Study of marine life near Newport finds no red flags for toxicity

OSU scientists examined coastal marine species near Newport for concentrations of heavy metals and organic pollutants and found no bioaccumulation of significant concern.

OSU names Lubchenco adviser for marine sciences

Former NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco is back on the faculty of Oregon State where she has a new role – adviser to the university on marine studies issues.

Trees go high-tech: process turns cellulose into energy storage devices

OSU chemists have discovered a way to convert cheap cellulose directly into the materials to make a high-tech energy storage product.

War on lionfish shows first promise of success

Manual removal of invasive lionfish from some reefs shows promise in allowing the comeback of native fish populations in the Atlantic Ocean.

New compounds discovered that are hundreds of times more mutagenic

Novel compounds have been discovered that may be extremely mutagenic, produced by such processes as automobile combustion or grilling meat.

Amber fossil reveals ancient reproduction in flowering plants

Researchers have discovered an ancient flowering plant preserved in amber, the oldest known fossil specimen of sexual reproduction in plants.

Review: Most clinical studies on vitamins flawed by poor methodology

Most clinical trials of vitamin supplements are fundamentally flawed and are providing a misleading picture of the value of such supplements.

Large study shows pollution impact on coral reefs - and offers solution

A long-term experiment has confirmed that nutrient pollution can cause diseases in coral reefs - but also that the corals can recover once the pollution is stopped.

"Flipping the switch" reveals new compounds with antibiotic potential

OSU biochemists have unlocked some of the genetic constraints on a common fungus, in work that may lead to important new antibiotics.

Breakthrough in study of aluminum should yield new technological advances

Researchers have discovered a new way to study aqueous aluminum - a fundamental advance that should open doors to many new technologies and products.