Ohio State News (Research News)

2020
January
24,
2020
| 07:50 PM America/New_York
Earlier this week, the Ohio State News team presented the second annual “Coolest Science Story” award to Xiaoying Zhao, a postdoctoral researcher in the university’s Department of Food Science and Technology. Zhao and her team developed an Earth-frie...
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January
20,
2020
| 05:01 PM America/New_York
Scientists for the first time have developed a single molecule that can absorb sunlight efficiently and also act as a catalyst to transform solar energy into hydrogen, a clean alternative to fuel for things like gas-powered vehicles. ...
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January
17,
2020
| 04:00 PM America/New_York
Acid reflux drugs that are sometimes recommended to ease stomach problems during cancer treatment may have an unintended side effect: impairment of breast cancer survivors’ memory and concentration. ...
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January
16,
2020
| 09:41 PM America/New_York
The halo that surrounds our Milky Way galaxy is hotter and made up of different proportions of elements than scientists previously thought, new research shows. The findings are the first to show that multiple gases exist in the Milky Way’s halo — or ...
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January
16,
2020
| 05:00 PM America/New_York
Scientists studying fossils collected 35 years ago have identified them as the oldest-known scorpion species, a prehistoric animal from about 437 million years ago. The researchers found that the animal likely had the capacity to breathe in both anci...
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January
15,
2020
| 03:28 PM America/New_York
The first animal study of a pig virus’s potential to jump to another species shows that the virus, once introduced to a select group of birds, is easily transmitted to healthy chickens and turkeys. ...
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January
08,
2020
| 07:47 PM America/New_York
The award for coolest Ohio State science story of 2019 goes to a team of researchers who are working on a promising biodegradable alternative to the plastic that covers grocery-store food. ...
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January
07,
2020
| 12:00 PM America/New_York
When college students post about feelings of depression on Facebook, their friends are unlikely to encourage them to seek help, a small study suggests. ...
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January
06,
2020
| 05:01 PM America/New_York
Researchers have developed a way to prop up a struggling immune system to enable its fight against sepsis, a deadly condition resulting from the body’s extreme reaction to infection. ...
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January
02,
2020
| 08:01 PM America/New_York
A research team has developed an open-source data-management system that the scientists hope will solve all of those problems. The researchers outlined their system today in the journal PLOS ONE. ...
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2019
December
30,
2019
| 07:28 PM America/New_York
A growing number of Chinese scientists working in the United States and other parts of the world are returning to their homeland, enhancing China’s research productivity. ...
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December
30,
2019
| 05:12 PM America/New_York
Radical chemistry, LEGOs and the betterment of humanity: Six questions for a scientist with David Nagib, chemistry professor at The Ohio State University Department.  ...
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December
26,
2019
| 12:00 PM America/New_York
 How much you enjoy the new Star Wars movie will depend a lot on your expectations going in, a new study suggests. ...
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December
18,
2019
| 10:32 PM America/New_York
Scientists have for the first time “unmixed” the black pigment that colors our skin and gives bananas their spots. ...
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December
16,
2019
| 09:03 PM America/New_York
Scientists have developed a new gene-therapy technique by transforming human cells into mass producers of tiny nano-sized particles full of genetic material that has the potential to reverse disease processes. ...
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December
16,
2019
| 05:04 PM America/New_York
Any economic and conservation benefits associated with time-of-use electricity billing could be achieved at the expense of some of the most vulnerable citizens in our society: people with disabilities and the elderly, new research suggests. ...
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December
13,
2019
| 07:16 PM America/New_York
Astronomers are making the case for a new mission to search for Earth-like planets outside our solar system. The mission, nicknamed “HabEx” for “The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory,” would use a telescope with a mirror larger than Hubble’s, and would...
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December
12,
2019
| 08:00 PM America/New_York
Bans and other policies restricting e-cigarette sales could do more public harm than good, according to a group of public-health, tobacco-policy and ethics experts. ...
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December
12,
2019
| 04:21 PM America/New_York
The out-of-pocket financial burden for insured working Americans is substantial and growing – especially when it comes to out-of-network, non-emergency hospital care, a new study has found. Researchers at The Ohio State University analyzed claims fro...
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December
11,
2019
| 05:20 PM America/New_York
Scientists have released satellite images that, for the first time, show how fast Greenland’s glaciers are retreating. The images, presentated at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, s show a sharp increase in retreat beginning aroun...
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December
11,
2019
| 02:00 PM America/New_York
Country music songwriters must perform a careful dance when they work with famous singers who may be less talented at writing songs but bring the needed star power to attract fans – and, importantly, to get the song recorded in the first place, resea...
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December
09,
2019
| 09:00 PM America/New_York
The last remaining tropical glaciers between the Himalayas and the Andes will disappear in the next decade – and possibly sooner – due to climate change, a new study has found. The glaciers in Papua, Indonesia, are “the canaries in the coal mine” for...
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December
09,
2019
| 12:00 PM America/New_York
Along with partisan news outlets and political blogs, there’s another surprising source of misinformation on controversial topics – it’s you. ...
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December
05,
2019
| 07:00 PM America/New_York
Help us choose the "coolest science story of the year" by voting in Ohio State’s second-annual “Coolest Science Story of the Year” competition.  ...
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December
05,
2019
| 02:53 PM America/New_York
A research team has reported seeing, for the first time, atomic scale defects that dictate the properties of a new and powerful semiconductor. The study, published earlier this month in the journal Physical Review X, shows a fundamental aspect of how...
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December
04,
2019
| 04:32 PM America/New_York
About one-third of patients newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer have moderate to severe symptoms of depression, a new study suggests. ...
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December
03,
2019
| 10:01 PM America/New_York
Long-term treatment with gabapentin, a commonly prescribed drug for nerve pain, could help restore upper limb function after a spinal cord injury, new research in mice suggests. ...
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November
26,
2019
| 05:01 PM America/New_York
Seven Ohio State University researchers have been elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, one of the most prestigious honors a U.S. scientist can receive. Fellows are elected by their academic peers because o...
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November
25,
2019
| 06:29 PM America/New_York
Even when both male and female college students say they want to pursue a major with the best earnings prospects, the majors men choose are higher paying than the majors women choose. ...
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November
21,
2019
| 12:00 PM America/New_York
The world’s love for chocolate has helped decimate protected forests in western Africa as some residents have turned protected areas into illegal cocoa farms and hunting grounds. ...
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