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Climate Change Planning Underway for Central Ohio

A task force led by researchers at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University has released a draft action plan to help central Ohio prepare for climate change.

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Food Waste, Food Science

Clean Plates Much More Common When We Eat at Home

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When people eat at home, there’s typically not much left on their plates – and that means there’s likely less going to landfills, according to new research from The Ohio State University.

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Religion and Power: Race in the Church

Korie Edwards, associate professor of sociology at The Ohio State University, talks about how race and power structures are perceived in churches, and also how religion plays a role among youth.

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​Evidence That Medical Marijuana Outlets Sell to Other Users

A study of four medical marijuana outlets in California suggests that many of their customers don’t fit the profile expected for businesses focused on sick patients.

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Here’s What Happened When Black Politicians Held Power

New research provides the strongest evidence to date that the race of a political officeholder can have a significant effect on policy – at least historically.

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Loved One’s Death Could Spur Aggressive Measures Against Breast Cancer

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A woman’s memories of a loved one’s experience with cancer could play a significant role in how she approaches breast cancer prevention in her own life, a new study has found.

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Study Reveals How the Most Common DNA Mutation Happens

Shape-shifters aren’t just the stuff of fiction, they’re real—and they’re inside our DNA. In the Feb. 1 issue of the journal Nature, researchers describe how two mismatched bases in human DNA change shape in order to avoid the body’s natural defenses against genetic mutations.

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Hunger, Food Security, Food Insecurity, myplate , SNAP

Study Finds a Third of Households – Double Previous Estimates – Struggle to Get Enough Food

The struggle to get enough nutritious food could be far worse than previously understood, according to a new study examining the intersection between hunger and the types of foods found at nearby stores.

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How Climate Change Weakens Coral ‘Immune Systems’

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Researchers at The Ohio State University and their colleagues have demonstrated how rising temperatures and acidification combine to destabilize different populations of coral microbes—that is, unbalance the natural coral “microbiome."

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Women Run Faster After Taking Newly Developed Supplement, Study Finds

A new study found that women who took a specially prepared blend of minerals and nutrients for a month saw their 3-mile run times drop by almost a minute. The women who took the supplement also saw improvements in distance covered in 25 minutes on a stationary bike and a third test in which they stepped on and off a bench, according to research from The Ohio State University.







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