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University of Oregon

Nestled in the lush Willamette Valley, with an easy drive to both the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, the University of Oregon is renowned for its research prowess and commitment to teaching.

We exist to provide Oregonians and their peers from around the world access to an excellent education. We challenge our students to question critically, think logically, communicate clearly, act creatively, and live ethically. We serve the people of Oregon, our nation, and the world through research, teaching, and outreach that benefits humanity, drives innovation, strengthens the economy, and transforms lives.

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Vulnerable teens who lose a pregnancy are at increased suicide risk, new research from UO’s Prevention Science Institute shows.
UO researchers have grown rodent retinal neurons on a fractal-patterned electrode, one that mimics the repeating branching pattern in which neurons naturally grow. It’s a step closer to making a bio-inspired bionic eye, a longstanding goal for UO physicist Richard Taylor.
In humans, mutations in the EGR1 gene or 'social' gene have been linked to mental health conditions like schizophrenia and depression . A mutation in that gene snuffs out this social behavior in zebrafish, researchers at UO find.
Sexual selection can take place after mating, and new research from UO scientists suggests that it can have a surprisingly large impact on evolution
There is a scientific reason that humans feel better walking through the woods than strolling down city streets, according to a new publication from UO physicist Richard Taylor and an interdisciplinary team of collaborators.
Some marine worm larvae are pint-sized predators. The small, blobby babies, less than a millimeter long, ensnare and devour microscopic crustaceans and other prey living in plankton, UO researchers report.
Experts at University of Oregon determined it's possible to substantially reduce the number of viral particles in the air inside buildings and controlling ventilation, filtration, and humidity should be prioritized to improve building health and safety.
Nerves in the intestines help regulate the gut’s acidity, new research shows, and that helps keep their bacterial communities in balance.
In a new study, researchers in the lab of UO biologist Matt Barber look at a family of proteins found on the surface of epithelial cells. Epithelial cells line many surfaces in the body that are important for microbial interactions, like the inside of the mouth and nose as well as the digestive and reproductive tracts.
A new kind of tiny particle, called a nanocrystal, is a big deal in University of Oregon chemist Carl Brozek’s lab.