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November 7, 2022
Ever since the first human-controlled spacecraft escaped Earth’s gravity, people have been pushing toward permanent human life inhabiting planets beyond Earth. Some might say it's brand-new territory, but UO professor and Museum of Natural and Cultural History associate director Scott Fitzpatrick argues that humans have already faced similar great unknowns.
November 7, 2022
Gut microbes encourage specialized cells to prune back extra connections in brain circuits that control social behavior, new UO research in zebrafish shows. The pruning is essential for the development of normal social behavior.
November 7, 2022
A new gene editing technique developed by UO researchers compresses what previously would have been years of work into just a few days, making new kinds of research possible in animal models.
November 1, 2022
Musculoskeletal injuries and disorders are the leading cause of physical disability worldwide, affecting an estimated 1.7 billion people. A new review paper co-authored by researchers in the Guldberg Lab at the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact provides an overview of the latest technological advances targeting musculoskeletal disorders, including recent efforts in translating state-of-the-art bioengineering approaches to therapies for musculoskeletal regeneration.
October 27, 2022
At the Oregon Center for Electrochemistry, University of Oregon students and faculty members research how energy is generated, stored, and transported. And they’re leading the way for sustainable energy.
October 23, 2022
Almost a decade ago, UO graduate student Jennifer Hampton Hill made a fortuitous find: A protein made by gut bacteria that triggered insulin-producing cells to replicate. The protein was an important clue to the biological basis for Type 1 diabetes.
October 23, 2022
It’s 6 a.m. on a summer morning on the Oregon coast, and a dozen undergraduate students wearing tall rubber boots are piling into vans. They’re juggling granola bars and notebooks, texting friends who are running late.
September 2, 2022
A team of UO undergraduates has a new vision for concussion diagnosis: Rather than wait for the results of a CT scan, a quick sample of an athlete’s blood, saliva or sweat could reveal a possible brain injury right from the sidelines of a football game.
August 9, 2022
A new IMAX film spearheaded by researchers at the UO’s Oregon Institute of Marine Biology will shine a light on the importance of this unique ecosystem and the larval forms that maintain it.
July 28, 2022
A look into how environmental variables accelerate, slow or even reverse the aging process is the focus of a University of Oregon anthropologist whose research was recently funded by the National Institutes of Health.
July 22, 2022
Much of what we know about human health comes from the study of diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease and brain disorders. The Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance takes the opposite approach, studying peak performance — from the molecular level to the whole body — with the goal of enabling all people to achieve optimal health and well-being.
July 6, 2022
A landscape architecture professor is using a riverside meadow as a testing ground with multiple goals in mind.
June 29, 2022
Climate change might be behind an unusual disease outbreak among Antarctic fish.
June 27, 2022
By sequencing the genomes of two species of sea dragons, UO researchers have found genetic clues to the sea dragons' distinctive features: They’re missing a key group of genes found in other vertebrates. Those genes help direct the development of the face, teeth and appendages, as well as parts of the nervous system.
May 24, 2022
For his scientific contributions, Charles “Chuck” Kimmel recently was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the most prestigious professional scientific organization in the U.S.