New protein could be key in fighting debilitating parasitic disease

A naturally occurring protein has been discovered that shows promise as a biocontrol weapon against schistosomiasis, one of the world’s most prevalent parasitic diseases.

2015-16 weather event took toll on California beaches; not so much for Oregon, Washington

The 2015-16 El Nino was one of the strongest climate events in recent history but its impact on beaches was greater in California than in Oregon and Washington.

Disease "superspreaders" were driving cause of 2014 Ebola epidemic

"Superspreaders,” about 3 percent of the people infected in the catastrophic 2014-15 Ebola epidemic in West Africa, were ultimately responsible for infecting 61 percent of all cases.

Agility Robotics evolves from OSU research, aims to revolutionize robot mobility

OSU has spun off one of its first businesses from the university's robotics program, a company focused on legged locomotion that may revolutionize robot mobility.

MRI brain scans may help identify risks, prevent adolescent substance abuse

Neuroimaging of the brain using technologies such as MRIs is showing promise as a technique to predict adolescent vulnerability to substance abuse disorders.

Vitamin E deficiency linked to embryo damage, death

Researchers have explained how deficient levels of vitamin E can cause neurologic damage to an embryo, failure to normally develop and death – a process that can be one cause of miscarriage.

Third Oregon climate assessment report shows state still warming, despite frigid winter

Oregon’s climate continues to warm; there are impacts on the state’s physical, biological and human-managed systems; and more studies are pointing to greenhouse gas emissions as the reason for these climate trends and events.

Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks four times higher than predicted

A new way of looking at pollutant transport has quadrupled the estimate of global lung cancer risk from one pollutant, to a level double that allowed by the World Health Organization.

New technique could lead to safer, more efficient uranium extraction, aid environmental cleanup

The separation of uranium, a key part of the nuclear fuel cycle, could potentially be done more safely and efficiently through a new technique developed at OSU.

Ancient, scary and alien-looking specimen forms a rarity in the insect world - a new order

Researchers have discovered an insect preserved in amber with a triangular head, almost-alien and “E.T.-like” appearance and features so unusual it has been placed in its own scientific “order.”