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No More Youth Advertising? The Reaction of the Tobacco Companies to the Master Settlement Agreement
The United States has a long history of regulating tobacco industry advertising. One such restriction was the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA). The MSA had three main components: (1) a tax-like increase in cigarette ...
Engineering a Synthetic Extra-Cellular Matrix for In Vitro Cartilage Tissue Production
In this study, growth factor binding found in natural extra-cellular matrix (ECM) was mimicked by a modified polymer scaffold that could attract either Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I (IGF-I), a growth factor known to stimulate ...
Characterizing the foraging ecology of leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) using stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes of eggshells
Stable isotopes are useful tools for discerning information regarding the foraging ecology of far-ranging animals like sea turtles. Isotope signatures of prey items are integrated into the turtles? tissues in a characteristic ...
Emotion Recognition and Understanding as it Relates to Empathetic Displays of Behavior in 12 and 24-Month Olds
Displays of empathy involve recognizing that someone else is experiencing distress and having a desire to alleviate that distress by responding in a variety of ways. Because emotions must be recognized and decoded before ...
Mapping the Genes Controlling Inulin Content in Wheat
As a widely consumed staple food, wheat (Triticum aestivum) is a good vehicle for inulin, a complex carbohydrate which improves gastrointestinal microfauna populations thereby increasing the body’s ability to take up ...
An Analysis and Recommendations of the Use of Social Media within the Cooperative Extension System: Opportunities, Risks, and Barriers
In recent years, social media has become a huge and integral component of how people spend their time online; from wikis to blogs and from Facebook to Twitter, people are spending enormous amounts of time on websites ...