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2020
October
22,
2020
| 10:34 AM America/New_York
Humans are born with a part of the brain that is prewired to be receptive to seeing words and letters, setting the stage at birth for people to learn how to read, a new study suggests. ...
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October
20,
2020
| 07:54 AM America/New_York
A blend of racial prejudice, poor coping and partisan media viewing were found in Americans who stigmatized people of Asian descent during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study. ...
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October
19,
2020
| 14:03 PM America/New_York
Humans aren’t born with mature brain circuitry that attaches emotions to the things they see or hear in their environment, a new study shows. Researchers studying brain scans of newborns found that the part of the brain involved in experiencing emoti...
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October
19,
2020
| 10:23 AM America/New_York
Scientists at The Ohio State University have developed a new lab testing procedure for the detection of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 that gives results more quickly than existing assays and specifically identifies so-called “neutralizing” antibodies...
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October
15,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
Coral around the world has been dying at unprecedented rates, largely the result of warming ocean waters due to climate change. Now, the International Coral Reef Society’s scientists have published what they call the “Pledge for Coral Reefs,” a li...
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October
13,
2020
| 14:05 PM America/New_York
Those looking to improve the lives of Ohioans facing the greatest COVID-19 risks now have a comprehensive, evidence-based toolkit – one designed to inform the work of everyone from grassroots community groups to state leaders. ...
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October
13,
2020
| 07:44 AM America/New_York
Smartphone apps that tell commuters when a bus will arrive at a stop don’t result in less time waiting than reliance on an official bus route schedule, a new study suggests. ...
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October
12,
2020
| 12:42 PM America/New_York
The raging lung inflammation that can contribute to death from the flu can be stopped in its tracks by a drug derived from a naturally occurring human protein, a new animal study suggests. ...
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October
12,
2020
| 06:49 AM America/New_York
As COVID-19 cases surged this spring, the pandemic led some people more than others to ponder their own mortality. A new study in China and the United States suggests that these people were the ones who showed the highest levels of stress and the lea...
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October
07,
2020
| 07:08 AM America/New_York
COLUMBUS, Ohio – It’s good to have friends and family to back you up when you need it – but it’s even better if your supporters are close with each other too, a new set of studies suggests. ...
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October
06,
2020
| 08:04 AM America/New_York
Appeals seeking donations to help fight hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic were more successful when the typeface in which the appeal was written mirrored the tone of the donation request, a new study has found. ...
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October
01,
2020
| 08:11 AM America/New_York
We hear sounds in part because tiny filaments inside our inner ears help convert voices, music and noises into electrical signals that are sent to our brains for processing. Now, scientists have mapped and simulated those filaments at the atomic leve...
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September
30,
2020
| 14:02 PM America/New_York
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is linked to higher levels of financial distress in adults – and a fourfold higher risk of suicide for those with the most debt, according to a large population study. ...
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September
30,
2020
| 07:50 AM America/New_York
When people have the option to click “like” on a media article they encounter online, they spend less time actually reading the text, a new study suggests. ...
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September
25,
2020
| 10:30 AM America/New_York
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to harm small and mid-size businesses due to supply-chain interruptions, temporary closures, employee illnesses and other disruptions. Now a new tool developed through research at The Ohio State University will help th...
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September
24,
2020
| 08:56 AM America/New_York
Scientists are planning for Phase 1 human trials of a vaccine they developed by using CRISPR gene-editing technology to mutate the parasite that causes leishmaniasis, a skin disease common in tropical regions of the world and gaining ground in the Un...
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September
22,
2020
| 07:13 AM America/New_York
The disruptive inventions that make people go “Wow!” tend to come from research in the heart of cities and not in the suburbs, a new study suggests. ...
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September
21,
2020
| 17:48 PM America/New_York
Researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have been awarded a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the long-term, longitudinal impact of COVID-...
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September
21,
2020
| 10:00 AM America/New_York
Researchers have found a way to send tiny, soft robots into humans, potentially opening the door for less invasive surgeries and ways to deliver treatments for conditions ranging from colon polyps to stomach cancer to aortic artery blockages. ...
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September
15,
2020
| 11:54 AM America/New_York
Laser pointers used to exercise pets may seem like safe and simple low-powered devices, but an Ohio teen learned the hard way that staring at the narrow beam can cause permanent eye damage. ...
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September
11,
2020
| 11:19 AM America/New_York
A cardiac MRI is effective in identifying inflammation of the heart muscle in athletes and can help determine when those who have recovered from COVID-19 can safely return to play in competitive sports, ...
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September
10,
2020
| 13:50 PM America/New_York
Almost seven in 10 Americans would be interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available, according to a new study. But researchers say there are concerning gaps in interest, particularly among Black Americans, who suffer dispropor...
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September
08,
2020
| 14:57 PM America/New_York
Hard at work on the fourth floor of Cunz Hall, a team of researchers is helping detect the prevalence of COVID-19 on campus and in communities across Ohio. ...
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September
08,
2020
| 07:06 AM America/New_York
While acetaminophen is helping you deal with your headache, it may also be making you more willing to take risks, a new study suggests. ...
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September
02,
2020
| 14:19 PM America/New_York
A bioengineering technique to boost production of specific proteins could be the basis of an effective vaccine against the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, new research suggests. ...
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September
02,
2020
| 08:57 AM America/New_York
Alzheimer’s disease is more common in rural Appalachian Ohio communities than in other rural areas in the state – raising concerns about access to early, specialized care in a region where many residents face struggles getting the medical care they n...
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August
31,
2020
| 07:51 AM America/New_York
People enjoy witnessing extraordinary individuals – from athletes to CEOs – extend long runs of dominance in their fields, a new study suggests. But they aren’t as interested in seeing similar streaks of success by teams or groups. ...
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August
28,
2020
| 07:26 AM America/New_York
Feelings of panic when a person is away from their smartphone could be connected to general feelings of inadequacy and inferiority, a new study of young people in Portugal suggests. ...
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August
27,
2020
| 14:11 PM America/New_York
Scientists have discovered a previously unknown way that some bacteria produce the chemical ethylene – a finding that could lead to new ways to produce plastics without using fossil fuels. ...
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August
27,
2020
| 07:21 AM America/New_York
Lower-income households that received mortgages through state affordable mortgage programs were less likely to default or foreclose than similar households that received conventional financing, a national study found. ...
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