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    • David L. Benson oral history interview transcript 

      Benson, David L. (2016-05-04)
      This oral history interview was recorded as part of The oH Project: Oral Histories of HIV/AIDS in Houston, Harris County, and Southeast Texas. Founding partners of the project include Legacy Community Health, Montrose ...
    • Michael Peranteau oral history interview transcript 

      Peranteau, Michael (2016-05-02)
      This oral history interview was recorded as part of The oH Project: Oral Histories of HIV/AIDS in Houston, Harris County, and Southeast Texas. Founding partners of the project include Legacy Community Health, Montrose ...
    • The Impact of Right to Try Laws on Medical Access in the United States 

      Rubin, Michelle J.; Matthews, Kirstin R.W. (2016-05)
      State "right to try" laws can give terminally ill patients early access experimental drugs and medical devices — but they arguably make safety and efficacy secondary to speedy access.
    • Implications of construction method and spatial scale on measures of the built environment 

      Strominger, Julie; Anthopolos, Rebecca; Miranda, Marie L (2016-04-28)
      Abstract Background Research surrounding the built environment (BE) and health has resulted in inconsistent findings. Experts have identified the need to examine methodological ...
    • ITD assembler: an algorithm for internal tandem duplication discovery from short-read sequencing data 

      Rustagi, Navin; Hampton, Oliver A; Li, Jie; Xi, Liu; Gibbs, Richard A; Plon, Sharon E; Kimmel, Marek; Wheeler, David A (2016-04-27)
      Abstract Background Detection of tandem duplication within coding exons, referred to as internal tandem duplication (ITD), remains challenging due to inefficiencies in ...
    • Converting nanoparticles in oil to aqueous suspensions 

      Wong, Michael S.; Bagaria, Hitesh Ghanshyam; Kini, Gautam Chandrakanth; Ko, Wen Yin Lynn (2016-04-26)
      An improved process for converting an oil suspension of nanoparticles (NPs) into a water suspension of NPs, wherein water and surfactant and a non-surfactant salt is used instead of merely water and surfactant, leading to ...
    • Dixie Baby speedboat on display at Houston Yacht Club 

      Baldridge, Sandra (2016-04-20)
      Dixie Baby won trophies and set records nationwide in the 1920s when owned by HYC member L. A. Layne. Beautifully restored, Dixie Baby honored her home club HYC with a historic visit on April 20, 2016. Three days later she ...
    • Dixie Baby speedboat on display at Houston Yacht Club 

      Baldridge, Sandra (2016-04-20)
      Dixie Baby won trophies and set records nationwide in the 1920s when owned by HYC member L. A. Layne. Beautifully restored, Dixie Baby honored her home club HYC with a historic visit on April 20, 2016. Three days later she ...
    • Bacteria and method for synthesizing fatty acids 

      San, Ka-yiu; Li, Mai; Zhang, Xiujun (2016-04-12)
      There is provided a recombinant bacterium comprising at least one overexpressed acyl-ACP thioesterase gene, and wherein at least one gene from the tricarboxylic acid cycle or glycolysis or both is inactivated. There is ...
    • Patterned graphite oxide films and methods to make and use same 

      Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Pradhan, Bhabendra K.; Gao, Wei (2016-04-12)
      The present invention relates to patterned graphite oxide films and methods to make and use same. The present invention includes a novel strategy developed to imprint any required conductive patterns onto self-assembled ...
    • Conformal coating on nanostructured electrode materials for three-dimensional applications 

      Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Ou, Fung Suong; Shajiumon, Manikoth M.; Gowda, Sanketh R.; Reddy, Arava L. M. (2016-04-12)
      A fabrication process for conformal coating of a thin polymer electrolyte layer on nanostructured electrode materials for three-dimensional micro/nanobattery applications, compositions thereof, and devices incorporating ...
    • Don Gill oral history interview transcript 

      Gill, Don (2016-04-12)
      This oral history interview was recorded as part of The oH Project: Oral Histories of HIV/AIDS in Houston, Harris County, and Southeast Texas. Founding partners of the project include Legacy Community Health, Montrose ...
    • Systematically probing the bottom-up synthesis of AuPAMAM conjugates for enhanced transfection efficiency 

      Figueroa, Elizabeth R; Stephen Yan, J.; Chamberlain-Simon, Nicolette K; Lin, Adam Y; Foster, Aaron E; Drezek, Rebekah A (2016-03-31)
      Abstract Background Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have shown great promise as scaffolds for gene therapy vectors due to their attractive physiochemical properties which include ...
    • Coated fullerenes, compositions and dielectrics made therefrom 

      Barron, Andrew R.; Flood, Dennis J.; Whitsitt, Elizabeth (2016-03-22)
      The present invention relates to coated fullerenes comprising a layer of at least one inorganic material covering at least a portion of at least one surface of a fullerene and methods for making. The present invention ...
    • Injectable hydrogels 

      Mikos, Antonios G.; Kasper, Kurtis F.; Ekenseair, Adam K.; Vo, Tiffany N.; Boere, Kristel W. M.; Touchet, Tyler J. (2016-03-15)
      The present disclosure generally relates to injectable compositions. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to injectable, thermogelling hydrogels and associated methods. In one embodiment, the present disclosure ...
    • Composite materials for reversible CO2 capture 

      Tour, James M.; Hwang, Garry Chih-chau; Lomeda, Jay R. (2016-03-15)
      Composite materials for carbon dioxide (C02) capture that include: (1) a mesoporous carbon source; and (2) an in situ polymerized polymer that is associated with the mesoporous carbon source, where the in situ polymerized ...
    • Libraries at the hub as the federally funded research wheel turns to open 

      Kipphut-Smith, Shannon; Rozum, Betty; Thoms, Becky (2016-03-15)
      Academic libraries are strong partners in supporting researcher compliance with both funder public access policies and institutional open access policies, and are increasingly involved in research data management activities. ...
    • Linked Open Data Modeling for Library Cartographic Resources 

      Durante, Kimberly; Weimer, Katherine Hart; McGee, Marc (2016-03)
      For centuries libraries have cataloged collections of maps, atlases, and geographic data resources using text-based systems such as bibliographies, the card catalog, and the online catalog. These catalogs of metadata, while ...
    • Health Reform Monitoring Survey- Texas, Issue Brief #20: Insured Texans lack clear understanding of their health insurance plans 

      Sim, Shao-Chee; Marks, Elena; Ho, Vivian; Balihe, Philomene (2016-03)
      In September 2015, just before the third open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace was about to open, we surveyed insured Texans ages 18 to 64 to assess their confidence level ...
    • Lois J. Moore oral history interview transcript 

      Moore, Lois J. (2016-02-19)
      This oral history interview was recorded as part of The oH Project: Oral Histories of HIV/AIDS in Houston, Harris County, and Southeast Texas. Founding partners of the project include Legacy Community Health, Montrose ...
    • Compression induced stiffening and alignment of liquid crystal elastomers 

      Verduzco, Rafael; Agrawal, Aditya; Chipara, Alin Cristian (2016-02-16)
      In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides methods of strengthening liquid crystal elastomers. In some embodiments, such methods include a step of placing the liquid crystal elastomer in an environment that applies ...
    • Non-contact strain sensing of objects by use of single-walled carbon nanotubes 

      Weisman, Bruce R.; Withey, Paul A.; Bachilo, Sergei M.; Nagarajaiah, Satish; Vemuru, Venkata Srivishnu M. (2016-02-09)
      In some embodiments, the present invention provides methods of detecting strain associated with an object by: (1) irradiating a composition that has been applied to the object, where the composition comprises semiconducting ...
    • Multisample bionanochip platform 

      Mcdevitt, John; Christodoulidies, Nicolaos; Floriano, Pierre N.; Abram, Tim (2016-02-02)
      A bionanochip cartridge for analysis of multiple samples or analytes is provided herein, and the cartridge is dimensioned to take advantage of existing robotic microtiter plate handling equipment. Fluidics are specially ...
    • Liquid crystals from single-walled carbon nanotube polyelectrolytes and their use for making various materials 

      Marti-arbona, Angel A.; Jiang, Chengmin; Saha, Avishek; Pasquali, Matteo; Young, Colin (2016-02-02)
      In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to methods of forming a solution of single-walled carbon nanotube polyelectrolytes in a liquid crystalline phase. In some embodiments, such methods comprise: (a) providing ...
    • RF Shot Noise Measurements in Au Atomic-scale Junctions 

      Chen, Ruoyu (2016-01-29)
      Conduction electrons are responsible for many physical or chemical phenomena in condensed matter systems, and their behavior can be directly studied by electronic transport measurements. In conventional transport measurements, ...
    • Optical Contrast Agents to Distinguish Benign Inflammation from Neoplasia in Epithelial Tissues 

      Hellebust, Anne E (2016-01-29)
      A minimally-invasive, optical strategy to detect and discriminate between inflammation and neoplasia could improve early cancer detection by reducing the number of false positive exams due to benign inflammation. This ...
    • Functional Data Analysis on Spectroscopic Data 

      Wang, Lu (2016-01-28)
      Cervical cancer is a very common type of cancer that is highly curable if treated early. We are investigating spectroscopic devices that make in-vivo cervical tissue measurements to detect pre-cancerous and cancerous ...
    • An Investigation of Carbon-based Nanomaterials for Efficient Energy Production and Delivery 

      Gangoli, Varun Shenoy (2016-01-28)
      Carbon-based nanomaterials have been demonstrated to have different potential applications in the energy industry. However, there are challenges in the realization of these applications. Chirality of single wall carbon ...
    • Understanding dynamic activities of the yeast galactose utilization network under environmental changes 

      Nguyen, Truong Huu (2016-01-27)
      Cellular adaptability to environmental changes depends on the collective actions of genes, mRNA, proteins and ligands, all of which are components of a ''genetic network''. To understand the dynamics of a gene network in ...
    • A Constraint-Based Approach to Reactive Task and Motion Planning 

      Wang, Yue (2016-01-26)
      This thesis presents a novel and scalable approach for Reactive Task and Motion Planning. We consider changing environments with uncontrollable agents, where the robot needs a policy to respond correctly in the infinite ...
    • Systems and methods for active cancellation for improving isolation of transmission gates in high-frequency analog to digital converters 

      Aggrawal, Himanshu; Babakhani, Aydin (2016-01-26)
      An active cancellation system may provide a first and second transmission gates that are fed with an input signal and a complimentary signal, respectively. The first transmission gate may be switched on/off, and a second ...
    • Methods, systems and membranes for separation of organic compounds from liquid samples 

      Barron, Andrew R.; Maguire-boyle, Samuel J. (2016-01-26)
      Various aspects of the present invention pertain to porous membranes that comprise: (1) a plurality of pores with pore sizes of more than about 0.1 μm in diameter; and (2) a plurality of hydrophilic molecules. Additional ...
    • Image mapped optical coherence tomography 

      Tkaczyk, Tomasz S.; Pierce, Mark (2016-01-26)
      A method for imaging a sample. The method includes, during a single acquisition event, receiving depth-encoded electromagnetic (EM) fields from points on a sample that includes a first depth-encoded EM field for a first ...
    • Image mapped spectropolarimetry 

      Kester, Robert T.; Tkaczyk, Tomasz S. (2016-01-19)
      A method for imaging a sample, the method includes, during a single acquisition event, receiving a first polarization-encoded EM field for a first point and a second polarization-encoded EM field for a second point. The ...
    • Frank M. Staggs, Jr. oral history interview transcript 

      Staggs, Frank M., Jr. (2016-01-19)
      This oral history interview was recorded as part of The oH Project: Oral Histories of HIV/AIDS in Houston, Harris County, and Southeast Texas. Founding partners of the project include Legacy Community Health, Montrose ...
    • Coating and Doping of Ge QDs 

      Oliva-Chatelain, Brittany Lynn (2016-01-14)
      The ability to incorporate a dopant element into nanocrystals (NCs) and quantum dots (QDs) is one of the key technical challenges for the use of these materials in a number of optoelectronic applications, particularly solar ...
    • Robust Privacy-Preserving Fingerprint Authentication 

      Zhang, Ye (2016-01-08)
      This paper presents the first scalable, efficient, and reliable privacy-preserving fingerprint authentication based on minutiae representation. Our method is provably secure by leveraging the Yao's classic Garbled Circuit ...
    • Multi-hierarchical self-assembly of a collagen mimetic peptide 

      Hartgerink, Jeffrey D.; O'leary, Lesley R. (2016-01-05)
      The present disclosure generally relates to collagen, and more particularly compositions and methods related to collagen-mimetic peptides. More specifically, the present disclosure provides a collagen-mimetic peptide and ...
    • News From Fondren: Volume 25, No. 2, Spring 2016 

      Fondren Library (2016)
      In this issue: Snatching Gems From the Ash Heap: Saving the KTRU Tapes -- Concert Celebrates Music of Difference -- Celebrating 50 Years of Black Undergraduate Life at Rice -- Library Contributes User Experience Assessment ...
    • Design and Optimization of an EEG-Based Brain Machine Interface (BMI) to an Upper-Limb Exoskeleton for Stroke Survivors 

      Bhagat, Nikunj A.; Venkatakrishnan, Anusha; Abibullaev, Berdakh; Artz, Edward J.; Yozbatiran, Nuray; Blank, Amy A.; French, James; Karmonik, Christof; Grossman, Robert G.; O’Malley, Marcia K.; Francisco, Gerard E.; Contreras-Vidal, Jose L. (2016)
      This study demonstrates the feasibility of detecting motor intent from brain activity of chronic stroke patients using an asynchronous electroencephalography (EEG)-based brain machine interface (BMI). Intent was inferred ...
    • Compact TDLAS based sensor design using interband cascade lasers for mid-IR trace gas sensing 

      Dong, Lei; Tittel, Frank K.; Li, Chunguang; Sanchez, Nancy P.; Wu, Hongpeng; Zheng, Chuantao; Yu, Yajun; Sampaolo, Angelo; Griffin, Robert J. (2016)
      Two compact TDLAS sensor systems based on different structural optical cores were developed. The two optical cores combine two recent developments, gallium antimonide (GaSb)-based ICL and a compact multipass gas cell (MPGC) ...
    • Stable isotope and calcareous nannofossil assemblage record of the late Paleocene and early Eocene (Cicogna section) 

      Agnini, Claudia; Spofforth, David J.A.; Dickens, Gerald R.; Rio, Domenico; Pälike, Heiko; Backman, Jan; Muttoni, Giovanni; Dallanave, Edoardo (2016)
      We present records of stable carbon and oxygen isotopes, CaCO3 content, and changes in calcareous nannofossil assemblages across an 81 m thick section of upper Paleocene–lower Eocene marine sedimentary rocks now exposed ...
    • Broadband Absorption Engineering to Enhance Light Absorption in Monolayer MoS2 

      Bahauddin, Shah Mohammad; Robatjazi, Hossein; Thomann, Isabell (2016)
      Here we take a first step toward tackling the challenge of incomplete optical absorption in monolayers of transition metal dichalcogenides for conversion of photon energy, including solar, into other forms of energy. We ...
    • High Chromaticity Aluminum Plasmonic Pixels for Active Liquid Crystal Displays 

      Olson, Jana; Manjavacas, Alejandro; Basu, Tiyash; Huang, Da; Schlather, Andrea E.; Zheng, Bob; Halas, Naomi; Nordlander, Peter; Link, Stephan (2016)
      Chromatic devices such as flat panel displays could, in principle, be substantially improved by incorporating aluminum plasmonic nanostructures instead of conventional chromophores that are susceptible to photobleaching. ...
    • Notch-Jagged signalling can give rise to clusters of cells exhibiting a hybrid epithelial/mesenchymal phenotype 

      Boareto, Marcelo; Jolly, Mohit Kumar; Goldman, Aaron; Pietilä, Mika; Mani, Sendurai A.; Sengupta, Shiladitya; Ben-Jacob, Eshel; Levine, Herbert; Onuchic, José N. (2016)
      Metastasis can involve repeated cycles of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and its reverse mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition. Cells can also undergo partial transitions to attain a hybrid epithelial/mesenchymal ...
    • Composition and Sources of Particulate Matter Measured near Houston, TX: Anthropogenic-Biogenic Interactions 

      Bean, Jeffrey K.; Faxon, Cameron B.; Leong, Yu Jun; Wallace, Henry William; Cevik, Basak Karakurt; Ortiz, Stephanie; Canagaratna, Manjula R.; Usenko, Sascha; Sheesley, Rebecca J.; Griffin, Robert J.; Ruiz, Lea Hildebrandt (2016)
      Particulate matter was measured in Conroe, Texas (~60 km north of downtown Houston, Texas) during the September 2013 DISCOVER-AQ campaign to determine the sources of particulate matter in the region. The measurement site ...
    • A Topological Model of the Hippocampal Cell Assembly Network 

      Babichev, Andrey; Ji, Daoyun; Mémoli, Facundo; Dabaghian, Yuri A. (2016)
      It is widely accepted that the hippocampal place cells' spiking activity produces a cognitive map of space. However, many details of this representation's physiological mechanism remain unknown. For example, it is believed ...
    • Modified Mason number for charged paramagnetic colloidal suspensions 

      Du, Di; Hilou, Elaa; Biswal, Sibani Lisa (2016)
      The dynamics of magnetorheological fluids have typically been described by the Mason number, a governing parameter defined as the ratio between viscous and magnetic forces in the fluid. For most experimental suspensions ...
    • Supramolecular block copolymer photovoltaics through ureido-pyrimidinone hydrogen bonding interactions 

      Lin, Yen-Hao; Nie, Wanyi; Tsai, Hsinhan; Li, Xiaoyi; Gupta, Gautam; Mohite, Aditya D.; Verduzco, Rafael (2016)
      A challenge in the development of bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaics (BHJ OPVs) is achieving a desirable nanoscale morphology. This is particularly true for polymer blend OPVs in which large-scale phase separation ...
    • Strain-Driven Approach to Quantum Criticality in AFe2As2 with A=K, Rb, and Cs 

      Eilers, Felix; Grube, Kai; Zocco, Diego A.; Wolf, Thomas; Merz, Michael; Schweiss, Peter; Heid, Rolf; Eder, Robert; Yu, Rong; Zhu, Jian-Xin; Si, Qimiao; Shibauchi, Takasada; Löhneysen, Hilbert v. (2016)
      The iron-based superconductors AFe2As2 with A=K, Rb, Cs exhibit large Sommerfeld coefficients approaching those of heavy-fermion systems. We have investigated the magnetostriction and thermal expansion of this series to ...
    • Levetiracetam mitigates doxorubicin-induced DNA and synaptic damage in neurons 

      Manchon, Jose Felix Moruno; Dabaghian, Yuri; Uzor, Ndidi-Ese; Kesler, Shelli R.; Wefel, Jeffrey S.; Tsvetkov, Andrey S. (2016)
      Neurotoxicity may occur in cancer patients and survivors during or after chemotherapy. Cognitive deficits associated with neurotoxicity can be subtle or disabling and frequently include disturbances in memory, attention, ...
    • Synthetic-gauge-field stabilization of the chiral-spin-liquid phase 

      Chen, Gang; Hazzard, Kaden R. A.; Rey, Ana Maria; Hermele, Michael (2016)
      We explore the phase diagram of the SU(N) Hubbard models describing fermionic alkaline-earth-metal atoms in a square optical lattice with, on average, one atom per site, using a slave rotor mean-field approach. We find ...
    • Systematic Calibration of Model Parameters Based on Large-Scale Experiments on Hybrid Masonry Walls 

      Gao, Zhenjia; Stanciulescu, Ilinca (2016)
      Hybrid masonry is a relatively new type of structural system that benefits from the ductility and ease of construction of steel frames and from the in-plane strength and stiffness of reinforced masonry panels. Finite element ...
    • Impact of a Mobile Phone Intervention to Reduce Sedentary Behavior in a Community Sample of Adults: A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation 

      Kendzor, Darla E.; Shuval, Kerem; Gabriel, Kelley Pettee; Businelle, Michael S.; Ma, Ping; High, Robin R.; Cuate, Erica L.; Poonawalla, Insiya B.; Rios, Debra M.; Demark-Wahnefried, Wendy; Swartz, Michael D.; Wetter, David W. (2016)
      Background: Greater time spent sedentary is linked with increased risk of breast, colorectal, ovarian, endometrial, and prostate cancers. Given steadily increasing rates of mobile phone ownership, mobile phone interventions ...
    • Syntactic agreement attraction reflects working memory processes 

      Slevc, L. Robert; Martin, Randi C. (2016)
      Does producing syntactic agreement rely on syntactic or memory-based retrieval processes? The present study investigated the extent to which syntactic processing deficits and working memory (WM) deficits predict susceptibility ...
    • Signatures of Biomass Burning Aerosols in the Plume of a Saltmarsh Wildfire in South Texas 

      Myers-Pigg, Allison N.; Griffin, Robert J.; Louchouarn, Patrick; Norwood, Matthew J.; Sterne, Amanda; Cevik, Basak Karakurt (2016)
      The most conventional and abundant tracers of biomass combustion in aerosol particles include potassium and biomarkers derived from thermally altered cellulose/hemicellulose (anhydrosugars) and lignin (methoxyphenols). ...
    • Insights on Foam Transport from a Texture-Implicit Local-Equilibrium Model with an Improved Parameter Estimation Algorithm 

      Zeng, Yongchao; Muthuswamy, Aarthi; Ma, Kun; Wang, Le; Farajzadeh, Rouhi; Puerto, Maura; Vincent-Bonnieu, Sebastien; Akbar Eftekhari, Ali; Wang, Ying; Da, Chang; Joyce, Jeffrey C.; Biswal, Sibani L.; Hirasaki, George J. (2016)
      We present an insightful discussion on the implications of foam transport inside porous media based on an improved algorithm for the estimation of model parameters. A widely used texture-implicit local-equilibrium foam ...
    • Examining Asphaltene Solubility on Deposition in Model Porous Media 

      Lin, Yu-Jiun; He, Peng; Tavakkoli, Mohammad; Mathew, Nevin Thunduvila; Fatt, Yap Yit; Chai, John C.; Goharzadeh, Afshin; Vargas, Francisco M.; Biswal, Sibani Lisa (2016)
      Asphaltenes are known to cause severe flow assurance problems in the near-wellbore region of oil reservoirs. Understanding the mechanism of asphaltene deposition in porous media is of great significance for the development ...
    • Balancing act: weighing the factors affecting the taxation of capital income in a small open economy 

      McKeehan, Margaret K.; Zodrow, George R. (2016)
      Alternative economic theories yield dramatically different prescriptions for optimal capital taxation in small open economies. On the one hand, foreign firms, including those with investments that yield firm-specific ...
    • New Main-Group-Element-Rich nido-Octahedral Cluster System: Synthesis and Characterization of [Et4N][Fe2(CO)6(μ3-As){μ3-EFe(CO)4}2] 

      Schipper, Desmond E.; Ikhlef, Djamila; Khalal, Samila; Saillard, Jean-Yves; Whitmire, Kenton H. (2016)
      A series of clusters of the form [Et4N][Fe2(CO)6(μ3-As)}(μ3-EFe(CO)4)], where E is either P or As, were synthesized from [Et4N]2[HAs{Fe(CO)4}3] and ECl3. AsCl3 gives the As-only compound; PCl3 produces compounds having two ...