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Inhibitory Effect of Central Leptin on Hepatic Glucose Production in Streptozotocin (STZ) -Induced Diabetic Rats 

Kang, Yuan (2010-08-13)
Uncontrolled hepatic glucose production contributes significantly to hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetic patients. Leptin plays important roles in the regulation of blood glucose homeostasis. Recent studies have suggested ...

Initial Investigation on Xylose Fermentation for Lignocellulosic Bioethanol Production 

Chen, Yanli (2009-05-15)
Bioethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass has drawn tremendous attention, not only because bioethanol has a number of attractive traits as an alternative fuel to fossil fuel, but also due to attractive characteristics ...

Initial Relative-Orbit Determination Using Second-Order Dynamics and Line-of-Sight Measurements 

Garg, Shubham (2015-05-06)
This thesis addresses the problem of determining the initial relative-orbit state between a chief and a deputy satellite using line-of-sight unit vectors. An analytical solution is investigated for estimating the deputy ...

An Initial Validation of a Two Dimensional Theory of Motivational Interviewing 

Krishna-Pillai, Abhishek (2012-04-30)
Patient non-adherence to treatment regimen is a major cause for increased healthcare utilization costs associated with emergency room visits, outpatient services and hospitalizations. The need to improve patient adherence ...

Initialization and Progression of Damage in Lead Free Electronics under Drop Impact 

Iyengar, Deepti (2008-12-15)
Electronics may be subjected to shock, vibration, and drop impact during shipping, handling, and normal usage. Measurement of transient dynamic deformation of the electronic assemblies during shock and vibration can yield ...

Initialization of a Pedestrian Navigation System Using a Transfer Alignment Approach 

Thopay, Archit (2020-08-11)
Pedestrian navigation techniques are used to provide positioning information in lieu of or to supplement more traditional systems such as GNSS. A challenge facing users of pedestrian navigation algorithms is the acquisition ...

Initially Held Hypothesis Does Not Affect Encoding of Event Frequencies in Contingency Based Causal Judgment 

Johnson, Justin (2009-11-19)
It has long been known that the event types of the standard 2 x 2 contingency table are used differentially in making contingency judgments. The present experiment sought to investigate the possible role of initially held ...

Inmates Make War: Convict Labor at State Penitentiaries in the Antebellum and Civil War South, 1796-1865 

Derbes, Brett (2018-11-08)
Throughout the antebellum period, Southern state legislators sought to create financially self-sustaining penitentiaries that also reflected modern practice by encouraging inmate rehabilitation through silent reflection ...

Innovation and Integration and Technology in the Classroom by Career and Technical Educators 

Diamond, Sarah Elizabeth Alley (2019-07-23)
In addition to content knowledge experts, educators must embrace the importance of technology in the classroom, have the skills and intention to use technology, and have the knowledge to teach students how to use technology ...

Innovations in Engineering Curriculum and Teaching: A Research-Based Study 

Swamidason, Sai Maharaja (2014-12-15)
Universities have progressively improved in regards to the usage of technology in teaching-learning methodologies. Tools like videoconferences, chats and blogs, podcasting, webcasting and webinars, video streaming, and ...

Innovative Applications of Naturalistic Driving Data for In-Depth Analysis of Freeway Interchange Deceleration Lane Design and Work Zone Mobility 

Xu, Dan (2021-11-29)
This dissertation investigates two innovative applications of the Second Strategic Highway Research Program Naturalistic Driving Study (SHRP 2 NDS) data: (1) freeway interchange deceleration lane design and (2) work zone ...

Innovative Multi-Channel Shopping Experience Design Guidelines for a Society That is Aging 

Yuan, Ye (2021-08-02)
The emergence of economic globalization has brought many opportunities and challenges to the retail industry. The improvement of people’s living standards has increased enormous demands toward consumption. To draw the ...

Inorganic Nanocylinder Lyotropic Liquid Crystals: Rheology, Phase Behavior and Film Self-Assembly 

Xu, Teng (2014-04-29)
This dissertation provided key examples of inorganic nanocylinder lyotropic liquid crystalline phase formation including silver nanowire nematic and silica nanorod smectic liquid crystals. Inorganic nanocylinder liquid ...

Insecticide resistance and population dynamics of medically important insects: developmental analysis, mechanism investigation, modeling prediction, and bioinformatics characterization 

Wang, Yifan (2023-08-02)  ETD File Embargoed
Mosquitoes, particularly the Aedes species, are notorious pests that transmit various human and animal pathogens, including plasmodium, flavivirus (e.g. dengue virus), alphavirus(e.g. chikungunya virus), and filarial worms. ...

The Insider Threat to Organizational Information Security: A Structural Model and Empirical Test 

Dugo, Todd (2007-12-15)
The organizational insider, through his or her intentional violation of organizational security policy, arguably represents one of the greatest threats to organizational information security. Drawing from the Theory of ...

Insight into the Effect of Nanoparticles Physicochemical Properties on Ocular Uptake and Transport 

Azadi, Marjan (2022-12-05)  ETD File Embargoed
The growing population of people suffering from various eye disease has become a concern for ophthalmologists and drug delivery scientists. Currently, the majority of marketed ophthalmic formulations are in the form of ...

Insights Into Leadership: The Role of Political Skill, Social Skill, and Self-Monitoring in Mediating the Relationship Between Transformational Leadership and Job Performance 

Verdigets, Felix (2008-08-15)
Although there have been numerous studies supporting the correlation between transformational leadership and job performance, very few of these studies have gone as far as to detail how transformational leadership predicts ...

Insights on Coarse Sediment Routing in Tributaries of the Buffalo National River, AR 

Brooks, Ryan (2023-11-28)
Sediment routing studies are of particular importance to understanding geomorphic changes in fluvial systems. Although tributary-derived sediment inputs serve as primary sources of sediment in main stems, few in-situ studies ...

Insitu Measurement of Pavement Distress and Causal Mechanisms in Expansive Soil along Alabama Highway 5 

Jackson, Dan (2016-12-07)
Alabama Highway 5 is a farm-to-market road built directly on an expansive clay subgrade. Moisture fluctuations cause the soil to shrink and swell, resulting in severe pavement distress. Laboratory testing has been performed ...

Insomnia drives changes in suicide ideation: A latent difference score model of community adults over a brief interval 

Zuromski, Kelly (2016-07-29)
Insomnia is robustly associated with suicidal behavior (Bernert, Kim, Iwata, & Perlis, 2015), but limitations in existing studies hinder nuanced understanding of this relationship. The current study aimed to address ...