Articles tagged with 'Science' | The Ohio State University

Ohio State News (Science)

2020
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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August
24,
2020
| 15:06 PM America/New_York
Splitting one type of cancer drug in half and delivering the pieces separately to cancer cells could reduce life-threatening side effects and protect healthy, non-cancerous cells, a new study suggests. ...
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August
24,
2020
| 12:21 PM America/New_York
Each person’s gut virus composition is as unique as a fingerprint, according to the first study to assemble a comprehensive database of viral populations in the human digestive system. ...
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August
21,
2020
| 14:01 PM America/New_York
Inserting genetic material into the body to treat diseases caused by gene mutations can work, scientists say – but getting those materials to the right place safely is tricky. Scientists report today in the journal Science Advances that the lipid-bas...
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August
21,
2020
| 10:48 AM America/New_York
An upcoming NASA mission could find that there are more rogue planets – planets that float in space without orbiting a sun – than there are stars in the Milky Way, a new study theorizes. ...
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August
18,
2020
| 10:40 AM America/New_York
Small municipalities in Ohio that rely on retail sales taxes from apparel, vehicle sales, restaurants and tourism could see as much as a 50 percent decline in tax revenue because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study has found. ...
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August
17,
2020
| 12:52 PM America/New_York
Investors who put their money in hedge funds may find that the fees are much higher than expected, a new study suggests. ...
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August
13,
2020
| 14:00 PM America/New_York
A new federal rule that determines how the Clean Water Act is implemented leaves millions of miles of streams and acres of wetlands unprotected based on selective interpretation of case law and a distortion of scientific evidence, researchers say in ...
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August
13,
2020
| 11:00 AM America/New_York
Nearly 40 years of satellite data from Greenland shows that glaciers on the island have shrunk so much that even if global warming were to stop today, the ice sheet would continue shrinking. ...
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August
12,
2020
| 14:17 PM America/New_York
Young children will pass up rewards they know they can collect to explore other options, a new study suggests. ...
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August
12,
2020
| 06:34 AM America/New_York
Walking with a purpose – especially walking to get to work – makes people walk faster and consider themselves to be healthier, a new study has found. ...
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August
11,
2020
| 14:00 PM America/New_York
Researchers have found new properties of very thin magnetic layers – just a few atoms deep – that could lead to better ways to store large amounts of data on smaller devices. ...
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August
05,
2020
| 14:00 PM America/New_York
People living in southern Arabia some 8,000 years ago created intricate stone weapons that were not just useful, but designed to “show off” their tool-making skills, a new study suggests. ...
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August
04,
2020
| 14:17 PM America/New_York
Astronomers are preparing to further study the atmospheres of planets discovered through NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission to identify the most promising exoplanets — planets in solar systems beyond our own — for habitabilit...
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August
04,
2020
| 07:44 AM America/New_York
Whatever normal life seemed like way back in February is gone forever, experts agree. But what will take its place after COVID-19? ...
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August
03,
2020
| 07:38 AM America/New_York
In a reversal of trends, American baby boomers scored lower on a test of cognitive functioning than did members of previous generations, according to a new nationwide study. ...
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July
30,
2020
| 08:57 AM America/New_York
Conservation projects in cities are most likely to succeed when nearby residents are part of the planning and design process and feel ownership over the projects, researchers who spent seven years studying conservation in Cleveland say. ...
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July
28,
2020
| 08:07 AM America/New_York
A new study shows the surprising way that many American taxpayers adjust their standard of living when they owe money to the IRS versus when they receive tax refunds. ...
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July
27,
2020
| 12:00 PM America/New_York
Concrete sewer pipes around the world are most likely to fail either because their concrete is not strong enough or because they can’t handle the weight of trucks that drive over them, a new study indicates. ...
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July
27,
2020
| 07:30 AM America/New_York
Though same-day access to IUDs increases the likelihood a woman will get the reproductive health care she wants and decreases the chance she’ll become pregnant when she doesn’t plan to, most providers in Ohio don’t offer the service, a new study has ...
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