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2011-12-15 17:39:01

Ohio State University researchers have discovered a hereditary cancer syndrome that predisposes certain people to a melanoma of the eye, along with lung cancer, brain cancer and possibly other types of cancer. The hereditary cancer syndrome is caused by an inherited mutation in a gene called BAP1, researchers say. The findings suggest that BAP1 mutations cause the disease in a small subset of patients with hereditary uveal melanoma and other cancers. Uveal melanoma is a cancer of the...

2011-12-13 08:00:00

Oxiem Interactive Closes 2011 with Awards for Exceptional Web Marketing Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) December 13, 2011 Oxiem Interactive, an integrated marketing agency, is making room in the trophy cabinet for awards bestowed recently by the Columbus American Marketing Association (AMA) and the Columbus Society of Communicating Artists (CSCA) for outstanding Web work. Oxiem received awards in the âœBest Websiteâ and âœBest Online...

Image 1 - Increased Ice Loss Resulted In Greater Greenland Bedrock Lifting
2011-12-11 06:42:42

A higher-than-normal 2010 melting season sped up the melting of ice in southern Greenland, causing sizable portions of the island's bedrock to rise somewhere about a quarter of an inch more than usual, an Ohio State University (OSU) researcher said on Friday. According to an OSU press release, Michael Bevis, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Geodynamics and professor in the OSU School of Earth Sciences, said that 50 GPS stations spread across the coast of Greenland normally "detect uplift of 15 mm...

Image 1 - Japanese Devastation The Result Of Merging Waves
2011-12-06 09:57:05

[ Watch the Video ] Researchers from NASA and Ohio State University have discovered that the deadly tsunami generated from the March 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake that devastated northeastern Japan resulted from merging waves, causing the killer tsunami to double in intensity over ocean ridges, and then amplifying its power upon landfall. Data taken from NASA and European radar satellites captured at least two wave fronts during the events that day. The fronts merged to form a single, more...

Health Disparity Levels Increased After 1980
2011-12-01 14:14:06

According to new research, levels of health disparity have increased substantially for people born in the U.S. after 1980. The researchers from several universities also found that health disparity tends to increase as people move into middle age, before declining as people reach old age. The two results suggest that the gap between the healthiest and least healthiest people in the U.S. will grow larger for the next one or even two decades as the younger generations grow older and...

In A Star's Final Days, Astronomers Hunt 'Signal Of Impending Doom'
2011-12-01 04:40:55

An otherwise nondescript binary star system in the Whirlpool Galaxy has brought astronomers tantalizingly close to their goal of observing a star just before it goes supernova. The study, submitted in a paper to the Astrophysical Journal, provides the latest result from an Ohio State University galaxy survey underway with the Large Binocular Telescope, located in Arizona. In the first survey of its kind, the researchers have been scanning 25 nearby galaxies for stars that brighten and...

2011-11-30 15:01:10

New research shows how support for a generally liked policy can be significantly lowered, simply by associating it with a group seen as “radical” or “extreme.” In one experiment, researchers found that people expressed higher levels of support for a gender equality policy when the supporters were not specified than when the exact same policy was attributed to “radical feminist” supporters. These findings show why attacking political opponents as...

2011-11-30 14:58:54

Parents of newborns show poorer adjustment to their new role if they believe society expects them to be “perfect” moms and dads, a new study shows. Moms showed less confidence in their parenting abilities and dads felt more stress when they were more worried about what other people thought about their parenting skills. However, self-imposed pressure to be perfect was somewhat better for parents, especially for fathers, according to the results. The findings are some of...

Do Men Really Think About Sex All Day Long?
2011-11-29 04:30:48

Men may think about sex more often than women do, but a new study suggests that men also think about other biological needs, such as eating and sleep, more frequently than women do, as well. And the research discredits the persistent stereotype that men think about sex every seven seconds, which would amount to more than 8,000 thoughts about sex in 16 waking hours. In the study, the median number of young men´s thought about sex stood at almost 19 times per day. Young women in the...

2011-11-15 06:51:39

If you want people to change the current system, or status quo, first you have to get them to notice what´s wrong with it. That´s the idea behind a new study to be published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, which finds that people pay attention to negative information about the system when they believe the status quo can change. “Take America´s educational system. You could find some flaws in that system,” says...


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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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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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