Sexual violence bystander training at OSU receives national award

OSU’s bystander intervention program, “Beavers Give a Dam,” has received a national award for excellence for its sexual violence education and prevention services.

Symptoms of alcoholism make taking medication to treat the disease more difficult, study finds

Symptoms of alcoholism make it more difficult for some people to regularly take the prescription drug naltrexone, which could help treat their disease, a researcher at Oregon State University has found.

Compounds derived from hops show promise for metabolic syndrome patients

A group of compounds derived from hops can likely improve cognitive and other functions in people with metabolic syndrome, new research at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University suggests.

Relationship factors affect decisions about contraceptive use among young adults, study finds

The dynamics of a couple’s relationship, including the exclusivity of the partnership, the level of commitment to the partnership and participation in sexual decision-making with their partner, impact young adults’ decisions related to contraceptive use, new research from Oregon State University shows.

Warm-air blowers direct pathogens to surgical site, computer model shows

Warm-air blowers that keep patients at a safe temperature also interfere with operating room ventilation systems, potentially making it easier for microbial skin colonizers to cause infection at surgical sites.

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. 

Vitamin E-deficient embryos are cognitively impaired even after diet improves

Zebrafish deficient in vitamin E produce offspring beset by behavioral impairment and metabolic problems, new research at Oregon State University shows.

Participants sought for study on family dogs and physical activity for kids with disabilities

Researchers are recruiting children with disabilities and their family dogs to see if pairing the dog and the child can help the child become more physically active.

New gonorrhea treatment targets enzyme needed for respiration

Researchers have identified a possible new treatment for gonorrhea, using a peptide that thwarts the infection-causing bacterium by interfering with an enzyme the microbe needs to respirate.

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