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Study by UO researchers explains how neural stem cells create neurons

EUGENE, Ore. — (June 19, 2013) — A new study examining the brains of fruit flies reveals a novel stem cell mechanism that may help explain how neurons form in humans. A paper on the study by researchers at the University of Oregon appeared in the online version of the journal Nature in advance of the June 27 publication date.

University of Oregon Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development

EUGENE, Ore. — (May, 21, 2013) — The University of Oregon announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

University of Oregon faculty member awarded $560,000 NSF CAREER Award

EUGENE, Ore. -- (May 17, 2013) – Eric Corwin, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Oregon, has won a 2012 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. The $560,000 award supports Corwin’s explorations of “jammed” systems — disordered particulate systems at the edge of stability. The project is focused on exploring jammed systems in real world applications, as well as in abstract higher dimensions.

University of Oregon startups contributed nearly $40 million to the state economy in 2012

EUGENE, Ore. — (April 4, 2013) — Figures released by the University of Oregon office of Technology Transfer Services showed annual increases in both employment and revenue from UO’s startup companies. In fiscal year 2012, the UO family of entrepreneurial start-up companies generated more than 270 jobs and nearly $40 million in company income in Oregon alone.

Presidential Research Lecture to feature National Science Board appointee

“At the Water’s Edge” is the title of the public lecture being delivered by University of Oregon chemistry professor Geri Richmond at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 at the Lillis Business Complex, Auditorium 182, 955 E 13th Ave., in Eugene. Recently appointed by President Obama to the National Science Board, the governing board for the National Science Foundation, Richmond studies the simplest properties of what holds a water surface together. She serves as the UO’s Richard M. and Patricia H. Noyes Professor of Chemistry.

University of Oregon faculty member awarded $459,000 NSF CAREER Award

EUGENE, Ore. -- (April 22, 2013) – Mark Carey, an assistant professor of history in the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon, has won a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. The $459,000 award supports Carey’s research on “Glaciers and Glaciology: How Nature, Field Research, and Societal Forces Shape the Earth Sciences,” including his examination of the early development and evolution of glaciology.

Cris Niell Named 2012 New Innovator by the National Institutes of Health

EUGENE, Ore. — (Sept. 13, 2012) — Cris Niell, an assistant professor in the Department of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience at the University of Oregon, was announced as a recipient of a 2012 New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at a ceremony on Thursday. The award includes a five-year grant totaling $1.5 million.

Office for Research, Innovation and Graduate Education releases 2012 Oregon Research Annual Report

EUGENE, Ore. — Feb. 4, 2013 — The University of Oregon’s office for Research, Innovation and Graduate Education (RIGE) has released its annual report for 2012.

Along with data on impact, economic and otherwise, the report includes stories on the personalities behind research, innovation and graduate education. Some of the highlights include:

A few of the research news stories and big developments that made headlines such as:

University of Oregon opens $65 million interdisciplinary science building

EUGENE, Ore. — (Nov. 8, 2012)The University of Oregon has opened a $65 million, state-of-the-art science facility that brings world-class researchers together under one roof from a range of different disciplines. The Robert and Beverly Lewis Integrative Science Building is home to biologists, chemists, psychologists and other researchers addressing the fundamental issues of society — from cellular processes to improving communities.

Arrival of MRI signals final stages of work on Lewis science building

EUGENE, Ore. — Workers installed a new Siemens MAGNETOM Skyra 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner inside the soon-to-be-opened Robert and Beverly Lewis Integrative Science Building on Monday. The instrument will be the centerpiece of the Robert and Beverly Lewis Center for NeuroImaging (LCNI).

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