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  • Effects of pro-inflamatory cytokines on polarized rat parotid Par-C10 monolayers [abstract] 

    Zimmerman, Danielle; Camden, Jean M.; Weisman, Gary A.; Baker, Olga J. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    Sjögren's syndrome (SS), an autoimmune disorder, is distinguished by inflammation and salivary gland cell death, leading to xerostomia (dry mouth). The G protein-coupled P2Y2 receptor (P2Y2R) is up-regulated in response ...
  • Inhibition of β-glucosidase by D-Gluconic acid δ-lactone in water deficient maize [abstract] 

    Zelle, Karen; Maltman, Rachel; Bondra, Mary; Sharp, Bob (Robert E.) (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    The effects of β-glucosidase inhibitor D-Gluconic acid δ-lactone were measured under water deficit and well watered conditions in maize. Kinematic analysis had previously shown root growth maintenance in the apical 3mm ...
  • Regulation of cholesterol transport processes in the liver by dietary citrus flavonoids [abstract] 

    Zalasky, Katherine M.; Holland, Lené J. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    Over the past few years, the importance of diet management and moderation has become a focal point of everyday life. Obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high blood cholesterol can all result from poor nutrition ...
  • Lick Creek conservation area management plan [abstract] 

    Wilhelmi, Nick; Hamilton, Tiffanie; Dwyer, John P. (John Patrick), 1946- (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has contracted fifteen-University of Missouri students, specializing in Soils, Fisheries, Wildlife, Forestry, and Parks, Recreation and Tourism, to create a management plan for ...
  • Characterization of soybean genes involved in soybean cyst nematode (SCN) resistance [abstract] 

    Yeckel, Gregory; Ithal, Nagabhushana; Nettleton, Dan; Recknor, Justin; Wu, Xiaolei R.; Nguyen, Henry T.; Mitchum, Melissa G. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    The expansion of the soybean cyst nematode (SCN; Heterodera glycines) across soybean producing regions of the United States shows no signs of slowing. Resistant soybean germplasm has been used as the primary strategy to ...
  • Survey on vocal fatigue in classroom teachers: Profile based on teaching level [abstract] 

    Yates, Rachel; Radhakrishnan, Nandhu (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    Voice production is a complex task involving coordination of several systems in our body. Voice plays a crucial role in speech production. Without voice, speech will be inaudible. Voice problems hinder communication ...
  • High surface area carbon based batteries [abstract] 

    Wopata, Matthew; Suppes, Galen J. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    Lead acid batteries have some flaws that prevent them from being used in applications such as electric vehicles. Their low energy densities, problems with corrosion, sulfation, and inability to withstand deep discharges ...
  • Comparing impingement boiling vs. pool boiling to improve technological insight into liquid cooling in electronics [abstract] 

    Witte, Matt; Bryan, James E., 1964-; Feng, Xin, 1978-; Jackson, Jenny E. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    With the field of technology advancing at a rapid pace so must the technology behind cooling these electronic parts. My research compares two completely different of cooling operations and compares many different fluids ...
  • A human relevant rat model of breast cancer [abstract] 

    Willbrand, Dana M.; Sauter, Edward R.; Ruhlen, Rachel L. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    Estrogen receptor (ER) status is an important prognostic factor of human breast cancer. ER+ breast cancers, which make up 95% of human breast cancers, have a good prognosis because the growth of these tumors is dependent ...
  • Agarose entrapped gold nanoparticles for the crosslinking of collagen: A comparison study [abstract] 

    White, Amanda Kay; Costello, Corey; Grant, Sheila Ann (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    As one of the most common proteins found in the human body, collagen is generally regarded as biocompatible and has well-defined properties that make it ideal for biomedical applications. However, for purified forms of ...
  • Design and testing of heat pipes [abstract] 

    Vincent, Christopher John, 1976-; Ma, Hongbin, 1962- (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    The project focuses on the design and testing of straight heat pipes. During the duration of the project three different styles of heat pipe manufacturing were developed. The first style consisted of flattening the pipe ...
  • Effects of feeding a no-roughage diet to feedlot cattle compared to traditional corn-soybean meal-hay diet [abstract] 

    Versemann, Brent; Kerley, Monty Stephen, 1960- (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    The present experiment utilized a group of 16 Angus-based steers. The steers in group two (control group) were fed a traditional corn-soybean meal diet with free choice fescue hay available. Calves on group one (test group) ...
  • Modeling a gas puff z-pinch as an RL circuit load [abstract] 

    VanGordon, James A., 1984-; Kovaleski, Scott D. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    A Z-pinch is process through which current is passed though a column of plasma and the resultant JxB force acts to "pinch" the plasma to smaller and smaller radii. More specifically, a gas puff Z-pinch is a Z-pinch that ...
  • Thermal performance maps for forced air cooling of ruggedized electronics enclosures [abstract] 

    VanEngelenhoven, Jesse; Solbrekken, Gary Lawrence; Geisler, Karl (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    Based on standard commercial form factors, this study explores chassis-level air cooling limits for ruggedized military electronics constrained by pressure drop requirements and fin manufacturing capabilities. Numeric and ...
  • Rotational excitation of carbon dioxide due to collision with a liquid surface [abstract] 

    Valliere, Michael; Adams, John E. (John Ewart), 1952- (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    To improve our understanding of collisional energy transfer at a gas-liquid interface, we have investigated collisions of carbon dioxide molecules with a simple atomic liquid surface. Our particular focus here is on the ...
  • Effects of exercise on bone parameters in the oim mouse model [abstract] 

    Twenter, Kristin; Carleton, Stephanie M., 1979-; Weber, Bettina A., 1979-; Carson, William; Phillips, Charlotte L. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    Previous studies have shown that mechanical loading on the skeleton acts as an anabolic stimulus, including changes in bone geometry, bone mineral density, and mechanical properties. Increases in these properties may improve ...
  • Do young children recognize the sound system of their native language? [abstract] 

    Turner, Rebecca; Goodman, Judith C. (Judith Claire), 1958- (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    Children must learn the phonological rules of their language (what sounds are allowable). For example, a word cannot begin with [zw] in English, but it can in German (e.g., zwiebel). English-speaking adults all know that ...
  • Effects of endocrine disrupters on the zebrafish embryo [abstract] 

    Turner, Andrew W.; Chandrasekhar, Anand, 1965- (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    Endocrine disrupters have been shown to cause irreversible changes in fetal development of mice. These man-made chemicals are found in plastics and pesticides and could be hazardous to humans. Interestingly, hormone ...
  • Modeling friction stir welding of Al 2024-T3 [abstract] 

    Thomson, Mary; El-Gizawy, A. Sherif (Ahmed Sherif), 1945- (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    Friction stir welding (FSW) is a modification of the traditional friction welding. It is a process patented by The Welding Institute in Cambridge, England in 1991. It is a mechanical process whereby solid-state welding ...
  • Thermal performance of sintered and non-sintered capillary heat pipes [abstract] 

    Thompson, Scott; Ma, Hongbin, 1962- (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    The current study is being conducted to better understand how interior capillary geometry/design and interior surface treatments may affect the thermal performance of sintered and non-sintered, grooved heat pipes. The ...