Press Releases

December
05,
2019
| 07:00 PM America/New_York
During this past year Ohio State researchers published some 22,000 journal articles, about topics ranging from a new blood test for fibromyalgia to the 17 ways your face conveys happiness to how
December
05,
2019
| 02:53 PM America/New_York

Scientists see defects in potential new semiconductor

Discovery could help in effort to make high-powered electronics more efficient

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
December
03,
2019
| 10:01 PM America/New_York

A common drug could help restore limb function after spinal cord injury

In mouse study, nerve pain drug gabapentin promotes regeneration of neural circuits

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.
November
26,
2019
| 05:01 PM America/New_York

Seven Ohio State researchers named AAAS fellows

Honor is one of the highest a U.S. scientist can receive

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
November
21,
2019
| 10:30 PM America/New_York

Ohio State University trustees deliver President Drake’s performance review

Board also hears from former students who report experiences of sexual misconduct by Richard Strauss

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees today approved numerous projects and proposals and completed President Michael V. Drake’s annual performance review. “As a board, we want to confirm our
November
21,
2019
| 01:16 PM America/New_York

Michael V. Drake announces presidential transition

Ohio State’s 15th president to retire from his current role in 2020

Michael V. Drake, MD, who has served as president of The Ohio State University since June 2014, has announced that he will retire from the role next year.
November
14,
2019
| 06:04 PM America/New_York

Design flaw could open Bluetooth devices to hacking

New research shows the way devices “talk” to apps leaves them vulnerable

Mobile apps that work with Bluetooth devices have an inherent design flaw that makes them vulnerable to hacking, new research has found.
November
14,
2019
| 05:30 PM America/New_York

How a warming world may alter functions of the oceans’ organisms

Scientists identify characteristics of tiny sea life influenced by water temperature

New research takes scientists a step closer to identifying important characteristics of the communities of ocean organisms we rely on to aid the planet – as well as understanding how a warming
November
13,
2019
| 08:02 PM America/New_York

First look at thermostat wars suggests women may be losing these battles

How household occupants describe temperature discussions differs among men and women

Your characterization of the thermostat war going on in your house is likely to depend at least in part on whether you’re a man or a woman, new research suggests.
November
13,
2019
| 03:10 PM America/New_York

Sex workers’ preferences for HIV prevention center on convenience

Malawi study highlights opportunities to optimize use of PrEP

Preventing HIV in sex workers is a powerful tool in lowering the worldwide burden of the disease, and a new study could help ensure that high-risk women take advantage of medical
November
11,
2019
| 07:42 PM America/New_York

The gut may be the ticket to reducing chemo’s side effects

Study in mice shows chemo affects gut, inflammation and cognitive problems

In a new study, scientists observed several simultaneous reactions in mice given a common chemotherapy drug: Their gut bacteria and tissue changed, their blood and brains showed signs of