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Stock photo of a blonde woman in red pajamas sleeping There are two cycles most people can’t avoid — sleep and the news. And If you’re awake, you can’t help hearing the news reporting about cannabinoids. A Kent State researcher may soon have news about how these substances affect our body’s natural clock. Dr. Eric Mintz, Professor of Biological Sciences and...

Gemma Casadesus Smith, Ph.D. (right), professor of biological sciences at Kent State University, works with a student in her lab. Once it begins, Alzheimer’s disease progresses systematically and aggressively, attacking victims on multiple fronts. But scientists studying the disease operate the same way – like Kent State University’s own Gemma Casadesus Smith, Ph.D. Since 2016, Casadesus Smith, professor of biological sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, has...

Gemma Casadesus Smith, Ph.D. (right), professor of biological sciences at Kent State University, works with a student in her lab. Once it begins, Alzheimer’s Disease progresses systematically and aggressively, attacking victims on multiple fronts. But scientists studying the disease operate the same way — like Kent State University’s own Dr. Gemma Casadesus Smith. Since 2016, Casadesus Smith, an associate professor of biological science in the College of Arts and...

A woman sits at a table with small children eating healthy food. Food allergies can be as dangerous as firearms for children who don’t have the skills to react responsibly to when they’re exposed to them. A Kent State University researcher with a background in safety training models — and a very personal motivation — has devised a method to help some children with food allergies stay safe, and the...

John D. Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor of biological sciences at Kent State University, received a three-year, $450,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health. People who suffer trauma will, with few exceptions, never forget what happened to them, but a Kent State University researcher may be able to offer them the hope of living without constant fear and anxiety. John D. Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor of biological sciences in Kent State’s College of Arts and...

Heather Caldwell, Ph.D., professor of biological sciences at Kent State University, was awarded a $450,000 grant to study how oxytocin affects the development of the female and male brain. Heather Caldwell, Ph.D., a professor in Kent State University’s Department of Biological Sciences, recently received a $450,000 grant to study the role that oxytocin plays in the developing brain. Labeled by some as “the bonding hormone,” oxytocin is well known for helping pregnant mothers with uterine contraction while in labor, milk...

Doug Kline (left) and Srinivasan Vijayaraghavan (right), both professors in Kent State University It could be argued that no science is more valuable to us than that which helps to ensure the survival of our species by solving the problems that challenge it. For many years, two Kent State University researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences have been toiling over this matter, and each has recently received new grants from the Eunice...

Doug Kline (left) and Srinivasan Vijayaraghavan (right), both professors in Kent State University It could be argued that no science is more valuable to us than that which helps to ensure the survival of our species by solving the problems that challenge it. For many years, two Kent State University researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences have been toiling over this matter, and each has recently received new grants from the Eunice...

Doug Kline (left) and Srinivasan Vijayaraghavan (right), both professors in Kent State University The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Kent State University’s Min-Ho Kim, Ph.D., assistant professor of biological sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, a $1,842,350 five-year grant. The grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Nursing Research is to develop “nanobombs,” a nanotechnology-based therapeutic platform...