"Eyespots" in butterflies shown to distract predatory attack

Some experiments have shown how butterflies can use "eyespots" to deflect attacks on them, and live long enough to reproduce.

"Antibiogram" use in nursing facilities could help improve antibiotic use, effectiveness

Research at OSU suggests that "antibiograms" could improve the use antibiotics in an appropriate and judicious manner, and reduce problems with antibiotic resistance.

PNAS Commentary: Study sheds new light on sea level rise at last ice age

A new study suggesting that the contribution of the Antarctic ice sheets to sea level rise is less than once thought has significant implications for future sea level change, according to a commentary by OSU's Peter Clark.

"Mild" control of systolic blood pressure in older adults is adequate: 150 is good enough

An analysis has found that "mild" control of systolic blood pressure to 150 or below is adequate for older adults - medications to achieve lower levels is unnecessary.

Hygienic funerals, better protection for health workers offer best chance to stop Ebola

Researchers from OSU and Yale University have outlined in the journal Science the steps they feel are most effectively going to contain the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Running robots of future may learn from world's best two-legged runners: birds

The best bipedal runners in the world may be birds, and OSU researchers are studying them to make better robots.

New study shows three abrupt pulse of CO2 during last deglaciation

A new study shows that the rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide that contributed to the end of the last ice age was characterized by three “pulses” of rapid C02 increase.

Oral contraception may become renewed option for HIV-positive women

New research has found that HIV-positive women receiving one of the most common forms of drug therapy should be able to use at least some forms of oral contraceptives for birth control.

Study: Could sleeper sharks be preying on protected Steller sea lions?

Pacific sleeper sharks, a slow-moving species thought of as primarily a scavenger or predator of fish, may be preying on something larger – protected Steller sea lions in the Gulf of Alaska.

Scientists discover carbonate rocks are unrecognized methane sink

Rocky assemblages known as authigenic carbonates in many oceans contain methane-eating microbes that constitute a previously unknown "sink" for this potent greenhouse gas.