Study: The family dog could help boost physical activity for kids with disabilities

The family dog could serve as a partner and ally in efforts to help children with disabilities incorporate more physical activity into their daily lives, a new study from Oregon State University indicates.

OSU College of Science to host "The Colorful World of Pigments" on May 5

Oregon State University will celebrate the blue pigment discovered at the university at an event called “The Colorful World of Pigments” scheduled for May 5 on OSU’s Corvallis campus. 

Nutrient offers hope to stop deadly march toward cirrhosis, liver cancer

A new study suggests that one type of omega 3 fatty acid offers people who are obese or have a poor diet a chance to avoid serious liver damage.

Brain imaging shows alcohol dependence severity relates to impulse-control deficiency

Research sheds new light on what happens in the brain when a person with alcohol use disorder is presented with an opportunity to forgo a larger reward later in favor of a smaller one sooner.

Diversity within Latino population may require more nuanced public health approaches

Public health approaches may need to be tailored based on needs of the diverse groups within the Latino population, new research from Oregon State University indicates.

Monkey business produces rare preserved blood in amber fossils

Two monkeys grooming each other about 20-30 million years ago may have helped produce the first fossilized red blood cells from a mammal.

Natural carbohydrate shows promise as weapon against food poisoning

Chitosan, a natural carbohydrate derived from crustacean shells, is showing promise as a weapon against a bacterium that annually sickens more than a million people in the United States.

Corliss, OSU to commemorate 40th anniversary of hydrothermal vents discovery

Oregon State University will celebrate the discovery 40 years ago of hydrothermal vents with a two-day commemorative event.

Low snowpacks of 2014, 2015 may become increasingly common with warmer conditions

Oregon experienced very low snowpack levels in 2014 and historically low snowpack levels in 2015and research suggests that may not be an anomaly in the future.

Accepting and adapting are keys to sustaining a career after acquired hearing loss

For adults who acquire severe hearing loss, accepting and adapting to the loss play key roles in sustaining a career and thriving in the workplace.

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