About the Linus Pauling Institute: The Linus Pauling Institute at OSU is a world leader in the study of micronutrients and their role in promoting optimum health or preventing and treating disease. Major areas of research include heart disease, cancer, aging and neurodegenerative disease.

NIH funding OSU to train next generation of natural products, supplement researchers

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year grant of more than $1 million to Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute and College of Pharmacy to support graduate students in the study of natural products with the potential to enhance human health.

Hops compounds help with metabolic syndrome while reducing microbiome diversity

Compounds from hops may combat metabolic syndrome by changing the gut microbiome and altering the metabolism of acids produced in the liver, new research at Oregon State University suggests.

Fatty foods necessary for vitamin E absorption, but not right away

A fresh look at how to best determine dietary guidelines for vitamin E has produced a surprising new finding: Though the vitamin is fat soluble, you don’t have to consume fat along with it for the body to absorb it.

Nobel laureate will share lifetime journey to address heart disease, wellness

Louis Ignarro, a Nobel laureate whose research advanced treatments for heart disease as well as impotence, will deliver the keynote address at the Linus Pauling Institute’s biennial conference on the contributions of vitamins, minerals and natural products on human health.

Liver, colon cancer cells thwarted by compounds derived from hops

The plant that adds flavor, color and bitterness to beer also produces a primary compound that thwarts cancer cells, and two important derivatives of the compound do as well, new research at Oregon State University shows.

Nobel laureate to speak at conference hosted by OSU’s Linus Pauling Institute

A Nobel laureate whose discoveries have advanced treatments for heart disease and impotence will deliver a keynote public address at Oregon State University this summer, part of the Linus Pauling Institute’s biennial conference on vitamins, minerals and natural products and their effects on human health.

OSU advancing disease understanding, diagnosis through use of big data

Patients are now being more precisely diagnosed and treated thanks to an Oregon State University researcher’s work in translational data science.

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.

Compounds derived from hops show promise for metabolic syndrome patients

A group of compounds derived from hops can likely improve cognitive and other functions in people with metabolic syndrome, new research at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University suggests.

Vitamin D increases protection against infection, new model suggests

Oregon State University researchers have led the development of a new model for studying vitamin D’s role in infection prevention, and tests using the model suggest that vitamin D treatment can dramatically reduce the number of disease-causing bacteria in skin wounds.

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