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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...

2011-05-15 00:02:30

Students apply STEM skills at inaugural Launch Design Challenge. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 14, 2011 Wednesday afternoon 250 middle and high school students on 50 teams competed in the inaugural statewide Spring Fling Launch Design Challenge. Applying STEM skills learned in their classes, students competed using sling shots, catapults, trebuchets and other tools of their own design and construction on the Fort Hayes campus, Jack Gibbs Blvd. The PAST Foundation and Experience STEM are the lead...

2011-05-05 15:02:32

In a rare and medically remarkable operation, a multi-disciplinary team of surgeons at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center "“ Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC "“ James) removed the left leg, hip and pelvis of a cancer patient, and used the healthy, living bones from his amputated leg to completely rebuild the connection between his spine and remaining right pelvis to support a high-tech prosthetic leg. "This...

2011-05-03 08:06:20

Janies applies sequencing, supercomputing to correct erroneous classification A team of scientists has combined embryological observations, genetic sequencing, and supercomputing to determine that a group of small disk-shaped animals that were once thought to represent a new class of animals are actually starfish that have lost the large star-shaped, adult body from their life cycle. In a paper for the journal Systematic Biology, Daniel Janies, Ph.D., a computational biologist in the...

2011-04-21 11:47:26

How much scientific evidence is there for and against the assertion that exposure to video game violence can harm teens? Three researchers have developed a novel method to consider that question: they analyzed the research output of experts who filed a brief in a U.S. Supreme Court case involving violent video games and teens. Their conclusion? Experts who say violent video games are harmful to teens have published much more evidence supporting their claims than have experts on the other side...

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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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