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2012-02-01 15:46:10

Most studies that have examined growing levels of health disparity in the United States have focused on the gap between the “haves” and the “have-nots” in terms of socioeconomic factors such as education and income. But a new study has found, for the first time, that health disparities have grown dramatically among people in the same socioeconomic groups — often times more than the disparities have grown between groups. For example, researchers found that...

2012-02-01 08:40:00

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters and The Ohio State University today announced the upcoming launch of Research In View(TM) across the university's campus. Research In View is an enterprise-wide system for collecting and managing scholarly activity data across an institution to bring greater clarity to academic resources and performance. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120201/NY45680 ) Research in View...

2012-02-01 01:13:14

Despite the fears of some scholars and pundits, most political partisans don´t avoid news and opinion sources that contradict their own beliefs, according to a new study. In fact, the more that self-described liberals and conservatives visited online sources supportive of their beliefs, the more likely they were to also view opposition websites, as well as general news sites. “People aren´t systematically avoiding websites that challenge their political views,”...

2012-01-26 12:55:34

A new study comparing the carbon-holding power of freshwater wetlands has produced measurements suggesting that wetlands in temperate regions are more valuable as carbon sinks than current policies imply, according to researchers. The study compared several wetlands at two Ohio wetland sites: one composed of mostly stagnant water and one characterized by water regularly flowing through it. The study showed that the stagnant wetland had an average carbon storage rate per year that is almost...

2012-01-25 04:19:05

On any given weekend, at least 10 percent of students at a single college could be hosting a party, and on average, party hosts who live off campus are drinking more and engaging in more alcohol-related problem behaviors than are the students attending their bashes, research suggests. In contrast, hosts of parties held on campus tend to drink less than do the students attending their gatherings, according to the study. The research also suggests that college party hosts are more likely...

2012-01-19 15:12:05

For students to accept the theory of evolution, an intuitive “gut feeling” may be just as important as understanding the facts, according to a new study. In an analysis of the beliefs of biology teachers, researchers found that a quick intuitive notion of how right an idea feels was a powerful driver of whether or not students accepted evolution–often trumping factors such as knowledge level or religion. “The whole idea behind acceptance of evolution has been the...

2012-01-19 15:06:30

    The most common form of lung cancer inevitably develops resistance to the targeted drug gefitinib.     This study shows how this resistance develops.     The findings suggest a new strategy for treating non-small cell lung cancer. New research published in Nature Medicine indicates that targeted drugs such as gefitinib might more effectively treat non-small cell lung cancer if they could be combined with agents that block certain...

2012-01-18 13:29:55

A new approach to motion capture technology is offering fresh insights into tennis injuries — and orthopedic injuries in general. Researchers studied three types of tennis serves, and identified one in particular, called a “kick” serve, which creates the highest potential for shoulder injury. The results, published in a recent issue of Annals of Biomedical Engineering, could aid sports training and rehab, said Alison Sheets, assistant professor of mechanical...

Glacier Cores From Eastern European Alps May Yield New Climate Clues
2012-01-10 05:41:00

Researchers are beginning their analysis of what are probably the first successful ice cores drilled to bedrock from a glacier in the eastern European Alps. With luck, that analysis will yield a record of past climate and environmental changes in the region for several centuries, and perhaps even covering the last 1,000 years.  Scientists also hope that the core contains the remnants of early human activity in the region, such as the atmospheric byproducts of smelting metals. The...

2011-12-27 11:39:17

Both children and the elderly have slower response times when they have to make quick decisions in some settings. But recent research suggests that much of that slower response is a conscious choice to emphasize accuracy over speed. In fact, healthy older people can be trained to respond faster in some decision-making tasks without hurting their accuracy — meaning their cognitive skills in this area aren´t so different from younger adults. “Many people think that it...


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Nancy Currie
2012-08-17 14:31:26

Nancy Currie is an engineer, United States Army officer, and a NASA astronaut. She was born Nancy Jane Sherlock on December 29, 1958 in Wilmington, Delaware. She moved to Troy, Ohio as a child and graduated from Troy High School in 1977. She then went on to attend Ohio State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Science in 1980. From there she continued her education by earning a Master of Science degree in Safety Engineering from the University of Southern...

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