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2011-07-26 09:57:15

Researchers who have been working for nearly a decade to piece together the process by which an enzyme repairs sun-damaged DNA have finally witnessed the entire process in full detail in the laboratory. What they saw contradicts fundamental notions of how key biological molecules break up during the repair of sunburn "“ and that knowledge could someday lead to drugs or even lotions that could heal sunburn in humans. In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the Ohio...

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2011-07-25 06:32:22

Grad student leverages supercomputer to fine-tune aerodynamics Building a battery-powered land speed vehicle capable of achieving a speed of 400+ miles per hour requires innovative components, corporate partnerships, hours of diligent preparation and a powerful supercomputer. A team of engineering students at The Ohio State University's (OSU) Center for Automotive Research (CAR) recently began running aerodynamics simulations at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), one of the first steps in...

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2011-07-14 07:32:42

Simulations improve characterization of cosmology's "Ëœstandard ruler' Ohio State University researchers are leveraging powerful supercomputers to investigate one of the key observational probes of "dark energy," the mysterious energy form that is causing the expansion of the universe to accelerate over time. The OSU project, led by Chris Orban, a graduate research fellow in physics at Ohio State's Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, focuses on simulations created on...

2011-07-11 06:30:00

PORTLAND, Ore., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak Corporation (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the advertising, television and entertainment industries, today announced a StationView Essentials contract with PBS station, WOSU in Columbus, Ohio. WOSU is licensed to Ohio State University and is the fifth television station in the Columbus market to rely on Rentrak's TV database measurement. "Rentrak has changed the way local television is measured...

2011-07-05 23:09:06

Long-term exposure to air pollution can lead to physical changes in the brain, as well as learning and memory problems and even depression, new research in mice suggests. While other studies have shown the damaging effects of polluted air on the heart and lungs, this is one of the first long-term studies to show the negative impact on the brain, said Laura Fonken, lead author of the study and a doctoral student in neuroscience at Ohio State University. "The results suggest prolonged exposure...

2011-07-02 00:00:32

The legislation allows Ohio, which has been a national leader in providing full-time electronic school options, to catch up with states like Florida that have provided for all students options to take courses and use material on line in their regular school day or in place of and in addition to traditional courses in their schools. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 Ohio has turned an important corner on the road to expanding high-quality, student-centric learning opportunities by...

2011-06-30 19:23:17

The discovery that a bacterial species in the Australian Tammar wallaby gut is responsible for keeping the animal's methane emissions relatively low suggests a potential new strategy may exist to try to reduce methane emissions from livestock, according to a new study. Globally, livestock are the largest source of methane from human-related activities, and are the third-largest source of this greenhouse gas in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Wallabies...

2011-06-27 23:28:24

New research provides the best evidence to date that the late-day anxiety and agitation sometimes seen in older institutionalized adults, especially those with dementia, has a biological basis in the brain. The findings could help explain "sundowning," a syndrome in which older adults show high levels of anxiety, agitation, general activity and delirium in late afternoon and evening, before they would normally go to bed. "It's a big problem for caregivers. Patients can get aggressive and very...

2011-06-14 00:37:24

Scientists using new mathematical and computational techniques have identified six influenza A viruses that have particularly close genetic relationships to the H1N1 "swine" flu virus that swept through the United States beginning in the spring of 2009. That virus eventually killed almost 18,000 people worldwide. Biological studies focused on these strains of influenza virus could shed light on how the 2009 pandemic strain of influenza emerged, aiding in efforts to forestall another pandemic,...

2011-06-02 00:00:31

Oxiem Receives Top Award for Social Media Experience Sites: Ohio Hi-Point Journeys and Pathfinder Columbus, OH (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 Oxiem Interactive was recognized last week as one of the state's top digital and interactive talents at the 2011 Ohio Interactive Awards. Oxiem Interactive received one award for the Social Media "Other" category and one Honorable Mention for Best Non-Profit Website. The awards were presented during a recognition ceremony at the Ohio Union at The Ohio State...


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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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