Research and Innovation

December 4

UO researchers show how fruit fly stem cells are kept in check during brain development

The precise timing of molecular changes, including a protein with a human version, shuts down a path that leads to tumor formation.
Jill Marshall watches as workers operate drilling equipment
November 27

Sediment buried in Oregon Coast Range points to a frosty past

Landscapes across much of North America were colder and eroded rapidly from cracking frost during the last ice age, according to UO research.
November 19

New finds in Chile could 'shake up' archaeology, says UO's Erlandson

UO professor gives his reaction to new artifacts found at Monte Verde that push the clock back 4,000 years for human presence in the Americas.
Lamia Karim
November 19

Fellowship will help UO's Karim finish book on garment labor

She will travel to Germany's Humboldt University to complete her research on women in Bangladesh's readymade garment industry.
Clockwise from bottom right: George Carroll (UO), Jack Rogers (WSU), Bitty Roy (UO), Yu-Ming Ju (Academia Sinica, at microscope), Ron Hamill, Danny Newman, Josh Kielsmeier-Cook (Ph.D student at University of Minnesota, standing), Susie Holmes (Lane Commun
November 13

Mushroom workshop uncovers species new to science

Professor Yu-Ming Ju of Taiwan, one of the world's leading experts on the mushroom family Xylariaceae, took part in the workshop.
Katie Meehan, Department of Geography
November 12

UO geographer urges more stakeholder voices in climate science

International team says end users of research at the local level should be included, valued and rewarded for their contributions.
Judith Eisen
November 11

Medical Research Foundation of Oregon to honor UO's Eisen and Nolen

During annual awards banquet Nov. 12, Eisen will become 10th UO recipient of the Discovery Award while Nolen will receive a new investigator award.
Graphic depicts immune response to separate bacterial species, and the response (in green) when the two are combined
November 10

Oregon study suggests some gut microbes may be keystones of health

Study using zebrafish finds the abundance of bacteria is not the driving force for regulating a balanced and healthy environment.
Jessica Green, of the UO's Biology of the Build Environment Center, which recently received a Sloan Foundation grant
October 28

U.S. scientists, including UO's Green, propose microbiome initiative

Proposal in the journal Science seeks a broad unified effort to expand research and harness the potential benefits of microbial communities.
Ray Troll's 'view' of the Helicoprion, an ancient, 'buzz-saw' shark
October 28

Buzz-saw shark: UO exhibit to feature ancient whorl-tooth fish

'Buzz Sharks of Long Ago' opens Nov. 5 at Museum of Natural and Cultural History, showcasing works by Alaska artist and fossil fanatic Ray Troll.

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