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Spatial heterogeneity in the response of winter wheat yield to meteorological dryness/wetness variations in Henan province, China (2024)
Journal Article
Li, C., Gu, Y., Xu, H., Huang, J., Liu, B., Chun, K., & Octavianti, T. (in press). Spatial heterogeneity in the response of winter wheat yield to meteorological dryness/wetness variations in Henan province, China. Agronomy,

Knowledge about regional climate-yield relationships is crucial to reducing yield losses and ensuring global food security in a changing climate. Henan province, the largest winter wheat production region in China, was selected for this study. Data o... Read More about Spatial heterogeneity in the response of winter wheat yield to meteorological dryness/wetness variations in Henan province, China.

How hydrogen (H2) can support food security: From farm to fork (2024)
Journal Article
Russell, G., Nenov, A., & Hancock, J. T. (2024). How hydrogen (H2) can support food security: From farm to fork. Applied Sciences, 14(7), 2877. https://doi.org/10.3390/app14072877

Molecular hydrogen (H2) is a low-molecular-weight, non-polar and electrochemically neutral substance that acts as an effective antioxidant and cytoprotective agent, with research into the effects of H2 incorporation into the food chain, at various st... Read More about How hydrogen (H2) can support food security: From farm to fork.

First report of Brenneria goodwinii, Gibbsiella quercinecans and Rahnella victoriana in declining oaks in France (2024)
Journal Article
Eichenlaub, L., Eichenlaub, L., Denman, S., Denman, S., Brady, C., Maddock, D., …Robin, C. (2024). First report of Brenneria goodwinii, Gibbsiella quercinecans and Rahnella victoriana in declining oaks in France. New Disease Reports, 49(2), Article e12264. https://doi.org/10.1002/ndr2.12264

Acute Oak Decline, Quercus petraea, Quercus robur Acute Oak Decline (AOD) is mediated by abiotic factors (temperature and precipitation) and triggered by insects (mainly the bark-boring beetle Agrilus biguttatus) and a complex of bacterial species (m... Read More about First report of Brenneria goodwinii, Gibbsiella quercinecans and Rahnella victoriana in declining oaks in France.

Rahnella (2024)
Book Chapter
Brady, C. L., & Denman, S. (2024). Rahnella. In M. Trujillo, S. Dedysh, P. DeVos, B. Hedlund, P. Kämpfer, F. Rainey, & W. Whitman (Eds.), Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria. John Wiley and Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118960608.gbm01164.pub2

Rahnella species are ubiquitous in the environment, regularly isolated from water, soil, and woody tree hosts as well as occasionally from human clinical samples. Cells are Gram stain negative, facultatively anaerobic, and motile rods. Species are ps... Read More about Rahnella.

Detection and quantitative microbial risk assessment of pathogenic Vibrio cholerae in a river used for drinking, domestic, fresh produce irrigation and recreational purposes (2024)
Journal Article
Ozochi, C. A., Okonkwo, C. C., Adukwu, E., Adukwu, E. C., Ujor, V. C., Enebe, M. C., & Chigor, V. N. (2024). Detection and quantitative microbial risk assessment of pathogenic Vibrio cholerae in a river used for drinking, domestic, fresh produce irrigation and recreational purposes. Discover Water, 4(1), Article 7. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43832-024-00059-z

Cholera infection results from the ingestion of water or food contaminated with toxigenic Vibrio cholerae. This study evaluated the occurrence of toxigenic V. cholerae in Asata River, Enugu Metropolis, Nigeria, and estimated V. cholerae infection ris... Read More about Detection and quantitative microbial risk assessment of pathogenic Vibrio cholerae in a river used for drinking, domestic, fresh produce irrigation and recreational purposes.

Reliable and specific detection and identification of Brenneria goodwinii, the causal agent of oak and oriental beech decline (2024)
Journal Article
Araeinejhad, M., Charkhabi, N. F., Brady, C., & Rahimian, H. (2024). Reliable and specific detection and identification of Brenneria goodwinii, the causal agent of oak and oriental beech decline. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 7, Article 1325897. https://doi.org/10.3389/ffgc.2024.1325897

Chestnut-leaved oak (Quercus castaneifolia) and oriental beech (Fagus orientalis) are among the major tree species in the Hyrcanian forests. Brenneria goodwinii was identified as the causal agent of necrotic lesions and stem bleeding on affected oak... Read More about Reliable and specific detection and identification of Brenneria goodwinii, the causal agent of oak and oriental beech decline.

An exploration of the direct biological targets of molecular hydrogen (2024)
Book Chapter
Hancock, J., May, J. E., LeBaron, T. W., Punampalam, R., & Russell, G. (2024). An exploration of the direct biological targets of molecular hydrogen. In J. Slezak, & B. Kura (Eds.), Molecular Hydrogen in Health and Disease (21-38). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-47375-3

Molecular hydrogen (H2), supplied either as a gas or in a solution, has been gaining popularity as a treatment for a variety of conditions and diseases. For example, it has been suggested to be beneficial for neurodegenerative diseases, to ease the i... Read More about An exploration of the direct biological targets of molecular hydrogen.

Human identification: An investigation of 3D models of paranasal sinuses to establish a biological profile on a modern UK population (2024)
Journal Article
Robles, M., Nakhaeizadeh, S., Rando, C., & Morgan, R. M. (in press). Human identification: An investigation of 3D models of paranasal sinuses to establish a biological profile on a modern UK population. International Journal of Legal Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00414-024-03179-2

Medical imaging is a valuable source for facilitating empirical research and provides an accessible gateway for developing novel forensic anthropological methods for analysis including 3D modelling. This is especially critical for the United Kingdom... Read More about Human identification: An investigation of 3D models of paranasal sinuses to establish a biological profile on a modern UK population.

Association of Dryocola boscaweniae, Gibbsiella greigii and Gibbsiella quercinecans with oak decline in Iran (2024)
Journal Article
Araeinejhad, M. H., Falahi Chrakhabi, N., Rahimian, H., & Brady, C. (in press). Association of Dryocola boscaweniae, Gibbsiella greigii and Gibbsiella quercinecans with oak decline in Iran. European Journal of Forest Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10342-024-01658-0

Tree decline is described as the loss in tree vigor and increased mortality initiated by climate change events, and also involves pathogens and pests. Stem bleeding and bark canker of oak (Quercus castaneifolia) were observed in Mazandaran and Golest... Read More about Association of Dryocola boscaweniae, Gibbsiella greigii and Gibbsiella quercinecans with oak decline in Iran.

An interplay of gases: oxygen and hydrogen in biological systems (2024)
Journal Article
Russell, G., May, J., & Hancock, J. T. (2024). An interplay of gases: oxygen and hydrogen in biological systems. Oxygen, 4(1), 37-52. https://doi.org/10.3390/oxygen4010003

Produced by photosynthesis, oxygen (O2) is a fundamentally important gas in biological systems, playing roles as a terminal electron receptor in respiration and in host defence through the creation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Hydrogen (H2) play... Read More about An interplay of gases: oxygen and hydrogen in biological systems.

Lelliottia (2024)
Book Chapter
Brady, C. L. (2024). Lelliottia. In M. Trujillo, S. Dedysh, P. DeVos, B. Hedlund, P. Kämpfer, F. Rainey, & W. Whitman (Eds.), Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria. John Wiley and Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118960608.gbm02044

The genus Lelliottia includes species regularly isolated from water, soil, spoiled fruit and vegetables, elm trees suffering from “wetwood” disease, and also from clinical samples. Cells are Gram-stain-negative, facultatively anaerobic, motile rods.... Read More about Lelliottia.

Kosakonia (2024)
Book Chapter
Brady, C. L. (2024). Kosakonia. In M. Trujillo, S. Dedysh, P. DeVos, B. Hedlund, P. Kämpfer, F. Rainey, & W. Whitman (Eds.), Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria. John Wiley and Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118960608.gbm02043

Species within the genus Kosakonia are primarily plant-growth-promoting bacteria, able to fix nitrogen and improve crop yield. However, several species have also been isolated from clinical samples and are thought to cause rare incidences of disease.... Read More about Kosakonia.

Nationwide tracing of two top freshwater fish invaders in Greece using environmental DNA sampling (2023)
Journal Article
Kalogianni, E., Kalaitzakis, N., Vardakas, L., Koutsikos, N., Zimmerman, B., Meek, S., …Steer, M. D. (2024). Nationwide tracing of two top freshwater fish invaders in Greece using environmental DNA sampling. Diversity, 16(1), Article 28. https://doi.org/10.3390/d16010028

Alien fish invasions are causing devastating impacts on native freshwater fauna; thus, rigorous, non-invasive and cost-effective biomonitoring of lotic and lentic freshwaters to design and implement appropriate prevention and control measures is now... Read More about Nationwide tracing of two top freshwater fish invaders in Greece using environmental DNA sampling.

Practical examination of flow rate effects and influence of the stationary phase water layer on peak shape and retention in hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (2023)
Journal Article
McCalley, D. V. (2024). Practical examination of flow rate effects and influence of the stationary phase water layer on peak shape and retention in hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography. Journal of Chromatography A, 1715, Article 464608. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2023.464608

The effect of flow velocity on retention and peak shape of neutral, acidic and basic probe compounds was studied using seven different UHPLC hydrophilic interaction chromatography (HILIC) columns. Surprisingly on some columns, the retention factor k... Read More about Practical examination of flow rate effects and influence of the stationary phase water layer on peak shape and retention in hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography.

Determination of the relative sensitivity of polyaniline inks and films to deprotonation by ammonia using UV–Vis spectroscopy (2023)
Journal Article
Udum, Y. A., Killard, A. J., & Wagner, M. (2024). Determination of the relative sensitivity of polyaniline inks and films to deprotonation by ammonia using UV–Vis spectroscopy. European Polymer Journal, 205, Article 112709. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2023.112709

The deprotonation behavior of conducting polymers such as polyaniline (PANI) is an important functional parameter in the design of novel printed electronic devices, particularly for sensors and energy storage. PANI can be fabricated into films from p... Read More about Determination of the relative sensitivity of polyaniline inks and films to deprotonation by ammonia using UV–Vis spectroscopy.

Written evidence from Dr Emmanuel Nsiah Amoako (UKR0065) (2023)
Report
Nsiah Amoako, E. (2023). Written evidence from Dr Emmanuel Nsiah Amoako (UKR0065). The House of Lords Industry and Regulators Committee

This is a written response to the House of Lords' Industry and Regulators Committee's inquiry into UK regulators, with a focus on their roles, remit, independence, and accountability. This submission focused on the role of the Forensic Science Regula... Read More about Written evidence from Dr Emmanuel Nsiah Amoako (UKR0065).

Strategies used for decolonising the conservation curriculum: A systematic review (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Jaggon, K., & Adukwu, E. (2023, December). Strategies used for decolonising the conservation curriculum: A systematic review. Poster presented at British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 2023, Belfast

Decolonisation is the process of undoing the effects of colonialism and the conservation industry, along with university institutions, have identified a need for decolonisation. However, with a lack of clarity on how to decolonise, many in the conser... Read More about Strategies used for decolonising the conservation curriculum: A systematic review.

Preharvest application of hydrogen sulfide and nitric oxide improves floral traits and postharvest performance of cut gladiolus inflorescences (2023)
Journal Article
Zulfiqar, F., Moosa, A., Darras, A., Nafees, M., Ashraf, M., Al-Ashkar, I., …Hancock, J. T. (2024). Preharvest application of hydrogen sulfide and nitric oxide improves floral traits and postharvest performance of cut gladiolus inflorescences. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, 43, 1153–1165. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00344-023-11173-y

Gladiolus is a well-known bulbous plant producing impressive cut spikes. Hydrogen sulfide and nitric oxide are vital signaling molecules for the proper functioning of plant metabolism. Preharvest applications of these molecules to crops have gained a... Read More about Preharvest application of hydrogen sulfide and nitric oxide improves floral traits and postharvest performance of cut gladiolus inflorescences.

Promoting access to haemostasis testing in resource-scarce and emergency settings using paper-based lateral flow diagnostic screening assays for coagulation disorders (2023)
Thesis
Saidykhan, J. Promoting access to haemostasis testing in resource-scarce and emergency settings using paper-based lateral flow diagnostic screening assays for coagulation disorders. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10774108

Haemostatic disorders cause excessive bleeding and clotting and result in high morbidity and mortality worldwide, but especially in low-income areas which often lack suitable facilities and expertise for affordable diagnosis and treatment. Simple and... Read More about Promoting access to haemostasis testing in resource-scarce and emergency settings using paper-based lateral flow diagnostic screening assays for coagulation disorders.