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Mechanisms Of Apoptosis In Crustacea : What Conditions Induce Versus Suppress Cell Death?, Michael Menze, Grady Fortner, Suman Nag, Steven Hand 2010 University of Louisville

Mechanisms Of Apoptosis In Crustacea : What Conditions Induce Versus Suppress Cell Death?, Michael Menze, Grady Fortner, Suman Nag, Steven Hand

Faculty Scholarship

Arthropoda is the largest of all animal phyla and includes about 90% of extant species. Our knowledge about regulation of apoptosis in this phylum is largely based on findings for the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Recent work with crustaceans shows that apoptotic proteins, and presumably mechanisms of cell death regulation, are more diverse in arthropods than appreciated based solely on the excellent work with fruit flies. Crustacean homologs exist for many major proteins in the apoptotic networks of mammals and D. melanogaster, but integration of these proteins into the physiology and pathophysiology of crustaceans is far from complete. Whether apoptosis ...


A Spatially Explicit Model To Predict Radiocesium Body Burdens In White-Tailed Deer On The Department Of Energy's Savannah River Site, Christopher W. Bobryk 2010 Eastern Illinois University

A Spatially Explicit Model To Predict Radiocesium Body Burdens In White-Tailed Deer On The Department Of Energy's Savannah River Site, Christopher W. Bobryk

Masters Theses

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Prey Preference As A Function Of Feeding Experience And Prey Type In Neonate Gartersnakes (Colubridae: Thamnophis), Kathryn B. Hale 2010 Eastern Illinois University

Prey Preference As A Function Of Feeding Experience And Prey Type In Neonate Gartersnakes (Colubridae: Thamnophis), Kathryn B. Hale

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


A Model Cost Analysis Comparing Solar, Wind And Geothermal Energies, Including Alternatives To Changing Energy Sources, Using Texas Households And Weather, Kimberly Speed 2010 Eastern Illinois University

A Model Cost Analysis Comparing Solar, Wind And Geothermal Energies, Including Alternatives To Changing Energy Sources, Using Texas Households And Weather, Kimberly Speed

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Seasonality Of Parasites In Illinois House Sparrows (Passer Domesticus): Effect Of Stress On Infection Parameters, Tiffany C.M. Gibson 2010 Eastern Illinois University

The Seasonality Of Parasites In Illinois House Sparrows (Passer Domesticus): Effect Of Stress On Infection Parameters, Tiffany C.M. Gibson

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Does Evolutionary Exposure Mediate Allelopathic Effects?, Nikki Leigh Pisula 2010 Eastern Illinois University

Does Evolutionary Exposure Mediate Allelopathic Effects?, Nikki Leigh Pisula

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


High Crimes, Not Misdemeanors: Deterring The Production Of Unsafe Food, Rena I. Steinzor 2010 University of Maryland School of Law

High Crimes, Not Misdemeanors: Deterring The Production Of Unsafe Food, Rena I. Steinzor

Faculty Scholarship

In the fall of 2008, Minnesota public health officials became alarmed by an unusually high number of illnesses and deaths caused by salmonella poisoning. Federal and state regulators and the news media eventually traced the outbreak back to products supplied by the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). Employees shipped batches that tested positive for salmonella from a plant with a leaking roof, mold growing on ceilings and walls, rodent infestation, filthy processing receptacles, and feathers and feces in the air filtration system. Under an agreement with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Georgia state inspectors visited the PCA plant nine ...


Severe Multidirectional Instability Of The Gleno-Humeral Joint, L. J. Ziaks, T. Freeman, K. A. Wise, Suanne Maurer-Starks 2010 Bridgewater State University

Severe Multidirectional Instability Of The Gleno-Humeral Joint, L. J. Ziaks, T. Freeman, K. A. Wise, Suanne Maurer-Starks

Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies Faculty Publications

The article presents a case study of a 22 year-old female college athlete with multidirectional instability (MDI) of the glen-humeral (GH) joint. The athlete participated in overhead sports activities such as softball, basketball and swimming, and her presenting symptoms included decreased function, crepitus and spontaneous subluxation. Clinical management and range of motion (ROM) measurement are also discussed.


Goplana Dioscoreae-Alatae Nom. Nov And Other Uredinales On Dioscoreaceae: Nomenclature And Taxonomy, Jose R. Hernandez, Erica T. Cline 2010 USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Goplana Dioscoreae-Alatae Nom. Nov And Other Uredinales On Dioscoreaceae: Nomenclature And Taxonomy, Jose R. Hernandez, Erica T. Cline

SIAS Faculty Publications

Among the sixteen species of rust fungi described on Dioscoreaceae, three require replacement names. This paper re-describes and proposes Goplana dioscoreae-alatae as a replacement name for Goplana dioscoreae Cummins, nom. illegit. We also propose Uredo dioscoreae-doryphorae as a replacement name for Uredo spinulosa Y. Ono, nom. illegit.; and Aecidium tumbayensis as a replacement name for Aecidium dioscoreae J.C. Lindq., nom. illegit. We discuss nomenclatural controversies surrounding these taxa.


Molecular Tools For Understanding The Population Genetic Effects Of Habitat Restoration On Butterflies, Joseph R. Marquardt 2010 Western Kentucky University

Molecular Tools For Understanding The Population Genetic Effects Of Habitat Restoration On Butterflies, Joseph R. Marquardt

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Incorporation Of Europium (Iii) Coordination Compounds Into Silica Microspheres, Johnathan Nathanael Brantly 2010 Western Kentucky University

Incorporation Of Europium (Iii) Coordination Compounds Into Silica Microspheres, Johnathan Nathanael Brantly

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The unique optical properties of silica microspheres and lanthanoid elements present the opportunity to adapt silica microspheres containing rare earth elements for novel optical applications. The research demonstrates the first example of incorporating insoluble lanthanoid coordination compounds into silica microspheres. The work explored the controlled synthesis of silica microspheres and the reaction conditions under which lanthanoid complexes can be incorporated into the microspheres. The environment of the coordinated lanthanoid ions before and after incorporation into silica microspheres was probed using spectroflurophotometry. The surface morphology of silica microspheres was characterized using atomic force microscopy (AFM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The ...


Trophic Implications Of Light Reductions For Amphibolis Griffithii Seagrass Fauna, Adam Gartner 2010 Edith Cowan University

Trophic Implications Of Light Reductions For Amphibolis Griffithii Seagrass Fauna, Adam Gartner

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

The ongoing threat of seagrass loss from reduced light availability, coupled with our lack of knowledge of associated trophic responses has motivated this characterization of the flow-on effects of light reductions to Amphibolis griffithii seagrass fauna. Recently, field manipulations of varying light reductions, induced disturbances in a A. griffithii seagrass meadow that have been shown to effect potential food resources and the structural complexity of seagrass habitats for macroinvertebrates. This offered the opportunity to assess the flow-on effects to seagrass for fauna, a topic that has seldom been examined. This study investigated the effects of different light reduction intensity (high ...


Dynamic Stabilization During The Landing Phase Of Plyometric Exercises, Erich Petushek, Luke Garceau, Tyler VanderZanden, Brad Wurm, Christina Feldmann, William Ebben 2010 Northern Michigan University

Dynamic Stabilization During The Landing Phase Of Plyometric Exercises, Erich Petushek, Luke Garceau, Tyler Vanderzanden, Brad Wurm, Christina Feldmann, William Ebben

Exercise Science Faculty Research and Publications

This study examined the differences in and the reliability of time to stabilization (TTS) of several plyometric exercises. Twenty six men performed a variety of plyometric exercises representing a continuum of intensities of landing instability, including line hops, cone hops, squat jumps, tuck jumps, countermovement jumps, dumbbell countermovement jumps, and single leg countermovement jumps on a force platform. A repeated measures ANOVA with Bonferroni post hoc corrections was used to evaluate the differences in TTS between plyometric exercises. Practitioners who use plyometrics to train dynamic stability and balance should create programs that progress the intensity of the exercises based on ...


Chapter 27 – Studying Plus-End Tracking At Single Molecule Resolution Using Tirf Microscopy, Ram Dixit, Jennifer L. Ross 2010 Washington University in St Louis

Chapter 27 – Studying Plus-End Tracking At Single Molecule Resolution Using Tirf Microscopy, Ram Dixit, Jennifer L. Ross

Biology Faculty Publications & Presentations

The highly dynamic microtubule plus-ends are key sites of regulation that impact the organization and function of the microtubule cytoskeleton. Much of this regulation is performed by the microtubule plus-end tracking (+TIP) family of proteins. +TIPs are a structurally diverse group of proteins that bind to and track with growing microtubule plus-ends in cells. +TIPs regulate microtubule dynamics as well as mediate interactions between microtubule tips and other cellular structures. Most +TIPs can directly bind to microtubules in vitro; however, the mechanisms for their plus-end specificity are not fully understood. Cellular studies of +TIP activity are complicated by the fact ...


The Effect Of Concurrent Activation Potentiation On The Knee Extensor And Flexor Performance Of Men And Women, Luke Garceau, Erich Petushek, McKenzie Fauth, William Ebben 2010 Marquette University

The Effect Of Concurrent Activation Potentiation On The Knee Extensor And Flexor Performance Of Men And Women, Luke Garceau, Erich Petushek, Mckenzie Fauth, William Ebben

Exercise Science Faculty Research and Publications

This study evaluated the effect of remote voluntary contractions (RVC) during isometric and isokinetic knee flexion and extension tests and evaluated gender differences therein. Subject peak torque, rate of torque development, and power were assessed with a dynamometer in RVC and no RVC’s conditions. A two way mixed ANOVA with repeated measures for condition was used to evaluate the interaction between conditions and gender, and to assess the main effects. Main effects were evaluated with a paired samples t-test. Results revealed a significant interaction between all but one test condition and gender as well as significant main effects for ...


Kinetic Quantification Of Plyometric Take Off, Flight, And Landing Characteristics, William Ebben, Tyler VanderZanden, Brad Wurm, Luke Garceau, Christina Feldmann, Erich Petushek 2010 Marquette University

Kinetic Quantification Of Plyometric Take Off, Flight, And Landing Characteristics, William Ebben, Tyler Vanderzanden, Brad Wurm, Luke Garceau, Christina Feldmann, Erich Petushek

Exercise Science Faculty Research and Publications

This study assessed the kinetic characteristics of a variety of plyometric exercises and assessed gender differences therein. Twenty-six men and 23 women performed a variety of plyometric exercises including line hops, 15.24 cm cone hops, squat jumps, tuck jumps, countermovement jumps, loaded countermovement jumps equal to 30% of 1 RM squat, depth jumps normalized to the subjects jump height, and single leg jumps. All plyometric exercises were performed on a force platform. Outcome variables associated with the takeoff, airborne, and landing phase of each plyometric were assessed including the peak ground reaction force during takeoff, time to takeoff, jump ...


Antagonist Conditioning Contractions Impair Agonist Functioning, Luke Garceau, Aaron Gray, McKenzie Fauth, Phillip Hanson, Brittni Hsu, Tejin Yoon, Chris Szalkowski, Brittney Lutsch, William Ebben 2010 Marquette University

Antagonist Conditioning Contractions Impair Agonist Functioning, Luke Garceau, Aaron Gray, Mckenzie Fauth, Phillip Hanson, Brittni Hsu, Tejin Yoon, Chris Szalkowski, Brittney Lutsch, William Ebben

Exercise Science Faculty Research and Publications

This study assessed the effect of antagonist conditioning contractions (ACC) on the subsequent force and electromyography of an agonist. Twelve subjects performed isokinetic elbow flexion on a dynamometer in 4 test conditions including a baseline condition without, and 1, 3 and 6 seconds after, isometric triceps extension. Average peak torque (T), peak torque/body weight (T:BW), average power (P), and rate of torque development (RTD) were assessed. Electromyographic data were obtained from elbow extensors and flexors. A repeated measures ANOVA with post hoc analysis demonstrated that T, T:BW, P, and RTD were higher in the baseline, compared to ...


The Effects Of A Widespread, Showy Invasive Plant (Rubus Armeniacus) On Pollinator Visitation Rates, Pollen Deposition, And Seed Set In A Rare Native Wildflower (Sidalcea Hendersonii), Natasha S. Johnson 2010 Western Washington University

The Effects Of A Widespread, Showy Invasive Plant (Rubus Armeniacus) On Pollinator Visitation Rates, Pollen Deposition, And Seed Set In A Rare Native Wildflower (Sidalcea Hendersonii), Natasha S. Johnson

WWU Masters Thesis Collection

The relentless spread of invasive plant species has illuminated their capacity for disrupting essential ecosystem services, including the pollination of native flowers. Invaders that are particularly showy, resource-laden and widespread appear to be the most likely to create pollinator competition. Native plants that are most likely to be impacted by the encroachment of such invaders are those that are sensitive to disturbance, locally rare and obligate-outcrossers. This study examined the effects of a widespread showy invader of the Pacific Northwest, Rubus armeniacus, on an imperiled endemic wildflower, Sidalcea hendersonii. These species are sympatric, have overlapping flowering phenologies and provide pollinators ...


Effects Of Inspiratory Muscle Training On Heart Rate Variability, Anuja Choudhari 2010 Western Washington University

Effects Of Inspiratory Muscle Training On Heart Rate Variability, Anuja Choudhari

WWU Masters Thesis Collection

The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the effect of six weeks of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on heart rate variability (HRV) in young and older adults. Twelve young (age 22.25 + 2.13 years) and 14 older adults (age 72.5 + 6.44 years) participated in the study. The training protocol included using IMT device set at a resistance equivalent to 80% of maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP), five days per week. HRV data were obtained by electrocardiogram prior to and following six weeks of IMT, along with pulmonary function measures (vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in one second ...


Unstandard Standardization: The Case Of Biology, Arti K. Rai 2010 Duke Law School

Unstandard Standardization: The Case Of Biology, Arti K. Rai

Faculty Scholarship

How applicable are the approaches adopted by information and communication technology standards-setting organizations to biological standards? Most engineering-based industries construct products from standard, well understood components. By contrast, despite the early attachment of the moniker “genetic engineering” to biotechnology, standardization in the biological sciences has been relatively rare.


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