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A war without end – with Earth’s carbon cycle held in the balance

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

By David Stauth, Oregon State University News and Communication CORVALLIS, Ore. – The greatest battle in Earth’s history has been going on for hundreds of millions of years – it isn’t over yet – and until now no one knew it existed, scientists reported today in the journal Nature. In one corner is SAR11, a […]

Making research count

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Junior microbiologist student, Minhazer Sarker, is Powered by Orange. Learn more about how he is making research count in the lab of Linus Pauling Institute researcher, Tory Hagen.

2012 College of Science Awards Day

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

The College of Science Faculty and Staff Awards Day was held on September 19th to celebrate accomplishments of the college over the past year. Supervisors, colleagues and students nominated awardees based on their contributions to the college and to their field of academia and research.  Interim Dean Vince Remcho, Associate Dean Janine Trempy and Head […]

2012 F.A. Gilfillan Memorial Lecture

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

If you missed this year’s F.A. Gilfillan Memorial Lecture featuring OSU Distinguished Professor, Dr. Stephen Giovannoni, you can view it online here!

Ocean Microbe Communities Changing, but Long-Term Environmental Impact Is Unclear

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Science Daily “We’re just beginning to understand microbial diversity in the oceans and what that may mean to the environment,” said Stephen Giovannoni, an OSU professor of microbiology. “However, a large portion of the carbon emitted from human activities ends up in the oceans, which with both their mass of water and biological processes act […]

Documentaries to focus on salmon in Klamath River

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Herald News A pair of documentary films on research projects aimed at saving salmon will broadcast on Southern Oregon Public Television in early February. Read More

Parasite loads a cause of salmon mortality, linked to land use changes

Monday, August 15th, 2011

David Strauth, Oregon State University News and Communication The study this story is based on is available online: http://hdl.handle.net/1957/22084 CORVALLIS, Ore. – A recent study suggests that parasites in fish, including threatened species of Oregon coho salmon, may have more profound impacts on fish health than has been assumed, and could be one of the […]

Surprise in Sargasso

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Surprise in Sargasso Lee Sherman, terra Magazine Microbes are masters of adaptation. In some of Earth’s most extreme environments — Antarc- tica’s frigid ice fields, Yellowstone’s sulfuric hot springs, Crater Lake’s lightless depths, the oceans’ deep-sea basalts — Stephen Giovannoni has discovered thriving communities of bacteria. As the holder of the Emile F. Pernot Distinguished […]

Biologists rally to sequence ‘neglected’ microbes

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

From Nature.com: The GenBank sequence database, the central repository of all publicly available DNA sequences, counted its thousandth complete microbial genome this month. But a thousand genomes is only a small fraction of the diversity that exists in the microscopic world. Now, scientists want to fill in the gaps. “The broad brush strokes of microbial […]

Breakthrough in Food Safety

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Back in October, we posted about an exciting advance in Microbiology that could revolutionize the food industry, providing solutions to determining food safety and avoiding costly waste. We now have an article in the Spring 2009 issue of Terra to share with you! Until now, there’s been no quick, accurate way to directly test food […]