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Open Access to Research Outputs

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Open Access to Research Outputs Policy

  • Conscientiousness and mindfulness in midlife coping: An assessment based on MIDUS II 

    Sesker, Amanda A.; Ó Súilleabháin, Páraic; Howard, Siobhán; Hughes, Brian M. (Wiley, 2016-02-03)
    Research has demonstrated that conscientious individuals tend to engage in planful problem solving to cope with stressful situations. Likewise, mindful individuals tend to favour approach-based coping and are less likely ...
  • Minimum information about tolerogenic antigen-presenting cells (MITAP): a first step towards reproducibility and standardisation of cellular therapies 

    Lord, Philip; Spiering, Rachel; Aguillon, Juan C.; Anderson, Amy E.; Appel, Silke; Benitez-Ribas, Daniel; ten Brinke, Anja; Broere, Femke; Cools, Nathalie; Cuturi, María Cristina; Diboll, Julie; Geissler, Edward; Giannoukakis, Nick; Gregori, Silvia; van Ham, Sija Marieke; Lattimer, Staci; Marshall, Lindsay F.; Harry, Rachel A.; Hutchinson, James A.; Isaacs, John D.; Joosten, Irma; van Kooten, Cees; de Cerio, Ascensión López Díaz; Nikolic, Tatjana; Oral, Haluk Barbaros; Sofronic-Milosavljevic, Ljiljana; Ritter, Thomas; Riquelme, Paloma; Thomson, Angus W.; Trucco, Massimo; Vives-Pi, Marta; Martinez-Caceres, Eva M.; Hilkens, Catharien M.U. (PeerJ, 2016-08-30)
    Cellular therapies, with tolerogenic antigen-presenting cells (tolAPC) show great promise for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and for the prevention of destructive immune responses after transplantation The methodologies ...
  • Mesenchymal stem cell therapy to promote corneal allograft survival: current status and pathway to clinical translation 

    Murphy, Nick; Lynch, Kevin; Lohan, Paul; Treacy, Oliver; Ritter, Thomas (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2016-12)
    PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews the literature on the therapeutic potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to prolong corneal allograft survival. RECENT FINDINGS: To date, only small numbers studies have ...
  • A needs and resources assessment of fiscal equalisation in the Irish local government system 

    Turley, Gerard; Flannery, Darragh; MvNena, Stephen (Economic and Social Studies, 2015)
    In 2000 the central government in Ireland introduced a formula-based needs and resources equalisation model in its local government system to ensure that the allocation of general purpose grants to local authorities was ...
  • An analysis of local public finances and the 2014 local government reforms 

    Turley, Gerard; McNena, Stephen (Economic and Social Studies, 2016)
    In this paper we set out to analyse changes in local government expenditures and income in the context of central government austerity measures, local government budgetary adjustments and, most especially, the 2014 local ...

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