Research offers promising new approach to treatment of lung cancer

A new drug delivery system could significantly improve the treatment of lung cancer, using nanotechnology as a carrier to inhale the chemotherapeutic drugs directly into the lungs.

Study traces origin of cirrus clouds primarily to mineral dust and metals

Researchers studying cirrus clouds have found the wispy trails of ice crystals form primarily on dust particles and unusual metal particles – which may be influenced by human activities.

Outpatients, hospital patients face different problems with antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is now as bad in some outpatient, community settings as it is in hospitals, and researchers say more needs to be done to study the issue.

Excess vitamin E intake not a health concern

A review of mechanisms the body uses to excrete excess vitamin E make it clear that it's almost impossible to take toxic levels of this nutrient. Deficiency is a much more important concern.

Co-Q10 deficiency may relate to statin drugs, diabetes risk

OSU pharmacy researchers have discovered that co-enzyme Q10 appears in laboratory tests to offset a serious side effect of statin drugs - an increase in adult onset diabetes.

Invention could make spent nuclear fuel useful for irradiation purposes

An OSU engineering student has invented a way to use spent nuclear fuel for a useful purpose: the irradiation of medical supplies, food or other products.

Pedestrians at serious risk when drivers are "permitted" to turn left

A "permitted" left turn in heavy traffic poses a serious risk to pedestrian safety, a new study shows, because drivers may not look to see if pedestrians are present.