OSU names Lubchenco adviser for marine sciences

Former NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco is back on the faculty of Oregon State where she has a new role – adviser to the university on marine studies issues.

Scientists gather in Bend for "Week of Fire" April 7-10

In what organizers have dubbed a “Week of Fire,” forest scientists and fire managers will meet in Bend April 7-10 to discuss the latest research on fire ecology and its implications for forest management.

Religion, spirituality influence health in different but complementary ways

Religion helps regulate behavior and health habits, while spirituality regulates emotions, new research from OSU indicates.

One in five older Americans take medications that work against each other

Many drugs taken by older Americans who have multiple health problems actually work against each other, and more work is needed to address this problem.

Playing with Barbie dolls could limit girls' career choices, study shows

In one of the first experiments to explore the influence of fashion dolls, a OSU researcher has found that girls who play with Barbie dolls see fewer career options for themselves than for boys.

OSU a partner in $320 million "digital manufacturing" initiative

OSU will be a key partner in a new, $230 million national initiative to support "digital manufacturing," which could revolutionize the way things get built in America.

Low birth weight reduces ability to metabolize drugs

Pharmacy researchers have discovered that low birth weight may be a factor in how a person metabolizes drugs, and could have effects that last a lifetime.

Sustainable manufacturing system to better consider the human component

Society is demanding a higher degree of corporate social responsibility, and OSU engineering advances on sustainable manufacturing are helping to meet that need.

Aging men: More uplifts, fewer hassles until the age of 65-70

A new study of how men approach their golden years found that how happy individuals are remains relatively stable, but dealing with “hassles” tends to get worse once you are about 65-70 years old.

Volcanoes, including Mt. Hood, can go from dormant to active quickly

Magma sitting 4-5 kilometers beneath the surface of Mount Hood has been stored in near-solid conditions for thousands of years, but that the time it takes to liquefy and potentially erupt is surprisingly short.