Research in HARC

Research in HARC covers a range of themes from histology through to functional anatomy and biomechanics. The principal goal is to enrich the student experience by providing opportunities for staff development and student projects at the forefront of the anatomical sciences. Our research is presented at national and international conferences, published in high impact journals, and has contributed to the University’s REF submission.


2021

  • Hughes J, Thomas N, Rothwell P, Tierney C, Ranganath L, Gallagher J, Bond A. Distribution of ochronotic pigment in the connective tissues of an alkaptonuria cadaver. British Society for Matrix Biology.
  • Jeffery, N.S., Humphreys, C., and Manson, A. (2022). A human craniofacial life-course: Cross-sectional morphological covariations during postnatal growth, adolescence, and aging. Anatomical Record, 305(1), pp.81-99. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1002/ar.24736 
  • Manson, A., Kemo, G.J. & Jeffery, N., 2021. Form changes of the human postnatal skull [conference abstract]. In: Conferences Abstracts: Winter Meeting of the Anatomical Society, Lancaster 2019. Journal of Anatomy, 238(1), pp.185-212. Abstract nr. S20. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/joa.13290
  • Morosanu CO, Priscu A, Florian IS. Evaluation of the ventriculocholecystic shunt-an overview of present practice in adult and pediatric hydrocephalus. (2021) Neurosurg Rev. (Springer) 2021 Jan 22. doi: 10.1007/s10143-021-01472-x. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33481136. Availbale at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33481136/  (Published online: 22 January 2021)
  • Chilvers, R., Gallagher, J.A., Jeffery, N., & Bond, A.P. (2021). An unusual example of hereditary multiple exostoses: a case report and review of the literature. BMC musculoskeletal disorders, 22(1), 96. Available at: https://bmcmusculoskeletdisord.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12891-021-03967-6 (Published online: 21 January 2021)
  • Jeffery, N.S., Sarver, D.S., Mendias, C.L. (2021). Ontogenetic and in silico models of spatial-packing in the hypermuscular mouse skull. Journal of Anatomy, 238(6). Available at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/joa.13393 (Published online: 13 January 2021
  • Hughes J, Thomas N, Rothwell P, Tierney C, Ranganath L, Gallagher J, Bond A. (2021). Anatomical Examination of an Alkaptonuria Cadaver. Anatomical Society Winter Meeting 2021, Newcastle (Online), 06 Jan 2021 - 08 Jan 2021. Journal of Anatomy. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.13460 (First Published: 22 June 2021)
  • Fisher, A., Bond, A., Philpott, M.D.G., Jayatilaka, M.L.T., Lambert, L. -A., Fisher, L., Mason, L. (2021). The anatomy of the anterior inferior tibiofibular ligament and its relationship with the Wagstaffe fracture. Foot and ankle surgery: official journal of European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1268773121000035?via%3Dihub (Published online: 07 January 2021)

Alistair Bond, Thomas Butts and Claire Tierney recently presented a paper at the University of Liverpool Pedagogic Research Conference 2021, titled 'Spot(ters) the difference: Bringing traditional anatomical examinations online'.

...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

2020

  • Milk, D.C., Khong, G.C., Cam, O.H., Alfaro-Iraheta, F., Tierney, C., Kassem, F., and Leong, S.C. (2020) A comparison between Mygind and Kaiteki positions in administration of drops to the olfactory cleft. Available at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/coa.13690 (Published online: 16 December 2020)
  • Morosanu CO, Clamp PJ, Teo MK. Phantosmia as the first presentation of a cavernous sinus - clinoidal meningioma. Br J Neurosurg. 2020 Oct 14:1-7. doi: 10.1080/02688697.2020.1834510. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33050720. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33050720/ (Published online: 14 October 2020)
  • Csutak C, Ștefan PA, Lenghel LM, Moroșanu CO, Lupean RA, Șimonca L, Mihu CM, Lebovici A. Differentiating High-Grade Gliomas from Brain Metastases at Magnetic Resonance: The Role of Texture Analysis of the Peritumoral Zone. Brain Sci. 2020 Sep 16;10(9):638. doi: 10.3390/brainsci10090638. PMID: 32947822; PMCID: PMC7565295. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32947822/ (Published online: 16 September 2020)
  • Nunn AC, Jones HE, Morosanu CO, Singleton WGB, Williams MA, Nagel SJ, Luciano MG, Zwimpfer TJ, Holubkov R, Wisoff JH, McKhann GM 2nd, Hamilton MG, Edwards RJ. (2021) Extended lumbar drainage in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus: a systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy. Br J Neurosurg. 2021 Jun;35(3):285-291. doi: 10.1080/02688697.2020.1787948. Epub 2020 Jul 9. PMID: 32643967. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32643967/ (Published online: 09 July 2020)
  • Thomas, N.P., Jeffery, N., Adams, V., Ranganath, L.R., Boyde, A., and Gallagher, J.A. (2020) A comparison between high density mineralised protrusions identified in the knees of cadavers and in patients of the osteoarthritis initiative. Available at: https://www.oarsijournal.com/article/S1063-4584(20)30147-3/fulltext (Published online: 01 April 2020)

................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

2019

  • Morosanu CO, Nicolae L, Moldovan R, Farcasanu AS, Filip GA, Florian IS. Neurosurgical cadaveric and in vivo large animal training models for cranial and spinal approaches and techniques - a systematic review of the current literature. Neurol Neurochir Pol. 2019;53(1):8-17. doi: 10.5603/PJNNS.a2019.0001. Epub 2019 Jan 7. PMID: 30614516. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30614516/ (Publsihed online: 04 January 2019)

2018

  • Fisher, A.G., Seaborne, R.A., Hughes, T.M., Gutteridge, A., Stewart, C., Coulson, J.M., Sharples, A.P., and Jarvis, J.C. (2017) Transcriptomic and epigenetic regulation of disuse atrophy and the return to activity in skeletal muscle. Availbale at: https://doi.org/10.1096/fj.201700089RR (Published Online:17 Aug 2017)
  • Morosanu CO, Filip GA, Nicolae L, Florian IS. From the heart to the bladder-particularities of ventricular shunt topography and the current status of cerebrospinal fluid diversion sites. Neurosurg Rev. (Springer) 2020 Jun;43(3):847-860. doi: 10.1007/s10143-018-1033-2. Epub 2018 Oct 18. PMID: 30338415. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30338415/ (Published online: 18 October 2018)
  • Gallagher, J. A., Thomas, N. P., Jeffery, N., Ranganath, L. R., & Boyde, A. (2018). The Rare Disease, Alkaptonuria, Reveals New Mechanisms of Joint Destruction, Subchondral Cracking and HDMP Formation, that may be Prevalent in Osteoarthritis. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research Vol. 33 (pp. 245)
  • Manson, A., Jeffery, N., (2018) Postnatal development and growth of the human skull [abstract]. In: Anatomical Society Summer Meeting, University of Oxford, Oxford, 2018. Journal of Anatomy, 234(3), pp.392-418. Abstract nr. P14. Available at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/joa.12923
  • Nasiri, H., Betts-Dawson, P., Quinn, C., & Tierney, C. (2018). Journal of Anatomy, Anatomical Society Summer Meeting, University of Oxford, Oxford, 2018. Volume 234, Issue 3, March 2019. Pages 392-418. Available at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/joa.12923
  • Quinn, C., Betts-Dawson, P., & Tierney, C. (2018) An anatomical investigation into the flexibility of the human temporomandibular joint between formalin‐fixed, fresh‐frozen and Thiel fixed specimens. Journal of Anatomy, Anatomical Society Summer Meeting, National University of Ireland, Galway, 2017. Volume 232, Issue 2, February 2018. Pages 304-355. Available at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/joa.12751
  • Shankland, S., Tierney, C. (2018). The process of creating a human scoliosis prosection for anatomical teaching. Journal of Anatomy, Anatomical Society Summer Meeting, University of Oxford, Oxford, 2018. Volume 234, Issue 3, March 2019. Pages 392-418. Available at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/joa.12923
  • Swanton, E., Fisher, l., Fisher, A., Molloy, A., and Mason, L. (2018) An Anatomic Study of the Naviculocuneiform Ligament and Its Possible Role Maintaining the Medial Longitudinal Arch. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/1071100718811638 (First Published November 22, 2018 Research Article)
  • Thomas, N.P., Jeffery, N., Ranganath, L.R., Boyde, A., Gallagher, J.A. (2018) “Longitudinal survey for high density mineralised protrusions: a potential novel imaging biomarker of osteoarthritis.” Frontiers in Endocrinology: Bone Research. 
  • Thomas, N. P., Jeffery, N., Ranganath, L.R., Boyde, A., Gallagher, J.A. (2018). "Longitudinal survey for high density mineralised protrusions identified by 3D dess MRI in patients of the osteoarthritis initiative." Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 26: S467.

2017

  • Thomas, N.P., Jeffery, N., van ‘t Hof, R., Adams, V.L., Saers, J., Ranganath, L.R., Boyde, A., Gallagher, J. A. (2017). "An Investigation of High Density Mineralised Protrusions in Human Cadaveric Knees by MRI and Microtomography." Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 25: S253-S254.

2016

  • Thomas, N.P., Jeffery, N., Dillon, B., Adams, V.L., Ranganath, L.R., van ‘t Hof, R., Boyde, A., Gallagher, J.A. (2016) “Clinically available scanning techniques are a potential detection tool for high density mineralised protrusions (HDMP) in human knee joints.” Frontiers in Endocrinology: Bone Research
  • Thomas, N.P., Jeffery, N., Dillon, B., Adams, V.L., Ranganath, L.R., Boyde, A., Gallagher, J.A. (2016). "Identification of high density mineralised protrusions in human knees ex-vivo and in-situ by clinical scanning techniques." Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 24: S290-S291.

Conferences frequently attended by HARC:

https://www.anatsoc.org.uk/

https://www.anatomical-sciences.org.uk/

https://boneresearchsociety.org/

https://www.oarsi.org/