Zebrafish are the primary research organism for Oregon State University's exploration of alternatives to traditional testing on chemicals' risks to the environment and human health.

Zebrafish are the primary research organism for Oregon State University’s exploration of alternatives to traditional testing on chemicals’ risks to the environment and human health.

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  • A Japanese-language newspaper from the 20th century is being translated into English for the first time. The Oregon Nikkei Endowment is translating and archiving the Oshu Nippo and will post 300 pages on its website. Lucy Capehart, Director of Collections & Exhibits at Oregon Nikkei Endowment, and Yoko Gulde, the Osho Nippo project coordinator, join us.
  • University of Oregon emeritus biology professor Charles Kimmel receives a lifetime achievement award from the Oregon Academy of Science for his scientific work establishing zebrafish as a model animal for research. We talk with Kimmel about zebrafish, what we can learn from them about how embryos develop and how studying zebrafish genetics can help researchers understand a whole range of human disorders, from cleft palates to melanoma to autism.
  • We talk with Danielle Moreau, co-author of the latest audit of Oregon’s home care program for aging and disabled people. The state audit says the Department of Human Services has implemented some of its 2017 recommendations for improvement, but some work still needs to be done to improve the program.

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