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    • Capo with attachment mechanism and fretting action in separate offset planes 

      Blacker, Daniel Curtis; Carroll, Matthew; Jaggers, John Vinson (2020-01-21)
      Embodiments of a capo and fretting component are described. In certain embodiments, the fretting component is threaded onto a crossbar configured to overlie the instrument strings when in use and to pivot with respect to ...
    • Systems and methods for monitoring cement quality in a cased well environment with integrated chips 

      Babakhani, Aydin (2020-01-07)
      A well monitoring system may provide a plurality of integrated chips dispersed in cement surrounding a well casing. Each of the integrated chips may provide energy harvesting circuitry, EM transceiver, modulator, additional ...
    • Neighborhood Voices: Using Community Engagement to Address Transportation, Infrastructure and Safety Concerns in Near Northside, Houston 

      Nostikasari, Dian; Haile, Gelila; Shelton, Kyle (2020)
      Over the span of 11 months, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research collaborated with various community partners such as LINK Houston, BakerRipley and the University of Houston's Psychological Health and Learning Sciences ...
    • Near Northside: Safer Streets, Safer Communities 

      Nostikasari, Dian; Haile, Gelila; Shelton, Kyle (2020)
      The Near Northside is a historic neighborhood in the heart of Houston. A seemingly ideal area for active living, the community has numerous community assets, commercial hubs, schools and homes within walking or biking ...
    • Community Resilience Initiatives: Building Stronger Neighborhoods in Houston 

      Servidio, Chris; Shelton, Kyle; Nostikasari, Dian (2020)
      This report spotlights the work taking place in the five pilot Complete Communities to build community resilience. By documenting the processes surrounding these key community initiatives, this report identifies best ...
    • Anthropocene Unseen : A Lexicon 

      Howe, Cymene; Pandian, Anand (2020)
      The idea of the Anthropocene often generates an overwhelming sense of abjection or apathy. It occupies the imagination as a set of circumstances that counterpose individual human actors against ungraspable scales and ...
    • Application of Micro Quartz Tuning Fork in Trace Gas Sensing by Use of Quartz-Enhanced Photoacoustic Spectroscopy 

      Lin, Haoyang; Huang, Zhao; Kan, Ruifeng; Zheng, Huadan; Liu, Yihua; Liu, Bin; Dong, Linpeng; Zhu, Wenguo; Tang, Jieyuan; Yu, Jianhui; Chen, Zhe; Tittel, Frank K. (2019)
      A novel quartz-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy (QEPAS) sensor based on a micro quartz tuning fork (QTF) is reported. As a photoacoustic transducer, a novel micro QTF was 3.7 times smaller than the usually used standard ...
    • Structural determination of Enzyme-Graphene Nanocomposite Sensor Material 

      Rai, Durgesh K.; Gurusaran, Manickam; Urban, Volker; Aran, Kiana; Ma, Lulu Li, Pingzuo; Qian, Shuo; Narayanan, Tharangattu N.; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Liepmann, Dorian; Sekar, Kanagaraj; Álvarez-Cao, María-Efigenia; Escuder-Rodríguez, Juan-José; Cerdán, María-Esperanza; González-Siso, María-Isabel; Viswanathan, Sowmya; Paulmurugan, Ramasamy; Renugopalakrishnan, Venkatesan (2019)
      State-of-the-art ultra-sensitive blood glucose-monitoring biosensors, based on glucose oxidase (GOx) covalently linked to a single layer graphene (SLG), will be a valuable next generation diagnostic tool for personal ...
    • Elucidating the correlations between cancer initiation times and lifetime cancer risks 

      Teimouri, Hamid; Kochugaeva, Maria P.; Kolomeisky, Anatoly B. (2019)
      Cancer is a genetic disease that results from accumulation of unfavorable mutations. As soon as genetic and epigenetic modifications associated with these mutations become strong enough, the uncontrolled tumor cell growth ...
    • Competitive percolation strategies for network recovery 

      Smith, Andrew M.; Pósfai, Márton; Rohden, Martin; González, Andrés D.; Dueñas-Osorio, Leonardo; D’Souza, Raissa M. (2019)
      Restoring operation of critical infrastructure systems after catastrophic events is an important issue, inspiring work in multiple fields, including network science, civil engineering, and operations research. We consider ...
    • Heavy fermion quantum criticality at dilute carrier limit in CeNi2−δ(As1−xPx)2 

      Chen, Jian; Wang, Zhen; Li, Yupeng; Feng, Chunmu; Dai, Jianhui; Xu, Zhu’an; Si, Qimiao (2019)
      We study the quantum phase transitions in the nickel pnctides, CeNi2−δ(As1−xPx)2 (δ ≈ 0.07–0.22) polycrystalline samples. This series displays the distinct heavy fermion behavior in the rarely studied parameter regime of ...
    • Immunohistochemical and ultrastructural analysis of the maturing larval zebrafish enteric nervous system reveals the formation of a neuropil pattern 

      Baker, Phillip A.; Meyer, Matthew D.; Tsang, Ashley; Uribe, Rosa A. (2019)
      The gastrointestinal tract is constructed with an intrinsic series of interconnected ganglia that span its entire length, called the enteric nervous system (ENS). The ENS exerts critical local reflex control over many ...
    • A novel ex vivo tumor system identifies Src-mediated invasion and metastasis in mesenchymal tumor cells in non-small cell lung cancer 

      Padhye, Aparna; Ungewiss, Christin; Fradette, Jared J.; Rodriguez, B. Leticia; Albritton, Jacob L.; Miller, Jordan S.; Gibbons, Don L. (2019)
      Lung cancer is the foremost cause of cancer related deaths in the U.S. It is a heterogeneous disease composed of genetically and phenotypically distinct tumor cells surrounded by heterotypic cells and extracellular matrix ...
    • A mechanism of defect-enhanced phase transformation kinetics in lithium iron phosphate olivine 

      Hong, Liang; Yang, Kaiqi; Tang, Ming (2019)
      Antisite defects are a type of point defect ubiquitously present in intercalation compounds for energy storage applications. While they are often considered a deleterious feature, here we elucidate a mechanism of antisite ...
    • Enteral Activation of WR-2721 Mediates Radioprotection and Improved Survival from Lethal Fractionated Radiation 

      Molkentine, Jessica M.; Fujimoto, Tara N.; Horvath, Thomas D.; Grossberg, Aaron J.; Garcia, Carolina J. Garcia; Deorukhkar, Amit; de la Cruz Bonilla, Marimar; Lin, Daniel; Samuel, Errol L.G.; Chan, Wai Kin; Lorenzi, Philip L.; Piwnica-Worms, Helen; Dantzer, Robert; Tour, James M.; Mason, Kathryn A.; Taniguchi, Cullen M. (2019)
      Unresectable pancreatic cancer is almost universally lethal because chemotherapy and radiation cannot completely stop the growth of the cancer. The major problem with using radiation to approximate surgery in unresectable ...
    • A microfluidic-induced C. elegans sleep state 

      Gonzales, Daniel L.; Zhou, Jasmine; Fan, Bo; Robinson, Jacob T. (2019)
      An important feature of animal behavior is the ability to switch rapidly between activity states, however, how the brain regulates these spontaneous transitions based on the animal’s perceived environment is not well ...
    • How to control single-molecule rotation 

      Simpson, Grant J.; García-López, Víctor; Daniel Boese, A.; Tour, James M.; Grill, Leonhard (2019)
      The orientation of molecules is crucial in many chemical processes. Here, we report how single dipolar molecules can be oriented with maximum precision using the electric field of a scanning tunneling microscope. Rotation ...
    • Collagen-rich airway smooth muscle cells are a metastatic niche for tumor colonization in the lung 

      Lee, Yu-Cheng; Kurtova, Antonina V.; Xiao, Jing; Nikolos, Fotis; Hayashi, Kazukuni; Tramel, Zoe; Jain, Antrix; Chen, Fengju; Chokshi, Mithil; Lee, Ciaran; Bao, Gang; Zhang, Xiang; Shen, Jianjun; Mo, Qianxing; Jung, Sung Yun; Rowley, David; Chan, Keith Syson (2019)
      Metastases account for the majority of cancer deaths. While certain steps of the metastatic cascade are well characterized, identification of targets to block this process remains a challenge. Host factors determining ...
    • Highly selective oxygen reduction to hydrogen peroxide on transition metal single atom coordination 

      Jiang, Kun; Back, Seoin; Akey, Austin J.; Xia, Chuan; Hu, Yongfeng; Liang, Wentao; Schaak, Diane; Stavitski, Eli; Nørskov, Jens K.; Siahrostami, Samira; Wang, Haotian (2019)
      Shifting electrochemical oxygen reduction towards 2e– pathway to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), instead of the traditional 4e– to water, becomes increasingly important as a green method for H2O2 generation. Here, through a ...
    • Geometric imaging of borophene polymorphs with functionalized probes 

      Liu, Xiaolong; Wang, Luqing; Li, Shaowei; Rahn, Matthew S.; Yakobson, Boris I.; Hersam, Mark C. (2019)
      A common characteristic of borophene polymorphs is the presence of hollow hexagons (HHs) in an otherwise triangular lattice. The vast number of possible HH arrangements underlies the polymorphic nature of borophene, and ...