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Dissertations from 2015

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Toward Better Knowledge: A Social Epistemology of Pragmatic Nonviolence, Matthew A. Ryg

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Dorsal Cochlear Nucleus Output Neurons in Young and Aged Rats, Tracy Anne Schatteman

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ROMANTIC RECULTIVATING OF SELF AND ENVIRONMENT, David R. Schrappe

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A comparative study of the population dynamics of four Amaranthaceae species, Lauren Michele Schwartz

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Evaluation of Equivalence Relations: Models of Assessment and Best Practice, Dawn Amber Seefeldt

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Sexuality Workplace Issues Among Direct Service Personnel Working With Populations Who Are Intellectually Disabled In Community Integrated Living Arrangements: A Case Study, Anita Sego

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STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL STUDIES OF F-BOX-ONLY PROTEIN FBXO7 AND ITS INTERACTIONS WITH PROTEASOME INHIBITOR PI31, Jinsai Shang

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FUEL SWITCH TO BIOMASS FOR THE CONTINUED USE OF AN OTHERWISE STRANDED COAL FIRED STEAM ELECTRIC ASSET, Thomas L. Shaw

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Convergent validity of two measures of childhood sexual abuse: Russell Sexual Abuse Interview Schedule and the Finkelhor Survey of Childhood Experiences, Tatyana Shchupak

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NMR/MRI SIGNAL ENHANCEMENT BY REVERSIBLE EXCHANGE (SABRE) AND HETEROGENEOUS SABRE (HET-SABRE), Fan Shi

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I, TOO, SING AMERICA: IMMIGRANT PERCEIVED ETHNIC DISCRIMINATION AND (DIS)IDENTIFICATION WITH NATIONAL BRANDS, Ra'id Qustandi Shomali

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QUALITY-OF-LIFE INDICATORS IMPACTING OLDER ADULTS, Julie E. Smirl

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High School Response to Intervention: A Case Study of Incoming Ninth Graders, Ellen Suzanne Smothers

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MACHINE LEARNING ALGORITHM PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION: SOLVING ISSUES OF BIG DATA ANALYSIS, Soroosh Sohangir

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BURNED OUT FROM HEALING THE BROKEN HEARTED: THE EXPERIENCES OF CARDIAC NURSES, Gregory J. Steinsdoerfer

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Capturing Critical Whiteness: Portraits of White Antiracist Professors, Melanie Jane Stivers

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INSTRUCTORS' PERCEPTIONS OF ONLINE INSTRUCTION WITHIN REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS, Gayla M. Stoner

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Nuestro Mundo A Martiano Exploration of the Existential Impact of Climate Change, Alejandro Chester Strong

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DIET, EXERCISE, AND SMARTPHONES - A CONTENT ANALYSIS OF MOBILE HEALTH APPLICATIONS FOR WEIGHT LOSS, Rajvee Subramanian

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ALL-OPTICAL DELTA-SIGMA MODULATOR DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION, MOHAMAD TAFAZOLI MEHRJERDI

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HEMODYNAMICS STUDIES OF THE PREOVULATORY FOLLICLE AND CORPUS LUTEUM IN CATTLE, Saulo De Tarso Gusmão da Silva

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What's My Motivation: The Effect of Motivated Reasoning and Accountability on the Determination of Internal Control Effectiveness, Chanta Thomas

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BECOMING A STUDENT AFFAIRS ADMINISTRATOR: A STUDY OF ANTICIPATORY SOCIALIZATION AND THE DECISION OF AFRICAN AMERICANS TO ENTER THE STUDENT AFFAIRS PROFESSION, Romeshia C. Thomas

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FRAMING RIGHTS-CLAIMS: COLLECTIVE IDENTITY GROUPS IN THE TURKISH PUBLIC SPHERE, Bihter Tomen

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Towards Combined Computational and Experimental Studies on Toxicity of Silver Nanoparticles, Pamela Cabalu Ubaldo

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Transcriptional Regulatory Mechanisms of Ribosomal Protein Genes, Bhawana Uprety

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Uncertainty and Threat Perception: Nationalism as an Informational Index of International Behavior, Tatiana Vargas Maia

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REGULATION OF Fas-MEDIATED APOPTOSIS BY THE Fas ANTI-SENSE NON-CODING RNA "Saf", Olga Villamizar

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STRUCTURAL STUDY OF HUMAN CATENIN ΒETA-LIKE PROTEIN 1 AND DOUBLE RNA PSEUDOKNOTS IN -1 RIBOSOMAL FRAMESHIFTING, Guan Wang

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A Novel Image Retrieval Strategy Based on VPD and Depth with Pre-Processing, Tianyang Wang

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Causes of the decline in the loss of vegetated palustrine wetlands in the U.S. 1955 - 2009, Roger Kent Wiebusch

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The Relationship Of Romantic Attachment To Intimate Partner Violence Victimization And Perpetration: An Examination Of Individual Mediation And Moderation Variables, Chauntel Marie Wiggins

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EFFECTS OF TIME, SEED SOURCE, AND PLANT COMPOSITION ON MACROINVERTEBRATES IN RESTORED PRAIRIE, Ben Wodika

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Conducting Experiments: On the Connections Between Experimental Art Praxes and Performance Studies, Nicole E. Wood

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Identity, Agency, and Emotion: Political Activism Among Anti-War Military Veterans, Maja Virginia Wright-Phillips

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DIS/REORIENTATION OF CHINESE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ RACIAL AND ETHNIC IDENTITIES IN THE U.S.: COMMUNICATING RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE GLOBAL-LOCAL DIALECTIC, Bin Zhang

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INVESTIGATIONS OF OXIDE AND SULFIDE BASED LOW DIMENSIONAL NANO STRUCTURES FOR CONDUCTOMETRIC GAS SENSORS, MEMRISTORS AND PHOTODETECTORS, JIE ZHANG

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MOLECULAR DEFECTS OF MEF2 FAMILY PROTEINS AND NAC PROTEINS THAT BLOCK MYOGENESIS AND PROMOTE TUMORIGENESIS IN RHABDOMYOSARCOMA, Meiling Zhang

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CULTURAL VALIDITY AND SPECIFICITY OF WORK VALUES AMONG ASIAN AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS, Qianhui Zhang

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TBX2 IS INVOLVED IN MYOGENESIS AND ITS DEREGULATION PROMOTES TUMORIGENESIS IN RHABDOMYOSARCOMA, BO ZHU

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THE EFFECTIVENESS OF BUPROPION SR ON DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS IN SMOKERS: SELF-REPORTS, EEG, AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, Jian Zhu

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Synthesis of Highly Ordered Polymer Nanostructures Based on Polyphenylene Vinylenes (PPVs), Xinju Zhu

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Efficient Bandwidth Reservation Strategies for Data Movements on High Performance Networks, Liudong Zuo

Dissertations from 2014

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An Empirical Analysis of Foreign Aid Heterogeneity According to Donors for Pakistan, Suleman Abdiah

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Mechanisms Underlying Chronic Pain, Mruvil Vikas Abooj

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On the Computation of LFSR Characteristic Polynomials for One-Dimensional and Two-Dimensional Test Pattern Generation, Oscar Acevedo

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H - Removable Sequences of Graphs, Dayana Adatorwovor

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UNDERSTADING THE ROLE OF PSEUDOKINASE TRB3 IN CANCER PROGRESSION AND CHEMORESISTANCE DURING METABOLIC STRESS, Djamilatou Adom

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ETHNIC IDENTITY AND FUNDS OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE SCHOLARSHIP OF LATINA FACULTY, Mariela Agrawal

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A Cross-Cultural Study of Socioeconomic Status, Parental involvement, and Students' Mathematics Achievement, Yazan Alghazo

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Dynamic Neural Network-based Adaptive Inverse Optimal Control Design, Ayman Khalid Alhejji

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Renormalization and ∗-product of the Horseshoe maps, Barakah Jaber Almarri

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STATISTICAL MODELS UTILIZING DEPENDENCE BETWEEN VARIABLES, Mohammad M. Al-Talib

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UTILIZING THE THEORY OF PLANNED BEHAVIOR TO UNDERSTAND CONSUMERISM: THE USE OF TWITTER FOR CONSUMERISM BETWEEN SAUDI AND AMERICAN CONSUMERS, Othman M. Althawadi

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THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION AND PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF REVERSED HYSTERESIS DELTA SIGMA MODULATOR DESIGN, Raed Althomali

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ISLAMIC TEACHERS' PERCEPTIONS OF IMPROVING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS IN SAUDI ARABIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, Mesfer Ahmad Alwadai

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QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE PROCEDURE FOR UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS IN LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF WASTEWATER SOLIDS TREATMENT PROCESSES, Isam Alyaseri

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ZAMBIAN PRE-SERVICE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHERS' CHEMICAL REASONING AND ABILITY, Asiana Banda

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MITOCHONDRIAL DNA COPY NUMBER AND AUTOPHAGY IN THE AGING BRAIN AND IN AN ALZHEIMER MOUSE MODEL, Aaron Barnett

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ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL INTEGRATION OF NONTRADITIONAL STUDENTS: THE ROLE OF ACTIVE LEARNING STRATEGIES AND SENSE OF BELONGING IN INTEGRATION AND PERSISTENCE, Deborah R. Barnett

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Reading The Self: Print Technologies, Authorship, and Identity Formation in the Eighteenth Century, Roy Bearden-White

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FORAGING BEHAVIOR OF DUCKS DURING SPRING MIGRATION IN THE WABASH RIVER REGION, ILLINOIS, Adam Christopher Behney

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FEMINIST ORIENTATION AND RIGHT WING AUTHORITARIANISM IN THE PERCEPTION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT ACCUSATIONS, Gargi Bhattacharya

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EDUCATING HUMANIZATION: AN EXAMINATION INTO THE HUMANIZING PEDAGOGIES OF PAULO FREIRE, Jared M. Bishop

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Thermal transport in low dimensional semiconductor nanostructures, Jaime Bohorquez Ballen

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The Role of SOX2 in Colon Cancer Progression, Debasish Boral

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Impacts of climate and land use change on fish species distributions in the central United States, Kristen Leah Bouska

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FISH MEAL AS A POTENTIAL END USE OF INVASIVE ASIAN CARP FROM THE ILLINOIS RIVER, John Cory Bowzer

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The Aesthetic Experience of Video Games: A Pluralistic Approach, Tad Bratkowski

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MISSISSIPPIAN COMMUNITY-MAKING THROUGH EVERYDAY ITEMS AT KINCAID MOUNDS, Tamira Kathleen Brennan

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ON WOMEN AND RUNNING: A FEMINIST RHETORICAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE POLITICAL AND ONTOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS OF CONSCIOUSNESS-RAISING VIA THE SHARING OF WOMEN'S RUNNING STORIES, Janelle Leann Briggs

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A Phenomenology of Incarnate Experience, John Thomas Brittingham

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Addicted to the Addict: Hollywood's Sinuous Relationship With the Drug-Addict in the 1970s, Bryan Brown

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PHOSPHORYLATION OF NF-ΚB RELA/P65 ON SER536 SIGNALS CANCER CELLS TO DEATH AND ENHANCES CHEMOSENSITIVITY, Yiwen Bu

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Characterizing the role of dietary fat in the development and progression of liver dysfunction, James Cain

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Employment Credit Checks: Through the Lens of Organizational Justice and Workplace Discrimination, Sean Michael Cameron

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Predictors of Sexual Orientation Counselor Competency Among Counselors-in-Training in CACREP Accredited Master's-Level Training Programs, Joseph Campbell

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Efficient Scientific Workflow Scheduling in Cloud Environment, Fei Cao

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EFFECTS OF SPEAKER'S ACCENT IN A MULTIMEDIA TUTORIAL ON NON-NATIVE STUDENTS' LEARNING AND ATTITUDES, Lam Vien Cao Ngoc

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PRIVATE ACTS, PUBLIC PROBLEMS: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AS A POLICY CASE STUDY, Emily S. Carroll

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RISKY BUSINESS: HOW REVENUE MEASUREMENT AND RISK DISCLOSURE IMPACT EQUITY INVESTORS' VALUE JUDGMENT OF PRIVATE COMPANIES, Bryan Daniel Cataldi

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Conflict of Interest and Corruption in the States, Brian Curtis Chapman

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A TALE OF TWO METHYLATION MODIFICATIONS IN ARCHAEAL RNAs, Kunal Chatterjee

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Mothering and Anxiety: An Evaluation of the Anxiety Levels of First-time Mothers in Rural Kentucky and Rural Michigan, Llena H. Chavis

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CRYSTAL STRUCTURE ENGINEERING FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE OF EMERGING NANOSCALE DEVICES, Vinay Uday Chimalgi

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Assessing policy and institutional change's influence on alternative agriculture in Zimbabwe since 1980, Plaxedes Chitiyo

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SEED DISPERSAL ROLE AND NUTRITIONAL STUDIES OF TWO SERRASALMID FRUGIVORE AMAZON FISH, BLACK PACU AND RED PACU, Fred William Chu Koo

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ECOLOGY OF THE SWAMP RABBIT AND EASTERN COTTONTAIL IN BOTTOMLAND HARDWOOD FORESTS IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Joanne Crawford

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN UNIVERSITY STUDENT FACEBOOK USAGE AND ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION., Brent Michael Crow

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COMMUNICATING CARE: A CRITICAL COMMUNICATION PEDAGOGY OF CARE IN THE UNIVERSITY CLASSROOM, Molly Cummins

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optical engineer, Nima davoudzadeh mahboub sedigh

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"I AM THE CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP": MOTHER'S EXPERIENCES BALANCING GRADUATE EDUCATION AND FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES, Denise Marie Demers

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Factors Affecting Recogntion of Expriential Learning in Nepal, Dhruba Prasad Dhungel

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EFFECTS OF ACUTE THC ADMINISTRATION ON EXTINCTION OF CONDITIONED FEAR RESPONSES IN HUMANS: A FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF HIGH DENSITY EEG, Herman Augustus Diggs

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Holistic Boolean Twig Pattern Matching for Efficient XML Query Processing, Dabin Ding

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INVESTIGATING PROTEIN - BILAYER COMPLEXES: A STUDY OF LIGAND - RECEPTOR INTERACTIONS AT MODEL MEMBRANE SURFACE BY USING ELECTRONIC ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY AND FLUORESCENCE RESONANCE ENERGY TRANSFER., Navneet Dogra

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Growth, Poverty, and Capital Structure Effects of Financial Development, Ficawoyi Donou-Adonsou

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THE INFLUENCE OF ANGEL INVESTOR CHARACTERISTICS ON VENTURE CAPITALIST DECISION MAKING, Andrew William Drover

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Development of Amine Containing Polymer Modified MALDI Targets for Complex Peptide and Protein Mixture Fractionation Prior to MALDI Mass Spectrometry Analysis, Stephanie Eastwood

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PROSTAGLANDIN E2 PATHWAY AS A TARGET TO PREVENT AND TREAT OVARIAN CANCER IN LAYING HENS, Erfan Eilati