OSU researchers determine why pulsed sparks make for better ignition

Researchers have learned the mechanisms behind a means of improved ignition, helping to open the door to better performance in combustion systems ranging from car engines to jet propulsion.

New species may arise from rapid mitochondrial evolution

Genetic research at Oregon State University has shed new light on how isolated populations of the same species evolve toward reproductive incompatibility and thus become separate species.

Solved protein puzzle opens door to new design for cancer drugs

Researchers at Oregon State University have solved a longstanding puzzle concerning the design of molecular motors, paving the way toward new cancer therapies.

Author, science journalist Ed Yong to speak at OSU on July 16

Author and science journalist Ed Yong will present a free public lecture at Oregon State University on microbes and the people who study them.

Oregon State roboticist brings film festival to Portland

Oregon State University roboticist Heather Knight is bringing the Robot Film Festival to Portland, on July 14, for the first time in its eight-year history.

Nanofiber-based wound dressings induce production of antimicrobial peptide

Nanofiber-based wound dressings loaded with vitamin D spur the production of an antimicrobial peptide, a key step forward in the battle against surgical site infections, or SSIs.

OSU-Cascades researcher awarded $2 million for research turning salt water into drinking water

A researcher at Oregon State University-Cascades will lead a team working on turning salt water into drinking water as part of a $21 million national effort.

OSU contributions come to fruition with impending China nuclear plant opening

Thanks in large part to nearly two decades of research, testing and training support from Oregon State University’s College of Engineering, a new age for nuclear power is set to begin July 4.

Lipid-based nanoparticles enable improved therapy for cystic fibrosis patients

PORTLAND, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University are working on a treatment that holds great promise for improving the lives of cystic fibrosis patients

OSU lands $1 million grant to improve undergraduate instruction in STEM

Oregon State University has been awarded a five-year, $1 million grant to improve instruction of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, and better meet needs of undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds.

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