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A health care worker administers a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a senior living facility

Study led by Ohio University professor offers clues to address vaccine resistance in Appalachian Ohio

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WOUB Digital · Study led by Ohio University professor offers clues to vaccine resistance in Appalachian Ohio   ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Southeast Ohio as a region has the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the state. Zelalem Haile saw this coming. He has some insights into why the rates are so low and what might… Read More

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Ohio University Scientists Search For A Way To Shut Down Coronavirus

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — In the race to defeat COVID-19, much of the focus has been on vaccines that stimulate the body’s immune system to prepare for an attack. But a research team at Ohio University is focused on another approach: Shut down the genetic machinery that allows the virus to replicate. The team is… Read More

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Ohio State Says Fiscal 2019 Record Year for Research

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State University says it had a record-breaking year for research in fiscal 2019 with nearly $930 million in research expenditures, representing a 6.2% increase from the previous year. The university reported the numbers as part of its submission to the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development Survey, which… Read More

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announces the new study.

Ohio Putting $1.6M Toward Genetic Study Of Addiction

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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is backing a study to take an in-depth look at the genetic factors behind substance use disorder. Yost believes this will be a critical step towards data-based prevention efforts. Yost says the common approach to the opioid epidemic is referred to as a three-legged stool; law enforcement, treatment, education/prevention. But… Read More

Students Get Creative, Show Off Research at Ohio University’s Student Expo

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The Convo on Ohio University’s campus usually showcases the university’s top athletes, but on Thursday, OU’s best researchers and most creative students were the All-Stars. Participants in this year’s Student Research and Creativity Expo worked hard to prepare to present their best work. The expo allowed  Savannah Crawford, a senior studying printmaking, and Ryan Brown, a… Read More