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Binding of bacteria to poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) modified with vancomycin: Comparison of behavior of linear and highly branched polymers

ACS Biomacromolecules has just announced the upcoming publication of our latest piece of research, a collaboration between Thomas Swift, Stephen Rimmer and Richard Hoskins from University of Bradford and Joey Shepherd, Pavintorn Teratanatorn, Ian Douglas and Sheila MacNeil from the University of Sheffield. This paper, available now from the Biomacromolecules website, shows our latest work in disclosing bacteria/polymer binding and further development towards a colorimetric sensor.

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Ex vivo rabbit and human corneas as models for bacterial and fungal keratitis

Our collaborators in Sheffield have published a paper on using rabbit and human corneas as models for bacterial colonisation. This is very important, relevant work developed on a project in collaboration with the polymer biomaterials group and we will be using in future work. The paper is written by Abigail Pinnock, with Stephen Rimmer, Ian Douglas and Sheila MacNeil as co-authors.

The full paper can be found here.

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Förster resonance energy transfer confirms the bacterial-induced conformational transition in highly-branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide with vancomycin end groups on binding to Staphylococcus aureus

Prodip Sarker, Kathryn Swindells, C. W. Ian Douglas, Sheila MacNeil, Stephen Rimmer and Linda Swanson have just released a paper in the RSC Journal Soft matter.

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Paper: Glucomannan-poly(N-vinyl pyrrolidinone) bicomponent hydrogels for wound healing

A paper written by Munira Shabuddin, Anthony Bullock, Sheila MacNeil and Stephen Rimmer has just been published online in the Journal of Materials Chemistry B concerning biocompatible hydrogels and their applications in wound healing.

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Paper: High molecular weight plant heteropolysaccharides stimulate fibroblasts but inhibit keratinocytes

A new paper by Munira Shahbuddin, Dahlia Shahbuddin, Anthony Bullock, Halijah Ibrahim, Stephen Rimmer and Sheila MacNeil has just been accepted in the Journal of Carbohydrate Research.

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Article: Arginine functionalization of hydrogels for heparin binding—a supramolecular approach to developing a pro-angiogenic biomaterial

An article by Louisa Gilmore, Stephen Rimmer, Sally L. McArthur, Shweta Mittar, Dachau Sun and Sheila MacNeil has just been published in the journal Biotechnology Bioengineering.

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Article: Corneal epithelialisation on surface-modified hydrogel implants

Aihua Ma, Bojun Zhao, Adam J. Bentley, Arun Brahma, Sheila MacNeil, Francis L. Martin, Stephen Rimmer, and Nigel J. Fullwood have published an article in the Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine.

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Highly Branched Polymers with Polymyxin End Groups Responsive to Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Prodip Sarker, Joanna Shepherd, Kathryn Swindells, Ian Douglas, Sheila MacNeil, Linda Swanson and Stephen Rimmer have published a paper in the journal Bio-Macromolecules.

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Hyperbranched poly(NIPAM) polymers modified with antibiotics for the reduction of bacterial burden in infected human tissue engineered skin

Joanna Shepherd, Prodip Sarker, Stephen Rimmer, Linda Swanson, Sheila MacNeil and Ian Douglas have just published a paper in the journal Biomaterials.

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Article: Cell Adhesion to Polymethacrylate Networks Prepared by Photopolymerization and Functionalized with GRGDS Peptide or Fibrinogen

An article by C. Johnson, L. Perlin, P. Wyman, B. Zhao, Nigel Fullwood, Sheila MacNeil and Stephen Rimmer has just been published in the journal Macromolecular Symposia.

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Binding Bacteria to Highly Branched Poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) Modified with Vancomycin Induces the Coil-to-Globule Transition

A new communication by Joanna Shepherd, Prodip Sarker, Kathryn Swindells, Ian Douglas, Sheila MacNeil, Linda Swanson and Stephen Rimmer has just been published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

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Article: Development of a calcium-chelating hydrogel for treatment of superficial burns and scalds

Anthony Bullock, P. Pickavance, DB Haddow, Stephen Rimmer and Sheila MacNeil have published an article in the journal Regenerative Medicine.

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Communication: Phosphate Functional Core-Shell Polymer Nanoparticles for the Release of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor

Louisa Gilmore, Stephen Rimmer and Sheila MacNeil have published a communication in the journal Chembiochem.

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Communication: Cell adhesive hydrogels synthesised by copolymerisation of arg-protected Gly-Arg-Gly-Asp-Ser methacrylate monomers and enzymatic deprotection

Lynne Perlin, Sheila MacNeil and Stephen Rimmer have just published a communication in the RSC journal Chemical Communications.