Beyond antibiotics: "PPMOs" offer new approach to bacterial infection

Researchers have created a fundamentally different way to attack bacterial infection called a PPMO, which appears to function as well or better than an antibiotic.

Red grapes, blueberries may enhance immune function

An analysis of 446 compounds found just two that had a surprising impact on the innate immune system in humans - the resveratrol in red grapes and pterostilbene from blueberries.

Viruses associated with coral epidemic of "white plague"

OSU researchers have identifed one of the causes of the "white plague," a disease that is causing great damage to coral reefs in the Carribean Sea.

Dirt-dwelling microbe produces potential anti-melanoma weapon

A type of soil-dwelling bacterium produces molecules that induce death in melanoma cells, research at Oregon State University shows.

Floods are necessary for maintaining healthy river ecosystems

Flooding rivers can wreak havoc on homes and roads but are necessary for healthy ecosystems, research at Oregon State University suggests.

Two Oregon State University researchers named AAAS Fellows

Two Oregon State University researchers have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon select AAAS members by a vote of their peers.

Panel discussion on superbugs, art and music set for Nov. 15

A panel will discuss drug-resistant bacteria from the standpoints of science, art and music from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Corvallis Arts Center, 700 S.W. Madison Ave.

Gamma-ray burst detection just what OSU researchers exclusively predicted

More than a month before a game-changing detection of a short gamma-ray burst – a finding announced today – scientists at Oregon State University predicted such a discovery would occur.

Scientists: Oregon dodges a ‘dead zone’ bullet in 2017; hypoxia season similar to wildfire

The Oregon coast is now facing annual threats from hypoxia, or low oxygen, and scientists liken the phenomenon to the wildfire season the state faces every summer and fall.