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OHSU researchers make medicine from mollusks
May 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013

0513 NextDespite their name, shipworms are not worms but mollusks: small, clam-like creatures that cause no end of headaches for boat owners by drilling their hard shells into ship hulls, then consuming that cellulose as breakfast, lunch and dinner. Now a team of OHSU researchers, in partnership with scientists from other institutions, has discovered an upside to the hungry worm.

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The STEM shortage
May 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013

0513 Skills 01To meet demand for skilled workers, business leaders, along with educators and politicians, promote science, technology, engineering and math education.

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UO plans $8.5M kitchen and wood shop
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Monday, April 22, 2013

The University of Oregon plans an $8.5 million kitchen and wood shop by the end of the next school year.

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Six Oregon colleges make green list
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Six Oregon universities made it onto Princeton Review's annual Guide to Green Colleges.

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OSU scientists create new purple tomato
April 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013

0413 NextTomatoes owe their red color to carotenoids, a group of fat-soluble pigments rich in antioxidants. Now scientists at Oregon State University have created a new, purple tomato — “Indigo Rose” — that owes its eggplant color to another class of nutrient-heavy pigments called “anthocyanins.”

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