7Nicole C. Roy
4Adrian L. Cookson
3Warren C. McNabb
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  • Rachel C. Anderson, Wayne Young, Stefan Clerens, Adrian L. Cookson, Mark J. McCann, Kelly M. Armstrong +1 other
  • 2013
Lactobacillus fermentum is found in fermented foods and thought to be harmless. In vivo and clinical studies indicate that some L. fermentum strains have beneficial properties, particularly for gastrointestinal health. However, L. fermentum AGR1487 decreases trans-epithelial electrical resistance (TEER), a measure of intestinal barrier integrity. The(More)
The effects of short-term (5-week) exposure to wet or dry diets on fecal bacterial populations in the cat were investigated. Sixteen mixed-sex, neutered, domestic short-haired cats (mean age = 6 years; mean bodyweight = 3.4 kg) were randomly allocated to wet or dry diets in a crossover design. Fecal bacterial DNA was isolated and bacterial 16S rRNA gene(More)
Ruminant livestock are important sources of human food and global greenhouse gas emissions. Feed degradation and methane formation by ruminants rely on metabolic interactions between rumen microbes and affect ruminant productivity. Rumen and camelid foregut microbial community composition was determined in 742 samples from 32 animal species and 35(More)
  • Anna E. Russ, Jason S. Peters, Warren C. McNabb, Matthew P. G. Barnett, Rachel C. Anderson, Zaneta Park +5 others
  • 2013
In addition to their role in absorption and secretion, epithelial cells play an important role in the protection of the colon mucosa from the resident microbiota and are important for the maintenance of homeostasis. Microarray analysis of intact colon samples is widely used to gain an overview of the cellular pathways and processes that are active in the(More)
Consumption of high-fat diets has negative impacts on health and well-being, some of which may be epigenetically regulated. Selenium and folate are two compounds which influence epigenetic mechanisms. We investigated the hypothesis that post-weaning supplementation with adequate levels of selenium and folate in offspring of female mice fed a high-fat, low(More)
  • Shalome A. Bassett, Wayne Young, Matthew P. G. Barnett, Adrian L. Cookson, Warren C. McNabb, Nicole C. Roy
  • 2015
Human inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic intestinal disease where the resident microbiota contributes to disease development, yet the specific mechanisms remain unclear. Interleukin-10 gene-deficient (Il10-/-) mice develop inflammation similar to IBD, due in part to an inappropriate response to commensal bacteria. We have previously reported(More)
  • Emma N. Bermingham, Sandra Kittelmann, Wayne Young, Katherine R. Kerr, Kelly S. Swanson, Nicole C. Roy +1 other
  • 2013
The effects of pre- (i.e., gestation and during lactation) and post-weaning diet on the composition of faecal bacterial communities and adipose expression of key genes in the glucose and insulin pathways were investigated in the cat. Queens were maintained on a moderate protein:fat:carbohydrate kibbled ("Diet A"; 35:20:28% DM; n  =  4) or high(More)
Digestion resistant carbohydrates (DRC) are complex carbohydrates that resist digestion and absorption in the small bowel. Diets high in DRC can have wide ranging impacts on the health of the host, which include changes to immunity and allergy, incidence of cardiovascular disease, and obesity. The aim of this study was to characterise the effects of DRC(More)
In this paper, we show how we use Nvidia GPUs and host CPU cores for faster query processing in a DB2 database using BLU Acceleration (DB2's column store technology). Moreover, we show the benefits and problems of using hardware accelerators (more specifically GPUs) in a real commercial Relational Database Management System(RDBMS).We investigate the effect(More)