Research and Innovation

Biologist Karen Guillemin
June 3

Biologist pursues microbes in quest to unlock health secrets

Karen Guillemin wants to know how the microbiome works, both for and against us
Two sea otters
June 2

UO research explores how Native Americans used sea otters

Some traditional practices are being studied as the reintroduced mammals threaten fishing
Colobus monkeys
May 26

Sacred monkeys in Ghana aid research on the gut microbiome

A sacred monkey in Ghana helps a UO grad student understand the gut microbiome
Magnified view of a copepod
May 19

A tiny crustacean’s speedy propeller is caught on video

UO marine biologists see how copepods use bursts of speed to escape predators
May 18

New study looks at pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic

Early results show increased signs of anxiety for pregnant women and new parents
Seafloor cables
May 14

Research probes repercussions of seafloor activity on society

A natural environmental disaster could put society’s reliance on the internet at risk
Cellphone showing Slack chat
May 6

Senior graduate students step up to help their peers

They have taken steps to provide virtual mentorship to first-year grad students
Image of brain with puzzle piece
May 5

UO lab looking at aging arteries and Alzheimer’s disease

Ashley Walker is exploring the role stiffening arteries play in brain health
Green plant in sun
May 4

National Academy of Sciences elects noted UO biologist

Alice Barkan is chosen for her advances in understanding genes vital to photosynthesis
Masks in decontamination chamber
May 4

UO partners with state to house N95 mask decontamination unit

The Battelle cleaning system will extend the lifespan of masks to up to 20 uses

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