Denied the chance to cheat or steal, people turn to violent video games

EEV: Oh, Really?   Contact: Brad Bushman Bushman.20@osu.edu 614-688-8779 Ohio State University COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new study suggests that people get frustrated when they are offered the opportunity to cheat or steal and that chance is then taken away from them. Other studies have shown that blocking people from achieving their positive goals increases…

Zinc helps against infection by tapping brakes in immune response

Contact: Daren Knoell Daren.Knoell@osumc.edu 614-292-0075 Ohio State University COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research suggests that zinc helps control infections by gently tapping the brakes on the immune response in a way that prevents out-of-control inflammation that can be damaging and even deadly. Scientists determined in human cell culture and animal studies that a protein lures…

PCBs, other pollutants may play role in pregnancy delay

Contact: Robert Bock or Marianne Glass Miller 301-496-5134 NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development NIH study finds delays after exposure to pesticides, industrial chemicals Couples with high levels of PCBs and similar environmental pollutants take longer to achieve pregnancy in comparison to other couples with lower levels of the pollutants, according to a…

77th Health Research Report 10 MAR 2010 – Reconstruction

    In this issue: Foodborne illness costs US $152 billion annually, landmark report estimates Study shows pine bark reduces blood pressure, counteracts kidney damage caused by hypertension VITAMIN D LIFTS MOOD DURING COLD WEATHER MONTHS Hormone replacement therapy linked to increased lung cancer risk Virus infections may be contributing factor in onset of gluten…

Specific kind of vitamin E can prevent nerve cells from dying after a stroke, new research suggests

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Chandan Sen chandan.sen@osumc.edu 614-247-7786 Ohio State University   STUDY REVEALS HOW ONE FORM OF NATURAL VITAMIN E PROTECTS BRAIN AFTER STROKE COLUMBUS, Ohio – Blocking the function of an enzyme in the brain with a specific kind of vitamin E can prevent nerve cells from dying after a stroke,…

Link Found Between Child Prodigies and Autism

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new study of eight child prodigies suggests a possible link between these children’s special skills and autism. Of the eight prodigies studied, three had a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. As a group, the prodigies also tended to have slightly elevated scores on a test of autistic traits, when compared to…

Merkel cell polyomavirus linked to Skin Cancer : Developed a mutation that causes it to integrate into host-cell DNA

2009 study posted for filing   Study Links Virus To Some Cases Of Common Skin Cancer   COLUMBUS, Ohio – A virus discovered last year in a rare form of skin cancer has also been found in people with the second most common form of skin cancer among Americans, according to researchers at the Ohio…

Social contact can ease pain related to nerve damage, animal study suggests

Contact: Adam Hinzey Adam.Hinzey@osumc.edu Ohio State University COLUMBUS, Ohio – Companionship has the potential to reduce pain linked to nerve damage, according to a new study. Mice that were paired with a cage-mate showed lower pain responses and fewer signs of inflammation in their nervous system after undergoing surgery that affected their nerves than did…