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Ross, M. D. (2018). Aging - How Lifestyle Changes Could Prove to be an Effective Medicine for the Aging Cardiovascular System. Current Cardiology Reviews, 14(4), 225-226. doi:10.2174/1573403x1404181008124415
No abstract available. Item is editorial.
Song, J., Kim, Y., Barlow, P. G., Hossain, M. J., Park, K., Donis, R. O., …Kang, S. (2010). Improved protection against avian influenza H5N1 virus by a single vaccination with virus-like particles in skin using microneedles. Antiviral Research, 88(2), (244-247). doi:10.1016/j.antiviral.2010.09.001. ISSN 0166-3542
To develop a more effective vaccination method against H5N1 virus, we investigated the immunogenicity and protective efficacy after skin vaccination using microneedles coated ...
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...
Medical Research Scotland
Osteoarthritis affects more than 9 million people in the UK and is the leading cause of disability. In osteoarthritis, joint tissues (cartilage and bone) undergo structural damage which ultimately pro...
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...
Medical Research Council
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most important ageing-related musculoskeletal disease, affecting almost 9 million people in the UK. Despite this, there remain many unanswered questions in our understanding...
Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Biomedical Science
Senior Lecturer, Teaching Fellow
Dean of Applied Sciences
Lecturer in Biomedical Science
Ross, M. (2017, June). Ageing, exercise and circulating angiogenic T-cells and vasculogenic progenitors. Paper presented at Edinburgh Immunology Group Symposium, University of Edinburgh
Fraser, J., Baudel, M., Rae, M., Darlison, M. & Poole, A. (2017, April). Preferential activation of HIF-2 adaptive mechanisms in neuronal-like cells in response to hypoxia. Poster presented at British Neuroscience Association - festival of neuroscience 2017, Birmingham UK
Preferential activation of HIF-2α adaptive mechanisms in neuronal-like cells in response to hypoxia.
Miguel A. S. Martín-Aragón Baudel, Michael T. Rae, Mark G. Darlison, Amy...
Ross, M. D. (2018). Endothelial Regenerative Capacity and Aging: Influence of Diet, Exercise and Obesity. Current Cardiology Reviews, 14(4), 233-244. doi:10.2174/1573403X14666180726112303
The endothelium plays an important role in cardiovascular regulation, from blood flow, to platelet aggregation, immune cell infiltration and demargination. A dysfunctional end...
Wauters, J., Wilson, K. S., Bouts, T., Valentine, I., Vanderschueren, K., Ververs, C., …Vanhaecke, L. (2018). Urinary specific gravity as an alternative for the normalisation of endocrine metabolite concentrations in giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) reproductive monitoring. PLoS ONE, 13(7), e0201420. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0201420
Reproductive monitoring for captive breeding in giant pandas is based on behavioural observation and non-invasive hormone analysis. In urine, interpretation of results require...
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...
angiogenic T cells compared with younger men. Physiological Reports, 6(12), doi:10.14814/phy2.13697
Aging is associated with elevated cardiovascular disease risk. As a result of aging, endothelial dysfunction develops, partly due to a reduction in vascular regenerative abili...
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...
Kemp, S., Young, L., Ross, M., Prach, M., Hutchison, G. R., Malone, E., & Fraser, J. A. (2018). Silver nanoparticles promote the emergence of heterogeneic human neutrophil sub-populations. Scientific Reports, 8(1), doi:10.1038/s41598-018-25854-2. ISSN 2045-2322
Neutrophil surveillance is central to nanoparticle clearance. Silver nanoparticles (AgNP) have numerous uses, however conflicting evidence exists as to their impact on neutrop...
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...
Lee, X. J., Pettitt, A. N., & Dancer, S. J. (2018). Quantifying the relative effect of environmental contamination on surgical ward MRSA incidence: An exploratory analysis. Infection, Disease & Health, doi:10.1016/j.idh.2018.02.005. ISSN 2468-0451
Background: To investigate and quantify the contribution of environmental contamination towards methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) incidence observed in a hosp...
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills - including Newton Fund
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...
Scottish Funding Council
Ranking novel immune-modulating therapeutics for progression to clinical development
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
The ImagingBioPro network seeks to develop new, high energy imaging methods to capture the dynamic biochemical and biophysical processes in biological samples.
The human body is highly structured – f...
Society for Reproduction and Fertility
SRF summer studentship
ENU Development Trust
Investigating new therapies for osteoarthritis: a collaboration between ENU and Guangzhou Medical University, China
Osteoarthritis is the most important ageing-related disease, estimated to affect 13...
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
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...
Risks of developing many adult illnesses are set down as we develop in the womb, hence the environment we experience during fetal life needs to be ‘just right’. Understanding how the fetal environmen...
Nrf2, a transcriptional activator of cell protection genes, is an emerging target for neurodegenerative conditions including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Nrf2 activity is reduced in dementia patients and...
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