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May 2016 Issue

Molecular Origins of the Ultra-Low Friction Exhibited by Biocompatible Zwitterionic Polymer Brushes

A characterization of pMPC based on a simulation to gain insight into the mechanism behind the hydration lubrication mechanism.

Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 in May 2016, , , , ,

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Characterization of the Downstream Effects of Apical Mistrafficking of Epiregulin and Potential for Transformation in Polarized Epithelial Cells

Loss of epithelial polarity and mistrafficking of Epiregulin may be a driving force for cancer in polarized epithelial cells.

Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 in May 2016, , , , ,

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Classification of Infant Cries Using Acoustic Features

Identifying an acoustic feature combination that can accurately differentiate between infant cries.

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Determining the Turning Wing Kinematics of a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

The turning wing kinematics of a ruby-throated hummingbird are determined by use of a blade element model.

Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 in May 2016, , ,

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Improving Patterned Nanoporous Gold as an Effective Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering Template

An imprinted nanoporous gold substrate was optimized to create a low power Raman biological and chemical sensor.

Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 in May 2016,

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Measuring the degradation of robot components caused by gamma radiation.

Individual component radiation testing is an effective way to gather data for the development of modeling software to predict a system's radiation response.

Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Friday, June 3rd, 2016 in May 2016, , ,

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Obesity Contributes to an Accumulation of Ly6chigh Pro-inflammatory Monocytes in the Spleen and White Adipose Tissue

The purpose of this experiment was to see whether or not obesity correlated with an increase in pro-inflammatory monocytes

Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Friday, June 3rd, 2016 in May 2016, , , ,

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Assessment of Hedgehog/GLI2 signaling inhibitors within metastatic breast cancers

Hedgehog pathway inhibitors were established as potential remediation treatments for tumor-induced bone disease. Additionally, hypotheses concerning inhibition methods were established for future investigation.

Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Friday, June 3rd, 2016 in May 2016, , , ,

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Effects of Variable Host Plant Toxins on Aphis nerii Performance

This study investigated the performance effects of plant secondary metabolites on insect performance, and the molecular mechanisms insects use to overcome these toxins.

Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Friday, June 3rd, 2016 in May 2016, , , ,

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Regulation of Pro-Inflammatory Phenotypes by Carcinogenic and Non-Carcinogenic Helicobacter pylori strains

In order to quantify H. pylori virulence, the concentration of IL-8 secreted by AGS gastric epithelial cells co-culture with H. pylori strains, isolated from patients with gastritis or gastric adenocarcinoma was measured and compared.

Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 in May 2016, , , ,

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