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Transition to Modernity: Political, Economic, and Religious Change Among the Ibo of Nigeria 1900-1930
Corruption is a debilitating phenomenon that plagues many sub-saharan African nations today. There are many studies into its causes, behaviors, and possible solutions. For myself, at the beginning of this study I sought ...
The Role of Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells (pDCs) in Murine Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (MAIDS)
Murine AIDS is an animal model used to study human AIDS. Infection of susceptible strains of mice such as C57BL/6 with murine leukemia virus (MuLV) leads to MAIDS in a manner analogous to HIV-induced AIDS. Conversely, ...
Automated Protein Classification Using Rigidity Analysis
Proteins are one of the most important biological structures found in nature. Consequently, the ability to determine a protein’s function quickly and accurately is of considerable importance to the scientific community. ...
Glycoprotein Biogenesis: Optimization of N- Acetylglucosaminidase, Lysosomal Neuraminidase, and Protective Protein Cathepsin A Expression
Humans depend on lysosomal enzymes for proper macromolecular degradation. In their absence, lysosomal catabolism is impaired, leading to Lysosomal Storage Diseases (LSDs) (Meikle, 2003). LSDs are characterized by accumulations ...
Tissue specific effects of βFTZ-F1 loss-of-function on the early gene E93 transcription during Drosophila melanogaster metamorphosis
Steroid hormones, in conjunction with their receptors, regulate the transcription of target genes in higher organisms. During Drosophila melanogaster s metamorphosis, two pulses of the steroid hormone 20-hydroxyecdysone ...
A Modeling Approach to Analyze Epileptic Brain Data Using Univariate and Multivariate Dynamic Linear Models
Epileptic patients with severe cases of epilepsy usually undergo more than one surgery to locate and remove the epileptic tissue from the brain. It is hard to localize epileptic tissue as it is defined by abnormal excitability ...
Sí, quiero: The Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in Argentina
On July 15, 2010, Argentina became the first Latin American country and only the tenth nation worldwide to legalize same-sex marriage at the national level. Situated in a region known for the influence of Catholicism, the ...
The Chilean Winter: Student Movements and Higher Education Reform in Chile
In the winter of 2011 (May-August) higher education students throughout Chile mobilized to improve their neoliberalized education system that they perceive to be in crisis. Through a historical review of Chilean higher ...
Passages and Parallels: Forty Days in Cape Town
This is a personal narrative of one person's journey from childhood to adulthood, juxtaposed against the social narrative of contemporary, post-apartheid South Africa.
The role of Inhibitor of Apoptosis in Fat Body Remodeling in Dr
The metamorphosis of Drosophila melanogaster results in destruction of many larval tissues by programmed cell death (PCD). PCD is regulated by the steroid hormone 20-hydroxyecdysone (ecdysone) (Yin et al., 2007). PCD is ...