Barriers to health care increase disease, death risk for rural elderly

Research on adults ages 85 or older has found that rural residents have significantly higher levels of chronic disease, take more medications, and die earlier than their urban counterparts.

OSU applying to feds for permission to conduct industrial hemp research

OSU faculty submitted an application to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration seeking permission to conduct research on industrial hemp.

Storage advance may boost solar thermal energy potential

Engineers have identified a new approach for the storage of concentrated solar thermal energy, to reduce its cost and make it more practical for wider use.

Obese people need more vitamin E, but actually get less

Research suggests that people with metabolic syndrome need more vitamin E, but are actually getting less of this nutrient to the tissues that need it.

"Spring-mass" technology heralds the future of walking robots

Robotic technology created at OSU has achieved the most realistic implementation of human walking dynamics that has ever been done, and may become the pattern others will follow.

Vitamin D, xanthohumol may offer new approach to obesity epidemic

Two natural compounds, vitamin D and xanthohumol, appear to have the ability to address imbalances in gut microbiota that may set the stage for obesity and metabolic syndrome. 

Discovery about protein structure opens window on basic life process

Researchers have discovered a new way, never before considered possible, to characterize the folding of proteins, which is one of the most basic processes of life.

Ocean protection gaining momentum, but still lags progress made on land

Protection of ocean ecosystems is lagging far behind the efforts being made on land, even though significant progress has been made in the past decade.

Methodology could lead to more sustainable manufacturing systems

OSU engineers have created a "sustainable development methodology" to help make manufacturing processes more environmentally conscious, less wasteful and socially sustainable.

Discovery about new battery overturns decades of false assumptions

A discovery at OSU could pose a challenge and sustainable alternative to the widely-used lithium-ion battery.