Open-access, full-text copies of UT GSBS dissertations from 2009 onwards. Topics include all aspects of the biomedical sciences.

Older UT GSBS dissertations (from approximately 1979-1999) are available in print format only, in The TMC Library. They are listed in the Catalog. Search by subject heading: "Dissertations, Academic--University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences" for the full list.

Some older GSBS dissertations are available online via ProQuest, but full-text access is restricted to TMC academic institutions affiliated with The TMC Library.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Design and Optimization of Four-dimensional Cone-beam Computed Tomography in Image-guided Radiation Therapy, Moiz Ahmad

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Design, Calibration, and Evaluation of Depth-of-Interaction-Capable PET Detector Modules, Chad J. Bircher

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DETERMINING THE GENOTYPE-PHENOTYPE CONNECTION IN SYNTHETIC INDUCIBLE GENE EXPRESSION SYSTEMS, Rhys M. Adams

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Development and Characterization of Novel Ras Inhibitors, LaKiesha DeBose

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DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A REMOTE AUDIT TOOL FOR HIGH DOSE RATE (HDR) 192IR BRACHYTHERAPY USING OPTICALLY STIMULATED LUMINESCENCE DOSIMETRY, Kevin Casey

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Development and Implementation of the Use of Optically Stimulated Luminescent Detectors in the Radiological Physics Center Anthropomorphic Quality Assurance Phantoms, Jennelle Bergene

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DEVELOPMENT OF A BEAM-SPECIFIC PLANNING TARGET VOLUME AND A ROBUST PLAN ANALYSIS TOOL FOR PROTON THERAPY, Peter Park

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Differential Activity of the KRAS Oncogene by Method of Activation: Implications for Signaling and Therapeutic Intervention, Nathan Ihle

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DIRECT EFFECTS OF METFORMIN ON PI3K AND RAS SIGNALING IN ENDOMETRIAL CANCER, David A. Iglesias M.D.

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EFFECTS OF THE ACTA2 R258C MUTATION ON VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE CELL PHENOTYPE AND PROPERTIES, Katerina L. Byanova

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Effects of thymus size and involution on the contribution of recent thymic emigrants to the peripheral T cell pool, Michelle L. Bolner

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Elucidating the IGFBP2 signaling pathway in glioma development and progression, Kristen M. Holmes

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Evaluation of Knowledge Regarding Diagnostic Strategies for Genetic Diseases in Select Residents, Samantha Penney

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Evaluation of Polymer Gel Dosimeters for Measurements of Dose and LET in Proton Beams, Kevin M. Vredevoogd

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EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ANISOTROPIC ANALYTICAL ALGORITHM IN FLATTENED AND FLATTENING-FILTER-FREE BEAMS FOR HIGH ENERGY LUNG DOSE DELIVERY USING THE RADIOLOGICAL PHYSICS CENTER LUNG PHANTOM, Roman Repchak and David Scott Followill

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EVIDENCE OF HUMAN ENDOGENOUS RETROVIRUS K INVOLVEMENT IN HUMAN CANCER, Joshua B. Plummer

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Exploring the Impact of Decreased AMPK Pathway Activity on Brain Injury Outcome, Julia L. Hill

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EXPRESSION AND IMMUNOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF HERV-K TRANSMEMBRANE ENVELOPE PROTEIN IN HUMAN BREAST CANCER, Bingnan Yin

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FANCM AND FAAP24 MAINTAIN GENOMIC STABILITY THROUGH COOPERATIVE AND UNIQUE FUNCTIONS, Yucai Wang

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Fibulin-2 stabilizes tumor extracellular matrix and drives malignant progression of lung adenocarcinoma, Brandi N. Baird

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Functional Analysis of Drosophila Integrator Complex in snRNA 3' End Processing, Jiandong Chen

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Functional Characterization of AtxA, the Bacillus anthracis Virulence Regulator, Troy G. Hammerstrom

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FZD6, MATN2 AND SLC25A32, POSSIBLE CANDIDATE GENES IN NONSYNDROMIC CLEFT LIP AND PALATE, Nevena Cvjetkovic

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GENETIC ANALYSIS OF THE HIPPO PATHWAY IN MOUSE LIVER, Li Lu

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GENETIC INTERACTIONS OF FACTORS THAT REGULATE ALTERNATIVE RNA SPLICING IN THE MALE GERM LINE OF DROSOPHILA, Shanzhi Wang

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Genetic Predictors of Clinical Outcomes in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients, Xia Pu

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GENETIC PREDICTORS OF HYPERGLYCEMIA DUE TO HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE THERAPY, Jorge L. Del Aguila

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Homology Cloning, Heterologous Expression and Characterization of a New Channelrhodopsin, Sing-Yi Hou

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HUMAN ENDOGENOUS RETROVIRUS K AS A NOVEL TUMOR-ASSOCIATED ANTIGEN FOR DEVELOPMENT OF AN OVARIAN CANCER VACCINE, kiera rycaj

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IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF A NOVEL ROLE FOR THE TOUSLED-LIKE KINASE IN REGULATING MITOTIC SPINDLE DYNAMICS, Jason R. Ford

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IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF DISTINCT POPULATIONS OF CLONOGENIC BONE MARROW STROMAL CELLS CAPABLE OF TRANSFERRING THE HEMATOPOIETIC MICROENVIRONMENT IN VIVO AND SUPPORTING LT-HSCs IN VITRO, Colby Suire

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Identifying and Targeting Molecular Deregulations in Uterine Leiomyosarcoma: A Role for mTOR Inhibition-Based Combination Therapies, Kari Jo Brewer Savannah

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IDENTIFYING GENETIC VARIANTS AND CHARACTERIZING THEIR ROLE IN CLUBFOOT, Katelyn S. Weymouth

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IKKalpha mediated NOTCH1 Activation Promotes Tumorigenesis via FOXA2 Suppression, Mo Liu

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IMMUNOLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF EXTRACORPOREAL PHOTOPHERESIS IN CUTANEOUS T CELL LYMPHOMA AND GRAFT VERSUS HOST DISEASE, Lisa Shiue

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Improved Techniques for Acquisition and Analysis of Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Detecting Vascular Permeability in the Central Nervous System, Cheukkai Hui

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Increased geranylgeranylated K-Ras contributes to antineoplastic effects of farnesyltransferase inhibitors., Mandy A. Hall

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INDUCED-PLURIPOTENT STEM-DERIVED NEURONAL PROGENITOR CELLS AS A NOVEL TREATMENT FOR NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES, Dennisse A. Gonzalez-Romero

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INDUCTION OF STRONGER AND LONG LASTING VACCINE IMMUNITY TO TUBERCULOSIS, Pearl Bakhru

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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Utilization of BRCA Testing Among Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Salma Nassef

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LMW-E MEDIATES MAMMARY TUMORIGENESIS BY DEREGULATING ACINAR MORPHOGENESIS & GENERATING CANCER STEM CELLS, MyLinh T. Duong

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Long Term Follow-up of Morbidity and Quality of Life Associated with Isolated Gastroschisis, Roya M. Mostafavi

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LOW REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES AND HIGH GLYCOLYSIS IN GLIOBLASTOMA STEM CELLS:MECHANISMS AND THERAPEUTIC IMPLICATIONS, Feng Wang

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Metabolic Regulation of mTOR Activation and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in the Heart, Shiraj Sen

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MicroRNA Regulation of Prostate Cancer Stem/Progenitor Cells and Prostate Cancer Development, Can Liu

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MUTATIONS IN STAT3 ASSOCIATED WITH HUMAN HYPER IgE SYNDROME ENHANCE NFκB AND MAPK-MEDIATED GENE EXPRESSION, Nathaniel Greeley

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NOVEL PHANTOMS AND POST-PROCESSING FOR DIFFUSION SPECTRUM IMAGING, Vaibhav Juneja

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Novel Use of Dual Anti-Inflammatory Therapy to Overcome Drug Resistance and Improve Functional Recovery Following Spinal Cord Injury, Jennifer Dulin

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Pathologic Markers of Prognosis in Ampullary Carcinoma, Rachna T. Shroff

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PHENOTHIAZINES INDUCE ABORTIVE AUTOPHAGY LEADING TO CANCER CELL DEATH, Catherine T. Charles

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Platelets and Anti-Angiogenic Resistance in Ovarian Carcinoma, Justin N. Bottsford-MIller

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POPULATION CODING IN LAMINAR CORTICAL CIRCUITS, Bryan J. Hansen

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Post-transcriptional Regulation of Mammalian Gene Expression in Non-coding Region of Target RNA, Jing Lin

Potential REST Targets in Neural Stem Cells and Glioblastoma-Derived Stem Cells, Frederick Scott Robinson

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Predictors of Contralateral Breast Cancer in BRCA Negative Women, Ann E. Simmons

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PROSTATE CANCER STEM CELLS: DRUG TOLERANCE, EXPERIMENTAL RECONSTITUTION AND CASTRATION RESISTANCE, Xin Chen

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REGULATION OF ALTERNATIVE CARBON METABOLISM IN CANDIDA ALBICANS, Arely Y. Gonzalez

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REGULATION OF FOXC2 EXPRESSION AND FUNCTION DURING EPITHELIAL-MESENCHYMAL TRANSITION BY GSK-3β, Maryam Shariati

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Regulation of Net1A subcellular localization by the small GTPase Rac1, Christopher A. Morris

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Regulation of Protein Degradation in the Heart by AMP-Activated Protein Kinase, Kedryn K. Baskin

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Regulation of Protein Degradation in the Heart by AMP-Activated Protein Kinase, Kedryn K. Baskin and Kedryn K. Baskin

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Regulation of the heat shock response by thiol-reactive compounds in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Yanyu Wang

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REGULATION OF TOXIN SYNTHESIS BY CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE, Charles Darkoh

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ROLE OF SOX9 IN UTERINE GLAND DEVELOPMENT AND DISEASE INITIATION, Gabriel Gonzalez

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ROLE OF STAT3 IN KERATINOCYTE STEM CELLS DURING SKIN TUMORIGENESIS, Dharanija Rao

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Role of TRP Channels in Mediating the Calcium Signaling Response of Brain Endothelial Cells to Mechanical Stretch, Jonathan Berrout

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Simultaneous induction of NKG2D and NKG2D ligand for promoting immune surveillance by IL-12 plus doxorubicin treatment, Jiemiao Hu

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Syntaxin 6- and microtubule- mediated intracellular trafficking contributes to Golgi and nuclear translocation of EGFR, Yi Du

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Systems Biology Approaches to Probe Gene Regulation in Bacteria, Diogo F. Troggian Veiga

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Targeting AKT/mTOR Signaling Pathways During Murine Skin Tumor Promotion and the Impact of Dietary Energy Balance Manipulation, Laura A. Checkley

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Targeting TRAF6 for Cancer Therapeutical Development, John K. Morrow

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TAZ AS A REGULATOR OF MESENCHYMAL TRANSFORMATION AND CLINICAL AGGRESSIVENESS IN GLIOMAS, Katrina Salazar

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TET1: A UNIQUE DNA DEMETHYLASE FOR MAINTENANCE OF DNA METHYLATION PATTERN, CHUNLEI JIN

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THE FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF SYNAPTIC VESICLE POOLS IN A RETINAL BIPOLAR NEURON, Proleta Datta

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THE HISTONE DEACETYLASE INHIBITOR, MS-275, SENSITIZES METASTATIC OSTEOSARCOMA TO FASL-INDUCED CELL DEATH: A ROLE FOR C-FLIP, Krithi R. Bindal

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THE NEW ROLE OF PROPROTEIN CONVERTASE SUBTILISIN/KEXIN TYPE 9: A CONNECTION OF PROPROTEIN CONVERTASE SUBTILISIN/KEXIN TYPE 9, APOLIPOPROTEIN B, and AUTOPHAGY, Hua Sun

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The regulation of mTORC2 kinase activity and complex integrity, Chien-Hung Chen

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The Role of the Arched Helicases in Exosome-Mediated Function, A. Alejandra Klauer

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TRANSCRIPTIONAL AND POST-TRANSLATIONAL MECHANISMS CONTRIBUTE TO MAINTENANCE OF REST IN NEURAL TUMORS, Akanksha Singh

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TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION OF PROFILIN IS REQUIRED FOR DROSOPHILA LARVAL WOUND CLOSURE, Amanda Brock

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TRIM24-REGULATED ESTROGEN RESPONSE IS DEPENDENT ON SPECIFIC HISTONE MODIFICATIONS IN BREAST CANCER CELLS, Teresa T. Yiu

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Understanding the Influence of Photon Energy on 6MV Non Reference Dosimetry and CT Dosimetry using TLD and OSLD, Sarah B. Scarboro

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Understanding the roles of Non-homologous end joining and p53 after DNA damage, Omid Tavana

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Verification of the clinical implementation of the respiratory gated beam delivery technique with synchrotron-based proton irradiation, Yoshikazu Tsunashima

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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ABERRATIONS OF A PUTATIVE TUMOR SUPPRESSOR GENE SEL1L IN PANCREATIC DUCTAL ADENOCARCINOMA, Qian Liu

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A Cell Biological Determination of Integrator Subunit Localization, Sarah B. May

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Altered Responses to Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Pancreatic Cancer, Jennifer H. Choe

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Analysis of Band 4.1B in Integrin-Mediated Cell Adhesion and Signaling, Youngsin Jung

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Annexin A5-Conjugated Polymeric Micelles For Dual SPECT and Optical Detection of Apoptosis, Rui Zhang

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A NOVEL FUNCTION FOR AURORA B KINASE IN THE REGULATION OF P53 BY PHOSPHORYLATION, chris p. gully

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APPLICATIONS OF EPHB4 RECEPTOR SPECIFIC PEPTIDES IN TARGETED CANCER IMAGING AND THERAPY, Miao Huang

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Assessment of Collimator Jaw Optimization in Reducing Normal Tissue Irradiation with Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, Sarah Joy

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ATM Signaling to TSC2: Mechanisms and Implications for Cancer Therapy, Angela Alexander

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Autoimmune Responses to Atherosclerotic Lipids: A Study in Murine Models of Atherosclerosis and Obesity, hanjing wu

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BAYESIAN PHASE I DOSE FINDING IN CANCER TRIALS, Lin Yang

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BMP-SIGNALING REGULATES A COMMON TRANSCRIPTIONAL PROGRAM TO CONTROL FACIAL FORM AND SKELETAL MORPHOGENESIS, Margarita Bonilla-Claudio

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BRAIN ACTIVATION AND CONNECTIVITY IN NON-DISABLED MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENTS, Rene A. Colorado

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Cell Cycle Regulatory Roles of Estrogen Receptor alpha (ERα) in Breast Cancer Cells, Sonia JavanMoghaddam

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CELL POLARITY REGULATES ORGAN GROWTH THROUGH THE HIPPO PATHWAY, Chiao-Lin Chen

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Change Detection Memory in Rhesus Monkeys and Humans, Lauren C. Elmore