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Older Ghanaian adults’ perceptions of physical activity: an exploratory, mixed methods study
Abstract Background Ghana is experiencing an epidemiological shift in public health issues toward non-communicable diseases that are underpinned by modifiable health ...
The Development and Field Evaluation of an IoT System of Low-Power Vibration for Bridge Health Monitoring
Bridge safety is important for the safety of vehicles and pedestrians. This paper presents a study on the development of a low-power wireless acceleration sensor and deployment of the sensors on a wireless gateway and cloud ...
Perceiving facial affective ambiguity: A behavioral and neural comparison of adolescents and adults.
The current study examined perceptual differences between adults and youth in perceiving ambiguous facial expressions. We estimated individuals' internal representation for facial expressions and compared it between age ...
Fabrication of Nanostructured Kaolinite Doped Composite Films from Silicone Rubber with Enhanced Properties
Naturally occurring nanomaterials are finding growing interests in tailoring properties of engineering polymers for advanced applications. The objective of this study was to develop environment-friendly nanocomposite films ...
SBIO Newsletter, Spring 2019
(Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, 2019)
The intradepartmental newsletter for Virginia Tech’s Department of Sustainable Biomaterials. This issue features articles on study abroad in Ireland and Costa Rica, InsideTREES summer camp, and alumni thoughts.
Overexpression of wbkF gene in Brucella abortus RB51WboA leads to increased O-polysaccharide expression and enhanced vaccine efficacy against B. abortus 2308, B. melitensis 16M, and B. suis 1330 in a murine brucellosis model
Brucella abortus RB51 is an attenuated, stable, spontaneous rough mutant derived in the laboratory from the virulent strain B. abortus 2308. Previous studies discovered that the wboA gene, which encodes a glycosyltransferase ...
Low-cost sensor-integrated 3D-printed personalized prosthetic hands for children with amniotic band syndrome: A case study in sensing pressure distribution on an anatomical human-machine interface (AHMI) using 3D-printed conformal electrode arrays
Interfacing anatomically conformal electronic components, such as sensors, with biology is central to the creation of next-generation wearable systems for health care and human augmentation applications. Thus, there is a ...
Intracellular invasion and survival of Brucella neotomae, another possible zoonotic Brucella species
In 1967, Brucella neotomae was first isolated from Neotoma lepida, the dessert wood rat, in Utah. With little infection data since its discovery, the zoonotic potential of this Brucella species is largely unknown. Recent ...
Block copolymer derived uniform mesopores enable ultrafast electron and ion transport at highmass loadings
(Nature Research, 2019)
High mass loading and fast charge transport are two crucial but often mutually exclusive characteristics of pseudocapacitors. On conventional carbon supports, high mass loadings inevitably lead to sluggish electron conduction ...
Drought and Human Impacts on Land Use and Land Cover Change in a Vietnamese Coastal Area
Drought is a dry-weather event characterized by a deficit of water resources in a period of year due to less rainfall than normal or overexploitation. This insidious hazard tends to occur frequently and more intensively ...