Nanotech system, cellular heating may improve treatment of ovarian cancer

OSU engineers and pharmaceutical researchers have developed an innovative use of nanotechnology and chemotherapy to improve the treatment of ovarian cancer.

Gut microbes closely linked to range of health issues

Researchers are gaining a new appreciation of the critical role that gut microbes play in the immune system, and how their disruption may lead to disease.

Statins being overprescribed for growing number of kidney disease patients

Statin drugs are often being inappropriately prescribed for a growing number of patients with kidney disease, researchers say in a new report.

Fluorescent nanomedicine can guide tumor removal, kill remaining cancer cells

Oregon State University scientists have developed a nanomedicine platform for cancer that can help doctors know which tissue to cut out as well as kill any malignant cells that can’t be surgically removed.

Prestigious grant funds OSU scientist’s research on living versions of origins-of-life fossils

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has selected an Oregon State University researcher to lead a study of chemical signaling and metabolite production among microbial communities whose origins trace back billions of years.

Communication among health care facilities key to preventing spread of drug-resistant bacteria

Communication breakdowns between care facilities can pave the way for outbreaks of infection, according to research on the spread of an extensively drug-resistant bacterium.

Groundbreaking investigative effort identifies gonorrhea vaccine candidates

Researchers at Oregon State University have identified a pair of proteins that show promise as the basis for a gonorrhea vaccine.

Oregon State University breaks record with $441 million in research grants

Oregon State University crossed the $400 million threshold in grants and contracts for the first time in the fiscal year that ended June 30, including being awarded a grant to build a $122 million regional research vessel.

Marijuana as medicine

While marijuana has a long history of cultivation, consumption and regulation, scientists are still learning how the plant’s compounds behave in the human body. At the June 6 Corvallis Science Pub, Jane Ishmael will provide an overview of what is known about the chemicals in marijuana and how they affect health.

Oregon State research reaches record, exceeds $308 million

Oregon State University research funding reached $308.9 million, its highest level ever, in the fiscal year that ended on June 30.