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  • 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 ...
  • Mastria, Eric M. (2016)
    <p>Cytotoxic chemotherapy is a mainstay of cancer treatment, administered to patients who require systemic treatment based on the stage of their disease. Due to its dose-limiting side-effects, chemotherapy is commonly ...
  • Steffen, Thomas (2015)
    <p>I investigate whether changes in derivative and hedging footnote disclosures required by SFAS 161 affect investor and analyst uncertainty. My study is motivated by accounting standard setters' and researchers' interest ...
  • Vallejo-Heligon, Suzana Gabriela (2015)
    <p>Inflammation and the formation of an avascular fibrous capsule have been identified as the key factors controlling the wound healing associated failure of implantable glucose sensors. Our aim is to guide advantageous ...
  • Wang, Hanghang (2017)
    <p>High-throughput molecular profiling is being increasingly applied to identify novel biomarkers and mechanisms of health and disease. One such application is the use of mass spectrometry-based metabolomic profiling in ...
  • Winglee, Judy (2017)
    <p>Direct contact membrane distillation (DCMD) technology has the potential to disrupt the water treatment industry by greatly reducing the cost of seawater desalination and industrial wastewater treatment. However, in ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bone, Audrey Jayne (2015)
    <p>As the production and use of nanoparticles (NPs) has increased, so has concern over their effects on the environment and aquatic organisms. While the majority of research on the toxicity of NPs has been performed using ...
  • 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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    The T2K experiment observes indications of ν(μ) → ν(e) appearance in data accumulated with 1.43×10(20) protons on target. Six events pass all selection criteria at the far detector. In a three-flavor neutrino oscillation ...
  • 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 ...
  • Zhang, Xu (2017)
    <p>Spiking neural networks have been used to investigate the mechanisms of processing</p><p>in biological neural circuits or to propose hypotheses that can be tested in exper-</p><p>iments. Because of their biological ...
  • 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 ...