Jeff St. Clair

A team at the University of Akron has developed a new type of non-toxic pigment inspired by the vibrant colors of bird feathers.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair reports that the success came as a surprise to the researchers.

Microsoft’s virtual reality imaging system is being used for the first time in a dance performance.

The dance piece debuting this weekend in Cleveland uses technology typically seen in the science lab.

HoloLens is Microsoft’s foray into the virtual reality realm. Case Western Reserve University last year became the first institution to use it to teach anatomy to medical students.

Emily Whitehead Foundation

A new treatment for a type of childhood cancer is the first FDA-approved use of gene therapy, working as a “living drug” that can use the body’s own immune system to kill cancer cells. Researchers hope the treatment can provides an alternative for patients who have exhausted all other options.

A new treatment for a type of childhood cancer is the first FDA-approved use of gene-therapy.  It provides an alternative for patients who have exhausted all other options.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair sits down with two cancer physicians who are hoping to bring the therapy to Akron.

A group of students in Akron will be marking Columbus Day by joining a group of Native Americans in a walk along the city’s historic Portage Path.

The event acknowledges the people who lived here before Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have revealed how interactions between bacteria and fungi in the human gut exacerbate the symptoms of Crohn’s disease.

The discovery may lead to new ways of treating the debilitating intestinal disorder.

Ohio EPA

The sun sparkles on the Cuyahoga River as it flows through the city of Munroe Falls, just upstream from Akron. The atmosphere is idyllic, apart from the occasional gunshot from a nearby police firing range.

The Cuyahoga River was once the symbol of America’s neglect of its natural resources.  But the river that burned has bounced back and continues to improve.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair joins a group of scientists detailing the recovery of our crooked river.

Ohio EPA

The Ohio EPA on Wednesday turned over of $2.3 million in civil penalties against the owners of the Rover pipeline enforcement to the Ohio Attorney General’s office.

The Ohio EPA on Wednesday turned over of $2.3 million in civil penalties against the owners of the Rover pipeline enforcement to the Ohio Attorney General’s office.

WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair reports on the latest in ongoing disputes with the pipeline operators.

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