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Chamber Analysis Shows OSU Medical Center Leads Area Job Growth

More than 15,000 local jobs tied to patient care, research and teaching at the Medical Center COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio State University Medical Center created 3,742 new jobs over the last six years accounting for nearly 50 percent of the region'...

Avocados may help prevent oral cancer, OSU study shows

Columbus, Ohio -- Nutrients taken from avocados are able to thwart oral cancer cells, killing some and preventing pre-cancerous cells from developing into actual cancers, according to researchers at Ohio State University. Researchers found that extracts from Hass avocados kill or stop the gro...

Stress Keeps Americans Tossing and Turning

...that cyclically poor sleep can elevate stress. The osu study, "Back Pain, Sleep Quality and Perceived Str...d healthy exercise." The Sleep Escape The osu study also reveals that the mattress plays a criti...ss relationship and quality of sleep. In fact, the osu study found that significant decreases in stress p...

Stress May Speed Melanoma Progression

...ell line, you normally can't detect any IL-6 at all," Eric V. Yang, a research scientist at the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, said in an osu news release. "What this tells us is that stress might have a worse effect on melanoma that is in a very aggressive or advanced stage, and that one...

Cardinal Health Foundation Invests $1.2 Million in Local Non-Profit Programs That Improve Health in Key Employee Communities

...es Initiative Communities in Schools' Fun Family Fitness Program COSI's Little KidSpace (R) exhibit in partnership with osu College of Pharmacy Franklin Park Conservatory's Growing to Green Nutrition Education Program Goodwill Columbus' My Life, ...

Low Humidity Levels Help Flu Germs Spread

...solute humidity is low, influenza virus survival is prolonged, and transmission rates go up," study author Jeffrey Shaman, an atmospheric scientist at osu who specializes in ties between climate and disease transmission, said in the news release. Shaman and colleague Melvin Kohn, an epidemiologist wit...

Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis and American Thoracic Society Announce Recipients of 2009-10 Research Awards

...SU, is the recipient of a two-year, $100,000 award to investigate "MicroRNA Regulation in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis." Preliminary data from the osu laboratory indicate that the expression of several miRNAs -- small regulatory RNAs that regulate gene expression -- encoded by the "miR-17~92 cluster"...

Oklahoma State University researchers make breakthrough against poxviruses

...esearch in the lab created two years ago in November 2006, when Deng joined osu with funding provided by a start-up fund from DASNR. "Junpeng is a relatively new assistant professor at osu and has already demonstrated some excellent work," said Gary Thompson, head...

Study: Most young violent offenders in two NYC neighborhoods have seen someone killed

...very day." Wilkinson is putting what she learned in this and other studies into practice to help battle youth violence in Columbus. Since 2007, the osu Youth Violence Prevention Advisory Board, which consists of more than 30 local justice, social service, community action, and prevention professionals...

Ohio Dental Association Foundation Again Awards Over $60,000 in Dental Education Grants and Scholarships Across Ohio

.... -- Barbara "Dawn" Cheney, Columbus, $3,000, osu College of Dentistry -- Yakov Elizerov, Ric... Medicine -- Chelsey Johnson, Massillon, $3,000, osu College of Dentistry -- Yirae Kang, Beachwood, $3,000, osu College of Dentistry -- Brandon Kroffke, Medina,...

High resolution heart images now available at peak stress

...ccurately identify exercise-induced abnormalities. osu Medical Center is the only place in the world perf...tate's College of Engineering and faculty from the osu Agricultural Technical Institute, modified a tread...Raman, associate professor of internal medicine in osu Medical Center's division of cardiovascular medici...

Cancer research highlights

...D. ( wang.993@osu.edu ), an Assistant Professor at osu and the Director of the Radiation Response Modeling Program at the osu James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institut...Mayr, M.D., Professor of Radiation Medicine at the osu James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institut...

Birds communicate reproductive success in song

...t University in Ontario, Canada. "Finding the right habitat in which to breed is a matter of life and death for most birds," said Matthew Betts, an osu assistant professor of forest science and expert on avian ecology. "They don't live a long time and they need to get it right the first time." "The...

Gene mutation improves leukemia drug's effect

...kers for this therapy," says Bloomfield, who is also a Distinguished University Professor, the William G. Pace III Professor in Cancer Research and an osu Cancer Scholar. ...

Study shows doctor's offices can help stem abuse of Oxycontin, other narcotic painkillers

...hat allow opioid abuse and diversion to persist. Meddings and her co-authors note that the policys implementation was enabled by the efforts of the osu Internal Medicine residents and General Medicine Clinic faculty and staff. The review and preparation of the research results being presented at the S...

Ohio Prematurity Caucus Forming to Meet Challenge

...the challenges facing health care providers. Dr. Iams is the Frederick P. Zuspan Endowed Chair, Professor and Vice Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology at osu and is also a past president of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine. Dr. Iams is widely recognized for his extensive research related to the epidem...

Statehouse Atrium to be Site for Children's Dental Access Event - Ohio Legislators to Mingle With Children and Dentists for This Free Care Event!

...prints. Several children will also receive restorative care that day in the osu mobile dental unit, the Dental Health Outreach Mobile Experience (H.O.M.E.)...nry Fields, president of the Ohio Dental Association and former dean of the osu College of Dentistry, said the awareness of GKAS is important. "I think the...

Chemoprevention, naturally: Findings on plant-derived cancer medicines

...raspberry gel was manufactured by the University of Kentuckys Good Manufacturing Production (GMP) facility. NanoMed Pharmaceuticals is partnering with osu investigators Mallery, Stoner and Peter E. Larsen D.D.S. and Russell J. Mumper, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina, in product development. ...

Study shows drug effective in treating, preventing breast cancer

...xercise Sciences at OSU, is the one of the authors of the study, along with osu professor Russell Turner and researchers from the Mayo Clinic. Iwaniec and ...e is eaten away by cancer cells. The next step for the Mayo Clinic and osu researchers is to replicate and test the finding in clinical trials. ...

Trojan(R) Ranks U.S. Colleges and Universities in Second Annual Sexual Health Report Card

...he University of Florida may have recently triumphed in sports, the Trojan Report Card indicates their sexual health programs have room to improve, as osu and UF ranked 26th and 43rd, respectively. Researchers polled student health centers and reviewed their websites to assign a grade point average (GPA...

Filling a Niche -- Role of Rb in Mammalian Stem Cells

...searchers had previously shown that mice deficient in Rb die as embryos. Using a combination of sophisticated mouse genetics and 3D computer modeling, osu scientists have now determined why: Rb is required for the maintenance of the trophoblast stem cell population, which is essential for forming the pla...

More Stress, More Cancer

...his research came from the National Cancer Institute, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the Gilbert and Kathryn Mitchell Endowment and the osu Comprehensive Cancer Center. Source-Eurekalert AS ...

Cancer Drug Helps An Anti-Cancer Virus To Act More Exhaustively

...nd, the number of these immune cells increased by only one half. Other experiments performed together with Michael A. Caligiuri, director of the osu Comprehensive Cancer Centre, revealed that when the drug is added to NK cells growing in the laboratory, the cells stop making an immune substance cal...

Deficient 'Scout Cells' Causes Cancer in Transplant Patients

...chanism that may explain why some patients develop PTLD and others don't," says study leader Anne M. VanBuskirk, assistant professor of surgery and an osu Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher. "If we can understand the mechanism, perhaps we can discover how to prevent this type of cancer in transp...

CD86 Found On B Cells Boosts Immune Response

...dy production,’ says principal investigator Virginia M. Sanders, professor in department of molecular virology, immunology and medical genetics and an osu Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher. ‘The findings show that CD86 actually sends signals into the B cell itself, causing it to make a greater amoun...

A New Study Discredits The Myth Of Sexual Intercourse Late In Pregnancy Speeds Labour & Delivery

...average delivery at 39.3 weeks among women who had stayed away from sexual activity during their term. Dr. Jonathan Schaffir, an obstetrician at osu Medical Centre and author of the study, explained that patients might continue to believe the ‘old wives’ tale’ that intercourse will speed up labour ...

Sex In Last Week Of Pregnancy Doesn’t Hasten Birth - Study Reveal

...ill hasten labor, but according to this data, they should not hear it from the medical community,’ concludes Dr. Jonathan Schaffir, an obstetrician at osu Medical Center and author of the study published in the June issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. Schaffir also said the data don't supp...

Gays Have No Regrets

...ret after disclosure of HIV status, Serovich said. Serovich also has appointments with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and osu Extension. This research was part of a larger study funded by a grant from National Institute of Mental Health. ...

Controversial Theory Says DNA Can Be Pushed To "Dark States"

...he existence of this "dark state" was published by osu researchers in the Journal of Physical Chemistry –...hey assumed we had to be wrong," said Wei Kong, an osu professor of chemistry. "The critics seemed very s... have that stability." In a compelling experiment, osu scientists probed the fate of nucleic acid bases a...

Unusual Tumor-Suppressor Gene Switches Off in Lung Cancer

...ancer development,” said lead investigator Christoph Plass, a professor of molecular virology, immunology and medical genetics and a researcher in the osu Human Cancer Genetics Program. First author Laura T. Smith added, "Because this gene is silenced by DNA methylation, it might be possible to reactivat...

Tumour marker for detecting early Recurrence of Thyroid cancer may be soon available

...contradict that,” says Kloos, co-director of the Thyroid Cancer Unit at the osu CCC – James. Thyroid cancer requires surgical removal of the gland fo... are expected to die of the disease. Reference: Ernest L. Mazzaferri, osu emeritus professor and chairman of medicine, was a co-author of the study. ...
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