Research Briefs

See the links below for summaries of some of the latest development from the UO’s research community. More in-depth research news is available on the Academic and Research web page.

January 24

UO physicist receives prized NASA research grant

Brian Smith plans to study quantum communications for potential use in space
January 6

Knight Campus undergraduate takes second place in science video challenge

The human physiology major is working in a lab designing proteins using computational methods
December 14

Coalition that includes UO awarded funding for mass timber

The $500,000 grant will go towards a new manufacturing facility in Portland
December 7

Financial help eased pandemic stresses, UO study says

Researchers find that when families can meet their basic needs, kids fare better
November 22

Vaccine lotteries were not a win, study by UO economist finds

Ben Hansen and colleagues from three universities found no increase in shots from the offers
November 15

Brief talks with a doctor can sometimes help reduce drinking

Study shows one-on-one chats can produce small but useful changes in behavior
November 15

A misfolded protein helps yeast adapt to changing conditions

Yeast grow at different rates depending on which version they have, new work shows
November 15

UO faculty member receives grant to better understand symbiosis

Brendan Bohannan and colleagues will develop new ways to model host-symbiont systems
November 15

Skull found on Caribbean island shows evidence of leprosy

The skull, from the late 18th century, is a rare example of the disease recorded in a skeleton
November 8

October grants include six from the U.S. Department of Education

UO researchers received more than 50 new grands and awards for the month