Injuries mount along with Clemson’s lead on UConn

It went almost unnoticed last week, but with its victory against Louisville, Clemson became bowl-eligible for the 16th consecutive season. The Tiger have won 10 or more games for 10 consecutive seasons, so getting the six wins needed to receive a bowl berth isn’t a fist-pumping achievement.

UConn (1-8) isn’t expected to offer Clemson (6-3) much of a challenge. But the Huskies do offer the Tigers an opportunity.

Clemson will not receive an invitation into the College Football Playoffs for the first time since 2014, and it faces a daunting uphill climb to return to the ACC Championship Game.

What’s left for the Tigers is to earn a berth in the best bowl possible. Prestige and location are key words there. Clemson’s reputation as one of the top programs of the past decade will help, but so will putting together impressive wins. Those have been difficult for Clemson to

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Kyle Young, Duane Washington Lead Ohio State to Emphatic Win Over Maryland

Kyle Young is playing the best basketball of his career. Considering that he’s hardly been a regular on the practice floor lately as he tries to get his lower body healthy, his performances for the Buckeyes against Iowa and now Maryland have shined that much brighter.

Thanks to the most productive 2-game stretch of Young’s career, Ohio State knocked off the Maryland Terrapins on the road, 73-65. The Buckeyes have now won eight of their last nine games, including five in a row.

Young finished with 16 against Iowa and 18 tonight. All but five of those points came in the second half as the Buckeyes dug themselves out of an early offensive funk to bury the Terps at the XFINITY Center.

Ohio State got off to a slow start offensively, but they never let up on the defensive end of the floor against a sneaky Maryland team that has

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Developer of the World’s First Instant COVID-19 Test, Blink Science, Inc., Will Help Lead Global Medical Passport Initiatives

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ATLANTA, Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Blink Science, Inc., a global company that is revolutionizing point-of-care medical diagnostics and data systems, will lead global initiatives to unify medical passports.

Blink Science will help drive international, public-private coalitions such as The Commons Project and the Vaccination Credential Initiative as they leverage technology to safeguard public health and enable individuals to share verified health data. Other coalition members include Carin, Cerner, Epic, Evernorth, IBM Watson, Mayo Clinic, Microsoft, Mitre, Oracle, Safe Health, and Salesforce.

Blink Science is developing blinkPASSPORT™ — an app-based medical passport platform that will empower individuals to carry their own verified COVID-19 test results and vaccination records on their phones and tablets and share them securely. Organizations and venues will use the companion blinkVERIFY™ app to scan blinkPASSPORT

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High doses of saccharin don’t lead to diabetes in healthy adults, study finds

High doses of saccharin don't lead to diabetes in healthy adults, study finds
Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center conducted a study expecting to confirm how artificial sweeteners contribute to glucose intolerance, but surprisingly learned that the sweeteners have no adverse effects on healthy adults and do not change metabolic profiles or lead to diabetes. Credit: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

For those trying to live a healthy lifestyle, the choice between sugar and artificial sweeteners such as saccharin can be confusing. A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Medicine found the sugar substitute saccharin doesn’t lead to the development of diabetes in healthy adults as previous studies have suggested.

The study findings are published in the journal Microbiome.

“It’s not that the findings of previous studies are wrong, they just didn’t adequately control for things like underlying health conditions, diet choices

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