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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. Mental health and chronic medical conditions: schizophrenia, its treatment, risk of metabolic complications, and health care utilization

    by Bresee, Lauren

    Objective - To assess the relationship between schizophrenia and cardiovascular disease by evaluating metabolic risk associated...

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  2. Mentoring Beginning Second Language Teachers: Perceptions of Challenges and Expectations of Support

    by Kastelan-Sikora, Kristina

    Today’s beginning teachers are confronted with a variety of challenges and issues as they develop their professional identities....

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  3. Menu planning and individual counseling as strategies to improve diet quality in people with type 2 diabetes: results from a pilot study

    by Soria, Diana C

    This 12-week study evaluated the effectiveness of menu planning and individual counseling in improving diet quality and health...

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  4. Mercury in the Lower Athabasca River and its Watershed

    by Radmanovich, Roseanna

    This study assessed the geographic distribution of mercury in water, and biota of the Athabasca River, and in snow and vegetation...

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  5. Mesenchymal Stem Cells In Islet Transplantion

    by Yeung, Telford Y

    Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is a chronic disorder of glucose metabolism due to autoimmune destruction of insulin producing...

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  6. Mesophase Formation in Heavy Oil

    by Bagheri, Seyed Reza

    Coke formation is a major problem in the petroleum industry because of its effect on liquid yield, catalyst deactivation,...

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  7. A Metabolic Basis for Vascular Remodeling in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    by Sutendra, Gopinath

    In Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), pro-constrictive, pro-proliferative and anti-apoptotic diatheses converge to produce...

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  8. Metabolic Engineering of Central Carbon Metabolism for Production of Isobutanol and other Higher Alcohol Biofuels in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

    by Ofuonye, Ebele Josephine

    The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae was engineered for production of high-value alcohols including isobutanol and isopentanol....

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  9. Metabolic Modulation in Heart Disease

    by Sidhu, Vaninder K.

    Ischemic heart disease and pulmonary arterial hypertension are often accompanied by a drastic change in myocardial energy...

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  10. Metabolism of lactic acid bacteria in wheat sourdough and bread quality

    by Zhang, Chonggang

    Study on metabolism of lactic acid bacteria in wheat sourdough can improve bread quality such as bread flavour, texture and...

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  11. Metabolite Identification and Quantification in Biofluids Using Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry

    by Stanislaus, Avalyn E

    Metabolomics, one of the branches of systems biology, is the comprehensive measurement of all the endogenous metabolites...

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  12. Metal Artifact Reduction in Computed Tomographic (CT) Images for Radiotherapy Treatment Planning

    by Paudel, Moti R

    High density/high atomic number metallic objects create shading and streaking metal artifacts in the CT image that can cause...

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  13. Metal Oxide Processing on Gallium Nitride and Silino

    by von Hauff, Peter A

    III-V Nitrides are intriguing semiconductors for high-power RF amplifiers and other applications. Gallium Nitride has become...

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  14. Metal particle catalyst formation from thin films for the creation of vertically aligned carbon nanotube structures

    by Olsen, Brian

    This work contains research associated with the metal catalysts used in the formation of vertically aligned carbon nanotube...

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  15. Metal-enrichment in microbial carbonates: the role of carboxylated biomacromolecules

    by Petrash, Daniel Alejandro

    Carboxylated macromolecules such as alginate and glycoproteins are abundant components of modern shallow marine sediments...

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  16. Metallic thin films for NEMS/MEMS: from fundamental behaviour to microstructural design and fabrication

    by Luber, Erik

    The main focus of this thesis is the study of thin metal films in microelectromechanical/nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS),...

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  17. Metalloproteinases in the Development of Hypertension and Cardiac Remodeling

    by Wang, Xiang

    Despite many decades of research and drug development, the diseases of the cardiovascular system remain a major health threat...

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  18. Metaphor and Ecocriticism in Jon Krakauer’s Mountaineering Texts

    by Jewett, Alicia A

    This study examines Jon Krakauer’s three mountaineering texts, Eiger Dreams, Into the Wild, and Into Thin Air, from an ecocritical...

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  19. Methane combustion over Pt and Pt-Pd catalysts

    by Abbasi, Reza

    A major challenge faced by the transportation sector is vehicle emissions of green house gases (GHG). This issue has led...

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  20. Methane Production in Oil Sands Tailings under Nitrogen-Depleted Conditions

    by Collins, Catherine Elizabeth Victoria

    Surface mining for bitumen extraction results in production of tailings that are deposited into large ponds. Tailings in...

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