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Mechanical characterization of modulus-tunable and surface-modifiable polydimethylsiloxane with AFM
In this study we investigated two polymeric reaction systems to fabricate stiffness-tunable and surface-modifiable polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), a biomaterial commonly used in microfluidic devices for medical diagnostics ...
Deepening the Defense for Diversity: Affirmative Action, Social Science, and the Quest for a Compelling Interest
This project will explore the attendant benefits and constraints of incorporating social science research into legal resolution – and more narrowly, of incorporating “contact literature” on intergroup relations in higher ...
The Goodness of Beauty and the Beauty of Goodness
Immigration Politics & Marginalized Workers: West African Street Merchants in Bologna
Since the 1980s, Italy has rapidly shifted from a country of emigration to a host country of international immigrant communities. Today, immigrants make up 8.1% of the Italian population (Osservatorio Regionale 2014: 4). ...
Imagined Landscapes: Geography, Identity, and Gender in the Early American Republic, 1785-1835
In the decades that followed the American Revolution, members of the new nation began to embrace the American landscape as a point of connection between themselves and their fellow citizens. At the same time, geography ...
The Depression Questions: A Feminist Inquiry
As psychological inquiry increasingly utilizes the medium of the scientific, the importance of the personal narrative is diminished. Disembodied, "objective" research studies are weighted heavier than first person accounts. ...
Mmp2 as a Regulatory Target of ßftz-f1 in Drosophila melanogaster Larval Fat Body Remodeling
Tissue remodeling is an important process by which cells dissociate and detach from one another. This phenomenon is involved in both healthy and disease driven functions in the human body including wound healing, and cancer ...
An Empirical Study of Sex Selective Abortion in Nepal: Can Women's Empowerment Overpower Cultural Biases?
A number of studies that look at the sex ratios at birth have found that after the legalization of abortion there is an increase in sex selection. This has resulted in high sex ratios that are problematic not only for ...
Promoting denitrification in restored wetlands: The importance of soil carbon quality
Wetlands contribute a wide variety of ecosystem functions, one of which is the improvement of water quality through denitrification. In order to offset the negative environmental impact of destroying wetlands for the sake ...