Research and Innovation

Daphne Gallagher
March 18

Researchers get lathered up over Shea butter's history

University of Oregon anthropologists find evidence of production in layers of households built atop of each other for 1,600 years.
Biology professor Cris Niell
March 16

UO researcher receives young investigator award

Cristopher Niell, whose research focuses on large-scale neural networks, was among a group of 47 scientists selected by the Office of Naval Research.
March 15

UO's accidental discovery hits Science Nation spotlight

The NSF video looks at SupraSensor Technologies, a spinoff company founded after a project in chemistry found a new way to monitor nitrates on farms.
Shawn Lockery
March 8

Nematode brains offer window into human sleep problems

UO project suggests that neuron firing in foraging roundworms is similar to fragmentation in humans who struggle to sleep, a first step in the search for new...
Spotted gar (Photo by Solomon David)
March 7

Genes in spotted gar could boost biomedical use of zebrafish

UO-led genome sequencing project determines that the ancient fish is a sound bridge for advancing research on human diseases.
A SupraSensor device in the field
March 4

Former UO grad student a Golden Mole finalist

Calden Carroll discovered a molecule that lights up in the presence of of nitrates by accident while doing graduate work in chemistry at the UO.
Biology professor Judith Eisen in the UO's Zebrafish International Research Center.
March 3

UO receives $10 million gift for life sciences research

Investment from Mary and Tim Boyle will endow funding for the UO’s research infrastructure and create new potential for partnerships.
Grad students show off their work at the annual Graduate Student Research Forum
February 29

Research forum puts graduate students in the spotlight

With more than $5,000 in prize money on the table, graduate students had a chance to not only display their work but move it forward too.
Mark Carey conducting research at Lake Palcacocha, Cordillera Blanca, Peru.
February 25

As glaciers melt, more voices in research are needed

Fresh eyes of a UO undergraduate on a growing environmental problem led to a project that found gender vulnerabilities should be considered.
3-D versions of orchids being prepped in the lab
February 23

3-D printer helps tell why flies swarm to Dracula orchids

UO-led research in Ecuador unravels how a rare plant species lures pollinators with a mushroom-like part.

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