Press Releases

January
17,
2020
| 04:00 PM America/New_York

Acid reflux drugs may have negative side effects for breast cancer survivors

Study links use of drug with poorer concentration, memory

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
January
16,
2020
| 09:41 PM America/New_York

What’s a halo made of? Scientists have new insights on the galactic kind

Study finds new elements, hotter temperatures in the Milky Way

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
January
16,
2020
| 05:00 PM America/New_York

Fossil is the oldest-known scorpion

Researchers think it was one of the first animals to spend time on land

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
January
15,
2020
| 03:28 PM America/New_York

Study: Pig virus is easily transmitted among chickens and turkeys

First test of cross-species transmission suggests potential for human susceptibility

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
January
06,
2020
| 05:01 PM America/New_York

Finding a new way to fight late-stage sepsis

Researchers manipulate natural process to boost cells’ antibacterial properties

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
January
02,
2020
| 08:01 PM America/New_York

Simplifying how scientists share data

Researchers develop new open-source system to manage and share complex datasets

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
December
18,
2019
| 10:32 PM America/New_York

Understanding what makes black pigment black

Scientists try to understand melanin

Scientists have for the first time “unmixed” the black pigment that colors our skin and gives bananas their spots.
December
16,
2019
| 05:04 PM America/New_York

Heat or eat? How one energy conservation strategy may hurt vulnerable populations

Demand-based billing disproportionately increases costs, compromises health for some users

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
December
15,
2019
| 10:01 PM America/New_York
Autumn 2019 commencement The Ohio State University Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 2 p.m., Schottenstein Center Number of degrees and certificates Doctoral 208 Professional 13 Masters 425 Bachelors
December
13,
2019
| 07:16 PM America/New_York

A mission to find the next Earth

Astronomers present a concept for the next NASA flagship mission

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
December
12,
2019
| 08:00 PM America/New_York

Knee-jerk vaping bans will fail public health, experts argue

Evidence supports e-cigarettes as a harm-reduction tool

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.