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A Hydrogeological Study of Coldwater Spring, Minneapolis, MN

Kasahara, Sophie (2016)
This project has monitored the water chemistry of Coldwater Spring, Minneapolis, MN to document human impacts on the spring's water quality. Temperature, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, pH and anions were monitored weekly ...

A Multi-Modal Quantitative Analysis of Neurodegeneration in Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1 using Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy

Ravishankar, Adarsh (2016)
Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1 (SCA1) is a hereditary neurodegenerative disorder that is predominantly characterized by degeneration of the cerebellum and the brainstem. Symptoms of SCA1 include worsening gait and a ...

Death Receptors 4 and 5 and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Miller, Scott (2016)
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is an irreversible lethal interstitial lung disease with an unknown cause, killing about 40,000 people per year. In IPF, lung fibroblasts become abnormally activated during tissue repair ...

From Insane to Ludicrous: Electric Cars, Environmental Communication, and Cultural Distinction

Petrov, Samuel (2016)
With electric vehicles on the verge of receiving widespread adoption in the coming decades, this thesis explores cultural distinctions created by electric car companies and their owners. The findings detail exactly how ...

Black Widows: Battered Mothers Who Kill

Klyman, Jay (2016)
The following paper examines battered mothers who kill their abusers. Through estimation, we find that this population is made up of 16,000 women who are presently incarcerated in the United States. Research examines the ...

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