Press Releases

May
19,
2022
| 14:18 PM America/New_York

Without ‘work-life balance,’ this protein may promote disease

New study characterizes behavior of human plastins in cells

A family of proteins that have a role in ensuring many types of cells move and maintain their shape may promote disease when they act like workaholics and disrupt the cellular environment, new
May
18,
2022
| 17:02 PM America/New_York

COVID booster needed for broad protection against omicron variants

Studies: 3rd dose generates enough antibodies for BA.2, deltacron, new sublineages

A COVID-19 booster shot will provide strong and broad antibody protection against the range of omicron sublineage variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in circulation, two new studies using serum from
May
12,
2022
| 15:59 PM America/New_York

Large-scale ocean sanctuaries could protect coral reefs from climate change

About 75% of all tropical reefs have experienced coral bleaching

Earth’s oceans are home to some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, but warming temperatures are causing many marine animals, including coral, to die out. 
May
11,
2022
| 14:02 PM America/New_York

Flu causes cardiac complications by directly infecting the heart

In mouse study, heart is unaffected by lung inflammation alone

Researchers have shown for the first time in mice that heart problems associated with the flu are not caused by raging inflammation in the lungs, as has long been predicted.
May
03,
2022
| 09:00 AM America/New_York

A better way to create compounds for pharmaceuticals, other chemicals

Study uses new process to make complex molecules

What do gunpowder, penicillin and Teflon all have in common? They were inventions that took the world by storm, but they were all created by complete accident. 
May
02,
2022
| 08:30 AM America/New_York

‘Resetting’ the injured brain offers clues for concussion treatment

In mice, ‘turning over’ cells reverses cognitive, behavior problems

New research in mice raises the prospects for development of post-concussion therapies that could ward off cognitive decline and depression, two common conditions among people who have experienced a
April
26,
2022
| 15:37 PM America/New_York

Moderate exercise improves immune response in breast cancer survivors

Study identifies factors that may dampen natural immunity

A new study in breast cancer survivors has found that chemotherapy, while a critical part of breast cancer therapy, may also have some lasting dampening effects on natural immunity, but moderate
April
22,
2022
| 15:30 PM America/New_York

Ohio State, Wilberforce University to partner for EcoCAR EV Challenge

Department of Energy, General Motors and MathWorks announce teams, vehicle

The Ohio State University, in partnership with Wilberforce University, earned a spot as one of the 15 universities to participate in the EcoCAR EV Challenge.  
April
22,
2022
| 14:00 PM America/New_York

Federal research funding has positive ‘ripple effects’

Study: Growth in grants stimulates investigations in new areas

Federal funding for biomedical research has a “ripple effect” of stimulating new studies even beyond the original purposes of a grant and may provide unexpected benefits, a new study
April
21,
2022
| 17:31 PM America/New_York

In State of the University address, President Johnson heralds Ohio State’s commitment to service, excellence

Research, debt-free education and Intel partnership among ‘big wins’

In her 2022 State of the University address, President Kristina M. Johnson emphasized The Ohio State University’s role in attracting Intel’s new semiconductor campus to Ohio and implementing the
April
20,
2022
| 14:00 PM America/New_York

Studies detail current, future obstacles to abortion care

Distance to care could as much as triple in Ohio in a post-Roe scenario

With an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision that is likely to further restrict abortion access, two new studies from The Ohio State University provide insights into what additional limits on