Immune system uses gut bacteria to control glucose metabolism

Researchers have discovered a link between the immune system, gut bacteria and glucose metabolism – a “cross-talk” that can lead to type 2 diabetes  when not functioning correctly.

Simple test may help address $150 billion problem of post-operative delirium

Researchers have identified a simple test that can predict which surgical candidates are most at risk of delirium, a common complication following surgery in older patients.

System may help treat rare genetic disorder, reduce severe side effects

Researchers have discovered a drug delivery system that may offer new hope for patients with a rare genetic disorder – and make what might become a terrible choice a little easier.

Important advance made with new approach to "control" cancer, not eliminate it

Researchers have created a new drug delivery system to aid an emerging concept in cancer treatment – to control tumors, not necessarily aiming for their complete elimination.

Lack of pharmacy access sends some patients back to the hospital

A new study suggests that improved access to pharmacies could help address a problem with hospital readmissions that are higher in rural, remote or smaller communities.

Xanthohumol in lab tests lowers cholesterol, blood sugar and weight gain

Xanthohumol, a compound found in hops, may have the potential to help address issues such as obesity, high cholesterol and elevated blood sugar.

New policies, educational programs help - but don't solve - problems with opioid abuse

New approaches to help limit and "taper" opioid use has been shown to be useful in addressing a major national problem of opioid use, abuse and overdose deaths.

Nanotech drug delivery shows promise for improved melanoma treatment

A new type of drug delivery system aimed at the lymphatic system may improve the treatment of metastatic melanoma and other cancers.

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.

Advent of recreational marijuana raises wealth of questions - and some answers

OSU pharmacy experts are working around the state to raise the level of knowledge about the biological impacts of marijuana as a recreational drug.