Protein transport channel offers new target for thwarting pathogen

A bacterium that attacks people suffering from chronic lung disease and compromised immune systems could be halted by disrupting the distribution channels the organism uses to access the cytoplasm of its host cell. 

Study sheds light on determining surgical margins for feline tumors

Researchers at Oregon State University are paving the way for more precision in determining surgical margins for an aggressive tumor common in cats.

Blocking TB germs' metabolic 'escape pathways' may be key to better, shorter treatment

Research suggests the bacteria that cause TB alter their metabolism to combat exposure to antimicrobials, and that the metabolic mechanisms might be neutralized by new drugs.

Immune system uses gut bacteria to control glucose metabolism

Researchers have discovered a link between the immune system, gut bacteria and glucose metabolism – a “cross-talk” that can lead to type 2 diabetes  when not functioning correctly.

OSU trustees approve expanding veterinary teaching hospital, renovating Magruder Hall

The OSU Board of Trustees approved the renovation of Magruder Hall to allow the College of Veterinary Medicine to increase enrollment and expand its small-animal teaching hospital.

Fat, sugar cause bacterial changes that may relate to loss of cognitive function

Both a high-fat and a high-sugar diet cause changes in gut bacteria that appear related to a significant loss of “cognitive flexibility,” or the power to adapt to changing situations.

More horses found with Equine Herpes Virus, including most serious form

Three more Oregon horses have been found to be infected with Equine Herpes Virus 1, including one with the most serious form of this virus that tends to cause neurological damage.

Faster method to spay cats found to be safe, effective

A study by an OSU veterinary doctor confirms that a new type of surgery could speed up the ability to spay cats and help reduce the problem of homeless pets around the nation.

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.

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.