Novel compounds have been discovered that may be extremely mutagenic, produced by such processes as automobile combustion or grilling meat.
Researchers have discovered an ancient flowering plant preserved in amber, the oldest known fossil specimen of sexual reproduction in plants.
The methane produced by ruminant animals, especially cattle, is a more important component of greenhouse gases and climate change than has been appreciated.
OSU forest scientists have developed poplar trees that grow faster and resist insect pests, one of the best successes so far with genetic modification in forestry.
Nuclear technology that began its development in an OSU lab has now received up to $226 million in federal support to the spinoff company that is commercializing it.
Older, wealthier Oregonians are the ones most likely to conserve water, raising questions about what it will take to better motivate other groups to improve conservation efforts.
Latina teenagers with a strong sense of ethnic identity have a better chance of feeling positive about themselves when exposed to a world full of unrealistically beautiful women in advertising.
A long-term experiment has confirmed that nutrient pollution can cause diseases in coral reefs - but also that the corals can recover once the pollution is stopped.
Drug interactions can often cause unwanted side effects among people who take statin drugs, leading them to discontinue use of a valuable medication that could save their life.
OSU biochemists have unlocked some of the genetic constraints on a common fungus, in work that may lead to important new antibiotics.
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