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Hydrogen sulfide in horticulture: Emerging roles in the era of climate change (2020)
Journal Article
Zulfiqar, F., & Hancock, J. (in press). Hydrogen sulfide in horticulture: Emerging roles in the era of climate change. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry,

Future climate change will present many plants with environmental challenges, including extreme temperatures and drought. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has emerged as an important signal transmitting molecule in plants, especially important in many stress r... Read More about Hydrogen sulfide in horticulture: Emerging roles in the era of climate change.

Alcohol and micronutrient-induced regulation of Aβ load and Tau hyperphosphorylation through modulation of mitochondrial fusion/fission pathways (2020)
Thesis
Okoro, G. U. Alcohol and micronutrient-induced regulation of Aβ load and Tau hyperphosphorylation through modulation of mitochondrial fusion/fission pathways. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1491050

Introduction and aims: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has for decades been associated with increased accumulation of brain amyloid β peptides (Aβ) and phosphorylated tau. Unfortunately, targeted therapy to Aβ in particular has not been successful resulting... Read More about Alcohol and micronutrient-induced regulation of Aβ load and Tau hyperphosphorylation through modulation of mitochondrial fusion/fission pathways.

Nitric oxide, other reactive signalling compounds, redox and reductive stress (2020)
Journal Article
Hancock, J., & Veal, D. (in press). Nitric oxide, other reactive signalling compounds, redox and reductive stress. Journal of Experimental Botany,

Nitric oxide (NO) and other reactive nitrogen species (RNS) are key signalling molecules in plants, but they do not work in isolation. NO is produced in cells, often increased in response to stress conditions, but many other reactive compounds used i... Read More about Nitric oxide, other reactive signalling compounds, redox and reductive stress.

Targeting the ERG oncogene with splice-switching oligonucleotides as a novel therapeutic strategy in prostate cancer (2020)
Journal Article
Li, L., Hobson, L., Perry, L., Clark, B., Heavey, S., Haider, A., …Ladomery, M. (in press). Targeting the ERG oncogene with splice-switching oligonucleotides as a novel therapeutic strategy in prostate cancer. British Journal of Cancer, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41416-020-0951-2

Background: The ERG oncogene, a member of the ETS family of transcription factor encoding genes, is a genetic driver of prostate cancer. It is activated through a fusion with the androgen-responsive TMPRSS2 promoter in 50% of cases. There is therefor... Read More about Targeting the ERG oncogene with splice-switching oligonucleotides as a novel therapeutic strategy in prostate cancer.

The visual vaccine debate on Twitter: A social network analysis (2020)
Journal Article
Milani, E., Weitkamp, E., & Webb, P. (2020). The visual vaccine debate on Twitter: A social network analysis. Media and Communication, 8(2), 364-375. https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v8i2.2847

Pro- and anti-vaccination users use social media outlets, such as Twitter, to join conversations about vaccines, disseminate information or misinformation about immunisation and advocate in favour or against vaccinations. These users not only share t... Read More about The visual vaccine debate on Twitter: A social network analysis.

An overview of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection and the importance of molecular hydrogen as an adjunctive therapy (2020)
Journal Article
Russell, G., Rehman, M., LeBaron, T. W., Veal, D., Adukwu, E., & Hancock, J. (in press). An overview of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection and the importance of molecular hydrogen as an adjunctive therapy. Reactive Oxygen Species,

SARS-CoV-2 is an emerging β-coronavirus that causes COVID-19 disease that manifests primarily as a pulmonary infection that can rapidly progress into severe and acute respiratory distress in susceptible patients. Initial reports of severe pulmonary i... Read More about An overview of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection and the importance of molecular hydrogen as an adjunctive therapy.

Investigations into the design and development of novel screenprinted electrochemical biosensors for sugars (2020)
Thesis
Nicholas, P. Investigations into the design and development of novel screenprinted electrochemical biosensors for sugars. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490862

The aim of the studies described in this thesis was to develop a set of single shot biosensors, for low concentration measures (less the 1 mM) of glucose, sucrose and fructose. In addition, the development of a user friendly potentiostat instrumental... Read More about Investigations into the design and development of novel screenprinted electrochemical biosensors for sugars.

Investigating the Links Between Science Communication Actors and Between Actors and their Audiences (2020)
Report
Ridgway, A., Milani, E., Weitkamp, E., & Wilkinson, C. (in press). Investigating the Links Between Science Communication Actors and Between Actors and their Audiences. European Commission repository and Zenodo: European Commission

The audiences reached by those engaged in science communication and the nature of the connections with those audiences is of central importance to the science-society relationship. It determines who is reading, listening and watching information abou... Read More about Investigating the Links Between Science Communication Actors and Between Actors and their Audiences.

Report on the Working Practices, Motivations and Challenges of those Engaged in Science Communication (2020)
Report
Ridgway, A., Milani, E., Weitkamp, E., & Wilkinson, C. (in press). Report on the Working Practices, Motivations and Challenges of those Engaged in Science Communication. European Commission repository and Zenodo: European Commission

The working practices of those engaged in the communication of science to non-expert audiences has important implications for the relationship between science and society. The research presented here explores these working practices and the motivatio... Read More about Report on the Working Practices, Motivations and Challenges of those Engaged in Science Communication.

Roadmap for naming uncultivated Archaea and Bacteria (2020)
Journal Article
Murray, A. E., Freudenstein, J., Gribaldo, S., Hatzenpichler, R., Hugenholtz, P., Kämpfer, P., …Reysenbach, A. (2020). Roadmap for naming uncultivated Archaea and Bacteria. Nature Microbiology, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-020-0733-x

The assembly of single-amplified genomes (SAGs) and metagenome-assembled genomes (MAGs) has led to a surge in genome-based discoveries of members affiliated with Archaea and Bacteria, bringing with it a need to develop guidelines for nomenclature of... Read More about Roadmap for naming uncultivated Archaea and Bacteria.

BCATc modulates crosstalk between the PI3K/Akt and the Ras/ERK pathway regulating proliferation in triple negative breast cancer (2020)
Journal Article
Ahmed Shafei, M., Forshaw, T., Davis, J., Flemban, A., Qualtrough, D., Dean, S., …Conway, M. E. (2020). BCATc modulates crosstalk between the PI3K/Akt and the Ras/ERK pathway regulating proliferation in triple negative breast cancer. Oncotarget, 11, 1971-1987. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.27607

The cytosolic branched chain aminotransferase (BCATc) protein has been found to be highly expressed in breast cancer subtypes, including triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), compared with normal breast tissue. The catabolism of branched-chain amino... Read More about BCATc modulates crosstalk between the PI3K/Akt and the Ras/ERK pathway regulating proliferation in triple negative breast cancer.

A comparison of European eel Anguilla anguilla eDNA concentrations to fyke net catches in five Irish lakes. (2020)
Journal Article
Weldon, L., O'Leary, C., Steer, M., Newton, L., Macdonald, H., & Sargeant, S. (in press). A comparison of European eel Anguilla anguilla eDNA concentrations to fyke net catches in five Irish lakes. Environmental DNA, https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.91

The European eel, Anguilla anguilla, is classified as critically endangered by the IUCN. To protect what remains of the European eel population, accurate monitoring methods for this species are important. Environmental DNA (eDNA) techniques are gaini... Read More about A comparison of European eel Anguilla anguilla eDNA concentrations to fyke net catches in five Irish lakes..

In-situ fluorescence spectroscopy indicates total bacterial abundance and dissolved organic carbon (2020)
Journal Article
Sorensen, J. P., Diaw, M. T., Pouye, A., Roffo, R., Diongue, D. M., Faye, S. C., …Taylor, R. G. (2020). In-situ fluorescence spectroscopy indicates total bacterial abundance and dissolved organic carbon. Science of the Total Environment, 738, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139419

We explore in-situ fluorescence spectroscopy as an instantaneous indicator of total bacterial abundance and faecal contamination in drinking water. Eighty-four samples were collected outside of the recharge season from groundwater-derived water sourc... Read More about In-situ fluorescence spectroscopy indicates total bacterial abundance and dissolved organic carbon.

Exploring space using Minecraft (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Hobbs, L., Bentley, S., Stevens, C., & Hartley, J. (2020, May). Exploring space using Minecraft. Poster presented at Space Science in Context, Virtual conference

Space can fascinate children from an early age, presenting a key opportunity to engage them with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Minecraft is an extremely popular construction-based computer game with parallels and analogies to rea... Read More about Exploring space using Minecraft.

Genotypic and phenotypic analyses reveal distinct population structures and ecotypes for sugar beet-associated Pseudomonas in Oxford and Auckland (2020)
Journal Article
Zhang, X., Ritchie, S. R., Chang, H., Arnold, D. L., Jackson, R. W., & Rainey, P. B. (in press). Genotypic and phenotypic analyses reveal distinct population structures and ecotypes for sugar beet-associated Pseudomonas in Oxford and Auckland. Ecology and Evolution, https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6334

Fluorescent pseudomonads represent one of the largest groups of bacteria inhabiting the surfaces of plants, but their genetic composition in planta is poorly understood. Here, we examined the population structure and diversity of fluorescent pseudomo... Read More about Genotypic and phenotypic analyses reveal distinct population structures and ecotypes for sugar beet-associated Pseudomonas in Oxford and Auckland.

Exploring the intersections: Researchers and communication professionals' perspectives on the organizational role of science communication (2020)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C., & Koivumäki, K. (in press). Exploring the intersections: Researchers and communication professionals' perspectives on the organizational role of science communication. Journal of Communication Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/JCOM-05-2019-0072

Purpose: This paper reports on research exploring the intersections between researchers and communication professionals' perspectives on the objectives, funders and organizational influences on their science communication practices. Design/methodolog... Read More about Exploring the intersections: Researchers and communication professionals' perspectives on the organizational role of science communication.

Citizen-led air pollution reduction in cities (ClairCity) Final evaluation report (2020)
Report
Sardo, M., Fogg Rogers, L., & Laggan, S. (2020). Citizen-led air pollution reduction in cities (ClairCity) Final evaluation report. European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

"Every day, air pollution and carbon emissions are produced by our commutes to work, by heating our homes, or through our daily lifestyles. Understanding how we live - and the restrictions we face in those choices – is key to improving air quality. S... Read More about Citizen-led air pollution reduction in cities (ClairCity) Final evaluation report.

Understanding the psychosocial impact of Joint Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (2020)
Thesis
Bennett, S. Understanding the psychosocial impact of Joint Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/4522950

Abstract Introduction: Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type (EDS-HT) are heritable disorders affecting connective tissue. Existing research has predominately focused on biological features such as joint... Read More about Understanding the psychosocial impact of Joint Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.


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