Andrea Watson

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Advanced materials are building-and infrastructure-related materials that exhibit high-performance attributes but have not reached widespread application in the commercial marketplace. On the cover: The challenge facing researchers will be to develop advanced materials that will protect buildings from natural and manmade disasters while allowing designers(More)
BACKGROUND Susceptibility to basal cell carcinoma results from complex interactions between ultraviolet radiation exposure and genetic factors. The GLI1 oncogene is believed to play a role in the genesis of these tumors. We determined whether GLI1 polymorphisms were risk factors for developing basal cell carcinoma, either alone or in combination with(More)
Printed with a renewable-source ink on paper containing at least 50% wastepaper, including 10% post consumer waste. NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or(More)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to thank my committee members for all their devotion and assistance from beginning to end. In particular, I would like to thank Dr. Judy Mallory for her continued support and encouragement as my mentor throughout this process. I also offer my sincere thanks to my husband, Nicholas Anthony Alvaro, without whom this would not(More)
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