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    • S100 Inhibitors: A New Paradigm for Treating Alzheimer’s Disease 

      Mathai, David 1991- (2011-04-27)
      Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, a neurological condition characterized by cognitive impairment and the inability to perform daily tasks. Neuritic protein aggregates in the brain, known as ...
    • Safety relief valve sizing: comparison of two-phase flow models to empirical data 

      Meiller, Paul Robert (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      The proper sizing of safety relief valves is an important issue in chemical process safety. Many emergency relief scenarios require consideration of two-phase flow conditions. However, two-phase flow involves complex ...
    • Say's Law and modern macroeconomics 

      Van Allen, Laurel Cameron (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      Many economists have debated the interpretation of what is known as "Say's Law of markets"; it has been the subject of controversy for two centuries. Jean Baptiste Say describes Say's Law by noting that the "success of ...
    • Searching for Dark Matter in Particle Physics Experiments 

      Geffert, Paul (2008-05-25)
      Astronomical observations have shown that the amount of visible matter in the universe comprises only a fraction of the total mass of the universe. This extra mass is described as ``dark matter''. In this thesis we ...
    • Seed metabolites alter the development of Aspergillus ssp. 

      Hinze, Lori Lynn (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      Three species of the genus Aspergillus (A.) A. nidulans, A. parasiticus, and A. flavus are currently being observed in our lab to determine the effects of seed metabolites on fungal development. A. nidulans reproduces ...
    • Selective anisotropic growth of zeolite crystals 

      Desai, Tasha April (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      Precise control over particle size and morphology is emerging as a critical issue in the design of nanostructured materials. The explosive growth of nanoparticle synthesis is a good example of this. As material chemists ...
    • Semi-Permeable Microcapsules for Use in Fluorescence-Based Glucose Sensing 

      Joachim, Elizabeth G. (2011-08-08)
      Due to the pain associated with conventional blood sugar monitoring techniques and the rising prevalence of diabetes, the development of noninvasive glucose sensing techniques is desirable. Towards this aim, implantable ...
    • SHAPE Analysis of 5’ Untranslated Region of Mouse Hepatitis Virus 

      Masud, Faryal 1989- (2011-04-18)
      Software called SHAPE finder was used to analyze the secondary structure 5’ UTR of MHV. This study was the first time this software has been used for MHV, and if the previous procedures are followed, we will have high ...
    • Simulating plant motion with levels of detail 

      Flannery, Rebecca Lynn (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      Levels of detail are an effective means of reducing computational power in three-dimensional computer animations. Simpler models are used to represent objects farther away from the camera. Without this simplification, ...
    • Simulation levels of detail for plant motion 

      Beaudoin, Jacob Michael (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      In this paper we describe a method for simulating motion of realistically complex plants interactively. We use a precomputation stage to generate the plant structure, along with a set of simulation levels of detail. The ...
    • SITE DIRECTED MUTAGENESIS OF SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME (SARS) CORONAVIRUS NSP 15 ENDORIBONUCLEASE 

      Baig, Kimberlyn Maravet (2006-08-16)
      ABSTRACT Site Directed Mutagenesis of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Cornavirus Nsp 15 Endoribonuclease (April 2006) K. Maravet Baig Department of Biology Texas A&M University Fellows Advisor: Dr. ...
    • Skin tone of targets, lineup type, and confidence levels in cross-racial identification 

      Williamson, Jessica Lynne (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      The current experiment investigated facial recognition memory for own and other-race faces. Two variations (light-skin and dark-skin) were presented for the Black targets. The purpose of this experiment was to observe ...
    • Skylab: the forgotten missions 

      Johnson, Michael P (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      The Skylab program featured three manned missions to America's first and only space station from May 1973 to February 1974. A total of nine astronauts, including one scientist each mission, flew aboard the orbital workshop. ...
    • Social influence, evolutionary theory, and symmetry 

      Pinkham, Amy Elizabeth (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      Perceptions of attractiveness for symmetrical and asymmetrical stimuli were investigated. Participants were randomly assigned to one of two conditions in which they either discussed the stimuli or engaged in a distraction ...
    • Solving Slavery in Sudan: Solving a Social Problem Through Nation Building 

      Krueger, Brandon (2006-08-16)
      Almost unique in the world, chattel slavery persists in Sudan into the 21st century. The U.N. and various NGOs have provided evidence that slavery exists in modern Sudan and that the government has done little, if anything, ...
    • Somatic complaints in older adults: aging process or symptoms of depression 

      Gentry, Ruth Anne (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      This study examined the efficacy of somatic symptoms on a new measure of depression designed specifically for older adults. Resent research has shown somatic symptoms to be accurate predictors of depression in older adults, ...
    • Sphingosine-1-phosphate inhibits vascular smooth muscle cell migration by activating Gα₁₂ and RhoA 

      Anthis, Nicholas J (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      Angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels, is important in growth, healing, and disease. Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) is a lysophospholipid with potent angiogenic effects. One of these effects is its regulation of ...
    • The stability of enrofloxacin 

      Dodge, Meagan A (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      Enrofloxacin is an antimicrobial drug approved for veterinary use only. Enrofloxacin is administered orally or parentally. Veterinarians may dilute the drug for injection or topical use in a commercial physiological solution. ...
    • Stabilizing the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) by nucleotide derivative binding to promote proper folding 

      Smith, Ryan Craig (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      Seventy percent of people who suffer from cystic fibrosis have a cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene on chromosome 7 that contains a three base-pair deletion of phenylalanine at position 508, in a ...
    • State Reaction to Kelo v. City of New London 

      Smith, Erin Elena (2007-07-20)
      In 2005, the Supreme Court ruled in Kelo v. City of New London that government use of eminent domain laws to promote economic development was allowed under the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Court’s majority ...