• Effect of over-expression of ζ-crystallin on glutaminase mRNA stability, The 

        Author(s):Propst, Keri J.; Taylor, Lynn; Lee, Yeon; Curthoys, Norman P.
        Date Issued:2005
        Format:Student works; posters
        During metabolic acidosis, increased renal catabolism of glutaminegenerates ammonium and bicarbonate ions to partially restore normal acid-basebalance. The remaining carbons derived from glutamine are then used to ...
      • Activation of muscle spindle afferents increases force fluctuations in the knee extensor muscles 

        Author(s):Coellen, Eric T; Cuaresma, Lindsay S.; Intlekofer, Karlie A.; Tracy, Brian L.
        Date Issued:2005
        Format:Student works; posters
        The purpose of this project was to examine the effect of acute tendon vibration on fluctuations in force during contractions of the knee extensor muscles in young healthy subjects.
      • Characterizing a mosquito gut bacterial community 

        Author(s):Kemp, Janet A.; Lang, Gail M.; DuTeau, Nancy M.
        Date Issued:2005
        Format:Student works; posters
        Mosquitoes are common vectors of devastating diseases that infect both humans and animals. Methods of control, such as insecticides and vaccines, are losing their effectiveness. Alternative strategies need to be considered. ...
      • Effect of dominant negative MKK expression on pH-induced increases in PEPCK mRNA levels 

        Author(s):O'Hayre, Morgan; Taylor, Lynn; Curthoys, Norman P.
        Date Issued:2005
        Format:Student works; posters
        Acid-base homeostasis is essential for survival. When metabolic acidosis is induced by factors such as prolonged starvation, severe shock, high protein diet, or uncontrolled type I diabetes, the kidneys act to compensate ...
      • Characterization of the bacterial midgut community of wild-caught Aedes aegypti 

        Author(s):Shimizu, Julia; DuTeau, Nancy M.
        Date Issued:2005
        Format:Student works; posters
        It is estimated that 10 to the 14th power microbes make the human gut home, outnumbering the total number of cells in the body. The importance of microbes in the digestive system of mammals is fairly well known. However ...
      • Ocular dominance and subjective color perception: a study using the Fechner-Benham Visual Illusion 

        Author(s):Kellogg, Jessica M.; O'Shea, Geoffrey
        Date Issued:2005
        Format:Student works; posters
        Past research has demonstrated differences in visual processing between the dominant, or preferred eye, and the non-dominant, or less preferred eye. Researchers have accounted for these differences according to either ...
      • Social distance and diversity 

        Author(s):Barton, Moriah; Metcalfe, Michelle; Downey, Eleanor Pepi
        Date Issued:2005
        Format:Student works; posters
        The authors created a survey using the Bogardus Social Distance scale to answer the following: What are the tolerance levels of college students from a predominately white society towards people of different ethnicities, ...
      • Relationship between nicotine and neurophysiology in schizophrenia, The 

        Author(s):Nolan, Megan; Nicksic, C.; Tassi, M.; Davalos, Deana
        Date Issued:2005
        Format:Student works; posters
        Abnormalities of the nicotinic cholinergic system in the brain have been noted in a number of clinical disorders. The higher than average rate of smoking in clinical populations has been theorized as being related to ...
      • ERP study of metaphor processing 

        Author(s):Gibson, Linzi M.; Schmidt, Gwen L.
        Date Issued:2005
        Format:Student works; posters
        What is the role of the right hemisphere in processing metaphors? One theory suggests that metaphor processing in the RH is part of amore general function of the RH, coarse semantic coding (Beeman,1998). The LH mediates ...
      • Influence of early exercise on bone mineral density in equine distal third metacarpal condyles 

        Author(s):Zimmerman, Chelsea A.; Duesterdieck, K.; Kawcak, Chris E.
        Date Issued:2005
        Format:Student works; posters
        Although musculoskeletal injuries have a large impact on the horse industries, little is known as to the effects of early exercise. Prior research suggests that repeated loading and exercise leads to an increase in higher ...
      • Effects of body condition scores and fat depots on gene expression of fatty acid synthase in horses 

        Author(s):Doran, Lynn A.; Yemm, R.; Dickinson, C. E.; Hossner, Kim L.
        Date Issued:2005
        Format:Student works; posters
        The current study was designed to examine the expression of fatty acid synthase (FAS) genes in horse adipose tissue. Subcutaneous and visceral fat samples were collected from Quarter horses with obese or normal body condition ...
      • Potential role of cholesterol in the migration of neurons containing gonadotropin-releasing hormone 

        Author(s):Wadas, Brandon; Edelmann, M.; Spivak, I.; Feinstein, E.; Schwarting, G.; Intlekofer, K.; Tobet, Stuard
        Date Issued:2005
        Format:Student works; posters
        Signaling by Sonic Hedgehog (Shh) is instrumental in the development of midline facial and forebrain structures. Signaling by Shh can be dependent upon conjugation with cholesterol. Structural abnormalities related to ...
      • Evaluation of Aedes aegypti densonucleosis (AeDNV) infection in adult mosquito mortality 

        Author(s):Plake, Emily M.; Doehling, Malena; Bray, Stacey; Carlson, Jon; Suchman, Erica
        Date Issued:2005
        Format:Student works; posters
        Aedes aegypti densonucleosis virus (AeDNV) has long been considered a likely agent in biologic control against arthropod-borne diseases. Extensive studies have been done to evaluate infection and pathogeneses in Aedes ...