News Archive prior to Feb. 2015

Lecture series celebrates the life and work of Charles Darwin

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Dec. 30, 2008) -- Why do we die? Why do animals look and behave the way they do? How can we explain the existence of animals as splendid and ridiculous as the peacock?

Four UO spinoffs receive $50,000 venture-launch grants

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Dec. 19, 2008) -- A bit of light amid the economic gloom: private gifts are helping four new Oregon companies quickly bring to market new ways to fight infectious diseases and new technologies to meet growing demand for food, fuel and raw materials.

Work with fungus uncovering keys to DNA methylation

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Dec. 15, 2008) -- Researchers in a University of Oregon lab have shed more light on the mechanism that regulates DNA methylation, a fundamental biological process in which a methyl group is attached to DNA, the genetic material in cells of living organisms.