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Science in the news
A company that uses internet connected thermometers to predict the spread of the flu is now tracking the coronavirus in real time - allowing greater accuracy than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is able to provide due to lack of testing. Article quotes disease modeling expert Benjamin Dalziel who uses medical records in his own research to help predict spread of disease.
Scientists discovered the first animal that doesn't need oxygen to live. It's changing the definition of what an animal can be
Stephen Atkinson, a senior research associate in microbiology is quoted for groundbreaking research contributions alongside microbiologist Jerri Bartholomew and collaborators. The team discovered a multicellular organism related to jellyfish and coral that is able to survive parasitically, stealing nutrients from salmon.
Chemist Mas Subramanian is now working to develop a new class of blue pigments using hibonite, a light blue mineral found in meterorites. The new pigments are more stable and environmentally friendly than the long-enduring Cobalt Blue.
A study by OSU microbiologist Thomas Sharpton has identified a correlation between gut microbiota and child development. The study found that behavioral issues and socioeconomic stress are often accompanied by variation in the microbiome in those children.
Article features Bob Mason - OSU's leading expert in reproductive biology - on his journey to becoming the first scientist to synthesize the reptile pheromone. It turns out, snake pheromones can explain a lot - from the secrets of the love lives of snakes, to the impacts of climate change.
Biochemist Adrain Gombart has conducted a study that tests the effect of vitamin D to cure infections. His team used mice as a vessel for the human gene, which provides a new model for future study of vitamin D treatment.
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