Immune system uses gut bacteria to control glucose metabolism

Researchers have discovered a link between the immune system, gut bacteria and glucose metabolism – a “cross-talk” that can lead to type 2 diabetes  when not functioning correctly.

OSU trustees approve expanding veterinary teaching hospital, renovating Magruder Hall

The OSU Board of Trustees approved the renovation of Magruder Hall to allow the College of Veterinary Medicine to increase enrollment and expand its small-animal teaching hospital.

Fat, sugar cause bacterial changes that may relate to loss of cognitive function

Both a high-fat and a high-sugar diet cause changes in gut bacteria that appear related to a significant loss of “cognitive flexibility,” or the power to adapt to changing situations.

More horses found with Equine Herpes Virus, including most serious form

Three more Oregon horses have been found to be infected with Equine Herpes Virus 1, including one with the most serious form of this virus that tends to cause neurological damage.

Faster method to spay cats found to be safe, effective

A study by an OSU veterinary doctor confirms that a new type of surgery could speed up the ability to spay cats and help reduce the problem of homeless pets around the nation.

Unwanted impact of antibiotics broader, more complex than previously known

New research has helped to explain the megative impact of antibiotics on a wide range of health issues, and suggest the issue is broader than realized.

Deworming programs in animal, human populations may have unwanted impacts

A study of infectious disease suggests that some treatments meant to help, such as deworming, may aid individuals but do so at the expense of the herd - both in animals and humans.

"Glowing" new nanotechnology guides cancer surgery, also kills remaining malignant cells

A new system developed at OSU may improve the efficacy of cancer surgery through the use of phototherapy and a technique that "illuminates" the tumor.

Biomarker could provide early warning of kidney disease in cats

A new biomarker has been identified that will give pet owners more advance notice that their cats may be suffering from kidney disease, a common cause of death for cats

Virulent bacteria affecting oysters found to be a case of mistaken identity

Researchers have discovered that the bacteria causing problems for oysters on the Pacific Northwest coast is not the pathogen they believed it was - but instead, one that's even more deadly.