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Dissertations and theses in the University Digital Conservancy comprise the official, approved version of these works. The dissertations and theses in the Digital Conservancy are submitted through the Graduate School in accordance with University standards. Works contributed to the Conservancy serve as a permanent University of Minnesota record of graduate student scholarship. Electronic submission of dissertations to the Digital Conservancy date from 2007. Master's Plan A theses date from 2009.

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Ecology of Porcine Rotaviruses

Marthaler, Douglas (2014-07)
Rotaviruses (RVs) cause severe diarrhea in young animals including pigs and humans. Porcine RV infections cause severe economic losses for swine farmers. Since RV infections can be symptomatic or asymptomatic in pigs, ...

Invasive and Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Strategies for the Treatment of Tinnitus

Markovitz, Craig (2014-06)
The central auditory system consists of a series of relay stations at which auditory information is processed in stages before reaching the auditory cortex for sound perception. However, descending projections and non-auditory ...

Rigidity of symplectic fillings, symplectic divisors and Dehn twist exact sequences

Mak, Cheuk Yu (2016-05)
We present three different aspects of symplectic geometry in connection to complex geometry. Convex symplectic manifolds, symplectic divisors and Lagrangians are central objects to study on the symplectic side. The focus ...

School Psychologists’ Consistency and Confidence in Learning Disability Identification: The Impact of Identification Methodology and Inconclusive Student Data

Maki, Kathrin (2015-05)
Students with learning disabilities (LD) are a heterogeneous group of learners who exhibit below-average achievement theoretically caused by an underlying psychological processing deficit (Fletcher, Lyon, Fuchs, & Barnes, ...

Tumor-Necrosis Factor Receptor Superfamily Costimulation Drives Thymic Regulatory T Cell Development

Mahmud, Shawn (2014-07)
Thymic-derived CD4+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) are critical for preventing autoimmune disease. Previous work has demonstrated that Tregs develop by an IL-2R/STAT5-dependent mechanism, and that the T cell antigen ...

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