Study opens window on meltwater from icebergs

Surface water conditions in Greenland's fjords and in the northern Atlantic Ocean are dictated by what's going on deep below the surface next to the massive Greenland Ice Sheet, UO-led research has found.

Study shows how a tiny sea animal feeds itself and the ocean

Dime-sized ocean organisms thought to graze on any particles in their path are actually picky eaters, and their food-filtering process may be vital to how organic materials are distributed from surface waters to the ocean ...

Physics explains protein unpredictability

University of Oregon scientists theorized that they could manipulate a protein one mutation at a time and predict its evolution. They sought to prove it. And failed.

Study makes inroads toward farming gooseneck barnacles

A study led by a University of Oregon marine biologist has moved the seafood industry one step closer to farming gooseneck barnacles, a pricey delicacy in Spain and a common sight on the West Coast.

Team identifies universality and specificity in protein motions

Although proteins have very different function functions, or specialties, in living cells, they share the general characteristics—the same universality—in their motions, say University of Oregon scientists.

Seeing people on a package can improve product sales, study finds

UO professor Bettina Cornwell doesn't really care for potato chips, but she found herself considering a bag while traveling alone in France and feeling a bit lonely. She was thinking about how much she missed her family when ...

Study finds microfinance can help, even if goals aren't met

University of Oregon political scientist Erin Beck thinks development organizations aren't asking the right questions if they want to truly understand what the money they spend trying to help lift poor people out of poverty ...

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