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University College Dublin and Foundation Scholars And The Other Members Of Board | Date: 2017-03-29
University College Dublin | Date: 2017-03-22
A composition comprising a silica-based nanobead having its surface functionalized by a moiety selected from moieties that are reactive to and combine with a fouling layer on a material surface.
University College Dublin | Date: 2017-05-17
A non-therapeutic method of improving growth performance of a weaning mammal comprises a step of administering to the weaning mammal or a maternal mammal an effective amount of beta-glucan and casein hydrolysate, wherein the weight ratio of beta-glucan to casein hydrolysate is 1:2 to 2:1. A dietary supplement suitable for oral administration to a mammal comprising beta-glucan and casein hydrolysate is also provided, wherein the weight ratio of beta-glucan to casein hydrolysate is 1:2 to 2:1.
University College Dublin and University of Limerick | Date: 2017-03-22
A peptide having 12 to 60 amino acids and including (a) a sequence of SEQUENCE ID NO: 11, or (b) a fragment of SEQUENCE ID NO: 11 that includes the sequence of SEQUENCE ID NO: 1 or 5, is described for use in improving glycemic management in a mammal. A composition, for example a food product, that includes substantially all of the peptides of SEQUENCE ID NO:s 1 to 11, that is capable of reducing post-prandial blood glucose levels, and increasing insulin secretion in humans, is also described.
University College Dublin | Date: 2017-03-16
The invention generally relates to compounds that function as TP antagonists for treating thrombosis and other cardiovascular, renal, or pulmonary diseases. In some embodiments, the invention provides a compound including a substituted nitro phenoxy phenyl, a sulfonylurea, and an alkyl group. In some embodiments, the invention provides a method of treating thrombosis by administering an antithrombotic compound that preferentially binds to a thromboxane receptor, has preferential binding for either TPalpha (TP) or TPbeta (TP) receptor subtype.
Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin | Date: 2017-07-26
A method for predicting risk of recurrence of cancer in an individual with cancer, the method comprising a step of assaying a cancer sample from the individual for positive expression of at least two genes or proteins encoded by those genes selected from the group consisting of FOXM1, UHRF1, PTTG1, E2F1, MYBL2, HMGB2, ATAD2, E2F8, ZNF367 and TCF19, wherein positive expression of the at least two genes correlates with increased risk of recurrence of cancer compared with an individual who does not exhibit positive expression of the at least two genes or proteins encoded by those genes.
Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin | Date: 2017-07-05
A seed coating composition comprising a mixture of a fungal root endophyte isolated from a root of the plant found in low-nutrient, drought-stressed or multiply-stressed conditions and a carrier medium for application of said composition to a target seed, wherein the endophyte is characterised in having a nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (nr ITS) with at least a 90% sequence identity to any one of SEQ ID NOs: 3 to 15.
Ibm and University College Dublin | Date: 2017-04-11
A primary video and a second instance of a reference video can be simultaneously transmitted to a system through at least a first node of a communication network, the second instance of the reference video configured to be compared to a first instance of the reference video stored by the system to generate at least one quality of experience (QoE) value that infers a perceptual quality of the primary video as received by the system. The QoE value can be received from the system. A determination can be made as to whether the QoE value is less than a threshold value. Responsive to determining that the QoE value is less than the threshold value, the perceptual quality of the primary video can be improved by re-routing transmission of the primary video to the system.
Albrecht M.,University College Dublin
Chemical Reviews | Year: 2010
A study was conducted some of the fundamental aspects and the latest trends in the field of cyclometalation using d-block transition metals. It was revealed that cyclometalation had emerged as one of the most popular organometallic reactions, providing a simple entry to organometallic compounds. It allowed for the investigation of the essential aspects governing the metal-mediated activation of unreactive bonds, such as the C-H bond. The study covered seminal fundamental literature and the latest highlights and the trends that emerged till early 2009. Cyclometalation gained significance due to the reaction representing the mildest route for achieving strong C-H and C-R bonds. It had also emerged as an attractive and versatile synthetic method for creating organometallic entities with significantly wide application potential.
Braun H.-B.,University College Dublin
Advances in Physics | Year: 2012
Micromagnetics has been the method of choice to interpret experimental data in the area of microscopic magnetism for several decades. In this article, we show how progress has been made to extend this formalism to include thermal and quantum fluctuations in order to describe recent experimental developments in nanoscale magnetism. For experimental systems with constrained dimensions such as nanodots, atomic chains, nanowires, and thin films, topological defects such as solitons, vortices, skyrmions, and monopoles start to play an increasingly important role, all forming novel types of quasiparticles in patterned low-dimensional magnetic systems. We discuss in detail how soliton-antisoliton pairs of opposite chirality form non-uniform energy barriers against thermal fluctuations in nanowires or pillars. As a consequence of their low barrier energy compared to uniform reversal, they limit the thermal stability of perpendicular recording media. For sufficiently short samples, the non-uniform energy barrier continuously merges into the conventional uniform Néel-Brown barrier. Partial formation of chiral domain walls also determines the magnetic properties of granular nanostructured magnets and exchange spring systems. For a long time, the reconciliation between micromagnetics and quantum mechanics has remained an unresolved challenge. Here it is demonstrated how inclusion of Berry's phase in a micromagnetic action allows for a semiclassical quantization of spin systems, a method that is demonstrated by the simple example of an easy-plane spin. This powerful method allows for a description of quantum dynamics of solitons and breathers which in the latter case agrees with the anisotropic spin-XYZ-model. The domain wall or soliton chirality plays an important role as it is coupled to the wavevector of the quasiparticle dispersion. We show how this quantum soliton chirality is detected by polarized neutron scattering in one-dimensional quantum antiferromagnets. © 2012 Taylor & Francis.