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META researcher receive top marks at the NW Regional Developmental Biology Conference

March 22, 2017

SDB Jones

Developmental biologists gathered March 15-18, 2017 at the Friday Harbor Laboratories for the 50th Anniversary of the Northwest Regional Developmental Biology Conference. Host-microbe systems biology was a highlight of the meeting and  … read more …

Microbiota: From bugs to beta cells

December 14, 2016


A newly discovered bacterial protein produced in the zebrafish gut triggers insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas to multiply during early larval development, say University of Oregon researchers. To learn more about this important discovery  … read more …


October 5, 2016


Earlier this summer, biologists and physicians from all over the country convened in Eugene, Oregon, to discuss the cutting edge of host-microbiome systems research. This year’s symposium was the third such hosted by the University of Oregon’s  … read more …




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