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NIH awards OHSU researcher $1.2 million to determine causes of, risk factors for pelvic floor injury

PORTLAND, Ore. - One of the worlds pre-eminent experts in urogynecology at Oregon Health & Science University has received $1.2 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health to study the extent of pelvic floor injury in women before, during and after pregnancy. The pelvic floor comp...

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute to study new radiation technology for head, neck cancer

... resident in the Department of Radiation Medicine, ohsu Knight Cancer Institute, ohsu School of Medicine. The Calypso system relies ... chairman of the Department of Radiation Medicine, ohsu Knight Cancer Institute,...

OHSU scientists partner with others to form center aimed at combating infectious diseases

...ystems." Mark Slifka, Ph.D., associate scientist, ohsu VGTI, will investigate "Yellow Fever Vaccination o...and the Oregon National Primate Research Center at ohsu will play prominent roles in the new center. ...enters exist in region 10: the new PNWRCE based at ohsu and another previously founded center based at the...

OHSU vaccine research targets HIV in the slower, early stage of infection

... "HIV appears to be vulnerable when it is first introduced into mucosal surfaces in the body," said Louis Picker, M.D., associate director of the ohsu VGTI and director of the VGTI's vaccine program. "However, once HIV spreads throughout the entire body, it replicates very rapidly and becomes difficu...

Routine scans for low-back pain do not improve outcomes

... (general internal medicine and geriatrics) in the ohsu School of Medicine. "Clinicians may think they ...nente Professor of Evidence-Based Family Medicine, ohsu School of Medicine, Oregon Evidence-Based Practice...rofessor of public health and preventive medicine, ohsu School of Medicine. In an accompanying comment,...

New guideline for prescribing opioid pain drugs published

...nter at OHSU; and associate professor of medical informatics and clinical epidemiology, and medicine (general internal medicine and geriatrics) in the ohsu School of Medicine. "A key part of this process was performing a comprehensive literature review to inform the recommendations though an important...

OHSU School of Dentistry uncovers mechanism for dental pain

...nnections in the trigeminal system," said Agnieszka Balkowiec, M.D., Ph.D., ohsu School of Dentistry assistant professor of integrative biosciences and ohsu School of Medicine adjunct assistant professor of physiology and pharmacolo...

OHSU School of Dentistry team discovers new molecule in blood-pressure control system

...ka Balkowiec, M.D., Ph.D., principal investigator, ohsu School of Dentistry assistant professor of integrative biosciences and ohsu School of Medicine adjunct assistant professor of ...the brain by nerve cells called baroreceptors. The ohsu study shows that baroreceptors make a molecule cal...

OHSU Cancer Institute researcher: radiation, immunotherapy gives greater effectiveness

...od 'killer' immune cells following these radiation doses," said Crittenden, ohsu Department of Radiation Medicine, ohsu School of Medicine. Researchers then selected a form of immunotherapy t...

Black Americans are at higher risk for colon polyps

...ive colon cancer screening," said Lieberman, who also is co-director of the ohsu Digestive Health Center at the Center for Health & Healing and a member of the ohsu Cancer Institute. According to the researchers, colorectal cancer preval...
OHSU in Medical Technology

Virogenomics, Inc. Awarded $2 Million National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Advanced Technology Program Grant to Develop Integrated Diagnostic Biosensors

...esults in new technologies and innovations. About ohsu Oregon Health & Science University is the state's...00 students and trainees. As a leader in research, ohsu earned $307 million in research funding in fiscal year 2007. ohsu serves as a catalyst for the region's bioscience i...

Advanced Cell Technology's Ability to Rescue Vision in Blind Rats Noted in Scientific American

...t every human being, and ACTC is hopeful that its efforts will help serve a large and growing market. Mr. Caldwell continued, "Our collaborations at ohsu will be important as we initiate toxicology and pharmacology studies to be managed by our newly appointed Chief Development Officer, Dr. Pedro Huertas...

Orchestra Therapeutics Announces New Phase II Clinical Data on NeuroVax Demonstrating Marked Expansion of Regulatory T Cell Populations in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

...received monthly injections of NeuroVax(TM) over a one year period. About ohsu Oregon Health & Science University, located in Portland, OR., includes the schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and science and engineering; ohsu Hospital and Doernbecher Children's Hospital; numerous primary care and spe...
OHSU in Medical Dictionary

Venous

...international congresses of angiology. Dotter Interventional Institute, Charles Dotter MD, Oregon Health & Science University, medical school, ohsu Hospital, medical research ... What is venous reflux? ... Congestive heart failure is a condition in which the cardiac muscle does not pum...

Testis

...ew ... In man the testis is an oval organ about 5 cm (about 2 in) long. ... Each testis contains about 800 narrow twisting tubes, called ... ohsu department of urology testis cancer information ... Surgery will then performed to remove the testis and make the diagnosis of cancer. ......

Kidney transplant

..... The waiting time to receive a deceased donor kidney transplant is getting longer. ... Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the ohsu Medical Group are partners in providing leading-edge health care ... A kidney transplant is a surgical ... Detailed information on kidney t...

Fibroid

...d who are able to wait until after ... Dotter Interventional Institute, Charles Dotter MD, Oregon Health & Science University, medical school, ohsu Hospital, medical research, Uterine Fibroid Embolization Treatment facility specializing in uterine fibroid embolization, a non-surgical cure ...

Dermatology

... and examination dates. Reimbursement voucher ... NBME Guidelines for Submission of Digital Images. Template for Writing Questions for ABD ... The ohsu Department of Dermatology is highly respected in the Pacific Northwest ... Pediatric dermatology , featuring Oregon state's only pediatric dermatol...

Acromegaly

...pituitary gland leads to an oversecretion of growth hormone Provides signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and complications. From ohsu Health. ... Acromegaly ... Acromegaly is particularly characterized by ... Acromegaly information including symptoms, diagnosis, misdiagnosi...
OHSU in Biological News

Genetically engineered mice yield clues to 'knocking out' cancer

...l in humans and mice. Therefore, a mouse serves a perfect model for studying the biological function of the neil1 gene in both species. To do this, ohsu researchers under R. Stephen Lloyd genetically engineered mice without the neil1 gene (known as neil1 knockout mice). During their first 6-10 months o...

OHSU researchers study the idling brain

...n have focused on how activity changes when engaged in specific tasks," explained Damien Fair, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research scientist in psychiatry, ohsu School of Medicine. "However now we know there are several regions in the brain that continue to interact while a person is supposedly at rest sort o...

Discovering drugs, biofuels in tropical seas

...s because the shipworm, one species of mollusk the ohsu project will focus on, harbors bacteria that hold ...sion of the Department of Science and Engineering, ohsu School of Medicine. The team includes scientists f...rman of the Department of Science and Engineering, ohsu School of Medicine. "Looking at microbes in the oc...

OHSU commercial collaborations have surged

...ome in fiscal year 2008 of nearly $10 million, the ohsu Office of Technology & Research Collaborations (TR...nsored research agreements cover projects on which ohsu plays a role, either through basic research or tes...an increasingly vibrant entrepreneurial culture at ohsu in which partnerships, such as one we've forged wi...

Methadone even at therapeutic levels can kill

...ociate professor of cardiovascular medicine in the ohsu School of Medicine. The findings lend support t...is fast-acting and its effect is long-lasting. The ohsu studys authors proposed that a large prospective e...piratory suppression both awake and asleep. The ohsu research was based on the work of the landmark Ore...

International scientists tackle obstacles to treating brain disorders

...he blood-brain barrier. He and 14 other scientists wrote the review. Edward Neuwelt, M.D., a professor of neurology and neurological surgery in the ohsu School of Medicine and a physician at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, is among the most active scientists in the international community...

OHSU researchers reveal the science of shivering

...ent by restricting blood flow to the skin, also appear to be controlled by the sensory mechanism that we found, explained Kazuhiro Nakamura, Ph.D., an ohsu Fellow for Research Abroad from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He published the research along with his colleague Shaun Morrison, Ph....

Children with gene show reduced cognitive function

... University study has found. Scientists in the ohsu School of Medicine discovered that 7- to 10-year-o...or of behavioral neuroscience and neurology in the ohsu School of Medicine. "This study suggests there alr...nd colleagues - lead author Summer Acevedo, Ph.D., ohsu postdoctoral fellow, and Byung Park, Ph.D., senior...

OHSU turns innovations into commercial opportunities at record pace

...er year for Oregon Health & Science University. ohsu researchers disclosed 132 inventions, more than in... in 2000. Five new startup companies based on ohsu discoveries were incorporated during the year, bri...e from commercialization of inventions licensed by ohsu nearly doubled to $1.23 million from $719,800 the ...

OHSU surgeon implants donated tissue allografts

...professor of orthopedics and rehabilitation in the ohsu School of Medicine, and a specialist in sports med...Now, as a result of a new cooperative conceived by ohsu surgeons and administrators, Oregonians will incre...awford said the collaboration between CTS, JRF and ohsu "has been exciting and I am delighted I could be a...

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OHSU in Biological Technology

Assessment of safety and efficacy of human embryonic stem cell therapy

... Worcester, MA June 11, 2009 (EurekAlert)--Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (OTC:ACTC.PK) and its collaborators at ohsu reported today the long-term safety and efficacy of human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) produced under manufactu...

Micromet Adds Sir Walter Bodmer and Bernard Fox to Its Advisory Panel for BiTE Antibody Therapeutics

...ar Microbiology and Immunology at the School of Medicine of the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), and Leader, Tumor Immunology Focus Panel, ohsu Knight Cancer Institute. Prof. Fox participated as principal and co-investigator in numerous clinical trials exploring novel immunotherapeutic approac...

Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute Enhances Patient Care With Monaco(R) Radiation Treatment Planning System

...ghtforward and more clinically reliable. "The ohsu Department of Radiation Medicine is excited to off....cmsrtp.com and www.elekta.com . About the ohsu Cancer Institute The ohsu Cancer Institute is the only National Cancer Insti...
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