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2014-05-22 16:26:35

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Oregon Health & Sciences University forged Beat AML collaboration to find effective therapies for acute myeloid leukemia patients WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) today announced a $4 million commitment by the Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation to support a groundbreaking collaboration between LLS and with Brian Druker, M.D., of Oregon Health and Science University to "Beat...

2014-04-01 14:31:40

OHSU analysis in Annals of Internal Medicine finds journals reported adverse events less frequently Medical researchers often presented the findings of their clinical trials in a different way on a federal government website than they did in the medical journals where their studies were ultimately published, according to an Oregon Health & Science University analysis published April 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers' reports in peer-reviewed medical journals often...

Gene Therapy Method Could Prevent Certain Inherited Diseases
2012-10-25 05:29:18

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) recently revealed a new gene therapy method that can successfully prevent particular inherited diseases. The scientists worked under the college´s Oregon National Primate Research Center as well as the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at OHSU and were able to complete the procedure in human cells. With the findings of the study, the new gene therapy will...

2012-10-05 14:33:05

More than 40 percent of older breast cancer survivors are insufficiently active after leaving a supervised program. But new research shows that those women who developed behavioral skills such as self-confidence and motivation during their program were far more likely to continue exercising on their own. Regular exercise may reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence and breast cancer-related mortality, experts say, making it crucial to effectively target breast cancer survivors who do...

Pacifiers OK For Breastfeeding Infants
2012-05-01 05:31:03

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com When Beyoncé first had her baby, the media went wild over her decision to breastfeed in public. Following that breastfeeding incident, breastfeeding is again in the news; however, it´s in relation to a new medical study rather than a celebrity happening. An experiment by physicians at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) challenges the perspective that pacifiers interfere with breastfeeding. The study, presented Monday, April 30 at...

2012-01-10 23:28:54

New research at Oregon State University provides evidence for the first time that disruption of circadian rhythms — the biological “clocks” found in many animals — can clearly cause accelerated neurodegeneration, loss of motor function and premature death. The study was published in Neurobiology of Disease and done by researchers at OSU and Oregon Health and Science University. Prior to this, it wasn´t clear which came first - whether the disruption of...

2011-10-07 11:35:06

Discovery may help prevent kidney damage in organ transplant patients Modern medicine´s ability to save lives through organ transplantation has been revolutionized by the development of drugs that prevent the human body from rejecting the transplanted organ. But those antirejection drugs have their own side effects – sometimes serious. A group of researchers led by scientists at Oregon Health & Science University have discovered the process that may be causing many of...

2011-06-29 12:25:35

Findings could lead to major advance in MS research in humans Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have discovered a naturally occurring disease in monkeys that is very much like multiple sclerosis in humans "” a discovery that could have a major impact on efforts to understand the cause of multiple sclerosis. The disease that the researchers discovered in monkeys at OHSU's Oregon National Primate Research Center is associated with a herpes virus that could give...

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2009-08-27 06:20:00

Researchers believe they have found a way to avoid certain genetically inherited disorders through a special kind of in vitro fertilization (IVF).  Ethical concerns abound, but experts say that the future of the procedure looks promising. In lab experiments with rhesus macaque monkeys, scientists from the Oregon Health and Science University were recently able to transfer DNA from the nucleus of an unhealthy egg cell into a normal egg cell without a nucleus, ultimately resulting in the...

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2008-10-22 09:20:00

Many children, more than two million, lack health insurance while at least one employed parent is covered by health insurance provided by the parent's employer, said researchers writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association.   Data for this study was released by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The data was obtained between 2002 and 2005. The head of the agency, Dr. Carolyn Clancy, said...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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