This article investigates the impact of the political information available on-line on college students’ motivation to vote. The results illustrate that not only politicians, but educators should be cognizant of this civic engagement process. Schools and teachers of all levels are one the front lines of the battle to create a more informed, more involved citizenry; higher education has a strong influence on motivation to vote.
Article explores giant cross-magnetic-field steps which occur as a result of positron-electron collisions. Within a constant magnetic field (e.g., 1 T), a collision between a positron and an electron can result in a correlated drift across the magnetic field for a continuous range of impact parameters. Within this range, drift distances orders of magnitude larger than that associated with like-charge collisions were observed by computer simulation.
This article details the equilibrium of a positron plasma in a model of the ALPHA apparatus that is computed using a finite-difference method. The positron plasma in the model extends to axial magnetic mirrors in absence of an octupole field. Formation of a three-dimensional electrostatic potential well is found to occur self-consistently. Well depths under various conditions are evaluated. Also, the equilibrium with an antiproton plasma confined in the potential well is computed.
Article describes study suggesting that the inhibation of sphingosine kinase 1 (SPHK1) can attenuate ERK1/2 and AKT signaling and reduce growth of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells in vitro and in a xenograft SCID mouse model.
March 27, 2014
Datta, Arpita; Loo, Ser Yue; Huang, Baohua; Wong, Lingkai; Tan, Sheryl S.L.; Tan, Tuan Zea et al.
Article examines molecular markers of neuropsychological functioning among elders with and without Alzheimer's disease (AD) and determine the predictive ability of combined molecular markers and select neuropsychological tests in detecting disease presence. This work provides the foundation for the generation of a point‐of‐care device that can be used to screen for AD.
March 1, 2015
Edwards, Melissa; Balldin, Valerie Hobson; Hall, James R. & O'Bryant, Sid E.
This article examines associations between geographic and contextual features of the environment and elements of human energy balance, with a particular focus on research and opportunities in the United States.
March 13, 2015
Berrigan, David; Hipp, J. Aaron; Hurvitz, Philip M.; James, Peter; Jankowska, Marta M.; Kerr, Jacqueline et al.
This article describes a study combining Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) data with MODIS/BRDF (Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function) and ASTER GDEM data to estimate forest aboveground biomass in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China.
This article aims to examine the link between low-level arsenic exposure and cognitive functioning, and the potential role of a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP A35991G, rs10748835) of the AS3MT gene in modifying this link.
March 12, 2014
Edwards, Melissa; Hall, James R.; Gong, Gordon & O'Bryant, Sid E.