BATON ROUGE Loren Marks, assistant professor of human ecology at LSU, along with several colleagues, published one of the only studies hallmarking positive, long-lasting African-American marriages. The study, Together, We Are Strong: A Qualitative Study of Happy, Enduring African American Marriages, will be published in Family Relations in April.
Researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute report that bats significantly reduce insect abundance and damage on plants. In a lowland tropical rainforest in Panama, bats can consume roughly twice as many plant-eating insects as do birds. This landmark study in the journal Science is the first to compare the ability of bats and birds to protect plants via insect predation in a natural forest ecosystem.
In a comprehensive study of the genetic basis of psoriasis, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered seven new sites of common DNA variation that increase the risk of this troublesome skin condition. They also found that variations in one genetic region link psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis to other autoimmune disorders. These results appear April 4 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics.
Dog owners, who have noticed that their four-legged friend seem equally delighted to see them after five minutes away as five hours, may wonder if animals can tell when time passes. Newly published research from The University of Western Ontario in London, Canada may bring us closer to answering that very question.
The results of the research, entitled Episodic-Like Memory in Rats: Is it Based on When or How Long Ago, appear in the current issue of the journal Science, which was released today.
College Station, TX April 3, 2008 The term short selling refers to the practice of selling shares the seller does not own, in the hope of repurchasing them later at a lower price. A new study in The Journal of Finance reveals that there is a large occurrence of shorting activity and that short sellers are highly informed about the relative value of stocks.
- Self-reported alcohol-impaired (AI) driving has increased in the United States during the last decade.
- New findings show that most AI driving is due to binge drinkers rather than heavy or alcohol-dependent drinkers.
- Researchers say effective strategies must address both excessive drinking as well as impaired driving.
Columbus, OH April 3, 2008 A new study published in the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal illustrates the important implications that both Discovery Theory and Creation Theory have on the effectiveness of a variety of entrepreneurial actions within different contexts.
Discovery Theory is categorized by the idea that entrepreneurial opportunities exist, independent of the perceptions of entrepreneurs, just waiting to be discovered. In contrast, Creation Theory holds that these opportunities are created by the actions of entrepreneurs.