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51 Vu, WendyComparing the virulence and prevalence of shiga toxin-producing escherichia coli (STEC) O157 and non-O517 serogroupsShiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are bacteria known to cause human illness. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 265,000 STEC infections occur in the United States (U.S.) annually; symptoms range from mild diarrhea to life-threatening hemolytic uremic syndrome. S...Escherichia coli; serogroups2012-05
52 Paulsen, Tennille S.The influence of body position on intra-abdominal pressureIntroduction: Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs), including urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, are common among women. The study of PFDs has yet to be fully explored within exercise and sport science. The measurement of intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) during physical activity may help establi...Pelvic girdle - Research; Intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) - Research2012-05
53 Rou, JanvidaMonte-Carlo simulation of stellar intensity interferometryStellar intensity interferometers will allow for achieving stellar imaging with a tenth of a milli-arcsecond resolution in the optical band by taking advantage of the large light collecting area and broad range of inter-telescope distances offered by future gamma-ray Air Cherenkov Telescope (ACT) ar...Monte Carlo simulation2012-05
54 Sanders, SaraDevelopment of a novel, coumarin-europium sensor for reactive oxidizing speciesThe synthetic framework has been developed for two fluorescent probes of Reactive Oxidizing Species (RoxS) based on a coumarin-europium fluorescence pair. The coumarin moiety's selectivity for hydrogen peroxide coupled with 620 nm shifted emission of the europium will make these novel sensors biolog...Reactive Oxygen Species - analysis2012-05
55 Roth, Andrew L.Historical perspectives: portraits from civil war americaOver the course of two semesters, working with Professor Maureen O'Hara Ure of the Department of Art and Art History, I developed a series of historical portraits in latex paint and collage elements culled from various magazines. I began each subject's portrait with a charcoal sketch and a latex und...Portraits; Brown, John, 1800-1859; Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895; Truth, Sojourner, 1797-1883; Grant, Ulysses S., 1852-1929; Lee, Robert E., 1807-1870; Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891; Lincoln, Abraham,1809-18652012-05
56 Davis, Ryan"A torrent of words": colonial printers and the public, 1765-1775Although printers had long been important in colonial society and politics, it was not until 1765 that they fully realized their potential in shaping colonial attitudes and behavior. With Parliament's institution of the Stamp Act, an outraged public insisted that newspaper publishers assume a more a...Printing - Social aspects - United States - History - 18th century2012-05
57 Kenney, DevinMonumental failure: the navajo tribe and radiotoxic wastesThe extraction of uranium has a troubled history in the Navajo Nation, a history born of lack of representation, lack of interest, and ultimately, lack of regard for human life. The United States government failed to carry out their obligation to protect the health and economic well-being of the Nav...Navajo Tribe - Government relations; Uranium mines and mining - Environmental aspects - United States; Uranium mines and mining - Waste disposal - Navajo Indian Reservation2012-05
58 Green, PhilipUS venture capital and the effects of diversificationThis paper is a discussion of the effects of diversification in venture capital (VC) portfolios. The venture capital structure is formed by three components: the firm, a fund (or funds), and portfolio companies within each fund. One single firm can have simultaneous active funds, which typically las...Diversification in industry; Venture Capitalism2012-05
59 Kim, Bum JunDoes ceramide contribute to vascular dysfunction in mice with type 1 diabetes?Approximately 2 million individuals have type 1 diabetes (T1D) in the United States. Cardiovascular disease is 2-4-fold more prevalent in these patients but the mechanism(s) is unclear. Recently, we showed that the sphingolipid ceramide contributes to arterial dysfunction and hypertension in mice wi...Ceramide - Research; Type 1 Diabetes; Mice as laboratory animals2012-05
60 Judd, David PaulTelomere proteins of Drosophila melanogaster: HipHop and MSK81DNA molecules encoding two proteins, HipHop and MSK81, were cloned into bacteria so as to make large amounts of these proteins that bind to telomeres of Drosophila (fruit fly) chromosomes. The goal was to determine whether known DNA binding motifs are present in HipHop and MSK81. Understanding how t...Biology2012-05
61 Marler, TylerThe role of gangliar plexi in the treatment of atrial fibrillationIntroduction: Gangliar plexi (GP) are bundles of interconnected neurons found embedded in FPs (FPs) surrounding the atria of the heart. The function of these neurons is controversial but they may form a localized control system for the heart and play a role in the induction of atrial fibrillation (A...Atrial fibrillation Treatment; Gangliar plexi2012-05
62 Pecchia-Beekum, AnnikaWho's got the pants?: breeching distinctions of power in restoration theatre and pre-hays code hollywoodIn the 1660s, after the Restoration of Charles II to the throne, female performers acted on stage for the first time, leading to increasingly sexualized female characters and investigations into gender roles. "Breeches" roles, where women cross-dressed, became progressively more popular, with actres...Cross-dressing - History; Cross-dressing in art; Gender & sexualities in minds & cultures2012-05
63 Parker, DwightFrom the margins to the middle: a patient-centered approach to primary care for refugees in UtahIn a country where even English-speaking minorities are often at a disadvantage, refugees' circumstances - especially as a result of social instability, language and cultural differences, level of education, and income - can render the American health care system frightening, inaccessible, incompreh...Immigrants - United States; Health care - United States2012-05
64 Fan, HuijunExamination of Y-Deterium isotope effects for the solvolysis of model isoprenoid compoundsModel isoprenoid compounds can undergo two distinct pathways, dissociative or associative nucleophilic substitution depending on the conditions used. The dissociative pathway consists of two steps, involving a carbocation intermediate where the formation of that carbocation is rate determining. The ...Isopentenoids; Solvolysis; Deuterium - Isotopes2012-05
65 Alexander, AmandaParental conflict with adult childrenParental conflict with adult children is something that is well known anecdotally, but has rarely been studied in light of other, more serious conflicts between parents and their children. However, parental conflict with adult children (adult being defined as between the ages of 18 and 25) is someth...Adult children - Family relationships; Adult children - Psychology2012-05
66 Auduong, PriscillaSpinal muscular atrophy modeled in drosophila melanogasterSpinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is the most commonly inherited cause of death in children (Park, Kariya, & Monani, 2010 for review). This disease is characterized by a loss of motor neurons which leads to muscle degeneration, paralysis, and eventual death by respiratory failure (Monani, 2005 for revie...Spinal muscular atrophy - Research; Drosophila melanogaster - Researcher2012-05
67 Baker, Stephanie RebeccaNeighborhood characteristics and obesity: A focus on the food environmentThe rate of obese and overweight individuals in the United States is at epidemic proportions. Previous research has found that neighborhood characteristics are correlated with health outcomes and obesity rates. My study focuses on aspects of the food environment and how it may influence obesity rate...Obesity - Research; Obesity - Social aspects; Obesity - Risk factors - United States - Utah2012-05
68 Bartlett, SarahHow minority parties can increase voter mobilization and affect national elections in a two-party systemThe American electoral system inhibits minority parties from gaining sufficient power to affect national politics or elections. This claim is proved by U.S. history and the lack of minority parties holding major offices. This paper studies the religious right movement, a minority group in America, t...Elections - Research - United States; Republican Party (U.S. :1854 - ) - Religion - 21st century; Green Party (U.S); Minorities - Political activity - United States2012-05
69 Brandt, Ellissa KathrynAssessment of bilateral muscle function symmetry in female alpine skiersA recent theory for the high occurrence of ACL injuries in female athletes is the presence of asymmetric leg muscle function. Unfortunately, information relative to the bilateral muscle function for the legs of female alpine skiers is lacking. Therefore the primary aim of this project is to examine ...Anterior Cruciate Ligament - injuries; Skiers, Female; Single leg counter movement jump - Research; Single leg time to stabilization - Research2012-05
70 Caine, TeahThe influence of compression on behavioral estimates of frequency resolutionThis study focuses on the ability of the auditory system to decompose sounds into their individual frequency components. This "frequency resolution" is a fundamental aspect of auditory processing and is known to influence the perception of speech and other ecologically relevant stimuli. Invasive phy...Cochlear compression - Research; Cochlea's basilar membrane2012-05
71 Au, AlexanderImpact of population density of left atrial remodeling in patients with atrial fibrillationAtrial fibrillation (AF), the most common cardiac arrhythmia and a leading cause of stroke, is characterized by structural changes, or remodeling, in tissues of the left atrium (LA). Late Gadolinium-Enhancement Magnetic Resonance Imaging (LGE-MRI) can noninvasively detect remodeling in the LA, allow...Atrial fibrillation Treatment2012-05
72 Bell, Anthony W.The expansion of pinyon-juniper woodland and the appearance of peromyscus truel in the Toiyabe range of central NevadaIn the early twentieth century field biologists from the University of California Museum of Vertebrate Zoology conducted vertebrate faunal surveys throughout the Great Basin region. Over the past several years we have been conducting resurveys of many of the localities visited by MVZ scientists. Our...Piñon mouse -- Nevada -- Toiyabe Range; Piñon mouse -- Habitat -- Nevada -- Toiyabe Range; Piñon mouse -- Climatic factors -- Nevada -- Toiyabe Range2012-05
73 Marcinek, Michael36 frames: A self portraitThere is no doubt that we live in a highly mediated culture, more and more images are readily available to us. We view them instantaneously as events are unfolding on our computers, tablets, cellphones, as well as in newspapers and on television. We are constantly barraged and influenced by images f...Photography; Self-portraits2012-05
74 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
75 Posselli, DarcyThe presence of environmental advocacy through the foundational theology of love, contemplation, and prayer in midcentury christiantiyIn 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...Environmental Studies, Honors2012-05
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