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  • Annual Spending per Patient and Quality in Hospital-Owned Versus Physician-Owned Organizations: an Observational Study 

    Ho, Vivian; Metcalfe, Leanne; Vu, Lan; Short, Marah; Morrow, Robert (2019)
    Background: Recent studies that compared patient spending in hospital-owned physician practices versus physician-owned groups did not compare quality of care. Past studies had incomplete measures of physician-hospital ...
  • Interview between Lesli Vollrath and Salise Shuttlesworth 

    Shuttlesworth, Salise (2019-04-19)
    Friends For Life Shelter was asked by the City of Houston to manage the City “Mega Shelter” at George R. Brown (GRB) Convention Center during Hurricane Harvey. The GRB housed over 10,000 displaced Houstonians and the section ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • WISH: wavefront imaging sensor with high resolution 

    Wu, Yicheng; Sharma, Manoj Kumar; Veeraraghavan, Ashok (2019)
    Wavefront sensing is the simultaneous measurement of the amplitude and phase of an incoming optical field. Traditional wavefront sensors such as Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor (SHWFS) suffer from a fundamental tradeoff ...
  • Nb/Ta systematics in arc magma differentiation and the role of arclogites in continent formation 

    Tang, Ming; Lee, Cin-Ty A.; Chen, Kang; Erdman, Monica; Costin, Gelu; Jiang, Hehe (2019)
    The surfaces of rocky planets are mostly covered by basaltic crust, but Earth is unique in that it also has extensive regions of felsic crust, manifested in the form of continents. Exactly how felsic crust forms when ...
  • Development of Functionalized Carbon Nano-Onions Reinforced Zein Protein Hydrogel Interfaces for Controlled Drug Release 

    Mamidi, Narsimha; González-Ortiz, Aldo; Lopez Romo, Irasema; Barrera, Enrique V. (2019)
    In the current study, poly 4-mercaptophenyl methacrylate-carbon nano-onions (PMPMA-CNOs = f-CNOs) reinforced natural protein (zein) composites (zein/f-CNOs) are fabricated using the acoustic cavitation technique. The ...
  • Can Religiosity Be Explained by ‘Brain Wiring’? An Analysis of US Adults’ Opinions 

    Mehta, Sharan Kaur; Scheitle, Christopher P.; Ecklund, Elaine Howard (2019)
    Studies examining how religion shapes individuals’ attitudes about science have focused heavily on a narrow range of topics, such as evolution. This study expands this literature by looking at how religion influences ...

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