By Pam Frost Gorder In the nearly 150 years that Mirror Lake has flowed through a hollow on Ohio State University’s Columbus campus, generations of students have watched its transformation from a tiny natural spring, to a stream, to a fountain paved in stone. Now, the university will begin a study to explore the lake’s […]
By Jeff Grabmeier If you think the Hunger Games novels are too violent for their intended young readers, try re-reading classic children’s books from the past. From Snow White to Tarzan of the Apes to Harry Potter, literature for children and teens has always been awash in violence and murder, according to a new book […]
By Jeff McCallister Caroline Whitacre, OSU’s vice president for Research, said the key to Ohio State achieving its overriding goal of eminence lies, of course, in its tremendous breadth. But it must be more than that, she told a crowded U.S. Bank Conference Theater Nov. 6 in her annual State of Research address — actually, […]
Researchers exploring the link between newborn infections and later behavior and movement problems have found that inflammation in the brain keeps cells from accessing iron that they need to perform a critical role in brain development.
Ohio State has committed to addressing a common problem in higher education — the ability of dual-career couples to find employment at the same or nearby institutions.
Ohio State’s first publicly accessible green roof is open to visitors at Howlett Hall on the campus of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Some overweight older adults don’t need to lose weight to extend their lives, but they could risk an earlier death if they pack on more pounds.
The science behind the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was 50 years in the making — and is partly attributable to Ohio State physicists who devoted their professional lives to finding a mysterious subatomic particle.
A lens invented at The Ohio State University combines the focusing ability of a human eye with the wide-angle view of an insect eye to capture images with depth. The results could be smartphones that rival digital cameras and surgical imaging that enables doctors to see inside the human body like never before.
Ohio State has received an $18.7 million federal grant to establish a research center devoted to the study of tobacco use patterns, industry marketing practices and public perceptions that will help the Food and Drug Administration put science behind its new role in regulating tobacco.