College psychology classes lack curriculum about disabilities

Psychology classes are among the most popular courses on college campuses today, but new research shows that many of them lack important information about the largest single minority group in the U.S. – people with disabilities.

Advanced wood products center receives economic development grant

The federal Economic Development Administration has approved a grant of nearly $450,000 to Oregon State University to jump-start the use of new engineered wood products in the building industry.

Fungal pigments provide commercial opportunity for paint and dye manufacturers

Oregon State University researchers have developed a new method for producing stable pigments from fungi, a process they say can be scaled up to match the needs of manufacturers of paints, wood finishes and textile dyes.

New grant will support OSU study of English learners with disabilities

Oregon State University has won a $400,000 grant to study how best to assist students who are English learners and also have disabilities.

Study: Future for charismatic pika not as daunting as once feared

A new study paints a complex future for the pika; researchers believe it  may survive, even thrive, in some areas, while facing extirpation in others.

No evidence that water birth poses harm to newborns, new OSU study finds

There is no evidence that water births, where a baby is intentionally born under water in a tub or pool, poses any increased harm to the child, Oregon State University researchers have found.

New chemical could yield therapy to prevent Type 1 diabetes

Oregon State University researchers have discovered a chemical that blocks Type 1 diabetes in laboratory mice and may work the same way in humans.

Exercise DVDs could be psychologically harmful for users

Using fitness DVDs to work out at home may seem like a good way to get started on new exercise goals this year, but those DVDs may also include negative imagery and demotivating language.

Injuries among Dungeness crab fishermen examined

Commercial Dungeness crab fishing on the West Coast is one of the highest risk occupations in the United States, but non-fatal injuries appear to go largely unreported.

Water deficits and rising temperatures increase stress on Pacific Northwest forests

Rising temperatures and late summer dryness are teaming up to push some types of Pacific Northwest forests beyond their ability to cope with stress.

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