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Mediterranean Spur-Thighed Tortoises (Testudo graeca) Have Optimal Speeds at Which They Can Minimise the Metabolic Cost of Transport, on a Treadmill

Description: Article experimentally quantifies the metabolic cost of transport in Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoises walking on a treadmill while also quantifying the kinematics of their movement. Results found that tortoises move more efficiently than predicted and presents the first data demonstrating a curvilinear cost of transport over their speed range. The authors conclude that tortoises have an optimum speed at which they move to minimise their metabolic cost of locomotion.
Date: July 13, 2022
Creator: Crossley, Dane A., II; Ewart, Heather; Tickle, Peter; Nudds, Robert; Sellers, William & Codd, Jonathan
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Empirical Studies on Effect of Low-Level Laser Treatment on Glioblastoma Multiforme in Combination with Ag-PMMA-PAA Nanoparticles: Paired Red Region Optical-Property Treatment Platform

Description: This article investigates low-level laser therapy for brain tumor treatment. The results provide evidence that the paired optical-driven agents provide a tunable platform that can generate significant U251 cell death increase.
Date: June 13, 2022
Creator: Atluri, Rohini; Choi, Tae-Youl; Simmons, Denise Perry & Korir, Daniel K.
Partner: University of North Texas
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Soil Erosion Vulnerability Mapping in Selected Rural Communities of uThukela Catchment, South Africa, Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process

Description: Article presents a study (i) assessing and modeling soil erosion vulnerability based on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) approach in Hoffenthal and KwaMaye communities within the uThukela Catchment, South Africa; and (ii) identifying the relevant sustainable interventions and remedial strategies to combat soil erosion in the study area.
Date: May 13, 2022
Creator: Bhattacharjee, Shwarnali; Ebhuoma, Osadolor; Gebreslasie, Michael; Ngetar, Njoya Silas & Phinzi, Kwanele
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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Fashion consumption during COVID-19: Comparative analysis of changing acquisition practices across nine countries and implications for sustainability

Description: Article explores and compares changes in clothing acquisition practices during COVID-19 across nine countries: the USA, the UK, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, Iran, Czech Republic, India, and Hong Kong SAR.
Date: September 24, 2021
Creator: Jestratijevic, Iva; Vladimirova, Katia; Henninger, Claudia E.; Joyner-Martinez, Cosette; Iran, Samira; Diddi, Sonali et al.
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
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Ice imaging in aircraft anti-icing fluid films using polarized light

Description: Article presents how to enhance ice contrast in the visible spectrum by using ice birefringence and polarized light reflection. The method can be used for both visual inspection and automatic ice detection systems.
Date: December 13, 2021
Creator: Drachev, Vladimir P.; Grishaev, Viktor G.; Usachev, Igor A.; Gattarov, Ramil K.; Rudenko, Nadezhda I.; Amirfazli, Alidad et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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2021 GenCyber Grant Program University of North Texas

Description: Data management plan for the University of North Texas GenCyber Academy grant. The GenCyber Cybersecurity Program at the University of North Texas is part of the GenCyber program. The program is hosted by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The mission as part of the GenCyber program is to engage students at an early age in cybersecurity field and inspire them to become skilled cybersecurity professionals. This is provided by free summer cybersecurity camps for North Texas middle and high school students (7th-11th grade). The goals of the summer camps are to help students at an early age to understand correct and safe on-line behavior, increase students' interest in cybersecurity careers and improve diversity in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation.
Date: 2021-09-13/2024-12-31
Creator: Fu, Song
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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Enhancement of COVID-19 Diagnosis using Machine Learning and Texture Analyses of Lung Imaging

Description: Article proposing CoviSegNet, an enhanced U-Net model to segment ground-glass opacities and consolidations in CT scans of Covid-19 positive patients. The performance of CoviSegNet was evaluated on three public CT datasets. The experimental results show that the proposed CoviSegNet is highly promising.
Date: 2021-09-13/2021-09-15
Creator: Oh, JungHwan & Mittal, Bhuvan
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Thermally Tunable Acoustic Beam Splitter Based on Poly(vinyl alcohol) Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Hydrogel

Description: Article demonstrating a thermally tunable acoustic beam splitter using a poly(vinyl alcohol) poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) hydrogel (PVA-pNIPAM). The nature of PVA-pNIPAM hydrogel offers exceptional temperature-dependent physical properties due to its phase transition around its lower critical solution temperature. The acoustic impedance of the hydrogel can be tuned below, above, or matched to that of water by changing the environmental temperature. An acoustic wave propagating in water can be split into transmitted and reflected components by the PVA-pNIPAM hydrogel slab on varying its angle of incidence. The intensity ratio between the reflected and the transmitted componence can be adjusted by tuning the temperature of the medium. The acoustic beam can be entirely reflected at a temperature corresponding to the matched impedance between hydrogel and water. The beam-splitting behavior was observed for acoustic waves from both a monochromatic wave and broadband pulse source. In addition, the phase of beam split pulses can be reversed by selecting the hydrogel’s operating temperature.
Date: September 13, 2021
Creator: Jin, Yuqi; Zhou, Mi; Choi, Tae-Youl & Neogi, Arup
Partner: University of North Texas
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Sphingolipids mediate polar sorting of PIN2 through phosphoinositide consumption at the trans-Golgi network

Description: Article discovering a mechanism for how sphingolipids mediate phosphoinositide homeostasis at the TGN in plant cells. The data presented identifies a mode of action of sphingolipids in lipid interplay at the TGN during protein sorting.
Date: July 13, 2021
Creator: Ito, Yoko; Esnay, Nicolas; Pierre Platre, Matthieu; Wattelet-Boyer, Valérie; Noack, Lise C.; Fougère, Louise et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Approaching Bounded Rationality: From Quantum Probability to Criticality

Description: This article discusses the decision-making model (DMM), a paradigmatic instance of criticality, which deals with bounded rationality issues in a similar way as quantum probability (QP), generating choices that cannot be accounted by classical probability (CP). This work may contribute to considering criticality as another possible fundamental pillar in order to improve the understanding of cognition and of quantum mechanics.
Date: June 13, 2021
Creator: Tonello, Lucio & Grigolini, Paolo
Partner: UNT College of Science
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An Investigation of the Organizational Impact of Computer Technology in Secondary Science Classrooms

Description: This article investigates the organizational impact of computer technology on four secondary science teachers’ teaching actions using the construct of community of practice. Analysis of data reveals three social participation structures that collectively orchestrated students’ science content learning: (1) students’ membership, (2) access to the structured tasks, and (3) confirmation of students’ learning of science concepts.
Date: June 13, 2021
Creator: Subramaniam, Karthigeyan
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Crinet: A computational tool to infer genome-wide competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) interactions

Description: This article develops a computational tool named Crinet to infer genome-wide ceRNA networks addressing critical drawbacks. Crinet-inferred ceRNA groups that were consistently involved in the immune system related processes could be important assets in the light of the studies confirming the relation between immunotherapy and cancer. The source code of Crinet is in R and available at https://github.com/bozdaglab/crinet.
Date: May 13, 2021
Creator: Kesimoglu, Ziynet Nesibe & Bozdag, Serdar
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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Evaluating spatial patterns of seasonal ozone exposure and incidence of respiratory emergency room visits in Dallas-Fort Worth

Description: This article examines the relationships between spatial patterns of long-term ozone exposure and respiratory illness within Dallas-Fort Worth to better understand impacts on health outcomes.
Date: April 13, 2021
Creator: Northeim, Kari; Marks, Constant & Tiwari, Chetan
Partner: University of North Texas
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Organization of knowledge and information in digital archives of language materials

Description: This article reports the first empirical investigation of various dimensions of organization and representation of recorded knowledge and information in language archives. The study used a combination of semi-structured interviews and content analysis. Results demonstrate that, while some of the phenomena related to organization of information in language archives are specific to these types of archives, others are more typical and have been addressed by libraries in past research and practice.
Date: April 13, 2021
Creator: Burke, Mary; Zavalina, Oksana; Phillips, Mark Edward & Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information
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High entropy alloys – Tunability of deformation mechanisms through integration of compositional and microstructural domains

Description: This article is a review that categorizes the compositional and microstructural approaches that exhibit potential for a combination of shear induced phase transformation and twinning, thereby expanding beyond the slip based mechanisms.
Date: March 13, 2021
Creator: Mishra, Rajiv; Haridas, Ravi Sankar & Agrawal, Priyanshi
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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Collaborating on Scholarship: Best Practices for Team Research Projects

Description: Article on collaborating on scholarship. Collaborating on scholarship has the potential to provide many advantages, including benefiting from others’ expertise, reinforcing accountability, and providing motivation. However, working with others is tricky—consider compatible work habits, receptivity to criticism, and commitment to fulfill responsibilities. Decisions to be made include where to publish, in what order authors’ names will appear, and how the manuscripts will be written. Who will coordinate? Who will write what? Who will revise? Also, consider how to address problems—missed deadlines, less-than-stellar quality, how to say “no” in the future, and more. This version is the authors' manuscript.
Date: January 13, 2021
Creator: Sassen, Catherine & Brannon, Sian
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Editorial Feature: Meet the PCP Editor—Ana Paula Alonso

Description: This article is an editorial feature highlighting editor of Plant & Cell Physiology Dr. Ana Paula Alonso. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and serves as the Director of the BioAnalytical Facility at the University of North Texas.
Date: January 13, 2021
Creator: Alonso, Ana Paula
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Phosphorus deprivation affects composition and spatial distribution of membrane lipids in legume nodules

Description: Article assessing membrane lipids in M. truncatula tissues using electrospray ionization–mass spectrometry. The results suggest that specific PC species may be differentially important in diverse nodule zones and cell types, and that membrane lipid remodeling during P stress is not uniform across the nodule.
Date: January 13, 2021
Creator: Dokwal, Dhiraj; Romsdahl, Trevor B.; Kunz, Daniel A.; Alonso, Ana Paula & Dickstein, Rebecca
Partner: UNT College of Science
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