Cognitive decline with age is normal, routine - but not inevitable

The process of cognition and making memories is being tracked to its biological roots - and there may be ways to slow or prevent the natural decline in these abilities with age.

Climate center at OSU gets major grant to study forest mortality

A large grant to OSU researchers will help them explore how drought, insect attack and climate change may affect forest die-offs in the future.

New companies, research ideas chosen to join OSU Venture Accelerator

A dozen spinoff companies or research concepts have been chosen as the first participants in the OSU Venture Accelerator, designed to help speed their products to the commercial marketplace.

Of bears and berries: return of wolves aids grizzly bears in Yellowstone

For most of a century grizzly bears in Yellowstone have been missing most of the berries they historically ate - now, with the return of wolves, the berries are back.

Global warming to cut snow water storage 56 percent in Oregon watershed

The water found in snowpack on the McKenzie River watershed is expected to drop 56 percent by the middle of this century, with impacts on everything from agriculture to hydropower and industry.

Study explains Pacific equatorial cold water region

New research published in the journal Nature outlines how cold, deep water from below mix at sea, with implications for global warming and El Nino events.

Athletes need to be careful to monitor diet, weight to maintain muscle mass

Athletes seeking a healthy performance weight should eat high fiber, low-fat food balanced with their training regimen in order to maintain muscle while still burning fat.

New study finds "nighttime heat waves" increasing in Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is beginning to get the type of nighttime heat waves that are routine in some other areas of the nation but historically rare in Oregon and Washington.

Hospice workers struggle on front lines of physician-assisted death laws

Hospice workers, who traditionally have opposed physician-assisted death, are often the caretakers of the people who use it - a difficult quandary to deal with.

Scientists outline long-term sea-level rise in response to warming of planet

A new study, published in PNAS, estimates that global sea levels will rise about 2.3 meters over the next several millennia for every degree (Celsius) the planet warms.