The Alliance-managed website MusaNet collects and shares global resources on banana (Musa) across the whole value chain -- from collecting germplasm to post-harvest qualities.
A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study will examine how policies that restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products including menthol cigarettes impact health disparities among vulnerable populations.
- NIH/National Cancer Institute
For decades, governments and health authorities have tried to steer people away from "vice" products such as tobacco through counter-marketing measures such as tax increases, but according to a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business, they can help people quit -- but how much they help, and who pays the price, varies significantly.
- Journal of Marketing
Rice University scientists enhance models that could be used to detect magnetosphere activity on exoplanets. The Rice model adds data from nightside activity that could increase signals by at least an order of magnitude.
- The Astrophysical Journal
Food has cultural, nutritional and social values beyond market price alone. This book describes the folly of focusing research, education, advocacy and investment exclusively on a few staple crops grown as industrial monocultures for our food and nutritional security. It shows how diversification of species, systems, knowledge, cultures, and foods can all contribute to a radical transformation of the global food system to meet the existential challenges facing humanity and a world in crisis.
Rice University engineers have created microscopic seeds for growing remarkably uniform 2D perovskite crystals that are both stable and highly efficient at harvesting electricity from sunlight.
- Advanced Materials
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