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Submissions from 2021

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Local Environmental Variables Are Key Drivers of Ant Taxonomic and Functional Beta-Diversity in a Mediterranean Dryland, Clara Frasconi Wendt, Ana Ceia-Hasse, Alice Nunes, Robin Verble, Giacomo Santini, Mário Boieiro, and Cristina Branquinho

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Ant Functional Structure and Diversity Changes along a Post-Grazing Succession in Mediterranean Oak Woodlands, Clara Frasconi Wendt, Alice Nunes, Melanie Köbel, Robin M. Verble, Paula Matos, Mário Boieiro, and Cristina Branquinho

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Lactoferricin-Derived L5a Cell-Penetrating Peptide for Delivery of DNA into Cells, Natalie J. Holl, Moumita Dey, Yue-Wern Huang, Shiow Her Chiou, and Han Jung Lee

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Evolutionary Timeline of Genetic Delivery and Gene Therapy, Natalie J. Holl, Han Jung Lee, and Yue-Wern Huang

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Is Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygen Species Production Proportional to Oxygen Consumption? A Theoretical Consideration, Chen Hou, Neil B. Metcalfe, and Karine Salin

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Tuning Polymorphs and Morphology of Microbially Induced Calcium Carbonate: Controlling Factors and Underlying Mechanisms, Maryam Khanjani, David J. Westenberg, Aditya Kumar, and Hongyan Ma

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Cell-Penetrating Peptides as a Potential Drug Delivery System for Effective Treatment of Diabetes, Mallikarjuna Korivi, Yue-Wern Huang, and Betty R. Liu

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Quantifying the Effect of Nano-TiO₂ on the Toxicity of Lead on C. dubia using a Two-Compartment Modeling Approach, Xuesong Liu, Jianmin Wang, and Yue-Wern Huang

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MXene-Graphene Field-Effect Transistor Sensing of Influenza Virus and SARS-CoV-2, Yanxiao Li, Zhekun Peng, Natalie J. Holl, Md Rifat Hassan, John M. Pappas, Congjie Wei, Omid Hoseini Izadi, Yang Wang, Xiangyang Dong, Cheng Wang, Yue-Wern Huang, Donghyun Kim, and Chenglin Wu

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Universal Rules of Life: Metabolic Rates, Biological Times and the Equal Fitness Paradigm, Joseph Robert Burger, Chen Hou, Charles A. S. Hall, and James H. Brown

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A Food Microbiology Classroom Activity to Draw Connections between Microbes and Students’ Lives, David J. Westenberg and Jonathan Kopel

Submissions from 2020

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Student Preclass Preparation by Both Reading the Textbook and Watching Videos Online Improves Exam Performance in a Partially Flipped Course, Kaleb Bassett, Gayla R. Olbricht, and Katie Shannon

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Cytotoxicity of NiO and Ni(OH)₂ Nanoparticles is Mediated by Oxidative Stress-Induced Cell Death and Suppression of Cell Proliferation, Melissa H. Cambre; Natalie J. Holl; Yue-Wern Huang; and For full list of authors, see publisher's website.

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The Extremely Low Energy Cost of Biosynthesis in Holometabolous Insect Larvae, N. Ferral, N. Gomez, K. Holloway, H. Neeter, M. Fairfield, K. Pollman, Yue-Wern Huang, and Chen Hou

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Using a Space-For-Time Approach to Select the Best Biodiversity-Based Indicators to Assess the Effects of Aridity on Mediterranean Drylands, Clara Frasconi Wendt, Alice Nunes, Robin M. Verble, Giacomo Santini, Mario Boieiro, and Cristina Branquinho

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Quantitative Real-Time PCR Assay with Immunohistochemical Evaluation of HER2/Neu Oncogene in Breast Cancer Patients and its Correlation with Clinicopathological Findings, Nadia Gheni and David J. Westenberg

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Water Content Quantitatively Affects Metabolic Rates over the Course of Plant Ontogeny, Heng Huang, Jinzhi Ran, Mingfei Ji, Zhiqiang Wang, Longwei Dong, Weigang Hu, Yan Deng, Chen Hou, Karl J. Niklas, and Jianming Deng

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Relaxin Enhances Bone Regeneration with BMP-2-Loaded Hydroxyapatite Microspheres, Sahitya Injamuri, M. N. Rahaman, Youqu Shen, and Yue-Wern Huang

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PolyRad -- Protection Against Free Radical Damage, Hannah Kim, Yin Tse, Andrew Webb, Ethan Mudd, Muhammad Raisul Abedin, Melanie R. Mormile, Subhadeep Dutta, Kaushal Rege, and Sutapa Barua

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3D-Printed Biomimetic Bioactive Glass Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration in Rat Calvarial Defects, Krishna C. R. Kolan, Yue-Wern Huang, Julie A. Semon, and Ming-Chuan Leu

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Bioprinting with Bioactive Glass Loaded Polylactic Acid Composite and Human Adipose Stem Cells, Krishna C. R. Kolan, Julie A. Semon, August T. Bindbeutel, D. E. Day, and Ming-Chuan Leu

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Immunohistochemistry and RNA in Situ Hybridization in Mouse Brain Development, Jinling Liu and Aimin Liu

Explicit Representation of Protein Activity States Significantly Improves Causal Discovery of Protein Phosphorylation Networks, Jinling Liu, X. Ma, G. Cooper, and X. Lu

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Response of Stream Fungi on Decomposing Leaves to Experimental Drying, Dev Niyogi, Chia-Yi Hu, and Brett P. Vessell

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Characterization of the IS200/IS605 Insertion Sequence Family in Halanaerobium Hydrogeniformans, Michael Sadler, Melanie R. Mormile, and Ronald L. Frank

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Bioactive Borate Glass Triggers Phenotypic Changes in Adipose Stem Cells, Nathan J. Thyparambil, Lisa C. Gutgesell, Bradley A. Bromet, Lauren E. Flowers, Samantha Greaney, D. E. Day, and Julie A. Semon

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Adult Stem Cell Response to Doped Bioactive Borate Glass, Nathan J. Thyparambil, Lisa C. Gutgesell, Cassandra C. Hurley, Lauren E. Flowers, D. E. Day, and Julie A. Semon

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Differential Cytotoxicity Induced by Transition Metal Oxide Nanoparticles is a Function of Cell Killing and Suppression of Cell Proliferation, Larry M. Tolliver, Natalie J. Holl, Fang Yao Stephen Hou, Han-Jung Lee, Melissa H. Cambre, and Yue-Wern Huang

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Modeling the Load of SARS-CoV-2 Virus in Human Expelled Particles during Coughing and Speaking, Yang Wang, Guang Xu, and Yue-Wern Huang

Submissions from 2019

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Whole-Genome Identification and Characterization of Bacterial Insertion Sequences using Bioinformatic Tools, Kody A. Bassett, Melanie R. Mormile, and Ronald L. Frank

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Toward a Metabolic Theory of Life History, Joseph Robert Burger, Chen Hou, and James H. Brown

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Late Pleistocene Range Expansion of North American Topminnows Accompanied by Admixture and Introgression, David D. Duvernell, Eric Westhafer, and Jacob F. Schaefer

Relaxin as an Enhancer of BMP-2 Loaded Hydroxyapatite Microspheres in Bone Regeneration, S. Injamuri, M. N. Rahaman, Y. Shen, and Yue-Wern Huang

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Deep Contextualized Biomedical Abbreviation Expansion, Qiao Jin, Jinling Liu, and Xinghua Lu

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Near-Field Electrospinning of a Polymer/Bioactive Glass Composite to Fabricate 3D Biomimetic Structures, Krishna C. R. Kolan, Jie Li, Sonya Roberts, Julie A. Semon, Jonghyun Park, D. E. Day, and Ming-Chuan Leu

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Bioprinting with Human Stem Cell-Laden Alginate-Gelatin Bioink and Bioactive Glass for Tissue Engineering, Krishna C. R. Kolan, Julie A. Semon, Bradley Bromet, D. E. Day, and Ming-Chuan Leu

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Intracellular Delivery of Nanoparticles Mediated by Lactoferricin Cell-Penetrating Peptides in an Endocytic Pathway, Han-Jung Lee, Yue-Wern Huang, and Robert Aronstam

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Polyhistidine Facilitates Direct Membrane Translocation of Cell-Penetrating Peptides into Cells, Han-Jung Lee, Yue-Wern Huang, Shiow-Her Chiou, and Robert Aronstam

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Algae (Raphidocelis) Reduce Combined Toxicity of Nano-TiO₂ and Lead on C. Dubia, Xuesong Liu, Jianmin Wang, Yue-Wern Huang, and Tao Kong

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Invasion Genetics of the Mummichog (Fundulus Heteroclitus): Recent Anthropogenic Introduction in Iberia, Teofilo Morim, Grant R. Bigg, Pedro M. Madeira, Jorge Palma, David D. Duvernell, Enric Gisbert, Regina L. Cunha, and Rita Castilho

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Whole-Genome Analysis of Halomonas Sp. Soap Lake #7 Reveals It Possesses Putative Mrp Antiporter Operon Groups 1 and 2, Melanie R. Mormile, Tiffany Edwards, Ronald L. Frank, Zachery Geurin, Julie Haendiges, Maria Hoffmann, and Jesse Miller

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Geometric Effects of Open Hollow Hydroxyapatite Microspheres Influence Bone Repair and Regeneration in Sprague Dawley Rats, Youqu Shen, M. N. Rahaman, Yongxian Liu, and Yue-Wern Huang

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Simulating Rewetting Events in Intermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams: A Global Analysis of Leached Nutrients and Organic Matter, Oleksandra Shumilova; Dominik Zak; Dev Niyogi; and For full list of authors, see publisher's website

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Prescribed Fire Effects on Rangeland Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae, Aphodiinae) in the Southern Great Plains, Britt W. Smith, Brad C. Dabbert, and Robin M. Verble

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Sediment Respiration Pulses in Intermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams, D. von Schiller, T. Daltry, and Dev Niyogi

Submissions from 2018

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NaCl-Saturated Brines Are Thermodynamically Moderate, Rather Than Extreme, Microbial Habitats, J. D. Lee Callum; Phillip E. McMullan; Callum J. O'Kane; Andrew Stevenson; Ines C. Santos; Chayan Roy; Wriddhiman Ghosh; Rocco L. Mancinelli; Melanie R. Mormile; and For full list of authors, see publisher's website.

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A Global Analysis of Terrestrial Plant Litter Dynamics in Non-Perennial Waterways, Thibault Datry and Dev Niyogi

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Correction: A Global Analysis of Terrestrial Plant Litter Dynamics in Non-Perennial Waterways, Thibault Datry; Dev Niyogi; and For full list of authors, see publisher's website.

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Heterogeneous Activity Causes a Nonlinear Increase in the Group Energy Use of Ant Workers Isolated from Queen and Brood, Nolan Ferral, Kyara Holloway, Mingzhong Li, Zhaozheng Yin, and Chen Hou

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Gender and Age-Related Cell Compositional Differences in C57BL/6 Murine Adipose Tissue Stromal Vascular Fraction, Trivia Frazier, Stephen Lee, Annie Bowles, Julie A. Semon, Bruce Bunnell, Xiying Wu, and Jeffrey Gimble

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Comparing the New and Existing Hypotheses on Energy Metabolism and Longevity, Chen Hou

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Oral Drug Delivery Systems for Gastrointestinal Cancer Therapy, Yue-Wern Huang and Sutapa Barua

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Cell-Penetrating Peptides for Medical Theranostics and Targeted Drug Delivery, Yue-Wern Huang and Han-Jung Lee

Near-Field Electrospinning of a Polymer-Glass Composite to Fabricate Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering, Krishna C. R. Kolan, Jie Liu, Jonghyun Park, Julie A. Semon, and Ming-Chuan Leu

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Solvent and Melt based Extrusion 3D Printing of Polycaprolactone Bioactive Glass Composite for Tissue Engineering, Krishna C. R. Kolan, Wenbin Li, Rachel Althage, Julie A. Semon, D. E. Day, and Ming-Chuan Leu

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Phytoremediation Removal Rates of Benzene, Toluene, and Chlorobenzene, Matt A. Limmer, Jordan Lee Wilson, David J. Westenberg, Amy Lee, Mark Siegman, and Joel Gerard Burken

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Introducing the JMBE Themed Issue on Science Communication, Dennis F. Mangan; Emily T. Cloyd; Jesus A. Romo; David R. Wessner; David J. Westenberg; and For full list of authors, see publisher's website.

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Complete Genome Sequence of Salinisphaera sp. Strain LB1, a Moderately Halo-Acidophilic Bacterium Isolated from Lake Brown, Western Australia, Kaela B. O'Dell, E. Anne Hatmaker, Adam M. Guss, and Melanie R. Mormile

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Phylogenomic Analysis of Fundulidae (Teleostei: Cyprinodotiformes) using RNA-Sequencing Data, Rachel Rodgers, Jennifer L. Roach, Noah M. Reid, Andrew Namaka Whitehead, and David D. Duvernell

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Engagement in Practice: Developing a Sustainable K-12 Outreach STEM Program, Joan B. Schuman and Julie A. Semon

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The acyl-CoA Synthetase, pudgy, Promotes Sleep and Is Required for the Homeostatic Response to Sleep Deprivation, Matthew S. Thimgan, Natlie Kress, John Lisse, Courtney Fiebelman, and Thomas Hilderbrand

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Microbial Communities and Their Predicted Metabolic Functions in a Desiccating Acid Salt Lake, Elena Zaikova, Kathleen C. Benison, Melanie R. Mormile, and Sarah Stewart Johnson

Submissions from 2017

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Scaffold for Tissue Regeneration in Mammals, D. E. Day, Steven B. Jung, and Roger F. Brown

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The Toxicity of Nanoparticles Depends on Multiple Molecular and Physicochemical Mechanisms, Yue-Wern Huang, Melissa Cambre, and Han-Jung Lee

3D Bioprinting of Polymer Bioactive Glass Composite and MSCs for Bone Repair, Krishna C. R. Kolan, Caroline Murphy, Jakeb Baldridge, Julie A. Semon, D. E. Day, and Ming-Chuan Leu

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Solvent Based 3D Printing of Biopolymer/Bioactive Glass Composite and Hydrogel for Tissue Engineering Applications, Krishna Kolan, Yong Liu, Jakeb Baldridge, Caroline Murphy, Julie A. Semon, D. E. Day, and Ming-Chuan Leu

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Bioresponsive Polymer Coated Drug Nanorods for Breast Cancer Treatment, Tunyaboon Laemthong, Hannah Kim, Kelly Dunlap, Caitlin Brocker, Dipak Barua, Daniel Forciniti, Yue-Wern Huang, and Sutapa Barua

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The Primary Mechanism of Cellular Internalization for a Short Cell-Penetrating Peptide As a Nano-Scale Delivery System, Betty Revon Liu, Yue-Wern Huang, Mallikarjuna Korivi, Shih-Yen Lo, Robert Aronstam, and Han-Jung Lee

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Differential Requirements for Myeloid Leukemia IFN-γ Conditioning Determine Graft-versus-Leukemio Resistance and Sensitivity, Catherine Matte-Martone, Jinling Liu, Meng Zhou, Maria Chikina, Douglas R. Green, John T. Harty, and Warren D. Shlomchik

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Classification of Rest and Active Periods in Actigraphy Data using PCA, Isaac W. Muns, Yogesh Lad, Ivan G. Guardiola, and Matthew S. Thimgan

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3D Bioprinting of Stem Cells and Polymer/Bioactive Glass Composite Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering, Caroline Murphy, Krishna Kolan, Wenbin Li, Julie A. Semon, D. E. Day, and Ming-Chuan Leu

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A Case for the Protection of Saline and Hypersaline Environments: A Microbiological Perspective, Varun G. Paul and Melanie R. Mormile

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Impact of Elevated CO₂ Concentrations on Carbonate Mineral Precipitation Ability of Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria and Implications For CO₂ Sequestration, Varun G. Paul, David J. Wronkiewicz, and Melanie R. Mormile

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Identification of Genes that Maintain Behavioral and Structural Plasticity during Sleep Loss, Laurent Seugnet, Stephane Dissel, Matthew S. Thimgan, Lijuan Cao, and Paul J. Shaw

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The Role of N-Acetylcysteine Amide in Defending Primary Human Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells against Tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide-Induced Oxidative Stress, Hsiu-Jen Wang, Yue-Wern Huang, Shakila B. Tobwala, Annelise Pfaff, Robert Aronstam, and Nuran Ercal

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An Analysis of Factors Driving Success in Ecological Restoration Projects by a University-Community Partnership, Joy K. Wood, Warren G. Gold, James L. Fridley, Kern Ewing, and Dev Niyogi

Submissions from 2016

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Cellular Oxidative Damage is More Sensitive to Biosynthetic Rate than to Metabolic Rate: A Test of the Theoretical Model on Hornworms (Manduca Sexta Larvae), Kaushalya Amunugama, Lihong Jiao, Gayla R. Olbricht, Chance Walker, Yue-Wern Huang, Paul Ki-souk Nam, and Chen Hou

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Endotoxin Hitchhiking on Polymer Nanoparticles, Mason Donnell, Andrew J. Lyon, Melanie R. Mormile, and Sutapa Barua

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Birth Mass Is the Key to Understanding the Negative Correlation Between Lifespan and Body Size in Dogs, Rong Fan, Gayla R. Olbricht, Xavior Baker, and Chen Hou

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Effects of Anthropogenic Heavy Metal Contamination on Litter Decomposition in Streams - A Meta-Analysis, Veronica Ferreira, Julia Koricheva, Sofia Duarte, Dev Niyogi, and Francois A. Guerold

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The Similarity and Difference between Ant and Human Ultrasocieties: From the Viewpoint of Scaling Laws, Chen Hou

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Early Acidification of Mars and the Potential Implications for Biology, Sarah Stewart Johnson, D. Goerlitz, Kathleen C. Benison, Melanie R. Mormile, and D. W. Ming

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Biosignatures in Mars Analog Acid Salt Lakes, Sarah Stewart Johnson, M. L. Soni, D. J. Collins, Kathleen C. Benison, Melanie R. Mormile, M. G. Chevrette, and B. L. Ehlmann

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The Use of a Fractional Factorial Design to Determine the Factors That Impact 1,3-Propanediol Production from Glycerol by Halanaerobium Hydrogeniformans, Shivani Kalia, Jordan Trager, Oliver C. Sitton, and Melanie R. Mormile

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Identification of a Short Cell-Penetrating Peptide from Bovine Lactoferricin for Intracellular Delivery of DNA in Human A549 Cells, Betty Revon Liu, Yue-Wern Huang, Robert Aronstam, and Han-Jung Lee

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Conversion of Glycerol to 1,3-propanediol under Haloalkaline Conditions, Melanie R. Mormile, Daniel William Roush, Dwayne A. Elias, and Oliver C. Sitton

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3D Printing of a Polymer Bioactive Glass Composite for Bone Repair, Caroline Murphy, Krishna C. R. Kolan, M. Long, Ming-Chuan Leu, Julie A. Semon, and D. E. Day

Human Fatigue Risk Management: Improving Safety in the Chemical Processing Industry, Susan L. Murray and Matthew S. Thimgan

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Broad-Spectrum Antibacterial Characteristics of Four Novel Borate-Based Bioactive Glasses, Megan Ottomeyer, Ali Mohammadkah, D. E. Day, and David J. Westenberg

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Mineralogy and Microbial Diversity of the Microbialites in the Hypersaline Storr's Lake, the Bahamas, Varun G. Paul, David J. Wronkiewicz, Melanie R. Mormile, and Jamie S. Foster

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Hybridization and Introgression in Two Ecologically Dissimilar Fundulus Hybrid Zones, Jacob F. Schaefer, David D. Duvernell, and Dave Cooper Campbell

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European Fire Ant Presence Decreases Native Arboreal Insect Abundance in Acadia National Park, Maine, USA, Robin M. Verble and Seth Pearson

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N-Acetylcysteine Amide, a Thiol Antioxidant, Protects TBHP-Induced Oxidative Stress in Primary Human Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells, Hsiu-Jen Wang, Yue-Wern Huang, Daniel B. Hier, Shakila Tobwala, Robert Aronstam, and Nuran Ercal

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Critical Thermal Maxima and Body Size Positively Correlate in Red Imported Fire Ants, Solenopsis Invicta, Clara Frasconi Wendt and Robin M. Verble

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The Engaged Microbiologist: Bringing the Microbiological Sciences to the K-12 Community, David J. Westenberg

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Synthesis and Immobilization of Silver Nanoparticles on Aluminosilicate Nanotubes and Their Antibacterial Properties, G. Ipek Yucelen, Rachel E. Connell, Jessica R. Terbush, David J. Westenberg, and Fatih Dogan

Submissions from 2015

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Impact of Sleep and Circadian Disruption on Energy Balance and Diabetes: A Summary of Workshop Discussions, Deanna M. Arble; Matthew S. Thimgan; and For full list of authors, see publisher's website

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Review: Physicochemical Structure Effects on Metal Oxide Nanoparticulate Cytotoxicity, Charles C. Chusuei, Chi-Heng Wu, Shravan Mallavarapu, Fang Yao Hou, Chen-Ming Hsu, Robert Aronstam, and Yue-Wern Huang

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Differential Activation of Immune Factors in Neurons and Glia Contribute to Individual Differences in Resilience/Vulnerability to Sleep Disruption, Stephane Dissel, Laurent Seugnet, Matthew S. Thimgan, Neal S. Silverman, Veena Angadi, Pamela V. Thacher, Melissa M. Burnham, and Paul J. Shaw

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High Temperature Slows Down Growth in Tobacco Hornworms (Manduca Sexta Larvae) under Food Restriction, Matthew B. Hayes, Lihong Jiao, Tsu-hsuan Tsao, Ian King, Michael Jennings, and Chen Hou