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Article ID: 694920

Subtle Hearing Loss While Young Changes Brain Function, Study Finds

Ohio State University

New research from The Ohio State University has found that young people with subtle hearing loss – the kind they aren’t even aware of – are putting demands on their brains that typically wouldn’t be seen until later in life.

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22-May-2018 9:40 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694738

Buyer Beware: Some Water-Filter Pitchers Much Better at Toxin Removal

Ohio State University

Scientists from The Ohio State University compared three popular pitcher brands’ ability to clear dangerous microcystins from tap water. They found that while one did an excellent job, other pitchers allowed the toxins – which appear during harmful algal blooms (HABs) – to escape the filter and drop into the drinking water.

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17-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694707

​Ohio State’s First Satellite Prepares for Launch

Ohio State University

Its name may playfully give homage to a 1980s video arcade game, but the technology on board The Ohio State University’s first satellite -- the CubeRRT -- could be vital for Earth science missions into the future. It is scheduled for launch on May 20.

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16-May-2018 3:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694634

​Not Quite a ‘Double Bind’ for Minority Women in Science

Ohio State University

Many studies have shown that both minority and women scientists face disadvantages in reaching the highest levels of their careers. So it would make sense that minority women would face a “double bind” that would particularly disadvantage them. But a new study suggests that minority women actually face a “one-and-a-half bind."

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15-May-2018 3:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694377

New Pig Virus Found to Be a Potential Threat to Humans

Ohio State University

A recently identified pig virus can readily find its way into laboratory-cultured cells of people and other species, a discovery that raises concerns about the potential for outbreaks that threaten human and animal health.

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10-May-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694187

Troubling Stats for Kids with Intellectual Disabilities

Ohio State University

By federal law passed in 1975, children with intellectual disabilities are supposed to spend as much time as possible in general education classrooms.But a new study suggests that progress toward that goal has stalled.

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8-May-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693981

Bacterial Toxins Wreak Havoc by Crippling Cellular Infrastructure

Ohio State University

Bacterial toxins can wreak mass havoc within cells by shutting down multiple essential functions at once, a new study has found. The discovery could one day open the door to exploring better ways to fight life-threatening infections.

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3-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693791

​Curves or Angles? Shapes in Businesses Affect Customer Response

Ohio State University

When you’re waiting in a busy restaurant or doctor’s office, it may matter whether the tables, light fixtures and other objects are round or square. In a laboratory study, researchers found the shape of physical objects in a service business affected customer satisfaction, depending on how crowded the business was in the experimental scenarios.

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1-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Study Links “Good” Brown Fat and Exercise

Ohio State University

The power of exercise to boost metabolism could arise from a fat molecule with an unexpected source. In a new study, a lipid released from fat, or lipokine, produced by brown fat was shown to surge in the bloodstream after exercise.

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27-Apr-2018 3:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693384

​How to Help Coaches Identify and Report Suspected Child Abuse

Ohio State University

A program designed to help coaches learn to identify and report suspected child abuse and neglect among their players has measurable impact 10 months later, a new study shows.

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24-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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