New 'late-life cycler' circadian genes linked to aging and stress

Jaga Giebultowicz and Eileen Chow's latest research points to "late-life cycler" circadian genes responding to some of the most common stresses in aging.

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Garter Snake Vibes: A Tale of Pheromones and Mating

Bob Mason's research on garter snakes in Manitoba centers on the role of pheromones in driving behavior.

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New protein could be key in fighting debilitating parasitic disease

Euan Allan and the Blouin Lab research team have identified a new protein that may help fight the potentially life-threatening disease, schistosomiasis.

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Environmental science in a post-truth world

In a guest editorial in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Jane Lubchenco offers approaches to challenges facing scientists today.

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Hatchery Salmon are Genetically Different

Mike Blouin's research shows hatchery-raised salmon are genetically different from the wild populations into which they're introduced.

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Central Oregon wildlife know what they’re doing in winter

Matt Orr, assistant professor of Integrative Biology at Oregon State Cascades campus in Bend, discusses how wildlife adapts to the harsh Central Oregon winters. "They know what they're doing better than we do," Orr concluded.

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A tale of two dentists

Nathan and Luisa Snyder (Biology '09) met as teenagers in Guatemala. Today, they own their own dental clinic in Salem. They credit much of their success to the outstanding preparation they received in their Biology courses at Oregon State.

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Do Ocean Preserves Actually Work?

The U.S. leads the world in marine protected areas. Jane Lubchenco and Kirsten Grorud-Colvert discuss the effectiveness of MPAs in this Smithsonian article. 

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REEF Unveils New Lionfish Reporting App

According to Stephanie Green, some sites in the Bahamas have seen a 65% to 95% decline in native fish over a two-year period due to lionfish. A new app will allow lionfish hunters and scuba divers to report sightings and removals.

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Diving Beetle, First Found in Bathtub, Rediscovered 30 Years Later

Richard Van Driesche re-discovered a little seen diving beetle, S. oregonensis, in a filter in his parents' well. Kojun Kanda, an IB grad student, believes there are more undiscovered aquifer beetles yet to be found.

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