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Report says school violence on the rise against LGBT students

A new report from University of Oregon researchers shows bias-based bullying and violence is on the rise in Oregon schools, especially aimed at LGBT students, who experience twice as much verbal, physical, psychological and ...

Health

New approach is helping youngsters steer clear of alcohol

In 15 public middle schools in rural Oregon, UO education researcher Mark Van Ryzin is testing an old approach proven to enhance learning to see if it can be adapted to head off behavioral problems. It appears to be working.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Biologists seek to take bite out of mosquitoes

It's only a first step, but a project led by two UO scientists eventually could deliver welcome news to outdoor lovers and the medical community.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers think cell phones might prevent suicides

New studies by the UO Center for Digital Mental Health hope to not only harvest personal data gleaned from cell phones and use it for good, they also aim to prevent suicide attempts in adolescents by identifying a crisis ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Bilingual preschoolers show stronger inhibitory control

For students in preschool, speaking two languages may be better than one, especially for developing inhibitory control—the ability to stop a hasty reflexive response and instead select a more adaptive response.

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