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Integrating science and policy: examining effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) and bumble bee (Bombus impatiens Cresson) queens, worker bees, and colony development

Wu-Smart, Judy (2015-09)
Exposure to neonicotinoid insecticides has been highly debated as a major contributor to the decline of bee health. In response to concerns over the potential effects of neonicotinoids on bees, the United States Environmental ...

Transport and Magnetism in Bulk and Thin Film Strontium Titanate

Ambwani, Palak (2015-10)
SrTiO3 is a wide band-gap perovskite oxide semiconductor that is widely investigated in the bulk form, due to its remarkable electronic properties. These properties arise from its quantum paraelectric nature which enables ...

Application of Pharmacometrics to Rare Diseases

Ahmed, Mariam (2016-10)
Rare diseases affect an estimated 600–700 million people across the globe and are often chronic, progressive, degenerative, and life threatening.  In United States, there are more than 7,000 known rare diseases, of which ...

Personality and Psychopathology in Offspring of Mothers Diagnosed with Affective Illness

Allen, Timothy (2016-10)
Offspring of mothers diagnosed with an affective illness are at increased risk for developing an affective spectrum disorder. The overarching goal of the present study is to investigate whether individual differences in ...

The Commonwealth of Social Science: The American Social Science Association and a Pragmatist Politics of Expertise

Anderson, Joshua (2014-09)
Historians of the social sciences have noted that for the first generation of social scientists in the United States immediately after the Civil War, there was no distinction between politics and scholarship. While this ...

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