February - 2023

February - 2023
Changing climate conditions likely facilitated early human migration to the Americas at key intervals, research suggests

Researchers have pinpointed two intervals when ice and ocean conditions would have been favorable to support early human migration from Asia to North America late in the last ice age, a new paper published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows.

Foliar scorch, photo by Gabriela Ritokova Pacific Northwest heat dome tree damage more about temperature than drought, scientists say

Widespread tree scorch in the Pacific Northwest that became visible shortly after multiple days of record-setting, triple-digit temperatures in June 2021 was more attributable to heat than to drought conditions, Oregon State University researchers say.

chickens Are you thinking of raising chickens because of record-breaking egg prices? Do your research

Raising and keeping chickens isn’t cheap so you’re not going to save money compared to buying eggs at the market.

The classroom seed kit contains gardening calendar, stickers, foil pans, seed markers, a spray bottle and a peat pot. OSU Extension statewide seed giveaway set to return for fourth year

Starting Feb. 6, individuals and households, schools and groups can sign up to receive an individual/household seed kit, group kit or seed-starting teacher classroom kit through the mail. 

Stock image of Waldo Hall, where some OSU public health researchers have their offices; building is old-fashioned yellow brick with red at the top and black roofs on the spires. OSU report illustrates severe crisis among Oregon health care workforce

Oregon needs to improve the supply and distribution of health care providers, enhance the resiliency and well-being of health care workers and increase diversity among the health care workforce to provide more culturally and linguistically responsive care, a new report by Oregon State University researchers found.

Image of Pamela Eddy OSU to host talk on equity-minded leadership in community colleges Feb. 23 in Portland and online

Higher education leader Pamela Eddy will speak on developing community college leaders who promote social justice at the Oregon State University College of Education’s annual Charles E. Carpenter lecture Feb. 23.

Americans need to grapple with the country’s complexity, Jelani Cobb says during Oregon State University address

Confronting America’s complexity and contradictions is necessary to carry on the work of Martin Luther King Jr., said higher education leader, historian and journalist Jelani Cobb speaking Wednesday at Oregon State University.

Looking beyond microplastics, Oregon State researchers find that cotton and synthetic microfibers impact behavior and growth of aquatic organisms

While microplastics have received significant attention in recent years for their negative environmental impacts, a new study from Oregon State University scientists found microfibers from synthetic materials as well as cotton impacted the behavior and growth of water organisms.

Image is a blue background with the text Congrats to the 2022 AAAS Fellows Two Oregon State University researchers honored as 2022 AAAS fellows

Two Oregon State University researchers have been named 2022 American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows for distinguished contributions to the fields of fungal biology and coral reef biology.

January - 2023

January - 2023
Far-off storms fuel sneaker waves along Pacific Northwest coast, new research suggests

Sneaker waves are likely fueled by a specific type of wave condition generated by far-off storms and paired with just the right conditions closer to shore, a new study by Oregon State University researchers has found.

Bighorn ram, photo by Birgitta Jansen, National Park Service. GPS tracking, simulations show optimal locations to help desert bighorn sheep cross freeways

Desert bighorn sheep whose Southern California range is bisected by freeways may one day benefit from Oregon State University modeling designed to show where the animals would be most apt to use overpasses to safely cross the interstates.

Fishing in synchrony brings mutual benefits for dolphins and people in Brazil, research shows

By working together, dolphins and net-casting fishers in Brazil each catch more fish, a rare example of an interaction by two top predators that is beneficial to both parties, researchers have concluded following 15 years of study of the practice.

Oregon State celebrates Black History Month with a series of events

Events highlight the achievements and perseverance of Black and African American communities

pruning fruit tree Fruit trees need attention this time of year

Whether you have one or several, or plan to plant your first fruit tree, it’s time to give them the attention needed to keep them healthy and bearing fruit.

Incorporating mindfulness into social justice classes topic of Feb. 8 Oregon State Science Pub

Incorporating mindfulness into the curriculum of undergraduate social justice courses will be the topic of Oregon State University's Science Pub event at 6 p.m. Feb. 8.

An instructor leads students in a Body Pump class at OSU; students are arrayed about a fitness room in front of a wall of mirrors, lying back on stacks of risers and raising barbells over their heads. Physical education requirements continue to decline at colleges and universities, OSU study finds

A new study from Oregon State University found that about 32% of colleges and universities in the U.S. require some form of physical education course to graduate, down from 39% as observed in an OSU study from 2010.

Wolves eliminate deer on Alaskan Island then quickly shift to eating sea otters, research finds

Wolves on an Alaskan island caused a deer population to plummet and switched to primarily eating sea otters in just a few years, a finding scientists at Oregon State University and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game believe is the first case of sea otters becoming the primary food source for a land-based predator.

Oregon State Board of Trustees hears update on Elliott State Research Forest, elects leader

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees met Friday and heard an update on the university’s plan to manage the Elliott State Research Forest.

OSU-led wave energy testing facility reaches key construction milestones

The last major pieces of the contract to build the wave energy test facility PacWave South have been executed, paving the way for the completion of the Oregon State University-led facility off the coast of Newport.

A group of students from the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program stand close together and smile for a picture while wearing bright blue t-shirts that say "This is what a feminist looks like." Oregon State’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program holds 50th anniversary celebration

Oregon State University’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program turns 50 this year, and a week of activities is planned for Jan. 23-29 to celebrate the anniversary and to learn about the program’s history and future from alumni, faculty, guest scholars and current students.

Masive flames billow up among the pine trees behind a large house on the edge of the forest. Homeowners’ cultural traits should be considered when promoting wildfire mitigation efforts, OSU study finds

People’s cultural worldviews play a part in how they respond to wildfire risk, and should be taken into account in efforts to get homeowners to engage in pre-fire mitigation efforts such as adjusting landscaping and preparing an evacuation plan, an Oregon State University study found.

Lookout Creek watershed, February 1996. This image appeared with the paper in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms Forest landslides’ frequency, size influenced more by road building, logging than heavy rain

A long-term Pacific Northwest study of landslides, clear-cutting timber and building roads shows that a forest’s management history has a greater impact on how often landslides occur and how severe they are compared to how much water is coursing through a watershed.

Freightliner SuperTruck 1 Oregon State partnering with Daimler as part of $199M federal push for cleaner cars and trucks

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering are partnering with Daimler Trucks North America to develop a zero-emissions heavy-duty truck capable of regional and long-haul freight deliveries.

Manzanita 7 winter-blooming plants to nourish bees

Even a small amount of habitat will sustain bees, even rare species.

Brian Woods White House appoints OSU professor to U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board

Brian Woods, professor and head of the School of Nuclear Science and Engineering in the Oregon State University College of Engineering, has been appointed by President Joe Biden to the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.

Researchers on slope, photo by Lina DiGregorio As climate warms, drier air likely to be more stressful than less rainfall for Douglas-fir trees

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Douglas-fir trees will likely experience more stress from drier air as the climate changes than they will from less rain, computer modeling by Oregon State University scientists shows.

Ocean-themed films to be featured at Big Blue Film Fest in Newport Jan. 27-28

Sixteen ocean-themed films will be featured during the inaugural Big Blue Film Fest Jan. 27-28 at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

Nanoparticles accumulate in neural retina, image by Tetiana Korzun Oregon State University researchers take key step toward new treatment for hereditary blindness

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon State University College of Pharmacy scientists have demonstrated in animal models the possibility of using lipid nanoparticles and messenger RNA, the technology underpinning COVID-19 vaccines, to treat blindness associated with a rare genetic condition.

Image of book cover for Study Like a Champ. Title is in blocky all-caps above a cartoon brain lifting a heavy weight. Oregon State professor publishes book with strategies to help students ‘Study Like a Champ’

In a new book published this week, an Oregon State University professor offers study techniques, myth-busting and psychological research to explain why teaching and learning work the way they do.

Award stickers and taste descriptions matter for artisanal cheese buyers, Oregon State research shows

Consumers are willing to pay more for familiar, versus unfamiliar, varieties of cheese if there is a sticker on the cheese indicating it won an award or if sensory information about the cheese – such as a description of its taste or food pairing suggestions – is included, a new study from Oregon State University shows.

Oregon State Board of Trustees to discuss Elliott State Research Forest, preliminary tuition scenarios at Jan 19-20 meeting

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet Jan. 19-20 and hear a briefing on the Elliott State Research Forest, discuss preliminary tuition scenarios and budget planning for the 2024 fiscal year and hear an update on the university’s strategic plan.

Writer Jelani Cobb to give keynote at Oregon State Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration

Oregon State University’s 41st annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration will take place during the next month with a series of events on the Corvallis campus, including a day of service, peace breakfast, march and keynote address by higher education leader and writer Jelani Cobb.

Dr. Carlos Sanchez of Oregon Zoo, left, and Dr. Ron Mandsager of OSU, right, wheel Bernadette the tiger on a gurney through a hallway in OSU's veterinary hopital After medical testing at OSU veterinary hospital, Oregon Zoo tiger Bernadette happy & healthy

After diagnostic testing at Oregon State University’s veterinary hospital, 6-year-old Amur tiger Bernadette from the Oregon Zoo is back to her healthy, playful self, zoo staff say.

Oregon faces sustained and novel risks and opportunities as climate changes, new assessment shows

Oregon continues to face new and enduring hazards related to climate change, but opportunities for adaptation and mitigation are also expanding, the latest assessment released today by the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute indicates.

December - 2022

December - 2022
Inspecting clover, a major compoonent of eco-lawn. Photo by Setphen Ward. Top 10 stories of 2022 cover a wide range of topics

Catch the Top 10 gardening stories of 2022.

 

Hands at computer keyboard Oregon State University receives $4.8M to address national cybersecurity workforce shortage

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has received $4.8 million from the National Science Foundation to help the United States close a big gap between the number of cybersecurity job openings and the number of qualified applicants for those positions.

First total ear canal removal surgery performed on Ella the pig at Oregon State veterinary hospital

Doctors at Oregon State University’s veterinary hospital performed the first known total ear canal ablation surgery on a pig last week, in consultation with a human ear doctor who previously operated on the lead veterinary surgeon’s ear.

Image shows 10 of the 13 projectile points found at Cooper's Ferry, with a wide variety of sizes and colors of stone, set against a black background. Oregon State archaeologists uncover oldest known projectile points in the Americas

Oregon State University archaeologists have uncovered projectile points in Idaho that are thousands of years older than any previously found in the Americas, helping to fill in the history of how early humans crafted and used stone weapons.

pills 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.

Stock image of Reed Lodge, gray and white building on OSU campus that houses the psychology department Oregon State researchers find lack of diverse representation in psychophysiology study participants

A new study from Oregon State University found that psychophysiology studies show a significant lack of diversity among their participants, making their results less applicable across different communities and cultures.

Stock image of a brightly lit light bulb inside a clear glass fixture OSU study finds need for better awareness around timing of electricity usage among customers

A new study published in Nature Energy found that electricity customers often lack awareness of their daily energy-use patterns at home, which could have a serious financial impact as utility companies move toward time-of-use energy pricing models.

Supella dominicana, photo provided by George Poinar Jr. 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.

Harvesting peat moss contributes to climate change, Oregon State scientist says

Decomposition  releases carbon back into the atmosphere, contributing to a warming climate.

Dynein intermediate chain structure showing folded WD repeat domain in the center (blue) and disordered N-terminal domain (orange). Illustrated on the left are multiple models of open and closed structures of the disordered domain (grey) bound to light ch New analysis of cellular ‘vehicles’ drives a deeper understanding of ALS, Alzheimer’s

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University scientists have taken a key step toward better understanding neurodegenerative diseases by using a suite of biophysical techniques to learn more about a motor protein whose malfunction is associated with many disorders.

 

November - 2022

November - 2022
Graphic depicting saliva testing 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 study focuses on challenges facing food and beverage companies seeking to export

A new Oregon State University study that examined exporting practices of Oregon food and beverage companies found that the likelihood of exporting increases with firm size and length of time in business and that the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the ability of firms to export.

Hemp as treatment for COVID-19 topic of Dec. 6 Oregon State Science Pub talk

Using natural products such as hemp to treat COVID-19 will be the topic of Oregon State University's Science Pub event at 6 p.m. Dec. 6.

Graphic: Nanomedicine for treating ectopic pregnancy (credit: Parinaz Ghanbari) Oregon State researchers move closer to better care for life-threatening pregnancy condition

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon State University scientists have produced a proof of concept for a new and better way of caring for women facing the life-threatening situation of ectopic pregnancy, which occurs when a fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the lining of the uterus.

Oregon State University-led effort to find Earth’s oldest ice begins this month in Antarctica

A team of 22 scientists from the Oregon State University-led Center for Oldest Ice Exploration, or COLDEX, is headed to Antarctica for the first field season in its pursuit of the Earth’s oldest ice and the climate records preserved in it.

Scott Vignos named vice president and chief diversity officer at Oregon State

Scott Vignos, who has served as Oregon State University’s interim vice president and chief diversity officer since fall 2021, has been named to the position on a permanent basis.

Depiction of a bike box ‘Bike boxes’ can improve urban intersections for cyclists, Oregon State research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A roadway setup known as the “bike box,” a painted-off area for bicyclists at the front of an intersection, can help them stay safe at urban, signalized intersections, research by the Oregon State University College of Engineering indicates.

Author Sam Quinones addresses new reality of fentanyl, yet offers hope during Oregon State talk

Journalist and author Sam Quinones spoke about the grim reality that fentanyl and methamphetamine have caused across the United States while also offering reasons for hope amid a crisis that he said is killing thousands annually.

Nanoparticles accumulating in tumor 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.

Oceanic manta ray 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.

Tree of heaven is invasive. Photo by Weston Miller. New Extension website helps solve pest and disease problems

Solve Pest and Weed Problems focuses specifically on the Pacific Northwest and prioritizes low-risk approaches.

MU  with student Oregon State’s baccalaureate core gets major update

Oregon State University is moving forward to significantly revise the classes required for undergraduate students in an effort to better provide students with the skills, knowledge and experiences that will contribute to their success during and after college.

 

Oregon State University enrollment reaches a new record, eclipsing 35,000

Oregon State University’s fall 2022 enrollment has again reached a record, topping 35,000, driven by a continuing rise in enrollment among students of color, a record class of first-year students, soaring enrollment from out-of-state students and demand for the university’s online education program.

Brown marmolated stink bug. Large increase of brown marmorated stink bugs poses serious threat to Oregon crops

It’s unclear why the population of brown marmorated stink bug exploded this year. Like other insects, the population of the shield-shaped brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) varies from year to year depending on climatic factors.

New battery chemistry Oregon State receives $3M from U.S. Dept. of Energy to explore a more sustainable battery

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $3 million to an Oregon State University researcher to lead the development of a new, high-energy-density battery that does not rely on rare elements.

Image of Dungeness crab in fisherman's hands 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.

October - 2022

October - 2022
OSU College of Forestry hosting listening session regarding research forests’ management plan

The Oregon State University College of Forestry invites community members to participate in a listening session Monday, Nov. 7, regarding the development of a new management plan for the McDonald and Dunn research forests.

Stock image of infant, wrapped in white blanket and with a yellow knit beanie on its head 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 Board of Trustees approve building projects, presidential goals

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved OSU President Jayathi Murthy’s goals for the 2023 fiscal year and advanced construction of several projects on the Corvallis campus and at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

A gray slug on a sidelwak. Control slugs now as they lay eggs to hatch in spring

Slugs aren’t crazy about winter and summer. They bail from cold or hot weather. But fall and spring are agreeable seasons for slugs.

mRNA therapy graphic 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.

Bangladesh flooding Report by OSU, international scientists says Earth is ‘unequivocally’ in midst of climate emergency

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An international coalition of researchers says in a report published today that the Earth’s vital signs have worsened to the point that “humanity is unequivocally facing a climate emergency.”

Executive session added to Friday OSU Board of Trustees meeting

An executive session has been added to the agenda of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees meeting to be held Friday, Oct. 28.

Image of Sam Quinones Journalist, author Sam Quinones to give talk at Oregon State on Nov. 14

Journalist, storyteller and author Sam Quinones will talk about the emergence and impact of drug trafficking in the U.S. and Americans’ attempts to recover their communities from the impacts of drugs on Nov. 14 as part of the Provost’s Lecture Series at Oregon State University.

A doe and her white-spotted fawn stand close together in the sun against a background of bright green grass. OSU veterinary laboratory partnering with state to boost testing for chronic wasting disease in deer

Faster and more widespread testing for chronic wasting disease in deer is now possible due to a new partnership between the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Oregon State University’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Robots and fruit picking topic of Nov. 1 Oregon State Science Pub talk

Oregon State University research that seeks to overcome the challenge of teaching a robot to pick fruit will be the topic of Oregon State University’s Science Pub event at 6 p.m. Nov. 1.

Spectrometer on a chip 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.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State Board of Trustees to meet and consider president’s goals, building projects

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet Oct. 28 to consider approving OSU President Jayathi Murthy’s goals for the 2023 fiscal year and advancing building projects, including one involving Withycombe Hall on the Corvallis campus.

mRNA therapy for COVID-19 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.

Leading Oregon State University donor’s gifts surpass $36 million for the arts

Oregon State University celebrated business leader, philanthropist and OSU alumna Patricia Valian Reser Friday night for a decade of transformative gifts totaling more than $36 million for university arts programs, faculty, students and facilities.

Oregon State University announces second campaign with $1 billion already given toward $1.75 billion goal

Oregon State University and the OSU Foundation on Friday launched Oregon State’s second university-wide fundraising campaign, Believe It: The Campaign for Oregon State University.

$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.

Plastic waste 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.

communication network 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.

Image looks up at Emeritus sculpture in progress from the ground: A sparkling cluster of resin cones dangles high up in the canopy between three sequoia trees. 80-foot-tall sequoia sculpture at OSU to evoke changing climate threat against old-growth forests

An 80-foot illuminated art sculpture is currently being installed at Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus, where it will be suspended in midair for the next 14 months among three 80-year-old sequoia trees.

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.

Diseased ochre sea star 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.

Construction starts on Oregon State agrivoltaics farm that will merge agriculture and solar energy

Construction is underway on a $1.5 million project that will allow Oregon State University researchers to further optimize agrivoltaic systems that involve co-developing land for both solar photovoltaic power and agriculture.

Steelhead Warmer stream temperatures in burned-over Oregon watershed didn’t result in fewer trout

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The number of trout in a southern Oregon stream system showed no decline one year after a fire burned almost the entire watershed, including riparian zone trees that had helped maintain optimal stream temperatures for the cold-water fish.

Long-term tracking of whale feeding behavior via satellite now possible with new tag

Oregon State University researchers have developed a new satellite tag that allows them to better track whales’ behavior, including previously unobservable feeding events during dives.

September - 2022

September - 2022
Courtyard Oregon State launches program to better support students facing challenges or crises

OSU is introducing a four-person crisis response team called OSU Assist to better support students facing mental health challenges and other forms of distress 

Workers in long pants and sleeves to protect against the sun stoop over a green field picking spinach in California OSU study finds higher rates of traumatic injuries for outdoor workers during hotter weather

Rates of traumatic injury among workers in the Oregon agricultural and construction sectors are significantly higher during periods of high heat compared with periods of more moderate weather, a recent Oregon State University study found.

vitamin E Cystic fibrosis patients can benefit from vitamin supplements, Oregon State research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Cystic fibrosis patients who supplement their diet with vitamin C can also derive greater benefit from another antioxidant, vitamin E, resulting in a reduction in damaging inflammation, a study led by Oregon State University suggests.

aerial view of Memorial Union building War in Ukraine topic of Oct. 4 Oregon State Science Pub talk

Recent developments and future trajectories of the war in Ukraine will be the topic of Oregon State University’s Science Pub event at 6 p.m. Oct. 4

Cattle grazing with virtual fencing shows potential to create wildfire fuel breaks, study finds

The use of virtual fencing to manage cattle grazing on sagebrush rangelands has the potential to create fuel breaks needed to help fight wildfires, a recent Oregon State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service study found.

Cassie the robot sets 100-meter record Bipedal robot developed at Oregon State achieves Guinness World Record in 100 meters

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Cassie the robot, invented at the Oregon State University College of Engineering and produced by OSU spinout company Agility Robotics, has established a Guinness World Record for the fastest 100 meters by a bipedal robot.

Stock image of a white hand holding an oyster over a tank of water OSU research discovers probiotic combination drastically improves oyster larvae survival

Oyster larvae survival rates were significantly boosted by treating them with specific combinations of probiotics, Oregon State University researchers found in a recent study.

Image is one of a series of 9 panels in a Barbara Kruger artwork; image is a black & white headshot of a man with short dark hair and a frown, with his index finger placed under his right eye. Red letters spelling "SEEN" are placed one in each corner Conceptual art by Barbara Kruger & Analia Saban coming to Oregon State University in October

An art exhibition featuring work by conceptual artists Barbara Kruger and Analia Saban will be shown at Oregon State University’s Little Gallery Oct. 3-Dec. 2, with an official opening event from 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 12.

Hemp byproducts are good alternative feed for lambs, Oregon State study finds

An Oregon State University study found that spent hemp biomass – the main byproduct of the cannabinoid (CBD) extraction process of hemp – can be included in lamb diets without any major detrimental effects to the health of the animals or their meat quality.

Edward C. Allworth Veterans' Home Oregon State researchers, veterans’ home explore ways to enhance residents’ health with robots

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers are partnering with the Edward C. Allworth Veterans’ Home in Lebanon, Oregon, on a federally funded project to see if robots can improve residents’ health and wellness by engaging them in physical and mental exercise.

Genetically modified yeast yields intense hop aromas in beer, Oregon State research finds

Oregon State University brewing researchers and a team of bioengineers have shown that a genetically modified yeast strain can alter the fermentation process to create beers with significantly more pronounced hop aromas.

Group shot of students Oregon State University and College Possible partner to support equitable college access and persistence

Oregon State University is expanding its partnership with College Possible

Oregon State and partners will receive $50 million grant to develop climate-smart potatoes

Oregon State University has been awarded a $50 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to work with farmers and Native American Tribes on cropping practices that can enhance soil health and reduce the carbon footprint of the Pacific Northwest potato industry.

Stock image of Waldo Hall, red and yellow brick building with black roof and arched entry Oregon State University will move in most campus residents Sept. 17 - 20

More than 4,500 campus residents are expected to arrive over four days

Braiding sweetgrass OSU College of Forestry, Pacific Northwest Tribes team up on $5 million forest restoration project

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Faculty in the Oregon State University College of Forestry will team up with Pacific Northwest Tribal nations on a three-year forest restoration effort whose goal is to improve the resilience of the region’s woodlands to climate change through Traditional Ecological Knowledge.

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