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  • Arnold, Mariah Christine (2014)
    <p>Selenium (Se) is a micronutrient necessary for the function of a variety of important enzymes; Se also exhibits a narrow range in concentrations between essentiality and toxicity. Oviparous vertebrates such as birds and ...
  • Armstrong-Hough, Mari Jean (2011)
    <p>Globalization scholars have disagreed about the effects of globalization on the production and reproduction of difference: Do fundamental differences endure, do cultures converge, or is there hybridization? This ...
  • Rosenzweig, Stephen Joseph (2014)
    <p>Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most common non-cutaneous cancer in men with an estimated almost 30,000 deaths occurring in the United States in 2014. Currently, the most widely utilized methods for screening men for ...
  • Wu, Mina (2011)
    <p>Electric field mediated gene delivery (EFMGD) or electrotransfection is a popular, non-viral gene delivery method that has been used in a variety of studies and applications ranging from basic cell biology research to ...
  • Conway, Amanda E. (2013)
    <p>The t(10;11) chromosomal translocation gives rise to the <italic>CALM-AF10</italic> fusion gene and is found in patients with aggressive and difficult-to-treat hematopoietic malignancies. <italic>CALM-AF10</italic>-driven ...
  • Mrozack, Alexander (2014)
    <p>Diffraction tomography is the attempt to estimate the scattering density of an object from measurements of a scattered coherent field. This work moves to overcome many of the constraints and limitations of the current ...
  • Kaefer, Tanya (2009)
    <p>Although most models of reading development present orthographic knowledge as a more advanced and later developing form of knowledge than phonological knowledge, this dissertation presents a model of the development of ...
  • Lediju Bell, Muyinatu A. (2012)
    <p>Clutter is a problematic noise artifact in a variety of ultrasound applications. Clinical tasks complicated by the presence of clutter include detecting cancerous lesions in abdominal organs (e.g. livers, bladders) and ...
  • Zeng, Yu (2012)
    <p>The mass of the $W$ boson is one of the most important parameters in the </p><p>Standard Model. A precise measurement of the $W$ boson mass, together </p><p>with a precise measurement ...
  • Ward, Eric Jason (2012)
    <p>This dissertation examines issues concerning sap flux scaled estimates of the canopy-averaged transpiration rate of trees per unit leaf area (E<sub>L</sub>) and stomatal conductance (G<sub>S</sub>), as well as their ...
  • Grigsby, Christopher Lawrence (2014)
    <p>The success of gene medicine ultimately depends on the efficient intracellular delivery and sustained expression of nucleic acid therapeutics, yet nonviral gene delivery performed with cationic polymer carriers has been ...
  • Baumbach, Nicholas (2009)
    <p>Impure Cinema: Political Pedagogies in Film and Theory asks what are the ways that the politics of film theory have been conceptualized since the era now known as "70s film theory." In particular, it analyzes the ...
  • Knodt, Annchen (2012)
    <p>Of the two most common forms of genetic variation in the human genome, Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) and Variable Number Tandem Repeat Polymorphisms (VNTRs), SNPs are much more easily and inexpensively assayed ...
  • Pitts, Bryan (2013)
    <p>This dissertation argues that the civilian "political class" played an understudied yet decisive role in toppling Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship. In contrast with existing explanations for the regime's fall, ...
  • Finelli, Kevin (2013)
    <p>A simultaneous measurement of three Standard Model cross-sections using 4.7 inverse femtobarns of proton-proton collision data at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV is presented. Collision data were collected using the ...
  • Anderson, Ryan Berger (2007-05-02)
    Bacterial DNA is immunostimulatory, and the motifs responsible for this activity are unmethylated CpG dinucleotides. Following cellular uptake, CpG-containing oligodeoxynucleotides (CpG ODN) are trafficked to the endosome ...
  • Dickinson, Katherine Lee (2008-04-25)
    Diarrhea and malaria are two of the most devastating public health threats in the developing world, resulting in millions of childhood deaths each year. Part of the challenge in addressing these threats arises from the ...
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  • Gutnik, Tatiana (2011)
    <p>"Indirect Reflections" is a four-channel electro-acoustic composition. I explore in it the advantages that electronic composition offers to the music for dance. Specifically, I have been focusing on the possibility of ...
  • Nikolova, Yuliya (2014)
    <p>The goal of this dissertation is two-fold: 1) to identify novel biological pathways implicating individual differences in reward and threat processing in the emergence of risk and resilience for psychopathology, 2) to ...