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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Planetary Systems in Binaries

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    Description: In this thesis we investigate the orbital evolution of planets in binaries.Unlike our own Solar System, at least one out of five planetary systems known to date is associated with additional stellar companions. Despite their large distances from the planetary systems, these stellar companions play an important role in significantly...
    Keyword: Physics and Astrophysics
    Subject: Physics and Astronomy
    Creator: Genya Takeda
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-10-13
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  7. Genomic-Scale Transcriptional Analysis of T-Cell Activation Reveals Novel Genes and Signaling Programs

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    Description: T-cell activation is an essential step of the immune response, yet the cellular and molecular events underlying this complex process are not fully understood. Significantly, a comparative genome-scale transcriptional analysis of two T-cell subsets and the natural-mixed CD3+ population remains unexplored. Using microarrays, we investigated the temporal global transcriptional profile...
    Keyword: cell culture, Immunology, T-cell, Genome-Scale Transcription Profiling, Immunotherapy, and Immune Response
    Subject: Chemical and Biological Engineering
    Creator: Min Wang
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-03
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  8. Modeling the Mechanical Properties of Intermetallic/Solder Interfaces

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    Description: Solder joint integrity is recognized as a key issue in the reliability of flip chip and ball grid arrays in integrated circuit packages. Significant reductions in the solder-joint interconnect size results in both the increased volume fraction of brittle intermetallics in the joint and joule heating and electromigration failure due...
    Keyword: Mechanical Engineering
    Subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Creator: Yao Yao
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-03
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  9. Tight Junction-Related Paracellular Barrier Contributes to the Electrophysiological Asymmetry across Vocal Fold Epithelium

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    Description: Sufficient vocal fold superficial hydration is indispensable to maintain normal vocal function and protect vocal fold epithelium against invasion of pathogenic agents. Vocal fold surface hydration is probably regulated by its electrophysiological properties. We hypothesized that the tight junction (TJ)-related paracellular barrier contributes to the maintenance of those properties. Therefore,...
    Keyword: EPITHELIUM, TIGHT JUNCTION, VOCAL FOLD, VOICE, and HISTAMINE
    Subject: Communication Sciences and Disorders - Speech and Language Pathology
    Creator: Qianru Zhang
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-21
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  10. Multi-agent Coordination by Decentralized Estimation and Control

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    Description: This thesis contributes in two ways. First it describes a new framework for the systematic design of collective behaviors and solves a key stability issue under this design framework. In this thesis we apply this framework to solve three tasks in the swarm robotics field: connectivity maintenance, formation control and...
    Keyword: Mechanical Engineering
    Subject: Mechanical Engineering
    Creator: Peng Yang
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-07
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation