Monthly Archives: September 2015

Portland State’s October biology seminars feature trout genetics, neuroendocrine mechanisms and an invasive ash borer

If you love biology and live or work near the Portland State University campus, you might consider grabbing a brown bag lunch or a latte and making it over to the PSU Biology Department‘s Lester Newman Seminar Series in October. … Continue reading

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NeuroGeeks’ pub talk to explore marijuana’s effects on the brain

This is your brain. This is your brain on marijuana. Got questions? It’s not exactly a repeat of the classic 1987 public service announcement by Partnership for A Drug-Free America, but Portland’s NeuroGeeks group will host “Marijuana and The Brain,” … Continue reading

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Climate change concerns for Oregon’s Willamette Valley explored at Portland talk

Climate change is simultaneously a global and local concern, impacting even Oregon’s Willamette Valley. What impacts should valley dwellers be concerned about and prepare for? “Climate Change and the Willamette Valley: The fears. The possibilities. The necessities,” a presentation of … Continue reading

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Center for Biological Diversity calls for action to protect Oregon’s wolf population

The Center for Biological Diversity, which has staff in Portland, is urging people concerned about wolf protection in Oregon to attend an upcoming Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission hearing in Florence. The commission will discuss the future of wolf recovery … Continue reading

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AbSci wins for “emerging bio” at Oregon Bioscience Association’s pitchfest

The Oregon Bioscience Association’s annual conference featured a pitchfest this year; it was covered on the Portland Business Journal’s blog by Portland Business Journal reporter Elizabeth Hayes: …Motiosens and the Seattle-based startup Health 123 tied as winners in the digital health category. … Continue reading

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More science resources for Portland-area parents to explore

A Sept. 14, 2015, post on Science In Portland listed various resources area parents could tap into to help their public-, private- or homeschooled children explore topics in science and enhance their learning. Since that posting, a couple more resources … Continue reading

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Get to know Portland women in science at fall events

Women in Science’s Portland chapter has two events coming up this fall for networking and socializing. Women working in, studying, teaching, or just loving and supporting science are encouraged to attend. (And if you’re a fella also involved in science … Continue reading

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