May 24, 2023
NEUROSCIENCE, HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY - Exposure to opioids in the womb affects the development of important circuits in the brain and spinal cord that control breathing, according to new research by University of Oregon Associate Professor Adrianne Huxtable. The findings could lead to better treatments and interventions for at-risk infants.
January 27, 2023
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY - Even a simple movement like pushing a button sends ripples of activity throughout networks of neurons spanning across the brain, new University of Oregon research shows.
January 9, 2023
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY - The world’s top free divers can hold their breath for minutes at a time, embarking on extended underwater adventures without the aid of scuba equipment.
January 9, 2023
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY - If a person thinks about moving their index finger, and then actually moves it, what changes between those two states? How do people transition from thinking about a movement to then performing that movement?
July 22, 2022
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY - Much of what we know about human health comes from the study of diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease and brain disorders. The Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance takes the opposite approach, studying peak performance — from the molecular level to the whole body — with the goal of enabling all people to achieve optimal health and well-being.
July 6, 2022
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY - Damien Callahan has long studied how to help older adults bounce back from knee replacement and other orthopedic injuries that can be crippling, even life-threatening. Now, he’s seeking insights from a group that might seem unrelated: elite athletes.
June 23, 2022
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY - NASA recognized a University of Oregon alumnus for his impactful research on the health of astronauts in space with an award depicting NASA’s own safety mascot, the beloved cartoon dog Snoopy.
June 22, 2022
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY - As a young girl, Abby always had an interest in science and a dream to one day work for NASA. Now, she is a postdoctoral scholar in the UO College of Arts and Sciences conducting research on Alzheimer's disease.
March 31, 2022
Ten UO researchers and scholars whose work focuses on subjects including digital stewardship, pulmonary hypertension and literature in imperial China have received 2022 Faculty Research Awards.
March 26, 2022
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY - A new app developed at the UO uses technology to help users quantify their time in nature and maximize the benefits.
December 14, 2021
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY - Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholar Alonso Cruz won the second place $750 prize in the undergraduate category of the Fund it Forward Student Video Challenge, a student video competition presented by the Science Coalition.
September 9, 2021
Twenty outstanding faculty members, the most since 2007, have been selected for the sought-after Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards for the 2021-22 academic year. The fund is designed to reward, recognize and retain world-class teaching and research at the UO.
July 21, 2021
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY - The Human Performance Alliance weaves together three synergistic scientific programs to accelerate high-impact advances in human performance: scientific moonshots, innovation hubs, and agility projects.
July 19, 2021
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY - A new study led by a UO 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.
July 7, 2021
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY - On January 29, the Brewers announced they were naming Sara Goodrum their new minor league hitting coordinator, making her what is believed to be the first-ever woman to hold that title for a major league franchise.