Research and Innovation

Replica of a Palauan outrigger canoe near a Pacific island
January 5

Talk to explore how winds and currents fueled early seafaring

UO archaeologist Scott Fitzpatrick will take his Ax Billy Grill audience into the Age of Discovery that took people to Pacific and Caribbean islands
Pitcher plant mosquitoes on a pitcher plant
January 4

UO biologists seek to take bite out of mosquitoes

Researchers at five institutions, led by the UO’s Bradshaw and Holzapfel, have isolated genes related to blood feeding in pitcher plant mosquitoes
fMRI brain image shows region of the brain where altruism increased after writing about gratitude
January 2

Writing on gratitude changes how the brain values charity

UO psychology researcher Christina Karns finds that journaling leads to a more grateful heart
David Conover
December 28

Conover to discuss the state of UO research in a Jan. 9 talk

The research vice president will discuss 2017 achievements while looking ahead to the new year
Cave entrance
December 28

UO archaeologists cast doubt on controversial 'hobbit' theory

Remains found on a Pacific island were just small humans, Scott Fitzpatrick contends
Geri Richmond
December 20

UO professor to lead the world’s largest science honor society

Presidential Chair Geri Richmond says ‘it’s time to give back’ to Sigma Xi for an award that boosted her career path
MRI imaging lab
December 15

UO researchers prepare for revised rules for human research

Starting in January, researchers will need to comply with a revised ‘Common Rule’
Chemistry lab scene
December 15

Enterprising donors can earn extra credit for research gifts

Venture fund donations offer dividends for UO philanthropists, as well as Oregon’s economy
Eric Selker and Cris Niell
December 15

Two university professors awarded for biomedical research

Eric Selker and Cristopher Niell were honored by OHSU’s Medical Research Foundation
Image depicts the uncertainty of infertility statistics
December 13

Study says infertility statistics fail to capture ‘invisible’ groups

A quest for data by a UO postdoctoral researcher leads to a collaboration that finds that many people affected by infertility have been left out

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