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    • The iPlant collaborative: cyberinfrastructure for plant biology 

      Goff, Stephen A.; Vaughn, Matthew; McKay, Sheldon; Lyons, Eric; Stapleton, Ann E.; Gessler, Damian; Matasci, Naim; Wang, Liya; Hanlon, Matthew; Lenards, Andrew; Muir, Andy; Merchant, Nirav; Lowry, Sonya; Mock, Stephen; Helmke, Matthew; Kubach, Adam; Narro, Martha; Hopkins, Nicole; Micklos, David; Hilgert, Uwe; Gonzales, Michael; Jordan, Chris; Skidmore, Edwin; Dooley, Rion; Cazes, John; McLay, Robert; Lu, Zhenyuan; Pasternak, Shiran; Koesterke, Lars; Piel, William H.; Grene, Ruth; Noutsos, Christos; Gendler, Karla; Feng, Xin; Tang, Chunlao; Lent, Monica; Kim, Seung-Jin; Kvilekval, Kristian; Manjunath, B. S.; Tannen, Val; Stamatakis, Alexandros; Sanderson, Michael; Welch, Stephen M.; Cranston, Karen A.; Soltis, Pamela; Soltis, Doug; O'Meara, Brian; Ane, Cecile; Brutnell, Tom; Kleibenstein, Daniel J.; White, Jeffery W.; Leebens-Mack, James; Donoghue, Michael J.; Spalding, Edgar P.; Vision, Todd J.; Myers, Christopher R.; Lowenthal, David; Enquist, Brian J.; Boyle, Brad; Akoglu, Ali; Andrews, Greg; Ram, Sudha; Ware, Doreen; Stein, Lincoln; Stanzione, Dan (Frontiers, 2011)
      The iPlant Collaborative (iPlant) is a United States National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project that aims to create an innovative, comprehensive, and foundational cyberinfrastructure in support of plant biology ...
    • Economic and Social Impact of Influenza Mitigation Strategies by Demographic Class 

      Barrett, Christopher L.; Bisset, Keith; Leidig, Jonathan; Marathe, Achla; Marathe, Madhav (Elsevier, 2011-03-01)
      Background—We aim to determine the economic and social impact of typical interventions proposed by the public health officials and preventive behavioral changes adopted by the private citizens in the event of a “flu-like” ...
    • Aging and the Social Cognitive Determinants of Physical Activity Behavior and Behavior Change: Evidence from the Guide to Health Trial 

      Anderson-Bill, Eileen Smith; Winett, Richard A.; Wojcik, Janet R.; Williams, David M. (Hindawi, 2011-04-28)
      Part one of this study investigated the effect of aging on social-cognitive characteristics related to physical activity (PA) among adults in the baseline phase of a health promotion intervention. Participants' questionnaire ...
    • Twitter Use During an Emergency Event: The Case of UT Austin Shooting 

      Li, Lin T.; Yang, Seungwon; Kavanaugh, Andrea L.; Fox, Edward A.; Sheetz, Steven D.; Shoemaker, Donald J. (2011-06-01)
      This poster presents one of our efforts developed in the context of Crisis, Tragedy, and Recovery Network (CTRnet) project. One of our derived works from this project is the use of social media by government to respond to ...
    • NSF 2nd Year Report: CTRnet: Integrated Digital Library Support for Crisis, Tragedy, and Recovery 

      Fox, Edward A.; Shoemaker, Donald J.; Sheetz, Steven D.; Kavanaugh, Andrea L.; Ramakrishnan, Naren (2011-07-01)
      One of the important parts of this project is to collect and archive as much information as possible about various events that are related to crises, tragedies, and recovery (CTR). In order to do long-term archiving of ...
    • Remodeling Lipid Metabolism and Improving Insulin Responsiveness in Human Primary Myotubes 

      Sparks, Lauren M.; Moro, Cedric; Ukropcova, Barbara; Bajpeyi, Sudip; Civitarese, Anthony E.; Hulver, Matthew W.; Thoresen, G. Hege; Rustan, Arild C.; Smith, Steven R. (PLOS, 2011-07-08)
      Objective: Disturbances in lipid metabolism are strongly associated with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes (T2D). We hypothesized that activation of cAMP/PKA and calcium signaling pathways in cultured human myotubes ...
    • Sensitivity of Household Transmission to Household Contact Structure and Size 

      Marathe, Achla; Lewis, Bryan; Chen, Jiangzhuo; Eubank, Stephen (PLOS, 2011-08-01)
      Objective: Study the influence of household contact structure on the spread of an influenza-like illness. Examine whether changes to in-home care giving arrangements can significantly affect the household transmission ...
    • Comparing Effectiveness of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Strategies in Containing Influenza 

      Marathe, Achla; Lewis, Bryan; Barrett, Christopher L.; Chen, Jiangzhuo; Marathe, Madhav; Eubank, Stephen; Ma, Yifei (Public Library of Science, 2011-09-22)
      This research compares the performance of bottom-up, self-motivated behavioral interventions with top-down interventions targeted at controlling an “Influenza-like-illness”. Both types of interventions use a variant of the ...
    • Weight Gain Prevention for College Freshmen: Comparing Two Social Cognitive Theory-Based Interventions with and without Explicit Self-Regulation Training 

      Dennis, EA; Potter, KL; Estabrooks, PA; Davy, Brenda M. (2012)
      The college transition represents a critical period for maintaining a healthy weight, yet intervention participation and retention represent significant challenges. The objective of this investigation was to evaluate the ...
    • Connecting the Dots between PubMed Abstracts 

      Hossain, M. Shahriar; Gresock, Joseph; Edmonds, Yvette; Helm, Richard; Potts, Malcolm; Ramakrishnan, Naren (PLOS, 2012-01-03)
      Background There are now a multitude of articles published in a diversity of journals providing information about genes, proteins, pathways, and diseases. Each article investigates subsets of a biological process, but ...
    • NSF 3rd Year Report: CTRnet: Integrated Digital Library Support for Crisis, Tragedy, and Recovery 

      Fox, Edward A.; Shoemaker, Donald J.; Sheetz, Steven D.; Kavanaugh, Andrea L.; Ramakrishnan, Naren (2012-07-01)
      The Crisis, Tragedy and Recovery (CTR) network, or CTRnet, is a human and digital library network for providing a range of services relating to different kinds of tragic events, including broad collaborative studies related ...
    • Mathematical Models of E-Antigen Mediated Immune Tolerance and Activation following Prenatal HBV Infection 

      Ciupe, Stanca M.; Hews, Sarah (PLOS, 2012-07-02)
      We develop mathematical models for the role of hepatitis B e-antigen in creating immunological tolerance during hepatitis B virus infection and propose mechanisms for hepatitis B e-antigen clearance, subsequent emergence ...
    • Fish oil and indomethacin in combination potently reduce dyslipidemia and hepatic steatosis in LDLR⁻/⁻ mice 

      Murali, Ganesan; Milne, Ginger L.; Webb, Corey D.; Stewart, Ann B.; McMillan, Ryan P.; Lyle, Brandon C.; Hulver, Matthew W.; Saraswathi, Viswanathan (ASBMB, 2012-07-29)
      Fish oil (FO) is a potent anti-inflammatory and lipid-lowering agent. Because inflammation can modulate lipid metabolism and vice versa, we hypothesized that combining FO with cyclooxygenase inhibitors (COXIBs), well-known ...
    • Control of mitochondrial metabolism and systemic energy homeostasis by microRNAs 378 and 378* 

      Carrer, Michele; Liu, Ning; Grueter, Chad E.; Williams, Andrew H.; Frisard, Madlyn I.; Hulver, Matthew W.; Bassel-Duby, Rhonda; Olson, Eric N. (NAS, 2012-09-18)
      Obesity and metabolic syndrome are associated with mitochondrial dysfunction and deranged regulation of metabolic genes. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator 1β (PGC-1β) is a transcriptional coactivator ...
    • Toward neurobehavioral metrics of social function: Examples from autism 

      Chiu, Pearl (2012-10-12)
      Pearl Chiu, researcher at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, describes the use of behavioral economic games and functional magnetic resonance imaging in the exploration of social symptoms of autism and lists ...
    • Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research - Tina Savla perspective 

      Savla, Tina (2012-10-12)
      This work describes the research perspective of Tina Savla, Center for Gerentology and Department of Human Development. The primary area of research is caregiving and its relationship to stress, including behavioral, ...
    • Human Initiated Cascading Failures in Societal Infrastructures 

      Barrett, Christopher L.; Channakeshava, Karthik; Huang, Fei; Marathe, Achla; Marathe, Madhav V.; Pei, Guanhong; Saha, Sudip; Vullikanti, Anil Kumar S.; Kim, Junwhan; Subbiah, Balaaji S. P. (Public Library of Science, 2012-10-31)
      In this paper, we conduct a systematic study of human-initiated cascading failures in three critical inter-dependent societal infrastructures due to behavioral adaptations in response to a crisis. We focus on three closely ...
    • Dietary biomarkers: advances, limitations and future directions 

      Hedrick, Valisa E.; Dietrich, Alyssa M.; Estabrooks, Paul A.; Savla, Jyoti Shital; Serrano, Elena L.; Davy, Brenda M. (Biomed Central Ltd, 2012-12-14)
    • Crisis, Tragedy, and Recovery Network Digital Library (CTRnet) 

      Chitturi, Kiran; Fox, Edward A. (2013-01-10)
      This presentation outlines the goals of the Crisis, Tragedy and Recovery Network (CTRnet) project. These goals include researching the problems of integrating content, community, services related to crisis, tragedies, and ...
    • The Theory of Reasoned Action as Parallel Constraint Satisfaction: Towards a Dynamic Computational Model of Health Behavior 

      Orr, Mark G.; Thrush, Roxanne; Plaut, David C. (PLOS, 2013-05-03)
      The reasoned action approach, although ubiquitous in health behavior theory (e.g., Theory of Reasoned Action/Planned Behavior), does not adequately address two key dynamical aspects of health behavior: learning and the ...