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These researchers are driving health equity with Fitbit

Under-resourced communities across the country have long faced disparities in health due to structural and long-standing inequities. Unfortunately, the pandemic has further widened many of these gaps. Still, health equity research in digital health remains limited. To help address these issues, we announced the Fitbit Health Equity Research Initiative earlier this year to help support underrepresented researchers who are early in their careers and working to address health disparities in comm...
Tags: Health, Google, Colorado, Georgia, Fitbit, Santa Barbara, Georgia Tech, Md, Oregon State University, John Moore, Texas A M University, Loveland Colo, PhD, Scripps Research, Rony, Sherilyn


On the Move – U.S. EPA, Aemetis, Transform Materials, Swift Biosciences, Neste, Avantium, U.S. Grains Council and more

There was quite a bit of movement the past few months in the biobased world. From the U.S. EPA appointing a new Agriculture Advisor, a former Chevron expert joining Aemetis for renewable jet/diesel projects, 2 new VPs at Transform Materials, Swift Biosciences President & CEO moving over to KromaTiD, several changes at Neste, a new Chairman for U.S. Grains Council, and more big moves, it’s an exciting time to work in the bioeconomy. If you have an “On the Move” for us to cover, please contact He...
Tags: Minnesota, Indonesia, California, Americas, Canada, United States, Top Stories, Washington Dc, Paris, Switzerland, Finland, Un, Epa, North America, Copenhagen, Council


OSU-led collaboration proposes broadening of university promotion, tenure criteria and innovation

University promotion and tenure criteria and processes should be broadened and made more inclusive to value innovation, entrepreneurship and other forms of scholarly impact, a collaboration led by Oregon State University assert today in a paper published in Science.
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UO, OSU to Require Weekly COVID-19 Testing for Unvaccinated

The University of Oregon and Oregon State University have announced required weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated students and employees.
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PNNL researchers scaling up patented process for ethanol-to-jet or diesel

In Washington state, a patented process for converting alcohol sourced from renewable or industrial waste gasses into jet or diesel fuel is being scaled up at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with the help of partners at Oregon State University and the carbon-recycling experts at LanzaTech. Two key technologies power the energy-efficient fuel production units. A single-step chemical conversion streamlines what is currently a multi-step process. The new PNNL-p...
Tags: Washington, Research, Washington State, Diesel, Ethanol, Oregon State University, PNNL


Health and Fitness: Cells burn more calories after just one bout of moderate aerobic exercise, OSU study finds

In a recent study testing the effects of exercise on overall metabolism, researchers at Oregon State University found that even a single session of moderate aerobic exercise makes a difference in the cells of otherwise sedentary people.
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Very Slow Oregon Robot Sets a Running Record

(Reuters) - It was slow but it still made history.Cassie, a robot invented at Oregon State University in Corvallis, has set a record as the first...
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We offered to buy a home for $128,000 over list — but it wasn’t enough!

Sunday evening, Kim and I made an offer on a house. The Greenwood Place (as we'll call it) was listed at $649,000. We offered $677,777 escalating to $777,7777; no repairs required; and a $50,000 appraisal gap waiver. Our offer was not accepted. That's right: Two months after selling our home — and three months after beginning to search for the next place — Kim and I have waded back into this crazy housing market. We're not sure how long this process will last (or what the outcome will be) but w...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Marketing, Portland, Kim, Pacific, Zillow, Michael, Home & Garden, Greenwood, Willamette Valley, Clarence, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Michael S, Michael He


Watch this video of Cassie, a bipedal robot that ran a 5K outdoors for the first time, finishing in 53 minutes on a single charge

Christian Jimenez/Oregon State University Cassie, a bipedal robot built at Oregon State University, has run a 5K outdoors for the first time. The robot, produced by Agility Robotics, finished in 53 minutes after recovering from two falls. This is the first such robot to "use machine learning to control a running gait on outdoor terrain." See more stories on Insider's business page. A robot in Oregon isn't trying to run the world - it just wants to run a 5K.The bipedal bot, named ...
Tags: Oregon, Trends, Robotics, Robot, Hyundai, Boston Dynamics, Osu, Oregon State University, Cassie, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, Agility Robotics, Jonathan Hurst, Christian Jimenez Oregon State University Cassie


Almost Anyone Could Outrun This Bipedal Robot in a 5K—For Now

In a first, Oregon State University says its bipedal robot Cassie managed to go from the couch to a 5K in 53 minutes. It’s an impressive feat of machine learning and robotics engineering, but as far as 5Ks go, I wouldn’t worry about having to outrun killer humanoid robots just yet.Read more...
Tags: Science, Oregon State University, Cassie


Cassie the bipedal robot runs a 5K

You may well recognize Cassie as the basis of Agility Robotics’ delivery bot, Digit. If you’ve been following the tech’s progression at all, however, you no doubt know that it started life as the ostrich-inspired Cassie. The robot is all legs and not much else. In addition to fueling Agility’s commercial ambitions, the robot has proven a solid platform for exploring bipedal location. Announced by Oregon State University professor Jonathan Hunt in 2017, Cassie was created with the aim of a $1 mil...
Tags: Tech, Robotics, Osu, Oregon State University, Cassie, College of Engineering, Agility, Agility Robotics, Jonathan Hunt, Dynamics Robotics Laboratory, Jeremy Dao, Yesh Godse


Watch the stunning "icy fingers of death" instantly freeze creatures

Spectacular brinicles form under the ice of our planet's coldest regions. Their formation resembles that of hydrothermal vents.The structures have been called "icy fingers of death" because of their ability to freeze living organisms.Nature's grace and fury find equal measure in unique formations called brinicles or more evocatively "icy fingers of death." The strange phenomenon that forms these underwater icicles can be found in the oceans of the planet's polar regions. It's been rarely captur...
Tags: Biology, Spain, Bbc, Chemistry, Oceans, Innovation, Arctic, Antarctica, Antarctic, Oregon State University, Seuss, Frozen Planet, Andrew Thurber, Little Razorback Island Antarctica, Andrew Thurber Oregon State University Could, Bruno Escribano


Study finds link between residential proximity to oil and gas drilling and lower birthweights in infants

A new study from Oregon State University found that infants born within 3 kilometers of oil and natural gas drilling facilities in Texas had slightly lower birthweights than those born before drilling began in their vicinity.
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Residential proximity to oil and gas drilling linked to lower birthweights in newborns

A new study from Oregon State University found that infants born within 3 kilometers of oil and natural gas drilling facilities in Texas had slightly lower birthweights than those born before drilling began in their vicinity.
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Roadless forests see more blazes and greater severity, but fire resilience is the result

Roadless national forests in the American West burn more often and at a slightly higher severity than national forests with roads, but the end result for the roadless forests is greater fire resilience, Oregon State University researchers say.
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Oregon State researchers begin to unravel the mysteries of kombucha fermentation

Oregon State University scientists are beginning to unravel the key microorganisms that contribute to the fermentation of kombucha, research that is already aiding large-scale kombucha producers in the fast-growing industry.
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Recess quality influences student behavior, social-emotional development, OSU study finds

Recess quality, not just the amount of time spent away from the classroom, plays a major role in whether children experience the full physical, mental and social-emotional benefits of recess, a new study from Oregon State University found.
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Don't worry, birds won't become dependent on you feeding them, study suggests

Oregon State University researchers have some good news for the well-meaning masses who place bird feeders in their yards: The small songbirds who visit the feeders seem unlikely to develop an unhealthy reliance on them.
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Mushroom growing out of fossilized ant reveals new genus and species of fungal parasite

Oregon State University research has identified the oldest known specimen of a fungus parasitizing an ant, and the fossil also represents a new fungal genus and species.
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New models predict fewer lightning-caused ignitions but bigger wildfires by mid century

Human-caused wildfire ignitions in Central Oregon are expected to remain steady over the next four decades and lightning-caused ignitions are expected to decline, but the average size of a blaze from either cause is expected to rise, Oregon State University modeling suggests.
Tags: Science, Oregon, Oregon State University


Quality supervision, coworker support key to child welfare caseworker retention

Instead of looking at the reasons child welfare caseworkers leave their jobs, Oregon State University researchers examined the common factors among workers who stay in the field, and what makes them feel most satisfied in their work.
Tags: Science, Oregon State University


Compounds derived from hops show promise as treatment for common liver disease

Research by Oregon State University suggests a pair of compounds originating from hops can help thwart a dangerous buildup of fat in the liver known as hepatic steatosis.
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Hybrid Beachgrass Could Mean Trouble for Northwest Coast

Scientists at Oregon State University have confirmed that two widespread, invasive beachgrasses are now genetically mixing, which could present additional challenges to communities and Pacific Northwest dune restoration.
Tags: Pacific Northwest, Oregon State University, Northwest coast


'Shortcuts' to increase female enrollment in economics may backfire, OSU study cautions

Current best practices for encouraging more female students to pursue degrees in economics may actually have the opposite effect and worsen gender disparities in the field, a recent study from Oregon State University found.
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Oregon State University research shows two invasive beachgrasses are hybridizing

Two species of sand-stabilizing beachgrasses introduced to the Pacific Northwest starting in the early 1900s are hybridizing, raising new questions about impacts to the coastal ecosystems the non-native plants have been engineering for more than a century.
Tags: Science, Pacific Northwest, Oregon State University


Researchers find new clue to restore congenital hearing loss

Researchers at Oregon State University have found a key new piece of the puzzle in the quest to use gene therapy to enable people born deaf to hear.
Tags: Health, Oregon State University


New class of anti-cancer compounds effectively kills liver and breast cancer cells

A team of Oregon State University scientists has discovered a new class of anti-cancer compounds that effectively kill liver and breast cancer cells.
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Oregon State researchers discover new class of cancer fighting compounds

A team of Oregon State University scientists has discovered a new class of anti-cancer compounds that effectively kill liver and breast cancer cells.
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Oregon State, Portland State to Require COVID-19 Vaccines

Oregon State University has announced that it will require COVID-19 vaccinations before the fall term.
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Oregon State University to Require COVID-19 Vaccines

Oregon State University has announced that it will require COVID-19 vaccinations before the fall term.
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