Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

OSU Today

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.
Here’s how states can reduce jail populations, OSU researchers say (Portland Business Journal)
Oregon State University researchers unearthed a strategy for states to reduce jail populations: Spend more on inpatient mental health care. (see also Microfinance Monitor)
Say goodbye to painful jabs! You may soon be able to monitor glucose levels with contact lenses (Economic Times)
The sensor developed by the researchers from Oregon State University (OSU) in the US, uses a nanostructured transistor that can detect subtle glucose changes in physiological buffer solutions, such as the tear fluid in eyes. (see also KGW)
Healthy recipes and effective social marketing campaign improve eating habits (Medical Xpress)
The Food Hero social marketing campaign is an effective way to help low-income families eat more nutritious meals through fast, tasty, affordable and healthy recipes, two new research studies from Oregon State University have found.
OSU holds town hall on underage drinking (Gazette-Times)
Oregon State University held a town hall Wednesday night on underage drinking and the high-risk behavior that sometimes accompanies it. (see also Register-Guard)
Powell Butte research center in limbo (Bend Bulletin)
The 80-acre site, primarily used by Oregon State University to experiment with potato seeds, was shut down in 2010 after an unknown potato cyst nematode, a roundworm that lives on plants, was discovered. The nematode, later identified as Globodera ellingtonae, can threaten potato crops in high densities, but is not as devastating as other nematodes in the same genus.
The Forest Through the Fog (Terra)
The Summen Project has an ambitious goal – to understand how ocean-atmosphere-land interactions, mediated by coastal fog, help …

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