Ohio University was established as a public university in 1804 in Athens, Ohio. Ohio University is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as a high frequency research center. Notably, the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Scripps School of Journalism, Engineering and Technology are ranked high among comparable academic institutions. The student body is nearly 20,500 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral programs and professional degree students.
Oldest evidence of split between Old World monkeys and apes discovered
Two fossil discoveries from the East African Rift reveal new information about the evolution of primates, according to a study published online in Nature this week led by Ohio University scientists.
Fire survivors: How do forest management strategies used to combat wildfires impact tree growth?
In an effort to combat destructive wildfires, forestry management professionals began using techniques such as thinning or methodically setting fire to dead branches and twigs that could set off a big blaze.
International team of students explores how working memory may help us learn second languages
Learning a new language can be a challenge, as new vocabulary and grammatical rules can be hard for some people to grasp. To address this issue, a group of linguistics graduate students are examining how a person's working ...
Scientists design, control movements of molecular motor
(Phys.org)—An international team of scientists has taken the next step in creating nanoscale machines by designing a multi-component molecular motor that can be moved clockwise and counterclockwise.
'Dark core' may not be so dark after all: Scientists report new dark matter finding from merging galaxy cluster
(Phys.org)—Astronomers were puzzled earlier this year when NASA's Hubble Space Telescope spotted an overabundance of dark matter in the heart of the merging galaxy cluster Abell 520. This observation was ...
Adolescent male chimps in large community strive to be alphas
(Phys.org)—An Ohio University anthropologist reports the first observation of dominance relationships among adolescent male chimpanzees, which he attributes to the composition of their community.
Mountains, seaway triggered North American dinosaur surge
The rise of the Rocky Mountains and the appearance of a major seaway that divided North America may have boosted the evolution of new dinosaur species, according to a new Ohio University-led study.
Immature skull led young Tyrannosaurs to rely on speed, agility to catch prey
While adult tyrannosaurs wielded power and size to kill large prey, youngsters used agility to hunt smaller game.
Birds inherited strong sense of smell from dinosaurs (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Birds are known more for their senses of vision and hearing than smell, but new research suggests that millions of years ago, the winged critters also boasted a better sense for scents.
Preventive medication, behavior management skills are key to combating frequent migraines
The combination of preventive medication and behavioral changes offered significant relief for 77 percent of the individuals enrolled in a study aimed at combating frequent, disabling migraine headaches, according to new ...
Ancient 'terror bird' used powerful beak to jab like an agile boxer (w/ Video)
The ancient "terror bird" Andalgalornis couldn't fly, but it used its unusually large, rigid skull -- coupled with a hawk-like hooked beak -- for a fighting strategy reminiscent of boxer Muhammad Ali. The ag ...
These crocs were made for chewing? Mammal-like crocodile fossil found in East Africa (w/ Video)
Fossils of an ancient crocodile with mammal-like teeth have been discovered in the Rukwa Rift Basin of Tanzania, scientists report in this week's issue of the journal Nature. The unusual creature is changi ...
A new gold standard: Using gold to eliminate cancerous tumors
(PhysOrg.com) -- Gold isn't exactly what comes to mind when you think of treatments for cancer. But researchers at Ohio University are exploring whether the metallic element can actually save lives.
Physicists capture first images of atomic spin
(PhysOrg.com) -- Though scientists argue that the emerging technology of spintronics may trump conventional electronics for building the next generation of faster, smaller, more efficient computers and high-tech ...
Stalagmite reveals carbon footprint of early Native Americans
A new study led by Ohio University scientists suggests that early Native Americans left a bigger carbon footprint than previously thought, providing more evidence that humans impacted global climate long before ...