# Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Title

• (2004)
Results showed a difference in learners' initial gain and retention of grammatical class and word meaning, with evidence of greater gain and retention of grammatical class than word meaning. This finding indicates that ...

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• (1989)
Animals and humans become increasingly susceptible to infectious, arthritic, and neoplastic diseases during aging. Both growth hormone (GH) and prolactin (PRL) are important in normal immune function, and they also augment ...

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• (2015-01-21)
The goal of this dissertation is to identify, and understand the role of, growth inhibitors in the nucleation and growth of thin films by chemical vapor deposition (CVD). We focus on steady state processing methods using ...

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• (1988)
The present studies were undertaken to ascertain the genetic role of knob DNA in determining the rate of development and flowering time in maize (Zea mays L.). The knob compositions of 41 inbred lines and varieties of maize ...

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• (1987)
The purpose of this paper is to investigate, in the framework of firm's optimal behavior, the effect of company-funded and federally-funded R&D on productivity in selected U.S. industries. Especially, the role of federal ...

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• (2008)
The objective of this thesis is to demonstrate, largely by numerical modeling, the general mechanisms by which the features mentioned above are formed. First, evidence supporting the existence of a regional horizontal ...

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• (2002)
During the M&A process, the HRD function changed to meet the needs of employees. In reference to roles, HRD professionals mostly performed in the supportive, partner and strategic roles. The 'leader' role was the least ...

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• (1987)
The immune response to rotaviruses has been studied extensively in several animal species. However, the importance of a humoral immune response in the resolution of active rotavirus infection has not been investigated ...

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• (1998)
In addition to the experimental measurements, RRKM/Evaporative ensemble calculations were performed on $\rm Na\sp+(CH\sb3OH)\sb{1-9}$ ion clusters to determine the internal energy distributions of the ion clusters in the ...

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• (1997)
The development of myeloid progenitor cells requires paracrine growth factors to mediate the proliferation, differentiation and survival of these cells. In this thesis, we demonstrate that IGF-I and IL-4, a cytokine produced ...

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• (1991)
The dissertation examines the nature of Indian nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) involved in housing, and their impact on the living environment of urban slums, using 28 cases. The findings indicate that slums are not ...

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• (1997)
This study examines the relation between infant locomotor onset and emotional communication during prohibition scenes. Forty-one infants were videotaped at home with their mothers when the infants were 6 and 8 months of ...

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• (2001)
This study was intended to be exploratory and revelatory, and the findings are limited to the city under study. Further research is needed to confirm and generalize these findings.

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• (2000)
The rising voice of institutional investors in the governance of U.S. corporations has been widely cited in the popular and academic press. Implicit in much of this literature has been a power perspective on the role of ...

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• (2004)
In Chapter 3, we study how institutional factors influence the monetization of budget deficits. First, the existence of an independent central bank reduces the monetization of fiscal deficits. Second, we find that the ...

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• (2013-08-22)
This dissertation examines the role of institutional features on fiscal outcomes: the level of hidden liabilities, credit spreads, and official government debt. We construct a country panel dataset and use quantile regression ...

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• (1980)
Ammonia is a neural toxin, and this thesis proposes that the prevention of ammonia intoxication is a primary metabolic "concern" of mammals. The infrequency of ammonia intoxication indicates that an effective ...

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