Short-term sex strategy for male garter snakes connected to shorter, brutish life

Bob Mason and collaborators, including Chris Friesen (PhD, 2012, OSU Zoology), have discovered that an annual three-week frenzy of non-stop sexual activity without eating is connected to shorter lives and degraded bodies in male garter snakes.

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Tick in Amber Said to Contain Oldest Mammalian Blood Cells Ever Found

George Poinar's new discovery in a specimen of fossilized amber reveals a tick gorged with blood. It's estimated to be 15 to 45 million years old, which would make it the oldest preserved mammalian blood cell specimen.

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Recovering predators and prey

Mark Novak co-authored a paper in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution in which his research shows that restoring predator and prey species simultaneously speeds the recovery of both.

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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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