Fluorescent proteins (FPs) are luminescent biomolecules that emit characteristic hues upon
irradiation. A group of calmodulin (CaM)-green FP (GFP) chimeras have been previously
engineered to enable the optical detection of calcium ions (Ca²⁺). We investigate one of these
genetically encoded Ca²⁺ biosensors for optical imaging (GECOs), GEM-GECO1, which
BACKGROUND: A 2011 report by the Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Human Services documented
disparities in its Latino and American Indian populations on multiple individual-level health indicators. However, research
is lacking on the social contexts in which Latinos and American Indians in Oregon live and how these environments...
This thesis presents the steps that were taken to develop thematic findings using data from a qualitative study. Using a grounded approach, the study focused on qualitatively exploring Mexican origin caregivers' conceptualizations of elder caregiving in terms of role functioning, social norms, cultural beliefs, and familial obligations. Data collected from...
BACKGROUND: Individual berries in a grape (Vitis vinifera L.) cluster enter the ripening phase at different times
leading to an asynchronous cluster in terms of ripening. The factors causing this variable ripening initiation among
berries are not known. Because the influence via hormonal communication of the seed on fruit set...
Recognizing the importance of methane hydrate
research and the need for a coordinated effort, the United States
Congress enacted the Methane Hydrate Research and Development
Act of 2000. At the same time, the Ministry of International
Trade and Industry in Japan launched a research program to
develop plans for a...
Compared to conventional amorphous silicon (a-Si) TFTs, amorphous metal oxide TFTs have superior device performance such as
higher mobility, better sub-threshold swing, and lower off-state current. Amorphous metal oxide TFTs have an additional advantage
on the device uniformity due to the lack of grain boundary issues in the poly-Si TFTs....