ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials are reporting four Tennessee cases of a rare infant illness that have been linked to parents refusing a routine shot for newborns.
The four Nashville-area infants suffered brain or stomach bleeding earlier this year. Their parents had declined vitamin K shots, which have routinely been given to newborns since 1961. The shots improve blood clotting and prevent internal bleeding. All four children were treated with vitamin K and survived.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee (left) watches state Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, (second from left) describe a ginseng root found during a visit to Cocke County Friday morning by MTSU researchers Ying Gao (center) and Elliot Altman. State Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro (right), also accompanied the team to East Tennessee.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University is launching an initiative to grow ginseng at the school's experiential learning and research center in Lascassas.
MTSU and state officials plan to officially announce the initiative today at the center, also known as the MTSU farm.
Growing the ginseng will be a collaboration involving the Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research, the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience and MTSU Farm Laboratories.
Dr.Tom Holland is deputy to the commander of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and the scientific director of the command’s Central Identification Laboratory in Honolulu, Hawaii, the largest skeletal identification laboratory in the world
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A scientist who finds and identifies the remains of American service men and women missing in action is in the mid-state to talk about his work.
Dr. Tom Holland serves with the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command based in Hawaii.
Holland will speak this evening at Middle Tennessee State University about the challenge of finding and identifying America’s war dead. He says the work is both professionally and emotionally rewarding.
Teachers from Marshall, Robertson and Davidson counties work to build a doodler robot, June, 2013.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A group of mid-state teachers have learned how to use robots to make science classes more interesting for their students.
Thousands of Tennessee teachers are being trained this summer in how to implement the new Common Core Curriculum set to go into effect this fall.
The new national education standards are intended to raise the academic bar for American students, to make them more competitive on the world stage. The standards have been adopted by Tennessee and 45 other states.
Look for these two specially equipped air-quality research aircraft making daily flights out of the Smyrna Airport
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Federal researchers are using Middle Tennessee as a base of operations for what they say is one of the largest air-quality studies in decades.
Two specially equipped aircraft are flying daily research missions across the southeast out of Smyrna Airport.
One goal of the study is to determine why temperatures aren't rising as quickly in the American South as they have across the rest of the country. The working theory is that pollution particles in southern skies are reflecting sunlight, lowering temperatures at ground level.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- More than 8000 Tennessee children needed a foster home this past year. The State had to place many of them in temporary care because there weren’t enough foster families to meet the demand.
Memphis based Youth Villages found homes for more than 150 mid-state children over the past year. The agency begins twice weekly training classes for prospective foster parents Thursday evening in Mufreesboro.
Youth Villages spokesman Blake Bohanan says new foster parents are provided with extensive training and ongoing 24-7 support.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three Tennessee clinics have received subpoenas for documents related to drugs from a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak last year.
The subpoenas were sent to St. Thomas Outpatient Neurological Center in Nashville, Specialty Surgery Center in Crossville and the PCA Pain Care Center in Oak Ridge. They were issued by attorneys representing patients in a consolidated federal lawsuit against New England Compounding Pharmacy Inc. in Framingham, Mass.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee is officially seeking bidders who want to drill natural gas wells on land it owns on the Cumberland Plateau. The Tennessean reports UT released its request for bids on Friday.
The proposal has generated controversy because it will involve a process known as fracking to extract the gas. Energy companies use the procedure to remove gas or oil from rock formations by forcing liquids underground at high pressure. Those opposed to the effort cite concerns that the process could pose to the environment.