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March 26, 2020

Microwave ovens produce radio-frequency waves that cause the water molecules in an object to vibrate. This vibration causes friction, which allows the object to heat up to a temperature that can kill germs.

That's why microwaves are sometimes used to disinfect items such as a household sponge, as they are a hotbed for viruses and bacteria.

However, research has found mixed results on whether a microwave can effectively kill germs on a sponge, or even in food. Here's what you need to know.

March 25, 2020

A recent TEDxColumbus talk on innovation and nursing was given by Tim Raderstorf, DNP, RN. Tim is a nurse, teacher, and Chief Innovation Officer at Ohio State University, and co-author of the book Evidence-based Leadership, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in Nursing and Healthcare.

March 23, 2020

You want to help, right? That’s what Buckeyes do — we help.

And many of us are wondering right now what we can do to pay forward during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak while also practicing social distancing to combat the spread of the virus.

One way is to use your mind.

“We need to better utilize each other’s skill sets, to lean on each other in this time of need and uncertainty,” said Tim Raderstorf, chief innovation officer at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. “This is a fortuitous opportunity to help the community.”