Business & Economics
Life circumstances during childhood — including having fewer friends and siblings, low-quality relationships with parents, bad health and growing up in a poorer household — are all correlated with a higher rate of loneliness in older age, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Sophie Guthmuller of Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria.
- PLoS ONE
In the first study of its kind, Penn researchers and an international team of collaborators found that a person’s genetics and the environment in which they live contribute to how socioeconomic status shapes the architecture of the brain.
- Science Advances
- European Research Council, National Science Foundation
Two Rutgers engineers specializing in the process of making drugs derived from living organisms have created an analytical tool they expect will accelerate the discovery and production of biologic drugs that are often at the cutting edge of biomedical research.
- Analytical Chemistry
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The digital revolution is not only here, it’s here to stay, which causes some people to fear that to survive they will need to master exotic new skills. Even senior leaders of progressive companies who are re-tooling their strategies to compete in this environment do not always know what kind of knowledge or competencies they and their employees need to make those changes happen.
A new University of Illinois study explores potential policy solutions to reduce nitrogen loss while still protecting farmers’ bottom lines.
- Frontiers in Plant Science
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture
A multi-institutional contract with the United States Agency for International Development will dedicate $15 million toward the creation of the Peru Extension and Research Utilization (PERU-Hub) to support sustainable agricultural, economic and social improvement in the San Martin region of the Peruvian jungle. The overall project is led by Peru’s Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina. The University of Oklahoma received nearly $1.5 million to support the project, coordinated through its Institute for Resilient Environmental and Energy Systems. Additional partners include Utah State University, Purdue University and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, as well as 10 regional and national government bodies, Peruvian universities, and food and agricultural companies, both foreign and domestic.