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Brian Ragel, BS '91, operates on peoples’ brains and spines three times a week at Oregon Health and Science University.

Through research and partnerships throughout the greater Portland metropolitan area, Oregon State University faculty and staff are working to improve the economic health and preserve the quality of life of the region and the state. Read more...

 

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New assay to spot fake malaria drugs could save thousands of lives

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Jul 15, 2014
OSU chemists have developed a new technology to tell whether a common malaria medication is genuine, and it could save thousands of lives.… Read full story.
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Antibiotic use prevalent in hospice patients despite limited evidence of its value

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Jul 14, 2014
Research suggests that antibiotics are probably being used more than is appropriate in hospice patients, sometimes making life for the terminally ill worse instead of better.… Read full story.
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Study: Young women with sexy social media photos seen as less competent

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Jul 14, 2014
Girls and young women who post sexy or revealing photos are viewed by their female peers as less attractive and less competent, research shows.… Read full story.
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Precipitation, not warming temperatures, may be key in bird adaptation to climate change

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Jul 10, 2014
Precipitation changes are more likely than regional warming to influence bird population trends in the future, a new study suggests.… Read full story.

Portland Highlights

Kevin McShane, who attended Portland's Jesuit High School and Clackamas Community College, comes from a long list of family members who have attended Oregon State, including his father (Bill), mother (Laura), step-mother (Beth) and five cousins. He arrived at OSU for the 2008-2009 season as a walk-on and left as a three-year team captain. Kevin, who aspires to be a high school teacher and basketball coach, notes that "being a team captain isn't about yelling at guys or giving compliments. It's about being a leader on the court, off the court, in the locker room and trying to be the best player you can be and helping others be better players and people at the same time." Read more about other Oregon State Everyday Champions.

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