Publications

CLN8 Gene Compound Heterozygous Variants: A New Case and Protein Bioinformatics Analyses

The CLN8 disease type refers to one of the neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCLs) which are the most common group of neurodegenerative diseases in childhood. The clinical phenotypes of this disease are progressive neurological deterioration that could lead to seizures, dementia, ataxia, visual failure, and various forms of abnormal movement. In the current study, we describe […]

The relationship between parental stress and mastery, forgiveness, and social support among parents of children with autism

Parents of children with autism have significantly more parenting-stress symptoms than parents of typically developing children.

Organic photovoltaic water reservoir covers – dual purpose land use, renewable electricity, and water conservation

Organic photovoltaic water reservoir covers – dual purpose land use, renewable electricity, and water conservation

This paper presents a novel water reservoir cover using semi-transparent Organic Photovoltaics (OPV), which addresses water, energy, and land shortages in addition to water quality improvements, by creating a dual-purpose usage of land resources by both generating electricity and reducing evaporation, whilst at the same time preserving or enhancing water quality. A simulation of the effect of the OPV cover on water temperature and evaporation is presented, as well as a discussion on the different variables influencing its viability. The filtering out of parts of the IR spectrum and 400–550 nm parts of the spectrum reduced both water temperatures and evaporation, which could thereby improve water quality.