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Evaluating the Efficacy of Cattail (Typha spp.) Fiber for Oil Sorption
Oil spills pose a serious threat to aquatic life, the environment, and human health. Current methods to remove oil from waterways and mitigate damage include burning, skimming, and synthetic sorbents; however, they all ...
Inhibition of Protein-protein Interactions in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Tuberculosis is a highly contagious, infectious disease that kills about 1.8 million people annually. Current chemotherapeutic regimens are both inefficient and taxing to the patient. In addition, the disease has suboptimal ...
Piezoelectric Sensing and Energy Harvesting in Touchscreens
Team Piezo investigated the increasing demands on smartphone batteries by developing a touchscreen prototype that integrates piezoelectric materials to sense touch location and generate energy for the battery. The touchscreen ...
Characterizing rTg4510 Mice Model of Alzheimer's Disease on Adult Neurogenesis and Cognitive Function
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a debilitating illness that affects millions of Americans each year. While there is not one definitive hypothesis that exists regarding how the disease develops, some hypotheses include the ...
Dopamine Signaling and Oxytocin Administration in a Rat Model of Empathy
The rat model is commonly used to study prosocial and empathetic behavior. However, the neural underpinnings of such behavior are unknown. We investigated the potential roles of two neurotransmitters, dopamine (DA) and ...
Electrospun Small-Diameter Silk Fibroin Vascular Grafts with Tuned Mechanical and Biocompatibility Properties as Tissue Engineered Scaffolds
Almost 9 million people in the U.S. have peripheral arterial disease (PAD). In severe cases of PAD, arterial bypass surgery is performed to redirect flow around the problem area. However, for many elderly patients, this ...
Sensory Computing and Object Processing Entity: Assistive Robotics for Healthcare
Team SCOPE has created an assistive robot for healthcare delivery. The robot is mobile, responds to spoken commands, and possesses Artificial Intelligence (AI). It extracts meanings about the patient’s health from conversations ...
Agriculture, Environmental Incentive Payments, and Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay
Nonpoint sources (NPS) pollution from agriculture is the leading source of water quality impairment in U.S. rivers and streams, and a major contributor to lakes, wetlands, estuaries and coastal waters (U.S. EPA 2016). ...
Conservation Land-Use Policy Toolkit
HathiTrust and the University of Maryland: An Update
Since HathiTrust’s founding in 2008 it has grown to become a worldwide force for collective action in the library community. Its collection now holds nearly 14 million volumes, but our activities as a partnership extend ...