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The Revengers: A Novel
(Creighton University, 2011-05-11)
This creative thesis is a novel about two boys named Chad Quinn and Leo Bishop and their adventures as the “Revengers,” a pair of semi-superheroic vigilantes. I started writing the book during the summer of 2009 and have ...
Prion Strain Conformational Stability and the Role of PrPc in Prion Strain Interference
(Creighton University, 2011-05-05)
Prions are the causative agent of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), a group of neurodegenerative diseases characterized by the accumulation of PrPSc, an abnormal conformation of the normal host protein PrPC. ...
Digital Holographic Micro-Interferometery for the Measurement of the Refractive Index of Biological Cells
(Creighton University, 2011-05-12)
A digital holographic microscope that can be used to measure the refractive index of biological cells at different wavelengths that extend to the near-infrared spectrum was built. The interference pattern produced by the ...
Tubulin Isotypic Diversity in Mammalian Cilia
(Creighton University, 2011-08-15)
Multiple well-conserved α and β tubulin isotypes have been identified in mammals. These isotypes are encoded by different genes and are selectively expressed in mammalian cells. The tubulin isotypes are also subjected to ...
Our children's lunch: putting a small meal in the big picture of food and people
(Creighton University, 2011-06-21)
Role of Vitamin D receptor and vitamin D binding protein restriction fragment length polymorphisms in determining dose response to vitamin D: a randomized double blind placebo controlled trial
(Creighton University, 2011-06)
Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) is considered to be the best biomarker of vitamin D status. Besides the dietary intake of vitamin D and exposure to sunlight, there are other factors that affect serum 25OHD such as weight, ...
Like, Share or Continue Shopping: Branding Identity and Consumerizing Online Literacy
(Creighton University, 2011-04-14)
The Internet today presents information consumable as a tangible good that is often used in exchange for something else. Technology eases our access to literacy while redefining it, making literacy a product aimed at ...
Molecular Study of Gβγ Dependent Breast Cancer Cell Migration and Invasion
(Creighton University, 2011-05-07)
The G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) convey signals mainly via heterotrimeric G proteins in the form of Gα-GTP and Gβγ subunits. Recent studies show that expression of Gβγ-sequestering peptide derived from the carboxyl ...
Spoiling to Survive: Why Terrorist Violence Escalates After a Government Concession
(Creighton University, 2011-03)
Why does terrorist violence escalate after a government concession? This study examines three theoretical explanations of why terrorist violence escalates after a government concession: the Spoiling, Factioning, and ...
EGFR deficiency results in defective hair follicle cycling, resistance to chemotherapy-induced alopecia, and cutaneous inflammation
(Creighton University, 2011-12-13)
Treatment of cancer patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors causes perifollicular inflammation in the skin. Mouse models with EGFR deficiency predicted this folliculitis and revealed that abrogation ...