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Dopamine d1 receptor activity in the basolateral amygdala is important for mediating fear, reward and safety discrimination learning, Ka Ho Ng

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Impact of microwave-assisted heating and enzymatic treatment on functional and antioxidant properties of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) by-product hydrolysates, Elizabeth Bich Hang Nguyen

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Infusion of Smartphone Technologies in Hospitality Service Experience, Lei Nie

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Cyclic tensile response of a polyurethane material, Yizhou Nie

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Why are some aggressive adolescents popular: Subgroups of Chinese aggressive youth, Li Niu

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Developing agent-based simulation models of task performance of cognitively diverse teams, Megan Marie Nyre

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Development of a novel polymer-garnet solid state composite electrolyte incorporating Li-La-Zr-Bi-O and polyethylene oxide, Muhammed Ramazan Oduncu

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Effects of a timed dictation activity in the introductory course in Japanese focusing on the accuracy and fluency of writing Katakana, Aya Okada

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Manipulating air and root-zone temperature for energy-efficient floriculture crop production, Madeline W. Olberg

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Analysis of body force effects on flow boiling and condensation with finite inlet quality, Lucas E. O'Neill

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Capacity optimization of battery-generator hybrid power system: Toward minimizing maintenance cost in expeditionary basecamp/operational energy applications, Jude C. Onwuanumkpe

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Seismic body-wave interferometry using noise autocorrelations for crustal structure and a tutorial on 3D seismic processing and imaging using Madagascar, Can Oren

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Advanced hydraulic systems for next generation of skid steer loaders, Mrudula Uday Orpe

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A methodology for cooperation between electric utilities and consumers for microgrid utilization based on a systems engineering approach, Franklin E. Pacheco Chiguano

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Phase field damage simulations of debonding between matrix and spherical inclusions, Johanna B. Palsdottir

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Control-oriented modeling, validation, and analysis of a natural gas engine architecture, Chaitanya Panuganti

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The dark side of reactive attitudes: From persons to compatibilism, Mallory A. Parker

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Bridging statistical learning and formal reasoning for cyber attack detection, Kexin Pei

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INVESTIGATION OF THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIAL DEPOSITED BY LASER-INDUCED CHEMICAL SOLUTION DEPOSITION AND POLYMER NANO-COMPOSITES, Cheng Peng

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Degradation of high performance polymeric fibers: Effects of sonication, humidity and temperature on poly (p-phenylene terephthalamide) fibers, Nelyan Lopez Perez

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Facebook and user experience: Evaluating brand equity of Purdue University residences, Jackelyn Perkins

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Factors Influencing Feedback Receptivity, Michael Joseph Plouviez

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The interactive effects of pesticide exposure and infectious disease on amphibian hosts, Katherine M. Pochini

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In-situ particle sizing of agglomerates in aluminized solid composite propellants using digital inline holography (DIH), Michael S. Powell

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Numerical methods for low-thrust trajectory optimization, Robert E. Pritchett

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EFFECT OF DIALLYL TRISULFIDE ON HEDGEHOG SIGNALING IN PANCREATIC CANCER CELLS, Michael Puccinelli

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An Assessment of the Competitive Ability of Oak Species in the Central Hardwood Region Using both Pre-Harvest Treatment Data and Stem Analysis Techniques, Robert William Edward Quackenbush

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Coming of Age at the Margins: The Diasporic Coming-of-Age Novel in Works by Hanif Kureishi, Sandra Cisneros, and Yuri Herrera, Ricardo Quintana Vallejo

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Structure-function analysis of the dopamine transporter in the presence of synthetic cathinones and amphetamines, Shari Melissa Radford

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Establishing and Improving Control Strategies That Sustain Plant Health In a Botanical Bio-Filter, Bhargav Ronjoy Rajkhowa

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Catalytic conversion of chlorite to chlorine dioxide by non-heme complexes, Manasa Ramachandra

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Reaction tuning of selectively deposited nano-thermite inks for thrust and heat deposition, Raghav Ramachandran

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MODELING THE LUBRICATING INTERFACES OF ULTRA-HIGH PRESSURE RADIAL PISTON MACHINES, Gautham Ramchandran

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A framework for organizational performance assessment in the construction industry, Zenith Rathore

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Spatial Reconstruction of Biological Trees from Point Cloud, Jayakumaran Ravi

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Multi-Objective Optimization of the Switched Reluctance Motor for Improved Performance in a Heavy Hybrid Electric Vehicle Application, Sashankh Ravi

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Using big data analytics for effective six sigma project selection, Anuja S. Rayarikar

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Evaluation of thermal process lethality in meat for non-pathogenic Escherichia coli as a surrogate for Salmonella, Morgan Alyse Redemann

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Superheroes and social action: Reproduction, recurrence, and recognition in the superhero genre, Max M. Renner

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Relationship quality, engagement, hope, self-worth, and health-risk behaviors in a physical activity-based positive youth development program, Shaina Cole Riciputi

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Mergers and acquisitions in food and agribusiness: Returns, drivers, and long run performance, Josiah M. Ringelberg

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Towards a software development methodology for projects in higher education institutions, Daniela Rivera Alvarado

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The impact of sleep disruption on mouse physiology, behavior, and welfare, Amanda L. Robinson-Junker

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Transportation and power solutions for Africa: The assessment and optimization of the Purdue utility platform, Jeremy Patrick Robison

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Secondary atomization of inelastic non-newtonian liquid drops in the bag and multimode regimes, Jonathan Rocha

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Tolerance as a novel mechanism of Hessian fly control on wheat, Kirsten E. Roe

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The Swiss German language and identity: Stereotyping between the Aargau and the Zurich dialects, Jessica Rohr

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Failure pressure and fatigue analysis of the API 12F shop welded, flat bottom tanks, Andres E. Rondon Andueza

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Cereal rye cover crop effects on soil physical and chemical properties in southeastern Indiana, Joseph D. Rorick

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Automating stem learning by engaging in artful-inspired play, Katie E. Roth

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Analyzing the opinion of industry professionals on model-based definition datasets to determine the most efficient method, Shawn P. Ruemler

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Polymerizable lipids for controlled functionalization of layered materials, Kortney Kaye Rupp

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Recombinant Listeria adhesion protein expressing probiotics protect against Listeria monocytogenes infection in animal models, Valerie E. Ryan

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Innovative novel immunotherapies for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme, Salma Salem

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Ascorbic Acid Degradation in PVP Solid Dispersions and the Effects of Water and Pre-lyophilization Solution pH On its Chemical Stability, Juan Oscar Sanchez

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Exploratory study of students' representational fluency and competence of electric circuits, William Fernando Sandchez Cossio

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ULTRA SHORT PULSE LASER SURFACE MODIFICATION, Shashank Sarbada

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Usability of Real Time Data for Cold Chain Monitoring Systems, Arush Saxena

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MITIGATION OF DC-LINK VOLTAGE OSCILLATIONS CAUSED BY RESOLVER ERROR IN AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE DRIVETRAIN, Ayesha Sayed

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High-throughput mechanical characterization methods for composite electrodes and in-situ analysis of Li-ion batteries, Luize Scalco de Vasconcelos

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Implementation and validation of a probabilistic open source baseball engine (POSBE): Modeling hitters and pitchers, Rhett Tracy Schaefer

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A role for the classical complement pathway in hippocampal dendritic injury and hippocampal dependent memory deficits in a model of acquired epilepsy, Nicole Denise Schartz

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High school students' motivations and views of agriculture and agricultural careers upon completion of a pre-college program, Andrea K. Scherer

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Solution based processing of garnet type oxides for optimized lithium-ion transport, Derek K. W. Schwanz

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Firm demography and location decisions in the United States after 1990, Francisco Albert Scott

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Nonword repetition and phonological awareness skills in preschoolers with and without speech sound disorders, Tesnime Selmane

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Comparison of stakeholder management and change management factors in managing successful versus unsuccessful it projects, Ishita Viren Shah

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A faster version of Louvain method for community detection for efficient modeling and analytics of cyber systems, Sunanda Vivek Shanbhaq

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The Effect of Wine Festival Environments on Visitors' Behavioral Intentions: A Study of Perceived Crowding as a Moderator, Youngjoo Shin

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Early bearing fault analysis using high frequency enveloping techniques, Ilya Shulkin

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To see in a mirror dimly: An ecology of ritual transmission, Rebekah Elizabeth Sims

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Applications of the homotopy analysis method to optimal control problems, Shubham Singh

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Hardware accelerated authentication system for dynamic time-critical networks, Ankush Singla

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Make the Connection: Personal and institutional identity in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs PTSD campaign, Staci B. Smith

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Navigating stress in public education: A personal reflection and narrative study of my closest relationships in teaching, Stephen I. Smith

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Investigations on the vampire moth genus Calyptra Ochsenheimer, incorporating taxonomy, life history, and bioinformatics (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Calpinae), Julia L. Snyder

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Visual detail and its effects on character attachment in video games, Carl Sommer

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Using ubiquitous data to improve smartwatches' context awareness, Yuankun Song

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E-commerce mental models of upper middle class Chinese female consumers in Beijing, Yunfan Song

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Measuring mashup similarity in open data innovation contests, Zhounan Song

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Consonant discrimination in the inferior colliculus of young and aged rats, Christopher S. Soverns

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Mapping and analyzing energy use and efficiency in a modified hydroponic shipping container, Rachel E. Sparks

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Investigation of thin film thermal transport using micro-Raman thermometry and tip enhanced Raman spectroscopy, Mithun Srinivasan

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Lower food web dynamics in lakes Michigan and Huron: Spatial and temporal responses to recent oligotrophication, Margaret Hutton Stadig

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A small-scale testbed for large-scale reliable computing, Jason R. St. John

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Metal-promoted self-assembly of collagen mimetic peptides into biofunctional scaffolds for stem cell delivery with the aim of tissue regeneration, Kevin Strauss

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Potential energy savings and benefits to thermal comfort from the effective use of window blinds, Saurabh Sudhakaran

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Integration of BIM and utility sensor data for facilities management, Kamal Suprabhas

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Characterization of a hypersonic quiet wind tunnel nozzle, Cameron J. Sweeney

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The influence of alkalinity of portland cement on the absorption characteristics of superabsorbent polymers (SAP) for use in internally cured concrete, Juan D. Tabares Tamayo

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Investigating the impact of CAD simulations on student design thinking, Manaz R. Taleyarkhan

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Effect of temperature on deep lined circular tunnels in isotropic and transversely anisotropic elastic ground, Fei Tao

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Linking nanoscale mechanical behavior to bulk physical properties and phenomena of energetic materials, Matthew R. Taw

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Test cell set-up to enable drive-cycle testing of a variable valve actuation enabled camless diesel engine, Alexander Harrison Taylor

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Optimization of wireless power networks for biomedical applications, Kyle A. Thackston

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Assessing the performance of a soy methyl ester -polystyrene topical treatment to extend the service life of concrete structures, D'Shawn G. Thomas

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Performance and Reliability of Integrated Solar Thermal Electronics and Devices, Hao Tian

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ADAPTIVE GRAVITY BALANCING ARM SYSTEMS, Harshal Upadhyay

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Unsupervised learning framework for large-scale flight data analysis of cockpit human machine interaction issues, Abhishek B. Vaidya

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Effect of humidity on the creep response of cellulose nanocrystals films, Marianne C. Valone