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    Case Marking in the Pyramid Lake Dialect of Northern Paiute: A Speaker-Based Approach 

    Boulton, Jazmin (5/6/2019)
    Numu, or Northern Paiute, is a language indigenous to the Great Basin area and is spoken by the Numu people. Although there have been some scholarly works examining the Numu language, most are not particularly accessible ...
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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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    Contagion Dynamics on an Adaptive Network: Norovirus as a Case Study 

    Lemmon, Brittany (5/6/2019)
    In the field of public health and epidemiology, creating an epidemic model that accurately reflects real world contact networks has proven to be a complicated task. Contact networks model how individuals in a population ...
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    Contemporary Muralism in Mexico City, Mexico 

    Anderson, Ivy (5/6/2019)
    Since its inception into the Mexican cultural sphere, murals have had far reaching impacts artistically, socially, and politically. There is currently a thriving mural scene in Mexico City that I was able to document and ...
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    Cuprous Oxide Electrodeposited with Nickel for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction 

    Lee, Yi Teng; Gautam, Rajendra; Islam, Shakirul M. (5/6/2019)
    The transition from fossil fuel to clean energy requires inexpensive, efficient, and stable catalysts that can enhance reactions limited by high overpotential. In this work, we construct cuprous oxide thin films modified ...
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    Determining monarch (Danaus plexippus) natal site distribution in Nevada using stable isotope analysis and wing morphometrics 

    Gosse, Cassidy; Diethelm, Aramee (5/6/2019)
    West of the Rockies, monarch butterfly (Danus plexippus) populations have been significantly declining over the last 30 years. Although the Eastern monarchs have also shown a similar decline, the two populations are ...
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    Developing A Smart City 

    Bouallaq, Mouna; Astaburuaga, Ignacio (2019)
    "Developing a smart city. Smart cities are expected to improve the quality of daily life, promote sustainable development, and improve the functionality of urban systems. There is general and growing concern of the challenges, ...
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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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    Development of a Flow Cytometric Screening Assay for Serial Cytotoxicity by Natural Killer (NK) Lymphocytes 

    Navarrete-Galvan, Lydia; Guglielmo, Michael (2019)
    "The annual number of new cancer cases in the USA has continued to increase and cancer remains a leading cause of death globally, stressing the need for improved therapeutics. NK cell immunotherapy is an emerging therapeutic ...
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    Distress Tolerance and Psychological Resilience in First Responders 

    Bailey, Samantha (5/6/2019)
    First responders are regularly exposed to significant stress and trauma, which increases their risk for negative psychological outcomes. In general populations, distress tolerance has been shown to predict recovery after ...
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    Effect of the MS Bacteriophage on STEC O157:H7 Populations in Beef 

    Laidler, Skye; Shebs, E. L.; Giotto, F. M.; Lukov, M. J. (5/6/2019)
    Objectives: This research was conducted to evaluate the killing efficiency of the Mello-Shebs (MS) O157:H7 bacteriophage against three strains of STEC O157:H7 in vitro and on beef surface under aerobic conditions. Materials ...
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    Effects of Various Antibiotics on Biological Fouling in a Membrane Bioreactor 

    George, Terin; Satterfield, Derrick J. (5/6/2019)
    Forward osmosis (FO) has recently been demonstrated as a favorable choice for wastewater treatment in comparison to reverse osmosis because of its improved energy efficiency and subsequent economic advantages. One of the ...
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    ELISA for Detection of Rhizopus oryzae Fucomannan 

    Bloomquist, Savanah; Burnham-Marusich, Amanda R. (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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    Genotyping of CRISPR-Edited Mice and Axonal Localization Patterns of Calmodulin 1 3’UTR Isoforms 

    Andrada, Kayla; Bae, Bongmin (5/6/2019)
    Calmodulin (CaM) is a key calcium-signal transducer in multiple cell types and is known to influence neuron differentiation, development, and maturation. Calmodulin 1 (Calm1) is one of many genes that encode for the CaM ...
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    Hierarchical Task Learning Through Human Demonstration 

    Boyd, Taylor; Zagainova, Maiya; Blankenburg, Janelle; Nicolescu, Monica N. (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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    How Diet Affects the Production and Immunological Properties of Snail Slime 

    Shih , Ryan (5/6/2019)
    Snail slime is a key aspect of the snail innate immune system because it has anti-microbial properties. The ability for a snail to produce high volumes of chemically complex slime plays an integral role in fighting off ...
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    Human-Robot Collaboration 

    Talavera, Gabrielle (5/6/2019)
    Robotic systems typically follow a rigid approach to task execution, in which they perform the necessary steps in a specific order, but fail when having to cope with unexpected situations. To address this issue we propose ...
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    Identifying housekeeping gene promoters in deer tick, Ixodes scapularis 

    Chana, Randeep; Cruz, Omar G.; Pham, Michael; Harrell, Robert; Gulia-Nuss, Monika (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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    Identifying housekeeping gene promoters in deer tick, Ixodes scapularis 

    Chana, Randeep; 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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    Impact of Twitter on Political Views 

    Robinson, Mackenzie (5/6/2019)
    In our contemporary time, social media provides a venue for an extension of our society and human experiences. As such, social media is conducive to political practices, including the mere dissemination of political discourse ...