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2010-11-18 12:38:27

Exposure to even dim light at night is enough to cause physical changes in the brains of hamsters that may be associated with depression, a new study shows. Researchers found that female Siberian hamsters exposed to dim light every night for eight weeks showed significant changes in a part of the brain called the hippocampus. This is the first time researchers have found that light at night, by itself, may be linked to changes in the hippocampus. These alterations may be a key reason why the...

2010-11-02 12:27:31

New research suggests that the addition of ultraviolet light to the brushing and suction of a vacuum cleaner can almost double the removal of potentially infectious microorganisms from a carpet's surface when compared to vacuuming alone. Researchers say the findings suggest that incorporating the germicidal properties of UV light into vacuuming might have promise in reducing allergens and pathogens from carpets, as well. "What this tells us is there is a commercial vacuum with UV technology...

2010-10-20 13:55:11

Ohio researchers build facility to put hybrid car batteries to the test In a laboratory at Ohio State University, an ongoing experiment is studying why batteries lose their ability to hold a charge as they age -- specifically lithium-ion batteries, which have generated a lot of buzz for their potential to power the electric cars of the future. Preliminary results presented today at the AVS 57th International Symposium & Exhibition, taking place this week at the Albuquerque Convention...

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2010-10-15 11:11:41

OSU's Kazantzidis studies the behavior of galaxies, black holes through modeling & simulation at the Ohio Supercomputer Center An Ohio State University astronomer is working to unlock some of the mysteries surrounding the formation of vast galaxies and the evolution of massive black holes with his own large constellation of silicon wafers. Over the last year, two research teams led by Stelios Kazantzidis, a Long-Term Fellow at the Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics (CCAPP) at...

2010-10-14 14:01:55

People who believe false rumors about the proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque near Ground Zero in New York City not only are more likely to oppose that project "“ they are more likely to oppose building of a mosque in their own neighborhood. Researchers surveyed 750 Americans and asked them if they believed any of four rumors associated with the New York City mosque, all of which have been refuted. One of the rumors, for example, falsely says that that the proposed center is...

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2010-10-12 23:20:52

Researchers looking at corals in the western tropical Pacific Ocean have found records linking a profound shift in the depth of the division between warm surface water and colder, deeper water traceable to recent global warming.The finding is the first real evidence supporting what climate modelers have been predicting as the effects of global climate change on the subsurface ocean circulation.The report by researchers from Ohio State University and the University of Toronto was published in...

2010-10-12 14:59:55

Persistent exposure to light at night may lead to weight gain, even without changing physical activity or eating more food, according to new research in mice. Researchers found that mice exposed to a relatively dim light at night over eight weeks had a body mass gain that was about 50 percent more than other mice that lived in a standard light-dark cycle. "Although there were no differences in activity levels or daily consumption of food, the mice that lived with light at night were getting...

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2010-10-12 12:00:00

A giant star in a faraway galaxy recently ended its life with a dust-shrouded whimper instead of the more typical bang. Ohio State University researchers suspect that this odd event -- the first one of its kind ever viewed by astronomers "“ was more common early in the universe. It also hints at what we would see if the brightest star system in our galaxy became a supernova. In a paper published online in the Astrophysical Journal, Christopher Kochanek, a professor of astronomy at Ohio...

2010-10-06 10:58:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- As midterm elections approach, new research from the makers of Trojan® brand condoms, Sperling's BestPlaces and Rock the Vote shed light on the state of sexual health at American colleges and universities. The findings, in the form of two studies, point to a changing sexual health landscape on campuses, with sexual health coming out as a key political and social issue for college-aged Americans. The first study, the Trojan Sexual...

2010-09-21 21:51:44

Patients who experience physical or psychological stress "“ including rigorous exercise "“ one or two days before a cancer treatment might be unknowingly sabotaging their therapy, new research suggests. Stress in the body "“ even physical stress caused by intense exercise "“ activates a stress-sensitive protein that can spark a series of events that allow cancer cells to survive such treatments as chemotherapy and radiation, according to the research. Though the study...


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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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