NuScale Energy Exploration Center opens at Oregon State University

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The world’s first NuScale Energy Exploration Center officially opens today at Oregon State University.

Oregon State researchers make key advance for printing circuitry on wearable fabrics

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Electronic shirts that keep the wearer comfortably warm or cool, as well as medical fabrics that deliver drugs, monitor the condition of a wound and perform other tasks, may one day be manufactured more efficiently thanks to a key advance by Oregon State University researchers.

Gut bacteria associated with animal-based diet may mitigate risk of cardiovascular disease

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers have found that a type of common gut bacteria sometimes associated with inflammation, abscesses, bowel disease and cancer has a major silver lining: It seems to help prevent cardiovascular disease.

Oregon State researchers working on a better, faster way to design and maintain buildings

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering are looking for a better, faster way for architects and engineers to design, construct and manage buildings.

Road hazard app designed at Oregon State University played big role during wildfires

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A web application created by Oregon State University students and staff for the Oregon Department of Transportation to alert drivers about real-time road hazards played a significant role with the flow of information last month during Oregon’s historic wildfires.

Oregon State University scientists shed new light on viruses’ role in coral bleaching

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Scientists at Oregon State University have shown that viral infection is involved in coral bleaching – the breakdown of the symbiotic relationship between corals and the algae they rely on for energy.

Tweaks to land-based conservation efforts would pay huge freshwater ecosystem dividends

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Conservation projects aimed at protecting land-dwelling species could net major gains in helping species living in streams, lakes and wetlands with relatively minor adjustments, an international research collaboration that included Oregon State University has discovered.

Salute the venerable ensign wasp, killing cockroaches for 25 million years

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An Oregon State University study has identified four new species of parasitic, cockroach-killing ensign wasps that became encased in tree resin 25 million years ago and were preserved as the resin fossilized into amber.

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.

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.