Steve Lundeberg

Research: Dentists Overprescribe Antibiotics

CORVALLIS – Antibiotics prescribed by dentists as a preemptive strike against infection are unnecessary 81% of the time, according to a study published today in JAMA Network Open.

Taking Stressors in Stride Could Preserve Brain Health

A researcher at Oregon State University found that it's not the stress itself but a person's emotional reaction to it that can affect their brain health later in life.

Taking typical daily annoyances such as a long wait at the doctor’s office or a traffic jam on the freeway in stride may help preserve brain health in older adults, while emotional reactions could contribute to declines in cognition, a new study from Oregon State University has found.

Researchers Identify Factors Behind Cases of Small-Intestine inflammation

Oregon State University scientists looked at factors linked to cases of common variable immunodeficiency, which afflicts thousands of people worldwide and often prevents them from absorbing nutrients.

 

Oregon State University researchers have discovered two key factors behind the intestinal inflammation that plagues people suffering from a disorder that affects their immune system.

Gonorrhea Researchers Identify Novel Approach to Vaccine

Scientists at Oregon State University have identified a protein that could help fight the disease, which has become resistant to antibiotics, posing a potential public health threat.

Researchers have identified a protein that powers the virulence of the bacteria that causes gonorrhea, opening the possibility of a new target for antibiotics and, even better, a vaccine.

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