Academics and Research

Close up view of a hookworm
December 27

UO-made tool ready to take on disease-causing worms

A tiny chip can be adapted to help screen compounds that kill parasitic worms
Young gulf pipefish with still-forming body armor and bones and cartilage stained in red and blue
December 22

UO team unspools the genome of a seahorse relative

Bill Cresko and other researchers created a blueprint other labs can follow
image shows beta cell mass inside a developing zebrafish
December 19

A hunch to the gut: Researchers find possible link to diabetes

A UO graduate student's unexpected discovery could someday lead to new treatments
Roma refugees campaign for equality in Ireland, 2014.
December 16

Professor confronts the persecution faced by Roma people

Folklorist Carol Silverman has studied Roma culture and discrimination for years
Image shows a researcher inside an experimental plot in Minnesota
December 14

UO team helps show peatlands may hold on to carbon

Preliminary results from a research site in Minnesota suggests that carbon and methane deep in peat may withstand warming climate
Morgan Freeman on stage at the Breakthrough/New Horizons award ceremony (Image credit: Getty Images for Breakthrough Prizes).
December 13

Math professor Ben Elias brings New Horizons prize to the UO

The new award is part of an effort to spotlight exciting research
Student Garrett Tollette working in the sports product design lab.
December 12

Students bond in the new sports product design courses

Despite varied backgrounds, the students unite around shared goals
Image shows Brennan O'Connell examining rock layers along the lower Colorado River
December 9

Signs of ocean tides may change view of early Colorado River

UO researchers say sedimentary rocks along the river's lower valley point to a more northward reach of the Gulf of California
UO physicist Jim Brau
December 7

Brau to help lead international effort on next-generation collider

The new device would be an important tool for understanding the universe
Image shows bicycles in Amsterdam
December 6

Researchers will advance bicycling as part of new national center

Two related UO projects benefit from federal funding for a UO-affiliated consortium