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Assessing the Impact of the Built-Up Environment on Nighttime Lights in China

Description: Article describes study investigating the effects of the built-up environment on artificial light at night, focusing on construction region environments on nighttime brightness and variation with building heights and regional economic development level in China.
Date: July 19, 2019
Creator: Wang, Cheng; Qin, Haiming; Zhao, Kaiguang; Dong, Pinliang; Yang, Xuebo; Zhou, Guoqing et al.
Partner: University of North Texas

Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships Predicting the Antioxidant Potency of 17β-Estradiol-Related Polycyclic Phenols to Inhibit Lipid Peroxidation

Description: Paper describes results of quantitative structure-activity relationship studies conducted on 17β-estradiol and related polycyclic phenols to determine their ability to inhibit lipid peroxidation.
Date: January 11, 2013
Creator: Prokai, Laszlo; Rivera-Portalatin, Nilka M. & Prokai-Tatrai, Katalin
Partner: University of North Texas

Trends in Magnesium Intake among Hispanic Adults, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2014

Description: Paper describes the results of a study examining magnesium intake in Hispanic adults, using data from the NHANES from 1999-2014, stratified by gender, Hispanic origins, age, and poverty income ratio (PIR) level.
Date: November 22, 2019
Creator: Liu, Jialiang; Huang, Yuhan; Dai, Qi; Fulda, Kimberly G.; Chen, Shande & Tao, Meng-Hua
Partner: University of North Texas

Comparison of Dietary Micronutrient Intakes by Body Weight Status among Mexican-American and Non-Hispanic Black Women Aged 19-39 Years: An Analysis of NHANES 2003-2014

Description: Study closely examines micronutrient deficiencies among Mexican-American and non-Hispanic black women using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys from 2003-2014.
Date: November 20, 2019
Creator: Liu, Jialiang; Zhu, Xiangzhu; Fulda, Kimberly G.; Chen, Shande & Tao, Meng-Hua
Partner: University of North Texas

Modeling the 2013 Zika Outbreak in French Polynesia: Intervention Strategies

Description: Paper presents a model that simulates the 2013–2014 French Polynesia Zika outbreak, incorporating the temperature dependent mosquito ecology and the local transit network (flights and ferries), highlighting the importance of human travel patterns and mosquito population dynamics in a disease outbreak.
Date: August 24, 2018
Creator: Gwalani, Harsha; Hawamdeh, Faris; Mikler, Armin R. & Xiong, Katherine
Partner: University of North Texas

Examining Millennials' Global Citizenship Attitudes and Behavioral Intentions to Engage in Environmental Volunteering

Description: Paper describes study explores how millennials' global citizenship attitudes affect their likelihood of participating in volunteer environmental projects, and in turn how prior involvement in these projects affects their global citizenship attitudes.
Date: April 18, 2019
Creator: Woosnam, Kyle M.; Strzelecka, Marianna; Nisbett, Gwendelyn S. & Keith, Samuel J.
Partner: University of North Texas

The Roles of Individual and Psychosocial Factors in Predicting Quality of Life Among Working Women in Shanghai

Description: Paper describes study aiming to investigate the roles of individual factors, particularly age, in addition to occupational stress and burnout on quality of life for working women in Shanghai, China.
Date: March 7, 2020
Creator: Xiao, Yi; Zhang, Tao; Gu, Xiangli; Lee, Joonyoung & Wang, Hongying
Partner: University of North Texas

Structure and Electronic Properties of InSb Nanowires Grown in Flexible Polycarbonate Membranes

Description: The article explores the various factors that affect nucleation and nanowire growth. A dense array of vertically aligned indium antimonide (InSb) nanowires with high aspect ratio were grown in the pores of a track-etched polycarbonate membrane via a one-step electrochemical method.
Date: September 5, 2019
Creator: Singh, Abhay; Roccapriore, Kevin M.; Algarni, Zaina; Salloom, Riyadh; Golden, Teresa Diane, 1963- & Philipose, Usha
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Electrical and Thermal Conductivity of Polylactic Acid (PLA)-Based Biocomposites by Incorporation of Nano-Graphite Fabricated with Fused Deposition Modeling

Description: This article describes a study to improve the electrical and thermal conductivity of the polylactic acid/wood flour/thermoplastic polyurethane composites by Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). The results showed that, when the addition amount of nano-graphite reached 25 pbw, the volume resistivity of the composites decreased to 10⁸ Ω·m, which was a significant reduction, indicating that the conductive network was already formed. It also had good thermal conductivity, mechanical properties, and thermal stability.
Date: March 22, 2019
Creator: Guo, Rui; Ren, Zechun; Bi, Hongjie; Xu, Min & Cai, Liping
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Dynamic Shear Deformation of a Precipitation Hardened Al0.7CoCrFeNi Eutectic High-Entropy Alloy Using Hat-Shaped Specimen Geometry

Description: The article reports on the shear deformation of a eutectic structured HEA and effect of precipitation on shear deformation, particularly Al₀.₇CoCrFeNi high-entropy alloy (HEA). A split-Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) was used to compress the hat-shaped specimens to study the local dynamic shear response of the alloy. The change in the width of shear bands with respect to precipitation and deformation rates was studied. The precipitation of L1₂ phase did not delay the formation of adiabatic shear bands (ASB) or affect the ASB width significantly, however, the deformed region around ASB, consisting of high density of twins in fcc phase, was reduced from 80 µm to 20 µm in the stronger precipitation strengthened condition.
Date: April 10, 2020
Creator: Gwalani, Bharat; Wang, Tianhao; Jagetia, Abhinav; Gangireddy, Sindhura; Muskeri, Saideep; Mukherjee, Sundeep et al.
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Exploring NIR Aza-BODIPY-Based Polarity Sensitive Probes with ON-and-OFF Fluorescence Switching in Pluronic Nanoparticles

Description: The articles is about a study of the response of six NIR aza-BODIPY-based and structurally similar fluorophores to polarity and viscosity for incorporation inside Pluronic nanoparticles as switchable fluorescent probes (SFPs). Based on their results, all of these fluorophores were moderately to strongly sensitive to the polarity of the microenvironment. They concluded that attaching amine groups to the fluorophore is not necessary for having strong polarity sensitive probes.
Date: March 2, 2020
Creator: Saremi, Bahar; Bandi, Venugopal; Kazemi, Shahrzad; Hong, Yi; D'Souza, Francis & Yuan, Baohong
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Effects of UV Stabilizers on Polypropylene Outdoors

Description: This article looks at hindered amine light stabilizers (HALSs) and nano ZnO were used to stabilize polypropylene (PP) film-based formulations that were exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light for different lengths of time, simulating the harsh outdoor weather of Dallas, Texas, USA. UV doses applied in our laboratory are 121 times larger than the UV dose provided by the sunlight in Texas. 15 different compositions were studied. The combination of HALSs and nano-ZnO stabilizers makes the PP films harder—which is important for some PP applications, such as toy manufacturing.
Date: April 1, 2020
Creator: Brostow, Witold, 1934-; Lu, Xinyao; Gencel, Osman & Osmanson, Allison T.
Partner: University of North Texas

Humanin Attenuates NMDA-Induced Excitotoxicity by Inhibiting ROS-dependent JNK/p38 MAPK Pathway

Description: This article highlights a study aimed to investigate neuroprotective mechanisms of HN. We analyzed intracellular Ca²+ levels, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and the MAPKs signal transduction cascade using an in vitro NMDA-mediated excitotoxicity of cortical neurons model.
Date: September 29, 2018
Creator: Yang, Xiaorong; Zhang, Hongmei; Wu, Jinzi; Yin, Litian; Yan, Liang-Jun & Zhang, Ce
Partner: UNT Health Science Center

Salvianolic Acid B (Sal B) Protects Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells from Oxidative Stress-Induced Cell Death by Activating Glutaredoxin 1 (Grx1)

Description: The article explores Salvianolic acid B (Sal B), a natural compound, as a Grx1 inducer, which potently protected retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells from oxidative injury. Their results showed that treatment with Sal B protected primary human RPE cells from H₂O₂-induced cell damage. They found Sal B pretreatment upregulated Grx1 expression in RPE cells in a time- and dose-dependent manner.
Date: November 3, 2016
Creator: Liu, Xiaobin; Xavier, Christy; Jann, Jamieson & Wu, Hongli
Partner: UNT Health Science Center

Transplanted Neural Stem Cells Modulate Regulatory T, γδ T Cells and Corresponding Cytokines after Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Rats

Description: Paper examines the effects of transplanted neural stem cells (NSCs) on subpopulations of T lymphocytes and their corresponding cytokines when used to treat brain injury, using rats as a case study.
Date: March 13, 2014
Creator: Gao, Lu; Lu, Qin; Huang, Li-Jie; Ruan, Lin-Hui; Yang, Jian-Jing; Huang, Wei-Long et al.
Partner: University of North Texas

Construct Validity of the Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument in African American Breast Cancer Survivors

Description: Paper describes results of a study examining the validity of the Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument for cancer survivors, focusing specifically on African-American breast cancer survivors.
Date: November 16, 2016
Creator: Pandya, Ekta; Mistry, Jay; Dobhal, Megha; Borra, Sujana & Paxton, Raheem J.
Partner: University of North Texas

Natural-Synthetic Hybrid Polymers Developed via Electrospinning: The Effect of PET in Chitosan/Starch System

Description: Paper discusses the results of studying the structural and thermophysical properties of chitosan + starch + poly(ethylene terephthalate) (Ch + S + PET) fibers developed via electrospinning.
Date: March 16, 2011
Creator: Espíndola-González, Adolfo; Martinez-Hernandez, Ana Laura; Fernández-Escobar, Francisco; Castaño, Victor M.; Brostow, Witold, 1934-; Datashvili, Tea et al.
Partner: University of North Texas

Brain Delivery of Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone via a Novel Prodrug Approach

Description: Using thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) as a model, paper explores whether synergistic combination of lipoamino acid(s) and a linker cleaved by prolyl oligopeptidase (POP) can be used as a promoiety for prodrug design for the preferential brain delivery of the peptide.
Date: July 18, 2019
Creator: Prokai-Tatrai, Katalin; De La Cruz, Daniel L.; Nguyen, Vien; Ross, Benjamin P.; Toth, Istvan & Prokai, Laszlo
Partner: University of North Texas