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• #### A Randomized Trial of the Effect of Soft Contact Lenses on Myopia Progression in Children ﻿

(Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science, 2008-11)
Purpose: Soft contact lenses have been reported to increase the progression of myopia. The purpose of this study was to determine whether soft contact lenses affect the progression of myopia in children. Methods: Children ...
• #### A Randomized Trial Using Progressive Addition Lenses to Evaluate Theories of Myopia Progression in Children with a High Lag of Accommodation ﻿

(Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 2012-02)
PURPOSE: To compare the effect of wearing, then ceasing to wear, progressive addition lenses (PALs) versus single vision lenses (SVLs) on myopia progression in children with high accommodative lag to evaluate accommodative ...
• #### A Relation Between Adiabatic and Isothermal Moduli ﻿

(2014-05)
Exploration in shale formations has experienced substantial popularity growth in recent history. With this, the importance of understanding the elastic properties of the sub-surface in exploration areas has also grown. ...
• #### A Requirement for the Lysine Methyl Transferase SMYD1 in Myoblast Differentiation ﻿

(December 2)
The SMYD (SET and MYND domain) family of lysine methyltransferases harbors a unique structure in which the methyltransferase (SET) domain is intervened by a zinc finger protein-protein interaction (MYND) domain. SMYD ...
• #### A response to recent reanalyses of the National Reading Panel Report: Effects of systematic phonics instruction are practically significant ﻿

(Journal of Educational Psychology, 2008-02)
The authors examine the reassessments of the National Reading Panel (NRP) report (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2000) by G. Camilli, S. Vargas, and M. Yurecko (2003); G. Camilli, P. M. Wolfe, ...
• #### A review of decisional balance research and directions for brief alcohol intervention among college students ﻿

(OA Alcohol, 2013-05)
This paper provides a review of decisional balance (DB) and proposes strategies for improving DB measurement with respect to alcohol interventions for college students. Although existing alcohol interventions for college ...
• #### A road paved with safe intentions: Increasing intentions to use alcohol protective behavioral strategies via Deviance Regulation Theory ﻿

(Health Psychology, 2016-06)
OBJECTIVE: Drinking remains a problem across college campuses. Changing this behavior requires interventions that can be easily and widely dispersed. Several theories place intentions as a proximal predictor of behavior ...
• #### A Role for the Histone Chaperone Hira in Muscle Hypertrophy, Cellular Stress Responses, and Developmental Gene Expression ﻿

(2016-12)
Chromatin modifications play a pivotal role in regulating gene expression. The deposition of histone variants by histone chaperones into the nucleosome plays a large role in influencing gene expression. Histone incorporation ...
• #### A Search for Controls on the Distribution of Natural, Submarine Oil Seeps in the Gulf of Mexico ﻿

(2017)
In this research, published literature is used to compile information on 94 submarine oil seeps in the Gulf of Mexico to better understand the factors that control their locations. The majority of Gulf of Mexico submarine, ...
• #### A Search for Controls on the Distribution of Oil Seeps in the Minibasin Provinces ﻿

(2018)
In this research, published literature is used to compile information on over one thousand natural hydrocarbon occurrences across the world, focusing primarily on oil seeps in the minibasin provinces and the structural ...
• #### A Second Order Variational Approach For Diffeomorphic Matching Of 3D Surfaces ﻿

(2013-08)
In medical 3D-imaging, one of the main goals of image registration is to accurately compare two observed 3D-shapes. In this dissertation, we consider optimal matching of surfaces by a variational approach based on Hilbert ...
• #### A SEISMIC FRAMEWORK FOR ESTIMATING HYDROCARBON RESERVOIR VOLUMES AND THEIR LIKELIHOOD ﻿

(2012-05)
This thesis develops a framework to estimate the likelihood in fluid volumes in a hydrocarbon reservoir. It uses 3C-3D seismic data and well logs from the Blackfoot oilfield (Alberta-Canada). Results from cross validation ...
• #### A SELF-DETERMINATION THEORY PERSPECTIVE ON ADJUSTMENT TO COLLEGE ﻿

(2014-08)
Emerging adulthood, ages 18-25, is filled with transition and has been described as the most changing times of one’s life. This is also when two-thirds of the American population enters college, however, many dropout before ...
• #### A SIMILARITY-BASED ANALYSIS TOOL FOR SCIENTIFIC APPLICATION PORTING ﻿

(2013-12)
Porting applications to a new system is a nontrivial job in the HPC field. It is a very time-consuming, labor-intensive process, and the quality of the results will depend critically on the experience of the experts involved. ...
• #### A Simulation Approach to Thermodynamics in Interfacial Phenomena ﻿

(2013-05)
Industrial applications such as production of high performance polymer-nanocomposites, semiconductor fabrication, and catalysis involve molecular level phenomena governed by interfacial interactions. Precise control of ...
• #### A sociopragmatic study of gender and verbal politeness in United States Spanish ﻿

(2016-05)
Due to contact with English, United States Spanish is undergoing a process of simplification which reduces the amount of verb forms that speakers regularly use. While some verb forms remain relatively stable, those which ...
• #### “A SPANIARD IS NO ENLISHMAN THAT I KNOWE” ANGLO-SPANIARD POLITICS IN EARLY MODERN THEATRE ﻿

(2014-05)
Postcolonial studies of Early Modern English drama’s Moorish and Jewish characters, as elaborated by scholars such as Edward Said and Daniel Vitkus, have framed the discussion as a black (Moor/Jew) versus white (Protestant ...
• #### A STATE-SPACE INVESTIGATION OF CORTISOL ALTERATIONS IN CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME ﻿

(2018)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) causes prolonged and crippling fatigue in patients. Reports estimate a $17 to$24 billion loss in productivity and medical care costs due to CFS annually [1]. Since the initial observations ...
• #### A Statistical Approach to Visual Masking and Spatial Attention ﻿

(2015-12-09)
A stimulus (mask) reduces the visibility of another stimulus (target) when they are presented in close spatio-temporal vicinity of each other, a phenomenon called visual masking. Visual masking has been extensively studied ...
• #### A STEM Mentoring Program's Influence on the Mathematics Self-Efficacy of Fourth-Grade Students ﻿

(2018-05-23)
Background: Students' mathematics capabilities are viewed as a gateway to economic empowerment. Research has shown mathematics self-efficacy as a significant variable that influences students’ academic achievement and ...