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• #### RADIO-FREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC CHARACTERIZATION OF BIOMATTER AND NANOPARTICLES FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS ﻿

(2012-07-31)
The influence of radio-frequency (rf) electromagnetic fields on biological tissues plays a critical role in their diagnostic and therapeutic applications. These include hyperthermia and rf ablation modalities for cancer, ...
• #### Random Walks on a Lattice with Deterministic Local Dynamics ﻿

(2012-08-02)
In this thesis we prove statistical properties of dynamical systems on a lattice with randomly occurring jumps. The original model of this type, called a hybrid system, was introduced by E. Kobre and L. S. Young in 2007. ...
• #### RANK ONE DYNAMICS NEAR HETEROCLINIC CYCLES AND CONDITIONAL MEMORY LOSS FOR NONEQUILIBRIUM DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS ﻿

(2013-07-31)
There are two parts in this dissertation. In the first part we prove that genuine nonuniformly hyperbolic dynamics emerge when flows in $\mbb{R}^{N}$ with homoclinic loops or heteroclinic cycles are subjected to certain ...
• #### RAYLEIGH WAVE TOMOGRAPHY OF TEXAS FROM AMBIENT SEISMIC NOISE ﻿

(2013-05-06)
Texas has been one of the leading states in petroleum production since the discovery of the Spindletop oil field in 1901. Despite its huge economic value of petroleum and numerous geophysical explorations in several oil ...
• #### RECONOCIMIENTO LÉXICO Y COMPRENSIÓN LECTORA DE LOS ESTUDIANTES DE ESPAÑOL COMO LENGUA DE HERENCIA ﻿

(2015-06-03)
Con el fin de contribuir a la discusión sobre la alfabetización avanzada de los estudiantes de español como lengua de herencia (ELH), este estudio se propone examinar el desarrollo de la competencia léxica y la comprensión ...
• #### RECONSTRUCTION MODELS TO IMPROVE IMAGE QUALITY ﻿

(2013-11-15)
High-resolution images provide more information for better post-processing such as detection, recognition, segmentation, identification, and visualization. The need for high-resolution images occurs in health care, where ...
• #### Redefining tumor suppressor microRNAs: functional complexities & nanoparticle mediated delivery ﻿

(2012-12-18)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are 22-24 nucleotides non-coding RNAs that can simultaneously influence the levels of multiple target genes and have the potential to strongly silence multiple gene networks. MYCN and ALK are well ...
• #### Regular treadmill exercise prevents sleep deprivation-induced impairment of hippocampal-dependent memory and synaptic plasticity ﻿

(2012-04-19)
ABSTRACT Study Objectives: Evidence suggests that regular exercise can protect against learning and memory impairment in the presence of insults such as stroke and neurodegeneration. The purpose of this study was to ...
• #### Relation Between Ethnic Match and Completion of Therapy among Vietnamese Clients at an Ethnic Specific Agency ﻿

(2012-06-05)
Previous research on the relation between ethnic match and treatment outcomes has focused on examining Asian Americans as a whole and not as distinct ethnic groups. The present study investigated the relation between ethnic ...
• #### Relationship Between Flavonoid Structure And Phase-II Metabolism ﻿

(2012-09-27)
Objective: The overall objective is to develop structure-metabolism relationships (SMRs) between UGTs and flavonoids for predicting glucuronidation of flavonoids. The goals of this research project were to: 1) identify the ...
• #### Relative Contributions of Eye-Position and Retinal Information to Perceived Egocentric Visual Direction ﻿

(2013-04-05)
Purpose: Visual directions of object(s) in space are judged with reference either to the self (egocentric), or to the eye (oculocentric). Perceived egocentric direction (EVD) is based on the combination of sensed eye-position ...
• #### Relative Contributions of Phonological Awareness and Orthographic Knowledge to the Reading Proficiency of Chinese Students Learning English as a Foreign Language ﻿

(2011-04-27)
Phonological awareness and orthographic knowledge have been shown in the literature as the two most important precursor skills underlying word identification, which is in turn integral to reading comprehension. Despite the ...
• #### Reservoir characterization via amplitude versus offset analysis and impedance inversion in the Thrace Basin of northwest Turkey ﻿

(2014-05-09)
The fundamental parameters in seismic reservoir characterization are P-wave, S-wave velocities, and density. Understanding the relation of these parameters with the pore-fluid content and lithology is the key for this ...
• #### RESOLUTION OF SUB-SEISMIC RESERVOIRS BY THE APPLICATION OF SPECTRAL DECOMPOSITION AND SPECTRAL INVERSION METHODS IN BOONSVILLE FIELD, NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS. ﻿

(2013-02-19)
Constrained least squares-spectral analysis (CLSSA) and high resolution spectral inversion are applied to 3D seismic dataset from Boonsville field to overcome the wavelet interference arising from complex reflection patterns ...
• #### Resolution study on wavelets both in temporal and spectral domain ﻿

(2013-02-06)
An improved version of Matching Pursuit Decomposition (MPD), called Fractional Matching Pursuit Decomposition (FMPD), which can solve the lateral instability problem caused by conventional Matching Pursuit Decomposition, ...
• #### Response to the trauma of receiving an HIV diagnosis: Relation among assumptive world view, hope, and posttraumatic growth in individuals living with HIV/AIDS ﻿

(2012-04-19)
Throughout its twenty-year history, HIV/AIDS has evolved from a disease considered to affect only gay men to one that impacts the lives of men, women, and children of different ages and from various backgrounds. HIV/AIDS ...
• #### Resurrection: Rethinking Magnetic Tapes For Cost Efficient Data Preservation ﻿

(2013-12-17)
With the advent of Big Data technologies-the capacity to store and efficiently process large sets of data, doors of opportunities for developing business intelligence that was previously unknown, has opened. Each phase in ...
• #### Retinal development and age related degeneration following gestational lead exposure ﻿

(2013-07-12)
PURPOSE: Gestational lead exposure (GLE) increased and prolonged retinal progenitor cell proliferation in mice, resulting in a dose-dependent increase in two late-born retinal neurons: rod photoreceptors and bipolar cells. ...
• #### Rewarding Non-Compliant Behavior in Organizations: The Role of Appraisal and Reward Systems on Employee Compliance with FLSA Regulations ﻿

(2012-04-19)
Most I/O psychologists consider the realm of organizational legal issues to be almost entirely comprised of discrimination-related issues. However, the wave of recent wage and hour lawsuits (governed by the FLSA) has ...
• #### ROLE OF AGE-ASSOCIATED OXIDATIVE STRESS IN ALTERED RENAL D1 AND AT1 RECEPTOR FUNCTIONS AND HYPERTENSION ﻿

(2012-04-19)
Blood pressure (BP) and oxidative stress increase with aging. Renal dopamine D1 (D1R) and angiotensin AT1 (AT1R) receptors by maintaining sodium homeostasis regulate blood pressure. Impaired D1R and exaggerated AT1R functions ...