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Elucidation of Cognitive Deficits Associated with Doxorubicin Treatment and Ameliorating Effects of Phenyl-2-Amino-Ethyl Selenide (PAESe) 

Alhowail, Ahmad (2017-04-25)
A growing body of evidence suggests that acute and chronic cognitive impairments are a common side-effect of chemotherapy. In fact, chemotherapy induced cognitive deficits or “chemobrain” are known to occur in up to 75% ...

Securing Web Applications: Web Application Flow Whitelisting to Improve Security 

Alabdulrazzaq, Haneen (2017-04-25)
The explosion in the availability of data fueled by mobile devices has pushed security to the forefront. As of 2016, Internet users worldwide are estimated at a staggering 3.47 billion. Such large numbers of users dictate ...

Application of Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) for Lipid-based Nanomedicine Development 

Nie, Ben (2017-04-25)
Secretory phospholipase A2 (sPLA2) are increased in various cancers. The lipid specificity and reactivity of sPLA2 and its ability to interact with PLA2 receptors (PLA2R) are potential targets for development of liposome ...

PERCEPTIONS OF NINTH THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE ADMINISTRATORS TOWARD THE INCLUSION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN ALABAMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

Bodiford, Sandra (2017-04-25)
The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine the perceptions of 9th through 12th grade administrators toward inclusion of students with disabilities in Alabama public schools. Further, the study attempted to ...

SEDIMENTOLOGY OF THE TOLEDO FORMATION, BELIZE BASIN, CENTRAL AMERICA 

Fisher, Jason (2017-04-25)
The Toledo formation represents a profound shift from carbonate-dominated to clastic-dominated deposition within the Belize basin following the Late Cretaceous collision of the Maya and Chortis blocks (of the North American ...

Meat Quality Assessment of Pork Fed Poultry Fat, Flaxseed Oil, and Supplemented with Vitamin E 

Magee, Whitney (2017-04-25)
The objective of this research is to understand carcass and meat quality characteristics of pigs fed a combination of poultry fat, flaxseed oil, and supplemented with vitamin E. It is hypothesized that certain combinations ...

A Collaborative, Adaptive-Based Approach to Informal E-Learning Technology Design 

Adams, Candice (2017-04-25)
Significant innovations in learning technologies are encouraging individuals, especially high school students, to seek enrichment learning opportunities that they normally are not able to take advantage of due to the ...

‘Love It or Hate It’? Exploring the Role of Visual Storytelling in Mitigating Design Risk 

Seifert, Christin (2017-04-25)
Even though consumers desire new product designs, many are initially hesitant to purchase innovatively designed products due to the lack of understanding the new design’s value, resulting in product launch failures. Thus, ...

Design Guidelines for Applying Regional Folktale Elements to Current Tableware Design 

Han, Cunxia (2017-04-25)
The study is about how to apply the regional folktale elements to tableware design. Research is conducted to analyze and group cultures, and study five different regional cultural folktales. Folktales are summarized and ...

Role of Intrauterine Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus in Modulating Host Gene Expression at the Maternal-Fetal Interface 

Walz, Heather (2017-04-25)
Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) is a member of the genus Pestivirus within the family Flaviviridae. Infections with BVDV have a substantial economic impact on beef and dairy producers in the United States and worldwide. ...

Understanding the Distributed Leadership Experiences of Principals, Assistant Principals, and Teacher Leaders in High Schools 

Holloway, Mary (2017-04-25)
The theory of distributed leadership is a relatively new concept; thus, it has been under researched. It is important to understand distributed leadership because there is a need to acknowledge an even broader perspective ...

New Dendrimers and Lipids Based on 2,2′-Bi(glycerol), and Lewis Acid Dependent Rearrangements of a Protected Pinacol 

Pulsani, Kavitha (2017-04-25)
Chapter 1: 2,2'-Bi(glycerol), or 2,3-bis(hydroxymethyl)butane-1,2,3,4-tetraol is of interest because of its utility as a potential A6 core for novel dendrimers, and because it may lead to hitherto un¬known 2,2'-bi(triglyceride)s ...

Student-Led Individualized Education Program Meetings: A Study of Special Education Teachers’ Self-Perceptions and Practices 

Martin, Michele (2017-04-25)
The purpose of this study was to gain insight into the self-perceptions and practices of credentialed, practicing full-time special education teachers towards student-led IEPs. The problem for this study was the lack of ...

Exploring Socialization Processes in Mothers’ Styling of their African American Millennial Daughters’ Hair 

Purvis, Saufeeyah (2017-04-25)
In many cultures, hair has been a long-standing representation of beauty (Bankhead & Johnson, 2014). For African Americans, notions about hair have been passed down from teachings perpetuated during slavery. These teachings ...

Development of real-time, quantitative free fatty acid uptake assays for adipose tissue explants using fluorescence and microfluidics 

Hagos, Tesfagebriel (2017-04-25)
Free fatty acid (FFA) uptake by adipocytes in response to nutritional or hormonal stimuli is a key process in the complex metabolic cascade leading to diabetes and obesity. The work presented in this thesis is focused on ...

Justice You Shall Pursue: Jewish American Pragmatism 

Ferriter, Courtney (2017-04-25)
Pragmatist thinkers like Jane Addams, W.E.B. Du Bois, and John Dewey advocated for greater inclusivity in our democracy, urging Americans to an understanding of democracy as process. Nevertheless, pragmatist philosophy has ...

Changes in in vitro fermentative capacity of equine feces due to alteration of forage diet 

Turner, Stephanie (2017-04-25)
In vitro digestibility methods require a microbial inoculum source. In hindgut fermenters like equids, cannulation of the cecum is a high-risk procedure and can be avoided by using feces as a microbial inoculum source. The ...

GPS Carrier Phase Tracking in Difficult Environments Using Vector Tracking For Precise Positioning and Vehicle Attitude Estimation 

Martin, Scott (2017-04-25)
In this dissertation, two approaches are developed to improve the carrier phase tracking performance of a software-defined GPS receiver. The first approach combines a non-coherent vector tracking architecture with a local ...

The Examination of Outcomes of Fatherhood Program Participants in Rural and Non-Rural Communities 

Landers, Ami (2017-04-25)
Fatherhood programs focus on enhancing parenting behaviors, couple and co-parenting relationships, and economic security for families and their children. While there is a growing literature on evaluation of fatherhood ...

Attachment Style, Tinder Use, and Permissive Sexual Attitude 

Borges, Therese (2017-04-24)
Research has demonstrated that attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance plays a significant role in the development, maintenance, and satisfaction of adult romantic relationships (Hazan & Shaver, 1994). Technology has ...

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