Robot hands -- Design and construction. Robots -- Motion -- Mathematical models. Manipulators (Mechanism) -- Design and construction. Textile fabrics. Knots and splices. String.
Flexible objects are a challenge to manipulate. Their motions are hard to predict, and the high number of degrees of freedom makes sensing, control, and planning difficult. Additionally, they have more complex friction and contact issues than rigid...
Liver disease of different etiologies confers significant morbidity and mortality and hence it constitutes a major health concern worldwide. Stemming from a range of causes, such as viral, drug-induced, alcoholic, or autoimmune, the rate of...
This thesis describes the synthetic study of two biologically related natural products: porphobilinogen (PBG) and cobyric acid. PBG is the key intermediate in the biosynthesis of all naturally occurring tetrapyrrolic 'pigments of life', including...
An interval order is an ordered set whose elements are in correspondence with a collection of intervals in a linearly ordered set, with disjoint intervals ordered by their relative position. The order complex of an ordered set is the simplicial...
Though researchers have advocated a more direct link between individual, population, and community processes, translating the behavior of individuals to the dynamics of natural populations and communities has remained a major challenge in ecology....
Studies have implicated the essential role of Vitamin A (VA) and its active metobolite, retinoic acid (RA) in both host defense and tolerance through manipulation of various immune cells, including T cells, B cells, macrophages and others. CD8⁺ T...
Proteins -- Structure -- Mathematical models. Recombinant proteins -- Mathematical models. Mathematical optimization -- Data processing. Dynamic programming. Protein engineering.
Site-directed protein recombination produces improved and novel protein variants by recombining sequence fragments from parent proteins. The resulting hybrids accumulate multiple mutations that have been evolutionarily accepted together. Subsequent...
In this thesis we study 1=k-geodesics, those closed geodesics that minimize on any subinterval of length L=k, where L is the length of the geodesic. These curves arise as critical points of the uniform energy, a function introduced in Morse theory...
In this thesis we review the methods for computation of cosmological correlations in the early universe known as the in-in formalism which are then applied to the problem of magnetogenesis from inflation. For this computation, a power-law single...
This thesis contains material relating to two separate subjects. The first section determines when the C*-algebra affiliated to a directed graph has continuous trace. We use groupoid methods and the focus is on producing conditions on a graph that...
We study the bijective combinatorics of reduced words. These are fundamental objects in the study of Coxeter groups. We restrict our focus to reduced words of permutations and signed permutations. Our results can all be situated within the context...
For a long-lived metastable system, the decay of the survival probability is typically exponential. However, deviations are known to exist at short times (the quantum Zeno effect) and at long times (algebraic tails in classical hydrodynamic...
Purple sulfur bacteria (PSB) can dominate the nitrogen, carbon, and sulfur cycles in anoxic ecosystems via their anoxygenic photosynthetic metabolisms and are the only producers of the carotenoid, okenone, a biomarker targeted for photic zone...
Older people -- Medical care -- United States -- Evaluation. Chronically ill -- Medical care -- United States -- Evaluation. Ambulatory medical care -- United States -- Evaluation.
Objective . To examine how continuity is related to quality measures for chronically ill elderly patients; to the specialty and caseload of the physicians they predominantly visit; and to the regional context of where their ambulatory care is...
Nanoparticles -- Magnetic properties.;""Harmonics (Electric waves)"";""Biosensors."";""Spectrum analysis."";""Brownian motion processes.""
Magnetic nanoparticles have an increasing role in the clinical and pharmaceutical realms where their physical properties can be exploited for imaging, biological and functional sensing, control of cellular processes, therapeutics, and an array of...