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Research

Research innovation and entrepreneurship combine to address critical global challenges

Path-breaking innovations from the College of Science at Oregon State University hold answers to critical problems in the environment, energy and healthcare. 

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Research

Research by OSU biophysicist shows how tissue's microscopic geometry affects spread of cancer

Research led by Bo Sun, associate professor in the Department of Physics, has revealed a crucial mechanism behind one of humankind’s most deadly physiological processes: the movement of malignant cells from one part of the body to another.

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Research

New grants to expand research on cancer imaging and quantum materials

New awards from the College of Science will support research on quantum information applications, better cancer screening and bioimaging technologies.

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Faculty and Staff

Scientists garner innovation awards for cancer and materials research

The Science Research and Innovation Seed awards were given to four multidisciplinary research teams working on cancer diagnostics and materials science.  

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Biomedical Science

Removing bottlenecks to metastatic cancer through biophysics

Physicist Bo Sun had a breakthrough discovery that remove bottlenecks to making more effective metastatic cancer treatments a reality with tremendous social impact.

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Faculty and Staff

Physicist receives innovation award for cancer research

Physicist Bo Sun received the College of Science’s Science Research and Innovation Seed award that supports transformative science research.

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Research

From scientific ideas to innovative solutions in the marketplace

The College of Science launches Innovation Days, a series of workshops for faculty to spur innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Faculty and Staff

Recognizing research and administrative excellence

Congratulations to these science faculty and administrators who received 2018 Faculty and Staff Awards for administrative and research excellence!

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Physics

Solved protein puzzle opens doors to new designs for cancer drugs

OSU biophysicist Weihong Qiu has solved a longstanding puzzle concerning the design of molecular motors, paving the way toward new cancer therapies.

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Biomedical Science

Human cells' remodeling abilities may be key to how cancer spreads

Human cells have tremendous power to mechanically change their surroundings, opening the door to new insights including how cancer spreads.

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Research

150 years of science for sea and space

Science at Oregon State University has been a trailblazer since OSU's designation as a land-grant college in 1868.