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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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2011-09-14 22:41:13

Maternal responsiveness plays key role in child literacy and development Since the first television screens lit up our living rooms scientists have been studying its affect on young children. Now scientists in Ohio have compared mother-child communication while watching TV to reading books or playing with Toys to reveal the impact on children's development. The results, published in Human Communication Research, show that watching TV can lead to less interaction between parents and...

Greyhounds Also Prone To The White-coat Effect
2011-09-07 07:54:56

  The "white-coat effect" is not reserved for only the human patients who see their blood pressure rise in response to the stress of a doctor visit. In a new study, researchers have determined that anxiety associated with being in a veterinary hospital elevates the blood pressure in retired racing greyhounds — a breed known for having higher-than-average blood pressure in the first place. The average systolic arterial pressure — the top number in a blood pressure...

Image 1 - AFTER - Next Giant Ice Island Poised To Break Free From Greenland
2011-09-02 07:53:08

  Researcher Alun Hubbard, of the Center for Glaciology at Aberystwyth University said he was rendered “speechless” when a glacier about twice the size of Manhattan he and his team have been tracking appeared close to breaking off, reports MSNBC. In 2009, scientists installed GPS masts on the Petermann Glacier to track its movement and in August of last year, the “calving” event of the glacier, where it separates itself from land, began following the tides...


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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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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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