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Fish native to Japan found in Port Orford waters

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Feb 25, 2015
A team of scientists from OSU and ODFW is studying an unusual fish captured alive in a crab pot near Port Orford this week called a striped knifejaw that is native to Japan.… Read full story.
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Climate change may affect tick life cycles, Lyme disease

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Feb 17, 2015
A new study suggests that climate change is altering life cycles of blacklegged ticks, which could increase transmission of certain pathogens, including the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.… Read full story.

OSU to host small farms conference Feb. 28

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Feb 12, 2015
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Study finds lamprey decline continues with loss of habitat in Oregon

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Feb 10, 2015
A new study has found that both the population and habitat of Pacific lamprey - an ecologically and culturally important species - are declining in western Oregon.… Read full story.

Another reason to drink wine: it could help you burn fat

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Feb 5, 2015

OSU to host Willamette Valley Bird Symposium on Jan. 24

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Jan 20, 2015
The Willamette Valley Bird Symposium will be held this Saturday, Jan. 24, at Oregon State University.… Read full story.

Why do plankton bloom? The answer could force rethinking of ocean’s food web

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Jan 13, 2015

OSU’s Art About Agriculture exhibit open in Newberg

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Jan 12, 2015
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Study finds tropical fish moving into temperate waters

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Dec 18, 2014
Tropical herbivorous fish are expanding their range into temperate waters and a new international study documents the dramatic impact of the intrusion in the Mediterranean Sea.… Read full story.

OSU awards $70,000 in agricultural scholarships

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Dec 16, 2014
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New technology tracks carcinogens as they move through the body

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Dec 10, 2014
Researchers have developed a method to track through the human body the movement of carcinogens known as PAHs as they are biologically processed and eliminated.… Read full story.
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Scientists prepare for another wave of tsunami debris, possible invasives

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Dec 8, 2014
Tsunami debris is still arriving from Japan, nearly four years after the big earthquake, and each arriving item carries the risk of introducing non-native species to the Northwest.… Read full story.

Corvallis Science Pub focuses on Ebola

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Dec 1, 2014
Patrick Iversen, a professor at Oregon State University, led the development of a drug that targets the genetic machinery of the Ebola virus. At the Dec. 8 Corvallis Science Pub, he will review what scientists know about Ebola and how the new drug works.… Read full story.

OSU to study diseases affecting common nursery plants

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Nov 25, 2014

OSU professor helps develop promising Ebola drug

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Nov 10, 2014
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Widely recognized OSU toxicologist dies, will receive Discovery Award

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Oct 22, 2014
George Bailey, a toxicologist and international expert on carcinogenesis and cancer prevention, died at age 73.… Read full story.
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Study: Could sleeper sharks be preying on protected Steller sea lions?

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Oct 15, 2014
Pacific sleeper sharks, a slow-moving species thought of as primarily a scavenger or predator of fish, may be preying on something larger – protected Steller sea lions in the Gulf of Alaska.… Read full story.

Oregon Hatchery Research Center to host open house, festival

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Oct 14, 2014
The Oregon Hatchery Research Center will hold its annual Fall Creek Festival on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.… Read full story.
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Educated community no protection against a poor diet for children

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Oct 9, 2014
Poor diets can affect even students from a highly educated community with easy access to quality food, a new OSU study suggests.… Read full story.
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Rivers recover natural conditions quickly following dam removal

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Oct 8, 2014
Rivers can quickly return to their natural state, both physically and biologically, following removal of dams, a new study shows.… Read full story.
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