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  1. Mechanisms regulating astrogliosis and functional recovery following spinal cord injury

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    Description: The studies in this thesis are directed towards defining the signaling mechanisms that regulate astrogliosis after SCI and towards developing potential therapeutic techniques for modifying this process. The central hypothesis is that alteration of the extracellular milieu after SCI can limit the deleterious effects of glial scar formation and enhance...
    Keyword: Biology
    Subject: Neuroscience Institute Graduate Program
    Creator: Vibhu Vinodchandra Sahni
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-25
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  2. The Effects of a Behavioral Weight-Loss Intervention on Barriers to Physical Activity in Obese African-American Wome

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    Description: Background: More than 81 percent of African-American women are overweight or obese. In addition to being heavier than Whites, African-Americans have a harder time losing weight and are less likely to engage in physical activity. A growing body of literature suggests several barriers to physical activity that prevent African-American women...
    Keyword: Clinical and Psychology
    Subject: Clinical Psychology
    Creator: Allison Lynne Thompson
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2007-09-05
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  3. Radio ways: Society, locality, and FM technology in Koutiala, Mali

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    Description: This study in media anthropology uses participant observation, interviews, questionnaires, and recorded broadcasts to analyze how people use FM radio technology in the Koutiala area of southeast Mali, and particularly how they use FM radio to produce locality by relating audience members to one another, to the dominant national culture,...
    Keyword: technology, language ideology, Media anthropology, Africa, politics, and cultural representation
    Subject: Anthropology
    Creator: Craig Tower
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-02
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  4. Beside the Point: Places in Nabokov's The Gift

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    Description: Beside the Point: Places in Nabokov's The Gift Peter-John Thomas This dissertation is devoted to the habits of thought embodied in Vladimir Nabokov's last Russian novel, The Gift. Nabokov is famous for creating intricate verbal structures which, however, resist conversion into rigorous propositions. Two major categories of critical response have...
    Keyword: Literature and Slavic and East European
    Subject: Slavic Languages and Literatures
    Creator: Peter John Thomas
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-10
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  5. Large Scale Complex Protein Synthesis Networks: Modeling and Analysis of Translation Elongation Behavior

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    Description: The genetic information in DNA is transcribed to mRNA and then translated to proteins, which form the building blocks of life. Translation, or protein synthesis, is hence a central cellular process. Decades of experimentation have elucidated a vast wealth of molecular information about discrete translation steps, but the sheer complexity...
    Keyword: Chemical Engineering
    Subject: Chemical and Biological Engineering
    Creator: Hermioni Zouridis
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-11
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  6. Essays in Empirical Auctions and Partially Identified Econometric Models

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    Description: Chapter 1: (Bounds on the Counterfactual Revenue Distributions in Auctions with Reserve Prices) In first-price auctions with interdependent bidder values, the distributions of private signals and values cannot be uniquely recovered from bids in Bayesian Nash equilibria. Non-identification invalidates structural analyses that rely on exact identification of the model primitives....
    Keyword: Economics
    Subject: Economics
    Creator: Xun Tang
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-18
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  7. Engineering the <em>in vitro</em> ovarian follicle microenvironment: Developmental regulation by the culture matrix and translational approaches for human fertility preservation

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    Description: Improving cancer treatments are saving the lives of many young women, however these treatments often lead to premature infertility. The in vitro development of ovarian follicles would provide reproductive options to these women by supporting immature follicle growth following ovarian tissue cryobanking. In addition, the system provides a platform to...
    Keyword: alginate, tissue engineering, fertility, in vitro follicle culture, ovary, and follicle
    Subject: Chemical and Biological Engineering
    Creator: Erin Rochelle West
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-19
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  8. Assembly of Ordered Microsphere Arrays: Platforms for Microarrays

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    Description: Microarrays are powerful tools in gene expression assessment, protein profiling, and protein function screening, as well as cell and tissue analysis. With thousands of small array spots assembled in an ordered array, these small devices makes it possible to screen for multiple targets in a fast, parallel, high-throughput manner. The...
    Keyword: microarray, assembly, and microsphere
    Subject: Physics and Astronomy
    Creator: Wanling Xu
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-25
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  9. The role of chronic interpersonal stress and its interactions with episodic stressors and gender upon depression and anxiety in adolescents

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    Description: Although chronic stress has been shown to be significantly associated with depression, this relationship has not received adequate attention, particularly in adolescent samples. One gap lies in the examination of whether particular domains of chronic interpersonal stress are uniquely related to risk for depression. Furthermore, the degree to which chronic...
    Keyword: Psychology
    Subject: Psychology
    Creator: Jonathan Mark Sutton
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-16
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  10. The Influence of Culturally Varying Discourse Practices on Cognitive Orientations Toward Nature

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    Description: Research in cognitive and developmental psychology typically focuses on urban middle-class, European American populations. Although there has been a recent surge in psychological research that focuses on cultural variation (Cohen & Kitayam, 2007), little is known about the practices that support this variation. Knowledge about these practices is critical for...
    Keyword: Discourse, Construal, Folkbiology, Culture, Gesture, and Perspective Taking
    Subject: Psychology
    Creator: Sara Jill Unsworth
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-25
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation