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2009-10-15 13:51:14

Americans think locally when they consider whether the loss of U.S. troops overseas warrants troop withdrawals, a new nationwide study suggests. Researchers found that people were more likely to support withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq if one or more soldiers from their home state were killed there within the past two to three weeks. That was true regardless of how many soldiers from other parts of the country had been killed recently, or how many total national casualties had occurred. "If...

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2009-10-14 08:54:09

Animals shelter officials housing lost pets that had been implanted with a microchip were able to find the owners in almost three out of four cases in a recently published national study. According to the research, the return-to-owner rate for cats was 20 times higher and for dogs 2 ½ times higher for microchipped pets than were the rates of return for all stray cats and dogs that had entered the shelters. "This is the first time there has been good data about the success...

2009-10-12 19:09:33

Women abused by intimate partners suffer higher rates of a wide variety of doctor-diagnosed medical maladies compared to women who were never abused, according to a new study of more than 3,000 women. Many of these health problems are not commonly understood as being associated with violence, such as abdominal pain, chest pain, headaches, acid reflux, urinary tract infections, and menstrual disorders. "Roughly half of the diagnoses we examined were more common in abused women than in other...

2009-10-06 08:38:53

Small bits of metal may play a new role in solar power. Researchers at Ohio State University are experimenting with polymer semiconductors that absorb the sun's energy and generate electricity. The goal: lighter, cheaper, and more-flexible solar cells. They have now discovered that adding tiny bits of silver to the plastic boosts the materials' electrical current generation. Paul Berger, professor of electrical and computer engineering and professor of physics at Ohio State, led the team that...

2009-10-05 10:45:25

Sitting up straight in your chair isn't just good for your posture "“ it also gives you more confidence in your own thoughts, according to a new study. Researchers found that people who were told to sit up straight were more likely to believe thoughts they wrote down while in that posture concerning whether they were qualified for a job. On the other hand, those who were slumped over their desks were less likely to accept these written-down feelings about their own qualifications. The...

2009-10-01 16:26:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A Duke University pioneer in personalized medicine at today's Ohio State University Medical Center Personalized Health Care National Conference said physicians must lead the way in changing the national health care model from disease-based to preventive care. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/personalized-medicine-expert-dont-fix-it-predict-it-63156772.html Dr. Ralph...

2009-09-25 04:35:29

Insulin resistance, the hallmark of type 2 diabetes and a condition often associated with obesity, is paradoxically also an apparent contributor to muscle wasting and severe fat loss that accompanies some cancers, according to new research. And in an animal study, a diabetes drug that promotes insulin sensitivity slowed the progression of muscle wasting and fat loss, the main consequences of a syndrome called cachexia, in mice with colon cancer tumors. Though it remains unknown whether that...

2009-09-14 15:28:09

A study comparing images of the knees in people who did and didn't have previous injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament suggests that people who tore their ACLs are more likely to have a smaller ligament than do similarly sized people who have never injured a knee. Researchers calculated the total volume of the ligaments based on magnetic resonance images of human knees. The ACLs among those with previous injuries were, on average, about 10 percent smaller than were ACLs among those...

2009-09-09 07:57:19

Hairstylists may have a unique opportunity to help steer their elderly clients to needed health services, according to a small, exploratory study. More than 80 percent of 40 Columbus-area stylists surveyed said that older clients often or always shared their problems during appointments. "Hair stylists are in a great position to notice when their older clients are starting to suffer from depression, dementia, or self-neglect," said Keith Anderson, co-author of the study and assistant...

2009-09-04 10:38:42

Campers and travelers should burn wood where they buy it to reduce the risk of transporting damaging pests to new areas, scientists in Ohio recommend. Ohio State University's Burn It Where You Buy It program is aimed at reducing the spread of the Emerald ash borer and other invasive pests that hitch a ride in firewood, the university said in a release. The ash borer, a beetle from Asia, spread to North America in wood packaging materials in the 1990s and since has killed at least 70 million...


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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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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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