Liver recovery difficult even with improved diet, but faster if sugar intake is low

Liver damage caused by the typical “Western diet” – one high in fat, sugar and cholesterol – may be difficult to reverse even if diet is generally improved.

Thousands of landslides in Nepal earthquake raise parallels for Pacific Northwest

The major earthquake last year in Nepal, similar to the one that lies in the future of the Pacific Northwest, also caused tens of thousands of landslides.

New approach to medication counseling shown to be highly effective

A more interactive form of pharmacist counseling has the potential to help patients better understand their use of prescription drugs.

Research identifies key genetic link in the biology of aging

OSU research is tracing aging to its biochemical roots, and scientists believe they may identify ways to slow the process down.

Tooth fillings of the future may incorporate bioactive glass

OSU engineers are working toward a new type of tooth filling using "bioactive glass" that may help them last longer and resist decay.

Harbor seal deaths show presence of bacterial infection

An analysis of the death of seven harbor seals raises new evidence of emerging marine pathogens and the need to track them better.

OSU/NOAA study: Warm-water years are tough on juvenile salmon

Juvenile chinook salmon have to eat more when the Pacific Ocean is warm, but they are smaller and thinner than salmon the same age during cold-water years.

Oregon Sea Grant announces 2016-18 research grant recipients

The OSU-based Oregon Sea Grant program is awarding $1.7 million in competitive, federally funded research grants for 2016-18.

72 scientists ink letter to U.S. presidential candidates urging leadership on clean energy

A group of 72 leading climate change scientists have written a letter to major United States presidential candidates urging strong American leadership on clean energy.

Report: Willamette Valley water future mostly bright, though gaps may need to be addressed

The Willamette River basin should have enough water for people in the year 2100, but conditions may not be so good for cold-water native fish.