For millions of people worldwide, conditions such as macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa can cause progressive and irreversible vision loss, brought on by a loss of function in the eye’s photoreceptor cells. In an effort to turn back the clock on this process, a researcher from the University of Oregon is implementing a novel technology.Read More
A laboratory failure has led to the accidental creation of a new technology that could benefit agriculture, thanks to the smart thinking of researchers at the University of Oregon.
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Researchers at the University of Oregon, Eugene recently received $3.1 million in life science funding from the National Institutes of Health to fund a zebrafish model organism database. Dr. Monte Westerfield, the project leader, is a professor of biology at the University of Oregon. His research interests include understanding the mechanisms that regulate the differentiation of neurons as well as understanding the molecular genetics of ear and eye and development. The NIH Project Information page provides more details on the goals of the study receiving this latest round of life science funding:
Researchers at the University of Oregon have used the Electroencephalogram (EEG) electrode to tape the rhythm of memory as memories occur in near real time in the human brain. This research includes 25 student subjects and is led by Professor Edward Awh in the University of Oregon Department of Psychology and Institute of Neuroscience.
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Lab suppliers marketing university lab equipment and life science solutions in the northwest United States may be interested in the latest funding news at the University of Oregon, where professor of biology Janis Weeks has received a research grant from Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Lab suppliers who sell green university lab equipment may be interested in marketing their environmentally-conscious life science solutions at the Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. life science marketing event held at the University of Oregon, which has been ranked one of the greenest universities in the United States.
Construction has begun on a new research building at the University of Oregon, which will house new lab space for the Oregon Research Institute. The expansion of Oregon Research lab space is an important step for this growing institute, which is by far the largest and top funded independent research center in Oregon.
The University of Oregon is poised to celebrate completion of Phase II building construction on its Lokey Science Complex on the Eugene campus this fall with the opening of the $65M Lewis Integrative Science Building. The 100,000sf science building will have fully one-third of its space devoted to labs and will be home to strategic research clusters related to the human brain, molecular biology, nanotechnology, and solar energy. It will bring together researchers from across the spectrum of brain research from cognitive development to rehabilitation as well as molecular biologists studying cancer and stem cells and materials scientists working in green nanotechnology and solar energy. The Lewis Building is expected to earn LEED platinum certification, and it will be the most expensive science facility ever built at the University of Oregon. The fundraising effort is nearing completion and labs will be filling with new equipment and supplies soon in preparation for the fall move-in.
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.