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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Williams, Rebecca. TROPHIC ECOLOGY OF OXYGEN MINIMUM ZONE ZOOPLANKTON REVEALED BY CARBON AND NITROGEN STABLE ISOTOPES

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Wood, Thalia. Professional Development in Historical Inquiry: Exploring Changes in Two Social Studies Teachers' Knowledge, Beliefs, and Practices

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Zhang, Hongyin. Application of Silver Nanoparticles in Drinking Water Purification

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Zhang, Xiaorong. On Design and Implementation of an Embedded System for Neural-Machine Interface for Artificial Legs

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Brennan, Michael Lee. Cultural Sites as Platforms for Environmental Characterization of Marine Landscapes

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Bruce, Aaron Ian. Beyond the Black Horizon: Perspectives of African American Collegians Who Studied Abroad

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Chalasani, Dinesh. IMPROVING ELECTROLYTES FOR LITHIUM-ION AND LITHIUM OXYGEN BATTERIES

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Chiaravalloti, Laura A.. Voices Silenced, Voices Heard: Exploring Status, Discourse, and Learning in Middle School Discussion Groups

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Curti, Kiersten Lynn. Age-Structured Multispecies Model of the Georges Bank Fish Community

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Dibble, Kimberly Lellis. Quantifying the Effects of Tidal Restrictions and Plant Invasions on Resident Fish in Atlantic Coast Salt Marshes

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Duerr, Sunny R.. RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GENDER, SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, MATH ATTITUDES, AND MATH ACHIEVEMENT: AN INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATION

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Falvey, Laura J.. GENDERED PATTERNS IN HIGH ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS FOR GRADES 4, 6, AND 8

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Gardner, Nathaniel W,. NOVEL COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND SANDWICH STRUCTURES FOR BLAST MITIGATION

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Krumholz, Jason Seth. SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL PATTERNS IN NUTRIENT STANDING STOCK AND MASS-BALANCE IN RESPONSE TO LOAD REDUCTIONS IN A TEMPERATE ESTUARY

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Kulkarni, Supriya. NRF2 AS A NUTRIENT SENSITIVE TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR

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Monahan, Kris A.. TIME FOR LEARNING: UNDERSTANDING STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVES TOWARD LEARNING IN EXPANDED LEARNING TIME REFORM

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Oakley, Bryan Andrew. LATE QUATERNARY DEPOSITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS, TIMING AND RECENT DEPOSITION: NARRAGANSETT BAY, RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS

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Pires, Armand R.. THE DIALECTICS OF TEACHER CHANGE WTIHIN A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

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Sipala, Michael W.. HORMONAL AND PHEROMONAL EFFECTS OF 20-HYDROXYECDYSONE IN THE AMERICAN LOBSTER, HOMARUS AMERICANUS

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Spas, Jayson. MULTIPLE HEALTH BEHAVIOR RISKS: REDEFINING CO-ACTION AND INVESTIGATING MULTIPLE HEALTH BEHAVIOR CHANGE USING THE TRANSTHEORETICAL MODEL

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Subaiea, Gehad Mohammed. Brain Penetration of Tolfenamic Acid and its Ability to Enhance the Cognitive Functions and to Lower Amyloid Pathology in Animal Models of Alzheimer's Disease

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Audette, Jennifer Gail. Theoretical Frames and Teaching Styles of Physical Therapy Faculty Who Lead International Service-Learning Experiences

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Bell, Katherine Lynn Croff. On the origin of submarine sediment features in the southern Aegean Sea

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Chatterjee, Swarbhanu. INTERFERENCE EFFECTS IN RESTRICTED SYSTEMS

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Crocker, Steven E.. GEOACOUSTIC INVERSION USING THE VECTOR FIELD

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Dalavi, Swapnil. ANALYSIS OF INTERPHASE FORMED ON THE ELECTRODES OF LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

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Dossot, Georges Albert. ACOUSTIC FLUCTUATIONS IN SHALLOW WATER DUE TO NONLINEAR INTERNAL WAVES

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Drohan, Margo A. Chronic child sexual abuse, psychiatric, and medical conditions among adolescents in residential care

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Engqvist, Inger. EXPERIENCES OF POSTPARTUM PSYCHOSIS FROM THE PERSPECTIVES OF WOMEN WITH THE DIAGNOSIS AND PSYCHIATRIC NURSES

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Farley, George Thomas. Polyphosphate-Based Industrial Cooling Water Treatment

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Harris, Jeffrey C.. WAVE-INDUCED SEDIMENT TRANSPORT: SIMULATION OF TURBULENT WAVE BOUNDARY LAYERS

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Horn, Matthew G. S.. EXAMINATION OF THE DIATOM-BOUND NITROGEN ISOTOPE PROXY: NITRATE CONSUMPTION IN THE POLAR OCEAN

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Joseph, Shaun N. Relaxations of L(1,1)-labeling for the broadcast scheduling problem

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Joseph, Shaun N.. RELAXATIONS OF L(1, 1)-LABELING FOR THE BROADCAST SCHEDULING PROBLEM

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Kumar, Puneet. DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF STRUCTURAL MATERIALS TO SHOCK LOADING

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LeBlanc, James. DYNAMIC RESPONSE AND DAMAGE EVOLUTION OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS SUBJECTED TO UNDERWATER EXPLOSIVE LOADING: AN EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTATIONAL STUDY

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Ren, Jin. Architecture and performance evaluation of data storage systems

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Rosen, Helena I. Patients' experiences of symptoms, discomfort and their impact on daily living following day surgery

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Segala, David B.. MULTIVARIATE MULTISCALE ANALYSIS OF NATURAL AND ENGINEERED DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS

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Smith, Sarah Lindley. AN ANALYSIS OF MARINE RESERVE CO-MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE CARIBBEAN: FACTORS INFLUENCING STAKEHOLDER PARTICIPATION

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Smythe, Tiffany Catherine. AN ANALYSIS OF THE CAPACITY OF COASTAL MANAGEMENT PRACTITIONERS TO DEVELOP COASTAL ECOSYSTEM‐BASED MANAGEMENT PLANS

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Sullivan, Karen Anne. THE EFFECT OF RISK, TIME PREFERENCE, AND POVERTY ON THE IMPACTS OF FOREST TENURE REFORM IN CHINA

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Thompson, Marcella Remer. EXPOSURES TO MULTIPLE ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICALS (LEAD, METHYLMERCURY AND POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS) AMONG CHILDBEARING-AGED WOMEN IN THE U.S.

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Wijesinghe, Dayanjali Diluka. SELECTIVE TRANSLOCATION OF CELL-IMPERMEABLE TOXINS INTO CANCER CELLS: pHLIP MEDIATED DELIVERY OF PHALLOTOXINS INHIBITS CANCER PROLIFERATION

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Alshammari, Thamir M.. Drug Safety Issues Focusing on Liver and Pancreas Toxicity

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Smith, Chris P.. EXTENSIONS FOR THE RIGID-BODY QUANTUM MONTE CARLO METHOD

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Addagulla, Swapna. Functional Silane Based Co-Polymers for Biofunctionalization Studies, Chemical Sensing and Separations

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Lubertazzi, Maria Adella Aliberti. Natal Habitat Use by Dragonflies Along Landscape Gradients in Rhode Island

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Agarabi, Cyrus D.. The Formulation and Process Development of a Novel Multiparticulate Extended Release Pharmaceutical Delivery Platform for a Highly Water Soluble Compound

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Agarwal, Hitesh Kumar. Design and Evaluation of Nucleoside Derivatives for Targeted Drug Delivery and Therapeutic Applications

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Amale, Amit. New Approach to the Design and Optimization of Energy Efficient Chemical Processes

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Almesallmy, Mohammed. Experimental and Analytical Investigation of Inertial Propulsion Mechanisms and Motion Simulation of Rigid-Multi-Body Mechanical Systems

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Aflague, John M.. Suicide Assessment by Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses: A Phenomenographic Study

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Agarwal, Vivek. Microstructure Studies in Surfacant Systems

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Allen, James H.. Regulation of cra, A Regulatory Gene of Glycolytic and Gluconeogenic Pathways in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium

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Johnson, Pamela J.. USING PHARMACY CLAIMS DATA TO EVALUATE ADHERENCE AND PERSISTENCE WITH PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS IN PATIENTS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS

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Somerville Ruffalo, Jessica. Visuoconstructional Impairment: What Are We Assessing, and How Are We Assessing It?

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Vasanthavada, Madhav. A MECHANISTIC STUDY TO IDENTIFY PHYSICALLY STABLE AMORPHOUS SOLID DISPERSION

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Abughosh, Susan M.. Drug Benefit Plans for Elderly Under Managed Care and Utilization of Lipid Lowering Agents

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Adams, Candace. Relationship of Early Intervention Service Coordination Model to Qualify of Transition and Family Empowerment

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Al-Sultan, Muhammed S.. Using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) to Assess Antibiotic Utilization in Acute Respiratory Tract Infections

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Jones, Julie M.. EXAMPLES OF POPULATION PHARMACOKINETIC MODELING IN DRUG DEVELOPMENT USING NONMEM

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Li, Yuxin. THE DEC1 TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR: ONCOGENIC INVOLVEMENT AND MOLECULAR MECHANISMS ON TRANSCRIPTION REGULATION

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Uhnak, Kenneth Stephen. Micropropagation of Carnivorous Plants

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Achanta, Anand S.. Rational Approaches to the Regulation of Nonprescription Medicines

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Adamowicz, Susan C.. New England Salt Marsh Pools: Analysis of Geomorphic and Geographic Parameters, Macrophyte Distribution and Nekton Use

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Alves, Steve Louis. An Examination of Collaborative Practice in Anesthesia Care Team Settings and Occupational Sress in Nurse Anesthetists

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Dumanli, Inayet. MECHANISTIC STUDIES TO ELUCIDATE THE ROLE OF LIPID VEHICLES ON SOLUBILITY, FORMULATION AND BIOA VAILABILITY OF POORLY SOLUBLE COMPOUNDS

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Vemavarapu, Chandra S.. PARTICLE FORMATION BY RAPID EXPANSION OF SUPERCRITICAL SOLUTIONS

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Desai, Yogita. A MECHANISTIC STUDY OF FLOW AND COMPRESSION BEHAVIOR OF PHARMACEUTICAL POWDERS

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Kogut, Stephen Jon. HYPOGLYCEMIC DRUG UTILIZATION AND ADHERENCE TO PRESCRIBED REGIMENS: A PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDY USING RETAIL PHARMACY DATA

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Ackley, Margaret Anne. Development and Initial Validation of a Structured Interview for the Detection of Malingered Mild Head Injury

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Donald, J. J. Agar. Bioeconomic Implications of Modifying the Selectivity Properties of Fishing Gears

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Palaniswamy, Suresh. DEVELOPMENT, CHARACTERIZATION AND EVALUATION OF A PULSED-RELEASE TABLET DOSAGE FORM FOR LOW DOSE WATER SOLUBLE DRUGS

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Abdullatif, Hanan. Toni Morrison: Rethinking the Past in a Postcolonial Context

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Jackson, Kimberley Anne. THE APPLICATION OF THE POPULATION APPROACH TO PHARMACOKINETICS IN DRUG DEVELOPMENT

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Rashed, Suzette F.. PHARMACODYNAMIC PARAMETERS: INFLUENCE ON DOSE-RESPONSE RELATIONSHIP AND ESTIMATION

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Ward, Alexandra Jane. PRESCRIBING PATTERNS AND CLINICAL OUTCOMES IN ASTHMATIC CHILDREN: A HISTORICAL COHORT STUDY

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Westrick, Edward Roy. Antihypertensive Pharmacotherapy: Does Prescribing Follow National Guideline Recommendations?

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Al-Amleh, Amal M.. Boundedness, Periodicity and Stability of Some Difference Equations

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Al-Weqaiyan, Adel A.. Examining the Association Between Personal and Cultural Values and Cross-National Customer Satisfaction

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Jain, Rajeev. CONTROLLED DRUG DELIVERY FROM A NOVEL INJECTABLE IN SITU FORMED BIODEGRADABLE PLGA MICROSPHERE SYSTEM

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Mehta, Ketan Arvind. THE DEVELOPMENT, CHARACTERIZATION AND EVALUATION OF A NOVEL MULTI-UNIT ERODING MATRIX SYSTEM FOR POORLY SOLUBLE DRUGS

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Adamowicz, Catherine. Indicated Silences in American Novels

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Adeyemi, Olufemi A.. Multifractal Analysis of Unvoiced Speech Signals

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Albelaikhi, Abdulaziz Abdurrahman. Development of a Muslim Religiosity Scale

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Alfultis, Michael Aaron. Statistical Characterizations of North Atlantic Subtropical Mode Water

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Abdul Samad, M. Fazilah Binti. Performance of Group-Affiliated Firms: A Study of Politically-Affiliated Business Group in Malaysia

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Alam, Shahriar Mahbub. Study and Analysis of the Water Quality of the Blackstone River Watershed

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Morisseau, Karen Marie. THE EFFECT OF COMPRESSION FORCE ON THE NEAR-INFRARED SPECTRA OFT ABLET DOSAGE FORMS

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Adler, Gabriela Schalow. Our Beloved Lizzie; Constructing an American Legend

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Dua, Ramneik. The Influence of Formulation and Device Variables on the Intransasal Absorption of Salmon Calcitonin

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Sienkiewicz, George. An Investigation of the Material and Process Variables in Pharmaceutical Wet Granulation

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Alias, Mohd Norazmi. Localized Electrochemical Study on Corrosion Behavior of Nitride Thin Films

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Almagno, Stephanie A.. An NEH Fellowship Examined: Social Networks and Composition History

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Hewett, Nancy Maria. A CRITICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE IMPACT OF LABELING AND ADVERTISING ON THE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE USE OF RX-TO-OTC SWITCH PRODUCTS

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Van Savage, Gary. THE DEVELOPMENT OF PHOTOCROSSLINKABLE HYDROXETHYLCELLULOSE MEMBRANES FOR SUSTAINED RELEASE PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS

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Yeh, Min-Tsung. VECTOR COMPETENCE IN LYME DISEASE : STUDIES ON IXODES SCAPULARIS, DERMACENTOR VARIABILIS, AND AMBLYOMMA AMERICANUM

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Aguiar, Linda. Reading Ability, Vocabulary Acquisition and Phonological Processes: An Investigation of Vocabulary Acquistion by Skilled and Less-Skilled Readers

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Squillante, Emilio. PHYSTCOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES AFFECTING THE PERCUTANEOUS ABSORPTION OF NIFEDIPINE