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Classmates Influence Preschoolers' Language Skills
2011-10-26 09:10:02

Preschool children with relatively poor language skills improve more if they are placed in classrooms with high-achieving students, a new study found. Researchers found that children with relatively poor language skills either didn't improve over the course of one academic year, or actually lost ground in development of language skills, when they were placed with other low-achieving students. The results have important implications because many preschool programs in the United States...

Why Do Some Patients Get Infections From Cardiac Implants?
2011-10-25 03:35:37

New research suggests that some patients develop a potentially deadly blood infection from their implanted cardiac devices because bacterial cells in their bodies have gene mutations that allow them to stick to the devices. Patients with implants can develop infections because of a biofilm of persistent bacterial bugs on the surfaces of their devices. Researchers found that some strains of the bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, have just a few genetic variants in the proteins on their...

2011-10-17 09:24:36

For the first time, researchers have found a way to inject a precise dose of a gene therapy agent directly into a single living cell without a needle. The technique uses electricity to “shoot” bits of therapeutic biomolecules through a tiny channel and into a cell in a fraction of a second. L. James Lee and his colleagues at Ohio State University describe the technique in the online edition of the journal Nature Nanotechnology, where they report successfully inserting...

2011-10-13 08:35:00

NEW YORK, PITTSBURGH and SAN SALVADOR, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Dallas Cowboys and Ohio State University and Wal-Mart are implicated in a sweatshop scandal, producing their licensed goods at an illegal sweatshop in El Salvador, where women are just paid pennies per garment and stripped of their rights. Today, the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights is releasing an explosive 37-page report--including production and cost documents smuggled out of the Style Avenue...

2011-10-04 09:27:14

The bacterium that causes tuberculosis has a unique molecule on its outer cell surface that blocks a key part of the body´s defense. New research suggests this represents a novel mechanism in the microbe´s evolving efforts to remain hidden from the human immune system. Researchers found that the TB bacterium has a molecule on its outer surface called lipomannan that can stop production of an important protein in the body´s immune cells that helps contain TB infection and...

2011-09-30 07:00:00

Through a partnership with Ohio State University, US and Latin American scholars collaborate on agricultural research. Honduras (PRWEB) September 30, 2011 Graduates of leading agricultural university, Zamorano University, continue to impress academics at the prestigious Ohio State University. Since 2004, the Zamorano-Ohio State Internship Program has allowed US and Latin American scholars to partner and collaborate on projects. The program is a great success. Speaking at a recent conference...

2011-09-28 12:42:02

Pediatricians in Appalachia are less likely than doctors in other areas to encourage parents to have their children receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a new study. The results are alarming because HPV infection is the most important risk factor for cervical cancer — and studies show that Appalachian women are more likely to get cervical cancer and to die from it than women living elsewhere. "We found that pediatricians in Appalachia were less likely than...

2011-09-28 12:40:22

The creation of compounds that disrupt a worldwide pest´s winter sleep hints at the potential to develop natural and targeted controls against crop-eating insects, new research suggests. Scientists have designed agents that interfere with the protective dormancy period of the corn earworm, a species that infests more than 100 types of plants and costs American farmers an estimated $2 billion a year in losses and control costs. The compounds, composed of synthetic molecules that...

2011-09-28 11:37:39

Breast cancer cells that mutate to resist drug treatment survive by establishing tiny pumps on their surface that reject the drugs as they penetrate the cell membrane — making the cancer insensitive to chemotherapy drugs even after repeated use. Researchers have found a new way to break that resistance and shut off the pumps by genetically altering those breast cancer cells to forcibly activate a heat-shock protein called Hsp27. This protein regulates several others, including the...

Black-white Marriages Have Increased Rapidly Since 1980
2011-09-16 07:02:24

  A new study of interracial marriages in the United States since the 1980s suggests that the racial boundary between blacks and whites continues to break down — but is not yet close to disappearing. Marriages between African Americans and whites increased rapidly between 1980 and 2008, outpacing the rate of unions between whites and other ethnic and racial groups, including Latinos, Asian Americans and American Indians. Still, the total number of marriages between blacks...


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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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