The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 4, No. 2 - 2011
Table of contents
Undergraduate student to postgraduate teacher: reflections from both sides of the coin, Daniel Zahra, p. 1-2.
Social behaviour in captive reticulated giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata): Analysis of enclosure use and social interactions between giraffes housed at Whipsnade Zoo, Stephanie Perry, p. 50-65.
The effect of an invasive species on predation rates upon intertidal barnacles, Rachel Linaker, p. 66-82.
The effect of shifting between internal and external foci of attention on throwing accuracy, Jeremy Lowen, p. 66-82.
The use of Near Infrared Spectroscopy in measuring haemodynamic response of the primary visual cortex to a visual bullseye stimulus with various spatial and temporal frequencies, Luke Perkins, p. 131-154.
A study of a translocated population of Anguis Fragilis in Cornwall, UK, Casey Fuke, p. 181-221.
Special Interest Article
Basic Astronomical Estimates, Dan Ward, Emma Sturgess, Joseph Whiteman, Laura Jenkins, p. 222-231.
A review in overhydration underlying Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia, Jahn Firth, p. 232-241.
Endotoxin tolerance and the immune system, Elyce Marshfield, p. 242-251.
Current and emerging issues in nosocomial infections and antibiotic resistance, Zoe Tridgell, p. 252-266.
Marine invertebrates in hypoxia: Developmental, behavioural, physiological and fitness responses, Rebecca Loddington, p. 267-277.
The invasive biology of the talitrid amphipod Platorchestia platensis in North West Europe, Rebekah Simpson, p. 278-292.
(University of Plymouth, 2011)Endotoxin tolerance is a phenomenon known to cause innate immune cells, like macrophages, to produce a decreased pro-inflammatory response to a pathogen associated molecular pattern (PAMP), like LPS, after pre-stimulation. ...
(University of Plymouth, 2011)Exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH) is hyponatremia occurring during or up to 24 hours after prolonged physical activity. There is clear evidence that the primary cause of EAH is overconsumption of fluids relative to ...
(University of Plymouth, 2011)Antibiotic resistant pathogens are a major cause of nosocomial infections and exhibit an extraordinary ability to constantly adapt and acquire resistance determinants to overcome the effects of commonly prescribed ...
(University of Plymouth, 2011)Non-indigenous species invasions are considered a large threat to native biota however the effects of which have been relatively understudied with respect to intertidal systems. Current literature surrounds the movement ...
(University of Plymouth, 2011)A population of slow-worms were monitored throughout August and September 2010 at a roadside location near Dobwalls, Cornwall. The population was released onto the site in 2009 and one of the aims of the study was to ...
Social behaviour in captive reticulated giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata): Analysis of enclosure use and social interactions between giraffes housed at Whipsnade Zoo (University of Plymouth, 2011)Wild giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) herds have been described as random associations of individuals, but recent research has suggested that giraffe do form social bonds and have a complex social structure. The aims of ...
The use of Near Infrared Spectroscopy in measuring haemodynamic response of the primary visual cortex to a visual bullseye stimulus with various spatial and temporal frequencies (University of Plymouth, 2011)The effects of spatial and temporal frequencies of a visual, sinusoidal bullseye stimulus on haemodynamic responses in V1 were investigated using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. Eight psychology undergraduates viewed a reversing ...
(University of Plymouth, 2011)A vast quantity of research has identified the benefits of an external focus on the performance and learning of motor actions. This study aims to isolate the effects that shifting attention between internal and external ...
(University of Plymouth, 2011)We present astronomical estimates about the Earth, Moon, Sun and the nearest fixed stars, in particular of sizes, distances and masses. Our focus is on the question to which extent those were already known in antiquity.
(University of Plymouth, 2011)Hypoxia is occurring in the marine environment all around the world as a result of human activities and natural biological processes such as eutrophication and water stratification. Low levels of dissolved oxygen (DO) ...