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  • Nano-bio-chip sensor platform for examination of oral exfoliative cytology 

    Weigum, Shannon E.; Floriano, Pierre N.; Redding, Spencer W.; Yeh, Chih-Ko; Westbrook, Stephen D.; McGuff, H. Stan; Lin, Alan; Miller, Frank R.; Villarreal, Fred; Rowan, Stephanie D.; Vigneswaran, Nadarajah; Williams, Michelle D.; McDevitt, John T. (American Association for Cancer Research, 2010-04)
    Oral cancer is a deadly and disfiguring disease that could greatly benefit from new diagnostic approaches enabling early detection. In this pilot study, we describe a nano-bio-chip (NBC) sensor technique for analysis of ...
  • Do Females in a Unisexual-Bisexual Species Complex Differ in Their Behavioral Syndromes and Cortisol Production? 

    Muraco, James J.; Monroe, Dillon J.; Aspbury, Andrea S.; Gabor, Caitlin R. (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2021-03-03)
    Studies of suites of correlated behavioral traits (i.e., behavioral syndromes) aid in understanding the adaptive importance of behavioral evolution. Behavioral syndromes may be evolutionarily constrained, preventing ...
  • Roundup™ With Corticosterone Functions as an Infodisruptor to Antipredator Response in Tadpoles 

    Gabor, Caitlin R.; Perkins, Hannah R.; Heitmann, Austin T.; Forsburg, Zachery R.; Aspbury, Andrea S. (Frontiers Media, 2019-04-11)
    Larval amphibians are frequently exposed to multiple stressors in aquatic environments, so understanding how individual stressors and synergisms of multiple stressors affect amphibians is integral to conservation efforts. ...
  • Groundwater Irrigation and Arsenic Speciation in Rice in Cambodia 

    Murphy, Tom; Phan, Kongkea; Yumvihoze, Emmanuel; Irvine, Kim; Wilson, Kenneth; Lean, David; Ty, Borey; Poulain, Alexander; Laird, Brian; Chan, Laurie Hing Man (Pure Earth, 2018-07)

    Background: Arsenic bioaccumulation in rice is a global concern affecting food security and public health.

    Objective: The present study examined arsenic species in rice in Cambodia to characterize ...

  • Cypria lacrima sp. nov. A New Ostracoda (Candonidae, Crustacea) Species from Texas, U.S.A. 

    Kulkoyluoglu, Okan; Akdemir, Derya; Yavuzatmaca, Mehmet; Schwartz, Benjamin F.; Hutchins, Benjamin T. (Academia Sinica, 2017)
    A new ostracod species, Cypria lacrima sp. nov. (Cyclocypridinae) is proposed from an artesian well in Hays County, Texas, U.S.A. The species differs from its conspecies with the following characteristics: unique shape ...
  • Nutrients cause grassland biomass to outpaceherbivory 

    Borer, Elizabeth; Harpole, W. Stanley; Adler, Peter; Arnillas, Carlos Alberto; Bugalho, Miguel; Cadotte, Marc; Caldeira, Maria; Campana, Sofia; Dickman, Christopher; Dickson, Timothy; Donohue, Ian; Eskelinen, Anu; Firn, Jennifer; Graff, Pamela; Gruner, Daniel; Heckman, Robert; Koltz, Amanda; Komatsu, Kimberly; Lannes, Luciola; MacDougall, Andrew; Martina, Jason; Moore, Joslin; Mortensen, Brent; Ochoa-Hueso, Raul; Olde Venterink, Harry; Power, Sally; Price, Jodi; Risch, Anita; Sankaran, Mahesh; Schutz, M.; Sitters, Judith; Stevens, Carly; Virtanen, Risto; Wilfahrt, Peter; Seabloom, Eric (Springer Nature, 2020-11)
    Human activities are transforming grassland biomass via changing climate, elemental nutrients, and herbivory. Theory predicts that food-limited herbivores will consume any additional biomass stimulated by ...
  • Changes in Physiology and Microbial Diversity in Larval Ornate Chorus Frogs are Associated with Habitat Quality 

    Goff, Cory B.; Walls, Susan C.; Rodriguez, David; Gabor, Caitlin R. (Society for Experimental Biology, 2020-05)
    Environmental change associated with anthropogenic disturbance can lower habitat quality, especially for sensitive species such as many amphibians. Variation in environmental quality may affect an organism's physiological ...
  • Targeting Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Aptamer-functionalized PLGA/PLA-PEG Nanoparticles 

    Weigum, Shannon E.; Sutton, Melissa; Barnes, Eugenia; Miller, Sarah; Betancourt, Tania (Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers, 2014-08-27)
    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide, particularly in regions where chronic Hepatitis B and C infections are common. Nanoparticle assemblies that incorporate ...
  • Are We Coexisting With Carnivores in the American West? 

    Lute, Michelle L.; Carter, Neil H. (Frontiers Media, 2020-03)
    Human-carnivore coexistence is an oft-stated goal but assumptions about what constitutes coexistence can lead to goal misalignment and undermine policy and program efficacy. Questions about how to define coexistence remain ...
  • Metabolic Responses to Long-term Food Deprivation in Subterranean and Surface Amphipods 

    Nair, Parvathi; Huertas, Mar; Nowlin, Weston H. (Pensoft Publishers, 2020-01)
    A long-standing hypothesis in subterranean biology posits that organisms living in poor resource subsurface habitats can withstand long periods of bioenergetic shortages due to an innate reduced metabolic rate when compared ...
  • Leaf Energy Balance Modelling as a Tool to Infer Habitat Preference in the Early Angiosperms 

    Lee, Alexandra P.; Upchurch, Garland R.; Murchie, Erik; Lomax, Barry (The Royal Society Publishing, 2015-03)
    Despite more than a century of research, some key aspects of habitat preference and ecology of the earliest angiosperms remain poorly constrained. Proposed growth ecology has varied from opportunistic weedy species growing ...
  • Metal Contamination in Low-Cost Jewelry and Toys in Cambodia 

    Murphy, Thomas; Lim, Sereyrath; Kim, Sothea; Irvine, Kim; Chaiwat, Withwetin; Wilson, Kenneth (Pure Earth, 2016-09)

    Background: The existence of lead-contaminated consumer products is a global issue. Toys and low-cost jewelry may contain toxic metals and Cambodia is known to have consumer products with toxic ...

  • The Aquatic Annelid Fauna of the San Marcos River Headsprings, Hays County, Texas 

    Worsham, McLean L. D.; Gibson, Randy; Huffman, David G. (2016-09)
    The San Marcos River in Central Texas has been well studied and has been demonstrated to be remarkably specious. Prior to the present study, research on free-living invertebrates in the San Marcos River only dealt with ...
  • Far from Naturalness: How Much Does Spatial Ecological Structure of European Tree Assemblages Depart from Potential Natural Vegetation? 

    Strona, Giovanni; Mauri, Achille; Veech, Joseph A.; Seufert, Gunther; San-Miguel Ayanz, Jesus; Fattorini, Simone (Public Library of Science, 2016-12)
    Contemporaneous plant communities may retain a mark of past disturbances in their ecological patterns. However, unraveling the history of disturbance on natural systems at a large scale is often unfeasible, due to the ...
  • Accelerated Development in Johnsongrass Seedlings (Sorghum halepense) Suppresses the Growth of Native Grasses through Size-Asymmetric Competition 

    Schwinning, Susanne; Meckel, Heather; Reichmann, Lara G.; Polley, H. Wayne; Fay, Philip (Public Library of Science, 2017-05)
    Invasive plant species often dominate native species in competition, augmenting other potential advantages such as release from natural enemies. Resource pre-emption may be a particularly important mechanism for establishing ...
  • Vegetation Changes Associated with a Population Irruption by Roosevelt Elk 

    Starns, Heath D.; Weckerly, Floyd W.; Ricca, Mark; Duarte, Adam (John Wiley & Sons, 2014-11)
    Interactions between large herbivores and their food supply are central to the study of population dynamics. We assessed temporal and spatial patterns in meadow plant biomass over a 23-year period for meadow complexes that ...
  • Sympatric, Temporally Isolated Populations of the Pine White Butterfly Neophasia menapia, are Morphologically and Genetically Differentiated 

    Bell, Katherine L.; Hamm, Christopher; Shapiro, Arthur; Nice, Chris C. (Public Library of Science, 2017-05)
    Temporal isolation remains an understudied, and potentially under-appreciated, mechanism of reproductive isolation. Phenological differences have been discovered in populations of the pine white butterfly (Neophasia menapia), ...
  • Olfactory Sensory Neurons Mediate Ultrarapid Antiviral Immune Responses in a TrkA-Dependent Manner 

    Sepahi, Ali; Kraus, Aurora; Casadei, Elisa; Johnston, Christopher A.; Galindo-Villegas, Jorge; Kelly, Cecelia; Garcia-Moreno, Diana; Munoz, Pilar; Mulero, Victoriano; Huertas, Mar; Salinas, Irene (National Academy of Sciences, 2019-06-18)
    The nervous system regulates host immunity in complex ways. Vertebrate olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) are located in direct contact with pathogens; however, OSNs' ability to detect danger and initiate immune responses ...
  • Prebiotic, Immuno-Stimulating and Gut Microbiota-Modulating Effects of Lycium Barbarum Polysaccharide 

    Zhu, Wei; Zhou, Shuxin; Liu, Jihua; McLean, Robert J. C.; Chu, Weihua (Elsevier, 2020)
    The present study was done to evaluate the prebiotic effect of Lycium barbarum polysaccharide (LBP), its effect on murine fecal microbiota composition and innate immune response. Results showed that LBP supports the growth ...
  • Drone Surveys Do Not Increase Colony-wide Flight Behaviour at Waterbird Nesting Sites, But Sensitivity Varies Among Species 

    Barr, Jared R.; Green, M. Clay; DeMaso, Stephen J.; Hardy, Thomas B. (Nature Research, 2020)
    The popularity of using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to survey colonial waterbirds has increased in the past decade, but disturbance associated with this bourgeoning technology requires further study. Disturbance was ...

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