Richard Kidd

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Many physical, chemical and biological processes taking place at the land surface are strongly influenced by the amount of water stored within the upper soil layers. Therefore, many scientific disciplines require soil moisture observations for developing, evaluating and improving their models. One of these disciplines is meteorology where soil moisture is(More)
This electron microscopic investigation of Becker's Melanosis demonstrates a hyperactivity of all epidermal cells. The melanocytes are numerous, divide frequently, and produce many premelanosomes and melanosomes. The keratinocytes contain many large melanosome complexes. These large lysosomal complexes and the incomplete melanisation of many melanosomes(More)
Fixation of epidermis with a mixture of osmium tetroxide and zinc iodide (OsO(4)-ZnI(2)) for 24 hr renders the central periodic lamella of the Langerhans cell granule (LCG), the Golgi region, and the nuclear envelope of epidermal Langerhans cells preferentially visible. The use of this technique on Langerhans cells in normal epidermis and in epidermis of(More)
Until recently, Merkel cells were not consistently identified as the third dendritic cell in human epidermis, because light microscopy and low power electron microscopy did not readily allow the differentiation of Merkel cells from the other two dendritic cells of the epidermis (e.g. the melanocyte and the Langerhans cell). In an electron microscopic study(More)
There is an increasing availability of free and open access resources for chemists to use on the internet. Coupled with the increasing availability of Open Source software tools we are in the middle of a revolution in data availability and tools to manipulate these data. ChemSpider is a free access website for chemists built with the intention of providing(More)
Research in the life sciences requires ready access to primary data, derived information and relevant knowledge from a multitude of sources. Integration and interoperability of such resources are crucial for sharing content across research domains relevant to the life sciences. In this article we present a perspective review of data integration with(More)
The joint Open PHACTS/GEN2PHEN workshop on "Solving Bottlenecks in Data Sharing in the Life Sciences" was held in Volendam, the Netherlands, on September 19 and 20, 2011, and was attended by representatives from academia, industry, publishing, and funding agencies. The aim of the workshop was to explore the issues that influence the extent to which data in(More)