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Skin Aging in Long-Lived Naked Mole-Rats is Accompanied by Increased Expression of Longevity-Associated and Tumor Suppressor Genes (2022)
Journal Article
Fatima, I., Chen, G., Botchkareva, N. V., Sharov, A. A., Thornton, D., Wilkinson, H. N., …Botchkarev, V. A. (in press). Skin Aging in Long-Lived Naked Mole-Rats is Accompanied by Increased Expression of Longevity-Associated and Tumor Suppressor Genes. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jid.2022.04.028

Naked mole rats (NMRs, Heterocephalus glaber) are long-lived mammals that possess a natural resistance to cancer and other age-related pathologies, maintaining a healthy life span for >30 years. Here, using immunohistochemical and RNAseq analyses, we... Read More about Skin Aging in Long-Lived Naked Mole-Rats is Accompanied by Increased Expression of Longevity-Associated and Tumor Suppressor Genes.

Learning Analytics and Deep Learning in Large Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) (2022)
Journal Article
Wechie, N., Brayshaw, M., & Gordon, N. (2022). Learning Analytics and Deep Learning in Large Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs). International Journal on Engineering Technologies and Informatics, 3(1), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.51626/ijeti.2022.03.00029

In this paper we look at the use of Deep Learning as a technique for Education Data Mining and Learnng Analytics. We discuss existing approaches and how Deep Learning can be used in a complimentary manner in order to provide new and insightful perspe... Read More about Learning Analytics and Deep Learning in Large Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs).

KiDS-1000: cosmic shear with enhanced redshift calibration (2022)
Journal Article
Van Den Busch, J. L., Wright, A. H., Hildebrandt, H., Bilicki, M., Asgari, M., Joudaki, S., …Tröster, T. (in press). KiDS-1000: cosmic shear with enhanced redshift calibration. Astronomy and Astrophysics, https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/202142083

We present a cosmic shear analysis with an improved redshift calibration for the fourth data release of the Kilo-Degree Survey (KiDS-1000) using self-organising maps (SOMs). Compared to the previous analysis of the KiDS-1000 data, we expand the redsh... Read More about KiDS-1000: cosmic shear with enhanced redshift calibration.

Extended grey wolf optimization–based adaptive fast nonsingular terminal sliding mode control of a robotic manipulator (2022)
Journal Article
Rezoug, A., Iqbal, J., & Tadjine, M. (2022). Extended grey wolf optimization–based adaptive fast nonsingular terminal sliding mode control of a robotic manipulator. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1177/09596518221099768

This article proposes a novel hybrid metaheuristic technique based on nonsingular terminal sliding mode controller, time delay estimation method, an extended grey wolf optimization algorithm and adaptive super twisting control law. The fast convergen... Read More about Extended grey wolf optimization–based adaptive fast nonsingular terminal sliding mode control of a robotic manipulator.

Trade, Human Capital and Economic Growth in BRICS and EU Economies (2022)
Journal Article
Negem, S. H., & Bhattarai, K. (in press). Trade, Human Capital and Economic Growth in BRICS and EU Economies. Journal of Development Economics and Finance, 3(1), 21-46. https://doi.org/10.46791/jdef.2022.v03i01.02

This paper examines the impact of both trade and human capital on economic growth of the European Union and BRICS. Over the period 2010-2020, the estimated model is based on endogenous growth theory. Our theoretical model is estimated for the EU and... Read More about Trade, Human Capital and Economic Growth in BRICS and EU Economies.

Weird Fiction in the Twentieth-Century Gothic (2022)
Book Chapter
Corstorphine, K. (in press). Weird Fiction in the Twentieth-Century Gothic. In S. Ni Fhlainn, & B. M. Murphy (Eds.), Twentieth-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

This chapter is a survey of the evolution of weird fiction and how it relates to the Gothic in the twentieth century. It argues for an understanding of the mode in terms of its blending of genres and resistance to categorisation, emphasising publicat... Read More about Weird Fiction in the Twentieth-Century Gothic.

Agricultural Pea Waste as a Low-Cost Pollutant Biosorbent for Methylene Blue Removal: Adsorption Kinetics, Isotherm And Thermodynamic Studies (2022)
Journal Article
Holliday, M. C., Parsons, D. R., & Zein, S. H. (2022). Agricultural Pea Waste as a Low-Cost Pollutant Biosorbent for Methylene Blue Removal: Adsorption Kinetics, Isotherm And Thermodynamic Studies. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13399-022-02865-8

Biosorbents are an alternative pollutant adsorbent, usually sourced from waste biomass and requiring little to no treatment. This makes them cheaper than conventional adsorbents. In this paper, green pea (Pisum sativum) haulm was used as a biosorbent... Read More about Agricultural Pea Waste as a Low-Cost Pollutant Biosorbent for Methylene Blue Removal: Adsorption Kinetics, Isotherm And Thermodynamic Studies.

Validity and reliability of the movement assessment battery second edition test in children with and without motor impairment: A prospective cohort study (2022)
Journal Article
Ghayour Najafabadi, M., Saghaei, B., Shariat, A., Ingle, L., Babazadeh-Zavieh, S. S., Shojaei, M., & Daneshfar, A. (2022). Validity and reliability of the movement assessment battery second edition test in children with and without motor impairment: A prospective cohort study. Annals of Medicine and Surgery, 77, Article 103672. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amsu.2022.103672

Background: Examining the reliability and validity of the second edition movement assessment battery test (MABC-2) in children with and without motor impairment. Materials and methods: In this prospective cohort study, the MABC-2 test and development... Read More about Validity and reliability of the movement assessment battery second edition test in children with and without motor impairment: A prospective cohort study.

Progress in host–guest macrocycle/pesticide research: Recognition, detection, release and application (2022)
Journal Article
Shan, P. H., Hu, J. H., Liu, M., Tao, Z., Xiao, X., & Redshaw, C. (2022). Progress in host–guest macrocycle/pesticide research: Recognition, detection, release and application. Coordination chemistry reviews, 467, Article 214580. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccr.2022.214580

Macrocyclic compounds are formed via a series of cyclic oligomers possessing repeating units, and classical examples include cyclodextrins, calix[n]arenes, cucurbit[n]urils and pillar[n]arenes (n represents the number of repeat units). Given their un... Read More about Progress in host–guest macrocycle/pesticide research: Recognition, detection, release and application.

Sensorimotor anticipation of others' actions in real-world and video settings: Modulation by level of engagement? (2022)
Journal Article
Krol, M. A., & Jellema, T. (2022). Sensorimotor anticipation of others' actions in real-world and video settings: Modulation by level of engagement?. Social Neuroscience, 17(3), 293-304. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470919.2022.2083229

Electroencephalography (EEG) studies investigating social cognition have used both video and real-world stimuli, often without a strong reasoning as to why one or the other was chosen. Video stimuli can be selected for practical reasons, while natura... Read More about Sensorimotor anticipation of others' actions in real-world and video settings: Modulation by level of engagement?.

Human but not robotic gaze facilitates action prediction (2022)
Journal Article
Tidoni, E., Holle, H., Scandola, M., Schindler, I., Hill, L., & Cross, E. S. (2022). Human but not robotic gaze facilitates action prediction. iScience, 25(6), Article 104462. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2022.104462

Do people ascribe intentions to humanoid robots as they would to humans or non-human-like animated objects? In six experiments, we compared people’s ability to extract non-mentalistic (i.e., where an agent is looking) and mentalistic (i.e., what an a... Read More about Human but not robotic gaze facilitates action prediction.

A study of the inclusion complex formed between cucurcubit[7]uril and 1-[4-(dimethylamino)phenyl]-ethanone (2022)
Journal Article
Feng, X. H., Yu, Z. C., Zhang, W., Redshaw, C., Prior, T. J., Meng, T. H., …Xiao, X. (2022). A study of the inclusion complex formed between cucurcubit[7]uril and 1-[4-(dimethylamino)phenyl]-ethanone. Polyhedron, 222, Article 115938. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2022.115938

In the work, we have studied the interaction of cucurbit[7]uril (Q[7]) with 1-[4-(dimethylamino)phenyl]-ethanone (DAPE) using a variety of techiniques including 1H NMR spectroscopy, UV–vis adsorption and fluorescence spectroscopies, Isothermal titrat... Read More about A study of the inclusion complex formed between cucurcubit[7]uril and 1-[4-(dimethylamino)phenyl]-ethanone.

Conceptualising Translational Research in Schools: A Systematic Literature Review. (2022)
Journal Article
Jones, S., Hall, A., Procter, R., Connolly, C., & Fazlagić, J. (2022). Conceptualising Translational Research in Schools: A Systematic Literature Review. International Journal of Educational Research, 114, Article 101998. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2022.101998

Since Stenhouse (1975) called for teachers to have ownership of research, there have been initial forays into teacher led research and evidence-based practice in schools. However, the notion of translational research in schools remains contested, in... Read More about Conceptualising Translational Research in Schools: A Systematic Literature Review..

A review of volunteers' motivations to monitor and control invasive alien species (2022)
Journal Article
Anđelković, A., Lawson Handley, L., Marchante, E., Adriaens, T., Brown, P., Tricarico, E., & Verbrugge, L. (2022). A review of volunteers' motivations to monitor and control invasive alien species. Neobiota, 73, 153-175. https://doi.org/10.3897/neobiota.73.79636

People make an important contribution to the study and management of biological invasions, as many monitoring and control projects rely heavily on volunteer assistance. Understanding the reasons why people participate in such projects is critical for... Read More about A review of volunteers' motivations to monitor and control invasive alien species.

Triphenylamine Derived Radical Cations for Colorimetric Cu<sup>2+</sup> Sensors and as an Antibacterial Agent (2022)
Journal Article
He, L., Tan, J., Liu, C., Wu, S., Zhang, Q. L., Redshaw, C., & Ni, X. L. (2022). Triphenylamine Derived Radical Cations for Colorimetric Cu2+ Sensors and as an Antibacterial Agent. ChemistrySelect, 7(20), Article e202201155. https://doi.org/10.1002/slct.202201155

Herein, a series of triphenylamine derivatives (TPAs), which are comprised of electron donor and acceptor moieties, have been exploited as sensitive colorimetric sensors for Cu2+, operating via the formation of the corresponding organic radicals thro... Read More about Triphenylamine Derived Radical Cations for Colorimetric Cu<sup>2+</sup> Sensors and as an Antibacterial Agent.

Tumour-Associated Tissue Factor (TF)-mRNA Is A Precursor for Rapid TF-Microvesicle Release and A Potential Predictive Marker for the Risk of Pulmonary Embolism (PE) in Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients (2022)
Journal Article
Ettelaie, C., Benelhaj, N., Featherby, S., Haque, F., Johnson, M., Cooke, J., & Maraveyas, A. (2022). Tumour-Associated Tissue Factor (TF)-mRNA Is A Precursor for Rapid TF-Microvesicle Release and A Potential Predictive Marker for the Risk of Pulmonary Embolism (PE) in Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients. Journal of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, 5(2), 78-93. https://doi.org/10.26502/jbb.2642-280050

Predicting which cancer patients are at risk of thrombosis remains a key challenge to effective thromboprophylaxis. This study was based on the hypothesis that the rapid release of TF-containing MV occurs in cancer cells that possess high levels of T... Read More about Tumour-Associated Tissue Factor (TF)-mRNA Is A Precursor for Rapid TF-Microvesicle Release and A Potential Predictive Marker for the Risk of Pulmonary Embolism (PE) in Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients.

The ‘Tea Test’ - A mobile phone based spectrophotometer protocol to introduce biochemical methods independent of the laboratory (2022)
Journal Article
Hubbard, K., Birycka, M., Britton, M., Coates, J., Coxon, I., Jackson, C., …Worsley, B. (in press). The ‘Tea Test’ - A mobile phone based spectrophotometer protocol to introduce biochemical methods independent of the laboratory. Journal of Biological Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/00219266.2022.2072934

Providing hands-on practical education without access to laboratories during the Covid-19 pandemic has required creativity and innovation. In this paper, co-authored by academic staff and students, we describe an at-home mobile phone based ‘spectroph... Read More about The ‘Tea Test’ - A mobile phone based spectrophotometer protocol to introduce biochemical methods independent of the laboratory.

Persisting breathlessness and activities reduced or ceased: a population study in older men (2022)
Journal Article
Kochovska, S., Currow, D. C., Chang, S., Johnson, M., Ferreira, D., Morgan, D., …Ekström, M. (in press). Persisting breathlessness and activities reduced or ceased: a population study in older men. BMJ Open Respiratory Research, 9(1), Article e001168. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjresp-2021-001168

Introduction: Breathlessness is debilitating and increases in prevalence with age, with people progressively reducing their everyday activities to ‘self-manage’ it. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of breathlessness on function in terms of a... Read More about Persisting breathlessness and activities reduced or ceased: a population study in older men.