Even short-duration heat waves could lead to failure of coffee crops

“Hot coffee” is not a good thing for java enthusiasts when it refers to the impact on plants beset by the high-temperature stress that this century is likely to bring.

Elevated blood pressure not a high mortality risk for elderly with weak grip

A study of 7,500 Americans age 65 or older suggests that high blood pressure doesn't increase mortality risk among people in that age group with weak grip strength.

Oregon high schools lacking 'best practices' for athletic emergencies

Oregon high schools may not be adequately prepared to respond with "best practices" to a catastrophic injury or health event with their student-athletes.

Oregon State part of new NSF research program in the Arctic

Oregon State University is part of s new Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) project in the Arctic that will explore how relationships between the land and water affect coastal ecosystems.

Workers' compensation claims offer insight into seafood processing injuries in Oregon

A review of workers’ compensation claims indicates that workers in Oregon’s seafood processing industry are suffering serious injuries at higher rates than the statewide average.

Anomalous ocean conditions in 2015 may bode poorly for juvenile Chinook salmon survival

Fisheries managers have been predicting a slightly below-average run of spring Chinook salmon on the Columbia River this year but a newly published suggests that it may be worse.

OSU to expand sediment core collection to one of largest in the world

One of the nation’s most important repositories of oceanic sediment cores, located at OSU, will more than double in size when the university assumes stewardship of a collection of sediment cores taken from the Southern Ocean around Antarctica.

Flame retardant chemicals may affect social behavior in young children

Some chemicals added to furniture, electronics and numerous other goods to prevent fires may have unintended developmental consequences for young children, according to a pilot study released today.

Fish and mercury: Detailed consumption advisories would better serve women across U.S.

Among women of childbearing age in the U.S., fish consumption has increased while blood mercury has decreased, suggesting improved health for women and their babies.

Altered lipids, skin infections may point to new personalized therapy for atopic dermatitis

Researchers have made a fundamental advance in dermatology that could lead to new therapies for millions of people with atopic dermatitis, one of the most common forms of eczema.

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