Gut microbes closely linked to range of health issues

Researchers are gaining a new appreciation of the critical role that gut microbes play in the immune system, and how their disruption may lead to disease.

Zebrafish study provides new insights into autism spectrum disorder research

Exposure to a compound used to treat migraines and seizures causes characteristics associated with autism, groundbreaking research with zebrafish has demonstrated.

Meningococcal B mass vaccination clinics set at Oregon State University

Oregon State University will hold five consecutive days of meningococcal B disease mass vaccination clinics starting Tuesday on its Corvallis campus.

Dirt-dwelling microbe produces potential anti-melanoma weapon

A type of soil-dwelling bacterium produces molecules that induce death in melanoma cells, research at Oregon State University shows.

Fluorescent nanomedicine can guide tumor removal, kill remaining cancer cells

Oregon State University scientists have developed a nanomedicine platform for cancer that can help doctors know which tissue to cut out as well as kill any malignant cells that can’t be surgically removed.

People with rare diseases are at more risk for poor quality of life, study finds

People with rare diseases are at high risk for experiencing poor quality of life, including increased levels of anxiety, depression, pain, fatigue and limited ability to participate in society, a new study from an Oregon State University shows.

Oregon State receives grant to reduce university food waste

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Materials Management program has awarded Oregon State University with a $27,372 grant to help the university reduce food waste by 10 percent at its Corvallis campus.

Birth outcomes improve after implementation of coordinated care organizations, study finds

Oregon women on Medicaid were more than 10 percent less likely to have babies with low birthweight or abnormal conditions following the state’s implementation of coordinated care organizations, a new study from Oregon State University has found.

Communication among health care facilities key to preventing spread of drug-resistant bacteria

Communication breakdowns between care facilities can pave the way for outbreaks of infection, according to research on the spread of an extensively drug-resistant bacterium.

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.

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