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2007-2008 President's Faculty Grant Winners

Bone Regeneration in Cleft Palate by Posnatal Stem Cells and BMP-2 Treatment

Cleft lip and palate deformities are among the most common congenital anomalies. These present significant functional and aesthetic disorders. Although numerous efforts have been made to improve...

Construction of Metal-organic Frameworks with Potential for Hydrogen Gas Storage

Hydrogen gas represents a potential energy source which becomes more attractive as fossil fuel reserves begin to be used up. One of the problems of using hydrogen as a fuel is that it is difficult...

Correction of Jaccard Similarity Index for Chance Agreement in Cluster Analysis

Cluster analysis is the art uncovering structure in data sets using clustering algorithms. Most of the time we are interested in measuring similarity between two groupings of the same data set...

Evaluating the Efficacy of the "Parents Activate Literacy Skills (PALS)" Program

The present multidisciplinary, collaborative study will explore the efficacy of a parent implemented emergent literacy intervention to promote reading readiness and improved parent-child...

Field Testing Sonar Fishfinders for Manatee Avoidance Technology

Watercraft related mortality is the major "known" cause of manatee mortality in Florida (25% of all mortality between 1977-2006). Unlike other causes of mortality (e.g. natural,...

Knowledge and Perceptions of Educators on Bullying and Bullying Prevention

This collaborative study will explore the knowledge and perceptions of educators nationally and internationally. In order for any bullying prevention program to be successful those involved must...

Learning Differences: Training Personnel to Facilitate Competence

A broad base of research supports that the training of professionals across disciplines facilitates improved academic performance among school age children who demonstrate learning differences....

Lifestyle Design for Children's Physical, Nutritional, Social and Spiritual Fitness

The rise of overweight children and adolescents and resultant implications on quality of life and public health is alarming. The contributing factors to increased weight in children appear to be...

Marital Therapy for Couples at Risk with One or More Children Diagnosed with Autism

Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder which affects as many as 1 in 150 children. The communication and social skill deficits which characterize children with autism present great...

Outcomes of an Interdisciplinary Therapy Program for Children with Disabilities

Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental delays (DD), or learning disabilities (LD) constitute a growing population in need of specialized services. These children...

Predictors and Consequences of Long-Term Recovery in Narcotics Anonymous

The proposed study will examine the processes of recovery from drug addiction, as well as functional outcomes, in a sample of men and women with a minimum of five years of continuous recovery and...

Quality Enhancement Program for the NSU Institutional Review Board

Institutional Review Boards are an outgrowth of past abuses in the research system and exist in law for the protection of human subjects participating in research protocols. It is incumbent upon...

Real-Time Quantitative Analysis of Marine and Other Organismal mRNA Transcriptome

State of the art molecular research with "transcriptome" based experiments using Real-Time quantitative (qPCR), is proposed to allow targeted examination of gene expression from marine...

Role of the JAK2/STAT3 Pathway in Angiotensin II Signaling in Rat Astrocytes

Angiotensin II (Ang II) is a biologically active octapeptide that triggers a myriad of physiological responses that may lead to hypertension, congestive heart failure and other cardiovascular...

Social Capital, Performance and the Internationalization of Emerging Market Firms

This empirical study examines the relationship between social capital, as a non-market and facilitating resource, and measures of performance in the context of the internationalization of emerging...

Studies on the Efficacy of Multipurpose Contact Lens Disinfecting Solutions

Over the past several months the occurrence of fungal and acanthamoebic eye infections in contact lens wearers has dramatically increased. If not treated promptly fungal and acanthamoebic...

The Creation of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds at NSU

Scientific advances in the creation of novel biomaterials, in vitro cell culture technology, tissue grafting, tissue engineering, molecular biology, and the human genome project provide the basis...

The Effect of Peripheral Vision on Myopia

The cost of myopia to society is enormous. Research studies on myopia, with an emphasis on identifying the risk factors for myopia development among young adults and school-children, are needed to...

The Effects of a Writing Scoring Guide and a Student Model on Writing

Recent writing research has yielded new interventions for improving college level composition, but less has been done regarding the high-level reading, reasoning, and writing necessary for research...

The Hua Matrix Equality and Determinantal Inequalities

The method of iteration is of central importance in matrix computations. A solution to a matrix (or linear dynamical) equation system from real life can be obtained through iterations if the matrix...

Vascular Dysregulation During And After Statins Withdrawal: Role Of Small Gtpases

3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme-A-reductase inhibitors (statins) are the most effective drugs for lowering serum cholesterol. However, acute discontinuation of statins impair vascular function...

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