University of Lethbridge Research Repository: Recent submissions

  • Mirza Agha, Behroo; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2018)
    The current thesis investigated the role of acetylcholine in recovery from diaschisis and skilled hand movement following ischemic stroke in a mouse model of photothrombotic stroke. Mice were trained in skilled reaching ...
  • Jesmin, Tasnuba; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2018)
    Optimization is a crucial branch of research with application in numerous domain. Determination of sparsity is a vital stream of optimization research with potentials for improvement. Manual determination of sparsity ...
  • Gandhi, Rutika; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Religious StudiesArts and ScienceDepartment of Religious Studies, 2018)
    The promotion of Buddhist pilgrimage sites by the Government of India and the Ministry of Tourism has accelerated since the launch of the Incredible India Campaign in 2002. This thesis focuses on two sites, Sarnath and ...
  • Kuntz, Jessica R.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neurosceince, 2018)
    Prehension consists of two temporally integrated components, a reach and a grasp, each mediated by distinct neural networks. Under visual control, the reach transports the hand to the target while the grasp simultaneously ...
  • Hayden, Jerrad; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2018)
    Senescence is a process of physiological deterioration observed in individuals advancing in age which is characterized by decreasing rates of survival and reproduction. Selective pressures are thought to eliminate individuals ...
  • Krishnan, Preethi; Ghosh, Sunita; Wang, Bo; Heyns, Mieke; Graham, Kathryn; Mackey, John R.; Kovalchuk, Olga; Damaraju, Sambasivarao (Public Library of ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2016)
    One of the most abundant,yet least explored,classes of RNA is the small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs), which are well known for their involvement in post-transcriptional modifications of other RNAs. Although snoRNAs were only ...
  • Burke, Candace J.; Kisko, Theresa M.; Swiftwolfe, Hilarie; Pellis, Sergio M.; Euston, David R. (Public Library of ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of NeuroscienceUniversity of LethbridgePhilipps-University of Marburg, 2017)
    Rat ultrasonic vocalizations have been suggested to be either a byproduct of physical movement or, in the case of 50-kHz calls, a means to communicate positive affect. Yet there are up to 14 distinct types of 50-kHz calls, ...
  • Wymer, Walter (Journal of Research for ConsumersManagementUniversity of Lethbridge, 2008)
    The U.S. prescription drug macromarketing system is examined. Over time, this system has become unbalanced. The system has evolved into one in which market competition has been restricted. This market system now has ...
  • Wymer, Walter; Alves, Helena Maria Baptista (Centre of Sociological ResearchManagementUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of Beira Interior, 2012)
    We describe a set of recommended practices for scale development research in nonprofit management and marketing. General process issues are described followed by recommendations for EFA and CFA components of scaling research. ...
  • Wymer, Walter (Ekonomski fakultet u OsijekuManagementUniversity of Lethbridge, 2014)
    The nature and characteristics of the nonprofit brand strength construct are conceptualized. Brand strength is defined as a multidimensional construct, composed by brand familiarity, brand remarkability, and brand attitude. ...
  • Ortega Polo, Rodrigo; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2018)
    Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is a highly contagious animal pathogen and it has a variable genome and high antigenic variation. There are seven known serotypes of this virus: A, O, C, Asia1, SAT1, SAT2, and SAT3. The ...
  • Paquette, Sarah-Jo; Stanford, Kim; Thomas, James E.; Reuter, Tim (Public Library of ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesAlberta Agriculture and ForestryUniversity of Lethbridge, 2018)
    Often Escherichia coli are harmless and/or beneficial bacteria inhabiting the gastrointestinal tract of livestock and humans. However, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) have been linked to human disease. Cattle are the ...
  • Brassolotto, Julia; Howard, Lisa (University of LethbridgeHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2018)
    In this report, we outline the findings from Phase 1 of a multi-phase, Alberta-wide study on sexual expression in supportive living and long-term care homes. In what follows, we outline some of the key themes from the ...
  • Hambrook, Dillon A.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2018)
    Understanding speech is a difficult computational problem yet the human brain does it with ease. Entrainment of oscillatory neural activity to acoustic features of speech is an example of dynamic coupling between cortical ...
  • Jafari, Zahra; Mehla, Jogender; Afrashteh, Navvab; Kolb, Bryan E.; Mohajerani, Majid H. (Public Library of ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of NeuroscienceUniversity of LethbridgeIran University of Medical Science (IUMS), 2017)
    Maternal stress is a common adversity during pregnancy. Gestational corticosterone alternations are thought to contribute to the etiology of postpartum behavioral disturbances. However, the impact of stress during pregnancy, ...
  • Gómez, Francisco R.; Semenyna, Scott W.; Court, Lucas; Vasey, Paul L. (Public Library of ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2018)
    Male androphilia (i.e., male sexual attraction to other adult males) is known to cluster within families. Some studies demonstrate that male androphilia clusters in both the paternal and maternal familial lines, whereas ...
  • Hambrook, Dillon A.; Ilievski, Marko; Mosadeghzad, Mohamad; Tata, Matthew S. (Public Library of ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of NeuroscienceUniversity of Lethbridge, 2017)
    The process of resolving mixtures of several sounds into their separate individual streams is known as auditory scene analysis and it remains a challenging task for computational systems. It is well-known that animals use ...
  • Foerster, Saskia; Carrère, Véronique; Rast, Michael; Staenz, Karl (MDPIArts and ScienceDepartment of GeographyHelmholtz Center Potsdam GFZ German Research Center for GeosciencesUniversity of NantesESA-ESRINUniversity of Lethbridge, 2016)
    The imaging spectroscopy mission EnMAP aims to assess the state and evolution of terrestrialandaquaticecosystems,examinethemultifacetedimpactsofhumanactivities,andsupport a sustainable use of natural resources. Once in ...
  • Kelly, Erin Katelyn; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2018)
    H/ACA small nucleolar ribonucleoproteins (snoRNPs) pseudouridylate RNA in eukaryotes and archaea. They consist of four proteins and a guide RNA. It is unclear which element of the guide RNA the H/ACA proteins recognize. ...
  • Ginn, Carla S.; Kulig, Judith Celene (University of Western OntarioHealth SciencesUniversity of CalgaryUniversity of Lethbridge, 2015)
    Inequities experienced by Aboriginal people in Canada due to residual effects of colonization and assimilation are evident; research is needed focusing on positive strategies for health and healing in urban settings. Pa ...