Amanda M. McDougald Scott

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Plants and some types of bacteria demonstrate an elegant means to capitalize on the superabundance of solar energy that reaches our planet with their energy conversion process called photosynthesis. Seeking to harness Nature's optimization of this process, we have devised a biomimetic photonic energy conversion system that makes use of the photoactive(More)
Photosynthesis is the process by which Nature coordinates a tandem of protein complexes of impressive complexity that function to harness staggering amounts of solar energy on a global scale. Advances in biochemistry and nanotechnology have provided tools to isolate and manipulate the individual components of this process, thus opening a door to a new class(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of music therapy techniques on the story retelling and speaking skills of English as a Second Language (ESL) middle school students. Thirty-four middle school students of Hispanic heritage, ages 10-12, in high and low-functioning groups participated in the study for 12 weeks. Pretest to posttest data(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES Individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) frequently encounter cognitive communication disorders. Deficits can be subtle but can seriously influence an individual's ability to achieve life goals. Feedback from rehabilitation facilities indicated that high level cognitive communication disorders are not consistently identified in the(More)
an important part of a health-ful diet. They provide vitamins, minerals and fiber to help keep your body healthy. Occasionally, fresh fruits and vegetables can become contaminated with harmful bacteria or viruses, which are also known as pathogens. Examples of pathogens include Salmonella, E. coli 0157:H7 and Hepatitis A. This contamination can occur at any(More)
  • Sergio Castellanos-Rodriguez, David E Hardt, Carlos Del Cafiizo, M David, Prof Sarah Parks, Williams +31 others
  • 2016
Cast multicrystalline silicon (mc-Si) makes up about 60% of the global photovoltaics market production, and is favored due to its lower areal and capex costs relative to monocrystalline silicon. This method, however, produces material with a higher density of defects (e.g., dislocations, grain boundaries, metal impurities) than more expensive(More)
Despite increases in the scientific evidence for a variety of medical treatments, a gap remains in the adoption of best medical practices. This manuscript describes a process for adapting published summary guides from comparative effectiveness research to render them concise, targeted to audience, and easily actionable; and a strategy for disseminating such(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the complication of external magnet displacement in cochlear implant patients. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case review of patients at a tertiary academic medical center. PATIENTS Eleven patients were identified with postoperative magnetic retention difficulties after cochlear implantation. INTERVENTIONS Skin flap thickness test,(More)