1. Why children differ in motivation to learn: Insights from over 13,000 twins from 6 countries

    Personality and Individual Differences 80:51 (2015)

    • Genes rather than environment contribute to family resemblance in academic motivation. • Environmental influences stemmed entirely from individual specific exper...
  2. The modulated antiferromagnetic structures in multiferroic FeVO4: A 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy investigation

    Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 378:529 (2015)

    We present an investigation of the two incommensurate magnetic phases in the multiferroic material FeVO4 using magnetic susceptibility and 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy measurements. The susceptibility shows anomalies at the phase transitions at 15.7 and 23K. We devise Mössbauer lineshap...
  3. Polyphosphate-containing bisubstrate analogues as inhibitors of a bacterial cell wall thymidylyltransferase.

    Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 13(11):3347 (2015) PMID 25655582

    A series of polyphosphate containing sugar nucleotide analogues were synthesized and evaluated as bisubstrate inhibitors of α-d-glucose 1-phosphate thymidylyltransferase Cps2L, the first enzyme in Streptococcus pneumoniael-rhamnose biosynthesis, and a novel antibacterial target. WaterLOGSY NMR s...
  4. Mechanistic evaluation of a nucleoside tetraphosphate with a thymidylyltransferase.

    Biochemistry (Washington) 54(8):1703 (2015) PMID 25647009

    Pyrimidine polyphosphates were first detected in cells 5 decades ago; however, their biological significance remains only partially resolved. Such nucleoside polyphosphates are believed to be produced nonspecifically by promiscuous enzymes. Herein, synthetically prepared deoxythymidine 5'-tetrap...
  5. Reply from the authors.

    British Journal of Anaesthesia 114(3):527 (2015) PMID 25694565

  6. Toxicity of sediment-bound pollutants in the Seine estuary, France, using a Eurytemora affinis larval bioassay.

    Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 113:169 (2015) PMID 25499049

    Coastal urbanisation exposes surrounding estuarine environments to urban-related contaminants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) and pesticide mixtures. Hydrophobic contaminants can adsorb on estuarine sediments. They can subsequently be released on a mas...
  7. Efficient Chemisorption of Organophosphorous Redox Probes on Indium Tin Oxide Surfaces under Mild Conditions.

    Langmuir 31(6):1931 (2015) PMID 25611977

    We report a mild and straightforward one-step chemical surface functionalization of indium tin oxide (ITO) electrodes by redox-active molecules bearing an organophosphoryl anchoring group (i.e., alkyl phosphate or alkyl phosphonate group). The method takes advantage of simple passive adsorption ...
  8. Spectral and spatial full-bandwidth correlation analysis of bulk-generated supercontinuum in the mid-infrared.

    Optics Letters 40(4):673 (2015) PMID 25680178

    We report the measurement of spectral and spatial correlations in supercontinua generated by focusing microjoule pulses from a femtosecond ytterbium-doped fiber amplifier laser in bulk YAG. The measurement is full-bandwidth at a repetition rate of 1 MHz owing to the use of time-stretch dispersiv...
  9. Surge capacity: analysis of census fluctuations to estimate the number of intensive care unit beds needed.

    Health Services Research 50(1):237 (2015) PMID 25040848

    To compare methods of characterizing intensive care unit (ICU) bed use and estimate the number of beds needed. Three geographic regions in the Canadian province of Manitoba. Retrospective analysis of population-based data from April 1, 2000, to March 31, 2007. We compared three methods to estima...
  10. Kinetic evaluation of glucose 1-phosphate analogues with a thymidylyltransferase using a continuous coupled enzyme assay.

    Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 13(3):866 (2015) PMID 25408103

    Cps2L, a thymidylytransferase, is the first enzyme in Streptococcus pneumoniae L-rhamnose biosynthesis and an antibacterial target. We herein report the evaluation of six sugar phosphate analogues selected to further probe Cps2L substrate tolerance. A modified continuous spectrophotometric assay...
  11. Kinetic evaluation of glucose 1-phosphate analogues with a thymidylyltransferase using a continuous coupled enzyme assay.

    Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 13(3):866 (2015) PMID 25408103

    Cps2L, a thymidylytransferase, is the first enzyme in Streptococcus pneumoniael-rhamnose biosynthesis and an antibacterial target. We herein report the evaluation of six sugar phosphate analogues selected to further probe Cps2L substrate tolerance. A modified continuous spectrophotometric assay ...
  12. Exploring the spatial, temporal, and vertical distribution of methane in Pluto’s atmosphere

    Icarus 246:268 (2015)

    • A study of temporal, rotational, and vertical variability of Pluto’s atmospheric methane is performed. • No variations of the methane column larger than 20% with...
  13. Exploring the spatial, temporal, and vertical distribution of methane in Pluto’s atmosphere

    Icarus 246:268 (2015)

    • A study of temporal, rotational, and vertical variability of Pluto’s atmospheric methane is performed. • No variations of the methane column larger than 20% with...
  14. Exploring the spatial, temporal, and vertical distribution of methane in Pluto’s atmosphere

    Icarus 246:268 (2015)

    • A study of temporal, rotational, and vertical variability of Pluto’s atmospheric methane is performed. • No variations of the methane column larger than 20% with...
  15. Macromol. Rapid commun. 2/2015.

    Macromolecular Rapid Communications 36(2):195 (2015) PMID 25590455

    Frontispiece: Polysaccharide hydrogels with tunable architecture are produced by blending β-sheet rich carboxylated agarose (CA) with α helical native agarose (NA). Through control of the β-sheet distribution and overall content, the mechanical properties of the resulting hydrogel can be tailore...
  16. Risk of congenital malformations for asthmatic pregnant women using a long-acting β₂-agonist and inhaled corticosteroid combination versus higher-dose inhaled corticosteroid monotherapy.

    Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 135(1):123 (2015) PMID 25226849

    Current recommendations for managing persistent asthma during pregnancy when low-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) are insufficient include adding a long-acting β₂-agonist (LABA) or increasing the ICS dose. However, there are no data to help clinicians evaluate the safest regimen during pregna...
  17. Exercises for mechanical neck disorders.

    Cochrane database of systematic reviews 1:CD004250 (2015) PMID 25629215

    Neck pain is common, disabling and costly. Exercise is one treatment approach. To assess the effectiveness of exercises to improve pain, disability, function, patient satisfaction, quality of life and global perceived effect in adults with neck pain. We searched MEDLINE, MANTIS, ClinicalTrials.g...
  18. Mechanically Tailored Agarose Hydrogels through Molecular Alloying with β-Sheet Polysaccharides.

    Macromolecular Rapid Communications 36(2):196 (2015) PMID 25250523

    There is mounting evidence that the mechanical property of tissues provides important cues that control cell fate. However, implementation of hydrogels with tunable physicochemical properties is limited due to the challenges associated with crosslinking chemistries. It has been recently shown th...
  19. Consensus statement from the BJA Workshop on Cancer and Anaesthesia.

    British Journal of Anaesthesia 114(1):2 (2015) PMID 25104229

  20. Is the Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio more correlated than C-reactive protein with postoperative complications after major abdominal surgery?

    PeerJ 3:e713 (2015) PMID 25653901 PMCID PMC4304854

    Background. The Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR) is an inflammatory marker that has proven usefulness for predicting late complications. Whether it is associated with immediate postoperative complications after abdominal surgery is not known. In this study, we attempted to correlate the NLR ...