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  1. 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
  2. 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: Gesture, Construal, Discourse, Perspective Taking, Folkbiology, and Culture
    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
  3. 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
  4. 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: microsphere, microarray, and assembly
    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
  5. 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: fertility, ovary, follicle, tissue engineering, in vitro follicle culture, and alginate
    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
  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. 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
  8. 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: Slavic and East European and Literature
    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
  9. 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, politics, Media anthropology, language ideology, cultural representation, and Africa
    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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Optical Switching via Quantum Interference Effects in a Multilevel Atomic System

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    Description: All-optical switches have far reaching applications in both quantum and classical information processing. Most current all-optical switches depend on intense interactions between light and nonlinear media which may be extremely inefficient. The need for high switching beam powers have prevented all-optical switching from being very useful in most applications. Our...
    Keyword: Nano-fiber, optical switching, and Laser cooling
    Subject: Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Creator: Ken Salit
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-10-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  13. Nonlinear Dynamics of Interacting Interfaces in Electrochemical and Biological Systems

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    Description: Interfacial phenomena play a considerable role in many physical, chemical and biological systems. Some of these systems exhibit interaction of several interfaces. This thesis contains a study of two types of systems characterized by interacting interfaces. First, a theory of the formation of nanoscale porous structures in oxides of metals...
    Keyword: Mathematics
    Subject: Applied Mathematics
    Creator: Christine Sample
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-09-03
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  14. The Extended Finite Element Method for Special Problems with Moving Interfaces

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    Description: Problems involving irregularly shaped domains or embedded interfaces occur in a wide range of mathematical models. These include models in computational biology, fluid mechanics, and solidification. Numerical solutions for this type of problem can be difficult to obtain, and therefore a variety of methods have been devised to solve them....
    Keyword: Solidification, Film Thinning, Level Set, Biofilm, and X-FEM
    Subject: Applied Mathematics
    Creator: Bryan Smith
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-09-09
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  15. INSULARITE, MIGRATION ET IDENTITE AU SEIN DE LA LITTERATURE ET DU CINEMA ANTILLAIS CONTEMPORAINS

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    Description: My dissertation, entitled "Mobile Islands: Home, Migrancy and Identity in French Caribbean Narratives", examines the representation of home, space and migration in French-Caribbean literature and film. Using original narratives of Guadeloupean and Martinican writers and filmmakers, I demonstrate that the sociological phenomenon of mobility between the Caribbean and France has...
    Keyword: exile, French Caribbean, insularity, and migration
    Subject: Comparative Literary Studies
    Creator: Stephanie M Silvestre
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-29
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  16. Computational Design and Analysis of High Strength Austenitic TRIP Steels for Blast Protection Applications

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    Description: Recent assessment of material property requirements for blast resistant applications, especially for the naval ship hulls, has defined the need to design steels with high stretch ductility and fragment penetration resistance, along with high strength and adequate toughness. Using a system based computational materials design approach, two series of austenitic...
    Keyword: Engineering
    Subject: Materials Science and Engineering
    Creator: Padmanava Sadhukhan
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-26
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  17. Multiple Modes of Voluntary Visual Attention: Analysis of Within Test Reliability, Between Group Differences, and the Interrelationships Among Tests of Voluntary Visual Attention.

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    Description: The majority of research on voluntary visual attention has focused primarily on specific attentional processes. While we know much about individual attentional abilities such as shifting attention among spatial locations, tracking multiple objects and maintaining attention for specific targets, we know little about how these attentional processes relate to one...
    Keyword: Psychology
    Subject: Psychology
    Creator: KatieAnn KatieAnn
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-30
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  18. QUANTIFICATION OF BIOMASS ACCUMULATION ON BUILDING SURFACES THROUGH SIMULATION OF NATURAL MODES OF DEPOSITION

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    Description: Microbiological dating of a crack's age depends upon establishing a viable method of sampling biomass from surfaces. Age is based upon the hypothesis that the amount of biomass on a given crack surface is proportional to the time that has passed since the surface was exposed. Presented herein is the...
    Keyword: Concrete, Crack Dating, Biomass Quantification, and Confocal Microscopy
    Subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Creator: Laura Sullivan-Green
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-19
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  19. Essays in Economic Theory

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    Description: The main theme of this dissertation are departures from standard assumptions in economic theory, specifically, departures from the model of subjective expected utility in decision theory. Part 1 axiomatizes the robust control criterion of multiplier preferences introduced by Hansen and Sargent (2001). The axiomatization shows that the class of multiplier...
    Keyword: Economics
    Subject: Economics
    Creator: Tomasz J Strzalecki
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-19
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  20. Essays on the Econometric Theory of Rank Regressions

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    Description: Several semiparametric estimators recently developed in the econometrics literature are based on the rank correlation between the dependent and explanatory variables. Examples include the maximum rank correlation estimator (MRC) of Han (1987), the monotone rank estimator (MR) of Cavanagh and Sherman (1998), the pairwise-difference rank estimators (PDR) of Abrevaya (2003),...
    Keyword: Bootstrap, Maximum rank correlation estimator, Efficiency, U-Processes, Monotone rank estimator, and Semiparametric models
    Subject: Economics
    Creator: Viktor Yevgenyevich Subbotin
    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
  21. Catalyst Nuclearity Effects in Olefin Polymerization

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    Description: The new binuclear organo-zirconium and -titanium metal complexes {2,7-di-[(2,6diisopropylphenyl)imino]-1,8-naphthalenediolato group 4 metal complexes {1,8-(O)2C10H4-2,7[CH=N(2,6-iPr2C6H3)]2}Zr2Cl6(THF)2 (FI2-Zr2) and {1,8-(O)2C10H4-2,7-[CH=N(2,6- i 2 t Pr2C6H3)]2}Ti2Cl6(THF)2 (FI -Ti2) are compared to the mononuclear analogues {3- Bu-2(O)C6H3CH=N(2,6-iPr2C6H3)}ZrCl3(THF) (FI-Zr1) and {3-tBu-2-(O)C6H3CH=N(2,6- i Pr2C6H3)}TiCl3(THF) (FI-Ti1), respectively, in ethylene polymerization and ethylene + olefin copolymerization processes. The comonomers studied...
    Keyword: methylenecycloalkane, polymerization, bimetallic, phenoxyiminato, and olefin
    Subject: Chemistry
    Creator: Michael R Salata
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-12
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  22. E. coli RNA helicase DbpA and its role in assembly of the large subunit of the ribosome

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    Description: Assembly of the large and small subunits of the <em>E. coli</em> ribosome is a complicated process that involves transcription, processing, and modifying of the ribosomal RNA, the binding of ribosomal proteins, and the folding of the particles into complex structures. A number of ribosome assembly factors, including maturation factors, GTPases,...
    Keyword: Chemistry
    Subject: Interdepartmental Biological Sciences Program
    Creator: Lisa Marie Sharpe Elles
    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
  23. Authority, Quotation, and Collective Composition in 20th and 21st Century U.S. Theatre and Drama

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    Description: My dissertation argues that certain continuities among U.S. theatre collectives in the 20th and 21st centuries have gone unnoticed largely because the aesthetics and politics of these companies are seemingly so unrelated. These continuities, which connect the 1960s' anarcho-pacifist spectacles of the Living Theatre to the contemporary "community" theatre of...
    Keyword: O'Neill, Cornerstone, SITI Company, and Living Theatre
    Subject: English
    Creator: Scott Proudfit
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-09-23
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  24. Predictive Activity in Macaque Frontal Eye Field Neurons During Standard and Natural Scene Searching

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    Description: Saccades are rapid eye movements that bring visual images into focus by placing them on the fovea. The control of accurate and precise saccades is essential for normal visual perception of the world around us. Disruptions in saccade production are the hallmark of several neurological disorders such as schizophrenia and...
    Keyword: natural images, movement sequence, visual search, saccade, planning, and scanning
    Subject: Neuroscience Institute Graduate Program
    Creator: Adam Phillips
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-09-24
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  25. Analysis of Latent Membrane Protein (LMP) 2A Signaling Through Src Family Kinases and the Role of LMP2B in Modulating LMP2A Signaling

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    Description: Latent membrane protein 2A (LMP2A) and LMP2B are viral proteins expressed during Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) latency in EBV-infected B cells both in cell culture and in vivo. Although Lyn has been shown to be important in mediating LMP2A signaling, it is still unclear if Lyn is used preferentially or if...
    Keyword: Molecular and Biology
    Subject: Integrated Graduate Program in the Life Sciences
    Creator: Mark Rovedo
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-09-03
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  26. A Brain-Machine Interface for Regaining Control of a Paralyzed Arm: A Primate Model of Cortically Controlled Functional Electrical Stimulation

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    Description: A critical challenge in improving the quality of life for spinal cord injury survivors is to restore the capacity to grasp and manipulate objects. While progress has been made to restore hand function by using functional electrical stimulation (FES) to activate muscles, providing the means to control the multiple degrees...
    Keyword: Engineering and Biomedical
    Subject: Biomedical Engineering
    Creator: Eric Pohlmeyer
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-28
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  27. Essays on Education, Policy, and Household Formation

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    Description: This thesis is organized into three essays, each with particular insights involving public policy and family formation: In the first essay, I address the well-documented correlation between the prestige of the university and the labor market income of its graduates by investigating whether a possible medium for this effect is...
    Keyword: Divorce, Marriage, Education, Financial Aid, and College Major
    Subject: Economics
    Creator: Benjamin Walter Bohdan Passty
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  28. The Private and Public Effects of School Reform

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    Description: The expansion of public education at the beginning of the twentieth century had a profound effect on the American economy. This dissertation explores the impact of changing educational institutions on both individuals and communities with a study of Iowa during its introduction of modern grammar schools and high schools during...
    Keyword: History and Economics
    Subject: Economics
    Creator: John Michael Parman
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-26
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  29. The Responsiveness of Prices to Aggregate Technology Shocks and Monetary Policy Shocks

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    Description: I show that the speed of price adjustment to aggregate technology shocks is substantially larger than to monetary policy shocks. In the context of large Bayesian Vector Autoregression models, I establish that aggregate and disaggregate prices adjust very quickly to technology shocks, while they only respond sluggishly to monetary policy...
    Keyword: difference in price responsiveness, sticky prices, real effects of monetary policy shocks, aggregate technology shocks, and rational inattention
    Subject: Economics
    Creator: Luigi Paciello
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-07
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  30. Differences in Conceptual Organization Among Types of Wine Experts: The Impact of Goals on Representation

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    Description: Most cognitive research on conceptual structure has studied undergraduate populations and either natural (biological) or artificial (experiment-specific) categories. This project investigates how people with extensive, rich knowledge about a complex real-world domain organize and use that knowledge. The research extends prior work on differences among types of experts within biological...
    Keyword: wine, expertise, categorization, reasoning, and inductive inference
    Subject: Psychology
    Creator: Julia Beth Proffitt
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-02
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  31. Tissue Engineering Scaffolds for Protein and DNA Delivery: A Platform for Islet Transplantation

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    Description: Tissue engineering offers a promising approach for the replacement of diseased or injured tissues, and is based upon the premise that cells can be induced to form new tissues when presented with the appropriate set of environmental cues. Polymer scaffolds play a central role in most tissue engineering strategies by...
    Keyword: Engineering
    Subject: Chemical and Biological Engineering
    Creator: Christopher Rives
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-05-21
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  32. Science-Based Design of High-Performance Bubblegum

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    Description: A multicomponent bimodal poly(vinyl acetate) (PVAc) polymer composite has been scientifically designed to increase biaxial plastic flow stabilization for the achievement of large biaxial deformations. For this, a systems-based approach was used for the computational materials design of a high performance bubblegum whose mean in-vivo bubble diameter exceeds that of...
    Keyword: Engineering
    Subject: Materials Science and Engineering
    Creator: Leslie Dale Morget
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-25
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  33. Light Field Modulation for Enhanced Image Capture and Projection

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    Description: The light field is a 4D function that describes the flow of light in all directions through every point in free space. Digital cameras only capture a 2D projection of the 4D light field entering the camera lens. In this dissertation I modify the light field as it enters a...
    Keyword: agile spectrum, super-resolution, multispectral, and light fields
    Subject: Computer Science
    Creator: Ankit Mohan
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-08
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  34. Metal-organic frameworks as hydrogen storage materials: effects of framework reduction and cation doping

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    Description: The safe and efficient storage of hydrogen is possibly the chief obstacle to its use as a fuel on a large scale. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are well poised to provide unique solutions to hydrogen storage, and gas storage in general, a result of their crystalline, porous networks that present the...
    Keyword: Zn paddlewheel, heat of adsorption, metal-organic frameworks, hydrogen storage, doping, and adsorption
    Subject: Chemistry
    Creator: Karen Lynn Mulfort
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-09-30
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  35. Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Colloidal Gold Nanoprisms

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    Description: Au nanoprisms are a new type of inorganic nanoparticle that is particularly interesting because these particles can be made in high yield, are composed of a metal with well known surface chemistry, exhibit strong, architecture and environment-sensitive optical features, and have well-defined crystallographic facets. All of these features make Au...
    Keyword: nanoprism, gold, anisotropic, synthesis, nanotechnology, and quadrupole
    Subject: Chemistry
    Creator: Jill Erin Millstone
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-09-29
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  36. Microparticle Manipulation in Optical Lattices

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    Description: With the interference of several coherent beams, a periodical potential is produced for the particles trapped inside. The theoretical calculations show that the optical force applied on the particle in such optical lattice is in sinusoidal form. The force amplitudes vary greatly depending on the ratio of the particle size...
    Keyword: brownian motion, colloidal crystal, Optical tweezers, interferometer, and particle separations
    Subject: Physics and Astronomy
    Creator: Weiqiang Mu
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-09-29
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  37. Forest Politics in Colonial and Postcolonial Kenya, 1940-1990s

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    Description: Forest Politics in Colonial and Postcolonial Kenya, 1940-1990s Alphonse Omondi Otieno In the period 1940-1990s, the Kenyan forestry policy evolved from an emphasis on preservation to a combination of programs which embodied both rural Africans' interests and practices and state interests in environmental issues. Using four cases from the western...
    Keyword: Negotiations, Forestr, Intersections, yPreservation, History, Contests, and African
    Subject: History
    Creator: Alphonse Omondi Otieno
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-31
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  38. Tell Me Thy Company: Inter-Organizational Relations in the United Nations System

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    Description: For all its significance in world affairs, the United Nations is full of paradoxes. As a system - i.e. as a collection of independent yet interrelated entities - its contradictions derive from the juxtaposition of forces encouraging fragmentation and calls for improved harmonization. On its part, the reality of inter-organizational...
    Keyword: interorganizational relations, United Nations, and international organizations
    Subject: Political Science
    Creator: Barbara Murphy
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-17
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  39. Activity- and drug-induced plasticity of synaptic and intrinsic properties in pyramidal neurons of the rat hippocampus

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    Description: The vertebrate brain, which is made up of a vast array of individual neurons, is responsible for controlling numerous functions and behaviors, including distinguishing between visual cues, learning to navigate in a new environment, or making complex decisions. These neurons form specific networks that receive, process, and integrate chemical and...
    Keyword: memory, subiculum, tmetabotropic, plasticity, burst, and amphetamine
    Subject: Neuroscience Institute Graduate Program
    Creator: Shannon Jessie Moore
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-04
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  40. Essays in Empirical Analysis of Consumer Behavior and its Impact on Retailer's Optimal Strategies

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    Description: I examine how consumers' purchase' decisions and intentions of purchases are affected by uncertainty about future deals (temporary price cuts or sales) for a product and how these results affect retailers' optimal pricing and marketing strategies. First I look at the effects of uncertainty about the timing of deals (i.e....
    Keyword: deals, pricing, consumer behavior, retailer, and uncertainty
    Subject: Managerial Economics and Strategy
    Creator: Priscilla Yung Medeiros
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-18
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  41. The Modulation of Magnetic Properties In Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Agents using Enzymes

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    Description: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an advanced imaging modality that is experiencing increasing popularity in clinical and experimental settings. MRI enjoys the benefit of high-resolution, the use of non-ionizing radiation, and the ability to distinguish between soft tissues. MR imaging is enhanced with the use of Gd3+ chelated contrast agents;...
    Keyword: Chemistry
    Subject: Chemistry
    Creator: Paul J Lee
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-10-30
    Rights: In Copyright
  42. System-Level Synthesis and Verification

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    Description: As device sizes decrease, more functionality can be placed in an integrated circuit. Therefore, the design complexity of these circuits increases. To deal with complexity, designers move to higher abstraction levels. Currently, the highest abstraction level is the system-level. In our work we investigate the synthesis and verification problem at...
    Keyword: Engineering and Computer Science
    Subject: Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Creator: Nikolaos Liveris
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-10-02
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  43. Do Stock Mergers Create Value for Acquires?

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    Description: This dissertation studies whether stock mergers creates value for acquirers. The first chapter of this dissertation conducts a comprehensive review of the existing merger literature relevant to this topic. It includes existing merger theories, empirical studies on whether mergers are value destroying or value creating, and methodological issues on empirical...
    Keyword: Finance and Economics
    Subject: Finance
    Creator: Qi Lu
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-10-02
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  44. Mechanistic Modeling of Polymer Pyrolysis: Investigation of Intrinsic Kinetics, Reaction Pathways, and Structural Heterogeneities

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    Description: Resource recovery is a promising category of polymer recycling where polymeric waste is converted via thermal or chemical means to monomer and chemical feedstocks. Specifically, pyrolysis is an attractive method because of its simplicity and ability to handle a heterogeneous feedstock. Polymer pyrolysis is characterized by a complex free radical...
    Keyword: Chemical Engineering
    Subject: Chemical and Biological Engineering
    Creator: Seth Elon Levine
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-29
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  45. Design and Production of Protein-Based Polymers for Application as Drag-Tags in Free-Solution DNA Sequencing

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    Description: End-Labeled Free-Solution Electrophoresis, or ELFSE, is an alternative strategy for DNA sequencing that proposes to eliminate the need for a viscous sieving matrix for size-based DNA separation. In this bioconjugate method, a perturbing entity or "drag-tag" is attached to differently sized DNA fragments produced by the Sanger reaction. This drag-tag...
    Keyword: End-labeled free-solution electrophoresis, DNA sequencing, protein polymer, and bioconjugation
    Subject: Chemical and Biological Engineering
    Creator: Jennifer Lin
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-20
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  46. Biofilm Modeling for Wastewater Treatment: Multiple Species and Multiple Components

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    Description: This work explores the development and implementation of a biofilm model for multiple solid species and multiple dissolved components. The model makes use of several different advanced numerical methods in order to achieve the goal of describing the behavior of biofilms growing in wastewater treatment reactors. Using the model we...
    Keyword: EPS, soluble microbial products, multi-species, multi-component, and biofilm
    Subject: Applied Mathematics
    Creator: Brian Vernon Merkey
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-04
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  47. Mechanism of Nuclear Import of a Smooth Muscle Cell-Specific Plasmid Vector for Gene Therapy

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    Description: Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. While many therapies have been used to treat vascular disease symptomatically, gene therapy offers a means of treating the molecular dysfunctions driving disease pathogenesis. Unfortunately, gene therapy has achieved only modest therapeutic success in clinical trials due to a...
    Keyword: nuclear localization signal, plasmid, nuclear import, karyopherins, and gene therapy
    Subject: Integrated Graduate Program in the Life Sciences
    Creator: Aaron Michael Miller
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  48. Structural and Functional Analyses of Herpes Simplex Virus Type1 Glycoproteins B and L, Two Essential Components of the Viral Fusogenic Complex

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    Description: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection of host cells requires virus attachment to the cell surface and subsequent membrane fusion between the virus envelope and host cell membrane to deliver the nucleocapsid containing the viral genome into the host cell. A proposed mechanism for HSV glycoprotein-induced membrane fusion is gD binding...
    Keyword: Biology
    Subject: Integrated Graduate Program in the Life Sciences
    Creator: Erick Lin
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-17
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  49. Charge Dynamics in New Architectures for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

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    Description: The promise of a clean, renewable, and abundant energy supply make the efficient conversion of solar energy to electricity a compelling scientific and societal goal. In the following chapters, I will describe my efforts to advance one class of photovoltaic technology, dye-sensitized solar cells, by demonstration and characterization of unexplored...
    Keyword: Architectures, Energy, Dynamics, Solar, Dye-Sensitized, and Photovoltaic
    Subject: Chemistry
    Creator: Alex Martinson
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-11
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  50. Effects of chitosan on the alignment, morphology and shape of calcite crystals nucleating under Langmuir monolayers

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    Description: The mechanisms governing selective CaCO3 crystal nucleation in living organisms remain unclear. For example, nacreous layers from the inner surfaces of shells are built as brick-and-mortar complexes of plate-like aragonite single crystals and organic layers. Unstable [001] surfaces of calcite columns in prismatic layers are also stabilized by organic molecules....
    Keyword: SEM, Chitosan, Calcite, Grazing incidence x-ray diffraction, Biomineralization, and Langmuir monolayer
    Subject: Physics and Astronomy
    Creator: Kyungil Kim
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-21
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation