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126 A minimal type of the 2-adic Weil representationA minimal type of the even 2-adicWeil representation is described. The Hecke algebra of this type is isomorphic to the classical affine Hecke algebra of type Bn. In this way, the Weil representation of a metaplectic group corresponds to the trivial representation of an orthogonal group in the local ...Hecke Algebras; K-Types; Metaplectic Groups; Representation Theory; Weil Representation2013-05
127 A mixed methods approach examining alpine ski racing as a context; for positive youth developmentIn 2002, the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine (NRCIM) developed a framework designed to guide practitioners in optimizing youth development. It proposes that settings characterized by particular external assets positively impact youth's internal assets and thus foster youth d...Adolescence; Alpine ski racing; Caring; Motivational climate; Positive youth development; Youth sport2011-08
128 A Model for problem solving using computer-assisted instruction.The purpose of this study was to design a model of an educationally sound instructional, unit that would assist students in medical laboratory science to develop competent skills in the process of problem-solving. General guidelines incorporated from various learning and problem-solving theories pr...Learning Theories; Instructional Design1980-12
129 A molecular dynamics simulation study of dynamic process and mesoscopic structure in liquid mixture systemsThe focus of this dissertation is the Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulation study of two different systems. In the first system, we study the dynamic process of graphene exfoliation, particularly graphene dispersion using ionic surfactants (Chapter 2). In the second system, we investigate the mesoscopi...Acetonitrile and carbon disulfide; Graphene dispersion; Ionic liquids; Molecular Dynamics; Nanostructural organization; Surfactant2015-05
130 A molecular dynamics study of effect of polyethylene oxide architecture on self-assembly of carbon nanotubesCarbon nanotubes aggregate strongly to form bundles. One of the ways to control their dispersion is by grafting polymers onto the carbon nanotubes surface. Coarse grained implicit solvent Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations were used to study the influence of poly (ethylene oxide) (PEO) grafted onto...Carbon nanotubes; Molecular dynamics; Self assembly; Simulations2011-08
131 A multilevel analysis of China's regional inequality in a geographic information system environmentChina's reform and transition have dramatically accelerated the socioeconomic development in the last three decades. At the same time, the unequal distributions of wealth and social resources have been intensified. China's regional inequality has attracted more attention from both policy makers and ...China regional development; China economic development; China socioeconomic2012-05
132 A Multiple Method Analysis of Peer Health in the Diabetes Online CommunityDiabetes is a complex condition that can significantly affect quality of life and economic burden. New approaches to promoting diabetes knowledge and support to enhance diabetes management are necessary. Peer health is occurring within the diabetes online community (DOC), although very little is kno...2015-05
133 A multiscale computational modeling platform for design and analysis of electrical neural stimulationThe goal of this work is to construct a simulation toolset for studying and improving neuroprosthetic devices for restoring neural functionality to patients with neural disorders or diseases. This involves the construction and validation of coupled electromagnetic-neural computational models of reti...Neurosciences2017
134 A multitrait-multimethod investigation of depression and disability in rheumatoid arthritisA multitrait-multimethod (MtMm) procedure was used to investigate the magnitude of association between disability and depression as well as the convergent and discriminant validity of the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) Disability Index and two measure of depression, the Beck Depression Invent...Depression; Rheumatoid arthritis; disability1988-12
135 A Needs assessment for and development of an instructional manual on clinical microbiology for medical personnel.Clinical Microbiology Laboratories need to provide instructional materials for the health care team in the areas of specimen collection, test ordering and test interpretation. Instructions covering these topics are necessary for optimal use of the laboratory services since the Clinical Microbiology...Questionnaiares1981-06
136 A new ancestral diploid species of echinocereus endemic to southwestern utah and northern arizonaEchinocereus relictus B. Wellard is a newly described diploid (2n=22) species that is the presumed ancestor of the tetraploid (2n=44) E. engelmaniii. Echinocereus engelmannii subsp. engelmannii represents both diploid and tetraploid cytotypes. Diploid individuals are endemic to a narrow section of s...Cactaceae; Caryophyllales; Conservation; Diploid; Echinocereus; Morphomertics2017
137 A new standard method for determination of oxygen content.A modified polarographic method for measuring oxygen content in whole blood, which has first principle measurement status equal to that of the Van Slyke manometric method, is described. First principle measurement status is achieved by an oxygen sensor nulling technique which eliminates the influenc...Spectrophotometry; Histogram1982-03
138 A new thermal hydraulics code coupled to agent for light water reactor analysisA new numerical model for coupling a thermal hydraulics method based on the Drift Flux and Homogeneous Equilibrium Mixture (HEM) models, with a deterministic neutronics code system AGENT (Arbitrary Geometry Neutron Transport), is developed. Named the TH thermal hydraulics code, it is based on the m...AGENT; BWR; Drift flux model; Homogeneous Equilibrium Mixture (HEM) model; Method of Characteristics; PWR2016-05
139 A nonlinear/inelastic rooftop tuned mass damper frameReduction of a building's response to earthquake ground motion has been the focal point behind considerable research and structural engineering innovation in recent decades. For many years, engineers have understood that altering a structure's fundamental period offers the greatest opportunity for r...Buckling restrained brace; Dynamic; Inelastic; Nonlinear; Rooftop; Tuned mass damper2012-12
140 A novel hydrogel based piezoresistive pressure sensor platform for chemical sensingNew hydrogel-based micropressure sensor arrays for use in the fields of chemical sensing, physiological monitoring, and medical diagnostics are developed and demonstrated. This sensor technology provides reliable, linear, and accurate measurements of hydrogel swelling pressures, a function of ambien...Biomedical engineering; Electrical engineering; Materials science2010
141 A Novel Multilevel Safety-Factor Centered Framework for Optimized Utilization of Research ReactorsNuclear research reactors are found throughout the world and have been crucial in the advancement of scientific and engineering discoveries but the majority are approaching operational ages that require a renewed focus on safely maintaining and optimizing their use. A novel multilevel safety-factors...Nuclear engineering; Nuclear physics2017
142 A Novel Optogenetic Tool to Image Calcium in The Tripartite Synapse During EpileptogenesisIn the past few decades, a revolution in our understanding of brain function has occurred based on demonstrations that astrocytes play critical roles in synaptic physiology. These findings led to the concept of the "tripartite synapse," which redefines the synapse to be comprised of not only the pre...2018-05
143 A Novel Player in Mitochondrial Protein Quality ControlProgressive mitochondrial dysfunction is central to the development ofmany human pathologies including cancer, heart failure, and neurodegenerativediseases. Despite numerous studies convincingly connecting these disease states with mitochondrial dysfunction, the mechanistic bases remain elusive. Asi...2011-08
144 A Novel Role for the p16INK4A Tumor Supressor in Regulating Cellular Oxidative StressMutations, deletions, and epigenetic silencing of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p16INK4A are associated with several cancer types, but are more commonly associated with familial melanoma predisposition and melanoma tumors. p16INK4A functions as a tumor suppressor by negatively regulating the...2012-08
145 A novel role for the tumor suppressor adenomatous polyposis coli in controlling retinoic acid production in the vertebrate intestine and retinaThe role of the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) tumor suppressor in regulating intestinal homeostasis has previously been attributed solely to its ability to antagonize canonical WNT signaling via negative regulation of the transcriptional co-activator ?-catenin. Recent studies, however, have sugge...Colon; Cancer; Antioncogenes; Tretinoin; Physiological Effect; Zebra dahio; Physiology2005-12
146 A novel use of sampling pressure from sidestream capnometerAmplitude and shape of the respiratory carbon dioxide (CO2) signal (capnogram) are not always a true reflection of the patient's respiratory status, especially during delivery of supplemental oxygen (O2), and can result in false alarms. The goal of the project was to provide a more reliable source o...2014-12
147 A paleoecological fire and vegetation history in Southeastern WyomingThe Medicine Bow Range of southeastern Wyoming acts as a conduit for vegetation migration from Colorado into southeastern Wyoming. Macroscopic charcoal and pollen from Long Lake, Wyoming were used to reconstruct past fire and vegetation changes in conjunction with local, regional and broad-scale cli...Fire; Paleoecology; Vegetation; Wyoming2010-08
148 A paleolimnological investigation of historical environmental change in East Canyon ReservoirEast Canyon Reservoir is located 32 km east of Salt Lake City, Utah, and serves as a resource for irrigation, culinary water, and recreation. This research used paleolimnology and historical records to investigate the impacts of multiple stressors, including land clearance, dam construction and enl...East Canyon Reservoir; Paleolimnology; Remote sensing; Reservoir; Utah; Water resources2011-05
149 A parameter survey of a 2-D homogeneous and heterogeneous simulation of a triga reactor using agent with a reflective and vacuum boundary condition in isotropic scatteringThe University of Utah TRIGA reactor (UUTR) was surveyed and simulated using a deterministic neutron transport code known as Arbitrary Geometry Neutron Transport, or AGENT. The UUTR was simulated using a homogeneous test material as well as a heterogeneous set of much more realistic cross-sections (...TRIGA reactors - University of Utah; Arbitrary Geometry Neutron Transport - Research; Method of characteristics2011-08
150 A Peptide-Based Small Interfering RNA Delivery System as an RNA Interference Approach for Neurodegnerative DisordersNeurodegenerative disorders (NDDs) have become a major global health burden. Despite persistent advances in understanding the neurodegeneration process, pathogenesis has not been fully clarified and no cures are yet available. As a therapeutic approach for NDDs, RNA interference (RNAi) can be a pote...2015-05
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