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.

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.

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