Category - Research

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An Economist’s Research Into Taxes, Guns and Suicide Leads to Unexpected Results

The following op-ed by Chapman University President Emeritus James Doti first appeared in the Los Angeles Times and is reprinted here with permission. The fascinating thing about economic research is that it moves in...

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Fighting Fires With Facebook Chapman researchers use social media data to help first responders prepare for the next mega-fire

In 2018, California experienced the deadliest, most destructive wildfire season in its history, burning a staggering 1.8 million acres. More than 100 people died. Now Chapman University researchers at the Center of...

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Car Still Drives Transportation Thinking Public transit and autonomous vehicles trail the traditional king of the road, a Chapman conference and survey show.

While automakers expect to have self-driving cars on the market within the next five years, the public may not be ready for them. That’s one of the many relevant findings in the latest Chapman University Orange County...

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A New Age of Medicine A School of Pharmacy research project uses nanoparticles to target hypertension and polycystic kidney disease.

The number of Americans at risk for heart attack and stroke is staggering. According to the American Heart Association, nearly half of all U.S. adults have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. That’s an...

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The Science of Shelf Life Chapman Professor Explains the How and Why Behind Shelf-Stable Foods

When Costco recently introduced a 27-pound tub of mac-and-cheese packets with a 20-year shelf life, the stuff sold out in a day. It’s unclear whether the product was scooped up by doomsday planners or working parents...