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  • Assessing gene expression by real-time polymerase chain reaction 

    Dang, Ngoc; Tran, Paul; Colton, Ben; Torry, Ronald J. (2007-05-31)
    End-point Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is a highly sensitive technique that can be used to assess gene expression in limited tissue/cell samples. However, accurately quantifying gene expression with this method is tedious ...
  • Assessing Microbial Diversity in Central Iowa Using DNA Fingerprinting 

    Huynh, Thuy; Andrews, Emily; Jones, Lisa; Legow, Ryan (2010-04-21)
    The vast majority of biological diversity resides in the microbial world, and the number of differing species in kingdoms Bacteria, Fungi, Protista, and Archaea are predicted to be several million. Moreover, the diversity ...
  • Assessing Resveratrol Phuronic F 127 Micelle Stability in the Presence of Plasma Proteins Using Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) 

    Gleason, Scott; Kalapurayil, Matthew (2010-04-21)
    Resveratrol (RES) is a polyphenolic compound with potential for chemopreventative and chemotherapeutic uses. However, exploration has been hindered by its short biologic half-life of ~6 minutes. Using polymeric micelles ...
  • "Assessing trauma patient risk using non-invasive indicators" 

    Lewis, Trisha; Waszgis, Michaela; Theisen-Toupal, Jesse; Sanders, Rachel; Matlack, Angela; Heck, Amber; Buising, Charisse; Henderson, LaRhee; Hopkins, James; Wall, Piper (2006-06-07)
    Non-invasive indicators of a trauma patient's risk of cardiovascular collapse are needed. Exhaled alveolar air (end-tidal air) and skin surface are available non-invasively and have physiologic reasons to relate to trauma ...
  • Biobehavioral responses to conditioned fear and restraint stress in borderline hypertensive rats (BHR) 

    Knoepfler, J.D.; Sanders, B.J. (2007-05-29)
    The purpose of this experiment was to determine the effects of an early environmental manipulation, handling (H), on cardiovascular (CV) reactivity, freezing behavior and corticosterone (CORT) responses to fear conditioning ...
  • Biotherapeutics Usage By Iowa Pharmacists: A Survey 

    Wooley, Sierra; Yousif, Masoud (2013-04-17)
    Biotherapeutics, drugs that are produced using biological means such as recombinant DNA technology, are becoming extremely important in the treatment of a number of disorders such as cancer, immunological diseases and ...
  • Can Ficus Sp. Forests Be Restored Through Vegetative Propagation? 

    Hefferan, Danielle; Hess, Breanna (2013-04-16)
    Gishwati forest lies within the Albertine Rift and contains great biodiversity. The forest, however, has been reduced in size because of post-genocide era habitat loss and agricultural expansion. Conservation efforts working ...
  • Carbon Sequestration in the Drake Prairie 

    Kim, Carol; Jurysta, Matthew (2011-04-19)
    While land use alterations currently result in the addition of about 2 gigatons of carbon to the atmosphere annually, changes in bioproductivity and soil storage have the potential to serve as an important managed sink ...
  • Carbon-carbon bond formation via epititanation and aromatization of acetylenes 

    Clayton, Callie J.; Nguyen, Minh D.; Gitua, John N. (2007-05-31)
    The dibutyltitanium(IV) diisopropoxide, Bu2Ti(OPri)2, reacts with acetylenes, RCºCR (1), where R = Ph, Pr, to undergo in high yield epimetalation with Ti(OPri)2 by transfer. Our on-going research has demonstrated the ...
  • Carbonyl Reduction of Bupropion in Human Liver Cytosol 

    Molnari, Jillissa C. (2011-04-19)
    Human carbonyl reductases (CBRs) are a class of phase I drug metabolizing enzymes that metabolize numerous medications. Patients with pharmacogenetic variations in CBRs have suffered adverse clinical consequences when ...
  • Caspase-Dependent Cleavage of an Immediate Early Herpes Simplex Virus Protein 

    Craig, Trevor; Pradhan, Prajakta (2009-04-22)
    Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV-1) is a member of the Herpesviridae family. All herpesviruses cause life-long infections that shift between latent and lyticand have many treatments but no cures. HSV-1 has a double-stranded, ...
  • Cervical Hypolordosis: A Case Study Report Of Treatments And Outcomes 

    Zipoy, Emily; Kalapurayil, Matthew (2011-04-19)
    Cervical hypolordosis is a condition affecting the cervical vertebrae in which the normal anterior curvature shifts posteriorly from its original position, creating a flattening, causing pain and neuropathy in patients. ...
  • Changes in Urine Specific Gravity and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis Between Normal-Hydrated and Euhydrated States 

    Klatt, Travis D.; Knight, Kelsey L.; Hogan, Zach L.; Leon, Elena E.; Meyer, Katy A. (2009-06-24)
    BACKGROUND: Urine specific gravity (USG) is a simple way to estimate the hydration of an individual that is directly proportional to urine osmolality. Bioelectrical impedance (BIA) is a way to measure % fat, % water, and ...
  • Characterization of Matrix Metalloproteinases From Breast Cancer Cells 

    Kaufmann, Scott; Buege, Michael (2013-04-17)
    Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are enzymes in the extracellular matrix that are involved in a variety of functions including differentiation of cells, cell adhesion, and cell-to-cell interactions. A subclass of MMPs known ...
  • Characterization Of Multi-Drug Resistant Enterobacter SPP. In Camp Creek, IA 

    Wyker, David (2013-04-17)
    Antibiotics are vital in fighting bacterial infections and are necessary in effectively raising livestock in close quarters and high numbers. They are widely used and relatively little restrictions are placed on their ...
  • Characterization of Proteins Involved in DNA Damage Repair 

    Mohr, Aaron; Verlinden, Nathan (2011-04-20)
  • "Characterizing reactivity of benzyl esters in sodium dodecyl sulfate micelles" 

    Odorzynski, Melissa; Hoang, Tram B.; Bulochnik, Alex; Dang, Ngoc; Mirafzal, Gholam A.; Almoazen, Hassan (2006-05-04)
    Purpose: To study the effect of changing structure of benzyl esters on its reactivity in sodium dodecyl sulfate micelles. Methods: Ester molecules with benzyl moiety were either purchased or synthesized. Alkyl groups of ...
  • "Chest skin and sublingual PCO2 during hemorrhage" 

    Hukee, Luke; Paul, Butler; Singh, Sid; Prakash, Shawn; Lewis, Trisha; Waszgis, Michaela; Heck, Amber; Bellani, Denisa; Sanders, Rachel; Matlack, Angela; Theisen-Toupal, Jesse; Hopkins, James; Henderson, LaRhee; Smoot, Dustin; Buising, Charisse; Wall, Piper (2006-06-05)
    Base deficit is an indicator for degree of metablic insult/oxygen debt from hemorrhage and is moratlity risk related in trauma patients. We investigated the use of less invasively available skin and sublingual partial ...
  • Circular polarization in PKS 1519-273 

    Bennett, Wendy (2007-05-31)
    The intra-day variable BL Lac PKS 1519-273 exhibits variations at centimeter wavelengths in total intensity, linear polarization, and circular polarization. The variability is caused by scintillation due to the interstellar ...
  • Comparing venous to arterial base deficit during hemorrhage and resuscitation 

    Prakash, Shawn; Singh, Sid; Stoeker, Laura; Casmaer, Carter; Wilcox, Jenna; Butler, Paul; Hopkins, James; Devey, Jennifer; Henderson, LaRhee; Buising, Charisse; Wall, Piper (2007-05-31)
    Arterial base deficit is used in assessing trauma patient oxygen debt, life saving intervention requirements, resuscitation adequacy, and mortality risk. Venous blood samples are simpler and less painful to obtain than ...