Browsing Student Publications by Department "Behavioral & Health Sciences"
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ItemDeletion of Folate Biosynthesis Gene, ABZ1, Produces Transient Life-Span Extension in Budding Yeast(Middle Tennessee State University, 2015-03-20) Qureshi, Nausheen ; Behavioral & Health SciencesFolate, also known as vitamin B9, is essential for cellular processes in many organisms, including humans and nematodes. A prior study found that reduced folate levels led to an increase in nematode lifespan. The purpose of this study was to determine if folate biosynthesis mutations could also affect lifespan in the model organism, budding yeast. Yeast have five folate biosynthesis genes, one
ItemUrban Sprawl and Environmentally Safe Alternatives(Middle Tennessee State University, 2016) Hall, Brittnie D. ; Phipps, Eli ; Sharp, Christopher ; Behavioral & Health SciencesA critical issue that faces many places all over the world is urban sprawl. This issue affects overpopulated and underpopulated regions alike, and is detrimental to both the people and the communities that it touches. Using various online reports, articles and graphs, we are attempting to better educate our community on urban sprawl as well as propose ways to decrease it, and its impact on our communities, cities, and planet. Our research was done in November, 2015, and we hope that the results of said research and proposal of possible solutions will influence the community in the future to strive to create laws, new procedures, or limitations for the mitigation, or perhaps eventually the total elimination of urban sprawl. Our goal is to bring urban sprawl into the spotlight, and help start conversations that could lead to more ideas to do something about the problem.