Student Research Showcase - April 4th, 2016

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    Heavy Metal on the Brain: CeruloplasminTess
    (2016) Alecksynas, Tess; Townsend, Eric; Zhu, Angela; Brabetz, Barbara
    The absence of functional ceruloplasminferroxidase activity impairs the body’s ability to export iron out of its tissues. The resulting accumulation of iron in the cells result in tissue damage and ultimately health concerns such as aceruloplasminaemia, Parkinsonism, and multiple system atrophy (Miyajima, 2003) (Motta, 2009).While not directly affected by mutations in the CP gene, individuals with copper-transport diseases such as Wilson disease and Menkes’diseasemay exhibit low levels of Ceruloplasmin (Mercer, 2001).
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    The Clinical Aspects of Epilysin (MMP28)
    (2016-04-04) Drutjons, Olivia; Schafer, Danielle; Solomon, Amanda; Brabetz, Barbara
    The study of metalloproteinases like epilysin focuses on structurally similar enzymes that include a metal core. These proteins play important roles in breaking down other material found in the spaces between individual cells including other proteins, growth factors.
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    Can the Endangered American Burying Beetle be Successfully Reintroduced in New York?
    (2016-04-04) All, Briana; Valkenburgh, Rick; Dobbs, Matthew; Heller, Danielle; Strait, Greg; Greenwood, Carmen
    The objective of this study was to determine potential reintroduction sites for the American burying beetle in New York by comparing burying beetle community composition and physical condition within specific habitat types.
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    Use of Soil-dwelling Arthropods as BioindicatorsAcross a Successional Gradient of Norway Spruce in Schoharie, NY
    (2016-04-04) Dell, Brittany R.; Musarra, Melanie L.; Greenwood, Carmen M.
    This study utilizes microarthropod bioindicators to evaluate the changes that occur in soil quality during the course of forest succession. Samples of soil arthropods were obtained from three planted Norway spruce (Picea abies) plots ranging in levels of succession within the Burnt-Rossman Hills State Forest in Summit, NY.