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May 2015 Issue

Analyzing the Role of RIF1 in DNA Double-Strand Break Repair

This work uncovers that the function of RIF1 in DNA Double-Strand Break repair is likely mediated through the Single-Strand Annealing form of Homology-Directed Repair

Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Friday, May 1st, 2015 in May 2015, ,

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A Hybrid Photometric and Spectral Algorithm for Efficient Detection of Gravitationally Lensed Quasars

A novel method was developed to identify gravitationally lensed quasars, consisting of a morphological algorithm directed at finding wide-separation lens candidates and a point spread function (PSF)-difference-based algorithm aimed at identifying close-separation lens candidates.

Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Friday, May 1st, 2015 in May 2015, , , , ,

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Investigating the Lymphotoxic Activity of an Ancient Fungal Pathogen of Amphibians

This research looked at how Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a fungal pathogen that infects amphibians, is able to suppress immune function.

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Carbon and Oxygen Isotope Analysis to Document Childhood Diet and Local vs. Non-Local Status among African Slave Burials from the Grassmere Plantation, Nashville, Tennessee

Carbon and oxygen isotope analyses of human teeth from a captive slave population from the Grassmere Plantation in Nashville, Tennessee.

Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 in May 2015, , , ,

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Development of a Two-Photon Lithography System

Development of a Two-Photon Lithography System

Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 in May 2015, ,

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Experimental Validation of an Ion Simulation Model for Traveling Wave Ion Mobility Spectrometry

Experimental validation of theoretical results from a previously proposed traveling wave ion mobility model.

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Evaluation of Bigby Cannon Limestone’s Contributions to Pedogenesis Using Element Mass Flux Calculations

Bigby Cannon Limestone was analyzed to see if it contributes to soil development in Middle Tennessee.

Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 in May 2015, , ,

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Investigation of the Structure-Activity Relationship of a Dopamine Receptor 4 Antagonist to Treat Cocaine Addiction

This study demonstrates the successful synthesis of drug candidates for potential use as PET tracers and in vivo tool compounds to study and potentially treat cocaine addiction.

Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 in May 2015, , , ,

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Cell Shape Changes During Drosophila Germ Band Retraction: To-wards Model Validation by Experimental Comparison

This project seeks to experimentally validate simulated predictions of forces in a Drosophila embryo during germ band retraction.

Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 in May 2015, , , , ,

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The Effect of Trastuzumab, Paclitaxel, and XL147 Treatment on Aerobic Glycolysis in Breast Cancer Cells

This study evaluated the impact of select cancer treatments on the metabolic glucose consumption and lactate production of breast cancer cells.

Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 in May 2015, , , ,

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