OSU research paves way to improved cleanup of contaminated groundwater

Beads that contain bacteria and a slow-release food supply to sustain them can clean up contaminated groundwater for months on end, maintenance free, research by Oregon State University shows.

Fossilized insect from 100 million years ago is oldest record of primitive bee with pollen

Beetle parasites clinging to a primitive bee 100 million years ago may have caused the flight error that, while deadly for the insect, is a boon for science today.

Research zeroing in on electronic nose for monitoring air quality, diagnosing disease

Research at Oregon State University has pushed science closer to developing an electronic nose for monitoring air quality, detecting safety threats and diagnosing diseases by measuring gases in a patient’s breath.

Vitamin D increases protection against infection, new model suggests

Oregon State University researchers have led the development of a new model for studying vitamin D’s role in infection prevention, and tests using the model suggest that vitamin D treatment can dramatically reduce the number of disease-causing bacteria in skin wounds.

Blue pigment discoverer makes key design advance for future durable, vivid pigments

An Oregon State University chemistry researcher who made history a decade ago with the accidental discovery of the first new blue inorganic pigment in more than two centuries is again pushing forward the science of color.

Scrubbing carbon dioxide from smokestacks for cleaner industrial emissions

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An international team co-led by an Oregon State University chemistry researcher has uncovered a better way to scrub carbon dioxide from smokestack emissions, which could be a key to mitigating global climate change.

Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate aging, even if it doesn’t reach your eyes, study suggests

Prolonged exposure to blue light, such as that which emanates from your phone, computer and household fixtures, could be affecting your longevity, even if it’s not shining in your eyes.

Deafness-causing protein deficiency makes brain rewire itself, research suggests

The brains of people with congenital deafness may be rewiring themselves in ways that affect how those people learn, suggesting a need to develop new teaching techniques tailored toward those who have never been able to hear.

Oregon State University receives $1.8 million to improve worker training in manufacturing

Karl Haapala of the Oregon State University College of Engineering has received a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help ensure that current and future workers in the manufacturing sector have access to high-quality engineering education and technical training.

New insight into motor neuron death mechanisms could be a step toward ALS treatment

Researchers at Oregon State University have made an important advance toward understanding why certain cells in the nervous system are prone to breaking down and dying, which is what happens in patients with ALS and other neurodegenerative disorders.

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