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    Identifying housekeeping gene promoters in deer tick, Ixodes scapularis 

    Chana, Randeep; Garcia Cruz, Omar; Pham, Michael; Harrell, Robert (2019)
    Ixodes scapularis is a major vector of the bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi, the main pathogen responsible for Lyme Disease. However, understanding of the acquisition and spread of tick-borne diseases has been hampered by ...
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    Predict pedestrians' trajectories by estimating their motion planners 

    Duong, Eric; Poston, Jamie (2019)
    Predicting an agent's (in this case human's) trajectory is a challenging, yet crucial step in robotic research. Humans have "internal planners" that govern their paths, which allow them to dynamically plan their trajectories. ...
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    Chemical nociception in Wild-type and dYPEL3 Drosophila larva mutants 

    Zito, Nicholas (2019)
    Drosophila larval nociception is widely used for studying various basic circuit mechanisms. Traditionally, the behavioral assay for Drosophila nociception relied on either optogenetic or physical stimulation. The behavioral ...
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    Hierarchical Task Learning Through Human Demonstration 

    Boyd, Taylor; Zagainova, Maiya; Blankenburg, Janelle; N. Nicolescu, Monica (2019)
    In order for robots to carry out a task sequence, it must be translated in such a way that they can understand. One way this can be done is by using a task tree representation. Currently this method does not allow robots ...
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    Developing Automated Procedure to Quantify Mouse Behavior 

    Chan, William (2019)
    Animals have evolved many different behavioral responses to cope with sensory information. Understanding how sensory information can affect animal behavior will provide new insights into the quantification of animal behavior. ...
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    ELISA for Detection of Rhizopus oryzae Fucomannan 

    Bloomquist, Savanah; Burnham- Marusich, Amanda (2019)
    Mucormycosis is an invasive fungal infection that can cause severe morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. Patients at risk for Mucormycosis include those with hematopoietic stem cell or, organ transplants, ...
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    Synthesis of Ta2O5 by Anodization and TaON by Nitridation and their Characterization 

    Yue, Wenxue; Khanal, Vijay; R Dhabarde, Nikhil; Subramanian, Vaidyanathan (Ravi) (2019)
    Synthesis TaON nanotubes by annealed and nitrided tantalum oxide nanotubes. Tantalum oxide nanotubes was synthesized by traditional anodization method. Characterize TaON nanotubes' physical property by XRD (X-ray diffraction) ...
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    An Updated Chronology from Hunter Creek 

    Caggegi, Andrea; Vegliò, Lorenzo (2019)
    Dendrochronology is one of the most important environmental recording techniques for a variety of natural processes and a monitor for human-caused changes to the environment such as pollution and contamination. The ethymology ...
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    Improving People Detecting Infrastructures for the Purpose of Modeling Human Behavior 

    Bessho, Tomohide; Feil-Seifer, David (2019)
    Incorporating robots into our everyday lives requires robots to have the ability to act and behave as humans. One method of reciprocating human behavior into these robots is through intent recognition. Collecting interpersonal ...
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    The Perceived Social Intelligence of Robots with Socially-Aware Navigation 

    Honour, AnaLisa; Balajee Banisetty, Santosh (2019)
    The interactions we share with robots benefit greatly from Socially-Aware Navigation (SAN). Unlike traditional navigation planners, Socially-Aware Navigation takes into account social norms while planning its movement. ...
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    Log Data Visualization 

    Talavera, Gabrielle (2019)
    For end-to-end strong authentication and authorization solutions which generate a great amount of system information via system logs, it is important to treat, store, and visualize the interactions between the elements, ...
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    Prevalence of Mental Illness Among Latino Youth 

    Suarez, Kassandra; Avina, Gabriela; Cristina Cervantes Cruz, Maria; Duarte, Miguel; Leyva, Nancy (2019)
    Mental illness a marginalized area of public health, particularly for Latino youth ages 10-18. A unique combination of socioeconomic and cultural factors contribute to why Latino youth experience a higher prevalence of ...
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    A new chronology from Truckee River Canyon 

    Vegliò, Lorenzo; Caggegi, Andrea (2019)
    By counting tree growth rings it is possible to establish the year of birth of a tree. Moreover, the ring width measurement can provide important information about the past climatic history of a place. In fact, the trees ...
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    Phosphorylation of Orb2 by Wnd 

    Ho, Joshua (2019)
    Wallenda (Wnd) is an evolutionarily conserved protein kinase that is essential for neural development including axon branch development, axon regeneration and degeneration. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying Wnd ...
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    Approaches to improving wheat quality by targeting local induced lesions in genomes 

    Alo, Charissa; Molina,Dr. Dolores; Garcia, Dr. Francesco Sestili (2019)
    As a staple in many popular foods, wheat plays an important role in many different cultures' cuisines and dishes. Therefore, it is important to be aware what the potential effects local wheat synthesis can have on local ...
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    Supplements of chicken essence increase sleep in fruit flies 

    Werdann, Michelle; Ye, Niu (2019)
    Sleep is a conserved behavior and has vital functions among animal species. Many drugs or natural ingredients have been used to amount of sleep or improve sleep quality. Brand's Essence of Chicken® (BEC) has been used for ...
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    Modern pollen analysis from Duck Valley Indian Reservation, Northern Great Basin 

    Max, Destiny; Briem, Cedar (2019)
    This is an overview of palynology that focuses on the great basin region. Pollen can be extracted in several different ways that are useful in paleoenvironmental reconstructions of vegetation this can also determine the ...
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    LUMO LOWERING 

    Alimandi, Tiziano; Mikesell, Anya (2019)
    One of the applications of Transition Metals in organic chemistry is due to their capability to function as catalysts for many reactions. Metals with empty d orbitals can coordinate with organic compounds, leading to high ...
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    Self-Organizing Mesh Networks of Search & Rescue Drone Swarms 

    Ruetten, Laik; Feil-Seifer, David; Sengupta, Shamik (2019)
    Intelligent robot swarms are increasingly being explored as tools for search and rescue missions. Efficient path planning and robust communication networks are critical elements of completing missions. The focus of this ...
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    Validation of a PaCcET Socially-Aware Navigation Planner 

    Vega, Fausto; Feil-Seifer, David (2019)
    We present a socially aware navigation algorithm configured on a differential drive robot to validate simulation results. The robot will learn the social norms of four different scenarios, calculate a social goal trajectory, ...

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