Press Releases

September
15,
2020
| 11:54 AM America/New_York

Pet laser pointers have enough power to “blast away” cells in the back of the eye

Rare high-powered imaging enables detailed look at individual retinal cells

Laser pointers used to exercise pets may seem like safe and simple low-powered devices, but an Ohio teen learned the hard way that staring at the narrow beam can cause permanent eye
September
02,
2020
| 14:19 PM America/New_York

Experimental vaccine that boosts antigen production shows promise against COVID-19

In animal studies, nanoparticle treatment induces antibodies against SARS-CoV-2

A bioengineering technique to boost production of specific proteins could be the basis of an effective vaccine against the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, new research
August
25,
2020
| 17:00 PM America/New_York

Ohio State shares aggregate COVID-19 testing information

Data dashboard on Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website will help inform public, university decision making

The Ohio State University today published aggregate test results from its comprehensive COVID-19 testing program and unveiled a data dashboard that will be updated weekly to inform the public about
August
24,
2020
| 15:06 PM America/New_York

In one cancer therapy, two halves are safer than a whole

Splitting immunotoxins in half could increase their specificity toward cancers, study suggests

Splitting one type of cancer drug in half and delivering the pieces separately to cancer cells could reduce life-threatening side effects and protect healthy, non-cancerous cells, a new study
August
24,
2020
| 14:44 PM America/New_York

University takes next step with new inpatient hospital

1.9 million-square-foot facility to enhance research, clinical training and patient care

After extensive planning, the largest single facilities project ever undertaken at The Ohio State University seeks Board of Trustees approval this week. At 1.9 million-square-feet, The Ohio State
August
24,
2020
| 12:21 PM America/New_York

Each human gut has a viral “fingerprint”

New database consists of over 33,000 unique viral populations in the gut

Each person’s gut virus composition is as unique as a fingerprint, according to the first study to assemble a comprehensive database of viral populations in the human digestive
August
21,
2020
| 10:48 AM America/New_York

Rogue planets could outnumber the stars

Upcoming NASA mission will search for planets in the Milky Way without their own sun

An upcoming NASA mission could find that there are more rogue planets – planets that float in space without orbiting a sun – than there are stars in the Milky Way, a new study
August
13,
2020
| 14:00 PM America/New_York

A watershed moment for U.S. water quality

Scientists decry federal rule that removes protection from ‘unconnected’ streams and wetlands

A new federal rule that determines how the Clean Water Act is implemented leaves millions of miles of streams and acres of wetlands unprotected based on selective interpretation of case law and a
August
11,
2020
| 14:00 PM America/New_York

Understanding more about magnets at the atomic level

Physics discovery could lay the groundwork for future electronics design

Researchers have found new properties of very thin magnetic layers – just a few atoms deep – that could lead to better ways to store large amounts of data on smaller devices.
August
11,
2020
| 11:00 AM America/New_York

Young nearsighted kids benefit from bifocal contact lenses, study shows

Research identifies ‘sweet spot’ of added correction that doesn’t compromise vision

Bifocal contact lenses aren’t just for aging eyes anymore. In nearsighted kids as young as 7 years old, multifocal contact lenses with a heavy dose of added reading power can dramatically slow
August
07,
2020
| 14:06 PM America/New_York

Video celebrates the Ohio State summer 2020 graduates

University will award more than 1,700 degrees in virtual ceremony

The Ohio State University is celebrating its summer 2020 graduates with a special 30-minute video recognizing some of the achievements of the class. The university will award 1,763 degrees and