The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 10 - 2017
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(University of Plymouth, 2017)Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have the potential to cause adverse effects to human health by disrupting normal homeostasis, reproduction, development and behaviour. They can simultaneously act as cytotoxic and ...
(University of Plymouth, 2017)The invasion of the Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans and P. miles) to western Atlantic and Caribbean coral reefs has been documented as one of the most rapid and damaging marine finfish invasions to date, demonstrating ...
Toll-like receptor 7: Expression patterns within mammalian Trigeminal and Dorsal Root Ganglia and its selected facial innervation target, the tongue (University of Plymouth, 2017)Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are known to be expressed in the mammalian nervous system where they play an important role in the hosts’ immune defence against bacterial and viral pathogens. Recent studies have looked into ...
The long term effects of social deprivation on black-capped capuchins (Sapajus apella) rescued from the primate pet trade (University of Plymouth, 2017)Captivity is often physically and psychologically damaging to primates, who have complex ethological and social needs. It is widely agreed that primates do not make suitable domestic pets, however it is still legal to ...
(University of Plymouth, 2017)This is an investigation into the effect of adding pure silver to a ‘duralumin’ type alloy and its impact on hardness and strength. The alloys were produced as small cuboid ingots by gravity casting into graphite molds ...
(University of Plymouth, 2017)Predator-prey interactions are a fundamental feature of ecological communities. The majority of studies have focussed on the consequences of predators reducing the abundance of their prey through direct consumption ...
Developmental trajectory of familiar and unfamiliar face recognition in children: evidence in support of experience (University of Plymouth, 2017)The ability to recognise faces and where the ability stems from is a much debated topic in psychology. This study sought to replicate Jenkins, White, Van Montfort and Burton’s (2011) simple paradigm to investigate the ...
(University of Plymouth, 2017)This paper will discuss the principles of harnessing wind power through windmills and wind turbines and its limitations (Betz’s law). It will also provide an estimate of the available wind energy per day and person in the ...
Analysing the risks of storing strong waste brine in a deep saline aquifer with particular reference to Potasio Rio Colorado mine in Argentina (University of Plymouth, 2017)Potasio Rio Colorado is a potash development project located in the Mendoza Province of Argentina that produces the majority of potassium used for agricultural fertilisers. The potassium is extracted through mining ...