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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 ...
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    Improving People Detecting Infrastructures for the Purpose of Modeling Human Behavior 

    Bessho, Tomohide; Feil-Seifer, David J. (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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    Indirect interactions in agricultural milkweed habitat: the effects of root damage on monarch (Danaus plexippus) success 

    Marlar, Audrey; Mundim, Fabiane M. (5/6/2019)
    Monarch butterfly populations are declining independently on both sides of the Rockies, but little research to date has investigated the causes of this decline in the West. Monarch caterpillars sequester some defensive ...
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    Introversion and Workplace Factors in Burnout 

    Turner, Suzanne (5/6/2019)
    Research on personality traits has grown in recent years, particularly looking into extraversion and introversion as it relates to workplace decisions. Most studies find that acting contrary to one's natural personality ...
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    JUSTin Hope Foundation Respite Care 

    Baker, Michelle (5/6/2019)
    The purpose of this study was to look into the factors that inhibit families from receiving respite care from the JUSTin Hope Foundation, a community center that offers an array of services to families with children or ...
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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, ...