OSU genetic sequencing detects mutant strains of COVID-19 in multiple Oregon locations

Genetic sequencing of COVID-19 samples done by Oregon State University’s Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing has detected multiple variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 in samples from around the state, including the highly contagious U.K. strain in one sample from Bend, Oregon.

Oregon State students engineer solution for longtime trucking industry safety problem

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Students in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have helped the trucking industry get a handle on a longstanding safety problem: drivers slipping and falling while exiting or entering their cab.

Breakthrough optical sensor mimics human eye, a key step toward better artificial intelligence

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University are making key advances with a new type of optical sensor that more closely mimics the human eye’s ability to perceive changes in its visual field.

Oregon State’s Kendra Sharp selected to lead National Science Foundation office

Kendra Sharp, who founded a humanitarian engineering program at Oregon State University and holds leadership positions at the university focused on global engagement and faculty development, has been selected to lead the National Science Foundation’s Office of International Science and Engineering.

Oregon State TRACE results suggest five people per 1,000 in Eugene infected with SARS-CoV-2

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Results from door-to-door sampling Nov. 7 and 8 by Oregon State University and the University of Oregon suggest that about five people per 1,000 in Eugene at the time had the virus that causes COVID-19.

OSU to pilot smartphone-based COVID-19 exposure notifications system

Oregon State University is teaming up with the Oregon Health Authority to test a smartphone-based system that notifies users about possible exposure to COVID-19.

Oregon State names Tumer vice president for research

Irem Tumer, who has helped lead Oregon State University’s research enterprise to record-setting funding levels, has been named vice president for research at the university.

Building wildfire adaptive communities will be topic of Oregon State Science Pub

How communities in the western United States can adapt to wildfire hazards at a time when the climate is growing hotter and drier will be the topic of the Nov. 9 Oregon State University Science Pub.

OSU spinout Agility Robotics, maker of legged workplace robots, secures $20 million in new investment

AALBANY, Ore. – Agility Robotics, a company launched at Oregon State University that designs and builds legged robots to operate in human spaces, has raised $20 million in new investment, the company announced today.

Medical technology company raises nearly $278 million as first OSU spinout to go public

A medical technology company founded on Oregon State University intellectual property has become the first OSU spinout to go public, raising nearly $278 million in its initial public offering.

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