Research & Science

A new collaborative study published by researchers at Kent State University and Northeast Ohio Medical University provides evidence that thick layers, preserved in the teeth of beluga whales, may help determine their age.
You have likely seen one at an aquarium. It is the friendly creature with the oversized head that swims up to the glass with what looks like a smile on its face.

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Kent State spectators look to the sky during the solar eclipse.
Kent State University students, faculty and staff gather outside the Kent Student Center to view the solar eclipse.
Prashanth Shanmuganathan receive a prestigious award from the Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Prashanth Shanmuganathan is one of only two winners to receive a prestigious award for the most outstanding thesis related to research conducted at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York.
Eindhoven University of Technology researcher Anne Hélène Gélébart shows the walking device. This small device is the world’s first machine to convert light directly into walking, simply using one fixed light source. (Photo credit: Bart van Overbeeke)
Scientists at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and Kent State University have developed a new material that can undulate and therefore propel itself forward under the influence of light.
Kent State University students create an app to connect students to social events.
It all started with an idea that is now blossoming into a business, even before three Kent State University students graduate. Kourtney Arnold, from Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services, and Asia Frazier and Tiffany Coleman, from Kent State’s College of Co...
Randy Roberts, a student working toward his associate’s degree in enology at Kent State University at Ashtabula, uses his previous degree in biology to help supplement his education.
Randy Roberts, a student working toward his associate’s degree in enology at Kent State University at Ashtabula, uses his previous degree in biology to help supplement his education.
Kent State and MRRI will conduct studies to advance treatments for aphasia.
When someone suffers a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or brain tumor, one of the common symptoms is aphasia, a disorder that arises from damage to portions of the brain, usually the left side, that are responsible for language. It impairs the expression and understanding of lang...
Kent State Professor voices concerns about budget cuts to environmental research.
Associate Geology Professor Anne Jefferson voices concern over proposed cuts to environmental research.
Chance York
A person’s genetic makeup influences how frequently he or she uses social media, according to research by Chance York, Ph.D., assistant professor in Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Kent State Professor uses cardboard boxes, cellphones and bubble wrap to cut the cost of expensive lab equipment.
If you ask Christopher Fenk, science is something that should be accessible to everyone. Through his research on using cellphones as lab equipment, Fenk is striving to provide classrooms with affordable alternatives to equipment that can cost between $1,200 to $2,000 per piece.
PBS to highlight Kent State Stark professor's research on how butterflies could help serve as a model to deliver medicine to humans.
PBS to highlight Kent State Stark professor's research on how butterflies could be used as a model for delivering disease-fighting drugs to the human body.

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