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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, ...
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    Low Bandwidth Geometric Point Cloud Approximations for Subterranean Environments 

    Bugatto, Anthony; Mascarich, Frank; Khattak, Shehryar M. K.; Feil-Seifer, David J. (2019)
    Aerial robots are becoming increasingly important for exploration and mapping of unknown, subterranean environments for scenarios where human labor is unsafe or costly such as mining and underground warfare. In order to ...
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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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    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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    Nevada Volunteers and Service Enterprise Certification 

    Drymalski, Noah (5/6/2019)
    This research analyses the benefits and drawbacks associated with the Service Enterprise (SE) training administered by Nevada Volunteers, the Governor's commission that manages volunteer programs in the state. Nevada ...
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    Opportunity and Estrangement in Born-Translated Literature: An Analysis of Yiyun Li's Language and Self-Translation. 

    Wang, Lynn (5/6/2019)
    My thesis traces World Literature from Goethe's coining of the phrase to contemporary discussions of World Literature. Whereas Goethe's idea of Weltliteratur is situated in the distinction between different national ...
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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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    Predict pedestrians' trajectories by estimating their motion planners 

    Duong, Eric; Poston, Jamie E. (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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    Prevalence of Mental Illness Among Latino Youth 

    Suarez, Kassandra; Avina, Gabriela; Cruz, Maria C. C.; 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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    Road Networks as Catalysts for Plant Invasion of Burned Landscapes 

    Wesely, Natasha; Dilts, Thomas E.; Knight, Anna C. (5/6/2019)
    Invasive species pose one of the greatest threats to ecological integrity and economic viability in dryland ecosystems, including Nevada's Great Basin. The positive feedback between invasive annual plants and wildfire ...
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    Self-Organizing Mesh Networks of Search & Rescue Drone Swarms 

    Ruetten, Laik; Feil-Seifer, David J.; 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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    SLIT-2 conditional knock-out in parvalbumin-expressing interneurons lead to anxiety deficits 

    Lin, Zhibang; Feng, Ting (5/6/2019)
    Parvalbumin-expressing (PV) interneurons innervate a large amount of neighboring pyramidal neurons and establish perisomatic inhibition of pyramidal neurons. The lack of perisomatic inhibition is one of the factors for ...
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    Stereological Assessment of Purkinje Cell Densities in Autism 

    McIntire, Pearson; Otto, Stephanie R.; Manierka, Marena S.; Hutsler, Jeffrey J. (5/6/2019)
    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is heterogeneous neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impairments in social interaction, communication, and is often accompanied by repetitive or stereotyped behaviors. The cerebellum ...