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American Association for the Advancement of Science: spotlight on Andrew Fountain's love affair with glaciers

Dr. Andrew Fountain is a professor of Geology at Portland State University and a fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. To read the full article, please click here

Gizmodo: Earthly Physicists Designed the Perfect Cup for Space Espresso

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Earthly Physicists Designed the Perfect Cup for Space Espresso 

The Oregonian: Portland State professor unlocks virus that could lead to drugs for HIV

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A Portland State University biology professor who's been tramping around the globe for 18 years hunting viruses has marked a breakthrough that could help patients infected with the HIV virus that leads to AIDS.

Portland State University virus discovery could impact HIV drug research

A research team led by Portland State University biology professor Ken Stedman has unlocked the structure of an unusual virus that lives in volcanic hot springs. The discovery could pave the way for better drugs to treat Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which can lead to AIDS.

People continue to migrate to Oregon, say population research estimates from PSU

(Portland, Ore.) Nov. 18, 2014 – Portland State University’s Population Research Center (PRC) released the preliminary 2014 population estimates for Oregon and its cities and counties. Results show Oregon’s population increased from 3,919,025 in 2013 to 3,962,565 in 2014, or by 43,545, primarily due to people moving to the state.

Start-up with ties to PSU awarded $1.4M from NIH

Portland, Oregon, November 7, 2014 — Elex Biotech, LLC, a biotech firm with ties to Portland State University (PSU), has received a two-year grant for over $1.4 Million from the National Institutes of Health.  The grant will help support development of new drug compounds for the treatment of heart arrhythmias in catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT), an often-fatal inherited disorder.

Reclaiming Futures Receives $2M to Pilot Innovative Youth Intervention Program

With a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Reclaiming Futures will develop, implement, and evaluate a program that aims to identify and treat youths who may be on paths to substance abuse.
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Preparing Energy Stars of Engineering and Design

A new interdisciplinary program will provide engineering and architecture students the experience, training, and skills to address issues of energy consumption in the building sector.
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Biology’s go-to Molecules

New faculty member Steve Reichow studies the form and function of membrane proteins, a class of proteins with potentially significant implications for our understanding of physiology and the targeted treatment of disease.
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