Joe Butterfield

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Thrombospondin 2 (TSP2), a matricellular protein with a primary role in modulating cell-matrix interactions, has been implicated in tissue repair and foreign body responses. Here we show that TSP2 has regulatory function in the chronic inflammatory lesions of rheumatoid arthritis. Tissue TSP2, produced by synovial fibroblasts, endothelial cells, and(More)
Affordances have recently been proposed as a guiding principle in perception-action research in sport (Fajen, Riley, & Turvey, 2009). In the present study, perception of the 'passability' affordance of a gap between two approaching defenders in rugby is explored. A simplified rugby gap closure scenario was created using immersive, interactive virtual(More)
The parallel kinematics machine (PKM) Exechon is proposed to be used in a flexible fixture for aircraft wing assembly. The analysis and tests are required to determine the capability of the proposed fixturing solution. The research concern in this paper will be the static stiffness analysis of the Exechon device, which will be a very important element of(More)
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