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Article ID: 699009

How Ugly Marital Spats Might Open the Door to Disease

Ohio State University

Married people who fight nastily are more likely to suffer from leaky guts – a problem that unleashes bacteria into the blood and can drive up disease-causing inflammation, new research suggests.

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15-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698993

Immune Cells in the Brain Have Surprising Influence on Sexual Behavior

Ohio State University

Immune cells usually ignored by neuroscientists appear to play an important role in determining whether an animal’s sexual behavior will be more typical of a male or female, according to research.

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14-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698896

Why zebrafish (almost) always have stripes

Ohio State University

A mathematical model helps explain the key role that one pigment cell plays in making sure each stripe on a zebrafish ends up exactly where it belongs.

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13-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698867

When These Flies Want to Sniff Out Food and Mates, They Wing It

Ohio State University

Fruit flies don’t appear to use their tiny, translucent wings for optimal flight, as one might expect. The speedy appendages seem to be doing double duty, helping the insect sniff out food, mates and other important scents, according to new research from The Ohio State University.

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Article ID: 698828

Black Male Youth More Fearful When Visiting Whiter Neighborhoods

Ohio State University

Young black males feel less safe when they go to neighborhoods with a larger white population than occurs in areas they normally visit, a new study suggests.

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10-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698593

Novel Vaccine Approach Proves Powerful Against Zika Virus

Ohio State University

A uniquely designed experimental vaccine against Zika virus has proven powerful in mice, new research has found.

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6-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698100

Black Holes Really Just Ever-Growing Balls of String, Researchers Say

Ohio State University

Black holes aren’t surrounded by a burning ring of fire after all, suggests new research.

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26-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697916

Unisexual salamander evolution: A long, strange trip

Ohio State University

The reproductive history of the unisexual, ladies-only salamander species is full of evolutionary surprises. In a new study, a team of researchers at The Ohio State University traced the animals’ genetic history back 3.4 million years and found some head-scratching details – primarily that they seem to have gone for millions of years without any DNA contributions from male salamanders and still have managed to persist.

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25-Jul-2018 9:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697765

Paying Parents to Read to Their Children Boosts Literacy Skills

Ohio State University

Researchers have found a surprising way to help boost the skills of children with language impairment: Pay their parents to read to them.

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23-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Most Americans Support Endangered Species Act Despite Increasing Efforts to Curtail It

Ohio State University

Roughly four out of five Americans support the Endangered Species Act, and only one in 10 oppose it, found a survey of 1,287 Americans. Support has remained stable for the past two decades, despite Congressional efforts to curtail the act, researchers report in the journal Conservation Letters.

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