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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — In the race to defeat COVID-19, much of the focus has been on vaccines that stimulate the body’s immune system to prepare for an attack. But a research team at Ohio University is focused on another approach: Shut down the genetic machinery that allows the virus to replicate. The team is… Read More
Brains affected by autism appear to share a problem with cells that make myelin, the insulating coating surrounding nerve fibers that controls the speed at which the fibers convey electrical signals.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State University says it had a record-breaking year for research in fiscal 2019 with nearly $930 million in research expenditures, representing a 6.2% increase from the previous year. The university reported the numbers as part of its submission to the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development Survey, which… Read More
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is backing a study to take an in-depth look at the genetic factors behind substance use disorder. Yost believes this will be a critical step towards data-based prevention efforts. Yost says the common approach to the opioid epidemic is referred to as a three-legged stool; law enforcement, treatment, education/prevention. But… Read More
Scientists around the world are working to correct a problem with genetic health information — too much of it is currently based on samples of Europeans.
An inspector general report from the Department of Health and Human Services found that 100,000 kids who were newly prescribed ADHD medication didn’t see a care provider for months afterward.
The Convo on Ohio University’s campus usually showcases the university’s top athletes, but on Thursday, OU’s best researchers and most creative students were the All-Stars. Participants in this year’s Student Research and Creativity Expo worked hard to prepare to present their best work. The expo allowed Savannah Crawford, a senior studying printmaking, and Ryan Brown, a… Read More