Lungs -- Cancer -- New Hampshire. Bladder -- Cancer -- New Hampshire. Cancer -- Epidemiology. Cancer -- Environmental aspects -- New Hampshire. Cancer -- Genetic aspects
Complex diseases such as lung cancer are most commonly the result of environmental variables acting on an individual's genetic background. Those environmental variables may be found in the external environment, such as exposures to carcinogenic...
I investigate the kinematics and space densities of the local cataclysmic variable (CV) population. CVs are close binary star systems composed of a white dwarf that accretes matter from a less compact companion star in Roche lobe overflow....
Nursing services -- United States -- Evaluation. Nursing services -- United States -- Personnel management. Hospitals -- United States -- Administration. Outcome assessment (Medical care). Nursing Service.
We examine variations of cops and robbers games on graphs. Our goals are to introduce some randomness into their study, and to estimate (expected) capture time. We show that a cop chasing a random walker can capture him in expected time n + o(n)....
Access control is a core component of any information-security strategy. Researchers have spent tremendous energy over the past forty years defining abstract access-control models and proving various properties about them. However, surprisingly...
Automatic control -- Sensitivity. Structural control (Engineering). Strains and stresses -- Computer simulation. Structural analysis (Engineering). Engineering models.
Autonomous damage detection in engineering structures is critically important as the demands placed upon those structures are increased. It has been well established that damage detection can be done through monitoring the modal frequencies of the...
Bioinorganic chemistry is the study of metal in biological systems. While transition metals such as copper, iron and zinc are essential to all living organisms, they can also be extremely toxic. The same properties that make them necessary render...
For ordinary knots in R 3 , there are no degree one Vassiliev invariants. For virtual knots, however, the space of degree one Vassiliev invariants is infinite dimensional. We introduce a sequence of three degree one Vassiliev invariants of virtual...
Metal ions. Binding sites (Biochemistry) -- Thermodynamics. Metalloenzymes. Cellular control mechanisms. Thermometric titration. Calorimetry.
The chemistry of biology is complex and there is a great deal that is not understood. A fundamental understanding of biochemical reactions is important to aid in the identification of undiscovered reactions and is critical to fully appreciate the...
Naturally occurring macrocyclic tetrapyrroles of the chlorin and bacteriochlorin classes play important roles in essential biological processes, including photosynthesis and nitrogen cycling. The chromophores also show promise in various...
This thesis presents two-fluid simulations of forced magnetic reconnection with finite electron inertia in two and three dimensional periodic systems. Reconnection in the system is driven by a spatially localized forcing function, added to the ion...
The synthesis of macrocyclic tetrapyrroles continues to be an area of vigorous research due to their application to a wide range of fields spanning the physical sciences. Only recently have general syntheses for the reduced systems, such as...
One of the important challenges facing image-guided neurosurgery is the fact that the brain deforms significantly over the course of an operation during open-cranial procedures. This results in a loss of registration between the brain and the...
Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) has emerged as a noninvasive, quantitative physical examination of the elastic properties of soft biological tissues including breast, liver, prostate, and brain. Implementation of constitutive relations that...
Laser speckle monitoring is a way to measure the motion of an optically rough surface without making physical contact to that surface. Laser speckle is inherently sensitive to motion in the plane of the reflecting surface, which gives speckle...
In this thesis, we consider several problems relating to cyclic subgroups of the group [mathematical equation]. Each element of [mathematical equation] has a unique representative in one of the two intervals [mathematical equation] and...
This study presents δ18O analyses of garnets microsampled by laser fluorination from two localities in the deep seated, Barrovian metamorphic terrane of eastern Vermont. The broad goals of the research were to constrain further the amount,...
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality. There is a pressing need for improved ways to treat or prevent lung cancer. Murine lung cancer models are previously reported. Although these have explored pathways involved in lung...
Optical tomography. ; Near infrared spectroscopy. ; Image analysis -- Mathematical models. ; Imaging systems -- Image quality -- Mathematical models. ; Image reconstruction -- Mathematical models. ; Least squares. Breast -- Tomography.
Diffuse optical tomography (DOT) has the potential to become a non-invasive and non-ionizing diagnostic imaging technique for breast cancer imaging. DOT uses near-infrared (NIR) light to illuminate the breast, generally through the use of fiber...
Polynomials. Finite fields (Algebra). Algebraic functions. Number theory.
The ring of univariate polynomials over a finite field shares many foundational arithmetic properties with the ring of rational integers. This similarity makes it possible for many problems in elementary number theory to be translated 'through the...
In this thesis we develop a theory of Fourier analysis and fast Fourier transforms (FFTs) for finite inverse semigroups. Our results generalize results in the theory of Fourier analysis for finite groups. There is a general method for generating...
Ionospheric radio wave propagation -- Observations. Hiss (Radio meteorology). Auroras -- Antarctica -- Observations.
A VersatIle Electromagnetic Waveform (VIEW) receiver was deployed at South Pole station in December 2002 in order to measure the fine structure of auroral radio emissions with high resolution and an unprecedented 500-1000 kHz bandwidth. Using this...
Experimental and theoretical aspects of macroscopic and mesoscopic elastic instability are investigated in this thesis. For the theoretical investigations we utilize a Lagrangian formulation of nonlinear continuum elasticity theory, the novel...
In this thesis, the dynamics of long-lived, time-dependent, coherent field configurations, known as oscillons, are investigated in the presence of an expanding background. In a (1+1)-dimensional expanding spacetime, scalar-field oscillon lifetimes...
Electric generators -- Windings. Electric inductors -- Design and construction -- Mathematical models. Electric current converters -- Design and construction -- Mathematical models. Energy dissipation -- Mathematical models.
Magnetic components for high-frequency power conversion applications can have significant losses that compromise the performance of the converter. In particular, winding losses can be large due to high-frequency effects that are difficult to model...
Abstract (Summary) Chapter One. Platinum-Catalyzed Asymmetric Alkylation of Bis(secondary) Phosphines. Efficient Screening and the Synthesis of an Enantiomerically Pure C 2 -Symmetric Diphosphine . Platinum-catalyzed asymmetric alkylation of...
Results from a new apparatus that records high resolution FTIR spectra in parahydrogen under 3 K are reported. A modified two-stage closed cycle refrigeration system cools a novel chamber into which gaseous helium can be condensed. The sample...
Neural stem cells (NSCs) have the capacity to proliferate and give rise to multiple major central nervous system cell types and represent a possible cell of origin in gliomagenesis. Deletion of the tumor suppressor gene Tp53 (p53) results in...
RNA binding proteins are fundamental components of crucial biological processes in all domains of life. The development of techniques to study RNA binding protein complexes is, therefore, broadly impactful. I employed multiple genome-wide...
Robots -- Control systems -- Design and construction. Mobile robots. Robots -- Dynamics.
This thesis examines the issues of vehicle and information dynamics in the control of a multi-robot system using a radial-basis potential function controller. Distributed control of multi-robot systems requires each robot to communicate state...
This thesis presents technologies for the design, fabrication, operation, and control of electrostatic MEMS micro-robots. It describes prototype micro-robots, with dimensions of 60 μm by 250 μm by 10 μm, that are capable of controllable...
The study of twin primes gives rise to several famously difficult problems in number theory--in fact, we still cannot definitively say whether there are infinitely many twin primes. In this work, we consider a related problem, namely: What is the...
Automated trust negotiation is a new approach to access control and authentication for the open systems such as the Internet, where sensitive interactions sometimes occur among entities with no prior knowledge of each other. Trust negotiation...