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Herd-level prevalence of selected endemic infectious diseases of dairy cows in Great Britain

Journal Article
Velasova, M., Damaso, A., Prakashbabu, B. C., Gibbons, J., Wheelhouse, N., Longbottom, D., …Guitian, J. (2017)
Herd-level prevalence of selected endemic infectious diseases of dairy cows in Great Britain. Journal of Dairy Science, 100(11), 9215-9233. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11863
To implement appropriate and effective disease control programs at national level, up-to-date and unbiased information on disease frequency is needed. The aim of this study w...

Antibiotic prescribing: the consequences of getting it wrong

Journal Article
Dancer, S. J. (2016)
Antibiotic prescribing: the consequences of getting it wrong. Clinical Focus Primary Care, 10(2), 62-71
Antibiotics were one of the most important discoveries last century. As with all drugs, however, they are associated with adverse effects. This article reviews how inappropria...

Cathelicidins display conserved direct antiviral activity towards rhinovirus.

Journal Article
Sousa, F. H., Casanova, V., Findlay, F., Stevens, C., Svoboda, P., Pohl, J., …Barlow, P. G. (2017)
Cathelicidins display conserved direct antiviral activity towards rhinovirus. Peptides, 95, 76-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.peptides.2017.07.013
Human rhinoviruses (HRVs) are the most common cause of viral respiratory tract infections, and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised ind...

Carbon Nanoparticles Inhibit the Antimicrobial Activities of the Human Cathelicidin LL-37 through Structural Alteration

Journal Article
Findlay, F., Pohl, J., Svoboda, P., Shakamuri, P., McLean, K., Inglis, N. F., …Barlow, P. G. (2017)
Carbon Nanoparticles Inhibit the Antimicrobial Activities of the Human Cathelicidin LL-37 through Structural Alteration. Journal of Immunology, 199(7), 2483-2490. https://doi.org/10.4049/jimmunol.1700706
Host defense peptides, also known as antimicrobial peptides, are key elements of innate host defense. One host defense peptide with well-characterized antimicrobial activity i...

What's trending in infection control?

Journal Article
Mitchell, B. G., Petrie, D., Morton, L., & Dancer, S. J. (2017)
What's trending in infection control?. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 38(9), 1098-1102. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2017.130
OBJECTIVE To explore the trends in infection control peer-reviewed journals, mainstream media, and blogs written by infection control professionals DESIGN Narrative and scopin...

Variation in hospital cleaning practice and process in Australian hospitals: A structured mapping exercise

Journal Article
Mitchell, B. G., Farrington, A., Allen, M., Gardner, A., Hall, L., Barnett, A. G., …Graves, N. (2017)
Variation in hospital cleaning practice and process in Australian hospitals: A structured mapping exercise. Infection, Disease & Health, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2017.08.001
Background The purpose of this paper is to highlight the range of cleaning practices and processes in 11 Australian hospitals and to discuss the challenges this variation pose...

Control of Antimicrobial Resistance Requires an Ethical Approach

Journal Article
Parsonage, B., Hagglund, P. K., Keogh, L., Wheelhouse, N., Brown, R. E., & Dancer, S. J. (2017)
Control of Antimicrobial Resistance Requires an Ethical Approach. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.02124
Ethical behavior encompasses actions that benefit both self and society. This means that tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) becomes an ethical obligation, because the pro...

Listeria monocytogenes relA and hpt Mutants Are Impaired in Surface-Attached Growth and Virulence

Journal Article
Taylor, C. M., Beresford, M., Epton, H. A. S., Sigee, D. C., Shama, G., Andrew, P. W., & Roberts, I. S. (2002)
Listeria monocytogenes relA and hpt Mutants Are Impaired in Surface-Attached Growth and Virulence. Journal of Bacteriology, 184(3), 621-628. https://doi.org/10.1128/JB.184.3.621-628.2002
We describe here the identification and characterization of two Listeria monocytogenes (Tn917-LTV3) relA and hpt transposon insertion mutants that were impaired in growth afte...

The Effects of Air Pollution Particles on Clearance Mechanisms Within the Lung

Thesis
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...

Experimental challenge of pregnant cattle with the putative abortifacient Waddlia chondrophila

Journal Article
Wheelhouse, N., Flockhart, A., Aitchison, K., Livingstone, M., Finlayson, J., Flachon, V., …Longbottom, D. (2016)
Experimental challenge of pregnant cattle with the putative abortifacient Waddlia chondrophila. Scientific Reports, 6, 37150. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep37150
Waddlia chondrophila is a Gram-negative intracellular bacterial organism that is related to classical chlamydial species and has been implicated as a cause of abortion in catt...
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Cathelicidins as novel therapeutic antiviral agents in Rhinovirus infection

2015 - 2017
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...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £163,152

Beltane Public Engagement Fellowships

2015 - 2015
To embed Public Engagement (PE) as a core part of good teaching, learning, research and knowledge exchange.To support staff and students to become confident practitioners in PE by development of a net...
Funder: Beltane Public Engagement | Value: £8,000

Investigation of STM3071 function in Salmonella

2015 - 2015
Students into Work Vacation Studentship 2015
Funder: Society of Applied Microbiology | Value: £2,681

Acceptability of extragenital Chlamydia testing

2017 - 2018
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...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £27,998

Novel insights, tools and measures to mitigate emerging risks by yeasts in the food chain

2017 - 2018
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 ...
Funder: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas | Value: £8,646

Development of a UV-C hand-sanitiser unit

2017 - 2017
Development of a UV-C hand-sanitiser unit
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

TRANSFORM - Education reform project – Improving Research capability in the Sri Lankan Higher Education sector.

2018 - 2019
TRANSFORM - Education reform project – Improving Research capability in the Sri Lankan Higher Education sector.
Funder: British Council | Value: £75,000

Rutherford fund Strategic Partner Grant

2018 - 2019
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...
Funder: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy | Value: £39,800

Mechanism of Chlamydia induced progesterone resistance

2018 - 2019
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...
Funder: Society for Reproduction and Fertility | Value: £12,034

Bacteriophage endolysins and novel lipid-degrading proteins as a treatment for Rhodococcus equi infections in foals

2018 - 2019
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...
Funder: Horserace Betting Levy Board | Value: £10,832