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ARAN is the digital collection of open access scholarly publications from NUI Galway. ARAN collects, preserves and makes freely available scholarly communication, including peer-reviewed articles, working papers and conference papers created by NUI Galway researchers. Where material has already been published it is made available subject to the open-access policies of the original publishers.
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NUI Galway’s policy on Open Access to Research Outputs, adopted by the Academic Council in October 2015, aims to promote open access to the University’s publications. Authors of peer-reviewed articles and peer-reviewed conference papers resulting from research carried out at NUI Galway must deposit a copy in the ARAN (Access to Research at NUI Galway) repository. ARAN enables easy discovery of publications through global search engines such as Google and complements IRIS by linking from author profiles to the full text of University publications. See Help for information on how to submit your publications to ARAN.Open Access to Research Outputs Policy
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The design, manufacture and testing of a composite polysialic acid mimetic peptide loaded collagen nerve graft for use in peripheral nerve repair (NUI Galway, 2016-02-15)Peripheral nerve injuries can be debilitating for patients. The current gold-standard technique for peripheral nerve repair is autograft. This procedure involves harvesting a non-critical nerve from a donor site from the ...
An examination of the effects of viral priming on neurotoxin induced synapse dysfunction and degeneration (NUI Galway, 2018-10-19)Over 200 years since its first description, Parkinson’s disease (PD) remains the second most common neurodegenerative disorder. Treatments are insufficient and there is still no cure. The continued lack of treatment ...
An evaluation of the general composition and critical raw material content of bauxite residue in a storage area over a twelve-year period (Elsevier, 2018-10-09)Bauxite residue, the by-product produced in the alumina industry, is being produced at an estimated global rate of approximately 150 million tonnes per annum. Currently, the reuse of bauxite residue is low (∼2%), due to ...
Optimisation and characterisation of cholecyst-derived extracellular matrix for abdominal wall reconstruction (NUI Galway, 2018-10-19)Polypropylene mesh was created by Usher in 1962 after he experienced unsatisfactory results from using autografts and allografts for hernia repairs. More than fifty years later, polypropylene is still the most popular ...
A godly Sybilla, an erudite wife and a burdensome sister: the formation and representation of women’s reputations within the Hartlib Circle 1641-1661 (NUI Galway, 2018-10-19)This thesis analyses the formation and representation of the reputations of three women: Katherine Jones, Viscountess Ranelagh (1615-1691); Dorothy Moore Dury (c.1612-1664); and Jean Appelius (fl.1638-1648), whose connection ...