Phillips named director for OSU Office of Research Development

Mary Phillips has been named director for the Office of Research Development, a new unit within the Research Office, effective Dec. 1.

OSU receives $1.25 million CDC grant to study Medicaid expansion in Oregon

Oregon State University and the Oregon Health Authority have received $1.25 million from the Centers for Disease Control to study the health impact of opening the Oregon Health Plan to more people.

GMOs in agriculture to be Corvallis Science Pub topic

Direct modification of DNA, or genetic engineering, is a tool for plant breeding that has spread at unprecedented speed over the last two decades. At the Oct. 14 Corvallis Science Pub, Steve Strauss, director of Oregon State University’s Outreach in Biotechnology program, will discuss the pros and cons of gene technology for agriculture.

China honors Oregon State researcher for decade of scientific collaboration

Major advances against some of the world’s most devastating plant diseases are starting to emerge from more than a decade of international scientific collaboration led by Brett Tyler, director of the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing at Oregon State University.

Growth in licensing and industry funding spurs research at Oregon State University

Oregon State University recorded its best year ever in technology licensing – nearly triple what it earned just five years ago – during the last fiscal year, which ended June 30.

Electronics advance moves closer to a world beyond silicon

An advance in the science of metal-insulator-metal diodes is moving researchers closer to a world of super-fast electronics not limited by the speed with which electrons can move through silicon.

ACL injuries may be prevented by different landing strategy

Marc Norcross documents how women who were asked to undergo a series of jumping exercises landed more often than men in a way associated with elevated risk of ACL injuries.

Science Pub focuses on getting ready for school

If you want to know if your kindergartener will succeed in school, look to Simon Says for an answer. Or to Red Light/Green Light. Or to the marshmallow game.

Winter depression not as common as many think, OSU research shows

New research suggests that getting depressed when it’s cold and dreary outside may not be as common as is often believed.

Pass the salt: Common condiment could enable new high-tech industry

Ordinary table salt may be the key to an important new industry in silicon nanostructures, which have promise for energy storage, biomedicine and other fields.

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