Undergraduate Honors Theses
This community contains Collections of the honors theses of Cornell University undergraduates in each of the university's colleges and schools in which they may enroll.
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(2016-05)Due to the poor regenerative potential of adult heart tissue, heart disease is a major cause of death worldwide. With developments in cell biology, researchers have gravitated towards investigating the applications of stem ...
Novel epoxide-based glutamate agonist class of pesticide: Synthesis, binding mechanism, and potency (2014-05)Global food production poses one of the greatest challenges for the planet in coming decades, and synthesis of next generation safer pesticides ranks among the important methods in combating this challenge. The vast majority ...
Kar2 modification as a response to reactive oxygen species generated from protein folding machinery inside the endoplasmic reticulum (2014-01)Reactive oxygen species are generated as a byproduct of protein folding inside the endoplasmic reticulum. Hydrogen peroxide is a particular form of reactive oxygen that can damage and modify DNA as well as cellular proteins. ...
(2014-05)Drosophila melanogaster females undergo reproductive dormancy, or diapause, under conditions of low temperature and short daylight hours. This stage is characterized by non-vitellogenic ovaries, increased lipid stores, ...
A novel hydroxyapatite-containing 3-D model to study the effects of mechanical loading on breast cancer bone metastasis (2013-05)Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States, and most of these deaths are due to metastasis to a secondary site, which is primarily the skeleton. The connection between ...