September - 2020

September - 2020
Stock photo of pills in a pill bottle Older adults risk ER visits when dentists prescribe opioids on top of other meds, study finds

When dentists prescribe opioid painkillers to older patients who are already taking medication for depression or anxiety, the combination of drugs increases patients’ risk of landing in the emergency room and being hospitalized, according to a recent Oregon State University study.

cachexia therapy With awards totaling nearly $450 million, Oregon State sets record for annual research funding

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research funding at Oregon State University increased by more than $10 million in the last fiscal year to almost $450 million, setting a university record and marking the third time in four years that OSU’s research awards have totaled more than $400 million.

Olive oil is rich in vitamin E Study shows vitamin E needed for proper nervous system development

In research with key ramifications for women of childbearing age, findings by Oregon State University scientists show that embryos produced by vitamin E-deficient zebrafish have malformed brains and nervous systems.

pear Know when it’s time to harvest apples and pears

Apples and pears have different characteristics when it comes to harvest.

Oregon State Board of Trustees receives updates on COVID-19 safety plan, budget

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees heard updates during a special meeting Thursday on the university’s budget, OSU’s fall COVID-19 resumption plan, and the university’s public safety plans for the Corvallis campus.

Freeman Hrabowski, keynote speaker at University Day 2020 OSU University Day speaker calls for advancing higher education opportunity for diverse students

National higher education leader Freeman Hrabowski, keynote speaker at Oregon State University’s annual University Day event Tuesday called on U.S. higher education leaders to look in the mirror to understand what they can do to improve access and inclusion for students from a variety of backgrounds.

TRACE field staff Fifth round of Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling postponed again as smoke persists

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University is again postponing its fifth round of door-to-door sampling in Corvallis for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 because of continuing poor air quality caused by wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.

Using a mosquito trap in South Africa Human activities promote disease-spreading mosquitoes; more study needed for prevention

Disease-spreading mosquitoes may be more likely to occupy areas impacted by human activities like pesticide use and habitat destruction, than they are areas less disturbed by humans, a recent Oregon State University study found.

OSU, city of Corvallis, Benton County team up on public health education and prevention effort

Oregon State University is collaborating with the city of Corvallis and the Benton County Health Department on a public health education campaign to help reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19 in the community.

TRACE field staff Smoke postpones TRACE-COVID-19 sampling scheduled for Sept. 12-13 in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University is rescheduling this weekend’s fifth round of door-to-door sampling in Corvallis for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 because of poor air quality caused by numerous wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.

Plant last seen in the wild in Oregon in 1938 subject of Oregon State Science Pub talk

A rare and threatened plant last documented in the Oregon wild in 1938 will be the focus of Monday’s virtual Oregon State University Science Pub.

ash on tomatoes Take precautions when wildfire ash falls on fruits and vegetables

Wildfires can be unsafe when it lands on unharvested produce.

TRACE field staff Fifth weekend of Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling to take place Sept. 12-13

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will conduct a fifth round of door-to-door sampling in Corvallis this weekend on Sept. 12 and 13 for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State closing many statewide facilities due to wildfires

Oregon State University is closing many of its facilities statewide until further notice due to prolonged smoke and ash conditions from numerous wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.

Hazelnuts Dietary changes could produce big offsets to carbon emissions

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Eating less meat and dairy products in favor of plant-based proteins like those found in grains, legumes and nuts could make a huge difference in how much carbon dioxide reaches the atmosphere, research by Oregon State University shows.

OSU Board of Trustees to meet Sept. 17

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Sept. 17, to consider the issuance of OSU revenue bonds and an adjustment to the Cordley Hall capital project budget. The board also will receive updates on the university’s COVID-19 planning and response efforts, budget and public safety program.

Student move-in at Oregon State’s Corvallis campus to include enhanced health and safety steps

Oregon State University’s fall 2020 Corvallis campus residence hall move-in will feature enhanced health and safety measures, including required COVID-19 testing for students living on campus and scheduled move-in dates and times to ensure adequate physical distancing.

Valley Library Oregon State University reports IT security incident

Oregon State University announced that personal information of some students and faculty may have been exposed during a recent IT security incident.

 

Max the sea lion getting ready for his CT scan Sea lion with heart trouble receives CT scan at Oregon State University veterinary hospital

Oregon State University’s Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital received an unusual patient on Monday: fan favorite Max the sea lion from the Oregon Coast Aquarium, who presented with breathing problems and needed a CT scan.

beaver Beavers appear to help the growth of brown trout in South America, study finds

Through field work in a remote area of Tierra del Fuego, Chile, OSU researchers determined that dam building by the beaver enables a wider range of more energy-dense food sources for brown trout.

August - 2020

August - 2020
Checking samples in the OVDL New federal certification streamlines OSU veterinary lab’s COVID-19 testing process

The Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has received a federal certification that will allow it to streamline and ramp up its COVID-19 testing capacity.

NuScale Power Module OSU spinoff NuScale passes major regulatory milestone as feds sign off on reactors’ safety

CORVALLIS, Ore. – NuScale Power, founded by Oregon State University Professor Emeritus José Reyes during his time at OSU, has marked a major regulatory milestone on the way to supplying power plant developers with small modular reactors designed by the company.

lawn Now’s the time to spiff up ragged lawns

August and September are good time to whip your lawn back into shape, but starting over usually isn’t necessary.

 

Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash OSU’s American Strings webcast presents An Evening with Rosanne Cash on Sept. 15

Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, eldest daughter of country music legend Johnny Cash, will perform next month as part of the American Strings Series organized by Oregon State University’s College of Liberal Arts and the OSU Alumni Association.

Tyler Radniecki Corvallis sewer surveillance: Novel coronavirus still present but trending downward

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Genetic evidence in Corvallis wastewater of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been consistently detected at moderate levels for the past month following a late July spike, said Tyler Radniecki, associate professor of environmental engineering at Oregon State University.

Photo by Scott Nelson, courtesy city of Bend. Oregon State receives Oregon Health Authority grant to expand Coronavirus Sewer Surveillance

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has received a $1.2 million grant from the Oregon Health Authority to expand its Coronavirus Sewer Surveillance project throughout Oregon to comb community wastewater systems for genetic evidence of the virus that causes COVID-19.

A bighorn ram perched on a cliff in Grand Canyon National Park. Native desert bighorn sheep in ecologically intact areas are less vulnerable to climate change

The researchers used genetic information from more than 1,600 individuals in 62 populations in and around 10 National Park Service units in four states – Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah.

Nanotech lab Oregon State, University of Washington receive another $5 million to advance nanotech innovation

The National Science Foundation has awarded an additional $5 million to Oregon State University and the University of Washington to continue leading a nanotechnology research partnership that’s already enabled breakthroughs in areas such as glucose monitoring for diabetics, better solar cells, improved battery electrodes and more energy-efficient fiber optic networks

A map showing the 15 extreme weather events included in the study Natural disasters must be unusual or deadly to prompt local climate policy change, study finds

Natural disasters alone are not enough to motivate local communities to engage in climate change mitigation or adaptation, a new study from Oregon State University found.

Rather, policy change in response to extreme weather events appears to depend on a combination of factors, including fatalities, sustained media coverage, the unusualness of the event and the political makeup of the community.

Cover art for The Sport Marriage New book on sport marriages details systemic subordination of women

In a new book based on nearly 30 years of study, Oregon State University researcher Steven M. Ortiz delves into the marital realities facing women married to professional athletes, including infidelity, sexism and a significant power imbalance in their relationships.

pumpkin Plan ahead for winter storage of pumpkins and squash

It's not time yet, but pretty soon you'll be harvesting pumpkins and squash and will need to store them correctly for long life.

Firefighters in the Kansas City, Missouri, area, wore personal passive samplers in the shape of a military-style dog tag made of silicone on an elastic necklace. The samplers detect chemicals in the air. Firefighters exposed to more potentially harmful chemicals than previously thought

The on-duty firefighters in the Kansas City, Missouri, area experienced higher exposures of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, which are a family of chemicals that are known to have the potential to cause cancer.

Robert Bertini Robert Bertini appointed head of OSU School of Civil and Construction Engineering

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Robert Bertini will take over as head of the Oregon State University School of Civil and Construction Engineering on Aug. 31.

Cheadle Lake OSU College of Engineering hosting Clean Water Virtual Conference on Sept. 1

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University College of Engineering will host the Clean Water Virtual Conference, a free public event on Sept. 1 featuring four speakers giving live lectures and more than two dozen video chats with other researchers talking about their projects.

Sardines, pic courtesy Costello lab, UCSB Seafood could account for 25% of animal protein needed to meet projected increases in demand

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Policy reforms and technological improvements could drive seafood production upward by as much as 75% over the next three decades, research by Oregon State University and an international collaboration suggests.

multivitamins Multivitamin, mineral supplement linked to less-severe, shorter-lasting illness symptoms

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Older adults who took a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement with zinc and high amounts of vitamin C in a 12-week study experienced sickness for shorter periods and with less severe symptoms than counterparts in a control group receiving a placebo.

Austin Hall Seven Oregon State University students receive Gilman Scholarships to study abroad

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Seven undergraduate students at Oregon State University have been awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study internationally during the 2020-21 academic year under a congressionally funded program designed to broaden the United States’ participation in education abroad.

Ranchers attracted to regenerative agriculture for reasons other than climate change mitigation

Regenerative ranching, a holistic approach to managing grazing lands, enhances ranchers’ adaptive capacity and socioeconomic well-being while also providing an opportunity to mitigate climate change, a new study from Oregon State University has found.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State Board of Trustees approve COVID-19 resumption plan, discuss growing budget gap

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved the university’s COVID-19 plan for the coming academic year and discussed steps OSU is taking to address impacts to the university’s budget.

weeder Roll up your sleeves: Use multiple strategies to control invasive weeds

Keeping weeds at bay can be frustrating, but it can be done.

Gleeson Hall OSU researchers make green chemistry advance with new catalyst for reduction of carbon dioxide

Researchers at Oregon State University have made a key advance in the green chemistry pursuit of converting the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into reusable forms of carbon via electrochemical reduction.

Valley Library Lipoic acid supplements help some obese but otherwise healthy people lose weight

A compound given as a dietary supplement to overweight but otherwise healthy people in a clinical trial caused many of the patients to slim down, research by Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University showed.

Oregon State to provide flexible learning options for students this fall

Oregon State University will deliver most courses remotely and online in the fall, providing maximum flexibility that will enable students to learn how and where they want while advancing their safety, success and continued academic progress amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

opioid tablets Study points out opioid risks for hospital patients transitioning to skilled nursing facilities

PORTLAND, Ore. – Hospital patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities often bring a high-dose painkiller prescription with them, suggesting more attention should be paid to opioid safety for those patients, research from the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy shows.

Cast of Macbeth rehearses remotely via Zoom OSU Theatre presents “Bard in Your Yard” podcast production of Macbeth, available Aug. 14

Witches cackling, swords clanging, ominous music warning of something wicked coming this way — such are the dramatic forces shaping this year’s immersive audio version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, performed by Oregon State University Theatre.

Prof. Chris Nichols Historians offer context, caution on lessons 1918 flu pandemic holds for COVID

The parallels between COVID-19 and the 1918-19 influenza pandemic can seem eerie at times: the disproportionate impact on marginalized people, the arguments over mask use, the lack of scientific consensus, the calls for hand-washing and social distancing.

Blues artist Keb' Mo' with guitar OSU’s American Strings Series presents live webcast with renowned blues artist Keb’ Mo’

The Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts (CLA) and the Oregon State University Alumni Association present a conversation and live remote performance with blues artist and five-time Grammy Award winner Keb’ Mo’ at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19.

Researcher David Rothwell Study: Most Americans don’t have enough assets to withstand 3 months without income

A new study from Oregon State University found that 77% of low- to moderate-income American households fall below the asset poverty threshold, meaning that if their income were cut off they would not have the financial assets to maintain at least poverty-level status for three months.

A 40-year journey leads to a new truffle species

Forty years after Dan Luoma found an unsual truffle collection, scientists confirmed it is a new species and named it after Luoma. 

July - 2020

July - 2020
slime mold Slime mold looks ugly in the garden but does no harm

Primiative substance appears overnight during a rainy spring.

OSU Board of Trustees to meet August 14

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet on Friday, August 14 to consider the university’s pandemic-related plans for fall term, proposed new academic programs in the colleges of business and engineering and the Fairbanks Hall renovation project. The board also will receive updates on the university budget, public safety and diversity and inclusion efforts.  

TRACE field staff ¿Qué hacer en el Condado de Umatilla en respuesta a COVID-19?

HERMISTON, Ore. — Conocidos los resultados de las pruebas comunitarias indicando que la propagación de COVID-19 en Hermiston es peligrosamente alta, los líderes de salud pública están alentando a los residentes y empleados de las empresas locales a que se cubran la cara, se mantengan a seis pies de distancia en público y usen la guía de recursos locales para obtener atención médica y asistencia de salud pública y otros tipos de apoyo.

TRACE field staff Los resultados de TRACE sugieren que el 17% de la comunidad de Hermiston está infectada con SARS-CoV-2

HERMISTON, Ore. – Los resultados preliminares del muestreo puerta-a-puerta por la Universidad Estatal de Oregon (OSU) el fin de semana pasado del 25 al 26 de julio, sugieren que el 17% de la comunidad de Hermiston tenía el nuevo coronavirus que causa el COVID-19.

TRACE field staff What to do in Umatilla County in response to COVID-19?

In light of community testing results that indicate Hermiston’s rate of COVID-19 is dangerously high, public health leaders are encouraging residents and employees of local businesses to wear face coverings, stay 6 feet apart in public and use local resources for medical care, public health assistance and other support.

TRACE field staff TRACE results suggest 17% of Hermiston community infected with SARS-CoV-2

Preliminary results from random door-to-door TRACE-COVID-19 sampling by Oregon State University last weekend suggest that 17% of the Hermiston community had the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 on July 25-26.

Information session set for companies interested in PacWave subsea power cable project

In preparation for a solicitation of bids for five 12-mile long subsea cables to support a wave energy testing facility, Oregon State University will host an information session for companies interested in the project.

High-performance computing cluster at the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, OSU data science initiative addresses issues in Oregon’s rural communities

Data Science for the Public Good leverages OSU's significant expertise, resources and infrastructure to address community needs.

Rufous hummingbird For rufous hummingbirds, migration looks different depending on age and sex

Plucky, beautiful and declining in numbers at about a 2% annual rate, the rufous hummingbird makes its long annual migration in different timing and route patterns based the birds’ age and sex.

Oregon scientists team up to use big data to address societal challenges

Data scientists from Oregon’s three largest universities have received a $1.4 million National Science Foundation grant to help fellow scientists across the Pacific Northwest address challenges such as earthquake preparedness, securing electrical power systems and improved environmental health.

Painted lady butterflies need host and nectar plants Butterflies wing their way into the garden with the proper room and board

And somewhere there must be a sunny spot for the butterflies to warm their blood. They rarely take flight when temperatures are below 60 degrees.

Second round of sampling suggests significantly lower prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Newport

Preliminary results of a second round of door-to-door sampling by Oregon State University in Newport suggest a significantly lower prevalence of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 on July 11-12 than compared to a similar sampling three weeks earlier.

Oregon State University expands coronavirus prevalence study to Hermiston

TRACE-COVID-19, Oregon State University’s project to determine community prevalence of the novel coronavirus, will sample community members in Hermiston this weekend, July 25-26, at the request of the Oregon Health Authority and Umatilla County Public Health in response to an outbreak of cases in county workplaces.

Tykeson Hall at OSU-Cascades in Bend Narcissists don’t learn from their mistakes because they don’t think they make any, study shows

When most people find that their actions have resulted in an undesirable outcome, they tend to rethink their decisions and ask, “What should I have done differently to avoid this outcome?”

When narcissists face the same situation, however, their refrain is, “No one could have seen this coming!”

Discovery of first active seep in Antarctica provides new understanding of methane cycle

The discovery of the first active methane seep in Antarctica is providing scientists new understanding of the methane cycle and the role methane found in this region may play in warming the planet.

Chinese crested tern OSU researchers part of international effort to save critically endangered seabird

The global population of the critically endangered Chinese crested tern has more than doubled thanks to a historic, decade-long collaboration among Oregon State University researchers and scientists and conservationists in China, Taiwan and Japan.

microgreens Get big flavor from tiny microgreens

Growing microgreens is fun, easy and a great activity to get kids involved in gardening.

Posy Busby Timing key in understanding plant microbiomes

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers have made a key advance in understanding how timing impacts the way microorganisms colonize plants, a step that could provide farmers an important tool to boost agricultural production.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU, UO among 20 universities filing federal lawsuit in Oregon over international student order

Oregon State University – along with 19 other western United States universities – filed a lawsuit today that seeks to keep the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from enacting proposed restrictions on international students taking online college courses while in the United States.

Image of study model in 3 outfits for side-by-side comparison Study finds clothing-based racist stereotypes persist against Black men

Hardworking or lazy; trustworthy or dangerous: People often make assumptions about someone’s character and personality based solely on how they’re dressed.

tern with smolt Predation by Caspian terns on young steelhead means fewer return as adults

Caspian terns feeding on young fish have a significant impact on runs of steelhead in the Columbia River, according to a new paper from scientists at Oregon State University.

lawn When it’s time to say goodbye to lawn, uproot it first

Ready for an alternative to grass? Here's how to get ready for something different.

Ana K. Spalding OSU researcher joins ‘Ocean Nexus’ collaboration with UW to study equity in ocean governance

Oregon State University researcher Ana K. Spalding has received a grant from a recently established ocean research center to study issues of equity and inclusion in ocean governance.

5G wireless networks have few health impacts, Oregon State study using zebrafish model finds

Findings from an Oregon State University study into the effects of radiofrequency radiation generated by the wireless technology that will soon be the standard for cell phones suggest few health impacts.

Michael O'Louglin OSU Extension Master Gardeners name 2020 statewide award winners

Barbara Davidson wins Statewide Master Gardener of the Year Ward and Michael O'Loughlin wins Statewide Behind the Scenes award.

OSU Science Pub focuses on influence of Black Lives Matter

The influence of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has gained prominence this year with protests over killings of Black people in the United States, will be the focus of a virtual Oregon State University Science Pub on July 13.

TRACE field staff Oregon State University adds second week of coronavirus prevalence sampling in Newport

TRACE-COVID-19, the groundbreaking Oregon State University project to determine community prevalence of the novel coronavirus, will return to Newport for two more days of sampling this weekend, July 11-12.

Oregon State receives $5.9 million to study environmental health problems

An Oregon State University-led research center has been awarded $5.9 million to support studies aimed at understanding how environmental exposure to chemicals affect human health.

Perovskite crystal structure Crystal structure discovered almost 200 years ago could hold key to solar cell revolution

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Solar energy researchers at Oregon State University are shining their scientific spotlight on materials with a crystal structure discovered nearly two centuries ago.

Higher education leader Alexander assumes presidency at Oregon State

F. King Alexander, a prominent national advocate for public higher education, today becomes Oregon State University’s 15th president.

June - 2020

June - 2020
TRACE field staff TRACE results suggest 3.4% of Newport community infected with SARS-CoV-2

NEWPORT, Ore. – Preliminary results from door-to-door sampling by Oregon State University suggest that 3.4% of the Newport community had the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 on June 20-21.

TRACE field staff Wide range of COVID-19 resources available for Newport, Lincoln County residents

NEWPORT, Ore. – Public health leaders in Lincoln County offer a range of resources to help community members in Newport and throughout the county address the risk of COVID-19 and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Oregon State President Ed Ray leaves a legacy of leadership and transformation

In 17 years at the helm of Oregon State University, President Edward J. Ray has led a dynamic transformation, fueling unprecedented momentum and widespread impact for the state’s largest public university.

tomato Tomato lovers: Grow the best by recognizing and solving common problems

Brooke Edmunds troubleshoots the common problems that might afflict your tomatoes as the season goes on.

Waldo Hall Domestic violence in India linked with higher rates of women seeking permanent sterilization

Women in India who experience domestic violence are significantly more likely to seek permanent sterilization as a means of birth control than women who are not victims of abuse, a recent study by Oregon State University found.

Milam Hall Study finds Oregon workplace safety monitoring needs to be more timely to help workers

A recent study evaluating the effectiveness of Oregon’s occupational health monitoring system concludes that the state needs to collect and share data about workplace dangers in a more timely, relevant fashion to allow for rapid intervention.

Effects from low-level concentrations of harmful chemicals preserved through three generations of fish

Fish exposed to very low levels of chemicals commonly found in waterways can pass the impacts on to future generations that were never directly exposed to the chemicals, according to Oregon State University researchers.

bird diverter OSU research suggests a better way to keep birds from hitting power lines

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Suspended, rotating devices known as “flappers” may be the key to fewer birds flying into power lines, a study by Oregon State University suggests.

Perry Hystad Global study finds air pollution major risk for cardiovascular disease regardless of country income

From low-income countries to high-income countries, long-term exposure to fine particulate outdoor air pollution is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease and death, a new Oregon State University study found.

But even small reductions in air pollution levels can result in a reduction of disease risk

OSU helping to drive National Institutes of Health effort to harness analytics in COVID-19 fight

Oregon State University is helping the National Institutes of Health to harness the power of big data in the fight against COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

chicken Tips to keep chickens in a laying mood

Give chickens appropriate feed, water and shelter and they'll reward you with cartons of eggs.

Oregon State President strongly supports U.S. Supreme Court DACA decision

Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray released the following statement about the opinion this morning by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The case is known as Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California.

Milam Hall Study finds Oregon’s gender-affirming health care looks good on paper, but still lacking in practice

While Oregon ranks highly nationwide for its gender-affirming policies and health care for transgender women, many of those polices are not fully realized in practice, a recent study from Oregon State University found.

Valley Library Oregon State University, faculty union adopt inaugural contract

United Academics of Oregon State University and university leaders have signed and adopted an inaugural collective bargaining agreement for the faculty union.

Image of the 2019 senior exhibition in the Fairbanks Gallery COVID-19 shutdown pushes OSU art students to find creative ways to display senior showcase

In a normal year, seniors in the fine arts program at Oregon State University spend their spring quarter ramping up to a final exhibition in the university’s Fairbanks Gallery, where they can showcase the pieces they’ve been working on for months or even years.

This year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the art show for students completing their bachelor’s degree in fine arts is fully online.

One cage from each of the three experimental groups in an Oregon State University honeybee study. The control cage on the far left has more live bees than the cages in which the bees were exposed to Sivanto (middle) and Transform (far right). Honeybee lives shortened after exposure to two widely used pesticides

Honeybee researchers in OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences found detrimental effects in honeybees exposed to Transform and Sivanto, which are both registered for use in the United States and were developed to be more compatible with bee health.

TRACE field staff Oregon State University expands coronavirus prevalence study to Newport

TRACE-COVID-19, the groundbreaking Oregon State University project to determine community prevalence of the novel coronavirus, is expanding to include two days of sampling in Newport on June 20-21.

Carolyn Mendez-Luck OSU professor Carolyn Mendez-Luck selected for prestigious health policy fellowship

Oregon State University public health researcher and professor Carolyn Mendez-Luck, who studies aging and long-term care in vulnerable populations, has been selected as one of the 2020-2021 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows, one of just six fellows in the country.

TRACE field staff Fourth weekend of TRACE sampling in Corvallis will take place June 13-14

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will conduct its fourth round of door-to-door sampling in Corvallis for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 on June 13-14, roughly one month after the easing of stay-at-home restrictions.

Bend TRACE workers TRACE sampling in Bend suggests one person in 1,000 infected with SARS-CoV-2

BEND, Ore. – Results from two days of door-to-door sampling by Oregon State University and OSU-Cascades suggest that one person in 1,000 in the Bend community during the weekend of May 30-31 had the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU-Cascades students and alumni contribute to COVID-19 testing in Bend

Risa Christie, Alaric Hartsock and Jessica Thomas were among 70 trained field staff knocking on doors of randomly selected homes in late May in Bend as part of Oregon State University’s TRACE-COVID-19 study to help understand the prevalence of the virus in the community.

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