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Dancer, S. J., Macpherson, S. G., & de Beaux, A. C. (2018). Protracted diagnosis of ACNES: a costly exercise. Journal of Surgical Case Reports, 2018(9), 1-3. doi:10.1093/jscr/rjy230
This case report summarizes the course of events leading to diagnosis and eventual repair of anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome (ACNES) in a 58-year-old female. The ...
Coyle, C. (2014). The Roles and Expression of Cationic Host Defence Peptides in Normal and Compromised Pregnancies. (Thesis)
Cationic Host Defense Peptides (CHDP), also known as antimicrobial peptides, are key components of the host innate immune response that have a wide range of direct microbicida...
Barlow, P. G. The Effects of Air Pollution Particles on Clearance Mechanisms Within the LUng. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1052591
The effects of inhaled aIr pollution particles on lung clearance mechanisms is an important factor in understanding how the mammalian lung deals with such pollutants and, as s...
Horserace Betting Levy Board
Rhodococcus equi (Req) is responsible for severe respiratory disease of foals with a major economic impact on the equine industry, and can be endemic on stud farms. In foals under 6 months of age, thi...
ENU Development Trust
This project will be based in the Sport, Exercise and Health Research theme within the School of Applied Sciences, and is led by Dr. Mark Ross, Miss Karen Campbell and Professor Geraint Florida-James ...
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Rutherford Fellows, will work in project areas related to food safety (Pathogen detection, AMR etc) and food spoilage.
Rutherford Fund, are funded by BEIS and the scheme is being managed by Universit...
Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Senior Research Fellow
Associate Professor and Research Leader in Biomedical Sciences
Wojcik, G., Kydonaki, C., Willis, D. & Williams, B. (2017, March). An integrative review of factors influencing the use of antibiotic de-escalation in hospital setting. Poster presented at Edinburgh Antimicrobial Resistance Research Symposium, Edinburgh
No abstract available.
Smith, K., Muggeridge, D. J., Easton, C., & Ross, M. D. (in press). 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, doi: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...
Biskou, O., Casanova, V., Hooper, K., Kemp, S., Wright, G. P., Satsangi, J., …Stevens, C. (in press). The type III intermediate filament vimentin regulates organelle distribution and modulates autophagy. PLoS ONE,
The cytoskeletal protein vimentin plays a key role in positioning of organelles within the cytosol and has been linked to the regulation of numerous cellular processes includi...
Dancer, S. J., & Kramer, A. (2018). Four Steps to Clean Hospitals: Look; Plan; Clean; and Dry. Journal of Hospital Infection, doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2018.12.015
Now that cleaning and decontamination are recognised as integral to infection control, it is timely to examine the process in more detail. This is because cleaning ...
Hooper, K. M., Barlow, P. G., Henderson, P., & Stevens, C. (in press). Interactions Between Autophagy and the Unfolded Protein Response: Implications for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, doi:10.1093/ibd/izy380
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), which includes Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis, is characterised by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Aetiology...
Wattegedera, S. R., Doull, L. E., Goncheva, M. I., Wheelhouse, N., Watson, D. M., Pearce, J., …Entrican, G. (in press). Immunological homeostasis at the ovine placenta may reflect the degree of maternal foetal interaction. Frontiers in Immunology,
Successful mammalian pregnancies are a result of complex physiological, endocrinological and immunological processes that combine to create an environment where the mother is ...
Ledwoch, K., Dancer, S., Otter, J., Kerr, K., Roposte, D., Rushton, L., …Maillard, J. (2018). Beware Biofilm! Dry biofilms containing bacterial pathogens on multiple healthcare surfaces; a multicentre study. Journal of Hospital Infection, doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2018.06.028
Wet biofilms associated with medical devices have been widely studied and their link with healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) is well recognized. Little attent...
Flach, E. J., Dagleish, M. P., Feltrer, Y., Gill, I. S., Marschang, R. E., Masters, N., …Wheelhouse, N. M. (in press). Ferlavirus-related deaths in a collection of viperid snakes. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine,
Between June and October 2013 26 snakes of six viperid species kept in two adjoining rooms died (n = 16) or were euthanized on medical (1) or welfare grounds (9). Two were fro...
Casanova, V., Sousa, F. H., Stevens, C., & Barlow, P. G. (2018). Antiviral therapeutic approaches for human rhinovirus infections. Future Virology, doi:10.2217/fvl-2018-0016. ISSN 1746-0794
Human rhinoviruses (RV) are the primary etiological agent of the common cold. This infection can be mild and self-limiting in immunocompetent hosts, but can be associated wit...
Manoukian, S., Stewart, S., Dancer, S., Graves, N., Mason, H., McFarland, A., …Reilly, J. (2018). Estimating excess length of stay due to healthcare-associated infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis of statistical methodology. Journal of Hospital Infection, doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2018.06.003. ISSN 0195-6701
Healthcare-associated infection (HAI) affects millions of patients worldwide. HAI is associated with increased healthcare costs, owing primarily to increased hospit...
Macleod, M., Steele, R. J. C., O’Carroll, R. E., Wells, M., Campbell, A., Sugden, J. A., …Anderson, A. S. (2018). Feasibility study to assess the delivery of a lifestyle intervention (TreatWELL) for patients with colorectal cancer undergoing potentially curative treatment. BMJ Open, 8, doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021117. ISSN 2044-6055
Objectives To assess the feasibility of delivering and evaluating a lifestyle programme for patients with colorectal cancer undergoing potentially curative treatments.
Smith, J., Adams, C., King, M., Noakes, C., Robertson, C., & Dancer, S. (2018). Is there an association between airborne and surface microbes in the critical care environment?. Journal of Hospital Infection, doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2018.04.003. ISSN 0195-6701
There are few data and no accepted standards for air quality in the intensive care unit (ICU). Any relationship between airborne pathogens and hospital-acquired inf...
Scottish Funding Council
Ranking novel immune-modulating therapeutics for progression to clinical development
Society for Reproduction and Fertility
SRF summer studentship
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually-transmitted infection in the world, and is associated with miscarriage, pre-term birth and infertility. However, the understanding of the mechanisms t...
TRANSFORM - Education reform project – Improving Research capability in the Sri Lankan Higher Education sector.
Development of a UV-C hand-sanitiser unit
Crohn's in Childhood Research Association
An investigation of commonly used IBD drugs on autophagy pathway activity and potential therapeutic benefit for treatment of paediatric IBD
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
The project will measure circulating white blood cells and progenitor cells in response to an extreme exercise running bout/event/ We will also be quantifying upper respiratory tract symptoms.
Chief Scientists Office
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually transmitted infection in Scotland, and has significant long‐term consequences to reproductive health. Recent studies suggest that in addition to the g...
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
The main goal of this project is to understand the mechanisms responsible for the virulence of food-related yeasts on humans, and to provide tools and recommendations to prevent the release of yeasts ...
Society of Applied Microbiology
MinION sequencing of bacterial isolates
Students into Work Vacation Studentship 2015
We have identified the human cathelicidn LL-37 as having potent direct antiviral activity against human rhinovirus (HRV), together with the capacity to alter death pathways in HRV-infected cells, as a...
A new study from Imperial College London has been published in the journal Nature Chemistry investigating the anti-rhinovirus activity of a novel compound. The paper, entitled ’Fragment-derived inhib...
14 May 2018
In July 2017, Dr Peter Barlow was appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The journal, published by the Microbiology Society, covers the full breadth of Clinical Micr...
6 July 2017
219 Colinton Road
19 April 2017 - 20 April 2017