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DNA-based robots

​Breakthrough in Controlling DNA-Based Robots

Researchers have devised a magnetic control system to make tiny DNA-based robots move on demand—and much faster than recently possible. In the journal Nature Communications, Carlos...
Engines and Fuels, EcoCAR 3

The Ohio State Takes Home the Top Spot in EcoCAR 3...

Today, the Energy Department is announcing that The Ohio State has taken home first place in the final year of EcoCAR 3, an Advanced...
Bacterial toxinsvideo

​Bacterial Toxins Wreak Havoc by Crippling Cellular Infrastructure

Bacterial toxins can wreak mass havoc within cells by shutting down multiple essential functions at once, a new study has found. The discovery could one...
Synthetic leathervideo

​A Better Fake Leather, Inspired by Plants

If you’ve ever stained your favorite leather-look jacket or had to peel your bare legs from a sticky vinyl car seat in the summer,...
bipolar disorder

​Vitamin D Blood Test May One Day Speed Bipolar Diagnosis in...

A blood test may have the potential to speed accurate diagnosis – and proper treatment – of bipolar disorder in children, new research suggests. Researchers...
quantum fluids

“Frogs” and “Mushrooms” Bubble up in Quantum Fluids

Quantum fluids may mix in very weird ways, according to new computer simulations of exotic states of matter known as Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs). Far in the future, BECs may...
snow

How Much Snow Accumulates in North America Each Year? More Than...

There’s a lot more snow piling up in the mountains of North America than anyone knew, according to a first-of-its-kind study. Scientists have revised an...
smart fabrics

Embroidering Electronics into the Next Generation of ‘Smart’ Fabrics

Archaeology reveals that humans started wearing clothes some 170,000 years ago, very close to the second-to-last ice age. Even now, though, most modern humans wear clothes...
heart valves

Engineers, Physicians Team to Replace Heart Valves Using Personalized Modeling

Physicians at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are taking an innovative approach to improve care for patients receiving aortic valve replacements. They’re working alongside...
immune cells

Adult Human Immune Cells Have Stem Cell-Like Function That Stimulates Healing

A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center shows that human immune cells have stem cell-like function that can help...
gene editing

Newly Discovered CRISPR Mechanism May Help Prevent Dangerous Errors

Even as CRISPR gene-editing technology is offering insights into genetic diseases, researchers are discovering new things about how it actually works. In the first of two papers just published...
Alzheimer’svideo

Ohio State Study of Brain Pacemaker Shows Promise in Slowing Decline...

While most treatments for Alzheimer’s disease focus on improving memory, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center conducted a study aimed at slowing the...
supplement

Women Run Faster After Taking Newly Developed Supplement, Study Finds

A new study found that women who took a specially prepared blend of minerals and nutrients for a month saw their 3-mile run times...
mosquito

Flower or Flesh? Genetics Explain Mosquito Preference

Imagine a world in which mosquitoes choose blossoms over blood. Nice, right? There already exists a mosquito species called Wyeomyia smithii in which most of the...
Pancreatic Cells

Tiny Bilirubin-filled Capsules Could Improve Survival of Transplanted Pancreatic Cells

By encapsulating bilirubin within tiny nanoparticles, researchers from North Carolina State University and the Ohio State University have improved the survival rates of pancreatic...
quantum

Single-Photon Detector Can Count to Four

Engineers have shown that a widely used method of detecting single photons can also count the presence of at least four photons at a...
anti-drug

​Brain Scans May Reveal Most Effective Anti-Drug Messages

What if you could look into the brains of potential drug abusers and see what messages would be most likely to persuade them to...
drone

Study Finds Drones More Damaging Than Bird Strikes to Planes

As part of a multi-institution Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) study focused on unmanned aerial systems, researchers at The Ohio State University are helping quantify...
quantum encryption

High-Speed Quantum Encryption May Help Secure the Future Internet

Recent advances in quantum computers may soon give hackers access to machines powerful enough to crack even the toughest of standard internet security codes....
greenhouse gas

Researchers Pin down One Source of a Potent Greenhouse Gas

A study of a Lake Erie wetland suggests that scientists have vastly underestimated the number of places methane-producing microbes can survive—and, as a result,...