Academics and Research

Image shows satellite view of domoic acid levels off the U.S. West Coast in February 2016
January 10

UO helps tie toxic ocean condition to climate shifts

Researchers develop new model to predict domoic-acid influx to El Nino and other climate changes in the Pacific Ocean
Alex de Verteuil in the lab
January 9

New program helps students of color join 'the family of the lab'

Students of Color Opportunities for Research Enrichment — or SCORE — is now in its second year
Ionel Talpazan, Father and Son in Space, 1992. Photograph by James Wojcik.
January 3

Professor's new book gets inside the world of outsider art

Daniel Wojcik explores art created by people from outside the mainstream
Andrea Steiger working in the lab
December 29

A designer molecule offers new hope for damaged cells

Researchers in Michael Pluth's lab unveil a molecule that could someday counter oxidative stress
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