Press Releases

July
09,
2020
| 03:01 PM America/New_York

What happens when food first touches your tongue

How flavor flows over taste buds affects the way humans perceive taste, study finds

A new study might explain why humans register some tastes more quickly than others, potentially due to each flavor’s molecular size.
July
08,
2020
| 07:29 PM America/New_York

How good gut bacteria help reduce the risk for heart disease

Researchers identify a protein responsible for bacteria’s beneficial behavior

Scientists have discovered that one of the good bacteria found in the human gut has a benefit that has remained unrecognized until now: the potential to reduce the risk for heart
June
15,
2020
| 09:10 PM America/New_York
An Ohio State University undergraduate and U.S. Marine Corps veteran has been named a 2020 Tillman Military Scholar. Tom Wike is a senior working toward an undergraduate degree in social work with plans to earn a master’s degree. He is one of 60
June
03,
2020
| 02:04 AM America/New_York

Trustees elect new president, approve tuition and fees for 2020-21

New interim budget addresses COVID-19 financial uncertainties

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees today elected Kristina M. Johnson, PhD, as the 16th president in university history. President Michael Drake announced in November 2019 that he would
June
03,
2020
| 11:11 PM America/New_York

Ohio State announces plans for an autumn semester return to campuses

Plans will feature reduced density and be guided by health authorities and faculty expertise

The Ohio State University today announced that it plans to resume in-person classes for the autumn semester. The announcement was made by President Michael V. Drake at a meeting of the Board of
June
03,
2020
| 08:01 PM America/New_York

People try to do right by each other, no matter the motivation, study finds

Large-scale experiment shows people are more generous than not

People want to help each other, even when it costs them something, and even when the motivations to help don’t always align, a new study suggests.
June
03,
2020
| 05:02 PM America/New_York

Kristina M. Johnson appointed 16th president of The Ohio State University

Highly accomplished academic, entrepreneur to begin tenure September 1

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees today appointed Kristina M. Johnson, PhD, as the 16th president in university history. Johnson, who has served as chancellor of the State University of New
June
02,
2020
| 10:27 PM America/New_York

A satisfying romantic relationship may improve breast cancer survivors’ health

Study finds link between happy partnership, reduced stress and lower inflammation

Breast cancer survivors in romantic relationships who feel happy and satisfied with their partners may be at lower risk for a host of health problems, new research suggests.
June
01,
2020
| 05:15 PM America/New_York

The Milky Way has one very hot halo, astronomers find

Halos provide evidence about how galaxies form

The halo that surrounds our own Milky Way galaxy is much hotter than scientists once believed – and it may not be unique among galaxies. The new findings were presented at a meeting of the
June
01,
2020
| 04:30 PM America/New_York

$17M gift supports Ohio State’s College of Arts and Sciences, largest by an individual in college’s history

Gift will support several Ohio State initiatives, including new music building to be named after alumnus Ratmir Timashev and his family

The Ohio State University alumnus Ratmir Timashev and his wife, Angela Timashev, have committed their charitable foundation to provide $17 million to the College of Arts and
May
27,
2020
| 08:01 PM America/New_York

A few months of vaping puts healthy people on the brink of oral disease

Study findings call into question claims that e-cigarettes are safe, researchers say

Scientists who’ve taken the first look at bacteria in young and healthy vapers’ mouths say that the potential for future disease lies just below the surface.