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.

Nanotechnology, messenger RNA combined in possible new ‘universal’ COVID-19 treatment

PORTLAND, Ore. – A study led by an Oregon State University pharmaceutical sciences researcher has produced a proof of principle for a new “universal” means of treating COVID-19.

$50 Million Gift by NVIDIA Founder and Spouse Helps Launch Oregon State University Research Center

Oregon State University today announced $100 million in gifts to launch a $200 million research and education center that will harness one of the nation’s most powerful supercomputers and team-based research in artificial intelligence, materials science and robotics to solve global challenges in areas such as climate science, oceanography, sustainability and water resources.

Oregon State, U.S. Dept. of Energy researchers take key step toward big gains in plastics recycling

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers including an Oregon State University College of Engineering faculty member have taken a key step toward greatly expanding the range of plastics that can be recycled.

Research on how cells respond to stimuli offers insight into disease mechanisms, treatment

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University scientists are decoding how cells communicate and collectively respond to chemical stimuli in the extracellular environment, knowledge that’s critical to understanding physiological processes and blocking disease mechanisms.

Pet parenting style influences dog behavior, Oregon State University finds

Dogs with owners who have high expectations and are highly responsive to their dog’s behavior and needs are more social, more secure when away from their owners and more persistent problem solvers, an Oregon State University study found.

Proactive responses are most effective for fighting marine disease, Oregon State research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The best time to deal with diseases in marine species is before an outbreak occurs, a study by Oregon State University shows.

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