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“Maybe” Should Be a Choice in “Yes-No” Questionnaires
By permitting respondents to answer “don't know” or “possibly” to queries otherwise intended to be “yes” or “no” questions, a new dimension of the interview becomes available for analysis. By coding “yes” and “no” as “yes, I have an opinion that I...
EU Agricultural Policies and Implications for Agrobiotechology
This paper provides a European perspective on how agricultural policies have developed in the European Union (EU) and the United States (US). The goal is to dispel the myth that exists in some places in the US, particularly ...
Missouri's Senior Population: The Facts
(University of Missouri - Columbia Institute of Public Policy, 2001)
During the past century, the percentage of Americans who are age 65 years and older has more than tripled, from just over 4% of the total population in 1900 to nearly 13% of the total population in 1999. Older individuals ...
Tiger athletes : Where are they now?
(MU Alumni Association, University of Missouri, 2009)
MIZZOU magazine tracked down five former Tiger athletes and found out about their lives after college.
Which lab tests are best when you suspect hypothyroidism?
(Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2008-09)
TSH levels can't be used to monitor central hypothyroidism, use free T4 and T3 concentrations (SOR: C, case series)....
Reading sources and reading spaces in Honduras
(IFLA Journal, 2009)
Though literacy is often presented as a universal and monolithic achievement, it is in fact context-dependent, and largely dependent upon the kinds of texts available in a particular community. This paper presents an ...
Material Hardship Across Place
(University of Missouri - Columbia Institute of Public Policy, 2004)
In this brief, we examine trends in material hardship for families, focusing specifically on geographic variations. Using data from the Census Bureau Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS), we assess how the levels of material ...
Biofortified Foods and Crops in West Africa: Mali and Burkina Faso
Micronutrient deficiencies, especially deficiencies of Vitamin A, iron, and zinc, are widespread in Burkina Faso and Mali and contribute to high mortality rates. Biofortification of the major food staple crops consumed in ...
How reliable are self-measured blood pressures taken at home?
(Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2004-10)
Self-measured blood pressures (SMBP) can be precise and accurate and, thus, reliably be used as an adjunct to office blood pressure measurements in selected clinical situations (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, ...
Regulation of rbST in the US
In the United States (US) and European Union (EU) the regulatory and commercialization process for recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST) had widely differing outcomes. Although the regulatory process in both locations was ...
Addressing Micronutrient Deficiencies: Alternative Interventions and Technologies
Market failure for nutritional attributes of foods leads to underinvestment in crop breeding to enhance nutritional content of foods. As awareness of the importance of micronutrient deficiencies in the diets of poor ...
Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in pregnancy
(Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2000)
This issue of eMedRef provides information to clinicians on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapeutics of pulmonary tuberculosis in pregnant women.
Is training patients in self-examination an effective way to screen for melanoma?
(Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2008-05)
No studies demonstrate that training patients to examine their skin decreases mortality from melanoma in the general population. Nor is there any evidence to suggest that teaching patients to monitor their skin for suspicious ...
Persistent Narratives: Why is the “Failure of Bt Cotton in India” Story Still with Us?
Science can say nothing conclusive about many important dimensions of the global cognitive and political rift on transgenic agricultural crops. Empirical studies will not answer questions in the realms of food preference, ...
The Clustering of Organizational Innovation: Developing Governance Models for Vertical Integration
(International Food and Agribusiness Management Association, 2008)
cluster of entrepreneurial ventures that developed using a unique governance structure. We explore the deviant case of Renville, MN because of its notable success in developing a series of entrepreneurial ventures that provided producers...
The status of artists in Kansas City : February 2008 draft report
The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City and The Charlotte Street Foundation commissioned a new study as part of the KC Artist LINC program to examine the demographic and household conditions of artists i Kansas City ...
Antiepileptic Drug Level Monitoring
(Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2008-08)
Routine monitoring of antiepileptic drug levels does not alter seizure or side effect rates. (Strength of Recommendation [SOR]: B, based on a single randomized controlled trial [RCT] with less than 80 percent follow-up). ...
The Santaniello Theorem of Irreversible Benefits
Irreversible benefits favor an earlier introduction of GM crops versus a later one. A non-trivial question is if they also weigh more than reversible benefits similar to irreversible costs but in the opposite direction. ...
Comprehensive Child Welfare Conference An Evaluation of Interagency Learning
(University of Missouri - Columbia Institute of Public Policy, 2009)
to implement the provisions. In an effort to improve the coordination and problem solving abilities of these teams at the local level, the Department of Social Services and the Office of State Courts Administrator funded, developed, and implemented a series...
Public Attitudes Toward Molecular Farming in the UK
Plant-made pharmaceuticals represent the third generation of genetically modified crops as well as a potentially significant development in pharmaceutical and vaccine manufacturing. Successful development is contingent ...