Changing habits to improve health: New study indicates behavior changes work

Improving your heart health may be as simple as making small behavioral changes – a new study of behavioral health interventions suggests that they are effective at helping people alter their lifestyles and lead to physical changes that could improve overall health.

Oregon Flora Project takes first comprehensive look at state's plants in a half century

While some plant species may have disappeared from Oregon in the last half century, other species are moving north, adding to the state’s floral diversity.

OSU researchers join WSU, UI on $2.7 million grant to combat potato disease

Researchers at Oregon State University are teaming with colleagues in Washington and Idaho to help farmers combat an insect-transmitted disease that could devastate the Pacific Northwest’s $9 billion potato crop.

Prehistoric predators kept large animals in check, shaped ecosystems

Our prehistoric ancestors may have had large carnivores – giant lions, sabertooth cats, bears and hyenas up to twice the size of their modern relatives – to thank for an abundance and diversity of plants and wildlife.

Language literacy in kindergarten important for success in learning English

English learners are more likely to become proficient English speakers if they enter kindergarten with a strong initial grasp of academic language literacy, either in their primary language or in English.

Gene therapy could aid weight loss without affecting bone loss, new research finds

Delivering the hormone leptin directly to the brain through gene therapy aids weight loss without the significant side effect of bone loss, according to new collaborative research from Oregon State University and University of Florida.

Young Latinos experience discrimination when obtaining health care, research shows

Young Latinos living in rural areas say they face discrimination when they obtain health care services – a factor that could contribute to disparities in their rates for obtaining medical care and in their health outcomes.

OSU study: Silicone breast implants may absorb harmful pollutants from body tissues

Silicone breast implants may absorb environmental pollutants from surrounding tissues and possibly reduce their concentrations within the body, according to a new study by Oregon State University.

OSU to lead $1.2 million food safety center to help farmers, processors

Oregon State University will administer a new $1.2 million center that aims to help small and midsized farms and food processors in 13 western states prevent foodborne illnesses.

OSU-led team lands $2.5 million grant to probe how diseases become epidemics

An Oregon State University scientist is heading a multinational team studying how to anticipate and curb the next disease outbreak before it blows up into a global epidemic.

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