May 2017 Issue
Using Detrital Zircon Age Distributions to Corroborate Evidence of Early Holocene Megafloods
Zircon grain age distributions provide information on the origins of early holocene megaflood related sediment.
Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Thursday, June 8th, 2017 in May 2017, arsenic, Groundwater, Megaflood, Zircon
Development of a Portable and Inexpensive Ultrasound Imaging Device for Use in the Developing World
A portable and inexpensive ultrasound device that could be used in the developing world was developed and tested.
Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Thursday, June 8th, 2017 in May 2017, BeagleBone, Phantom, Portable, Ultrasound
Bulk Mechanical Characterization of Nanoparticle Concrete-Equivalent Mortars
Ultimate concrete strength was studied as a factor of both mass and surface area of nanoparticles added to the material.
Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 in May 2017, compressive strength, concrete, mass, Nanoparticles, nuclear waste storage, surface area
An Analysis on the Impact of Peer-Mediated Theatre Interventions for Children with Autism on Typically Developing Peers
The analysis of changes in model peers during behavioral interventions designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Monday, June 5th, 2017 in May 2017, Behavioral Intervention, Peer-Study, Salivary Cortisol
Stable Isotope and Dental Microwear Ecology of the Arid Adapted Red Kangaroo (Macropus rufus)
Analysis of the relationship between climate, isotopes, and dental microwear for the red kangaroo.
Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Friday, June 2nd, 2017 in May 2017, aridity, climate, diet, microwear, Stable isotopes
Analyzing the Efficacy of Different Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Methods in Determining Glucose Concentrations
Measuring multiple glucose concentrations using a Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry based technique.
Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 in May 2017, diabetes, Gas-Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), Glucose Cycling, total ion abundance screening
Creating an Agent-Based Model to Explore the Spread of Zika Virus
Predicted Zika outbreak severity directly correlates with human population density.
Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 in May 2017, Agent-based modeling, Zika Virus
The Impact of Connective Tissue Growth Factor on Glucose Home-ostasis and Islet Physiology in Virgin and Pregnant Mice
The loss of Connective tissue growth factor (Ctgf) does not affect islet physiology, indicating other existing problems in glucose homeostasis.
Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 in May 2017, Connective Tissue Growth Factor (Ctgf), diabetes, glucose, Islet, Physiology
Interfacing the Microsoft Face API and Kinect for Windows to Create a Personalized, Augmented Reality MRI Mirror
This study created an educational, augmented reality program to enhance K-12 students’ learning experiences through the use of personalized, interactive technology.
Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Friday, May 26th, 2017 in May 2017, Augmented reality, Microsoft Face API, Microsoft Kinect, mirror, MRI
Accuracy of Resting Functional MRI for Language Lateralization in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Method development for language lateralization using resting-state fMRI scans in temporal lobe epilepsy patients.
Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 in May 2017, Language Lateralization, Resting fMRI, Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Analyzing Phospho-signaling in Human Glioblastoma Cell Lines Using Ex Vivo Culture
Phospho-protein activation was highest at the edges of organoids grown from glioblastoma cell lines, which may indicate key locations for potential treatment targets.
Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 in May 2017, cancer, Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR), Glioblastoma, Organoid, phospho-protein activation
Analysis of Danger Posed by Near-Earth Asteroid 1994 PN
Analyze the orbit of asteroid 1994 PN to predict its potential of colliding with earth.
Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 in May 2017, Asteroid, astrophysics, orbit determination
Development of Withdrawal Algorithm for Capsule Endoscopy in Research and Clinical Setting
An algorithm was developed to autonomously control the capsule endoscope, allowing doctor to focus on diagnosing the patient.
Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 in May 2017, Endoscopy, external magnet, nanotechnology, python, simulation
POPDC3 Regulates Epithelial-Mesenchymal-Transition in Colorectal Cancer Cells
The POPDC3 protein was identified as a potential regulator of the epithelial-mesenchymal-transition process in colorectal cancer.
Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 in May 2017, colorectal cancer, epithelial-mesenchymal transition, Popdc3
The Role of Aurora Kinase A (AURKA) in Regulating Translation of Oncogenes in Gastrointestinal Cancers
Aurora kinase A (AURKA) is frequently amplified and overexpressed in gastrointestinal cancers. In this report, we show that AURKA and EIF4E regulate the expression of the same oncogenes, suggesting that AURKA could play a role in regulating EIF4E-cap dependent translation of oncogenes. Inhibition of AURKA could be a plausible therapeutic approach in these cancers.
Posted by Greta Clinton-Selin on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 in May 2017, Gastrointestinal cancers, inhibition of AURKA, oncogenes, translation