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Change and Impact of microRNA modification with age in Drosophila melanogaster, Masashi Abe

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Genomic Imprinting: Establishment, Maintenance And Stability Of Dna Methylation Imprints, Lara Kimberly Abramowitz

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The 2-core of a Random Inhomogeneous Hypergraph, Omar Abuzzahab

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Modeling the Anisotropic Resolution and Noise Properties of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, Raymond Joseph Acciavatti

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Approaches To Mitigate Metal Catalyst Deactivation In Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (sofc) Fuel Electrodes, Lawrence Adijanto

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Shattering Fragility: Illness, Suicide, and Refusal in fin-de-siècle Viennese Literature, Melanie Jessica Adley

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Analyzing Massive Graphs in the Semi-streaming Model, Kook Jin Ahn

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Part I: The Confluence Of Steric And Electronic Effects In N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalyzed Processes Part Ii: Studies Toward The Asymmetric Oxidative Coupling Of Phenols, Scott Edward Allen

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Total Synthesis Of (-)-Irciniastatin B; Design And Synthesis Of Analogues, Chihui An

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The Balloon-Borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope For Polarimetry (blast-Pol), Francesco "Elio" Angilè

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Influences on Children's Human Capital in Rural Malawi, Shirley Afua Appiah-Yeboah

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Empirical Studies in Hospital Emergency Departments, Robert Johnson Batt

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Perspectives of Family Management from School-Aged Children with Chronic Health Conditions: Through the Eyes of the Children, Barbara Lynne Beacham

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Long Live the Revolutions: Fighting For France's Political Future in the Long Wake of the Commune, 1871-1880, Heather Marlene Bennett

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Word Learning in 6-16 Month Old Infants, Elika Bergelson

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Black Sophists: A Critique of Demagoguery, Garry Bertholf

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Racial Disparities In Schooling: Evidence From Cape-Town, South Africa, Moran Blueshtein

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The Power Of Locality In Network Algorithms, Michael Brautbar

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Worry At Work: How State Anxiety Influences Negotiations, Advice, Reappraisal, And Performance, Alison Wood Brooks

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Valuing Family Medicine: Historical Journey, Institutional Hostility, and Individual Narratives, Joanna Veazey Brooks

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Granular Drag And The Kinetics Of Jamming, Theodore Anthony Brzinski

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Morphologies of Precise Polyethylene-Based Acid Copolymers and Ionomers, Francisco Buitrago

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Effects Of Uncertainty On Perceived And Physiological Stress And Psychological Outcomes In Stroke-Survivor Caregivers, Eeeseung Byun

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Cyclic Cellular Automata on Networks and Cohomological Waves, Yiqing Cai

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Part A: Palladium(ii)-Catalyzed Enantioselective Saucy-Marbet Claisen Rearrangement Of Propargyloxy Indoles To Quaternary Oxindoles And Spirocyclic Lactones. Part B: The Regioselective Oxidative Coupling Of Phenols ., Trung Duy Chi Cao

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Potassium Organotrifluoroborates: Chemistry Beyond Cross-Coupling, Livia Cavalcanti

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Essays on Family Structure and Marriage in Sub-Saharan Africa, Sophia Chae

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Essays On Unconventional Monetary Policy, Han Chen

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Multifunctional Nanomaterials of DNA Block Copolymers: Synthesis, Self- Assembly, Thermodynamic Studies and Biomedical Applications, Xi-Jun Chen

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Imagining the City: Ritual and Conflict in the Urban Art Democracy, Carolyn Chernoff

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Evasion of host recognition by phase variation in Haemophilus influenzae, Sarah Clark

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Morphological and Phonological Structure in Zulu Reduplication, Toni Cook

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Seeking the Salubrious Sea: The Health and Environments of Urban American Families, 1870-1930, Meghan Crnic

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Mitotic Kinases in Meiosis, Olga Davydenko

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cAMP promotes retinal midline crossing at the zebrafish optic chiasm, Alison Dell

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Defining the Mechanism of Hsp104-Mediated Protein Disaggregation, Morgan Elizabeth DeSantis

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Essays on the Chinese and the U.S. Housing Markets, Wenjie Ding

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Notch signaling and bone fracture healing, Michael I. Dishowitz

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Dynamics of Microeukaryotes and Archaea in the Mammalian Gut Microbiome, Serena Nicole Dollive

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Branched covers of curves with fixed ramification locus, Ryan Eberhart

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The Critical Ally: Coercion and Defiance in Counterinsurgency Partnership, Barbara Elias

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African Americans from "Back Yonder": The Historical Archaeology of the Formation, Maintenance, and Dissolution of the American Enclave in Samaná, Dominican Republic, Kristen R. Fellows

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EPIGENOMIC AND TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION OF HEPATIC METABOLISM BY REV-ERB and HDAC3, Dan Feng

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Empirical Studies In Retail Operations, Juan Santiago Gallino

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Mexican Immigrant Fathers And Their Children: An Investigation Of Communicative Resources Across Contexts Of Learning, Sarah Gallo

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Chaucer's Formal Histories: Temporality and Intertextuality from the Italian Trecento to "Troilus and Criseyde" and "The Canterbury Tales", Kara Gaston

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Cognitive-Behavioral Processes Distinguishing Normal From Pathological Experiences Across Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Emily Gentes

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Towards a Multilingual Future: The Ecology of Language at a University in Eastern Ukraine, Bridget A. Goodman

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Directed Synthesis and Doping of Wide Bandgap Semiconducting Oxide Nanocrystals, Thomas Ross Gordon

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Motion Primitives and Planning for Robots with Closed Chain Systems and Changing Topologies, Steven Robert Gray

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Manifest Contracts, Michael Greenberg

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Pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases via templated recruitment, Jing Guo

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Understanding Type Ia Supernovae Through Their Host Galaxies Using the SDSS-II Supernova Survey, Ravi Ryan Gupta

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Empedoclean Elegy: Love, Strife and the Four Elements in Ovid's Amores, Ars Amatoria and Fasti, Charles Tyler Ham

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Applications Of Type Ii Anion Relay Chemistry (arc) Part 1: Diversity-Oriented Synthesis Of Polysubstituted Piperidine Analogues Via Type Ii Arc, Part 2: A Highly Convergent Synthesis Of (-)-Secu'amamine A Exploiting Type Ii Arc, Part 3: Facile Access To Diverse Carbobicyclic Systems Via Type Ii Arc, Heeoon Han

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From Engineering Of Tumor Shrinking Dds To Engineering The Nucleus For Tumor Growth, Takamasa Harada

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The Female Gaze in Contemporary Japanese Literature, Kathryn Hemmann

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Solution-Phase Assembly Of Nanoparticles And Amphiphilic Polymers: Controlling The Morphology From Vesicles To Micelles, Robert J. Hickey

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Comparative Studies of Health and Mortality, Jessica Ho

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Problematic Returns: On The Romanesque In Contemporary French Literature, Lucas Hollister

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Gaussian Markov Random Field Models For Surveillance Error And Geographic Boundaries, Andrew Ernest Hong

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Hierarchical Assemblies Of Soft Matters From Polymers And Liquid Crystals On Structured Surfaces, Apiradee Honglawan

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Lipid And Protein Organizations In Model Membrane Systems- Membrane Curvature, Lipid Structure, Domain Formation, And Membrane Binding Kinetics, Wan-Ting Hsieh

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The Impact of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy on the Recidivism of High Risk Probationers: Results from a Randomized Trial, Jordan Hyatt

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Mechanics of Mobilization: The Making of a Taxi Workers Alliance, Amruta Inamdar

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Imaging and Understanding Atomic-scale Adhesion and Wear: Quantitative Investigations Using In situ TEM, Tevis Jacobs

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The Role of TIPE2 in the Regulation of Inflammation and Tumorigenesis, Derek Johnson

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Conformality lost: broken symmetries in the early universe, Austin Joyce

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Applications of Hybrid Diffuse Optics for Clinical Management of Adults after Brain Injury, Meeri Nam Kim

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Essays on Macroeconomic Effects of Taxation and Health Policies, Soojin Kim

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Searching for Needles in a Haystack: Three Essays on the Role of R&D Partnerships in the Bio-Pharmaceutical Industry, Thomas Maximilian Klueter

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The Understanding of Teaching in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, John Knutsen

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A search for dark matter through invisible decays of the Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, Joshua Milo Kunkle

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Development and Persuasion Processing: An Investigation of Children's Advertising Susceptibility and Understanding, Matthew Allen Lapierre

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Individual Stock Investor Sentiment, Stock Issuance, and Financial Market Anomalies, Edmund Pak Kuen Lee

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Market Heterogeneity and Drug Innovation, Rocky Lee

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Measuring Transcription Directly From Our Chromosomes, Marshall Levesque

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Plasma Proteins And Their Interaction With Synthetic Polymers At The Air-Water Interface, Zhengzheng Liao

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TEM Studies of Modulated Mixed A-site Perovskites, Mark William Licurse

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Information and Learning in Markets, FEI LI

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The molecular basis for amino-terminal acetylation by NAT proteins, Glen Liszczak

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Coarse-Grained Lattice Monte Carlo Simulation of Continuous Systems, Xiao Liu

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Rational Design And Characterization Of Solution-Processable Organic Photovoltaic Devices: A Study Of Both Organic And Inorganic Architectures, Wenting Li

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Predicting Text Quality: Metrics for Content, Organization and Reader Interest, Annie Priyadarshini Louis

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Epigenetic Basis For The Oncogenic Potential Of Idh Mutations, Chao Lu

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Use Of Tat-Hsp70 Fusion Protein To Attenuate Sepsis-Induced Lung Injury In Rodents With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Caused By Cecal Ligation And Double Puncture (2clp), Mary Melanie Lyons

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"A Lock upon All Conduct:" Modesty in German Courtly Literature (c. 1175-1220), Kathryn Ann Malczyk

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Dynamicity and Performance in Adaptive Organizations, Alessandro Marino

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Using Model Proteins To Study Tyrosine Oxidation-Reduction: Reversible Voltammograms, Long-Lived Radicals And Detailed Design Of The Radical Site, Melissa C. Martínez-Rivera

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Mechanistic Studies of Alcohol Steam Reforming Catalysts, Eddie Martono

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Linear types, protocols, and processes in classical F°, Karl Mazurak

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Parental Engagement in a School District in Crisis: Examining School Reform through the Lens of Family Involvement, Kathryn McGinn

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Toxic? The Nature And Effects Of Mothers' Exposure To Pediatric Environmental Health Information In The Media, Susan L. Mello

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Host-Apicomplexan Parasite Interactions: Leveraging Biological Discovery Into Antiparasitic Drug Development, Melanie Grace Millholland

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Regulation Of Egf Receptor Dynamics By Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases, Calixte Monast

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Regulation and dynamic behavior of the heat shock transcription factor HSF-1 in C. elegans, Elizabeth A. Morton

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IMPROVING SN Ia DISTANCE MEASUREMENTS THROUGH BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF SN Ia SYSTEMATIC UNCERTAINTIES, Jennifer Lynn Mosher

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Early Modern Arguments For Scientific Knowledge Of Nature As A Moral Duty, Veronica Muriel

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Improving protein therapeutics through quantitative molecular engineering approaches and a cell-based oral delivery platform, Ting Wun Ng

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Defining the Role of Mechanical Signals During Nerve Root Compression in the Development of Sustained Pain and Neurophysiological Correlates that Develop in the Injured Tissue and Spinal Cord, Kristen Nicholson