DNA evidence shows that salmon hatcheries cause substantial, rapid genetic changes

A new study offers genetic evidence that wild and hatchery fish are different at the DNA level, and that they can become different with surprising speed.

Nutrient slowed cancer cell growth in early-stage breast cancer

A new study shows that sulforaphane, a compound found at high levels in broccoli, can slow the growth of cancer cells, especially at early stages.

Scientists say window to reduce carbon emissions is small

At the rate humans are emitting carbon into the atmosphere, the Earth may suffer irreparable damage that could last tens of thousands of years, according to a new analysis.

Study: Fish assemblages can change rapidly along coast as water warms

A modest warming of coastal waters can have a significant impact on juvenile fish assemblages in just a few years, raising concern about the effects of climate change.

New therapy halts progression of Lou Gehrig's disease in mice

Researchers have essentially stopped the progression of Lou Gehrig’s disease for nearly two years in an animal model, allowing mice to approach their normal lifespan.

Forest corridors prove critical to biodiversity and pollination success in the tropics

As tropical forests become broken up by roads, farms and other developments, corridors of trees provide vital pathways for pollinators and contribute to a diversity of plant species.

Over-hunting in Amazon threatens global carbon budget

The vast Amazon forests store enormous amounts of carbon that help moderate temperature, but a new study shows that this carbon-storing capacity is being threatened by over-hunting.

Oregon State launches humanitarian engineering program

OSU has added one of the few academic programs in the nation in humanitarian engineering, helping students to build skills that could have an impact both locally and globally.

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.

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