Science Market Update

OSU receives $24.8M to Expand Marine Science Center

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Scientists at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon will be stretching their legs a bit more in 2018, thanks to $24.8 million in recently approved state bonding. 

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Oregon State Researchers Develop New Polymer Dairy Thickener

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Jul 06, 2015

Microbiologists at Oregon State University have discovered and are licensing a new type of natural polymer dairy or food thickener called Ropy 352.

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Tags: Bioresearch, Oregon State University, food science, Microbiology, Oregon, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, OR, Corvallis, Northwest Region, ORSTU

Life Science Funding Totals $3M at Oregon State in New NIH Grant

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Jul 23, 2014

The Oregon State University Superfund Research Program recently received $3 million in life science funding from the National Institutes of Health. This multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary and multi-institution program makes its goal the development of new technologies to assess polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) present at many Superfund sites and the analysis of the potential risk these hydrocarbons may have for people who come in contact with them. The NIH Project Information page goes into more details on the goals of the Oregon State University Superfund Research Program:

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OSU Received $200,000 for Treatment of Sepsis

Posted by Anita Zhang on Fri, Jul 11, 2014

The National Science Foundation has just rewarded a grant of $200,000 to Professor Adam Higgins from Oregon State University for the prevention of sepsis. Adam Higgins is the Principal Investigator on the grant, and he is an assistant professor in the Oregon State University School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering.

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OSU Researchers Discovered Therapy for Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Posted by Anita Zhang on Fri, Jun 20, 2014

Researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University discovered a copper compound to form the basis for a therapy for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Oregon BioResearch Product Faire™ Events Expect High Attendance Rates

Posted by Zoeie Maddock on Tue, Jul 23, 2013

Each year, Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. hosts over 55 BioResearch Product Faire™ events and 4 Biotechnology Vendor Showcase™ events all across the US. Of these shows, we have three BioResearch Product Faire™ Events in the state of Oregon: on the campuses of the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and the Oregon Health and Science University.

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Oregon State Food Science Research Turns Wine Grape Pulp to Profit

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Fri, Mar 15, 2013


Americans are making, drinking, and exporting more wine than ever before. A hobby for some and serious business for others, winemaking consumes a whole lot of grapes every year (in the neighborhood of 4 million tons in the US alone), and that number is growing. But as with any type of industry, there's a certain industrial waste to be managed. In the case of winemaking, it's called pomace, and up to now vintners have been paying to have the pulpy mass hauled away. Now food science researchers at Oregon State University in Corvallis have come up with a process to make pomace into useful products, from biodegradable fiberboard to a nutritional foodstuff, which is the kind of earth-friendly, business-savvy research from which OSU is likely to profit nicely when the technology is commercialized internationally.

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Tags: 2014, 2013, Oregon State University, food science, Wine Grape Pulp, Northwest, Oregon, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Research, Front Line event, OR, Corvallis, Corvalis, ORSTU, Pomace

Corvallis Research Funding Surges Forward on Waves of Success and Innovation

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Thu, Oct 25, 2012

Oregon State University in Corvallis is the state's leading public research institution and has recently announced that the 2011 fiscal year ending in June was its 2nd best ever for overall research funding levels (the prior year being #1 by a hair). In fact, 2011 was OSU's top year for private sector funding, at $35M, which inclulded payments for testing services, environmental analysis, prototype development and licensing fees. That figure represents a 42% increase over 2 years. Alll in all, Oregon State counted $261.7M in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year.

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Oregon State Research Lab Wins $2M NSF Award to Study Diatom Biosynthesis

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Fri, Aug 31, 2012

An Oregon State University research lab led by Gregory Rorrer has just been awarded a $2M NSF grant as part of the Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program for Engineering projects. Of the 15 ENG/EFRI awards for 2012, 3 were in the category of Synthetic Biorefineries research: "the large-scale use of micro-organisms that harness solar energy to produce chemicals and fuels from carbon dioxide." Rorrer's lab will study diatom photosynthesis as a means of creating biofuel, as well as two other bioengineered products. Diatoms are a type of algae with a unique biosynthetic ability to extract silicate from the ocean to create cell walls of nanostructured silica. According to the grant proposal, the OSU team will identify cellular processes and cultivation strategies towards the design of scalable systems for a future diatom-based photosynthetic biorefinery.

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Nematode DNA May Help Oregon State Researchers Study Human Aging

Posted by Dylan Fitzwater on Tue, Aug 21, 2012

Oregon State researchers recently discovered DNA in a nematode, a type of roundworm, that may provide an insight into the mechanisms of human aging. The researchers found a specific portion of DNA within the mitochondria of the nematode which displayed the characteristics of "selfish" DNA, in other words, DNA which actually hurts the animal's chances of survival. Scientists have previously found instances of selfish DNA occurring in plants, but this is the first example found in an animal. “We weren’t even looking for this when we found it, and at first we thought it must be a laboratory error,” said Dee Denver, Oregon State associate professor of zoology (photo left courtesy of OSU). "Selfish DNA is not supposed to be found in animals."

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