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2011-03-11 00:05:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 6th Annual American Botanical Council Celebration and Awards Ceremony took place last night, honoring individuals and companies who influence the present and future of the herbal medicine movement. The ABC event is part of the annual Natural Products Expo West trade show and Nutracon scientific conference, held in Anaheim, California. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100430/DC95601LOGO) ABC presented the ABC James A....

2011-03-09 12:48:53

Patients with epilepsy worry more than their physicians do about the patients' potential memory loss accompanying their seizure disorder, according to a recent study. In a survey, patients with epilepsy as a group ranked memory loss as their second-most important concern on a list of 20 potential medical or social concerns. Memory loss as a concern came in 12th in the frequency of responses among concerns recorded by physicians and nurse practitioners who completed the same survey. Patients...

2011-03-09 12:41:32

Passive news reporting that doesn't attempt to resolve factual disputes in politics may have detrimental effects on readers, new research suggests. The study found that people are more likely to doubt their own ability to determine the truth in politics after reading an article that simply lists competing claims without offering any idea of which side is right. "There are consequences to journalism that just reports what each side says with no fact checking," said Raymond Pingree, author of...

2011-03-08 19:37:54

OSU's Lamb leverages supercomputer to study protein's evolution An Ohio State University molecular biologist leveraged a supercomputer to help better define the family tree of a group of enzymes that have been implicated in a wide range of human diseases and are important targets for anti-cancer therapies. Along with several OSU colleagues, Rebecca S. Lamb, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Molecular Genetics, recently analyzed the evolutionary history of the poly(ADP-ribose)polymerase (PARP)...

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2011-03-07 14:25:00

By Jeff Grabmeier, Ohio State University Despite the fears of some, a new study suggests that use of the internet in general does not make people more likely to believe political rumors. However, one form of internet communication "“ e-mail "“ does seem to have troubling consequences for the spread and belief of rumors. "I think a lot of people will be surprised to learn that using the internet doesn't necessarily promote belief in rumors.  Many people seem to think that's...

2011-03-03 15:16:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Moody-Nolan, the nation's largest African-American owned and operated architecture firm, will continue its long and valued relationship with Penn State University with the announcement of a 48,000-square-foot expansion and partial renovation of the university's intramural sports and recreation building. The most recent sports and recreation project strengthens Moody-Nolan's goal of expanding its deep portfolio of education, healthcare,...

2011-02-28 22:20:43

New research that reveals how maternal antibodies block an immune response to the measles virus is a first step toward improving current childhood vaccination practices, scientists say. Maternal antibodies are passed to fetuses during pregnancy and to newborns in their mothers' milk. The antibodies protect infants against disease in the first months of life, but that protection comes at a cost: Their presence also interferes with the generation of a natural immune response to vaccination. As...

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2011-02-22 09:34:26

By Pam Frost Gorder, Ohio State University Researchers studying the origin of Earth's first breathable atmosphere have zeroed in on the major role played by some very unassuming creatures: plankton. In a paper to appear in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Ohio State University researcher Matthew Saltzman and his colleagues show how plankton provided a critical link between the atmosphere and chemical isotopes stored in rocks 500 million...

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2011-02-21 06:10:00

Seven billion: that is the estimated number of people the United Nations predicts will be alive on the planet this year, and climbing to a possible nine billion by 2050, John Bongaarts of the non-profit Population Council said at the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting. A more affluent and growing population will compete for ever scarcer resources and could make for an "unrecognizable" world by 2050, researchers warned. To feed all those mouths, "we will need...

2011-02-20 22:11:10

While many researchers generally credit the desire for smaller families for the decline in fertility rates in developing, low-income countries, new research suggests that prevention of unwanted births may actually be a larger factor. The advent of safe and more effective birth control means that people have better control of when and if they have children, said John Casterline, director of the Initiative in Population Research at Ohio State University. "While it is true that people now want...


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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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