Lipoic acid helps restore, synchronize the "biological clock"

Lipoic acid may have such a wide range of biological effects because it helps to restore more normal circadian rhythms, which often decline with age.

New assay to spot fake malaria drugs could save thousands of lives

OSU chemists have developed a new technology to tell whether a common malaria medication is genuine, and it could save thousands of lives.

SAR11, oceans' most abundant organism, has ability to create methane

A new study by researchers at Oregon State University demonstrates the ability of some strains of the oceans’ most abundant organism – SAR11 – to generate methane.

"Molecular movie" technology may enable big gains in bioimaging, health research

OSU researchers have created a new type of imaging technology fast enough to capture life processes as they occur at the molecular level.

Findings point toward one of first therapies for Lou Gehrig's disease

Researchers are getting close to one of the first significant therapies ever known for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

Sea star disease epidemic surges in Oregon, local extinctions expected

In the past two weeks an epidemic of sea star wasting syndrome has exploded in Oregon, creating a significant threat to marine intertidal ecosystems.

Amber discovery indicates Lyme disease is older than human race

Researchers have discovered that lyme disease, once considered a fairly "new" disease only identified 40 years ago, has actually been around since long before humans existed.

Butterfly "eyespots" add detail to the story of evolution

Researchers at OSU are using the "eyespots" on butterfly wings to answer some fundamental questions about evolution.

New method discovered to protect against chemical weapons

OSU chemist have discovered compounds that detoxify some types of nerve gas and might form the basis for new types of protection against them, in clothing or gas masks.

Research explains action of drug that may slow aging and related disease

Researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute have outlined the biochemical action of rapamycin, a drug that appears to mimic the effect of dietary restriction in slowing the aging process.