Research in the spotlight

On this page you can view all Research in the Spotlight features within the entire Cogent Series

Physical sciences, engineering & technology

Can living organisms withstand extreme hydrostatic pressures?

It should be impossible for organisms to survive in pressures equivalent to those just above the lower mantle of the earth. Yet recent research in physics suggests…

Research proposes new test on prosthetic legs in competitive sports

New research carried out at Bournemouth University, UK, investigates the use of lower-limb running prostheses (LLRPs) used in competitions by below-knee amputees. Due…

How a mathematical model can help predict the growth of cancer cells

Cancer being one of the leading causes of mortality in the world, research investment into cancer is high, and theoretical literature aiming at mathematically…

Social sciences & humanities

Can workplace bullying be eradicated?

In the United States, many organizations are reluctant to recognize workplace bullying or else lack the capability to address it. Research in Cogent Business &…

Are family relationships at the root of financial risk-taking?

What makes some young adults behave in ways that have the potential to harm themselves or those around them? Many studies have examined the complex psychology of…

What will increase economic investment for carbon-neutral technologies?

Climate change is one of the most pressing concerns of the 21st century. But when it comes to tackling climate change, a new study from Cogent Economics & Finance…

The link between corporate social responsibility and success in management

How vital is it for leaders in modern business to be ‘socially responsible’? Can business ethics influence quality management? Recent open access research from Cogent…

How to map a Twitter community

An open access article from Cogent Arts & Humanities analyzing a “who’s following who?” network among 2,500 digital humanities researchers using Twitter illuminates…

Tinder vs. Online Dating Agencies

Tinder™ vs. Online Dating Agencies: debunking the myths  For the first time, a scientific study that examines the motivations behind use of social dating apps has…

The wives of gay men in China and the ethics of marriage, new…

A new study published in Cogent Social Sciences throws light on a little known group in Chinese society, the wives and ex-wives of gay men. The women’s need to speak…

Could the facial appearance of candidates impact the US…

How to predict the US presidential election winner – it’s all in the face Could the facial appearance of candidates impact the US presidential election? Is there a…

Income distribution and fertility rate are analysed together for…

In an open access article from Cogent Economics & Finance, researcher Inyong Shin from Asia University compares income distribution and the fertility rate. Change and…

Is making customers aware of a firm’s pollution more effective…

The way for the government to control firm’s pollution is to impose penalty, whereas the consumers (or the market) make their purchasing decision by taking into…

Bullying, cyber-bullying and Internet usage among young people in…

Girls more likely to be cyber-bullying victims, says new research. New research published in Cogent Social Sciences has found that in some situations, moderate…

Management, HR and the Disclosure of Concealable Stigmas: How to…

New research in Cogent Psychology identifies trust as a major factor in the disclosure of concealable stigmas. Concealable stigmas affect a large part of the…

Effect of age and gender on children’s reading performance

Academic development varies in children of all ages, beginning at birth and continuing throughout their school years. Older students have a tendency to outperform the…

Using Social Networking as an E-Recruitment Tool

As competition among businesses to attract the best talent continues to grow, new research published in Cogent Business & Management critically evaluates the use of…

Looser integration and a sustainable solution to the Eurozone Crisis

New research published in Cogent Economics & Finance proposes a fresh solution to the Eurozone Crisis, through looser economic integration that recognises the…

How should corporations manage a social media crisis?

New research published in Cogent Business & Management creates an invaluable, actionable framework for corporations dealing with a social media crisis. Fall and…

Do the strongest students make the best teachers?

All teachers began their learning experience as pupils in a school classroom. These years of learning will have had a profound effect on how these students grew and…

Does your judgement of others depend on your own looks and intelligence?

Previous research has exposed humans for judging people on their appearance, assuming a person’s level of intelligence and their beauty is connected. But is this…

Are textbooks still relevant in the digital age?

Today’s students have knowledge at their fingertips. If they need information, they can consult their smartphone, iPad or laptop. A consequence of the digital world…

How income, ethnicity or being a single parent influences…

Publicly-funded health coverage in the USA includes Medicare, Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), which help to provide care for…

Is there a link between microblogging, “fitspiration” and…

In a new open access article for Cogent Social Sciences, Mobile Exercising and Tweeting the Pounds Away: The Use of Digital Applications and Microblogging and their…

Can gaming mend damaged brains?

An innovative research study carried out by Macquarie University, Australia, has found that first person shooter computer games, such as Medal of Honor, can help…

Medication adherence in HIV-positive African Americans

Depression can create pessimistic beliefs about HIV healthcare, influencing whether or not a patient adheres to a course of medication Recent research published in…

Health after disaster: A perspective of psychological reactions to disaster

The financial, emotional and medical costs of natural disasters.  Natural disasters, such as hurricanes and earthquakes impact the lives of countless people, causing…

How well is feminism understood today?

Despite extensive campaigning to combat stigmas surrounding modern feminism, negativity persists regarding feminist ideals, so what is an effective means of promoting…

What hinders access to online health information in the US?

The Internet is helping more and more people gain efficient access to health and medical information in the US, but are there discrepancies in accessibility where…

Medicine & life sciences

Deaths from Carbon Monoxide poisoning on the rise in mainland…

New research published in Cogent Medicine has found that deaths related to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning have risen sharply in recent years in mainland China. A…

Augmented Reality can increase slaughterhouse production yield,…

Augmented Reality has provided lucrative new solutions in industrial quality assurance systems. Now, new research published in Cogent Food & Agriculture explores the…

Palm oil production: will carbon debt continue to rise?

Palm oil is used as a source of vegetable oil and as a substitute to fossil fuels, increasing its demand as an alternative source of biodiesel. Palm production costs…

Nigeria’s rainforest under threat, a thirty-year long study reveals

Nigeria’s tropical rainforests are among the most ecologically abundant in the world, but it has been hard to know how far recent urbanization and deforestation has…

How can we create food security in developing countries under…

Climate change threatens aquatic environments across the world. With fish stocks depleting under climate change, can fish farmers’ adaptive strategies help drive…

How does human activity affect the air quality in hospitals?

How can we best monitor air quality in hospital environments to be sure that patients’ conditions are not exacerbated? This new research, published in Cogent…