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.

New assay leads to step toward gene therapy for deaf patients

Scientists at Oregon State University have taken an important step toward gene therapy for deaf patients by developing a way to better study a large protein essential for hearing and finding a truncated version of it.

When it comes to the threat of extinction, size matters

Animals in the Goldilocks zone — neither too big, nor too small, but just the right size — face a lower risk of extinction than do those on both ends of the scale, according to an extensive global analysis.

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.

Oregon State University names new College of Science dean

Oregon State University Provost and Executive Vice President Ed Feser Monday appointed Roy Haggerty, associate vice president for research, the dean of OSU’s College of Science.

Size matters, and so do temperature and habitat, to scavengers and the carcasses they eat

Size matters in the carrion world, and so do habitat and temperature. New research has shed fresh light on the largely understudied area of vertebrate scavenging ecology.

Study illuminates fate of marine carbon in last steps toward sequestration

New research explains how an ancient group of cells in the dark ocean wrings the last bit of energy from carbon molecules resistant to breakdown.

Science writer for The Atlantic to give lecture on microbes in human body

Author and science journalist Ed Yong will present a free public lecture on the human microbiome from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union.

Total solar eclipse featured topic at Corvallis Science Pub

This Aug. 21, North America will experience a total solar eclipse when the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth. At the May 8 Corvallis Science Pub, Randall Milstein will discuss the science and history of solar eclipses and offer practical tips on how to witness the event safely. 

OSU College of Science to host "The Colorful World of Pigments" on May 5

Oregon State University will celebrate the blue pigment discovered at the university at an event called “The Colorful World of Pigments” scheduled for May 5 on OSU’s Corvallis campus.