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  • Professor Doug BrooksA novel approach to treating viruses

    Professor Doug Brooks and his team have identified a protein called NOX2 oxidase, which is responsible for making reactive oxygen species within cells and this is activated by viruses, including influenza and the rhinovirus, also known as the common cold.
    Article: Endosomal NOX2 oxidase exacerbates virus pathogenicity and is a target for antiviral therapy;
    Authors: Eunice E. To, Ross Vlahos, Raymond Luong, Michelle L. Halls, Patrick C. Reading, Paul T. King, Christopher Chan, Grant R. Drummond, Christopher G. Sobey, Brad R. S. Broughton, Malcolm R. Starkey, Renee van der Sluis, Sharon R. Lewin, Steven Bozinovski, Luke A. J. O’Neill, Tim Quach, Christopher J. H. Porter, Doug A. Brooks, John J. O’Leary and Stavros Selemidis;
    Published in: Nature Communications 2017

  • Dr. George ChenSuper fast humidity sensors using coated glass microfibers

    Dr George Chen explains how he and his team have combined the qualities of optical microfiber technology and polyelectrolyte multilayer coatings to achieve super fast sensors for humidity control in meteorology, agriculture, smart buildings that regulate its ambient conditions, food storage, medical diagnostics and manufacturing.
    Article: Ultra-fast hygrometer based on U-shaped optical microfiber with nanoporous polyelectrolyte coating;
    Authors: George Y. Chen, Xuan Wu, Yvonne Qiongyue Kang, Li Yu, Tanya M. Monro, David G. Lancaster, Xiaokong Liu & Haolan Xu;
    Published in: Scientific Reports 2017

  • Dr. Vijay SuppiahThe role of zinc in the treatment of hepatitis C

    Dr Vijay Suppiah explains the role of a patient's genetic makeup in determining treatment response in chronic hepatitis C infections.
    Article: Zinc is a potent and specific inhibitor of IFN-13 signalling;
    Authors: Scott A. Read, Kate S. O’Connor, Vijay Suppiah, Chantelle L. E. Ahlenstiel, Stephanie Obeid, Kristina M. Cook, Anthony Cunningham, Mark W. Douglas, Philip J.Hogg, David Booth, Jacob George & Golo Ahlenstiel;
    Published in: Nature Communications 2017

  • Professor Ajayan VinuPorous nanomaterials - a new generation of clean fuels

    Professor Ajayan Vinu explains how clean energy can be generated simply with the help of water and sun light.
    Published in
    : Angewandte Chemie International Edition, April 2017

  • Professor Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky How the brain processes language

    Professor Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky provides the first demonstration that, in natural stories, predictions concerning the probability of remention of a protagonist at a later point are processed in the dorsal auditory stream.
    Authors: Katerina Danae Kandylaki, Arne Nagels, Sarah Tune, Tilo Kircher, Richard Wiese, Matthias Schlesewsky, and Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky
    Published in: The Journal of Neuroscience, November 30, 2016

  • Dr Siobhan BanksBetter sleep for shift workers

    Dr Siobhan Banks investigates effectiveness of a ‘split sleep schedule’ for shift workers.
    Published in: Chronobiology International, 2014

  • Professor Adrian EstermanAtrial fibrillation patients kept out of hospital

    Prof Adrian Esterman explains a patient management system for atrial fibrillation which kept patients out of hospital and was cost effective for the health system.
    Published in: Lancet, 2014

  • Associate Professor Drew EvansSemi-metallic polymers

    Associate Professor Drew Evans discusses how important polymers are to everyday lives and how recent research shows how some polymers can conduct electricity.
    Published in: Nature, 2013

  • Professor Timothy OldsSleep duration or bedtime?

    Professor Timothy Olds examines how changes in children's sleep affect their overall health and wellbeing, in that it's not just lack of sleep that affects them but also what time they go to sleep.
    Published in: International Journal of Obesity, 2013