Breakthrough Isotope Research

 CORVALLIS, Ore. – If someone has chest pains, he or she might have tests done to see if it is a cardiac issue. But what if those tests cannot be done because of a medical isotope shortage? Doctors say they have seen a shortage of a vital medical isotope, molybdenum-99, in North America before. The … Continue reading »

Breakthrough OSU Gonorrhea Study

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Scientists say gonorrhea is showing an increased resistance to the antibiotics used to treat it – but researchers at Oregon State University are optimistic, saying their breakthrough discovery of proteins in the bacteria causing the disease could find new treatment options. Aleksandra Sikora, an assistant professor in the OSU College of Pharmacy says … Continue reading »

OSU Wristbands Track Pollution Exposure

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University scientists have developed a wristband that can track everyday pollution that any given person is exposed to. The silicone bracelet, which looks like a Livestrong wristband, soaks in the same chemicals that humans would also absorb. “It can mimic a cell,” said OSU Professor Kim Anderson, who is working … Continue reading »

OSU Breakthrough In Cancer Research

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers are optimistic for future cancer therapies after a breakthrough in cancer research at Oregon State University. “When you walk outside – 15 seconds of UV exposure – you start to develop mutations in your genes,” said Mark Leid, the Associate Dean for Research in the OSU College of Pharmacy. “Fifteen seconds. … Continue reading »

UO Researchers Study Brain Games

EUGENE, Ore. — If you use brain games to make yourself smarter, some researchers at the University of Oregon have some bad news. UO researchers say they were able to look right into people’s brains to watch brain activity while people were doing simple tasks. These tasks were similar to these online games that are … Continue reading »

OSU Researchers Warn of Erosion Dangers

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Researchers at Oregon State University say Oregon’s beaches are in jeopardy. With rising sea levels and a lack of new sediment coming in, bluffs and dunes on the coast are seeing more erosion. They say the central and northern shores are seeing more erosion than the southern Oregon coast. The researchers recommend … Continue reading »

Study: Kids, Working Adults Spread Flu

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Researchers at Oregon State University say vaccinating younger populations could reduce the spread of the flu. The study suggests children in school and young adults at work spread the flu the most. Current vaccine programs are focused on the elderly and those higher at risk of death. But OSU researchers say programs … Continue reading »

Athletes Play with Concussion Symptoms

(CNN) — By now, it’s pretty clear that concussions, caused by any sport, are pretty serious. But researchers are finding a lot of teens who think it’s still ok to keep on playing with a concussion, even when they know it’s dangerous. A new study conducted by doctors at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, finds high … Continue reading »

Sequester Affects OSU Research Funds

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University gets 60 percent of its research funding from federal government programs, but with sequestration, research programs will take a big hit. “This is the time to lay the groundwork or the basis for your future,” said research assistant Josh Cuzzone. PhD student Cuzzone talks about the importance of research. … Continue reading »

UO President Supports Research

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon president was in Salem this week reinforcing the importance of funding valuable university research. Research professors at the UO say the field has received less and less funding over the years. While they understand the budget strain everyone’s under, they hope the president’s testimony could at least help … Continue reading »

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