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• #### 8 weeks supplementation of fruit and vegetable juice concentrate reduced postprandial inflammation in overweight/obese, but otherwise healthy, women ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Purpose: The prevalence of overweight/obesity is growing not only in the United States, but also worldwide. Increased adiposity is associated with ...
• #### Acute phase proteins in naturally occurring respiratory disease of feedlot cattle : a novel approach to diagnosis ﻿

([University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is the most costly disease of feedlot cattle in the United States. Costs associated with BRD have been estimated from $13.90 to$15.57 per head with annual losses to the cattle industry ...
• #### Affirming whiteness : a critical discourse analysis of the affirmative action debate in the Fisher case ﻿

([University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
For the past decade, the Grutter v. Bollinger (2003) decision has served as the constitutional basis for the consideration of race in university admissions (Lawrence, 2001; Ledesma, 2013). The recent Fisher v. University ...
• #### Applying the communication theory of identity to members of Alcoholics Anonymous : a phenomenological analysis of the expression of the recovery experience ﻿

([University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
The current study interviewed 24 members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to analyze the expression of the addiction recovery experience. The current study also explored the theoretical boundaries of the Communication Theory ...
• #### Bayesian non-linear methods for survival analysis and structural equation models ﻿

([University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
High dimensional data are more common nowadays, because the collection of such data becomes larger and more complex due to the technology advance of the computer science, biology, etc. The analysis of high dimensional data ...
• #### Biophysical studies of protein dynamics ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The Ribosome is the compact nanomachine with multiple coordinated components working together to translate the genetic code in the mRNA into linear ...
• #### Black on both sides : double consciousness and the black male experience in a predominantly white school district ﻿

([University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
• #### Bridging the cultural divide : the role of foreign directors in cross-border mergers ﻿

([University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
This study examines the influence of foreign directors on the advising role of corporate boards. I use cross-border mergers as a test of the ability of foreign directors to provide effective strategic advising. Social ...
• #### Bridging the gap in French romantic representations of blackness 1750-1880 : the male mulatto in French literature ﻿

([University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
This dissertation traces the evolution of the male mulatto in literature from his appearance in the early nineteenth century to his sudden disappearance in the late 1880's. In this dissertation I argue that the literary ...
• #### Bromine photoelimination from organoplatinum(IV) complexes ﻿

([University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
With burgeoning population growth and widespread economic development world energy consumption is constantly on the rise. Currently most of our energy requirements are met through fossil fuels which are non-renewable. The ...
• #### Un cajón vacío es inimaginable. efectos del poder y la censura en la cultura cubana del período de la revolución ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] En las páginas que siguen exploramos los efectos del poder en la cultura cubana del periodo de la Revolución y lo hacemos a través de las metáforas de ...
• #### Calculating information leakage using model checking tools ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
A confidential program should not allow any information about its secret inputs to be inferred from its public outputs. As such confidentiality is difficult to achieve in practice, it has been proposed in literature to ...
• #### A case study of school district administrators' perceptions of teacher leadership in one northwest Missouri school district ﻿

([University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
The purpose of this qualitative, case study was to gain insight of Administrators' perceptions of teacher leadership in one Northwest Missouri school district. While a well-developed base of literature continues to grow ...
• #### A case study of the integration of technology and instruction in a rural midwestern school district ﻿

([University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine teachers' and administrators' perceptions of the integration of instruction and technology ...
• #### Challenging national heterosexuality : a rhetorical analysis of campaign rhetoric for and against marriage equality in the November 2012 elections ﻿

([University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This study analyzed the campaign appeals from the November 2012 campaigns for and against marriage equality. This study found that the campaigns against ...
• #### Combating nuclear power : discourses of justice, the anti-nuclear power struggle for energy justice ﻿

([University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
In the present study, I critically analyze the anti-nuclear power movement (or the movement for a carbon-free and nuclear-free energy future) in the U.S. using an environmental justice framework. I aim to explore how ...
• #### Combining activities of daily living and scene understanding for continuous assessment of behavior patterns using depth data ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Research has shown the importance of monitoring behavior patterns of older adults over extended time periods to detect and deviations. These deviations ...
• #### Comparison of nondestructive testing technologies used for inspection of welded joints ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The purpose of this research is to report on the comparison between different nondestructive test (NDT) methods applied for the detection of defects ...
• #### Covalent adduct formation between the antihypertensive drug hydralazine and abasic sites in double and single-stranded DNA ﻿

([University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Hydralazine is an antihypertensive agent that displays both mutagenic and epigenetic properties. Here, we provide evidence that medicinally-relevant ...
• #### Data processing system for a personnel walking activity ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.]