NSF grant bolsters OSU's efforts in robotics, artificial intelligence, marine studies

The National Science Foundation has awarded $1 million to five Oregon State University researchers to study the operation of autonomous marine vehicles.

Coordinated care organizations lead to more timely prenatal care

Pregnant women on Medicaid are more likely to receive timely prenatal care following Oregon’s implementation of coordinated care organizations, or CCOs, a new study has shown.

Elevated cholesterol's link with canine cancer includes a better prognosis

Usually thought of as a health detriment, elevated cholesterol may play a role in longer survival times for dogs with a common form of bone cancer.

New findings suggest a genetic influence on aging into the 90s but not beyond

Variants of a gene thought to be linked to longevity appear to influence aging into the 90s, but do not appear to affect exceptional longevity, or aging over 100, a new study has found.

Gun violence prevention groups strike middle ground to meet goals

A study led by Oregon State University researchers found that American organizations identifying as gun violence prevention groups advocate for the right to bear arms and for some gun purchase and ownership conditions, which they suggest will curb gun-related injuries and deaths.

Researchers throughout Northwest look to benefit from OSU's new spectroscopy instrument

OSU has acquired a high-tech research instrument that will make its surface characterization laboratory a major resource for scientists throughout the Northwest.

Marijuana use among college students on rise following Oregon legalization, study finds

College students attending an Oregon university are using more marijuana now that the drug is legal for recreational use, but the increase is largely among students who also report recent heavy use of alcohol, a new study has found.

Enrollment in early intervention services may be influenced by type of administering agency

Many eligible children do not enroll in services to improve cognitive, behavioral and physical skills under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act,  and the rates of enrollment vary in part by which agency at the state level is leading the program.

Research aims to make artificial intelligence explain itself

Eight computer science professors in OSU’s College of Engineering have received a $6.5 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. 

Social emotional learning interventions show promise, warrant further study

Developing a child’s social and emotional learning skills in early childhood is seen as a key to the child’s success in school, but researchers are still working to understand which interventions most effectively boost those skills.

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