Discovery of a new gene could shed light on chemical exposure effects in humans

The discovery of a new gene in zebrafish could lead to a better understanding of how exposure to chemicals leads to disease in humans.

Response to daily stressors could affect brain health in older adults

Taking typical daily annoyances such as a long wait at the doctor’s office or a traffic jam on the freeway in stride may help preserve brain health in older adults, while emotional reactions could contribute to declines in cognition.

Researchers identify factors behind small-intestine inflammation in immunodeficiency patients

Oregon State University researchers have discovered two key factors behind the intestinal inflammation that plagues people suffering from a disorder that affects their immune system.

Researchers closer to gonorrhea vaccine after exhaustive analysis of proteins

In a study of proteins historic in its scope, researchers have pushed closer both to a vaccine for gonorrhea and toward understanding why the bacteria that cause the disease are so good at fending off antimicrobial drugs.

Healthy Klamath effort garners award

OSU advancing disease understanding, diagnosis through use of big data

Patients are now being more precisely diagnosed and treated thanks to an Oregon State University researcher’s work in translational data science.

Strength of nicotine dependence tied to violations of campus smoking ban

Student smokers who appeared to be more dependent on nicotine were more likely to violate Oregon State University’s ban on smoking after the policy was adopted, new research has found.

Cities’ population, transportation patterns affect how flu epidemics play out

The more people a city has and the more organized its residents’ movement patterns, the longer its flu season is apt to last, new research at Oregon State University shows.

Researchers identify potential new anti-cancer target: A microbe that helps cancer spread

Oregon State University researchers studying cervical cancer have identified a bacterium that helps the disease spread, a discovery that could open up a new way of treating cervical and other cancers.

Youth who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are at increased risk of using multiple substances

Young people who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are at increased risk of using substances such as alcohol, nicotine and marijuana, a new study from Oregon State University has found.

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