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The Potential of Friendship: A Case for Social Resilience and New Care Optics (2021)
Journal Article
Kulpa, R., & Ludwin, K. (2021). The Potential of Friendship: A Case for Social Resilience and New Care Optics. interalia: a journal of queer studies, 16, 82-94. https://doi.org/10.51897/interalia/rgrq6813

In this article, we call for greater recognition of friendship as a basic social relation that should play a pivotal role in re-imagining social resilience if it is to be future-proof in the face of social upheaval, such as the current pandemic. Draw... Read More about The Potential of Friendship: A Case for Social Resilience and New Care Optics.

Creating Dementia Friendly Destinations in Scotland (2021)
Book Chapter
Leask, A., Wardrop, K., Fyall, A., & Hansen, M. (2021). Creating Dementia Friendly Destinations in Scotland. In Managing Events, Festivals and the Visitor Economy: Concepts, Collaborations and Cases (17-36). Wallingford, UK: CABI

• Accessible tourism is an increasingly important sector of the tourism industry. • The ageing population represents an under-developed and lucrative market. • Globally 46 million people live with dementia, a number expected to triple by 2050.... Read More about Creating Dementia Friendly Destinations in Scotland.

Type 1 diabetes patients increase CXCR4+ and CXCR7+ haematopoietic and endothelial progenitor cells with exercise, but the response is attenuated (2021)
Journal Article
Taylor, G. S., Shaw, A., Smith, K., Capper, T. E., Scragg, J. H., Cronin, M., …West, D. J. (2021). Type 1 diabetes patients increase CXCR4+ and CXCR7+ haematopoietic and endothelial progenitor cells with exercise, but the response is attenuated. Scientific Reports, 11, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-93886-2

Background: Exercise mobilizes angiogenic cells, which stimulate vascular repair. However, limited research suggests exercise-induced increase of endothelial progenitor cell (EPCs) is completely lacking in type 1 diabetes (T1D). Clarification, along... Read More about Type 1 diabetes patients increase CXCR4+ and CXCR7+ haematopoietic and endothelial progenitor cells with exercise, but the response is attenuated.

Factors in the provision of engaging experiences for the traditionalist market at visitor attractions (2021)
Journal Article
Leask, A., & Barron, P. (2021). Factors in the provision of engaging experiences for the traditionalist market at visitor attractions. Tourism Management Perspectives, 38, Article 100810. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmp.2021.100810

The global population is ageing with implications for the provision of tourism experiences to meet changing needs. The shift in demographics has encouraged a focus on the older visitor with tourism organisations recognising the value of engaging with... Read More about Factors in the provision of engaging experiences for the traditionalist market at visitor attractions.

Linkage of national health and social care data: a cross-sectional study of multimorbidity and social care use in people aged over 65 years in Scotland (2020)
Journal Article
Henderson, D. A., Atherton, I., McCowan, C., Mercer, S. W., & Bailey, N. (2021). Linkage of national health and social care data: a cross-sectional study of multimorbidity and social care use in people aged over 65 years in Scotland. Age and ageing, 50(1), 176-182. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afaa134

Background: Little is known about the relationship between multimorbidity and social care use (also known as long-term care). The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between receipt of formal social care services and multimorbidity.... Read More about Linkage of national health and social care data: a cross-sectional study of multimorbidity and social care use in people aged over 65 years in Scotland.

In situ characterization of nanoscale strains in loaded whole joints via synchrotron X-ray tomography (2019)
Journal Article
Madi, K., Staines, K., Bay, B., Javaheri, B., Geng, H., Bodey, A., …Lee, P. (2020). In situ characterization of nanoscale strains in loaded whole joints via synchrotron X-ray tomography. Nature Biomedical Engineering, 4(3), 343-354. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41551-019-0477-1

Imaging techniques for quantifying changes in the hierarchical structure of deforming joints are constrained by destructive sample treatments, sample-size restrictions and lengthy scan times. Here, we report the use of fast low-dose pink-beam synchro... Read More about In situ characterization of nanoscale strains in loaded whole joints via synchrotron X-ray tomography.

Raman spectroscopy links differentiating osteoblast matrix signatures to pro-angiogenic potential (2019)
Journal Article
Sharma, A., Goring, A., Staines, K., Emery, R., Pitsillides, A. A., Oreffo, R. O., …Clarkin, C. E. (2020). Raman spectroscopy links differentiating osteoblast matrix signatures to pro-angiogenic potential. Matrix Biology Plus, 5, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mbplus.2019.100018

Mineralization of bone is achieved by the sequential maturation of the immature amorphous calcium phase to mature hydroxyapatite and is central to the process of bone development and repair. To study normal and dysregulated mineralization in vitro, s... Read More about Raman spectroscopy links differentiating osteoblast matrix signatures to pro-angiogenic potential.

Development of a design tool to optimise acceptance of exoskeletons by older adults (2019)
Thesis
Shore, L. (2019). Development of a design tool to optimise acceptance of exoskeletons by older adults. (Dissertation). University of Limerick, Ireland. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2757643

Older adults may have some prior use and knowledge of technology, but may also express or experience the digital divide, whereby the pace of emerging technology can present challenges to older adults and their ability to ‘keep up’. This can be a fact... Read More about Development of a design tool to optimise acceptance of exoskeletons by older adults.

Dementia in the workplace: are employers supporting employees living with dementia? (2019)
Journal Article
Egdell, V., Cook, M., Stavert, J., Ritchie, L., Tolson, D., & Danson, M. (2021). Dementia in the workplace: are employers supporting employees living with dementia?. Aging & mental health, 25(1), 134-141. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2019.1667299

Objectives As working lives extend and there is better recognition of early-onset dementias, employers need to consider dementia as a workplace concern. With suitable support, people living with dementia can continue employment – although this is no... Read More about Dementia in the workplace: are employers supporting employees living with dementia?.

The effectiveness of home versus community-based weight control programmes initiated soon after breast cancer diagnosis: a randomised controlled trial (2019)
Journal Article
Harvie, M., Pegington, M., McMullan, D., Bundred, N., Livingstone, K., Campbell, A., …Howell, A. (2019). The effectiveness of home versus community-based weight control programmes initiated soon after breast cancer diagnosis: a randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Cancer, 121(6), 443–454. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41416-019-0522-6

Background Breast cancer diagnosis may be a teachable moment for lifestyle behaviour change and to prevent adjuvant therapy associated weight gain. We assessed the acceptability and effectiveness of two weight control programmes initiated soon after... Read More about The effectiveness of home versus community-based weight control programmes initiated soon after breast cancer diagnosis: a randomised controlled trial.

Conditional deletion of E11/podoplanin in bone protects against load-induced osteoarthritis (2019)
Journal Article
Staines, K., Ikpegbu, E., Törnqvist, A., Dillon, S., Javaheri, B., Amin, A. K., …Farquharson, C. (2019). Conditional deletion of E11/podoplanin in bone protects against load-induced osteoarthritis. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 20, Article 344 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-019-2731-9

Background: Subchondral bone (SCB) thickening is one of the earliest detectable changes in osteoarthritic joints and is considered a potential trigger for subsequent articular cartilage degeneration. In this manuscript, we examine whether disruption... Read More about Conditional deletion of E11/podoplanin in bone protects against load-induced osteoarthritis.

How to build a bone: PHOSPHO1, biomineralization and beyond (2019)
Journal Article
Dillon, S., Staines, K. A., Millán, J. L., & Farquharson, C. (2019). How to build a bone: PHOSPHO1, biomineralization and beyond. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research Plus, 3(7), Article e10202. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbm4.10202

Since its characterization two decades ago, the phosphatase PHOSPHO1 has been the subject of an increasing focus of research. This work has elucidated PHOSPHO1’s central role in the biomineralization of bone and other hard tissues, but has also impli... Read More about How to build a bone: PHOSPHO1, biomineralization and beyond.

The effect of exporting hospitality and tourism degrees overseas on the home campus: a conceptual model. (2019)
Journal Article
Lagiewski, R. M., Barron, P., & Leask, A. (2019). The effect of exporting hospitality and tourism degrees overseas on the home campus: a conceptual model. Journal of hospitality, leisure, sport & tourism education, 24, 211-222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhlste.2019.03.005

Hospitality and tourism programmes have, over the recent decades, been involved in the delivery of their degrees in international locations through a variety of export models. A case strategy approach was used to explore programmes delivering their... Read More about The effect of exporting hospitality and tourism degrees overseas on the home campus: a conceptual model..

Employer Policy and Practice Toward Older Workers in Hong Kong: The Role of Shifting Intergenerational Dynamics (2019)
Journal Article
Egdell, V., Fuertes, V., Tjandra, N. C., & Chen, T. (2019). Employer Policy and Practice Toward Older Workers in Hong Kong: The Role of Shifting Intergenerational Dynamics. Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 31(5), 445-466. https://doi.org/10.1080/08959420.2018.1563472

Many governments are seeking to encourage the extension of working lives to counteract potential labor market shortages that might result from population aging. Nevertheless, research shows that older workers continue to face a range of barriers to t... Read More about Employer Policy and Practice Toward Older Workers in Hong Kong: The Role of Shifting Intergenerational Dynamics.

The Ex Vivo Organ Culture of Bone (2019)
Book Chapter
Staines, K. A., Brown, G., & Farquharson, C. (2019). The Ex Vivo Organ Culture of Bone. In Bone Research Protocols (199-215). New york, USA: Humana Press. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-8997-3_10

The ex vivo organ culture of bone provides many of the advantages of both the whole organism and isolated cell strategies and can deliver valuable insight into the network of processes and activities that are fundamental to bone and cartilage biology... Read More about The Ex Vivo Organ Culture of Bone.

An acute dose of inorganic dietary nitrate does not improve high-intensity, intermittent exercise performance in temperate or hot and humid conditions (2019)
Journal Article
Smith, K., Muggeridge, D. J., Easton, C., & Ross, M. D. (2019). An acute dose of inorganic dietary nitrate does not improve high-intensity, intermittent exercise performance in temperate or hot and humid conditions. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 119(3), 723-733. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-018-04063-9

Purpose: Dietary nitrate (NO3-) has repeatedly been shown to improve endurance and intermittent, high-intensity events in temperate conditions. However, the ergogenic effects of dietary NO3- on intermittent exercise performance in hot conditions has... Read More about An acute dose of inorganic dietary nitrate does not improve high-intensity, intermittent exercise performance in temperate or hot and humid conditions.

Podiatry interventions to prevent falls in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2019)
Journal Article
Wylie, G., Torrens, C., Campbell, P., Frost, H., Gordon, A. L., Menz, H. B., …Morris, J. (2019). Podiatry interventions to prevent falls in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Age and ageing, 48(3), 327-336. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afy189

Background foot problems are independent risk factors for falls in older people. Podiatrists diagnose and treat a wide range of problems affecting the feet, ankles and lower limbs. However, the effectiveness of podiatry interventions to prevent fall... Read More about Podiatry interventions to prevent falls in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

The benefits of contextual information for speech recognition systems (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Kinch, M. W., Melis, W. J., & Keates, S. (2018). The benefits of contextual information for speech recognition systems. In The 10th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC). https://doi.org/10.1109/CEEC.2018.8674204

This paper demonstrates the significance of using contextual information in machine learning and speech recognition. While the benefits of contextual information in human communication are widely known, their significance is rarely explored or discus... Read More about The benefits of contextual information for speech recognition systems.

Qualitative exploration of the barriers to, and facilitators of, screening children for autism spectrum disorder in Oman (2018)
Journal Article
Al Maskari, T., Melville, C., Al Farsi, Y., Wahid, R., & Willis, D. (2020). Qualitative exploration of the barriers to, and facilitators of, screening children for autism spectrum disorder in Oman. Early Child Development and Care, 190(11), 1762-1777. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2018.1550084

Few studies explored the challenges associated with screening of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Arab and Middle Eastern countries. This study aims to explore the facilitators of and barriers to screening for ASD in Oman. The study reported the ini... Read More about Qualitative exploration of the barriers to, and facilitators of, screening children for autism spectrum disorder in Oman.