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The Internet Addiction Scale (IAS) is a self-report instrument based on the seven substance dependence criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed., American Psychiatric Association, 1994) and two additional criteria recommended by Griffiths. The IAS was administered to 300 high school students along with the Beck(More)
Human mitochondrial peptide deformylase (PDF) has been proposed as a novel cancer therapeutic target. However, very little is known about its expression and regulation in human tissues. The purpose of this study was to characterize the expression pattern of PDF in cancerous tissues and to identify mechanisms that regulate its expression. The mRNA expression(More)
A Model-Eliciting Activity (MEA) presents student teams with a thought-revealing, model-eliciting, open-ended, realistic, client-driven problem for resolution. Here we extend the original MEA construct developed by mathematics education researchers to upper-level engineering coursework and introduce an ethical component. Our extensions also require students(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate Internet use patterns and Internet addiction among adolescents and to examine the correlation between Internet addiction and eating attitudes and body mass index (BMI). The study was conducted among 1,938 students, aged between 14 and 18 years. The Internet Addiction Test (IAT), the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT),(More)
2012 iv This dissertation consists of two studies that investigate the impact of advertising and user-generated content on media bias. The first study analyzes how advertising revenues in addition to subscription revenues play a role in affecting the extent of media bias. When making advertising choices, advertisers evaluate both the size and the(More)
Mycoplasma gallisepticum is the primary agent of chronic respiratory disease causing important economic losses in the poultry industry. Serological monitoring is essential to maintain mycoplasma-free breeder flocks and often complicated by the cross-reactions between different mycoplasma species. To overcome serological cross-reactions, a large fragment of(More)
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