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Outcomes of mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in adults with diabetes: a systematic review (2018)
Journal Article
Mason, J., Meal, A., Shaw, I., & Adams, G. G. (in press). Outcomes of mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in adults with diabetes: a systematic review. doi:10.29011/2574-7568.000049. ISSN 2574-7568

Objectives: Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a global and progressive chronic medical condition with increasing prevalence and associated costs throughout the world. Psychological problems are common in people with DM and when they co-occur are associated w... Read More

Characterisation of insulin analogues therapeutically available to patients (2018)
Journal Article
Adams, G. G., Meal, A., Morgan, P. S., Alzahrani, Q. E., Zobel, H., Lithgo, R., …Chayen, N. (2018). Characterisation of insulin analogues therapeutically available to patients. PLoS ONE, 13(3), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0195010. ISSN 1932-6203

The structure and function of clinical dosage insulin and its analogues were assessed. This included ‘native insulins’ (human recombinant, bovine, porcine), ‘fast-acting analogues’ (aspart, glulisine, lispro) and ‘slow-acting analogues’ (glargine, de... Read More

Glargine and degludec: solution behaviour of higher dose synthetic insulins (2017)
Journal Article
Adams, G. G., Alzahrani, Q., Jiwani, S. I., Meal, A., Morgan, P. S., Coffey, F., …Gillis, R. B. (in press). Glargine and degludec: solution behaviour of higher dose synthetic insulins. Scientific Reports, 7(1), doi:10.1038/s41598-017-06642-w. ISSN 2045-2322

Single, double and triple doses of the synthetic insulins glargine and degludec currently used in patient therapy are characterised using macromolecular hydrodynamic techniques (dynamic light scattering and analytical ultracentrifugation) in an attem... Read More

Health beliefs predict self-care practices and glycaemic control in Malaysian patients with insulin-treated diabetes: a longtitudal study (2017)
Journal Article
Aris, A., Blake, H., & Adams, G. (2017). Health beliefs predict self-care practices and glycaemic control in Malaysian patients with insulin-treated diabetes: a longtitudal study. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 17(2), (80-89). ISSN 1675-0306

The practice of diabetes self-care plays an important role in achieving and maintaining good glycaemic control. However, not all patients with insulin-treated diabetes engage in their self-care activities. There is some evidence that self-care practi... Read More

Dietitians' practice in giving carbohydrate advice in the management of type 2 diabetes: a mixed methods study (2016)
Journal Article
McArdle, P. D., Greenfield, S. M., Avery, A., Adams, G. G., & Gill, P. S. (in press). Dietitians' practice in giving carbohydrate advice in the management of type 2 diabetes: a mixed methods study. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 30(3), doi:10.1111/jhn.12436. ISSN 0952-3871

Background: Carbohydrate is accepted as the principal nutrient affecting blood glucose in diabetes; however, current guidelines are unable to specify the optimal quantity of carbohydrate for glycaemic control. No studies exist that describe current p... Read More

Genetic improvement of tomato by targeted control of fruit softening (2016)
Journal Article
Uluisik, S., Chapman, N. H., Smith, R., Poole, M., Adams, G., Gillis, R. B., …Seymour, G. B. (2016). Genetic improvement of tomato by targeted control of fruit softening. Nature Biotechnology, 34, 950-952. doi:10.1038/nbt.3602

Controlling the rate of softening to extend shelf life was a key target for researchers engineering genetically modified (GM) tomatoes in the 1990s, but only modest improvements were achieved. Hybrids grown nowadays contain 'non-ripening mutations' t... Read More

Application of novel analytical ultracentrifuge analysis to solutions of fungal mannans (2016)
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Gillis, R. B., Adams, G. G., Besong, D. T., Machová, E., Ebringerová, A., Rowe, A. J., …Patel, T. R. (2017). Application of novel analytical ultracentrifuge analysis to solutions of fungal mannans. European Biophysics Journal, 46(3), doi:10.1007/s00249-016-1159-5. ISSN 0175-7571

Polysaccharides, the most abundant biopolymers, are required for a host of activities in lower organisms, animals, and plants. Their solution characterization is challenging due to their complex shape, heterogeneity, and size. Here, recently develope... Read More

A novel analytical ultracentrifugation based approach to the low resolution structure of gum arabic (2016)
Journal Article
Gillis, R. B., Adams, G. G., Alzahrani, Q., Harding, S. E., & Allen Bush, C. (2016). A novel analytical ultracentrifugation based approach to the low resolution structure of gum arabic. Biopolymers, 105(9), doi:10.1002/bip.22823. ISSN 0006-3525

Under investigation are the structural properties of gum arabic, an industrially important biopolymer for use as a stabilizer or in drug delivery, using Analytical Ultracentrifugation—a well-established, matrix-free probe for macromolecular size and... Read More

Molecular weight analysis of starches: which technique? (2016)
Journal Article
Harding, S. E., Adams, G. G., & Gillis, R. B. (2016). Molecular weight analysis of starches: which technique?. Starch/Stärke, 68(9-10), doi:10.1002/star.201600042. ISSN 0038-9056

A number of methods are available to researchers for estimating molecular weights (molar masses) and molecular weight distributions of starches − or those in solution, using an appropriate solvent/solubilisation protocol. We outline the methods avail... Read More