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Patents Issued for Novel Home Cleaning Method to Reduce Asthma

A team of researchers from the University of South Carolina received two patents for a new method to rid carpets, mattresses and other furniture of harmful allergens and pests that cause asthma.
26-May-2014 2:00 PM EDT

New Study Sheds Light on Survivors of the Black Death

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A new study released May 7 in the journal PLOS ONE suggests that people who survived the medieval mass-killing plague known as the Black Death lived significantly longer and were healthier than people who lived before the epidemic struck in 1347. ...
7-May-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Obese Americans Get Less Than One Minute of Vigorous Activity Per Day, Research Shows

Researchers at the University of South Carolina have validated a new method for calculating physical activity, sedentary behavior, and the food energy requirements of Americans. The results suggest that as a nation, we spend more than 15 hours per...
12-Feb-2014 10:55 AM EST

Study Shows Drop in Crime Rates Are Less Where Wal-Mart Builds

Communities across the United States experienced an unprecedented decline in crime in the 1990s. But for counties where Wal-Mart built stores, the decline wasn’t nearly as dramatic. The study, titled “Rolling back prices and raising crime...
7-Feb-2014 1:00 PM EST

Half of Black Males, 40 Percent of White Males Arrested by Age 23

Nearly half of black males and almost 40 percent of white males in the U.S. are arrested by age 23, which can hurt their ability to find work, go to school and participate fully in their communities. A new study released Monday (Jan. 6) in the...
6-Jan-2014 8:00 AM EST

U of SC Darla Moore School of Business Dean Named

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Peter Brews has been named dean of the top-ranked Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.
17-Dec-2013 11:00 AM EST

40 Years of Federal Nutrition Research Fatally Flawed

Four decades of nutrition research funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may be invalid because the method used to collect the data was seriously flawed, according to a new study by the Arnold School of Public Health at the...
9-Oct-2013 5:00 PM EDT

U of SC to Host Launch of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism Aug. 26

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The international edition of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism, the most comprehensive work to document the world's oldest living tradition, will be unveiled at the University of South Carolina Monday, Aug. 26, where the project began more than 25 years...
12-Aug-2013 8:00 PM EDT

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Expert Available to Discuss Children’s Immigration Crisis

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19-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Poet, National Book Award Nikky Finney Statement on Death of Maya Angelou

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Nikky Finney, the John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair of Southern Literature and Creative Writing at the University of South Carolina, can discuss the life and legacy of poet and author Maya Angelou. Contact Peggy Binette to coordinate an interview.
28-May-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Hurricane Experts @ UofSC Available to Discuss All Aspects of 2014 Hurricane Season

23-May-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Expert: 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board

Derek Black, a professor of education, civil rights and constitutional law at the University of South Carolina, is among the leading U.S. scholars on the landmark Brown decision.
9-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

UofSC Researchers Available to Discuss All Aspects of Tobacco Use and Cessation

14-Apr-2014 9:30 AM EDT

University of South Carolina Autism Awareness Month Faculty Experts List

April is Autism Awareness Month and World Autism Awareness Day is April 2. To help reporters develop stories about autism spectrum disorder, the University of South Carolina has compiled a list of faculty experts. To interview a faculty member,...
28-Mar-2014 3:10 PM EDT

UofSC Children's Lit Experts Can Discuss International Children's Book Day April 2

27-Mar-2014 10:20 AM EDT

Brain Injury Awareness Month Faculty Experts

March is national Brain Injury Awareness Month. The University of South Carolina has many distinguished neuroscience researchers who study brain injury resulting from stroke, sports and physical injury and cognitive and movement disorders.
14-Mar-2014 4:40 PM EDT

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