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Mapping Genotype to Phenotype using Attribute Grammar
(Virginia Tech, 2013-09-20)
Over the past 10 years, several synthetic biology research groups have proposed tools and domain-specific languages to help with the design of artificial DNA molecules. Community standards for exchanging data between these ...
Effects of Running Speed, Fatigue, and Bracing on Motor Control of Chronically Unstable Ankles
(Virginia Tech, 2013-08-29)
Ankle sprains are among the most common injuries for participants in running and jumping sports. Following an initial sprain injury, many (30-40%) will develop chronic ankle instability (CAI), characterized by a perception ...
Prediction and Anomaly Detection Techniques for Spatial Data
(Virginia Tech, 2013-06-11)
With increasing public sensitivity and concern on environmental issues, huge amounts of spatial data have been collected from location based social network applications to scientific data. This has encouraged formation of ...
Effects of Biosolids on Carbon Sequestration and Nitrogen Cycling
(Virginia Tech, 2013-01-07)
Land application of biosolids has been demonstrated to improve nutrient availability (mainly N and P) and improve organic matter in soils, but the effects of biosolids on C sequestration and N cycling in the Mid-Atlantic ...
Strong Black Womanhood, Stress, and Coping: A Quantitative Investigation of a Culturally Encapsulated Phenomenon
(Virginia Tech, 2013-12-02)
Catalytic Hydrodeoxygenation of Bio-Oil Model Compounds (Ethanol, 2-Methyltetrahydrofuran) over Supported Transition Metal Phosphides
(Virginia Tech, 2013-01-24)
The objective of this project is to investigate hydrodeoxygenation (HDO), a crucial step in the treatment of bio-oil, on transition metal phosphide catalysts. The study focuses on reactions of simple oxygenated compounds ...
Reconstruction Methods for Optical Molecular Tomography
(Virginia Tech, 2013-01-25)
Molecular imaging plays an important role for development of systems biomedicine, which non-invasively extracts pictorial information on physiological and pathological activities at the cellular and molecular levels. Optical ...
Three Essays on Employer Learning and Statistical Discrimination
(Virginia Tech, 2013-06-06)
This dissertation consists of three essays studying employer learning and statistical discrimination of young workers in the U.S. labor market. The first chapter outlines the dissertation by discussing the motivations, ...
MicroRNAs and Trans-acting siRNA pathways in Apple (Malus x domestica Borkh.) and Peach (Prunus persica)
(Virginia Tech, 2013-04-25)
The unveiling of small RNA (sRNA)-mediated gene regulatory pathways has profoundly shaped our understanding of the complexity of gene regulation. In eukaryotes, sRNAs have been found to control cellular metabolism, growth ...
Assembly, characterization and evaluation of a 3rd generation nanoparticle based drug carrier for metastatic breast cancer treatment
(Virginia Tech, 2013-06-03)
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. For women in the U.S. and the European countries, breast cancer is the most common type and it continuously threatens the lives of the patients and causes huge ...