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2014-05-27 12:27:49

Mike Philipps provided new focus and reenergized spirit for Foundation after distinguished journalism career CINCINNATI, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After a 40-year career of journalistic excellence and philanthropic leadership, Mike Philipps plans to retire from his job as president and CEO of the Scripps Howard Foundation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140527/91254 Philipps, 67, informed the foundation trustees at their regular meeting that he will remain in his...

2014-03-20 16:24:54

CINCINNATI, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scripps Howard Foundation is proud to announce the winners and finalists of its annual Scripps Howard Awards, honoring the best work in the communications industry and journalism education in 2013. Established in 1953, the Scripps Howard Foundation's national journalism awards competition is open to news organizations based in the U.S. and recognizes outstanding print, broadcast and online journalism in 15 categories. Two additional...

Fossil Discovery Adds New Chapter In History Of Venomous Snakes
2014-03-20 13:13:24

[ Watch the Video: Venomous Snake Discovery in Africa ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from Ohio University reported in the journal PLOS ONE that they discovered the oldest fossil of a modern venomous snake in Africa. The discovery provides evidence that snakes such as cobras, kraits and sea snakes were present in Africa as early as 25 million years ago. These elapid snakes belong to a larger group of snakes known as colubroids that have been...

2013-07-25 23:19:21

Ohio University’s Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology will offer current professionals Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) and Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) degrees in fall 2013 in a fully online learning environment. Athens, Ohio (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 Designed with experienced engineering professionals in mind, the Online Master of Science programs in Electrical Engineering & Civil Engineering offer convenient, flexible...

Manganese, Gallium Nitride Merged In Uniform layer
2013-06-07 12:10:07

Ohio University Ten years ago, scientists were convinced that a combination of manganese and gallium nitride could be a key material to create spintronics, the next generation of electronic devices that operate on properties found at the nanoscale. But researchers grew discouraged when experiments indicated that the two materials were as harmonious as oil and water. A new study led by Ohio University physicists suggests that scientists should take another look at this materials duo,...

2013-05-22 15:28:54

How does the bacterium Shigella–the cause of a deadly diarrheal disease–detect that it's in a human host? Ohio University scientists have found that a biological "RNA thermometer" monitors whether the environment is right for the bacterium to produce the factors it needs to survive within the body, according to a study published May 21 in the journal PLOS ONE. The scientists have been seeking more information about the genetic pathways of Shigella in the hope of finding new...

2013-03-14 16:21:57

Dwelling on negative events can increase levels of inflammation in the body, a new Ohio University study finds. Researchers discovered that when study participants were asked to ruminate on a stressful incident, their levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of tissue inflammation, rose. The study is the first time to directly measure this effect in the body. “Much of the past work has looked at this in non-experimental designs. Researchers have asked people to report their tendency...

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