Living Ohio man Donald Miller ruled ‘legally dead’

  A US man declared dead after he disappeared nearly three decades ago cannot now be declared officially alive, though he has returned home and is in good health, a judge has ruled.     Donald Miller of Ohio left behind a wife, two children and significant debt when he fled his home in 1986.…

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…

Study shows how dietary supplement may block cancer cells

2010 study posted for filing   Contact: Darrell E. Ward Darrell.Ward@osumc.edu 614-293-3737 Ohio State University Medical Center COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James) have discovered how a substance that is produced when eating broccoli and Brussels sprouts can…

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,…

Could e-voting machines in Election 2012 be hacked? Yes.

Security experts say new electronic voting machines can be hacked By The Christian Science Monitor Saturday, October 27, 2012 6:46 EDT Rapid advances in the development of cyberweapons and malicious software mean that electronic-voting machines used in the 2012 election could be hacked, potentially tipping the presidential election or a number of other races. Since…

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…