(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) A new global field size data set collected as part of a crowdsourcing citizen science project by IIASA researchers has shown that the proportion of smallholder farms may be much larger than previously thought, contributing much more to global food production.
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) A protein found in healing muscles of younger mice helps older animals bounce back from injury.
(Wiley) In recent years, cities have asserted themselves as relevant actors in efforts to address global climate change. The announcement by the United States of their intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement has generated more attention than ever for what cities and other subnational authorities can do in this field.
(University of Cincinnati) Biologists at the University of Cincinnati say the hungrier ticks are, the harder they try to find you or other hosts. The findings could have implications for the spread of tick-borne disease such as Lyme or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
Experts increasingly think a system that could help paralyzed patients is within reach-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) The Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania announced today that it is joining the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® as its 28th member institution.
Rebels repeatedly attack the outbreak epicenter—where the response operation is headquartered-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
(Veterans Affairs Research Communications) In-person social contact seems to offer some protection against depression and PTSD symptoms, but the same is not true of contact on Facebook, suggests a study by Veterans Affairs researchers and colleagues.
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Parents who talk to their children about nonviolent ways of resolving conflict may reduce children's likelihood of physically or psychologically abusing their dating partners later - even when parents give contradictory messages indicating that violence is acceptable in certain circumstances, University of Illinois social work professor Rachel Garthe found.
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Nearly 28,000 American children and teens died because of firearms in the past decade -- second only to the 44,800 who died in motor vehicle collisions. But while the number of young people who die each year from car and truck crashes has fallen, it's stayed about the same for guns.A new website aims to change that by helping researchers, healthcare providers and others tackle prevention of youth firearm injuries as a public health issue.
As emergency physicians, we live with the nation’s epidemic of shootings, mass and otherwise, every day-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) It takes energy to make weapons, but it may take even more energy to maintain them. Because leaf-footed bugs drop their legs, it is possible to measure how much energy they allocate to maintaining this appendage that males use to fight other males.