Research and Innovation

Richard Taylor
July 28

Patent granted for UO-led effort on fractal-based nerve connections

Award-winning concept by UO physicist Richard Taylor envisions electronic implants that match up with specific neurons.
Newly found sabertooth salmon fossil
July 24

New ways to ‘Explore Oregon’ at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Improved technology, new videos, and rare fossils await visitors to the natural history exhibit.
G.Z. Brown
July 22

Air quality in Portland and Bend homes to be studied under EPA grant

UO, Oregon Research Institute and Clean Energy Works Oregon will focus on homes that are implementing major weatherization projects.
Robot submarine Sentry fitted with SyPRID samplers
July 16

Vehicle's first ocean dive delivers a win for UO marine science team

'PlankZooka' may revolutionize deep-sea collection of plankton, say scientists from the UO, Duke University and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
July 13

UO is host to West Coast summer institute on science teaching

Participants are getting five days of professional develop to help teach and inspire undergraduate-level science students.
UO doctoral student Julius McGee
July 12

Study suggests organic farming needs direction to be sustainable

Weak adherence to recommended practices may be behind the levels of greenhouse gases coming from large-scale organic farming operations.
Joshua Roering
July 2

UO team opens window on landscape formation

Doctoral student finds way to fast-forward geological time to see how places like Oregon's Painted Hills and the Colorado Plateau evolved.
Andrew Lovering
June 30

Minor heart condition may come into play at high altitude, says UO team

A small opening in the heart that doesn't close in infancy is linked by a study in Bolivia to potentially serious health complications.
Pranjal Mehta
June 29

UO-led study finds that two hormones influence a negotiator's success

Rise or fall of the stress hormone cortisol may be an important factor in coming out ahead financially, finds a team led by psychology's Pranjal Mehta.
Portrait of Geri Richmond
June 26

Science article features Geri Richmond's efforts to remove career barriers

Journal article looks at AAAS and other STEM-based programs that aim for diversity and opportunities for women and minorities.

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