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  • Effects of a self-care deficit nursing theory-designed nursing system on sympton control in children with asthma 

    Cox, Karen R. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    Asthma is the most frequent reason for preventable hospital admissions among children regardless of race or socio-economic status. Since asthma hospitalizations are preventable, an implicit assumption is that parents are ...
  • 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 ...
  • Effect of water, rice flour and small red bean on physical properties of tapioca pearl 

    Xu, Houjie (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    This research studied the effect of water, rice flour, and small red beans on cooking qualities and texture of tapioca pearls. The gluten free benefits of this product along with the added nutritional value made possible ...
  • Differential Effects Of Increasing Physical Activity And Reducing Energy Intake On Cardiometabolic And Energetic Parameters In Obesity-Prone Juvenile Rats 

    Welly, Rebecca (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    Although the rise in adolescent obesity plateaued from 2003 to 2012, health implications associated with excess adiposity in the adolescent years remain problematic. As such, we utilized an obesity-prone (OP) rat model to ...
  • Physical and Viscoelastic Properties of Calcium Alginate Gels 

    Wang, Yun (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    Calcium alginate gels have a wide variety of applications in food processing, bioengineering and pharmaceuticals due to their unique advantages. In this research, three calcium alginate gel systems including calcium ...
  • 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 ...
  • Fabrication of a Photoconductive Switch for a Class E Amplifier 

    Scheetz, Chris (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    A gallium arsenide-based photoconductive switch is a simple, fast alternative to many photodetectors available today. Using such as switch within a Class E power amplifier, however, highlights some drawbacks of a single ...
  • 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 ...
  • Applications of Activated Carbon to Reduce Disinfection Byproducts in Small Drinking Water Systems 

    Junker, Allyson Leigh (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    The addition of chlorine disinfectant to drinking water during the treatment process results in the formation of disinfection by-products (DBPs). The United States and several other nations regulate for DBPs in drinking ...
  • An authentic sustainable future: a case study of the Bullitt Center 

    Jackson, Ebony (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    The qualitative research was a case study of the Bullitt Center. The focus of this research was to understand how the Bullitt Center sought to achieve the goals of the Living Building Challenge and ultimately become the ...
  • Incidental Word Learning during Reading: Which Skills Do Children Use? 

    Hill, Margaret (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    Much of the growth in vocabulary during the school-age years occurs incidentally, as children encounter new words during silent reading. However, the language and reading skills that contribute to incidental word learning ...
  • 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 ...
  • Fast Object Detection On Raw Depth Images 

    Chen, Guang (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    We propose an effective object detection system which is able to localize object in real time and outperforms the state-of-the-art results on standard Washington RGB-D benchmark datasets, designed exclusively for object ...
  • 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 ...
  • Superharmonic Responses of an Oscillator with Impact 

    Zhou, Wenzhao (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    Superharmonic responses are characteristic of many nonlinear systems undergoing high intensity of excitation. Recent experimental investigation findings of energy harvesting involves nonlinear systems have observed ...
  • Investigation and Analysis of Image Classification on Large-scale Benchmark Datasets 

    Yang, Weihuan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    Image Classification nowadays, which including object recognition and scene classification, remains to be a major challenging task among computer recognition area. Defined as the task of assigning an image one or multiple ...
  • 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 ...
  • A new circuit for personnel detection using signal scavenging 

    Suriyakul, Chinchao (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    Falls are a major healthcare problem for the elderly. To help reduce the bad consequences of a fall in the elderly, our laboratory has developed a personnel detection system to monitor walking activities on the floor by ...

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