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Amplified antimicrobial action of chlorhexidine encapsulated in PDAC-functionalized acrylate copolymer nanogel carriers (2018)
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Al-Awady, M. J., Weldrick, P. J., Hardman, M. J., Greenway, G. M., & Paunov, V. N. (2018). Amplified antimicrobial action of chlorhexidine encapsulated in PDAC-functionalized acrylate copolymer nanogel carriers. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 2(11), 2032-2044. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8qm00343b

We have developed and tested a novel functionalised nanocarrier for chlorhexidine (CHX) which provides a very strong enhancement of its antimicrobial action. The nanocarrier was based on lightly-cross-linked acrylate copolymer nanogel particles loade... Read More

The adaptation of dunes to changes in river flow (2018)
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Reesink, A. J. H., Parsons, D. R., Ashworth, P. J., Best, J. L., Hardy, R. J., Murphy, B. J., …Unsworth, C. (2018). The adaptation of dunes to changes in river flow. Earth-Science Reviews, 185, 1065-1087. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2018.09.002

The dunes that cover the beds of most alluvial channels change in size and shape over time and in space, which in turn affects the flow and sediment-transport dynamics of the river. However, both the precise mechanisms of such adaptation of dunes, an... Read More

An adaptive ensemble approach to ambient intelligence assisted people search (2018)
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Xue, D., Wang, X., Zhu, J., Davis, D., Wang, B., Zhao, W., …Cheng, Y. (2018). An adaptive ensemble approach to ambient intelligence assisted people search. Applied System Innovation, 1(3), https://doi.org/10.3390/asi1030033

Some machine learning algorithms have shown a better overall recognition rate for facial 11 recognition than humans, provided that the models are trained with massive image databases of 12 human faces. However, it is still a challenge to use existing... Read More

The kinematics of cluster galaxies via velocity dispersion profiles (2018)
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Bilton, L. E., & Pimbblet, K. A. (2018). The kinematics of cluster galaxies via velocity dispersion profiles. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 481(2), 1507-1521. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty2379

© 2018 The Author(s). We present an analysis of the kinematics of a sample of 14 galaxy clusters via velocity dispersion profiles (VDPs), compiled using cluster parameters defined within the X-Ray Galaxy Clusters Database (BAX) cross-matched with dat... Read More

Towards “green” viscoelastically prestressed composites: Cellulose fibre reinforcement (2018)
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Qin, Y., & Fancey, K. S. (2018). Towards “green” viscoelastically prestressed composites: Cellulose fibre reinforcement. Composites. Part B, Engineering, 154, 439-448. doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.08.096

With growing concerns over environmental issues, fibre reinforced composites based on renewable, biodegradable low-cost cellulosic/cellulose fibres increasingly attract interest. This paper reports on the first study to produce viscoelastically prest... Read More

Design and fabrication of whisker hybrid ceramic membranes with narrow pore size distribution and high permeability via co-sintering process (2018)
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Zou, D., Ke, X., Qiu, M., Chen, X., & Fan, Y. (2018). Design and fabrication of whisker hybrid ceramic membranes with narrow pore size distribution and high permeability via co-sintering process. Ceramics international, 44(17), 21159-21169. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2018.08.161

Ceramic microfiltration membranes (MF) with narrow pore size distribution and high permeability are widely used for the preparation of ceramic ultrafiltration membranes (UF) and in wastewater treatment. In this work, a whisker hybrid ceramic membrane... Read More

Characterization of large tilt-angle flexoelectro-optic switching in chiral nematic liquid crystal devices (2018)
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Wang, X., Fells, J. A. J., Welch, C., Tamba, M., Mehl, G. H., Morris, S. M., & Elston, S. J. (2019). Characterization of large tilt-angle flexoelectro-optic switching in chiral nematic liquid crystal devices. Liquid crystals, 46(3), 408-414. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678292.2018.1502822

The “flexoelastic ratio”, which is the ratio of the effective flexoelectric coefficient to the elastic coefficients, is commonly used to characterize the electro-optic behavior of chiral nematic liquid crystal (LC) devices that exhibit flexoelectro-o... Read More

Linear groups and computation (2018)
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Detinko, A. S., & Flannery, D. L. (in press). Linear groups and computation. Expositiones Mathematicae, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exmath.2018.07.002

We present an exposition of our ongoing project in a new area of applicable mathematics: practical computation with finitely generated linear groups over infinite fields. Methodology and algorithms available for this class of groups are surveyed. We... Read More

Force–length relation of skeletal muscles: from sarcomeres to myofibril (2018)
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Hou, M. (2018). Force–length relation of skeletal muscles: from sarcomeres to myofibril. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 17(6), 1797-1810. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10237-018-1057-0

Sarcomeres are building blocks of skeletal muscles. Given force–length relations of sarcomeres serially connected in a myofibril, the myofibril force–length relation can be uniquely determined. Necessary and sufficient conditions are derived for capa... Read More

Classification of bird species from video using appearance and motion features (2018)
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Atanbori, J., Duan, W., Shaw, E., Appiah, K., & Dickinson, P. (2018). Classification of bird species from video using appearance and motion features. Ecological informatics, 48, 12-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2018.07.005

The monitoring of bird populations can provide important information on the state of sensitive ecosystems; however, the manual collection of reliable population data is labour-intensive, time-consuming, and potentially error prone. Automated monitori... Read More

Long-term imaging of calcium dynamics using genetically encoded calcium indicators and automatic tracking of cultured cells (2018)
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Razlivanov, I., Liew, T., Moore, E. W., Al-Kathiri, A., Bartram, T., Kuvshinov, D., & Nikolaev, A. (2018). Long-term imaging of calcium dynamics using genetically encoded calcium indicators and automatic tracking of cultured cells. BioTechniques, 65(1), 37-39. https://doi.org/10.2144/btn-2018-0024

© 2018 Future Science. All rights reserved. Calcium dynamics is crucial for many signaling pathways and cell functions. Understanding how calcium regulates cell function often requires long-term imaging of calcium dynamics. Here we report a methodolo... Read More

Plastic scintillator-based microfluidic devices for miniaturized detection of Positron Emission Tomography radiopharmaceuticals (2018)
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Tarn, M. D., Kızılyer, N. Y., Esfahani, M. M. N., Joshi, P., Brown, N. J., Pamme, N., …Archibald, S. J. (2018). Plastic scintillator-based microfluidic devices for miniaturized detection of Positron Emission Tomography radiopharmaceuticals. Chemistry : a European journal, 24(52), 13749-13753. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201802395

A miniaturized radio-HPLC detector has been developed comprising a microfluidic device fabricated from plastic scintillator in combination with a silicon photomultiplier light sensor, and tested with samples containing a positron-emitting radionuclid... Read More

Visualization of diffusion limited antimicrobial peptide attack on supported lipid membranes (2018)
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Heath, G. R., Harrison, P. L., Strong, P. N., Evans, S. D., & Miller, K. (2018). Visualization of diffusion limited antimicrobial peptide attack on supported lipid membranes. Soft matter, 14(29), 6146-6154. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8sm00707a

Understanding the mechanism of action of antimicrobial peptides (AMP) is fundamental to the development and design of peptide based antimicrobials. Utilizing fast-scan atomic force microscopy (AFM) we detail the attack of an AMP on both prototypical... Read More

Mu-DNA: a modular universal DNA extraction method adaptable for a wide range of sample types (2018)
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Sellers, G. S., Di Muri, C., Gómez, A., & Hänfling, B. (2018). Mu-DNA: a modular universal DNA extraction method adaptable for a wide range of sample types. Metabarcoding and Metagenomics, 2, e24556. https://doi.org/10.3897/mbmg.2.24556

Efficient DNA extraction is fundamental to molecular studies. However, commercial kits are expensive when a large number of samples need to be processed. Here we present a simple, modular and adaptable DNA extraction ‘toolkit’ for the isolation of hi... Read More

In situ growth of ultrathin Co-MOF nanosheets on α-Fe 2 O 3 hematite nanorods for efficient photoelectrochemical water oxidation (2018)
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Zhang, Q., Wang, H., Dong, Y., Yan, J., Ke, X., Wu, Q., & Xue, S. (2018). In situ growth of ultrathin Co-MOF nanosheets on α-Fe 2 O 3 hematite nanorods for efficient photoelectrochemical water oxidation. Solar Energy, 171, 388-396. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2018.06.086

Efficient charge transport is an important factor in photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting. The charge transfer at the semiconductor/electrolyte interface is of great importance, especially for the complex water oxidation reaction. In this study... Read More

The effects of temporary exclusion of activity due to wind farm construction on a lobster (Homarus gammarus) fishery suggests a potential management approach (2018)
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Roach, M., Cohen, M., Forster, R., Revill, A. S., & Johnson, M. (2018). The effects of temporary exclusion of activity due to wind farm construction on a lobster (Homarus gammarus) fishery suggests a potential management approach. ICES journal of marine science : journal du conseil, 75(4), 1416-1426. https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsy006

Offshore wind farms form an important part of many countries strategy for responding to the threat of climate change but their development can conflict with other offshore activities. Static gear fisheries targeting sedentary benthic species are par... Read More

The local rotation curve of the Milky Way based on SEGUE and RAVE data (2018)
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Sysoliatina, K., Just, A., Golubov, O., Parker, Q. A., Grebel, E. K., Kordopatis, G., …Watson, F. (2018). The local rotation curve of the Milky Way based on SEGUE and RAVE data. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 614, (A63). doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201731143. ISSN 0004-6361

Aims. We construct the rotation curve of the Milky Way in the extended solar neighbourhood using a sample of Sloan Extension for Galactic Understanding and Exploration (SEGUE) G-dwarfs. We investigate the rotation curve shape for the presence of any... Read More

Selective radiolabelling with 68Ga under mild conditions: a route towards a porphyrin PET/PDT theranostic agent (2018)
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Yap, S. Y., Price, T. W., Savoie, H., Boyle, R. W., & Stasiuk, G. J. (2018). Selective radiolabelling with 68Ga under mild conditions: a route towards a porphyrin PET/PDT theranostic agent. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 54(57), 7952-7954. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8cc03897j

A theranostic conjugate for use as a positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracer and as a photosensitiser for photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been synthesised. A water-soluble porphyrin was coupled with the bifunctional chelate, H4Dpaa.ga. This con... Read More

Relationships between walking speed, T-score and age with gait parameters in older post-menopausal women with low bone mineral density (2018)
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Dostanpor, A., Dobson, C. A., & Vanicek, N. (2018). Relationships between walking speed, T-score and age with gait parameters in older post-menopausal women with low bone mineral density. Gait and Posture, 64, 230-237. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.05.005

Background: The gait patterns of women with low bone mineral density (BMD) or osteoporosis have not been thoroughly explored, and when examined, often studied in relation to falls and kyphosis. Research question: The aim of this study was to investig... Read More

A proposed interdisciplinary framework for the environmental management of water and air-borne emissions in maritime logistics (2018)
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Grant, D. B., & Elliott, M. (2018). A proposed interdisciplinary framework for the environmental management of water and air-borne emissions in maritime logistics. Ocean and Coastal Management, 163, 162-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.06.011

This paper develops and tests a conceptual environmental risk assessment and management framework to guide businesses and other stakeholders, including government, in defining and addressing potential environmental problems in ocean shipping and port... Read More