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Research for Life: Research Tells a Story

The 2015 Research for Life magazine explores how great research tells a fascinating story. The stories in this issue ask such diverse questions as: Why does the Civil War continue to fascinate us, 150 years later? What can we learn from big data? How does where you are born affect your life story? What can new 3D imaging techniques tell us about the progress of disease? How did an accidental discovery in the lab lead to the launch of a new company? Follow these stories and more.

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The Better to See You With

Robert Clements, Ph.D., is developing new imaging techniques that give a 3D or even 4D look deep inside the brain and body, giving new insights to researchers and clinicians. See the video and read the story.

Putting Flesh on Bones

Doctor Linda Spurlock holding a model of a human skull in her hand

Linda Spurlock, Ph.D., sharpens her pencils when the coroner calls.  An anthropologist and forensic artist, she is at home sketching crime victims’ faces from skull remains and reconstructing the pelvis of the 4.4 million-year-old Ardi skeleton.

Revisiting the Civil War

150 years ago the war ended, but its stories still resonate with Ohioans and families around the nation whose relatives fought. Kent State researchers examine why the Civil War still fascinates us.  Read the story (link to magazine story, to come)