Projected climate scenarios for sub-Saharan Africa represent a threat to smallholder cropping systems. Modelling regional impacts of future climate on the suitability of root, tuber and banana crops provides new insights; adaptive strategies are identified
- Agricultural Systems
The NSF Awarded $250,000 to study factors contributing to agricultural collapse in ancient south-central Veracruz, Mexico (circa 800 C.E.) to gain insights into modern farming and potential impacts of climate change.
Watercore apples with enhanced sweet flavors are preferred in most Asian countries, although the underlying mechanisms of the transparent water-soaked symptom formation remained unknown. A collaborative research team conducted site-specific cellular analyses in conjunction with two principally different osmometers to reveal the cellular mechanisms related to the tissue appearance. This research team consists of members from Ehime University, the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Japan, and the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Horticulture Research
- Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) KAKENHI
Removing branding from cigarette packs in Canada significantly lowered the appeal of cigarettes, according to a new study from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Project, at the University of Waterloo.
- Tobacco Control
Telehealth smoking cessation treatment programs can reduce tobacco-related disparities among incarcerated smokers, according to a Rutgers study.
- Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Early Maya cities featured monumental complexes, which centered on a shared form of religion but these complexes transformed radically once kingship emerged in 400 B.C. To solidify their power, rulers throughout the Maya lowlands would change these complexes, installing their mark on the landscape and reshaping how people remember it, according to a Dartmouth study published in "Ancient Mesoamerica."
- Ancient Mesoamerica