The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 8, No. 1 - 2015
Table of contents
Educating Scientists with Plymouth University, Victoria Sleight, p. 1-3.
Project articles - Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences
Alpha-synuclein induced mitochondrial aberrations in a genetic cell culture model of Parkinson’s disease, Jennifer Pinnell, p. 4-19.
Project articles - Marine Sciences
Heat and mass transfer during the sump development in a potash solution mine, Olivia Ellard, p. 41-65.
Human impacts on Nitrogen and Phosphorus concentrations in the North Sea, Craig Weatherhead, p. 66-100.
Project articles - Psychology
Project articles - Computing and Mathematics
Large Numbers in Computing and Mathematics, Hazel Atkins, Rebecca Coates, Sophie Hilditch, Lucy Smith, p. 114-122.
Project articles - Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Factors influencing canopy invertebrates in Britain, Kate Harvey, p. 123-157.
Use of space and airborne imagery to monitor and detect oil spills, Samuel Bolton, p. 158-166.
Investigating the concept of a novel flexible fabric wave energy device, Jamie Cook, p. 167-185.
Spatial and temporal variability of a mixed sediment estuary, Glen Warren, p. 186-193.
Special interest article
Assessing the extent of establishment of Undaria pinnatifida in Plymouth Sound Special Area of Conservation, UK [ABSTRACT AND CITATION FOR PUBLISHED STUDENT-STAFF COLLABORATION] Sabrina Heiser, Jason Hall-Spencer, Keith Hiscock, p. 194-198.
Alpha-synuclein induced mitochondrial aberrations in a genetic cell culture model of Parkinson’s disease (University of Plymouth, 2015)Mutations in the α-synuclein encoding gene, SNCA, have been implicated in the pathophysiology and progression of Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder which results in motor and cognitive abnormalities in ...
(University of Plymouth, 2015)This literature review comprises one part of a project report which presented the findings of an initial investigation into the concept and performance of a 1:50 scale model novel flexible fabric wave energy device subjected ...
(University of Plymouth, 2015)We present an overview of large numbers within mathematics and computing. Particular emphasis is put on the problem of large number notation in the mathematical attempt to get closer to infinity.
(University of Plymouth, 2015)This study evaluates the temporal and spatial variations in nutrient concentrations within the period of 1990-2011, with the aim to assess the effectiveness of legislative implementation and associated control measures ...
(University of Plymouth, 2015)The following report addresses the problem of heating input water during the process of solution mining for potash. With an ever-increasing pressure to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, being able to warm inlet water with ...
(University of Plymouth, 2015)Satellite and airborne remote sensing are the two main methods for mapping and identifying oil spills. It is important to accurately map oil spills so that a response effort is most effective. Although it is relatively ...
(University of Plymouth, 2015)Canopy research is becoming increasingly important as the extent of woodland habitats decreases and becomes more fragmented. Invertebrates are a diverse group of canopy fauna which are commonly used as bio-indicators to ...
Does physical inactivity increase personalised cardiovascular risk in males and females aged 40-80 years? (University of Plymouth, 2015)Background: Various modifiable risk factors have been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, with physical activity known to provide multiple health benefits, whilst inactivity is linked to increased ...