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Theses and Dissertations Spring 2009 to present

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This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta submitted since Spring 2009. Documents are added to this collection through the review process required for convocation for current students.

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  1. Animal cognition and animal personality: Individual differences in exploratory behaviour, learning, vocal output, and hormonal response in an avian model

    by Guillette, Lauren M

    The foremost goal of this thesis is to integrate the study of animal cognition with the field of animal personality. In the...

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  2. Ankylosaur (Dinosauria, Ankylosauria) foot morphology and an assessment of the function of the limbs and feet

    by Sissons, Robin L.

    Morphology and function of ankylosaur dinosaur limbs are explored and analyzed using comparative morphology and finite element...

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  3. Annihilation of cardiac alternans by electric and mechano-electric feedback (MEF) in a cardiac tissue

    by Deshpande, Dipen

    Alternans occur prior to ventricular fibrillation and is a medical condition of heart that leads to sudden cardiac death...

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  4. Anode materials for H2S containing feeds in a solid oxide fuel cell

    by Roushanafshar, Milad

    SOFCs which can directly operate under high concentration of H2S would be economically beneficial as this reduces the cost...

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  5. Anode materials for sour natrual gas solid oxide fuel cells

    by Danilovic, Nemanja

    Novel anode catalysts have been developed for sour natural gas solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) applications. Sour natural gas...

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  6. Anonymous and Pseudo-Anonymous Behaviors Online: Are Full Identities Truly Better?

    by Smirnov, Kristen

    In discussions of identity in online environments, the current momentum in both academic literature and industry practices...

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  7. Anorexic Affect: Disordered Eating and the Conative Body

    by Ledwell-Hunt, Janis M

    Anorexic Affect: Disordered Eating and the Conative Body performs a material feminist re-mapping of the sense events occasioned...

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  8. Antagonistic modulation of spontaneous neural network activities in isolated newborn rat brainstem preparations by opioids and methylxanthines

    by Panaitescu, Bogdan Alexandru

    Apnea of prematurity is a common problem among the infants born before term pregnancy. Administration of respiratory stimulating...

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  9. The Antecedents and Consequences of Intercollegiate Athletic Association Change of Colleges and Universities in Canada and the United States

    by Smith, James D

    The purpose of this dissertation is to identify and understand the consequences of organizational change. This change features...

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  10. The anthropology of yonder: Russian Orthodox icons, Suprematism, and Russian Soul

    by Robertson, Fiona I

    This study examines similarities between Russian Orthodox icons and Suprematist paintings, using an anthropological lens....

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  11. Antibody mediated “Universal” Osteoclast targeting platform

    by Newa,Madhuri

    Osteoclasts are the sole cells responsible for bone resorption and their activity is central to the process of bone remodeling....

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  12. Antibody-based Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches on Gluten-sensitive Enteropathy

    by Gujral, Naiyana

    Gluten-sensitive enteropathy, called Celiac disease (CD), is one of the most frequent autoimmune diseases, occurring in 1%...

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  13. The Antidepressant/Antipanic/Neuroprotective Drug Phenelzine: Neuropharmacological and Drug Metabolism Studies

    by Kumpula, David J

    Phenelzine (PLZ) is a monoamine oxidase (MAO)-inhibiting antidepressant with anxiolytic and neuroprotective properties. Metabolites...

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  14. Antidiabetic agents and cancer outcomes: Are there differences between agents?

    by Bowker, Samantha Lyndsey

    There is substantial evidence of the elevated risk of cancer among individuals with type 2 diabetes. Very little is known,...

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  15. Antimicrobial activity and meat colour stabilizing properties of Carnobacterium maltaromaticum

    by Monu, Emefa A

    Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen of concern in meat products. Also, many fresh meat products packaged for retail...

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  16. Antioxidant activity in cooked and gastrointestinal enzyme digested eggs

    by Remanan, Mejo Kuzhithariel

    The avian egg is an excellent source of nutrients, and consists of components with beneficial properties but there is a limited...

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  17. Antioxidant peptides and biodegradable films derived from barley proteins

    by Xia, Yichen

    Barley protein derived antioxidant peptides and biodegradable /edible films have been successfully prepared. Alcalase hydrolyzed...

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  18. Antiviral and cytokine responses of human mast cells to influenza A virus infection

    by Marcet, Candy

    Mast cells are immune cells important in innate immunity. Besides their role in asthma and allergies, mast cells are critical...

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  19. App Assisted Language Learning: How Students Perceive Japanese Smartphone Apps

    by Moroz, Ashley J

    Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) has been used in second language classrooms since the 1960’s. With the advancement...

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  20. Application of a biomechanical finite element spine model to the vicious cycle scoliosis growth theory: evaluation of improved FEA geometry and material assignment

    by Fok, Jonathan

    Scoliosis is defined as the abnormal three dimensional curvature of the spine with 80% of all cases being idiopathic in nature....

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