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Podcast: Spotlight on Science: Regenerative Medicine and the Knight Campus

Many animals possess the ability to regenerate entire limbs, but our human bodies have limited regenerative properties. We can heal our broken bones, and we could regenerate the tip of our finger if cut off, but what if we could go beyond? What if we could regenerate our fingers, our …

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Hitting Food Cravings Where It Hurts

Everyone experiences food cravings, yet they can be different for each person. Some might crave food such as french fries or bacon while, for others, cravings lead them to Prince Pucklers. The common underlying trend with these cravings is that they tend to be high in fats, cholesterol and sugars. …

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Podcast: Spotlight on Science: Science journalism with Becca Cudmore

In this installment of Spotlight on Science, arts and culture writer Frankie Lewis speaks with journalist Becca Cudmore. Within their conversation are the struggles of being a science journalist, Cudmore’s work for Audobon and Nautilus, and a brief preview of her upcoming story on Cougar’s in the Pacific North West. …

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Hundreds of years later, UO’s oldest tree stands the test of time

The University of Oregon class of 1897 might find UO’s current campus unrecognizable. Large-scale building projects and student enrollment increases have whisked away memories of the university’s modest beginnings. Once the central operating building of the university, Deady Hall today houses parts of the math department and other assorted classes. …

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Science Pick of the Week: Visiting geologist discusses the inner workings of Mt. St. Helens ahead of talk at MNCH

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano drew headlines following its recent eruption on Friday. But the Pacific Northwest is a hotbed for geologic activity, too. The Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington, the John Day Fossil Beds of Eastern Oregon and the Columbia Gorge are emblematic of the region’s tumultuous geologic history. Mount St. …

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Podcast: Spotlight on Science: Neuroscience and Tibetan monks with Dr. David McCormick

In this episode of Spotlight on Science, arts and culture writer Frankie Lewis speaks with Dr. David McCormick from the Institute of Neuroscience. The two discuss Dr. McCormick’s research in decision making and his studies of the brain with Tibetan monks, as well as his motivation for studying neuroscience and …

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Climate Change Symposium seeks to promote collaboration across disciplines

Eugene is at the center of a legal battle that has been called “the biggest court case on the planet,” said University of Oregon Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center director, Mary Wood, at seventh annual UO Climate Change Research Symposium on April 25. The lawsuit, brought by 21 young …

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Former ‘National Geographic’ photo editor visits UO to inspire the next generation of environmental photojournalists

When former National Geographic executive photo and environment editor, Dennis Dimick, flies across the United States, he tries to get a window seat. He hopes for clear skies over areas facing unprecedented water, snowpack and land use challenges, such as the Southwest. Sometimes he gets a chance to take a …

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UO physics professor and guitarist examines the close connection between science and music

University of Oregon physics professor Timothy Jenkins has been passionate about science and music since a young age. Growing up on a farm in Ridgefield, Washington, about 25 miles north of Portland, Jenkins enjoyed singing in his church choir. At the same time, he cultivated an interest in science from …

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Science Pick of the Week: Future Knight Campus Director Robert Guldberg talks Regenerative Medicine in upcoming lecture

Examples of regenerative medicine sound like science fiction: 3D tissue printing, regrowing tissue and stem cell therapy. But Dr. Robert Guldberg, incoming director of the Knight Campus and current executive director of the bioengineering institute at Georgia Tech, will tell you that many such techniques are not only real, but …

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UO student Becca Marshall receives grant for research on Oregon’s commercial mushroom industry

Love them or hate them, on a burger or in a salad, mushrooms are one of the most sustainable foods people can eat. With Oregon’s wet, temperate climate, which is ideal for mushrooms, the state plays a key role in the industry. But according to University of Oregon senior environmental …

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Science Pick of the Week: UO undergrad is using social media to create more constructive dialogue about ocean conservation

If she had it her way, Ellie Jones would have started campaigning for ocean life 30 years ago. The only problem: she was not born yet. Jones, a junior marine biology major at the University of Oregon, is the creator and administrator of Everblue, an ocean conservation awareness project. The …

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