Science Market Update

Microbiology Research into Healthy Buildings at University of Oregon

Posted by BCI Staff on Tue, Sep 27, 2011

If you're in a modern building with an HVAC system, you probably think of it as a controlled environment: air, relatively clean, either warm or cold depending on the setting, is pumped in for your respiratory benefit.  Yet hospitals and schools are some of the worst places to go if you don't want to get sick, even if you never touch a single surface.  That's because the air is full of trillions of microbes, and buildings (any buildings) host their own complex ecosystems which we're just now starting to study.  Researchers in this relatively new field include biologists as well as architects who are working together to understand the "built environment microbiome."  The University of Oregon's BIOBE Center (Biology and the Built Environment) is a hub for this research into what makes a building good for human health, or not. 

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Tags: microbiome, UOr, Northwest, women in science, University of Oregon, Ecology, green life science research

New Science Research at UO Yields Scientific Breakthrough in Genomics

Posted by Dylan Fitzwater on Mon, Jun 27, 2011

New science research at the University of Oregon has led to the development of a revolutionary genome sequencing technique. This new scientific breakthrough involved extensive research by top genomics researchers at UO.

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Tags: Northwest, University of Oregon, Oregon, Genomics

Record Research Funding at UO to Supply New Programs and Facilities.

Posted by Dylan Fitzwater on Mon, May 30, 2011

Thanks to the stimulus package, the University of Oregon in Eugene was awarded a record $135.6 million in new competitively awarded external funding in 2010.

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Tags: Northwest, University of Oregon, Oregon, Research Funding

UO Gets Keck Funding for Genomics and Cancer Research Science

Posted by Dylan Fitzwater on Sat, May 28, 2011

Top researchers at the University of Oregon have received $1 million in new research funding from the W.M. Keck Foundation to apply the study of genomics to the progression of cancer. The new genomics science research is being led by Hui Zong of the UO Institute of Molecular Biology and William Cresko of the UO Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

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Tags: Northwest, University of Oregon, Oregon, Genomics

Oregon Universities UO, OSU, and OHSU receive new research funding

Posted by Dylan Fitzwater on Sun, May 22, 2011

All three major Oregon research universities (the University of Oregon, Oregon State, and Oregon Health and Science University) received record amounts of new funding during fiscal year 2009-2010. This record increase will likely spur the development of new programs and encourage new research innovation in Oregon.

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Tags: Oregon State University, Oregon Health Sciences University, Northwest, University of Oregon, Oregon, Research Funding

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