171 articles from TUESDAY 6.9.2022

Understanding the full picture of child poverty

When people talk about poverty in the United States, most talk about income. But income is just half of the story, says Christina Gibson-Davis, a professor of public policy and sociology at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy and an affiliate of Center for Child and Family Policy.

Researchers analyze price ranges from fed cattle negotiated cash sales

In the wake of unprecedented market shocks in the fed cattle industry, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture teamed up with Mississippi State University and Texas A&M University to analyze the factors affecting price ranges in negotiated cash sales. The study indicates that additional information from the reported data is needed to better understand the outcomes of...

Can fungi help the grasses of Texas cope with climate change?

As anyone who's crossed Texas on Interstate 10 can tell you, the Lone Star State is where east meets west. For Rice University biologist Tom Miller, the sharp divide between East Texas's humid piney woods and West Texas's parched desert is also a living laboratory where he and his students can learn about boundaries that aren't found on maps.

Possible new treatment identified for neglected tropical disease

The last time a new drug for Chagas disease was introduced, Richard Nixon was in his first term as U.S. president. Now, in a study published yesterday, researchers unveil a drug that appears to safely eliminate from mice and monkeys the parasites that cause the sometimes-fatal tropical disease. The scientists hope clinical trials of the compound can begin soon and that it will have...

Using science to solve a 1,300-year-old art mystery

The Cincinnati Art Museum turned to a scientist at the University of Cincinnati for help solving a mystery 1,300 years in the making. Together they examined whether decorative features on a Tang dynasty dancing horse were original to the sculpture or added at some later date.

Researchers devise tunable conducting edge

Physicists have demonstrated a new magnetized state in a monolayer of tungsten ditelluride. This material of one-atom thickness has an insulating interior but a conducting edge, which has important implications for controlling electron flow in nanodevices.

Cancers in adults under 50 on the rise globally

A study reveals that the incidence of early onset cancers (those diagnosed before age 50), including cancers of the breast, colon, esophagus, kidney, liver, and pancreas among others, has dramatically increased around the world, with this drastic rise beginning around 1990. In an effort to understand why many more younger individuals are being diagnosed with cancer, scientists conducted extensive...

Walking and slithering aren't as different as you think

Abrahamic texts treat slithering as a special indignity visited on the wicked serpent, but evolution may draw a more continuous line through the motion of swimming microbes, wriggling worms, skittering spiders and walking horses. A new study found that all of these kinds of motion are well represented by a single mathematical model.