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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. Mechanisms of injury and recovery after an intracerebral hemorrhage

    by Caliaperumal, Jayalakshmi

    Bleeding within the brain parenchyma causes a severe form of stroke named intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke (ICH). An understanding...

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  2. Mechanisms of MUC1/ICAM-1 signalling in breast cancer metastasis

    by Bernier, Ashlyn

    Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in Canadian women. In these patients, mortality is due to metastasis...

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  3. Mechanisms of Neonatal Porcine Islet Xenograft Rejection

    by Mok, Dereck

    Islet transplantation has the potential to be an effective treatment for patients with type 1 diabetes. However, a shortage...

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  4. Mechanisms of Pharmacists Interventions on Medication Management and Adherence in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

    by Omran, Dima

    Optimal management of type 2 diabetes requires a collaborative, team-based approach; however, the role of pharmacists on...

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  5. Mechanisms of Recovery in Acquired Alexia

    by Lemke, Shannon F

    Reading impairment, known as alexia, frequently co-occurs with damage to the language areas of the brain in aphasia. Text-based...

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  6. Mechanisms regulating Poa pratensis L. and Festuca campestris Rybd. within the foothills fescue grasslands of southern Alberta

    by Tannas, Steven Clare

    Invasion of non-native species such as Poa pratensis L. has become a serious threat to the conservation of bunch grass communities...

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  7. Mechanistic basis of plasmid-specific DNA binding of the F plasmid regulatory protein, TraM

    by Peng, Yun

    The conjugative transfer of bacterial F plasmids relies on TraM, a plasmid-encoded protein that recognizes multiple DNA sites...

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  8. Mechanistic Insight Into the Role of FABP7 in Malignant Glioma

    by Beaulieu, Michael J.

    Malignant gliomas (MG) are the most common and aggressive brain cancers. FABP7 is an intracellular lipid trafficking molecule...

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  9. Mechanistic Investigation, Development and Synthetic Applications of a Catalytic Enantioselective and Diastereoselective Allylboration Methodology

    by Rauniyar, Vivek

    Over the past two decades and continuing on, carbonyl allylation chemistry has been a very useful and popular tool for the...

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  10. Mechanistic Simulation Study of Steam-Solvent Coinjection for Bitumen and Heavy-Oil Recovery

    by Keshavarz, Mohsen

    Solvent-steam coinjection has been proposed as an alternative to SAGD. Detailed oil recovery mechanisms of coinjection are...

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  11. Mechanistic studies on the uptake and intracellular trafficking of DNA complexes in primary cells using lipid-modified cationic polymers as non-viral gene carrier

    by Hsu, Charlie Yu Ming

    This thesis work is aimed at addressing some of the fundamental questions surrounding the intracellular fate of plasmid DNA...

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  12. Media, Mountain Culture and the Identity Politics of Risk Recreation: A Media Discourse Analysis of Snowmobiling Avalanche Deaths in Western Canada

    by Flaherty, Erin J

    Avalanche accidents involving backcountry snowmobilers are on the rise in Canada (CAC, 2012a). The 2008-09 and 2009-10 winter...

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  13. Media Regulation and Democracy: A Minimalist Approach

    by Ostrem, Jacqueline Grace

    While many scholars have argued that media deregulation has a deleterious effect on democracy, all have done so in a way...

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  14. Media Use And Identity Construction Among Russian Immigrants In Canada

    by Syskova, Nadezda

    The paper explores the role of media use (in both Russian and English) in the process of integration of middle-aged highly...

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  15. Meeting the Water for Life challenge: Management scenarios to improve irrigation water use efficiency and reduce water demand in the Western Irrigation District, Alberta

    by Gonzalez, Andrea M

    Simulation of two alternative management scenarios - full rehabilitation and implementation of most efficient technologies,...

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  16. Melano-macrophage characterization and their possible role in the goldfish (Carassius auratus) antibody affinity maturation

    by Diaz Satizabal, Laura P

    During the antibody affinity maturation process, changes to the immunoglobulin genes are initiated by the B-cell specific...

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  17. Melting of Phlogopite-bearing Assemblages in the Earth’s Mantle

    by Enggist, Andreas

    Phlogopite, an alkali-rich and water-bearing mineral, is a common phase in the Earth’s upper mantle. Its breakdown could...

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  18. Membrane and Mitochondrial Responses to Cryobiological Conditions

    by Reardon, Anthony J

    The success of cellular cryopreservation is indicated by the state of post-thawed cells. Using human umbilical vein endothelial...

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  19. A MEMS-based Fixed-Fixed Folded Spring Piezoelectric Energy Harvester

    by Lueke, Jonathan S.

    Energy harvesting is an important developing field in Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) research. In this thesis, a fixed-fixed...

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  20. MEMS-compatible integrated hollow waveguides fabricated by buckling self-assembly

    by Epp, Eric

    This thesis describes the fabrication and characterization of integrated hollow Bragg waveguides fabricated by controlled...

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