Licensing agreement reached on brilliant new blue pigment discovered by happy accident

A brilliant new blue pigment – discovered serendipitously by OSU chemists in 2009 – is now reaching the marketplace, where it will be used in a wide range of coatings and plastics.

New zebrafish model should speed research on parasite that causes toxoplasmosis

The development of zebrafish as a model should speed work on new therapies for toxoplasmosis, a parasite that infects one of three people in the world.

Disrupted biological clock linked to Alzheimer's disease

A new study further outlines the linkage between Alzheimer's disease, neurological damage and disruption of circadian rhythms.

A mile deep, ocean fish facing health impacts from human pollution

Fish living up to one mile deep off the coast of Spain appear to have pathologies linked to pollution, reflecting general ocean conditions.

Genetic discovery may offer new avenue of attack against schistosomiasis

The discovery of a group of snail genes that can provide resistance to schistosomiasis offers new ways to help address this global pandemic.

Global warming to increase ocean upwelling, but fisheries impact uncertain

New research indicates that global warming may increase upwelling in several ocean current systems globally by the end of this century and will cause major changes in marine biodiversity.

Unwanted impact of antibiotics broader, more complex than previously known

New research has helped to explain the megative impact of antibiotics on a wide range of health issues, and suggest the issue is broader than realized.

Amber fossil links earliest grasses, dinosaurs and fungus used to produce LSD

OSU researchers have discovered an amber fossil of the oldest known grass specimen, and it was tipped with the hallucinogenic fungus ergot.

Deworming programs in animal, human populations may have unwanted impacts

A study of infectious disease suggests that some treatments meant to help, such as deworming, may aid individuals but do so at the expense of the herd - both in animals and humans.

OSU marine ecologist chosen as first U.S. Science Envoy for Oceans

Building on a new commitment to improved marine protection and management, the U.S. Department of State has chosen Jane Lubchenco as the first Science Envoy for the Oceans.

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