Academics and Research

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.
Monte Westerfield
October 27

UO, Baylor team up for NIH-funded Model Organism Screening Center

Biologist Monte Westerfield will lead the UO's effort, using zebrafish in an effort to unravel genetic mysteries in rare diseases in humans.
George von Dassow
October 23

In starfish, UO biologist finds waves that drive cell division

Similar discovery in frogs at the University of Wisconsin are tied together in a new paper that points to a window of excitability as daughter cells are...
Ilana M. Umansky, UO College of Education
October 22

Bilingual ed restrictions hurt California, says UO's Umansky

In a new report she and her co-authors identify barriers that limit opportunities and outcomes of students who are learning English.
Elliot Berkman, left, and Phil Fisher
October 20

Researchers will meld sciences to uncover new health treatments

The Center for Translational Neuroscience, led by Phil Fisher and Elliot Berkman, aims to deliver what is found in research to practical application.
Jessica Green, of the UO's Biology of the Build Environment Center, which recently received a Sloan Foundation grant
October 15

UO center at intersection of biology, architecture receives new support

A grant from the Sloan Foundation will provide continued support for research conducted at the UO’s Biology and the Built Environment Center.
Ramesh Jasti and Evan Darzi
October 12

UO chemist Jasti aims to put his nanohoops into future devices

Application is down the road, but these tiny organic circular structures could land in solar cells, light-emitting diodes and medical diagnostics.
Nelson Ting
October 5

UO researcher sees troubling pattern in genes of Tanzanian monkeys

University of Oregon-led research taps regional landscapes to see how human activities affect an already endangered species.
Patrick Kirch
October 2

Museum talks dive into island and coastal archaeology

French Polynesia, underwater archaeology and Easter Island's past are the topics for the annual Fall Archaeology Lecture Series.
Chris Doe
October 1

Using fruit fly larvae, UO researchers capture the symmetry of movement

Neurons in the nerve cord neurons, similar in most organisms may point the way to new applications in medicine and robotics.

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