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26 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
27 Astin, M. HollyModulating Intestinal Liver X Receptor Activity to Alter the Development of Atherosclerosis in ZebrafishThe liver X receptors (LXRs) are important regulators of lipid and cholesterol metabolism and control diverse pathways in development, reproduction, metabolism, immunity and inflammation. Thus, LXRs have potential as therapeutic targets for diseases as diverse as lipid disorders, atherosclerosis...Liver X receptors - Research; Zebrafish - genetics2016-08
28 Barbeau, WilliamCharacterization of a New Ribosome Associated Quality Control PathwayProteins are life's double edged sword. Proteins are essential macromolecules of life, and the tasks that some proteins accomplish are quite marvelous. At the same time, if proteins misfold they have the potential to kill the cell that harbors them. It is becoming increasingly clear that proteins ha...Ribosomes - Research2016-12
29 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
30 Hunter, SamuelSignaling Role of the Hamp Domain in the Escherichia Coli Serine ChemoreceptorThe chemoreceptor Tsr enables Escherichia coli to track serine gradients in its environment. Binding of serine to the periplasmic domain propagates a signaling conformational change through other domains of the chemoreceptor molecule to modulate the activity of CheA, a kinase associated with t...Chemoreceptors - Research2016-07
31 Jimenez, Cecilia CardozoSocial-Emotional Problems in Toddlers: Relationship with Language Development and Autism RiskPurpose:Children with language delays are at increased risk for persistent difficulties such as language disorder, learning disability, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Further, the presence of a language delay may also indicate risk for social-emotional problems. However, research examining so...Language Development Disorders - in infancy & childhood2016-08
32 Russell, NicholeThe Role of Introns Within Alpha Conotoxin Genes in Cone SnailsCone snails, of which there are more than 600 species, have attracted a lot of attention. Cone snails, found in warm tropical waters across the world, are predators and produce venoms comprising diverse toxins. These toxins, termed conotoxins, have been the subject of a great amount of research. Whi...Cone snails - Research; Alpha conotoxin - function of2016-12
33 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
34 Esposito, CamilaAxl Inhibitors for Pancreatic Cancer TreatmentBackground: In the United States more than 46,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Although it is relatively rare, pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer death in men and women. Gemcitabine, the most common treatment for pancreatic cancer has less than 10% partial respo...Pancreas - Cancer - Research2016-05
35 Black, Taylor MadisonImpacts of Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Outlier Body Mass Indices on Pediatric Asthma OutcomesThere are seven million children in the United States impacted by asthma [1]. When assessing the severity of a child's asthma, it is important to take into account risk factors known to affect child hood asthma. Two such risk factors that are modifiable include parental tobacco smoke exposure (TSE)...Asthma - Child; Tobacco smoke - Health aspects - United States2015-05
36 Lopez, MauricioThe broken promise of inclusive development: the case of PeruIn recent years, Peru has been one of the fastest growing economies in the world, outpacing emerging giants of the developing world such as Brazil and Russia. From 2003 to 2011 Peru's GDP per capita almost tripled. Nevertheless, currently almost one third of the Peruvian population still lives in po...Peru - Economic conditions - Regional disparities; Inclusive development2013-05
37 Thompson, Geneva EBA history of interest covergence in University of Utah diversity related policies and programsThis paper will look at the history of interest convergence of the University of Utah Administration hi the implementation of diversity related programs and policies. Diversity programs and policies, especially with the pending ruling on Affirmative Action from the Supreme Court, are continuously un...University of Utah - Faculty; University of Utah - Students; Affirmative action program in education - Utah - Salt Lake City; Minorities - Education (Higher) - Utah - Salt Lake City2013-04
38 Roberts, JordanParity and primacy in perspective : a second Anglophone decline or a second American century?Much of the systemic theory in international relations focuses on a single explanatory variable: the distribution of capabilities, widely understood to be synonymous with the distribution of power. Despite the significant attention given to the distribution of power, there is still fundamental disag...Balance of power - Research; International relations - Research; Great Britain - Foreign relations - 19th century; United States - Foreign relations - 21st century2013-05
39 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
40 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
41 Rush, JacobThe Kantian concept of the person, rationality and Socrates' deathIn this paper, I consider Socrates' death sentence in The Apology and his choice to accept his death sentence in The Crito. I structure his choice in a Kantian manner. First, I argue that Socrates has a duty to himself, as a rational agent, to (a) act as a promisekeeping individual and (b) perform t...Socrates - Death and burial; Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1824 - Ethics2014-05
42 Moelling, Leah I.Eurypterid paleoecology : characterization and analysis of a late Silurian shallow marine fossil assemblage from southern Ontario, CanadaEurypterids were giant chelicerate arthropods that have been extinct since the Permian Period. Eurypterids are rare as fossils, and many eurypterid fossils are likely skeletons shed during life (molts), which make it problematic when seeking to determine the types of environments in which they lived...Eurypterida2013-05
43 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
44 Oman, CandaceWho you gonna call?: Domestic responses to the threat of nuclear terrorismThe World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001 demonstrated the threat of terrorism in the twenty-first century-and made the prevention of nuclear terrorism all the more pressing. Despite the newfound attention to nuclear terrorism, the possibility of nuclear attacks, and, later, nuclear terro...History2014-05
45 Hales, LaurelPhysics show and tell and elementary science educationIt is a well-known fact that American children are performing below their peers in international science and mathematics examinations, leading to what is commonly called the STEM education crisis. This project was created in an attempt to resolve this crisis by improving elementary school science ed...Science - Study and teaching (Elementary) - United States2014-05
46 Russell, CurtisThe Zion curtain: A documentary playThe Zion Curtain is a documentary play about the collision of ideology and civil rights, using the words of real people to trace the roots and show the effects of reactionary, homophobic doctrines in the Mormon Church. Every "um," "uh," and pause is performed as spoken in original interviews by the ...Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Mormon Church; Mormon gays2014-04
47 Manwill, EmmylouGrassroots yet global: the Idle No More indigenous movement in twenty-first century CanadaThe focus of this thesis is the indigenous sovereignty and land rights movement, selfidentified as the "Idle No More movement" (INM), that began in opposition to federal Canadian policies in December 2012. While Canadian natives have organized in resistance before, the INM movement sticks out compar...Idle No More (Movement); Protest movements - Canada; Indigenous peoples - Canada2014-05
48 Konecny, KassandraCommunicating wallsThis thesis consists of 30 pages of poems and an essay introduction that details everything from my writing process to the meanings and/or collective themes of the poems themselves. With the combination of newly written poems and older poems I've written over the course of my college career, I have ...American poetry - 21st century2014-05
49 Uchida, Kimberly AkimiPost-translational regulation of the tumor suppressor PDCD4Expression of the tumor suppressor Programmed cell death 4 (PDCD4) is correlated with better survival outcomes in several types of cancer. When PDCD4 is coexpressed with protein arginine methyltransferase 5, however, this trend does not hold true, suggesting that PDCD4 methylation is involved in the...Tumor suppressor proteins - Regulation2013-12
50 Radhakrishnan, ParvathiPI3K inhibitors as potential new therapy against breast cancer progressionReceptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) and their pleiotropic effectors play key roles in metastasis. Met and Ron are RTKs that have been shown to contribute to tumor growth and metastasis in both animal models and in patients. Recently, an alternative Ron isoform known as "short-form" Ron (sfRon) was asso...Breast - Cancer - Treatment - Research; Protein - tyrosine kinase - inhibitors - Therapeutic use; Enzyme inhibitors - Therapeutic use. - Research; Biology - Research2014-05
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