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The Student News Site of Oregon State University

The Daily Barometer

The Student News Site of Oregon State University

The Daily Barometer

Dr. Massimo Bionaz smiles in front of a cow illustration in his office in Weniger Hall on February 23, 2024. Dr. Bionaz led a research project studying the effects of feeding hemp biomass to cows.

Future cows might be hemp consumers, thanks to OSU researchers

Heidi Kuykendall, News Contributor
March 7, 2024

Oregon State University is home to the largest comprehensive hemp research center in the nation, and researchers have decided it is time to let the cows in on the action. Professor Massimo Bionaz, doctoral...

A photo taken on Nov. 21, 2022 shows the hemp fields at the Oregon State University research greenhouse. Hemp has been used for food, clothing and more, arriving in 1545 due to Spanish colonization.

Hemp’s ‘long history of human use’ proven useful for food, clothing, medicine and more

Alexander Banks, News Contributor
March 7, 2023

Last year, researcher and professor at Oregon State University, Richard van Breemen, discovered two cannabinoid acids — found in hemp — that block the infection of human cells from the virus that causes...

Sheep pictured at Oregon State University. Lambs have been found to respond well to a diet with hemp byproduct, as found by a recent study.

OSU study finds hemp byproducts make good feed for lambs

Wes Flow, News Contributor
October 10, 2022

For Oregon’s hungry sheep, there’s good news in the form of an Oregon State University study that found hemp byproducts make good feed for lambs. In a Sept. 21 press release, study co-author Serkan...

Ruth Muchiri, the research and development lab manager, stands in Van Breemans lab. Van Breeman and his team have found that cannabinoid acids can help block the COVID-19 virus from infecting humans.

OSU research shows compounds found in hemp can prevent entry of COVID-19

Hayden Lohr, News Contributor
February 16, 2022

Researchers at Oregon State University found that a pair of cannabinoid acids can bind to the COVID-19 spike protein and block the virus from infecting human cells. According to Richard Van Breemen,...

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