Category Archives: Uncategorized

Science entrepreneurship, science march on tap April 22 in Portland

This is just a quick post to give readers a heads-up about two events happening in Portland on April 22, 2017. First up is the second annual Oregon Science Startup Forum, presented by the American Chemical Society’s Portland Section. The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Dreams, morality and touch: OHSU’s 2017 ‘Brain Awareness’ lectures delve into them all

Morality, responses to touch and dreams — what do these things have in common? The brain. To learn more about what current neuroscience has to say about each of these brain phenomena check out the upcoming “Brain Awareness” lecture series … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Science on Tap talk explores the neuroscience of love and pleasure

Love, infatuation, commitment and addiction — the brain chemistry involved in these four experiences may have more in common than you think. To learn more about that chemistry and what neuroscientists know regarding how the brain sorts pleasure from discomfort, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Portland area listed among cities with best pay for STEM jobs

The top 25 metro areas for pay in STEM fields — those that involve science, technology, engineering and math — for 2017 includes places such as San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle and now Portland. That’s according to a recent analysis … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Oregon’s silverspot butterflies inch toward more reintroductions

Butterflies might be the puppies of the insect world, at least in terms of public acceptance. Even folks who are the most creeped out by our Arthropoda friends may find beauty in these frequent fliers. (Fireflies, too, but alas, we … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Grant funding and other opportunities available in Oregon archaeology and heritage 

A job, grant opportunities and cemetery awards are up for grabs in Oregon archaeology and historic preservation. First up, the state Commission on Indian Services is looking to hire a commission assistant, based in Salem. Among the commission’s responsibilities is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

OHSU spinoff and vaccine developer acquired by San Francisco biotech company 

Portland-based TomegaVax Inc., a spinoff from Oregon Health and Science University that’s working on an HIV vaccine, was recently acquired by San Francisco-based Vir Biotechnology. Portland Business Journal reported on the development earlier in January 2017. You can read their … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment