October 2007

October 31st

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.

October 29th

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.

October 19th

Farmers, ranchers, educators, research scientists and award-winning author William Kittredge are among the 38 men and women to be honored Wednesday (Oct. 17) as 2007 Diamond Pioneers by the Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences. They will be added to the college’s Diamond Pioneer Agricultural Achievement Registry during a luncheon hosted by Dean of Agriculture Thayne Dutson in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the OSU campus. Links to local hometowner stories provided.

October 12th

The Agricultural Research Foundation of Oregon, a private, non-profit corporation and an affiliate of Oregon State University, has awarded 33 research grants—totaling $372,235—to OSU scientists.