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Oregon State University researchers have successfully developed a new biological model, using new methods to study vertebrate tissue regeneration. Using "high throughput" chemical genetic screening on embryo zebrafish OSU researchers have identified a group of biologically active molecules that influence the regeneration process. They have identified 17 chemicals that specifically inhibited fin regeneration, including a group of glucocorticoids. Research by professor Robert L. Tanguay and doctoral researcher Lijoy K. Mathews in OSU's Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology will be published in the November 2007 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Four Oregonians, recognized for their close cooperation with Oregon State University and outstanding contributions to Oregon agriculture and natural resources development and research, have been inducted into the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences Hall of Fame.
On Saturday, November 3, Oregon State University is sponsoring a workshop for 7th and 8th grade girls to explore science careers. They will have opportunity to meet successful woman engineers, doctors, veterinarians, research scientists and university professors. The workshop will be from 8:15a.m. to 1 p.m., in OSU’s MU East, International Forum Room (Behind Snell Hall), 2150 SW Jefferson Way. There is no charge.