Research Briefs

See the links below for summaries of some of the latest development from the UO’s research community. More in-depth research news is available on the Academic and Research web page.

May 17

Chuck Kimmel elected into the National Academy of Sciences

The emeritus professor and biologist is a pioneer in using zebrafish to study developmental mechanisms
May 3

Miscarriage can increase suicide risk among teenagers

Research from the Prevention Science Institute points to a need for more mental health support
March 4

State retirement plan is helping, study finds, but many opt out

Eligible employees are auto-enrolled, but only 34 percent have positive balances
February 2

Wildfires are increasing the risk of dangerous landslides

Geologist Josh Roering finds that slides can behave differently in the Pacific Northwest
January 27

UO prof part of team developing microRNA database for fish

John Postlethwait and colleagues developed the system to aid biology research
January 24

UO physicist receives prized NASA research grant

Brian Smith plans to study quantum communications for potential use in space
January 6

Knight Campus undergraduate takes second place in science video challenge

The human physiology major is working in a lab designing proteins using computational methods
December 14

Coalition that includes UO awarded funding for mass timber

The $500,000 grant will go towards a new manufacturing facility in Portland
December 7

Financial help eased pandemic stresses, UO study says

Researchers find that when families can meet their basic needs, kids fare better
November 22

Vaccine lotteries were not a win, study by UO economist finds

Ben Hansen and colleagues from three universities found no increase in shots from the offers