Quest: Creating A Biotechnology Workforce Pipeline, 2014 Thomas Jefferson University
Quest: Creating A Biotechnology Workforce Pipeline, Lynette Hazleton Mph
Population Health Matters (Formerly Health Policy Newsletter)
No abstract provided.
Self-Assembled Gold Nanoplexes For Cancer-Targeted Sirna Delivery, 2014 The University of Southern Mississippi
Self-Assembled Gold Nanoplexes For Cancer-Targeted Sirna Delivery, Yongliang Shi
Through layer-by-layer method, the authors have constructed three Au nanoplexes: AuPEI/RNA/PEI, AuPEI/RNA/PEI-mPEG, and AuPEI/NA/PEI-PEG-FA. All the nanoplexes are characterized by UV-vis spectrometry, DLS, and zeta potential. The surface density of the first layer PEI and second layer RNA were also determined. Moreover, the Au nanoplexes can protect siRNA from RNase degradation and are stable in cell culture medium.
siGLuc-ppp, ssRNA80, and siF17 were delivered by the assembled Au nanoplexes, and the results were analyzed by GLuc assay, TB assay, and Luciferase assay. In terms of RNA delivery, the Au nanoplexes AuPEI/RNA/PEI ...
Experimental Demonstration Of Bindingless Signal Delivery In Human Cells Via Microfluidics, Fang-Tzu Chuang
The cellular signal transduction is commonly believed to rely on the direct “contact” or “binding” of the participating molecule reaction that depends positively on the corresponding molecule concentrations. In living systems, however, it is somewhat difficult to precisely match the corresponding rapid “binding,” depending on the probability of molecular collision, existing in the cellular receptor-ligand interactions. Thus, a question arises that if there is another mechanism (i.e., bindingless) that could promote this signal communication. According to this hypothesis, we report a cellular model based on the examination of intracellular calcium concentration to explore whether the unidentified signal delivery in ...
Affluent Populations And Their Effect On Biological Diversity Through The Consumption Of Meat, Electronics, And Motor Vehicles, Melody Flores
Honors College Theses
The human has caused a far greater impact on the planet's biodiversity than any other species in existence, due to the impact of population, afflluence, and technology. This thesis will argue the importance of biological diversity and how affluent populations are reducing biodiversity through the consumption of meat, electronics, and motor vehicles. Aldo Leopold's "The Land Ethic" and Herman Daly's "The Impossibility Theorem", among others, create a rubric evaluating human activities and provide alternative views on economic impossibilities. Consumption is reviewed from an ecocentric perspective, a holistic outlook placing emphasis on the ecosystem. The reader will become ...
Tattletales And T-Bow Update 20140602mon, 2014 The University of Texas
Tattletales And T-Bow Update 20140602mon, George Mcnamara
Tattletales and T-Bow Update 20140602Mon
Please see also http://works.bepress.com/gmcnamara/26
Tattletales: multiplex fluorescent protein biosensors by spatial localization with TALE-FPs, Cas9-FPs, ZF-FPs, LacI-FPs, TetR-FPs, etc.
T-Bow: Rainbow T-cells and Tumor cells (and ES cells, iPS cells, other cells and organisms). You can think of this as "Brainbow meets TALENs/Cas9/ZFNs/other DNA sequence specific binding proteins".
If not familiar with Brainbow, see
If not familiar with TALENs, Cas9, etc, see
Big idea: localizing fluorescent proteins - and/or Nano-Lanterns ...
Developent Of A Phospholipid Encapsulation Process For Quantum Dots To Be Used In Biologic Applications, 2014 California Polytechnic State University
Developent Of A Phospholipid Encapsulation Process For Quantum Dots To Be Used In Biologic Applications, Logan Grimes
Master's Theses and Project Reports
The American Cancer Society predicts that 1,665,540 people will be diagnosed with cancer, and 585,720 people will die from cancer in 2014. One of the most common types of cancer in the United States is skin cancer. Melanoma alone is predicted to account for 10,000 of the cancer related deaths in 2014. As a highly mobile and aggressive form of cancer, melanoma is difficult to fight once it has metastasized through the body. Early detection in such varieties of cancer is critical in improving survival rates in afflicted patients. Present methods of detection rely on visual ...
Water Water Everywhere: Analyzing Long Island's Water Issues And Finding Solutions For A Sustainable Future, Anthony T. Becker
2014 Student Theses
Over three million people call Long Island their home. With access to beautiful landscapes, world-renowned beaches, and proximity to New York City, it is no wonder that so many proudly call this geographic stretch of glacial till their home. However, throughout the years our actions do not necessarily reflect this affection we have to our home. Years of sprawl and human infestation across the island have resulted in widespread environmental degradation. Specifically, the water we drink and the beaches we enjoy have become endangered. I plan on studying the urban ecology of how intensified population growth led to the eutrophication ...
Evaluation Of Novel Multi-Dimensional Tissue Culturing Methods Using Autonomously Bioluminescent Human Cell Lines, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Evaluation Of Novel Multi-Dimensional Tissue Culturing Methods Using Autonomously Bioluminescent Human Cell Lines, James Dean Webb
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
No abstract provided.
Characterization Of Jumonji-Domain Containing Proteins In Arabidopsis Thaliana, 2014 Syracuse University
Characterization Of Jumonji-Domain Containing Proteins In Arabidopsis Thaliana, Jennifer Lawson
Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects
Jumonji-C (JmjC) domain containing proteins have been shown to play a critical role in regulating gene expression by regulating chromatin remodeling in a variety of organisms. In Arabidopsis, JmjC protein family consists of 21 members, some of which have been shown to be involved in regulating histone demethylation. Most of these proteins have been characterized for their role in regulating plant development, especially for their role in regulating flowering time. Here we report characterization of three JmjC domain containing proteins - JUMONJI1, JUMONJI2, and JUMONJI27 and show that they play a critical role in regulating both pathogen defense and flowering time ...
Effects Of Continuous Combined Oral Contraceptives On Mouse Mammary Gland Structure And Tm2h Mammary Tumor Progression, 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York
Effects Of Continuous Combined Oral Contraceptives On Mouse Mammary Gland Structure And Tm2h Mammary Tumor Progression, Evelyn Esteves-Natal
2014 Master's Level Graduate Research Conference
Cyclic oral contraceptive (OC) use has been associated with increased risk of breast cancer, particularly in African American women, current OC users, and women who begin use early in life. In contrast, the effect of continuous (extended) OC on breast cancer risk is unknown. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that continuous and cyclic OC differ in their effects on mammary gland structure and susceptibility to tumor growth. Starting at day 50 of age, BALB/C mice were fed liquid diets +/- human equivalent doses of ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel. After 28 days, 10 mice per group ...
Genetic Engineering Of Yeast-Based Bioluminescent Reporters For Testing The Effect Of Human Estrogen Receptor Alpha Mutations On Its Transcriptional Activity, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Genetic Engineering Of Yeast-Based Bioluminescent Reporters For Testing The Effect Of Human Estrogen Receptor Alpha Mutations On Its Transcriptional Activity, Peter Bowen Hjorth
EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement
Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA)
The Role Of Sirtuin 1 And Ceramide In T10C12 Conjugated Linoleic Acid Induced Delipidation In 3t3-L1 Adipocytes, 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
The Role Of Sirtuin 1 And Ceramide In T10C12 Conjugated Linoleic Acid Induced Delipidation In 3t3-L1 Adipocytes, Wei Wang
Theses and Dissertations in Animal Science
Project 1: Trans-10, cis-12 conjugated linoleic acid (t10c12 CLA) reduces triglyceride (TG) levels in adipocytes through multiple pathways, with AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) generally facilitating, and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) generally opposing these reductions. Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1), a histone/protein deacetylase that affects energy homeostasis, often functions coordinately with AMPK, and is capable of binding to PPARγ, thereby inhibiting its activity. This study investigated the role of SIRT1 in the response of 3T3-L1 adipocytes to t10c12 CLA by testing the following hypotheses: 1) SIRT1 is functionally required for robust TG reduction ...
Issue Brief: Asset Management For Stormwater, 2014 University of Southern Maine
Issue Brief: Asset Management For Stormwater, New England Environmental Finance Center, Sustainable Communities Learning Network
Sustainable Communities Capacity Building
Asset management is a strategic approach to maintaining and sustaining infrastructure in order to meet the needs of the community at the lowest overall life cycle cost. This approach helps communities know how and where to prioritize limited funds in order to achieve the greatest benefit. Often applied to drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, this method is well suited to managing any assets, including stormwater systems.
This issue brief is intended to introduce local governments to the asset management process and to show how it can be applied in managing stormwater assets. It was adapted from an appendix written by ...
Biodynamic Imaging And High-Content Analysis, 2014 SelectedWorks
Biodynamic Imaging And High-Content Analysis, David D. Nolte
David D Nolte
The existence of phenotypic differences in the drug responses of 3D tissue relative to 2D cell culture is a concern in high-content drug screening. Biodynamic imaging is an emerging technology that probes 3D tissue using short-coherence dynamic light scattering to measure the intracellular motions inside tissues in their natural microenvironments. The information content of biodynamic imaging is displayed through tissue dynamics spectroscopy (TDS) but has not previously been correlated against morphological image analysis of 2D cell culture. In this article, a set of mitochondria-affecting compounds (FCCP, valinomycin, nicardipine, ionomycin) and Raf kinase inhibitors (PLX4032, PLX4720, GDC, and sorafenib) are applied ...
General Mills Turns To 'Raja Of The Country Of World Peace' To Certify Its Costlier, Non-Gmo Cheerios, 2014 University of Oklahoma College of Law
General Mills Turns To 'Raja Of The Country Of World Peace' To Certify Its Costlier, Non-Gmo Cheerios, Drew L. Kershen
Drew L. Kershen
No abstract provided.
Using Progesterone As An Indicator Of Ovarian Response To Stimulation In Cattle, 2014 California Polytechnic State University
Using Progesterone As An Indicator Of Ovarian Response To Stimulation In Cattle, Kayla Mariah Kauffman
No abstract provided.
Zyflamend, A Polyherbal Mixture, Down Regulates Class I And Class Ii Histone Deacetylases And Increases P21 Levels In Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer Cells, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Zyflamend, A Polyherbal Mixture, Down Regulates Class I And Class Ii Histone Deacetylases And Increases P21 Levels In Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer Cells, E-Chu Huang, Yi Zhao, Guoxun Chen, Seung Joon Baek, Michael F. Mcentee, Steven Minkin, John P. Biggerstaff, Jay Whelan
Nutrition Publications and Other Works
Zyflamend, a mixture containing extracts of ten herbs, has shown promise in a variety of preclinical cancer models, including prostate cancer. The current experiments were designed to investigate the effects of Zyflamend on the expression of class I and II histone deacetylases, a family of enzymes known to be over expressed in a variety of cancers.
CWR22Rv1 cells, a castrate-resistant prostate cancer cell line, were treated with Zyflamend and the expression of class I and II histone deacetylases, along with their downstream target the tumor suppressor gene p21, was investigated. Involvement of p21 was confirmed with siRNA knockdown ...
Arizona Clinical Research Workforce Survey, 2014 Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Arizona Clinical Research Workforce Survey, Cris E. Wells, Julie A. Robbins, Gaye Luna
Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development
Objective: We characterize the current clinical research workforce in Arizona with the goal of identifying possible educational training gaps for the future workforce. Background: The science community, government entities, educational institutions, and community programs continue to advocate for additional funding and resources to educate the bioscience workforce, of which clinical research is a part. However, there is little evidence that additional training and/or education is needed within the clinical research profession. Method: We utilized an electronic survey tool that was designed to solicit workforce data from clinical research professionals actively working or seeking employment in the field of clinical ...
Time Series Data For 3b Image Processing, 2014 The University of Texas
Time Series Data For 3b Image Processing, George Mcnamara
Time series data for 3B image processing
Four time series data sets of Stellaris single molecules RNA FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization). All four datasets are 301 imaqe planes. FISH probes are to TOP1 mRNA (Topoisomerase I)in Saos osterosarcoma cells.
One dataset is 10 millisecond exposures (very dim), acquired in Streaming acquisition mode (no hardware overhead).
The other three datasets are a three consecutive planes of the same XY field of view.
I have included image processing results for:
PiMP - a fast method developed by Sebastian Munck et al 2012, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=22357945 ...
Understanding The Chemical Gymnastics Of Enzyme-Catalyzed 1’-1 And 1’-3 Triterpene Linkages, 2014 University of Kentucky
Understanding The Chemical Gymnastics Of Enzyme-Catalyzed 1’-1 And 1’-3 Triterpene Linkages, Stephen A. Bell
Theses and Dissertations--Plant and Soil Sciences
Squalene synthase (SS) is an essential enzyme in eukaryotic systems responsible for an important branch point in isoprenoid metabolism that leads to sterol formation. The mechanistic complexity of SS has made it a difficult enzyme to study. The green alga Botryococcus braunii race B possesses several squalene synthase-like (SSL) enzymes that afford a unique opportunity to study the complex mechanism of triterpene biosynthesis. SSL-1 catalyzes presqualene diphosphate (PSPP) formation, which can either be converted to squalene by SSL-2 or botryococcene by SSL-3. A rationally designed mutant study of B. braunii squalene synthase (BbSS) and SSL-3 was conducted to understand structure-function ...