The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 5, No. 1 - 2012
Table of contents
Inside your search for understanding, Glen Crust, p. 1-2.
Do age and conditions at rehoming affect behaviour in puppies?, Tamara Chamberlain, p. 23-37.
Pregabalin for treating Painful Diabetic Neuropathy in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetic Patients, Keri Kruckow, p. 61-78.
Silicon; a benefit or a detriment to plant physiology for Creeping bent (Agrostis stolonifera L.), Sheep’s fescue (Festuca ovina L.) and Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)? Nicola Warburton, Jo Bayley, Stuart Lane, p. 79-93.
The study of human interaction when playing rock-paper-scissors, Neil Drew, p. 119-139.
A test of time-place learning in fish living in a public aquarium, Rhona Macbeth-Seath, p. 177-202.
Achieving a sustainable transport sector in the UK: the effect of UK transport reform and change in population’s travel decisions on the reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emission within the transport sector, Jessica Herring, p. 203-252.
Epiphytes: a study of the history of forest canopy research, Sven Batke, p. 253-268.
Climatic variation: effects on global seabird populations, Laura Draycott, p. 269-282.
Environmental influence in animal contests, Mark Fox-Powell, p. 269-282.
The health benefits of tea varieties from Camellia sinensis, Katie Taylerson, p. 304-312.
Is there a visitor effect on behaviour and enclosure use of mixed bird species in a zoo enclosure? (University of Plymouth, 2012)Potential visitor effects on captive animals are poorly understand, with most studies focused on non-human primates, it is an area of research which in recent years has become important as a way of understanding welfare ...
(University of Plymouth, 2012)It has been suggested the mirror neuron system provides an important neural substrate for humans‟ ability to imitate. Thus, the purpose of this experiment was to measure whether you can predict winning and losing frequencies ...
Measuring the haemodynamic responses elicited in the visual cortex from various spatial and temporal frequencies using NIRS (University of Plymouth, 2012)Previous research has found the optimum spatial and temporal frequency of a stimulus can elicit peak activation in the visual cortex. In this study eight participants looked at bullseye gratings with low and high spatial ...
(University of Plymouth, 2012)This review will identify and outline four dominant climatic systems and describe associated environmental factors including discussion of subsequent effects that they have on global seabird populations. Finally, the ...
(University of Plymouth, 2012)Background and aims: Varieties of tea from the plant Camellia sinensis have been consumed for around 50 centuries and today are a popular beverage worldwide. Over the past 30 years much research has gone into the medicinal ...
A review into the role of voltage gated sodium channels 1.8 and 1.9 in pain states; and medical uses of this knowledge (University of Plymouth, 2012)This review is aimed at discussing the role of voltage gated sodium channels (VGSC) Nav 1.8 and 1.9 in pain states. This involves establishing their role in pain states such as neuropathic and inflammatory pain, and which ...
Silicon; a benefit or a detriment to plant physiology for Creeping bent (Agrostis stolonifera L.), Sheep’s fescue (Festuca ovina L.) and Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)? (University of Plymouth, 2012)Silicon shows alleviatory effects in many previous studies involving abiotic and biotic stress factors. A germination trial for the optimum concentration of ERA-3 initially showed an optimum dilution factor of 2,500:1 ...
(University of Plymouth, 2012)Contests between individual animals over the possession of particular limited resources have played an important role in shaping the evolution of life history, morphology and ecology of the vast majority of animal taxa. ...
(University of Plymouth, 2012)Background: It has been estimated that chronic painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) affects 1 in 6 (16.2%) of all diabetic patients (Diabetes UK, 2010) yet the symptoms of PDN continue to present a huge challenge in its ...
(University of Plymouth, 2012)Many dogs are abandoned, surrendered to rescue shelters or euthanised in the United Kingdom every year, with one of the most common reasons being undesirable behaviour. The age at which puppies are rehomed is widely thought ...