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    • Survivorship During Starvation for Cimex lectularius L. 

      Polanco, Andrea M.; Miller, Dini M.; Brewster, Carlyle C. (MDPI, 2011-05-11)
      Four bed bug strains (Cimex lectularius) with different levels of pyrethroid resistance were evaluated to determine their ability to survive extended periods of starvation. First instar bed bugs of all strains were the ...
    • Sustainability-Based Flood Hazard Mapping of the Swannanoa River Watershed 

      Ahmadisharaf, Ebrahim; Kalyanapu, Alfred J.; Chung, Eun-Sung (MDPI, 2017-09-26)
      An integrated framework is presented for sustainability-based flood hazard mapping of the Swannanoa River watershed in the state of North Carolina, U.S. The framework uses a hydrologic model for rainfall–runoff transformation, ...
    • Sustainable Construction Risk Perceptions in the Kuwaiti Construction Industry 

      Ismael, Dalya; Shealy, Tripp (MDPI, 2018-06-03)
      Sustainable construction is fundamentally different than traditional construction because it requires whole systems thinking, early collaboration across stakeholders, and core principles like reducing resource consumption, ...
    • Symmetry in Domination for Hypergraphs with Choice 

      Berenhaut, Kenneth S.; Lidral-Porter, Brendan P.; Schoen, Theodore H.; Webb, Kyle P. (MDPI, 2017-03-22)
      In this paper, we introduce the concept of (pair-wise) domination graphs for hypergraphs endowed with a choice function on edges. We are interested, for instance, in minimal numbers of edges for associated domination graphs. ...
    • Synthesis, Structure, and Catalytic Reactivity of Pd(II) Complexes of Proline and Proline Homologs 

      Hobart, David B.; Merola, Joseph S.; Rogers, Hannah M.; Saghal, Sonia; Mitchell, James; Florio, Jacqueline; Merola, Jeffrey W. (MDPI, 2019-06-10)
      Palladium(II) acetate reacts with proline and proline homologs in acetone/water to yield square planar bis-chelated palladium amino acid complexes. These compounds are all catalytically active with respect to oxidative ...
    • A System Identification Technique Using Bias Current Perturbation for the Determination of the Magnetic Axes of an Active Magnetic Bearing 

      Spangler, Dewey; Prins, Robert; Kasarda, Mary (MDPI, 2017-03-28)
      Inherent in every Active Magnetic Bearing (AMB) are differences between the expected geometric axes and the actual magnetic axes due to a combination of discrepancies, including physical variation from manufacturing ...
    • Tailoring a Silver Paste for Additive Manufacturing of Co-Fired Ferrite Magnetic Components 

      Liu, Lanbing; Ding, Chao; Mei, Yunhui; Lu, Guoquan (MDPI, 2019-03-11)
      Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D-printing, has the potential for rapid prototyping of innovative designs of magnetic components used in power electronics converters. In this study, we tailored a silver paste as the metal ...
    • Teen Driving Risk and Prevention: Naturalistic Driving Research Contributions and Challenges 

      Simons-Morton, Bruce G.; Ehsani, Johnathon P.; Gershon, Pnina; Klauer, Sheila G.; Dingus, Thomas A. (MDPI, 2017-12-18)
      Naturalistic driving (ND) methods may be particularly useful for research on young driver crash risk. Novices are not safe drivers initially, but tend to improve rapidly, although the pace of learning is highly variable. ...
    • Temperature and Sugar Feeding Effects on the Activity of a Laboratory Strain of Aedes aegypti 

      Upshur, Irvin Forde; Bose, Elizabeth Annadel; Hart, Cameron; Lahondère, Chloé (MDPI, 2019-10-16)
      Aedes aegypti is an invasive mosquito species that is expected to expand its global distribution through climate change. As poikilotherms, mosquitoes are greatly affected by the temperature of the environment which ...
    • Temperature Effects Explain Continental Scale Distribution of Cyanobacterial Toxins 

      Mantzouki, Evanthia; Lürling, Miquel; Fastner, Jutta; de Senerpont Domis, Lisette; Wilk-Woźniak, Elżbieta; Koreivienė, Judita; Seelen, Laura; Teurlincx, Sven; Verstijnen, Yvon; Krztoń, Wojciech; Walusiak, Edward; Karosienė, Jūratė; Kasperovičienė, Jūratė; Savadova, Ksenija; Vitonytė, Irma; Cillero-Castro, Carmen; Budzyńska, Agnieszka; Goldyn, Ryszard; Kozak, Anna; Rosińska, Joanna; Szeląg-Wasielewska, Elżbieta; Domek, Piotr; Jakubowska-Krepska, Natalia; Kwasizur, Kinga; Messyasz, Beata; Pełechata, Aleksandra; Pełechaty, Mariusz; Kokocinski, Mikolaj; García-Murcia, Ana; Real, Monserrat; Romans, Elvira; Noguero-Ribes, Jordi; Duque, David Parreño; Fernández-Morán, Elísabeth; Karakaya, Nusret; Häggqvist, Kerstin; Demir, Nilsun; Beklioğlu, Meryem; Filiz, Nur; Levi, Eti E.; Iskin, Uğur; Bezirci, Gizem; Tavşanoğlu, Ülkü Nihan; Özhan, Koray; Gkelis, Spyros; Panou, Manthos; Fakioglu, Özden; Avagianos, Christos; Kaloudis, Triantafyllos; Çelik, Kemal; Yilmaz, Mete; Marcé, Rafael; Catalán, Nuria; Bravo, Andrea G.; Buck, Moritz; Colom-Montero, William; Mustonen, Kristiina; Pierson, Don; Yang, Yang; Raposeiro, Pedro M.; Gonçalves, Vítor; Antoniou, Maria G.; Tsiarta, Nikoletta; McCarthy, Valerie; Perello, Victor C.; Feldmann, Tõnu; Laas, Alo; Panksep, Kristel; Tuvikene, Lea; Gagala, Ilona; Mankiewicz-Boczek, Joana; Yağcı, Meral Apaydın; Çınar, Şakir; Çapkın, Kadir; Yağcı, Abdulkadir; Cesur, Mehmet; Bilgin, Fuat; Bulut, Cafer; Uysal, Rahmi; Obertegger, Ulrike; Boscaini, Adriano; Flaim, Giovanna; Salmaso, Nico; Cerasino, Leonardo; Richardson, Jessica; Visser, Petra M.; Verspagen, Jolanda M. H.; Karan, Tünay; Soylu, Elif Neyran; Maraşlıoğlu, Faruk; Napiórkowska-Krzebietke, Agnieszka; Ochocka, Agnieszka; Pasztaleniec, Agnieszka; Antão-Geraldes, Ana M.; Vasconcelos, Vitor; Morais, João; Vale, Micaela; Köker, Latife; Akçaalan, Reyhan; Albay, Meriç; Špoljarić Maronić, Dubravka; Stević, Filip; Žuna Pfeiffer, Tanja; Fonvielle, Jeremy; Straile, Dietmar; Rothhaupt, Karl-Otto; Hansson, Lars-Anders; Urrutia-Cordero, Pablo; Bláha, Luděk; Geriš, Rodan; Fránková, Markéta; Koçer, Mehmet Ali Turan; Alp, Mehmet Tahir; Remec-Rekar, Spela; Elersek, Tina; Triantis, Theodoros; Zervou, Sevasti-Kiriaki; Hiskia, Anastasia; Haande, Sigrid; Skjelbred, Birger; Madrecka, Beata; Nemova, Hana; Drastichova, Iveta; Chomova, Lucia; Edwards, Christine; Sevindik, Tuğba Ongun; Tunca, Hatice; Önem, Burçin; Aleksovski, Boris; Krstić, Svetislav; Vucelić, Itana Bokan; Nawrocka, Lidia; Salmi, Pauliina; Machado-Vieira, Danielle; de Oliveira, Alinne Gurjão; Delgado-Martín, Jordi; García, David; Cereijo, Jose Luís; Gomà, Joan; Trapote, Mari Carmen; Vegas-Vilarrúbia, Teresa; Obrador, Biel; Grabowska, Magdalena; Karpowicz, Maciej; Chmura, Damian; Úbeda, Bárbara; Gálvez, José Ángel; Özen, Arda; Christoffersen, Kirsten Seestern; Warming, Trine Perlt; Kobos, Justyna; Mazur-Marzec, Hanna; Pérez-Martínez, Carmen; Ramos-Rodríguez, Eloísa; Arvola, Lauri; Alcaraz-Párraga, Pablo; Toporowska, Magdalena; Pawlik-Skowronska, Barbara; Niedźwiecki, Michał; Pęczuła, Wojciech; Leira, Manel; Hernández, Armand; Moreno-Ostos, Enrique; Blanco, José María; Rodríguez, Valeriano; Montes-Pérez, Jorge Juan; Palomino, Roberto L.; Rodríguez-Pérez, Estela; Carballeira, Rafael; Camacho, Antonio; Picazo, Antonio; Rochera, Carlos; Santamans, Anna C.; Ferriol, Carmen; Romo, Susana; Soria, Juan Miguel; Dunalska, Julita; Sieńska, Justyna; Szymański, Daniel; Kruk, Marek; Kostrzewska-Szlakowska, Iwona; Jasser, Iwona; Žutinić, Petar; Gligora Udovič, Marija; Plenković-Moraj, Anđelka; Frąk, Magdalena; Bańkowska-Sobczak, Agnieszka; Wasilewicz, Michał; Özkan, Korhan; Maliaka, Valentini; Kangro, Kersti; Grossart, Hans-Peter; Paerl, Hans W.; Carey, Cayelan C.; Ibelings, Bas W. (MDPI, 2018-04-13)
      Insight into how environmental change determines the production and distribution of cyanobacterial toxins is necessary for risk assessment. Management guidelines currently focus on hepatotoxins (microcystins). Increasing ...
    • Temperature-Dependent Gas Transport Behavior in Cross-Linked Liquid Crystalline Polyacrylate Membranes 

      Rabie, Feras; Poláková, Lenka; Fallas, Sebastian; Sedlakova, Zdenka; Marand, Eva; Martin, Stephen M. (MDPI, 2019-08-20)
      Stable, cross-linked, liquid crystalline polymer (LCP) films for membrane separation applications have been fabricated from the mesogenic monomer 11-(4-cyanobiphenyl-4′-yloxy) undecyl methacrylate (CNBPh), non-mesogenic ...
    • Therapeutic Innovations: Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors in Cancer 

      Dervisis, Nikolaos; Klahn, Shawna L. (2016-01-20)
      Conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy involving DNA-interacting agents and indiscriminate cell death is no longer the future of cancer management. While chemotherapy is not likely to completely disappear from the armamentarium; ...
    • Thermal and Hydrodynamic Changes under a Warmer Climate in a Variably Stratified Hypereutrophic Reservoir 

      Lee, Raymond Mark; Biggs, Trent Wade; Fang, Xing (MDPI, 2018-09-19)
      We quantified effects of future climate warming on temperature and stability in a variably stratified, hypereutrophic reservoir with large fluctuations in water level by calibrating a 2-D model (CE-QUAL-W2, version 3.7.1, ...
    • Time-Dependent Production of the Bioactive Peptides Endolides A and B and the Polyketide Mariline A from the Sponge-Derived Fungus Stachylidium bicolor 293K04 

      Almeida, Celso; Bills, Gerald; González-Menéndez, Víctor; Martin, Jesús; Tormo, José R.; Genilloud, Olga (MDPI, 2017-09-05)
      Previous investigations of the sponge-derived fungus Stachylidium bicolor (S. bicolor) 293K04 led to the isolation of the biosynthetically unusual polyketides marilines A-C and the bioactive tetrapeptides endolides ...
    • Title IX Mandated Reporting: The Views of University Employees and Students 

      Newins, Amie R.; Bernstein, Emily; Peterson, Roselyn; Waldron, Jonathan C.; White, Susan W. (MDPI, 2018-11-20)
      Per Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, many university employees are mandated reporters of sexual assault. University employees (N = 174) and students (N = 783) completed an online survey ...
    • The Total-Factor Energy Efficiency of Regions in China: Based on Three-Stage SBM Model 

      Huang, Haifeng; Wang, Tao (MDPI, 2017-09-19)
      This paper constructs a three-stage Slacks-Based Measure (SBM) model to evaluate and analyze the total-factor energy efficiency (TFEE) of 276 cities in China during the period of 2000–2012 from the management and environment ...
    • Towards a Physiological Scale of Vocal Fold Agent-Based Models of Surgical Injury and Repair: Sensitivity Analysis, Calibration and Verification 

      Garg, Aman; Yuen, Samson; Seekhao, Nuttiiya; Yu, Grace; Karwowski, Jeannie A. C.; Powell, Michael; Sakata, Jon T.; Mongeau, Luc; JaJa, Joseph; Li-Jessen, Nicole Y. K. (MDPI, 2019-07-25)
      Agent based models (ABM) were developed to numerically simulate the biological response to surgical vocal fold injury and repair at the physiological level. This study aimed to improve the representation of existing ABM ...
    • Tracing Worldwide Turkey Genetic Diversity Using D-loop Sequence Mitochondrial DNA Analysis 

      Canales Vergara, Amado Manuel; Landi, Vincenzo; Delgado Bermejo, Juan Vicente; Martínez, Amparo; Cervantes Acosta, Patricia; Pons Barro, Águeda; Bigi, Daniele; Sponenberg, Phillip; Helal, Mostafa; Hossein Banabazi, Mohammad; Camacho Vallejo, María Esperanza (MDPI, 2019-11-01)
      According to recent archeological evidence, turkey (Meleagris gallopavo gallopavo) domestication may have occurred in Mexico around 2000 years ago. However, little is known about the phylogenetic and genealogical ...
    • A Transcriptional Activator of Ascorbic Acid Transport in Streptococcus pneumoniae Is Required for Optimal Growth in Endophthalmitis in a Strain-Dependent Manner 

      Benton, Angela H.; Jackson, Mary Darby; Wong, Sandy M.; Dees, Justine L.; Akerley, Brian J.; Marquart, Mary E. (MDPI, 2019-08-24)
      Streptococcus pneumoniae is among the top causes of bacterial endophthalmitis, an infectious disease of the intraocular fluids. The mechanisms by which S. pneumoniae grows and thrives in the intraocular cavity ...
    • A Transcriptome Survey Spanning Life Stages and Sexes of the Harlequin Bug, Murgantia histrionica 

      Sparks, Michael E.; Rhoades, Joshua H.; Nelson, David R.; Kuhar, Daniel; Lancaster, Jason; Lehner, Bryan; Tholl, Dorothea; Weber, Donald C.; Gundersen-Rindal, Dawn E. (MDPI, 2017-05-25)
      The harlequin bug, Murgantia histrionica (Hahn), is an agricultural pest in the continental United States, particularly in southern states. Reliable gene sequence data are especially useful to the development of ...