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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.

OSU names Jay Noller new head of crop and soil science

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Oct 3, 2014
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Study finds air temperature models poor at predicting stream temps

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Oct 2, 2014
Stream temperatures are expected to rise as a result of climate change, but a new study has found the correlation between air and stream temperatures surprisingly tenuous.… Read full story.

Land policy changes would sequester more carbon and conserve habitat

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Sep 15, 2014

Fungi that changed the world featured at Corvallis Science Pub

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Aug 29, 2014
If you eat bread, drink beer or take antibiotics, thank the fungi that make these things possible. At the Sept. 8 Corvallis Science Pub, Joey Spatafora, a leading fungal biologist, will share the often-bizarre tales of this kingdom of life and reveal how human civilization would be so much poorer without it.… Read full story.
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Grant to improve STEM success among underrepresented students

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Aug 29, 2014
A new $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help OSU increase retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students in STEM fields.… Read full story.

OSU researchers tagging whales off southern California

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Aug 25, 2014
OSU researchers are tagging blue and fin whales off southern California as a follow-up to their landmark 15-year analysis on blue whale distribution published last month.… Read full story.

Organic and conventional dairies show few differences in cow health and milk

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Aug 21, 2014
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First tagging study of Antarctic minke whales shows unique feeding

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Aug 18, 2014
Scientists for the first time have used tags to track the behavior of Antarctic minke whales and discovered that they feed in ways unique from other species.… Read full story.
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OSU research helps Chinese crested terns make comeback

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Aug 18, 2014
Researchers established a new breeding colony for one of the world’s most endangered seabirds  – the Chinese crested tern – which had a global population of fewer than 50 birds.… Read full story.
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Few surfers are deterred by ocean bacteria that makes them sick

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Aug 15, 2014
Health warnings issued when beaches have high levels of bacteria do not keep many surfers out of the water, according to a new study by Oregon State University.… Read full story.
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