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Bo Sun working in physics lab with student
Faculty and Staff

Scientists garner innovation awards for cancer and materials research

The Science Research and Innovation Seed awards were given to four multidisciplinary research teams working on cancer diagnostics and materials science.  

Microscopic image of coronavirus cells
Biomedical Science

Demystifying coronavirus: Is it a pandemic and other questions answered

Ecologist Benjamin Dalziel discusses the novel coronavirus outbreak and transmission and its ramifications for all of us.

Thomas Sharpton working in lab with student
Biomedical Science

Kindergartners’ behavior, socioeconomic risk linked to gut microbiome composition, function

A study of early school-aged children shows a connection between the bacteria in their gut and their behavior, and that parents play a key role in their kids’ microbiome beyond the food they provide.

Adrian Gombart in lab coat next to microscope
Biochemistry & Biophysics

Vitamin D increases protection against infection, new model suggests

Biochemist Adrian Gombart and collaborators have led the development of a new model for studying vitamin D’s role in infection prevention.

hops on branch
Biochemistry & Biophysics

Hops compounds help with metabolic syndrome while reducing microbiome diversity

Results from the lab of biochemist Adrian Gombart show that each of the hops compounds decreased the amount and diversity of microbes and reduced inflammation leading to improved metabolism.

Weihong Qiu pointing at samples with female mentee, Haelyn Epp, in lab
Biomedical Science

Focusing on research full-time helps BioHealth Science student get to the ‘why’ behind the ‘what’

BioHealth Sciences junior Haelyn Epp used her SURE Science scholarship to do full-time research on motor proteins.

Fruit flies under blue light in lab
Biomedical Science

Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate aging, even if it doesn’t reach your eyes

Biologist Jaga Giebultowicz published a new study with which suggests that the blue wavelengths produced by light-emitting diodes damage cells in the brain and retinas.

Colin Johnson working with samples in lab
Biochemistry & Biophysics

Deafness-causing protein deficiency makes brain rewire itself, research suggests

Biochemists find that the brains of people with congenital deafness may be rewiring themselves in ways that affect how those people learn.

Rachel Sousa next to research poster
Mathematics

Using mathematical biology to explore everything from ecological phenomenon to cancer cells

Mathematics senior Rachel Sousa found her passion in mathematical biology, motivated to work harder and break barriers in the notoriously male-dominated field.

microscopic view of breast tumor cells
Biomedical Science

Removing bottlenecks to metastatic cancer through biophysics

Physicist Bo Sun had a breakthrough discovery that remove bottlenecks to making more effective metastatic cancer treatments a reality with tremendous social impact.

animated model of neuroblastoma cells
Research

Oregon State Science, an innovation ecosystem

Scientific discovery at OSU is driven by big thinking, insatiable curiosity and out-of-the-box ideas that find a way into the economy.