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Neuropsychological outcomes of children with Optic Pathway Glioma (2020)
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Pitchford, N. J., Papini, C., Thomas, S., Dineen, R. A., & Walker, D. A. (2020). Neuropsychological outcomes of children with Optic Pathway Glioma. Scientific Reports, 10, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-59896-2

Optic Pathway Glioma (OPG) is a relatively common brain tumour in childhood; however, there is scarce understanding of neuropsychological sequelae in these survivors. In this study, 12 children with diagnosis of OPG before 6 years of age received a c... Read More about Neuropsychological outcomes of children with Optic Pathway Glioma.

A pilot study of alterations in oxidized angiotensinogen and antioxidants in pre-eclamptic pregnancy (2020)
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Dahabiyeh, L. A., Tooth, D., Kurlak, L. O., Mistry, H. D., Pipkin, F. B., & Barrett, D. A. (2020). A pilot study of alterations in oxidized angiotensinogen and antioxidants in pre-eclamptic pregnancy. Scientific Reports, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-58930-7

The oxidation status of angiotensinogen (AGT) may have a critical role in pre-eclampsia. We used a validated, quantitative, mass spectrometry-based method to measure the oxidized and total AGT levels in plasma of pre-eclamptic women (n = 17), normote... Read More about A pilot study of alterations in oxidized angiotensinogen and antioxidants in pre-eclamptic pregnancy.

A randomised controlled trial of rosuvastatin for the prevention of aminoglycoside-induced kidney toxicity in children with cystic fibrosis (2020)
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McWilliam, S. J., Rosala-Hallas, A., Jones, A. P., Shaw, V., Greenhalf, W., Jaki, T., …Pirmohamed, M. (2020). A randomised controlled trial of rosuvastatin for the prevention of aminoglycoside-induced kidney toxicity in children with cystic fibrosis. Scientific Reports, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-58790-1

The PROteKT study tested the hypothesis that rosuvastatin can inhibit aminoglycoside-induced nephrotoxicity in children with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). This open label, parallel group, randomised controlled trial recruited children and young people aged 6... Read More about A randomised controlled trial of rosuvastatin for the prevention of aminoglycoside-induced kidney toxicity in children with cystic fibrosis.

Using Light for Therapy of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) (2020)
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Kasparov, , Vasilev, , Teschemacher, , Sofi, , Smith, , & Rahman, R. (2020). Using Light for Therapy of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). Brain Sciences, 10(2), https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci10020075

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most malignant form of primary brain tumour with extremely poor prognosis. The current standard of care for newly diagnosed GBM includes maximal surgical resection followed by radiotherapy and adjuvant chemotherap... Read More about Using Light for Therapy of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM).

Pineoblastoma segregates into molecular sub-groups with distinct clinico-pathologic features: a Rare Brain Tumor Consortium registry study (2019)
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Li, B. K., Vasiljevic, A., Dufour, C., Yao, F., Ho, B. L. B., Lu, M., …Jouvet, A. (2020). Pineoblastoma segregates into molecular sub-groups with distinct clinico-pathologic features: a Rare Brain Tumor Consortium registry study. Acta Neuropathologica, 139(2), 223–241. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00401-019-02111-y

Pineoblastomas (PBs) are rare, aggressive pediatric brain tumors of the pineal gland with modest overall survival despite intensive therapy. We sought to define the clinical and molecular spectra of PB to inform new treatment approaches for this orph... Read More about Pineoblastoma segregates into molecular sub-groups with distinct clinico-pathologic features: a Rare Brain Tumor Consortium registry study.

Genome-wide association studies for methane production in dairy cattle (2019)
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Calderón-Chagoya, R., Hernandez-Medrano, J. H., Ruiz-López, F. J., Garcia-Ruiz, A., Vega-Murillo, V. E., Montano-Bermudez, M., …Román-Ponce, S. I. (2019). Genome-wide association studies for methane production in dairy cattle. Genes, 10(12), https://doi.org/10.3390/genes10120995

© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Genomic selection has been proposed for the mitigation of methane (CH4) emissions by cattle because there is considerable variability in CH4 emissions between individuals fed on the same diet.... Read More about Genome-wide association studies for methane production in dairy cattle.

Untargeted analysis of plasma samples from pre-eclamptic women reveals polar and apolar changes in the metabolome (2019)
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Sander, K. N., Kim, D., Ortori, C. A., Warren, A. Y., Anyanwagu, U. C., Hay, D. P., …Barrett, D. A. (2019). Untargeted analysis of plasma samples from pre-eclamptic women reveals polar and apolar changes in the metabolome. Metabolomics, 15, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11306-019-1600-8

Introduction Pre-eclampsia is a hypertensive gestational disorder that affects approximately 5% of all pregnancies. Objectives As the pathophysiological processes of pre-eclampsia are still uncertain, the present case–control study explored unde... Read More about Untargeted analysis of plasma samples from pre-eclamptic women reveals polar and apolar changes in the metabolome.

Can exercise replace airway clearance techniques in cystic fibrosis? A survey of patients and healthcare professionals (2019)
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Rowbotham, N., Smith, S., Davies, G., Daniels, T., Elliott, Z., Gathercole, K., …Smyth, A. (2019). Can exercise replace airway clearance techniques in cystic fibrosis? A survey of patients and healthcare professionals. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcf.2019.10.026

Airway clearance techniques (ACTs) are recommended in cystic fibrosis (CF) to prevent accumulation of secretions and lung infection. “Can exercise replace chest physiotherapy for people with CF?” is one of the CF community's top 10 research questions... Read More about Can exercise replace airway clearance techniques in cystic fibrosis? A survey of patients and healthcare professionals.

Characterising burden of treatment in cystic fibrosis to identify priority areas for clinical trials (2019)
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Davies, G., Rowbotham, N. J., Smith, S., Elliot, Z. C., Gathercole, K., Rayner, O., …Smyth, A. R. (2019). Characterising burden of treatment in cystic fibrosis to identify priority areas for clinical trials. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcf.2019.10.025

In a recent James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership in cystic fibrosis (CF) the top priority clinical research question was: “What are effective ways of simplifying the treatment burden of people with CF?” We aimed to summarise the lived exp... Read More about Characterising burden of treatment in cystic fibrosis to identify priority areas for clinical trials.

AMP-Activated Protein Kinase: Friend or Foe in Cancer? (2019)
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Vara-Ciruelos, D., Dandapani, M., & Grahame, D. (2020). AMP-Activated Protein Kinase: Friend or Foe in Cancer?. Annual Review of Cancer Biology, 4, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1146...cancerbio-030419-033619

The AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is activated by energy stress and restores homeostasis by switching on catabolism, while switching off cell growth and proliferation. Findings that AMPK acts downstream of the tumor suppressor LKB1 have suggest... Read More about AMP-Activated Protein Kinase: Friend or Foe in Cancer?.

Bio-electrosprayed human sperm remain viable (2019)
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O'Neill, H. C., Maalouf, W. E., Harper, J. C., & Jayasinghe, S. N. (2019). Bio-electrosprayed human sperm remain viable. Materials Today, 31, 21-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mattod.2019.10.004

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd In our previous investigations, we demonstrated that certain living cells exposed to bio-electrosprays remained viable, and behaved as expected in comparison to control cells. These studies also extended to post-bio-electrosprayed... Read More about Bio-electrosprayed human sperm remain viable.

Clinical significance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa 2-alkyl-4-quinolone quorum-sensing signal molecules for long-term outcomes in adults with cystic fibrosis (2019)
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Webb, K., Fogarty, A., Barrett, D. A., Nash, E. F., Whitehouse, J. L., Smyth, A. R., …Cámara, M. (2019). Clinical significance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa 2-alkyl-4-quinolone quorum-sensing signal molecules for long-term outcomes in adults with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 68(12), 1823-1828. https://doi.org/10.1099/jmm.0.001099

Introduction : Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an important respiratory pathogen in cystic fibrosis (CF), which is associated with an accelerated decline in lung function, frequent pulmonary exacerbations and increased mortality. P. aeruginosa produces in... Read More about Clinical significance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa 2-alkyl-4-quinolone quorum-sensing signal molecules for long-term outcomes in adults with cystic fibrosis.

Investigating ataxia in childhood (2019)
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Petley, E., Prasad, M., Ojha, S., & Whitehouse, W. P. (2019). Investigating ataxia in childhood. Archives of Disease in Childhood.education and Practice Edition, https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2018-315893

Ataxia is a common presentation to an acute paediatric unit and it can often be difficult to determine the cause. It is important to distinguish between serious causes, for example, brain tumours and encephalitis, and more benign causes in order to g... Read More about Investigating ataxia in childhood.

Paternal diet impairs F1 and F2 offspring vascular function through sperm and seminal plasma specific mechanisms in mice (2019)
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Morgan, H. L., Paganopoulou, P., Akhtar, S., Urquhart, N., Philomin, R., Dickinson, Y., & Watkins, A. J. (2020). Paternal diet impairs F1 and F2 offspring vascular function through sperm and seminal plasma specific mechanisms in mice. Journal of Physiology, 598(4), 699-715. https://doi.org/10.1113/jp278270

Although the impact of maternal diet on adult offspring health is well characterized, the role that a father's diet has on his offspring's health remains poorly defined. We establish the significance of a sup-optimal paternal low protein diet for off... Read More about Paternal diet impairs F1 and F2 offspring vascular function through sperm and seminal plasma specific mechanisms in mice.

In search of effective therapies to overcome resistance to Temozolomide in brain tumours (2019)
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Grundy, R., Bouzinab, K., Summers, H., Zhang, J., Stevens, M. F. G., Moody, C. J., …Bradshaw, T. D. (2019). In search of effective therapies to overcome resistance to Temozolomide in brain tumours. Cancer Drug Resistance, 2, https://doi.org/10.20517/cdr.2019.64

Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common and lethal brain tumour-type. The current standard of care includes Temozolomide (TMZ) chemotherapy. However, inherent and acquired resistance to TMZ thwart successful treatment. The direct repair protein me... Read More about In search of effective therapies to overcome resistance to Temozolomide in brain tumours.

Rojiroti microfinance and child nutrition: a cluster randomised trial (2019)
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Ojha, S., Szatkowski, L., Sinha, R., Yaron, G., Fogarty, A., Allen, S., …Smyth, A. R. (2020). Rojiroti microfinance and child nutrition: a cluster randomised trial. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 105(3), 229-235. https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2018-316471

Objective To determine whether Rojiroti microfinance, for poor Indian women, improves child nutrition. Design Cluster randomised trial. Setting Tolas (village communities) in Bihar State. Participants Women and children under 5 years. Int... Read More about Rojiroti microfinance and child nutrition: a cluster randomised trial.

Using digital technology for home monitoring, adherence and self-management in cystic fibrosis: A state of the art review (2019)
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Calthorpe, R. J., Smith, S., Gathercole, K., & Smyth, A. R. (2020). Using digital technology for home monitoring, adherence and self-management in cystic fibrosis: A state of the art review. Thorax, 75(1), 72-77. https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2019-213233

Digital healthcare is a rapidly growing healthcare sector. Its importance has been recognised at both national and international level, with the WHO recently publishing its first global strategy for digital health. The use of digital technology withi... Read More about Using digital technology for home monitoring, adherence and self-management in cystic fibrosis: A state of the art review.

Childbirth experience questionnaire 2: Validating its use in the United Kingdom (2019)
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Walker, K. F., Dencker, A., & Thornton, J. G. (2020). Childbirth experience questionnaire 2: Validating its use in the United Kingdom. European Journal of Obstetrics && Gynecology and Reproductive Biology: X, 5, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurox.2019.100097

© 2019 The Authors Objective: To validate the Childbirth Experience Questionnaire 2 (CEQ2) in the UK to see if it is an effective tool for evaluating labour experience. Study design: The CEQ2 and part of the Care Quality Commission Maternity Survey (... Read More about Childbirth experience questionnaire 2: Validating its use in the United Kingdom.