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Science in the news

Media coverage highlights

Nature -

Hundreds of thousands of marine viruses discovered in world’s oceans

Oceans are teaming with viruses, shows OSU microbiologist Rebecca Vega-Thurber in a new study. Her research took her around the world, including a six month stay in the Arctic, to collect the unprecedented data on viral diversity.

The Guardian -

New antibiotics could be developed using fish slime, scientists say

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, scientists are looking outside the box to find novel resources. The article quotes OSU chemist Sandra Loesgen, who is spearheading a team of researchers who have found promising results looking at fish slime.

The Conversation -

Microbes that live in fishes’ slimy mucus coating could lead chemists to new antibiotic drugs

“By 2050 drug-resistant infections will affect more people than cancer.” Chemist Sandra Loesgen explains in an editorial the significance of her biomedical research to identify the next generation of antibiotics.

Technology Networks -

Researchers Patent Method for Making Anti-leukemia Compounds

Article quotes Christopher Beaudry, a chemist in the College of Science, on patented compound that can help make leukemia treatment more efficient and affordable.

Gazette-Times -

Think Too Much: Math ‘fanatic’ offers another slice of pi

Math Ph.D. candidate, mother, and stand-up comic Sarah Hagan affirms her dedication to math in advance of her widely attended Pi Day lecture in the Corvallis Public Library.

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