Browse Dissertations - Biophysics and Computational Biology by Title

• (1972)

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• (1983)
The three themes of the thesis are: (1) the search for light-activated enzymes in octopus photoreceptors analogous to those found in vertebrates' photoreceptors, (2) the question of which photointermediate(s) of photoexcited ...

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• (2014-05-30)
Thanks to the improvement of genome sequencing technology, abundant multi-species genomic data now became available and comparative genomics continues to be a fast prospering filed of biological research. Through the ...

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• (2010-08-31)
The last decade has seen an explosion of data arising from the development and proliferation of high-throughput data gathering and analysis pipelines. In order to transform this data into useful hypotheses and conclusions, ...

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• (2012-09-18)
Purple photosynthetic bacteria achieve remarkably high light harvesting efficiency, thus reconciling multiple competing processes in the chromatophore. The first step in photosynthesis is the capture and transport of light ...

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• (2010-05-20)
Evolutionary transitions, times at which the behavior of evolution as a dynamic system dramatically changes, have occurred many times throughout the history of life on Earth. Carl Woese proposed that one such transition ...

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• (1975)

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• (2011-01-14)
Understanding the origins of life on Earth is one of the most intriguing problems facing science today. In the research presented here, we apply computational methods to explore origins of life scenarios. In particular, ...

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• (2009)
Mechanical proteins perform a vital role in cells by transmitting and bearing mechanical forces involved in cell growth, locomotion, and adhesion. Little is known at the molecular level that explains how such proteins are ...

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• (1996)
The pH dependent properties of proteins can be successfully modeled using continuum electrostatic methods provided that a sufficiently detailed and accurate model of the protein system is used. In this work, the effects ...

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• (1994)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) holds enormous potential for exploring the functional centers of a living brain in vivo. Among the MRI techniques a number of different approaches have provided initial success. The focus ...

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• (1996)
Two peaks consistently arise near 1.3 ppm in $\sp1$H NMR spectroscopic studies of fatiguing skeletal muscles. They are typically 15-20 Hz apart at 300 MHz. Known resonances in this region include lactate, alanine, threonine, ...

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• (2013-05-24)
Noncommunicable diseases (NCD) are currently the leading cause of death worldwide. Over 57 million deaths occur globally each year, with close to 36 million of them attributed to NCD’s, and 80% of those in low and middle ...

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• (1988)
The site of ultrasonic absorption in suspensions of negatively-charged large unilamellar vesicles (LUVs) was investigated. The ultrasonic absorption per wavelength, $\alpha\lambda$, was determined for suspensions of LUVs ...

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• (2008)
The dissertation is concerned with biophysical applications of Forster resonance energy transfer (FRET) and development and application of fluorescence lifetime-resolved imaging microscopy (FLIM). It includes work to extend ...

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• (1989)
The pH of the tumor microenvironment may be important in assessment of response to hyperthermic therapy. Little clinical in vivo data is available during such therapy due to the inherent limitations of the microelectrode ...

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• (1993)
In this thesis, the electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) methods for simultaneous measurement of intra- and extracellular concentration of oxygen ( (O$\sb2$)) in viable cells have been developed.

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• (1992)
Bicarbonate-reversible inhibition of the electron acceptor side of photosystem II (PS II), but not of photosynthetic bacteria, has been known for a long time. In formate treated thylakoids, the (Q$\sb{\rm A}\sp-$) decays ...

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• (1991)
Motions in proteins are often an important part of their function. Structural information about the protein is hence incomplete without an understanding of the protein dynamics. X-ray crystallography is the technique used ...

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• (1994)
Improvements in the information content of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) images have recently been sought through the development of new contrast mechanisms for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and NMR microscopy. This ...

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