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Direct PCR amplification of DNA from human bloodstains, saliva, and touch samples collected with microFLOQ® swabs

Description: This article investigates the efficacy of direct amplification of DNA from bloodstains, saliva stains, and touch samples using microFLOQ® Direct swabs and the GlobalFiler™ Express system (Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham, MA).
Date: October 26, 2017
Creator: Ambers, Angie D.; Wiley, Rachel; Novroski, Nicole & Budowle, Bruce
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

On social sensitivity to either zealot or independent minorities

Description: This article uses the self-organized temporal criticality (SOTC) model to identify the timing of crucial events as a new mechanism with which to generate criticality, thereby establishing a way for the internal dynamics of the decision making process to suppresss the sensitivity of social opinion to either zealot or independent minorities.
Date: March 27, 2018
Creator: Mahmoodi, Korosh; Grigolini, Paolo & West, Bruce J.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) promoters for green tissue‑specific expression of the MYB4 transcription factor for reduced‑recalcitrance transgenic switchgrass

Description: This article describes the identification and functional characterization of three switchgrass green tissue-specific promoters in endogenous plant tissues as well as in transgenic rice.
Date: December 1, 2017
Creator: Liu, Wusheng; Mazarei, Mitra; Ye, Rongjian; Peng, Yanhui; Shao, Yuanhua; Baxter, Holly L. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

RBS Study of a Dilute Alloy of Ga(99.8% at.):Bi(0.2% at.)

Description: This paper from the 2016 Conference on Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry conference proceedings describes an attempt to observe an atomic bismuth monolayer with Rutherford backscattering to demonstrate the surface concentration of the bismuth over the alloy in the bulk.
Date: October 26, 2017
Creator: Peterson, Randolph S.; Augustine, Carlyn N.; Beriont, Griffin G.; Farr, Aidan T.; Jenkins, William T. J.; Morris, Taylor A. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Potential niche expansion of the American mink invading a remote island free of nativepredatory mammals

Description: This article evaluates whether the lack of potential predators and competitors, together with a more diurnal and terrestrial prey, have resulted in the mink expanding its spatial and temporal niche on Navarino Island as compared to that in its native habitats,
Date: December 16, 2017
Creator: Crego, Ramiro D.; Jiménez, Jaime E. & Rozzi, Ricardo
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Fast-Growing SMBHs in Fast-Growing Galaxies, at High Redshifts: The Role of Major Mergers as Revealed by ALMA

Description: This article presents a long-term, multi-wavelength project to understand the epoch of fastest growth of the most massive black holes by using a sample of 40 luminous quasars at z ≃ 4.8.
Date: September 30, 2017
Creator: Trakhtenbrot, Benny; Lira, Paulina; Netzer, Hagai; Cicone, Claudia; Maiolino, Roberto & Shemmer, Ohad
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Reverberation Mapping of High-Luminosity Quasars

Description: This article presents the CIV BLR size and luminosity relation over eight orders of magnitude in luminosity, pushing the luminosity limit to its highest point so far.
Date: August 31, 2017
Creator: Kaspi, Shai; Brandt, William Nielsen; Maoz, Dan; Netzer, Hagai; Schneider, Donald P. & Shemmer, Ohad
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Antihydrogen Beam Formation by Transporting an Antiproton Beam Through an Electron-Positron Plasma That Produces Magnetobound Positronium

Description: This paper from the 2016 Conference on Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry conference proceedings describes the use of a classical trajectory simulation to study the formation of an antihydrogen beam by transporting an antiproton beam through an electron-positron plasma that produces magnetobound positronium.
Date: October 26, 2017
Creator: Hermosillo, M.; Thornton, E.A. & Ordonez, Carlos A.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Waveguide Coupling via Magnetic Gratings with Effective Strips

Description: This article provides an overview of an approach convenient for describing intermediate gratings for two types of applications: both metafilms and the coupling of incident waves to waveguide modes or diffraction orders.
Date: February 20, 2018
Creator: Roccapriore, Kevin M.; Lyvers, David P.; Brown, Dean P.; Poutrina, Ekaterina; Urbas, Augustine M.; Germer, Thomas A. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Role of novel histone modifications in cancer

Description: This article briefly discusses post-translational modifications such as neddylation, sumoylation, glycosylation, phosphorylation, polyADP ribosylation, ubiquitination, and transcriptional regulation.
Date: October 11, 2017
Creator: Shanmugam, Muthu K.; Arfuso, Frank; Arumugam, Surendar; Chinnathambi, Arunachalam; Jinsong, Bian; Warrier, Sudha R. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Complexity Measures of Music

Description: This article presents a technique to search for the presence of crucial events in music, based on the analysis of the music volume.
Date: August 22, 2017
Creator: Pease, April; Mahmoodi, Korosh & West, Bruce J.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences