Press Releases

November
15,
2021
| 10:00 AM America/New_York
The Ohio State University Board of Trustees and its committees will meet Tuesday, November 16 through Thursday, November 18. Paying special attention to social distancing recommendations, only President Kristina Johnson, members of the Board of
November
09,
2021
| 08:55 AM America/New_York

A potential role for ibuprofen in older adults’ immunity to RSV

Study in cotton rats suggests drug restores cell functions slowed by aging

New research suggests there may someday be a role for ibuprofen in providing older adults with lasting immunity against RSV, a virus commonly associated with infants and young kids that also rivals
November
05,
2021
| 08:25 AM America/New_York

Skeletor, poetry, hand-made art: Quaranzines tell COVID stories

Ohio State Libraries builds collection of COVID zines

In the spring of 2020, when much of the U.S. was locked down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jolie Braun, curator of modern literature and manuscripts for The Ohio State University Libraries, began
November
02,
2021
| 11:15 AM America/New_York

Chemo helps breast cancer cells get their ‘foot in the door’ to the lungs

Study in mice finds drug makes blood vessel walls leaky and sticky

A new study using mouse models adds to the evidence that chemotherapy can enhance cancer’s spread beyond the primary tumor, showing how one chemo drug allows breast cancer cells to squeeze through
October
26,
2021
| 14:14 PM America/New_York

The path from pollutants in food to a heightened allergic response

Study in mice suggests cadmium in the gut mimics vitamin D deficiency

Exposure to the heavy metal cadmium is known to irritate the stomach and lungs or cause kidney disease, but new research links another health issue to inadvertently ingesting low doses of the
October
20,
2021
| 10:51 AM America/New_York

“Like a magic trick,” certain proteins pass through cell walls

Study first to show how some toxins and drugs enter cells

For decades, scientists have wondered how large molecules such as proteins pass through cell walls, also known as plasma membranes, without leaving a trace. That ability is part of what makes certain
October
14,
2021
| 08:00 AM America/New_York

How highly processed foods harm memory in the aging brain

Study in animals suggests omega-3 supplement may reduce effects

Four weeks on a diet of highly processed food led to a strong inflammatory response in the brains of aging rats that was accompanied by behavioral signs of memory loss, a new study has
October
12,
2021
| 06:45 AM America/New_York

Worsening depression cuts survival in lung cancer patients

Study first to link path of psychological symptoms to lifespan

Lung cancer patients whose symptoms of depression got worse after diagnosis died significantly earlier than those whose symptoms stayed the same or improved, a new study shows.
October
04,
2021
| 07:50 AM America/New_York

Threatened rattlesnakes’ inbreeding makes species more resistant to bad mutations

Scientists complete first genomic analysis of Eastern massasaugas

The first look at a threatened rattlesnake species’ recent genetic history suggests that inbreeding necessitated by limited habitat may not be as detrimental as theory would predict it to
September
23,
2021
| 14:00 PM America/New_York

Vampire bats may coordinate with ‘friends’ over a bite to eat

Study tracks foraging behavior of 50 bats in the wild

Vampire bats that form bonds in captivity and continue those “friendships” in the wild also hunt together, meeting up over a meal after independent departures from the roost, according to a new
September
22,
2021
| 10:00 AM America/New_York

SpaceX satellite signals used like GPS to pinpoint location on Earth

Researchers find novel way to use Starlink system

Engineering researchers have developed a method to use signals broadcast by Starlink internet service satellites to accurately locate a position here on Earth, much like GPS does. It is the first