Millions of people with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E

People with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E – which could be a serious public health concern, in light of the millions of people who have this condition.

Air pollution and lack of physical activity pose competing threats to children in China

Children and adolescents in mainland China are facing two serious and conflicting public health threats: ongoing exposure to air pollution and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle with little regular physical activity outside school.

El Ni~no, Pacific Decadal Oscillation implicated in domoic acid shellfish toxicity

Researchers today reported a strong correlation between toxic levels of domoic acid in shellfish and the warm-water ocean conditions orchestrated by two powerful forces – El Niño events and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation.

Off-grid power in remote areas will require special business model to succeed

Low-cost, off-grid solar energy could provide significant economic benefit to people living in some remote areas, but a new study suggests they generally lack the access to financial resources, commercial institutions and markets needed to bring solar electricity to their communities.

Scientists discover a molecular motor has a "gear" for directional switching

A study offers a new understanding of the complex cellular machinery that animal and fungi cells use to ensure normal cell division, and might lead to new approaches for certain types of cancers.

Varmint hunters' ammo selection influences lead exposure in avian scavengers

Varmint hunters’ choice of ammunition plays a role in the amount of lead that scavengers could ingest, a new study shows, and offers a way to minimize the lead exposure to wildlife.

New tag revolutionizes whale research - and makes them partners in science

A sophisticated new type of “tag” on whales that can record data every second for hours, days and weeks at a time provides a view of whale behavior, biology and travels never before possible.

Advance in intense pulsed light sintering opens door to improved electronics manufacturing

Faster production of advanced, flexible electronics is among the potential benefits of a discovery by researchers at Oregon State University’s College of Engineering. 

Wave energy center receives $40 million to construct world's premier test facility

OSU's Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center has been awarded up to $40 million to create the world’s premier wave energy test facility.

OSU, PNNL to lead part of a major national program in 'chemical process intensification'

OSU and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories will co-direct a key component of a new five-year, $70 million advanced manufacturing institute.