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Effects of O-GlcNAc Transferase and Autophagy on Beta-Cell Mass and Function

Abernathy, Bailey (2017)
Type II diabetes is one of the most researched metabolic diseases due to its increasing prevalence in society. It is characterized by insulin resistance and β-cell failure. Studies suggest levels of proteins such as ...

Indigenous Language Revitalization using Virtual Reality

Werner, Colton (2021-05-12)
Working within the framework of the Indigenous Futures project, a collaborative research project between the University of Minnesota and three local Indigenous communities, this thesis explores the potential of using VR ...

Improving Performance of a Multiplexed Dark Matter Detector via Infrared Isolation

Spahn, Gabriel, C (2021-05)
Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs) are superconducting microresonators that are most commonly used for microwave detection in astronomy. They have potential for use as phonon detectors in cryogenic dark matter ...

Dissociating Cortico-Striato-Thalamo-Cortical Neural Circuitry Using Rodent Models of Cognitive Flexibility

Cooper, Dawson C (2021-04-12)
Mental illness is the single largest cause of disability worldwide. These disorders are characterized by breakdowns in neuronal communication between and among different areas of the brain. In order to restore proper ...

Passivity-Based Adaptive Control of a 5-DOF Tower Crane

Schatz, Julia (2021)
Tower cranes are often used in construction to transport and lift heavy loads. They are typically controlled by human operators, and the speed, efficacy, and overall cost of their operation could be improved by automation. ...

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