This article investigates the impact of mental aerobics on older adults. Findings support the conclusion that MA can be an effective intervention in improving older adults’ affectivity, everyday task self-efficacy, and self-rated health.
May 1, 2015
Hayslip, Bert; Paggi, Kay & Caballero, Daniela
This article investigates the impact of the political information available on-line on college students’ motivation to vote. The results illustrate that not only politicians, but educators should be cognizant of this civic engagement process. Schools and teachers of all levels are one the front lines of the battle to create a more informed, more involved citizenry; higher education has a strong influence on motivation to vote.
This article presents a configuration of magnetic fields using properties of cylindrically symmetric permanent magnets as a candidate to produce a high purity charged particle source or trap. Cylindrically symmetric hollow permanent magnets produce magnetic field point cusps on the axis of symmetry. A magnetic field point cusp reflects all particles that lie outside a narrow region of phase space, a region dependent on particle kinetic energies and on the magnetic field intensity.
December 30, 2013
Kiester, A. S.; Pacheco, J. L.; Ordonez, Carlos A. & Weathers, Duncan L.
This article proposes a plasma enclosed by an Artificially Structured Boundary (ASB) as an alternative to existing ion source assemblies. In accelerator applications, many ion sources can have a limited lifetime or frequent service intervals due to sputtering and eventual degradation of the ion source assembly. Ions are accelerated towards the exit canal of positive ion sources, whereas, due to the biasing scheme, electrons or negative ions are accelerated towards the back of the ion source assembly.
March 27, 2014
Pacheco, J. L.; Ordonez, Carlos A. & Weathers, Duncan L.
Article investigates basic cardiovascular physiology in the Red Junglefowl, the broiler, and the White Leghorn breeds at 90% of incubation. The authors aimed to identify breed-specific features of arterial blood pressure and heart rate as well as the physiological mechanisms regulating them. They concluded that selection for rapid growth shifts cardiovascular regulatory plasticity to emphasize mechanisms that modulate pressure, and that selection for egg-laying capacity emphasizes mechanisms that modulate heart rate.
Article examines molecular markers of neuropsychological functioning among elders with and without Alzheimer's disease (AD) and determine the predictive ability of combined molecular markers and select neuropsychological tests in detecting disease presence. This work provides the foundation for the generation of a point‐of‐care device that can be used to screen for AD.
March 1, 2015
Edwards, Melissa; Balldin, Valerie Hobson; Hall, James R. & O'Bryant, Sid E.
This article demonstrates instances in which sacred site law was construed so narrowly as to a priori preclude indigenous ways of knowing, particularly in regards to the nature of land, use of sacred objects, and pollution.
This article describes the use of GIS techniques to conduct temporal and spatial analyses of both P. vivax and P. falciparum malaria to understand the trend and dynamics of transmission, to identify risk periods and areas, and to determine environmental factors associated with increased risk of malaria.
This review article summarizes recent studies that have exploited the compatible interaction between Arabidopsis and the green peach aphid (GPA) to understand the molecular and physiological mechanisms utilized by plants to control aphid infestation, as well as genes and mechanisms that contribute to susceptibility.
In this study, we describe reaction chemistry of the first nickel(II) complexes having a terminally bound imido ligand, (dtbpe)Ni=NR (R = 2,6-ⁱPr₂C₆H₃, 2,3,6-Me₃C₆H₂ (Mes), and Ad) with various small unsaturated molecules.
December 1, 2014
Mindiola, Daniel J.; Waterman, Rory; Iluc, Vlad M.; Cundari, Thomas R., 1964- & Hillhouse, Gregory L.
This article involves mapping the probability of occurrence that the disease vector exists in the environment, mapping the incidence of Lyme disease in the human population and examining the spatial concordance between the probability map and incidence map.
November 1, 2014
Atkinson, Samuel F.; Sarkar, Sahotra; Avina, Aldo; Schuermann, Jim A. & Williamson, Phillip C.