|Pulled from the Headlines
Every day, breaking news from OSU researchers makes headlines around the world. Here’s a handful of recent examples:
Extroverted workers are judged harshly by their introverted colleagues, says business professor Keith Leavitt. See the Toronto Globe and Mail.
Butterflies’ eyespots can confuse and distract predators, biologist Katy Prudic found. See the London Times.
Laughing gas, a greenhouse gas known technically as nitrous oxide (N2O), contributed to warming at the end of the last ice age, Adrian Schilt and a team at OSU’s Ice Core Lab discovered. See Science News.
Watch this Space
In Portland’s towering, state-of-the-art Collaborative Life Sciences Building described above, Oregon State University scientists employ nanomedicine to discover new ways to treat tumors without chemotherapy. Watch for this story, along with articles on OSU research on infectious diseases, childhood obesity and healthy aging in our special report for the winter Terra, Oregon State’s award-winning research magazine, coming to this space in February.
|New Research Enterprises
Oregon State University is Oregon’s leading public research university, receiving $285 million in research funding for fiscal year 2014. Here we highlight a few of our most recent grant-funded projects:
Principal Investigator: Rebecca Vega Thurber, Assistant Professor of Virology and Microbiology
The National Science Foundation has granted $1.1 million to Oregon State University to study the relationships between corals and their microbiota to inform efforts to better understand coral disease and preserve reef ecosystems.
The Hidden Fungus Conundrum
Principal Investigator: Joseph Spatafora, Professor of Botany and Plant Pathology
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to Oregon State University to study an ancient but little-known group of fungi called Zygomycete.
Principal Investigator: Chih-hung (Alex) Chang, Professor of Chemical Engineering
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.5 million to Oregon State to address a bottleneck — high manufacturing costs — for large-volume production of thin-films.
Principal Investigator: Luiz Bermudez, Distinguished Professor of Microbiology
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $182,000 to Oregon State to develop new therapies for battling antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis.