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1 Loftus, Patrick D.Agonist binding of herg K+ channels inhibits epithelial cell extrusion but not apoptosis in MDCK monolayers; providing possibilities to cancer metastasis regulationMetastasis is commonly referred to as cancerous cell movement from an original site to one or more sites elsewhere in the body. When these moving cancerous cells are malignant, an individual's chance of survival is decreased. In order for epithelial cells to move they are detached from the epitheliu...Biomedical Engineering2012-01
2 Parker, BradenThe internet's informal influence on newspaper writing and presentationFor over two hundred years, newspapers served as America's primary text based news medium. That began to change in the 1990's with the advent of the internet. Today, newspapers compete with an expanding array of internet based news sources. This competition has caused some newspapers to fail and oth...Newspapers - United States; Writing - Technique; Writing - Technological innovations2012-01
3 Gallegos, MorganHerThis creative exploration is a study of how a girl comes to identify herself in an increasingly judgmental and harsh world. Her is a collection of short stories that are linked together through one character. The stories are intentionally fragmented to display the fragmentary nature of identity. Eac...American fiction - 21st century2012-05
4 Forrest, Lauren N.The role of perception in eating disordersIndividuals with eating disorders often suffer from severe body dissatisfaction and distorted perceptions of the body (Bruch, 1969; Cash & Deagle, 1997; Farrell, Lee, & Shafran, 2005). Though populations with eating disorders may perceive their body sizes differently, most previous work has investig...Eating disorders - Psychological aspects2012-05
5 Chau, HyThe vix and its applications in the marketSince its first introduction in 1993, the Chicago Board Option Exchange's (CBOE's) Market Volatility Index, the VIX, has become more and more popular among traders and investors in the market. If used correctly, not only is the VIX able to provide traders with useful information to evaluate the mark...Chicago Board Options Exchange.; Market Volatility Index; Hedge funds - United States - Management; Corporate finance2012-05
6 Glauser, DavidThe economic effects of legalizing marijuanaMarijuana legalization would offer an important advantage over decriminalization in that it would allow for legal distribution and taxation of cannabis as well as decrease costly enforcement and incarceration expenses. Despite these costly enforcement efforts, marijuana is the most commonly used ill...Marijuana - Political aspects - United States2012-05
7 Child, Christopher DavisProfessional estimation of valueBusiness valuation experts are often asked to provide litigation consulting for cases involving disputes between two or more interested parties where claimed damages are determined based on a total firm value. The judgment or settlement amounts in these cases are largely determined by the standards ...Business - Valuation2012-05
8 Cash, M. GabrielaThe psychopath: legally, but not morally, responsiblePsychopaths present a peculiar problem for philosophers of legal and moral responsibility. They acknowledge the rules and conventions of society but are impervious to the moral foundations of these rules and conventions. This phenomenon may be attributed to the psychopaths' lack of empathy that lead...Psychopaths - Ethics2012-05
9 Fox, ZachThe physical effects of solvent in molecule-based magnetsMolecule-based magnets are being studied in order to expand the utility of magnets in modern devices. Advantages of molecule-based magnets include less energy intensive synthesis and greater versatility through changes to organic components of the structure. This class of materials is studied to ena...Magnets - Experiments2012-05
10 Oliva, Brenden ClarkSecond hand storiesThis collection of short stories examines human behavior through the lens of biology, particularly the present-day manifestations of evolutionary history. The stories' characters exhibit behavior that appears to contradict Darwinian concepts of individual success. On the surface they are self-destru...American fiction - 21st century2012-05
11 Gordon, Oakley BenedictElecting representative representatives: a case for modified single transferable voting in American legislative electionsAmerican government is founded upon the principle that its rulers should represent and be elected by its citizenry. To this end, America and its states elect large deliberative bodies charged with representing the people within their jurisdictions. The architects of federal and state governments, ho...American government; Voting - United States2012-05
12 German, MassiellA genetic analysis of VSX2 function in the mouse eyeVsx2 is a homeodomain-containing transcription factor essential for maintenance of neuroretinal identity and neurogenesis. Vsx2 is believed to function via mechanisms that are strictly cell-intrinsic. However, recent research reveals evidence for involvement of Vsx2-mediated cell non-autonomous mech...Neurogenesis - physiology2012-05
13 Christensen, David S.Harmonization of EU-U.S. regulatory standards: challenges and opportunitiesThe prevailing trend of lower tariffs over the past half century has dramatically increased global trade flows and has exposed many previously invisible non-tariff barriers to trade, including trade-distorting regulatory practices. In this paper, I provide a broad overview of current practice and th...United States. Trade Development.; Eurupoean Union trade relations; Harmonizing standards2012-05
14 Gregersen, DylanSearching for extragalactic stars among candidate halo moving clustersWe seek to identify stars accreted into the Milky Way which are remnants of its merging with smaller galaxies or star clusters. In our approach, we selected stars from candidate moving clusters in the Milky Way's Halo. These stars were grouped by similar stellar characteristics: orbital energy, orbi...Halo stars; Extragalactic origins; Milky Way2012-05
15 Choi, Andrew YoungExamining off-task behaviors as regulatory mediators of long-term interest and performance onlineLearning via the Internet requires greater reliance on self-regulation (Artino & Stephens, 2009). Online students have easier access to both interesting related materials (i.e.,lesson-related videos) and unrelated materials (i.e., social media). Initial results from the Regulation of Motivation and ...Internet literacy - Study and teaching; Regulation of Motivation and Performance Online (RMAPO)2012-05
16 Johnson, KariAnne RencherIdentification of PASK substrates and/or interacting proteinsPAS kinase (PASK) is an evolutionary conserved serine/threonine kinase that appears to have a role in the regulation of cellular energy metabolism. It has previously been shown that mice lacking PASK (PASK"/_ mice) are resistant to the development of hepatic steatosis (lipid accumulation in the live...Biology2012-05
17 Sibbernsen, ColinDigital activism: Addressing social movements in the digital ageTechnological progression in the area of information and communication technology allows for expansion of prior social movement theorizing. The ways in which social movements are organized and carried out today need to be carefully analyzed and discussed to identify new methods of organization and m...Technology - Sociological aspects2012-05
18 Craner, Bethlyn "Buffy" SageA nation of inequality: The effects of inequality on health, crime and economic achievementIncome inequality is on the rise, growing rapidly since the mid 1970's in the United States of America (Weeks 2007). This study will investigate the effects an increasing gap between the affluent and impoverished has on critical factors of social welfare. A meta-assessment will be performed combinin...Income inequality - United States2012-05
19 Johnson, KentIn search of a universal model for personal dataA comprehensive model of personal data provides citizens across the globe with protections to breaches of personal data and facilitates the sharing of valuable data. Personal data are valuable to those who create it and those who use it. Creating a universal model for personal data enables that valu...Personal data protection; OpenID; Facebook Connect2012-05
20 Peterson, Joseph RyanDeflagration and detonation modeling of heterogeneous condensed phase explosivesA modeling approach to the deflagration and detonation phenomena is employed to study a variety of explosive scenarios. An engineering model for macroscale reaction of energetic materials over the wide range of explosive reaction from deflagration to detonation is developed based upon solid foundati...Deflagration phenomena; Detonation phenomena; mesoscale model2012-05
21 Posselli, DarcyThe presence of environmental advocacy through the foundational theology of love, contemplation, and prayer in midcentury ChristianityIn the 1968 essay "The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis," Lynn White Jr. makes an argument for what he evaluates as the influence of Christianity on Western culture, which has led to the environmental degradation that marks the 20th century. By looking at a few prominent theologians who wer...Poetry - 20th century; Christianity and nature; Tillich, Paul, 1886-1965; Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968; Cardenal, Ernesto; Levertov, Denise, 1923-19972012-05
22 Johnston, Jessica FaithFrom nanoscience to astrophysics: using high-resolution microscopy and spectroscopy of carbonaceous chondrites to understand planet formationIn the field of astrophysics, there currently exists an outstanding gap of knowledge in understanding planet formation dynamics. At the formation scale ranging from millimeters to meters, astrophysicists debate as to how solar nebulae form larger masses-planets and other kilometer-sized bodies-from ...Physics & Astronomy2012-05
23 Porter, Louis-BassettPerceived stress and ambulatory blood pressure: an analysis of potential health behavior mechanismsAmbulatory blood pressure (ABP) has been linked to perceived stress. However, research is needed on the more specific processes that might be responsible for such a link. In the present study, we examined how potential health behavior mechanisms (weekly exercise, weekly alcohol consumption, and smok...Ambulatory blood pressure measurement; stress management2012-05
24 Pham, John V.The function of the protein VCP/CDC48-associated mitochondrial stress-responsive 1 in mammalsAlthough mitochondrial dysfunction has been linked to many human diseases, mitochondrial interacting proteins and protein quality controls are just beginning to be understood. The objective of our study was to characterize the function of the VMS1 protein in mammals. We determined the role of Vms1 o...Mitochondrial disorders; Mitochondrial diseases - genetics; VMS12012-05
25 Johnson, RhiannonThermal modulation of the semicircular canal afferent response in the oyster toadfish, opsanus tauCurrent cochlear implant devices provide limited hearing ability to the deaf through electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve. Recent studies have shown that pulsed infrared (IR) radiation can also be used to stimulate the inner ear neurons and has the potential to be used in prostheses to help ...Biomedical Engineering2012-05
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