Recent Submissions

  • Structural and kinetic studies of bifunctional and monofunctional proline catabolic enzymes 

    Srivastava, Dhiraj (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    PutAs, Proline dehydrogenase and P5C dehydrogenase are involved in the oxidation of proline to glutamate. Mutations in proline dehydrogenase and P5C dehydrogenase cause a disease condition known as hyperprolinemia. In this ...
  • Vivarium 

    Tyler, Laura Louise (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    Throughout history, people have collected nature for the purpose of being displayed in domesticated spaces. 17th century naturalists brought found specimens of nature into home collections. Natural history museums collect ...
  • Late-Medieval Perception of Abnormal Behavior 

    Puyat, Svyatoslav (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    This study looks at late-medieval medical texts as well as Inquisition manuals and other ecclesiastical sources to explore the reactions of late-medieval medical and Church authorities to abnormal behavior. Although early ...
  • Drink Bleach: The Anti State of Mind 

    O'Keefe, Ginnifer Paige (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    This body of work presents a visual rejection of understood ideas of acceptance and a vindication of new ones. As a maker, I obtain an "anti state of mind" that carries forth energy in rejection, but most largely in the ...
  • Genetic Influences on Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors 

    McLaughlin, Kristin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    Though non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs) often co-occur, very little is known about the shared and unique genetic influences on these behaviors. Previous research has suggested that ...
  • Bike Share: A Study In Suitability Analysis 

    Clausen, Anna Rae (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    Bike share systems are a rising trend in multi-modal transportation, involving automated kiosks where bikes can be checked out at one location and returned to another. Urban form can affect the utility of bike share systems ...
  • Is 2d:4d a Stable Trait during Child Development? 

    Bain, James Chester (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    The second digit to fourth digit (2d:4d) ratio is a sexually dimorphic trait in humans that has been widely used to study male/female differences in other behavioral and morphological characteristics. 2d:4d is posited as ...
  • The troubling voices of Confederate women: the language of family, religion, and rebellion on the occupied Civil War home front 

    Ward, Jonathan Matthew (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    Using the diaries of Confederate women in occupied territory during the American Civil War as the central primary sources, this thesis seeks to articulate how Confederate women used their voices as a powerful means of ...
  • Epistemic Virtue and Knowledge Attribution 

    Harris, Keith Raymond (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    What factors influence whether we may rightly attribute knowledge to a subject? It is uncontroversial that factors like whether a subject has a given belief, whether that belief is true, what evidence the subject has for ...
  • Display 

    Fischer, Aaron Michael (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    My sculptural work is comprised of tool-like objects of unknown utility. Each object is made up of materials traditionally used both in Art and Craft contexts, and are reminiscent of hand tools, but whose purpose is obscured, ...
  • Use of Score-based Tests in IRT Models 

    Wang, Ting (2015)
    Measurement invariance is a fundamental assumption in item response theory models, where the relationship between a latent construct (ability) and observed item responses are of interest. Violation of this assumption would ...
  • Affective Modulation of Post-Auricular Reflexes to Serial Probes: A Test of the Nursing Hypothesis 

    Johnson, Gabriella Monique (2015)
    The post-auricular reflex (PAR) is a vestigial microreflex which is thought to be a component of startle. However, unlike prototypical components of startle (e.g. acoustic blink reflex), the PAR is potentiated during ...
  • The Metaphysics of Content: Towards a Minimalist Account of Propositions 

    Frank, Devin (2015)
    Propositions appear to be needed as the objects of belief and other propositional attitudes, the primary bearers of truth and falsity, and the semantic contents of sentences, but there remains significant debate over their ...
  • Development of cancer targeted Nampt inhibitors 

    Sadrerafi, Keivan (2015)
    The purpose of this research is the discovery of a highly potent pharmaceutical that can selectively cause apoptosis in various cancer cells. To utilize hydrophobic properties of carboranes, 1,7-dicarba-closo-dodecaborane ...
  • Strategies for the attachment of organic functional groups to silicon surfaces and measurement of vapor pressure of ionic liquids 

    Li, Yuan (2015)
    Surface modifications of silicon surfaces have been studied for several decades. There are several approaches for attaching organic molecules with specific functionalities to these surfaces, utilizing both the selectivity ...
  • Cyclical Behavior of Prices and Inflation 

    Li, Xue (2015)
    One of the most important theme of macroeconomics is to describe and explain the behavior of key macroeconomic series, such as output, the price level, and inflation. This paper describes the way in which the price level ...
  • Origins and Changes of East Asian Party Systems and Voter Alignments: Social Conditions, Issue Effects, and Party Coalitions 

    Kim, Yong Jae (2015)
    My dissertation explains the formulation of party systems and voting behaviors in East Asia. The previous literature maintained that East Asian party politics was caused by the homogeneous culture and the philosophy. ...
  • Examination of mu-Opioid Receptor Activation in the Nucleus Accumbens on Baseline Diet Preferences in Rats Selectively Bred to Run Long or Short Distances 

    Johns, Howard (2015)
    The obesity epidemic and associated diseases are a direct result of both diet choice and inactivity, as overconsumption of palatable foods and a sedentary lifestyle invariably precede the onset of weight gain. Our laboratory ...
  • Developing a computer coding scheme for the implicit achievement motive 

    Halusic, Marc (2015)
    Implicit motives are measured using a projective assessment, the Picture Story Exercise (PSE), involving labor-intensive coding of participant-generated writing. The present research uses insights from previous attempts ...
  • Social Organization of Authenticity in Mexican Restaurants 

    Christ, Stephen R. (2015)
    This dissertation analyzes the social worlds of the Mexican restaurant industry. First, the topic of organizational constructions and presentations of authenticity is investigated. In examining the relation between discourses ...

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