Christopher Winstanley

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Acinetobacter calcoaceticus RJE74 contains a large transmissible catabolic plasmid, pWW174, of about 200 kb, which encodes its ability to grow on benzene (Bzn+). pWW174 was unstable in Acinetobacter hosts and was lost at high frequency in the absence of selection for Bzn+. The catabolic pathway appeared to be via benzene cis-glycol, catechol and the(More)
We investigated the retroviral/retroposon hypothesis of schizophrenia by generating sequences with PCR primers based on a retroviral sequence recovered by Yee et al. [1998: Schizophr Res 29:92] from a cDNA library from postmortem brain tissue from an individual with psychosis in a genomic region (Xq21.3) that has been tentatively linked to schizophrenia and(More)
There is evidence that the public are learning to either ignore or actively avoid public displays. While most research has focused on addressing this issue by increasing the perceived value of the content shown we have been inspired by the strong bind between mobile phones and their users to explore an alternative approach, i.e. to encourage viewers to form(More)
While traditional displays networks are typically closed systems, researchers are now beginning to explore the notion of open display networks in which content can be obtained from a wide range of sources. Open display networks have very different properties to closed networks as they need to deal with multiple management domains and conflicting content and(More)
Walking School Buses (WSBs) are becoming an increasingly popular way of reducing school gate congestion. They typically feature a coordinator who is assigned to walk a designated route, calling at several pick-up points that parents can use to join their children to the "bus". However, parents often feel limited by the rigidity of the scheduled walking bus(More)
BACKGROUND Walking school buses (WSBs) offer a potentially healthier way for children to get to school while reducing traffic congestion. A number of pressing societal challenges make it timely to evaluate evidence of their value. METHODS Studies that focused solely on WSBs were identified through online and manual literature searches. Twelve WSB studies(More)
PAMPA is a family of broadcast algorithms for adhoc and wireless networks that are both lightweight and robust. PAMPA variants have shown promising performance results in simulations. Simulations can however be misleading, as they often poorly reflect reality. This paper seeks to further our understanding of PAMPA beyond simulations, and reports on the(More)
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