Two anticonvulsants prescribed for pain only ‘modestly effective’ and not without risk, study shows

PORTLAND, Oregon – A study by Oregon State University College of Pharmacy researchers suggests that two anticonvulsants often prescribed for chronic pain are only “modestly effective” at pain management and can create an unfavorable risk/reward situation for patients.

Oregon State amber researcher finds new species of cockroach, first fossilized roach sperm

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The cockroach, reviled around the world for its sickness-causing potential and general creepiness, now occupies an important position in the study of amber fossils thanks to research by an Oregon State University scientist.

Oregon State researchers take key step toward improving lives of people with epilepsy

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have taken a key step toward improving the lives of patients with epilepsy by developing a sensor system for quickly testing their saliva to see if they have the correct level of anti-epileptic medicine in their system.

Oregon State researchers develop new, heat-efficient nanoparticles for treating cancer

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon State University scientists have invented a way to make magnetic nanoparticles that get hotter than any previous nanoparticle, improving their cancer fighting ability.

Largest known manta ray population is thriving off the coast of Ecuador, new research shows

Scientists have identified off the coast of Ecuador a distinct population of oceanic manta rays that is more than 10 times larger than any other known subpopulation of the species.

Oregon State and partners to receive $4.2 million to study stressors facing Dungeness crab, other marine life under climate change

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded Oregon State University and its research partners $4.2 million to investigate how multiple climate change-related stressors are impacting marine ecosystems off the coast of Oregon, Washington and Northern California.

Volcanic activity and low ocean oxygen events linked to climate warming and rapid ice melt during last ice age, study finds

A chemical analysis of sediment cores from the North Pacific Ocean show a consistent pairing of volcanic ash and hypoxia, a low ocean oxygen interval spanning thousands of years, during times of rapid climate warming at the end of the last ice age, new research shows.

Proximity to heavy traffic congestion linked to lower infant birthweight, OSU study finds

An Oregon State University study published Friday found that traffic congestion is linked to decreased birthweight for full-term babies born to parents living near areas of heavy traffic, such as highways and freeways.

Oregon State researchers take key step toward improving treatment of cystic fibrosis

PORTLAND, Oregon – Researchers at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University have taken a key step toward improving and lengthening the lives of cystic fibrosis patients, who experience chronically clogged airways and a dramatically shortened life expectancy.

Light-analyzing ‘lab on a chip’ opens door to widespread use of portable spectrometers

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Scientists including an Oregon State University materials researcher have developed a better tool to measure light, contributing to a field known as optical spectrometry in a way that could improve everything from smartphone cameras to environmental monitoring.

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