Press Releases

September
30,
2022
| 11:03 AM America/New_York

Chipping away at the many unknowns of obscure animal viruses

Study reveals human spillover potential of an African primate virus

Researchers have identified enough biological details about a virus endemic in African primates to suggest that this virus, which causes a hemorrhagic fever disease in monkeys, has decent potential
September
26,
2022
| 08:03 AM America/New_York

Young kids avoid one learning trap that often snares adults

Children can’t focus attention, which can sometimes be helpful

Children have a secret power that helps them avoid a “learning trap” that adults may sometimes fall into: Kids just can’t focus their attention.
September
21,
2022
| 08:07 AM America/New_York

How white consumers helped drive discrimination by businesses

Study finds federal legislation needed to ensure equal treatment

A new study provides the best evidence to date that preferences of white consumers helped drive private businesses to discriminate against Black customers before the Civil Rights Act of
September
20,
2022
| 08:08 AM America/New_York

The first look at how rabies affects vampire bat social behavior

Grooming decreases before death, but no evidence of increased aggression found

Vampire bats infected with the rabies virus aren’t likely to act stereotypically “rabid,” according to a new study – instead, infected male bats tended to withdraw socially, scaling back on the
September
19,
2022
| 08:24 AM America/New_York

How ideology shaped the U.S. response to the Ukraine invasion

New book shows ideological concerns permeate foreign relations

Although some politicians and analysts argue that U.S. foreign policy should somehow rise above ideology, the evidence suggests that isn’t possible, according to a historian who edited a new book on
September
15,
2022
| 15:13 PM America/New_York

Recreating “ghost neighborhoods” destroyed by highways

Ohio State researchers studying impact on vulnerable communities

Researchers are digitally recreating  “ghost neighborhoods” in Columbus that were destroyed to build interstate highways, so that people can see, and researchers can study, what was
September
13,
2022
| 10:55 AM America/New_York

U.S. presidential narcissism linked to longer wars

Study suggests some leaders base decisions on self-interest

U.S. wars last longer under presidents who score high on a measure of narcissism, new research suggests.
September
07,
2022
| 17:02 PM America/New_York

Neutralizing antibodies from single COVID-19 booster steadily decline

In study, antibody levels were restored in people with second booster

Neutralizing antibody levels against the original COVID-19 virus and omicron variants in vaccinated adults tend to decline by at least 15% per month after a single booster shot, a new study using
September
07,
2022
| 10:03 AM America/New_York

Can achieving beneficial ketone levels improve metabolic health in the military?

Ohio State scientists will seek answers with $10 million Department of Defense grant

A series of upcoming studies will explore whether the grind of active-duty military life and veterans’ disproportionately high incidence of chronic illness could be tamed by lifestyle interventions
September
06,
2022
| 16:04 PM America/New_York

Finding what drives the spread of a severe parasitic disease in Eastern Africa

Ohio State to co-lead Tropical Medicine Research Center studying leishmaniasis

A newly funded Tropical Medicine Research Center at The Ohio State University will study factors that drive transmission and spread of visceral leishmaniasis, a serious parasitic disease in Eastern
August
31,
2022
| 08:12 AM America/New_York

Humble leaders can help make groups more effective

Study of teachers links leadership to psychological empowerment

Leaders of teacher groups who were thought of as humble helped improve professionalism and collaboration among team members, new research has shown.