New research in mice sheds light on the seemingly random brain signals that hum in the background of brains. These signals might help the brain switch between states of inattention or disengagement and states of optimal performance, UO researchers reported.
Scientists have known for decades that a certain class of enzymes are an important player in cell biology because they frequently mutate and become major drivers of cancer. Biopharma companies are trying to develop drugs that target and inactivate these enzymes, known as phosphoinositide 3-kinase,…
A team from the UO College of Education looked at the interplay between the way parents feed their children and emotional eating by parents and children, as well as the influence the parent’s gender has on that association
A new study led by a University of Oregon researcher is raising the alarm that physically demanding work in hot temperatures could increase rates of kidney disease in the United States among workers who toil outdoors.
Just three years after reporting the first-ever dinosaur fossil in Oregon, a team of excavators led by a UO geologist has uncovered a second bone, this one 103 million years old, at a quarry on public lands near Mitchell in Eastern Oregon.
Ultrahigh resolution, high-speed imaging of fruit fly brains has allowed University of Oregon scientists to capture mechanical motions that stem cells use to make neurons, the cells that make up the brain.