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Submissions from 2024

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A Review Of Dielectric Barrier Discharge Cold Atmospheric Plasma For Surface Sterilization And Decontamination, Kolawole Adesina, Ta Chun Lin, Yue-Wern Huang, Marek Locmelis, and Daoru Frank Han

Submissions from 2023

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The Angiogenic Potential Of PH-neutral Borophosphate Bioactive Glasses, Bradley A. Bromet, Nathaniel P. Blackwell, Nada Abokefa, Parker Freudenberger, Rebekah L. Blatt, Richard K. Brow, and Julie A. Semon

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Variability of Hybridization in Topminnows, David D. Duvernell

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Variable Rates Of Hybridization Among Contact Zones Between A Pair Of Topminnow Species, Fundulus Notatus And F. Olivaceus, David D. Duvernell, Naznin S. Remex, Jeffrey T. Miller, and Jacob F. Schaefer

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3D-printed Hydrogels Dressings With Bioactive Borate Glass For Continuous Hydration And Treatment Of Second-degree Burns, Fateme Fayyazbakhsh, Michael J. Khayat, Candy Sadler, Delbert Day, Yue-Wern Huang, and Ming-Chuan Leu

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Scale-Dependent Spatial Ecology of Paleotropical Leaf Litter Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Lillian Germeroth, Theodore Sumnicht, and Robin M. Verble

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Link between Energy Investment in Biosynthesis and Proteostasis: Testing the Cost–Quality Hypothesis in Insects, Taiwo Iromini, Xiaolong Tang, Kyara N. Holloway, and Chen Hou

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Fatty Acids, Esters, and Biogenic Oil Disinfectants: Novel Agents Against Bacteria, Aruna Lamba, Jonathan Kopel, David J. Westenberg, and Shubhender Kapila

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Mesenchymal Stem Cells in the Treatment of Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Erica Lang and Julie A. Semon

Putting eDNA to the Test: A Field Comparison of eDNA Metabarcoding to Established Protocols for Assessing Biodiversity in Missouri’s Ozark Highland Streams, Veronica M. Lee, Leah K. Berkman, Aaron D. Geheber, Brett Landwer, Eric J. Ludwig, and David D. Duvernell

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Cell-Penetrating Peptides for Use in Development of Transgenic Plants, Betty Revon Liu, Chi Wei Chen, Yue-Wern Huang, and Han Jung Lee

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Gender, Sexual Orientation, Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Factors Influence How Wildland Firefighters Communicate their Work Experiences, Miranda Ragland, Jennifer Harrell, Molly Ripper, Seth Pearson, Rachel Granberg, and Robin M. Verble

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Deepening Undergraduate Students’ Thinking About Central Dogma through Problem-Based Learning, Katherine Alberta Sharp, Rebecca Mc Nall Krall, and Jeffrey Chalfant

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White Matter Hyperintensity Longitudinal Morphometric Analysis In Association With Alzheimer Disease, Jeremy Fuller Strain, Chia Ling Phuah, Babatunde Adeyemo, Kathleen Cheng, Kyle B. Womack, John McCarthy, Manu Goyal, Yasheng Chen, Aristeidis Sotiras, Hongyu An, Chengjie Xiong, Andrea Scharf, Catherine Newsom-Stewart, and John Carl Morris

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Superlinear Growth and the Fossil Fuel Energy Sustainability Dilemma: Evidence from Six Continents, Yong Tao, Li Lin, Hanjie Wang, and Chen Hou

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Beyond A Vision For The Future: Tangible Steps To Engage Diverse Participants In Inclusive Field Experiences, Robin M. Verble, Corinne L. Richards-Zawacki, and Vanessa K.H. Young

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Study Of Legionella Pneumophila Treatment With Copper In Drinking Water By Single Cell-ICP-MS, Lei Xu, Austin Sigler, Anna Chernatynskaya, Lindsey Rasmussen, Jingrang Lu, Endalkachew Sahle-Demessie, David J. Westenberg, Hu Yang, and Honglan Shi

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Best Practices To Promote Field Science Safety, Kristen Yarincik, Anne Kelly, Terry McGlynn, and Robin M. Verble

Submissions from 2022

Control of Aging by the Renin–angiotensin System: A Review of C. Elegans, Drosophila, and Mammals, Brian M. Egan, Andrea Scharf, Franziska Pohl, and Kerry Kornfeld

Climate Issues: An Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion, Shane Ray Epting, Robin Verble, Wan Yang, and Shannon Lee Fogg
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Seed Removal Decrease by Invasive Argentine Ants in a High Nature Value Farmland, Clara Frasconi Wendt, Alice Nunes, Sara Lobo Dias, Robin M. Verble, Cristina Branquinho, and Mário Boieiro

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Seed Removal Decrease by Invasive Argentine Ants in a High Nature Value Farmland, Clara Frasconi Wendt, Alice Nunes, Sara Lobo Dias, Robin M. Verble, Cristina Branquinho, and Mário Boieiro

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Tau Kinetics in Alzheimer's Disease, Daniel B. Hier, Sima Azizi, Matthew S. Thimgan, and Donald C. Wunsch

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Examining Metal Contents in Primary and Secondhand Aerosols Released by Electronic Cigarettes, Kashala Fabrice Kapiamba, Weixing Hao, Stephen Adom, Wenyan Liu, Yue-Wern Huang, and Yang Wang

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Examining Metal Contents in Primary and Secondhand Aerosols Released by Electronic Cigarettes, Kashala Fabrice Kapiamba, Weixing Hao, Stephen Adom, Wenyan Liu, Yue-Wern Huang, and Yang Wang

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Bio-Membrane Internalization Mechanisms of Arginine-Rich Cell-Penetrating Peptides in Various Species, Betty Revon Liu, Shiow Her Chiou, Yue-Wern Huang, and Han Jung Lee

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Understanding the Role of Nano-TiO2 on the Toxicity of Pb on C. Dubia through Modeling—Is It Additive or Synergistic?, Xuesong Liu, Jianmin Wang, and Yue-Wern Huang

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Understanding the Role of Nano-TiO₂ on the Toxicity of Pb on C. dubia through Modeling -- Is It Additive or Synergistic?, Xuesong Liu, Jianmin Wang, and Yue-Wern Huang

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Quantification of Silver Nanoparticle Interactions with Yeast Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Studied using Single-cell ICP-MS, Lindsey Rasmussen, Honglan Shi, Wenyan Liu, and Katie Shannon

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Quantification of Silver Nanoparticle Interactions with Yeast Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Studied using Single-Cell ICP-MS, Lindsey Rasmussen, Honglan Shi, Wenyan Liu, and Katie Shannon

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Pollutants Corrupt Resilience Pathways of Aging in the Nematode C. Elegans, Andrea Scharf, Annette Limke, Karl Heinz Guehrs, and Anna von Mikecz

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A Laboratory And Simulation Platform To Integrate Individual Life History Traits And Population Dynamics, Andrea Scharf, Josh Mitteldorf, Brinda Armstead, Daniel Schneider, He Jin, Zuzana Kocsisova, Chieh Hsiang Tan, Francesca Sanchez, Brian Brady, Natasha Ram, Gabriel B. DiAntonio, Andrea M. Wilson, and Kerry Kornfeld

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Staining of the Actin Cytoskeleton during Cell Division in Budding Yeast and Mammalian Cells, Katie Shannon

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Conversion of Borate Glass Microspheres to Hollow Biphasic Calcium Phosphate Ceramic Microspheres for Bone Defects, Youqu Shen, Julie A. Semon, and Richard K. Brow

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Pollution — Bring The Field Into The Lab, Anna von Mikecz and Andrea Scharf

Submissions from 2021

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A Kinetic Model for Blood Biomarker Levels after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Sima Azizi, Daniel B. Hier, Blaine Allen, Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi, Gayla R. Olbricht, Matthew S. Thimgan, and Donald C. Wunsch

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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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Conservation Risks and Benefits of Establishing Monarch Butterfly (Danaus Plexippus) Breeding Habitats Close to Maize and Soybean Fields in the North Central United States: A Landscape-Scale Analysis of the Impact of Foliar Insecticide on Nonmigratory Monarch Butterfly Populations, Tyler J. Grant, Niranjana Krishnan, and Steven P. Bradbury

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Estimating Screening-Level Risks of Insecticide Exposure to Lepidopteran Species of Conservation Concern in Agroecosystems, Maura J. Hall, Niranjana Krishnan, Joel R. Coats, and Steven P. Bradbury

The Psychological and Biological Impact of COVID-19: An Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion, Amber M. Henslee, David J. Westenberg, and Yang Wang
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Blood Biomarkers for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Selective Review of Unresolved Issues, Daniel B. Hier, Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi, Matthew S. Thimgan, Gayla R. Olbricht, Sima Azizi, Blaine Allen, Bassam A. Hadi, and Donald C. Wunsch

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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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Aridity-Driven Shift In Biodiversity-Soil Multifunctionality Relationships, Weigang Hu; Jinzhi Ran; Longwei Dong; Qiajun Du; Mingfei Ji; Shuran Yao; Chen Hou; and For full list of authors, download the pdf.

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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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Evaluating Toxicity of Varroa Mite (Varroa Destructor)-Active dsRNA to Monarch Butterfly (Danaus Plexippus) Larvae, Niranjana Krishnan, Maura J. Hall, Richard L. Hellmich, Joel R. Coats, and Steven P. Bradbury

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Neonicotinoids Can Cause Arrested Pupal Ecdysis in Lepidoptera, Niranjana Krishnan, Russell A. Jurenka, and Steven P. Bradbury

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Monarch Butterfly (Danaus Plexippus) Life-Stage Risks from Foliar and Seed-Treatment Insecticides, Niranjana Krishnan, Yang Zhang, Melanie E. Aust, Richard L. Hellmich, Joel R. Coats, and Steven P. Bradbury

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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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Materials for Biomedical Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications, M. N. Rahaman and Roger F. Brown

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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 population dynamics tipping point for aging as a cause of adult death, Andrea Scharf

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Reproductive Aging In Caenorhabditis Elegans: From Molecules To Ecology, Andrea Scharf, Franziska Pohl, Brian M. Egan, Zuzana Kocsisova, and Kerry Kornfeld

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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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Assessing Field-Scale Risks of Foliar Insecticide Applications to Monarch Butterfly (Danaus Plexippus) Larvae, Niranjana Krishnan, Yang Zhang, Keith G. Bidne, Richard L. Hellmich, Joel R. Coats, and Steven P. Bradbury

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

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Explicit Representation of Protein Activity States Significantly Improves Causal Discovery of Protein Phosphorylation Networks, Jinling Liu, Xiaojun Ma, Gregory F. Cooper, and Xinghua 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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“Good” and “Bad” Urban Wildlife, Gad Perry, Clint Boal, Robin M. Verble, and Mark Wallace

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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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Status of the Blackstripe (Fundulus notatus) and Blackspotted (F. olivaceus) Topminnows in the Ozark uplands of Central Missouri, Nathaniel Steffensmeier, Naznin Sultana Remex, Robert Hrabik, and David D. Duvernell

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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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The Cell Nucleus As Sensor Of Environmental Pollution: Amyloid, Neurodegeneration And Aging, Aneta Piechulek, Lutz Berwanger, Andrea Scharf, and Anna von Mikecz

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Life Span-resolved Nanotoxicology Identifies Nuclear Amyloid, Altered Metabolism And Neurodegenerative Processes In The Nematode Caenorhabditis Elegans, Annette Piechulek, Andrea Scharf, Lutz Berwanger, and Anna von Mikecz

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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.