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10:55am

Mon January 27, 2014
Science

Bee Keeping Makes Dramatic Comeback in Tennessee

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn, (WMOT)  --  The number of Tennesseans keeping bees has grown dramatically in recent years, according to local keepers.

Nashville Area Beekeepers Association President Joel White says the number of active hives in the state continues to grow.

"in 2007, there were less than 6,000 colonies of bees in the State of Tennessee. Last year, for the first time, it’s gone over 20,000. So, yes, more people are becoming interested in it. Last year in our beginning bee school that we had in February we had 123 people take the class.”

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7:41am

Fri November 15, 2013
Science

Tenn. Baby Illnesses Tied to Parents Nixing Newborn Shot

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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.

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8:58am

Thu November 14, 2013
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MTSU Plants First Ginseng Seeds at University Farm

State Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, views ginseng samples through a microscope in the Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research in MTSU’s Davis Science Building Nov. 13.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University has broken ground on an initiative to grow ginseng at the school's experiential learning and research center in Lascassas.

The Daily News Journal reports MTSU and state officials planted the first ginseng seeds on Wednesday 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.

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6:03am

Wed November 13, 2013
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MTSU to Grow Ginseng at University's Farm

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.
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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.

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10:32am

Tue October 29, 2013
Science

Scientist Works to Identify the Remains of American MIAs

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.

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