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Regulation of Endogenous Excitatory Neurotransmitters by Isoprostanes
(Creighton University, 2008-07-28)
We have evidence that isoprostanes (IsoPs) regulate exogenously applied excitatory amino acid neurotransmitter glutamate in bovine retina, in vitro. However, the regulation of retinal endogenous glutamateby IsoPs is unknown. ...
Baseball Statistics in the Steroids Era
(Creighton University, 2008-06-27)
This thesis examines the presence of steroids and performance enhancing substances in Major League Baseball from approximately 1988 to 2008. This period, informally known as the “steroids era,” has been the source of great ...
(Creighton University, 2008-04)
Text messaging is the newest form of communication used in education, business and personal relationships that has taken the world by storm. From corporations to grade schoolers, it appears that texting is the most convenient ...
Birth Parent Love Portrayed in Domestic Adoption Children's Literature
(Creighton University, 2008-09-29)
This thesis examines domestic adoption children’s literature published in the 1970’s, 1980’s, and 1990’s, to assess if the authors portrayed birth parent love through narration and/or illustration toward the child relinquished ...
Factors Predicting Public Support or Opposition in Israel for the Creation of a Palestinian State
(Creighton University, 2008-11-14)
In this thesis I discus the ethno-national conflict in Israel. I submit that the conflict is a dangerous one and it should be studied and analyzed in order to provide the International System with better understanding of ...
MicroRNAs are essential for hair cell development.
(Creighton University, 2008-10-10)
MicroRNAs are small non-coding RNAs that are processed through an endogenous biological pathway and function to post-transcriptionally regulate target gene expression. MicroRNAs affect cellular proliferation, differentiation, ...
Development and Characterization of Nanoparticulate Delivery System for the Radioprotectant Drug Amifostine
(Creighton University, 2008-05)
Amifostine is a cytoprotectant drug used as an adjunct in cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy. A simple and sensitive HPLC method was developed and validated for the assay of Amifostine. The method consisted of 95:5 ...
The Effects of Chronic Ethanol Ingestion and Smoke Exposure on Anti-Pneumococcal Host Defenses
(Creighton University, 2008-12)
Individuals who abuse alcohol and tobacco are at increased risk for pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus). Alcohol and cigarette smoke are known to exert immunosuppressive effects on pulmonary ...
Hybrid Ray Optics and Continuum Mechanics Modeling of Cell Deformation in the Optical Stretcher
(Creighton University, 2008-01-21)
Since the invention of the optical stretcher in 2001, no direct method has been found for measuring the optical stress that produces the observed trapping and stretching of biological cells and other dielectrics. Hence, ...
Constructing Minority Governments
(Creighton University, 2008-09-25)