A recent spike in the misuse of prescription stimulant
medication among young adults has raised cause for concern on many college
campuses, as this growth has been attributed to an increasing number of
prescriptions being written by physicians as well as individuals turning away
The ρ(770) meson is the most extensively studied
resonance in lattice QCD simulations in two (Nf=2) and three (Nf=2+1) flavors. We analyze all available phase shifts from Nf=2 simulations using unitarized Chiral Perturbation Theory (UCHPT), and allowing not only for the extrapolation in mass but...
The replacement of Aid for Families with Dependent Children with Temporary
Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) in 1996 revoked qualifying families'
legal guarantee of cash assistance benefits and instituted a
state-administered block grant program. Reflecting contemporary concerns...
Individuals who have eating disorders or are obese experience stigmatization,
which can lead to a variety of negative outcomes including further disordered
eating and lower self-esteem (Puhl & Suh, 2015). Research on stigmatization
of individuals with eating disorders and contributors to it is...
In this paper, we investigate pattern formation in a
two-phase system on a two-dimensional manifold by numerically computing the
minimizers of a Cahn-Hilliard-like model for micro-phase separation of
diblock copolymers. The total energy of the system includes a short-range
term - a Landau...
Antisocial disorders, such as psychopathy, are characterized by impairments
in social-emotional functioning. Individuals presenting with these disorders
are known to have distinct structural, particularly gray matter, brain
abnormalities. However, comorbidities (e.g., ADHD, drug use and abuse,...
This paper is an exploration into the variation of how different states in
the United States legislate
and prosecute anti-female hate crimes to determine whether hate crime
legislation is an effective response
to violence against women, especially sexual assault. The first step...
Despite a growing number of publications in recent years documenting the
impact of the German choreographer, Rudolf Laban, on 20th century European
dance theater, his contributions to the dance world have yet to be explored
from a statistical perspective. The prevailing literature points...
The prediction of bioconcentration factor is important
for the determination of potential environmental toxicity of new and existing
chemical substances. To this end, various in silico models for estimating
bioconcentration factor have been developed to replace or assist in vivo
Language structures may come in a variety of forms, but
are always received sequentially as meaning unfolds to the interpreter. Large
bodies of text can create a myriad of relationships and concepts, often
making it difficult to detect contradictions between elements that are far
In many Drosophila species, the fourth chromosome is
very small and bears relatively few genes. This "dot" chromosome is mostly
heterochromatic, has low rates of meiotic recombination, and replicates late
in the S phase of mitosis. Despite these hallmarks of suppressed gene
Drawing upon current literature of Chinese international students as well as existing knowledge of social identity theory, this qualitative research explores the impact of ethnic identity on Chinese international students' identity development in the United States. Based on the data from the...
Given the low frequency of retouched stone tools in many Middle Stone Age
(MSA) assemblages, the analysis of edge damage on simple unretouched
artifacts offers a promising depth of insight into tool-use behavior.
Taphonomic process such as trampling, however, can also cause edge damage...
This paper examines seventeen Spanish regions from 2001
to 2011 and how the differences in male versus female educational attainment
explains Spain's regional unemployment rate. Using a panel regression,
results indicate there is a lower unemployment rate across northern regions
According to the American College Health Association (2014), anxiety
disorders affect 21.8% of college students, surpassing depressive disorders
as the most widespread mental health concern in this population. Exposure to
stressful life events (SLE) can greatly exacerbate the chances for...
Steel tub (box) girders are widely used for highway bridges. The slender
plate components of these structures are subject to local buckling. This
compressive limit state is particularly consequential in webs, midspan top
flanges, and continuous-over-support bottom flanges during...
In recent years, advances in the field of collaborative robotics have enabled
people and robots to work in a shared environment. However, the complexity of
modeling human-robot interaction and difficulty of automating many tasks has
restricted the application range of collaborative robots....
This paper examines differences in risk-taking and
competitiveness among biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms. It has been
argued that biotechnology firms, in contrast to pharmaceutical firms, face
higher levels of competitiveness and must pursue higher levels of risk-taking
as a result....
The authenticity of newly discovered artifacts is critically important.
Scholars examine inscriptions
for linguistic consistency, carbon dates, and intentions, among other
factors. However, it can
often be difficult to determine authenticity. This raises problems within the
Developmental arrest is an important and common feature
of nematode development. Many parasitic and non-parasitic nematodes have
arrested third stage larvae (L3), or dauers, that may be either obligate or
facultative stages in the life cycle. In addition, the non-parasitic...