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    Caring For those with Dementia: How Can Evidence Based Care Support Healthcare to Improve Outcomes?
    (SUNY Brockport, 2023-04) Curry, Melissa
    For healthcare professionals, a large percentage of the geriatric population in need of care has a diagnosis related to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2019) estimate that there will be approximately 14 million individuals living with dementia. This is a significant increase from the present number of individuals with a diagnosis. With this growing number it is apparent that families as well as health care personnel need to be equipped for the unique care of those with these diagnoses. In 2019 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the minimal number of three percent or less of medical students choose to electively take geriatric trainings, which in turn proves that a miniscule number of providers are entering the healthcare field with experience to care for these individuals.
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    Insight into the Salmonines of California
    (SUNY Brockport, 2023-04) Ludwig, Jarrod
    California is home to an astounding 32 distinct species of salmonids with 20 of them being endemic and 21 of them being anadromous species, depicting the necessity of the Pacific Ocean. The California Current is one of the most productive regions in the world which many of these species utilize during their growth and maturation into reproductive adults (Moyle 2002). The cold California Current flows from North to South, down the California coastline bringing nutrient-rich productive water. With such a productive system, it has been colonized by many marine species such as Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), coho salmon (O. kisutch), and steelhead trout (O. mykiss). These species are an important piece of California’s history because they hold high cultural and economic importance and are umbrella species for the conservation of the greater aquatic environment as well as sentinel species as their presence helps sustain the biota associated with them (Moyle et al. 2017)
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    Rattus norvegicus hypothetical protein LOC685762 classification with in silico bioinformatics computational tools
    (SUNY Brockport, 2023-04) Isereau, Allyson
    Computer software capable of protein analysis, such as bioinformatics tools, were used to help gain preferential, thorough, and accessible significant classifying information on a hypothetical protein of interest. The tools used in this study classified the protein of choice, hypothetical protein LOC685762, found in Rattus norvegicus, a multi-pass/polytopic transmembrane protein. Tools such as SMART and Protter were able to characterize the hypothetical protein as a polytopic integral transmembrane protein, which extends through the semi-permeable lipid bilayer several times. Spermatogenesis associated multi-pass transmembrane protein 3, was discovered to be a homologous protein by using the online bioinformatics tools, Protein BLAST and Needle. Homology can be a vital aspect when determining the function of a protein. The amino acid sequence in a protein determines the structure and thus the structure defines the relative function of the protein. With this rational and conceptualization, it is implied that homology can be used to help compare the functionality of the protein of interest in this study. A homologous protein is not identical to the protein, it is simply similar. Spermatogenesis associated multi-pass transmembrane protein 3, was found to be ̴74% similar to LOC685762 and ̴ 61% identical. With this knowledge, mutational analysis can also be used to determine the stability of the protein under different conditions, such as a single amino acid variation. Mutational evaluation was performed by the tool I-mutant. At position 51 in the amino acid sequence, a lysine (K) residue was found to be more stable than a threonine (T) residue. Not only is the primary structure of a protein essential to fully understand a protein, but its secondary structure is just as significant, specifically when there are alpha helices and beta sheets present. LOC685762 maximizes its hydrogen bonding within these complex secondary structures. Phyre 2 was used to specify the specific secondary structures and domains present in the hypothetical protein and the homologous protein. With further in silico analysis scientists were able to gain a better conceptualization of what the potential function and role of LOC685762 is in the Rattus norvegicus.
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    Spinning a Yarn: Newspaper Misrepresentation of Women Garment Workers on Strike
    (SUNY Brockport, 2022) Meadows, Wesley
    In the January cold of Rochester, New York in 1913, thousands of garment workers took to the streets. For several months following “the streets were filled with young women marching, singing, protesting, and fighting.” The social impetus among women to participate in this strike was so strong that when the garment workers began to picket, women in other industries risked losing their jobs to march in solidarity with them, though there was no immediate material gain for them in doing so. Photographs of the strike show lines of women, bundled up in their winter coats and hats, with a handful of men in the mix, marching down the streets of the snowy Upstate New York city.
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    Polska Imigracja (Polish Immigration)
    (SUNY Brockport, 2022) White, :Logan
    The three days prior to Easter Sunday are important across the world for Catholics, as it typically marks the end of their Lent. Celebrations take up most of that weekend up until Easter Sunday itself when families, Catholic or not, will share candies and a large meal. The day after Easter is usually uneventful as it marks the return of the work week, except in the cities of South Bend and Buffalo. If one were to find themselves on Easter Monday in South Bend, Indiana, they would be greeted to thousands of Polish Americans parading through the street for a holiday known as Dyngus Day. That same day halfway across the United States, citizens of Buffalo, New York celebrate by indulging themselves with sausages, beer, and an old mating ritual that takes on a peculiar look.1