreted developmental word learning data (2019)
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O'Connor, R., & Riggs, K. (in press). Adult “fast mapping” memory research has misinterpreted developmental word learning data. Current directions in psychological science : a journal of the American Psychological Society,

‘Fast mapping’ is often used to refer to children’s remarkable ability to learn the meanings of new words under minimal exposure conditions, in ambiguous contexts. While it is one thing to claim that children are capable of learning words this way, i... Read More

Effectiveness of surgical fixation for lateral compression type one (LC-1) fragility fractures of the pelvis: a systematic review (2019)
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Booth, A., Ingoe, H. M. A., Northgraves, M., Coleman, E., Harden, M., Kassam, J., …McDaid, C. (2019). Effectiveness of surgical fixation for lateral compression type one (LC-1) fragility fractures of the pelvis: a systematic review. BMJ open, 9(5), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024737

Objectives To undertake a systematic review of the evidence base for the effectiveness of surgical fixation of lateral compression (LC-1) fragility fractures of the pelvis compared with non-surgical approaches. Searches MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochra... Read More

Synthesis of Ni-based catalysts by hexamethylenetetramine-nitrates solution combustion method for co-production of hydrogen and nanofibrous carbon from methane (2019)
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Kuvshinov, D. G., Kurmashov, P. B., Bannov, A. G., Popov, M. V., & Kuvshinov, G. G. (2019). Synthesis of Ni-based catalysts by hexamethylenetetramine-nitrates solution combustion method for co-production of hydrogen and nanofibrous carbon from methane. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 44(31), 16271-16286. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.04.179

It was shown that hexamethylenetetramine (HMT)is a new effective fuel for single-step solutions combustion synthesis (SCS)of supported Ni catalysts for methane decomposition into hydrogen and nanofibrous carbon. Several generalized chemical equations... Read More

League tables and concentric banding: how similar are the employment and education domains of the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010? (2019)
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Nolan, M. A., Reynolds, M., & Trotter, S. (in press). League tables and concentric banding: how similar are the employment and education domains of the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010?. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12061-019-09302-w

This paper seeks to provide further evidence about ‘league table’ orderings for deprivation in local areas, especially for two domains – employment and education – which seem likely to be closely related. Rather than relying solely on administrative... Read More

The Neoarchaean Uyea Gneiss Complex, Shetland: an onshore fragment of the Rae Craton on the European Plate (2019)
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Kinny, P., Strachan, R., Fowler, M., Clark, C., Davis, S., Jahn, I., …Dempsey, E. (2019). The Neoarchaean Uyea Gneiss Complex, Shetland: an onshore fragment of the Rae Craton on the European Plate. Journal of the Geological Society, https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2019-017

A tract of amphibolite facies granitic gneisses and metagabbros in northern Shetland, U.K., is here named the Uyea Gneiss Complex. Zircon U–Pb dating indicates emplacement of the igneous protoliths of the complex c. 2746–2726 Ma, at a later time than... Read More

The 2018 nuclear posture review: A return to warfighting? (2019)
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Lonsdale, D. J. (2019). The 2018 nuclear posture review: A return to warfighting?. Comparative Strategy, 38(2), 98-117. https://doi.org/10.1080/01495933.2019.1573074

The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) represents a significant shift in US nuclear weapons policy. Using Cold War vintage theory, this paper assesses whether the NPR signals a return to nuclear warfighting. The NPR is assessed against five primary dr... Read More

Epigenetic Control of Gene Expression in the Normal and Malignant Human Prostate: A Rapid Response Which Promotes Therapeutic Resistance (2019)
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Frame, F. M., & Maitland, N. J. (2019). Epigenetic Control of Gene Expression in the Normal and Malignant Human Prostate: A Rapid Response Which Promotes Therapeutic Resistance. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 20(10), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20102437

A successful prostate cancer must be capable of changing its phenotype in response to a variety of microenvironmental influences, such as adaptation to treatment or successful proliferation at a particular metastatic site. New cell phenotypes emerge... Read More

Health-related quality of life and well-being in people over 75 years of age with end-stage kidney disease managed with dialysis or comprehensive conservative care: A cross-sectional study in the UK and Australia (2019)
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Shah, K. K., Murtagh, F. E., McGeechan, K., Crail, S., Burns, A., Tran, A. D., & Morton, R. L. (2019). Health-related quality of life and well-being in people over 75 years of age with end-stage kidney disease managed with dialysis or comprehensive conservative care: A cross-sectional study in the UK and Australia. BMJ open, 9(5), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027776

© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2018. Re-use permitted under CC BY-NC. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ. Objective To measure health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and well-being in older people with end-stage ki... Read More

A 3D cephalometric protocol for the accurate quantification of the craniofacial symmetry and facial growth (2019)
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Pinheiro, M., Ma, X., Fagan, M. J., McIntyre, G. T., Lin, P., Sivamurthy, G., & Mossey, P. A. (2019). A 3D cephalometric protocol for the accurate quantification of the craniofacial symmetry and facial growth. Journal of Biological Engineering, 13(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13036-019-0171-6

© 2019 The Author(s). Background: Cephalometric analysis is used to evaluate facial growth, to study the anatomical relationships within the face. Cephalometric assessment is based on 2D radiographic images, either the sagittal or coronal planes and... Read More

Using failed supernovae to constrain the Galactic r-process element production (2019)
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Wehmeyer, B., Fröhlich, C., Côté, B., Pignatari, M., & Thielemann, F. (2019). Using failed supernovae to constrain the Galactic r-process element production. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 487(2), 1745-1753. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz1310

Rapid neutron capture process (r-process) elements have been detected in a large fraction of metal-poor halo stars, with abundances relative to iron (Fe) that vary by over two orders of magnitude. This scatter is reduced to less than a factor of 3 in... Read More

The development and validation of the Adolescent Sport Drug Inventory (ASDI) among athletes from four continents (2019)
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Nicholls, A., Levy, A., Meir, R., Sanctuary, C., Jones, L., Baghurst, T., …Perry, J. (in press). The development and validation of the Adolescent Sport Drug Inventory (ASDI) among athletes from four continents. Psychological assessment,

A significant barrier to understanding the psycho-social antecedents of doping use among adolescent athletes is the lack of valid measures. In order to address this issue, the first aim of this paper was to develop and validate the Adolescent Sport D... Read More

Brexit and the decentred state (2019)
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Beech, M. (in press). Brexit and the decentred state. Public policy and administration,

The aim of this article is to examine Brexit through the lens of decentred theory as articulated by Bevir (2013) in A Theory of Governance. Decentered theory regards the British state as neither a monolith (as per modernist social science) nor a myt... Read More

Variability management in safety-critical systems design & dependability analysis (2019)
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De Oliveira, A., Braga, R., Masiero, P., Parker, D., Papadopoulos, Y., Habli, I., & Kelly, T. (in press). Variability management in safety-critical systems design & dependability analysis. Journal of software : evolution and process,

Safety-critical systems are of paramount importance for many application domains where safety properties are a key driver to engineer critical aspects and avoid system failures. However, the integration of safety analyses in the development process i... Read More

The relationship between mental toughness and cognitive control: evidence from the item-method directed forgetting task (2019)
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Dewhurst, S. A., Anderson, R. J., Howe, D., & Clough, P. J. (in press). The relationship between mental toughness and cognitive control: evidence from the item-method directed forgetting task. Applied Cognitive Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3570

Previous research by the authors (Dewhurst, Anderson. Cotter, Crust, & Clough, 2012) found that mental toughness, as measured by the Mental Toughness Questionnaire 48 (MTQ48; Clough, Earle, & Sewell, 2002), was significantly associated with performan... Read More

‘Start not, gentle reader!’: Re-reading Alicia LeFanu’s Helen Monteagle (1818) (2019)
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Fitzer, A. (in press). ‘Start not, gentle reader!’: Re-reading Alicia LeFanu’s Helen Monteagle (1818). Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780-1840,

This article is the first to re-read Helen Monteagle as a contribution to understandings of the variety of prose fiction published in the Romantic period. Its circulation in print coincided with that of Frankenstein and Northanger Abbey, and its disa... Read More