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Coral bleaching
Marine Science

Oregon State University scientists shed new light on viruses' role in coral bleaching

Scientists at Oregon State University have shown that viral infection is involved in coral bleaching – the breakdown of the symbiotic relationship between corals and the algae they rely on for energy.

A student and mentor engage wearing masks in the physical-distancing environment
Research

Mentored research persists in the adapted learning environment

Mentored research persists in the adapted learning environment.

Ensign wasp
Integrative Biology

Salute the venerable ensign wasp, killing cockroaches for 25 million years

An Oregon State University study has identified four new species of parasitic, cockroach-killing ensign wasps that became encased in tree resin 25 million years ago and were preserved as the resin fossilized into amber.

Rebecca Vega Thurber
Marine Science

Pioneering 'coral doctor' named Pernot Distinguished Professor

The endowed professorship recognizes Rebecca Vega Thurber’s distinguished contributions to several fields of microbiology that encompass coral reef ecology, virology, marine disease ecology and metagenomics.

University Day 2020
Faculty and Staff

Scientists recognized for research, service and mentoring excellence at 2020 University Day

Five faculty and scholars from the College of Science are among this year’s award recipients at University Day, OSU’s most prestigious annual awards for research mentoring, scholarship, teamwork, teaching and service.

Kim Halsey and Cleo Davie-Martin collecting samples from a river.
Research

Science faculty research funding from FY20

College of Science faculty were awarded $15.82 million in new research grants and awards in fiscal year 2020. Two months into the new fiscal year, the College is seeing strong momentum with significant awards totaling more than $3.48 million already.

Aquaculture in Maine, courtesy of Costello Lab, UCSB
News

Seafood could account for 25% of animal protein needed to meet projected increases in demand

As the world's population continues to grow, new research from OSU marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco predicts that the ocean may hold solutions.

Mutivitamins
Biomedical Science

Multivitamin, mineral supplement linked to less-severe, shorter-lasting illness symptoms

Older adults who took a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement with zinc and high amounts of vitamin C in a 12-week study experienced sickness for shorter periods and with less severe symptoms than counterparts in a control group receiving a placebo.

Troy Hagen
Biomedical Science

Lipoic acid supplements help some obese but otherwise healthy people to lose weight

A compound given as a dietary supplement to overweight but otherwise healthy people in a clinical trial caused many of the patients to slim down, research by OSU and OHSU showed.

Scuba diver collecting samples on shallow sea floor in Antarctica.
Marine Science

Discovery of first active seep in Antarctica provides new understanding of methane cycle

The discovery of the first active methane seep in Antarctica is providing scientists new understanding of the methane cycle and the role methane found in this region may play in warming the planet.

TRACE employees walking in parking lot on a cloudy, wet day in Newport, Oregon
Biomedical Science

Oregon State University adds second week of coronavirus prevalence sampling in Newport

TRACE-COVID-19, the groundbreaking Oregon State University project to determine community prevalence of the novel coronavirus, will return to Newport for two more days of sampling this weekend, July 11-12.