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2014-09-12 04:44:36

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research appearing in Thursday’s edition of the journal Nature details the successful sequencing and annotation of the gibbon genome, meaning that scientists have now mapped the DNA of all of the world’s ape species. The study authors, which included scientists from Oregon Health & Science University and the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine, explained that the small arboreal apes, which are...

2014-07-28 12:28:42

Largest private donation to date puts ambitious campaign over $400 million mark in record time PORTLAND, Ore., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oregon Health & Science University's Knight Cancer Institute has received a $100 million gift to fuel its ambitious vision to stop cancer in its tracks. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140725/130463 A donor, who wishes to remain unnamed, pledged the funds as part of OHSU's unprecedented $1 billion campaign to support the Knight...

Nuclear Transfer Proven An Effective Method In Stem Cell Production
2014-07-03 07:02:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new process known as “somatic cell nuclear transfer” is far better and much more accurate when it comes to coaxing embryonic stem cells out of human skin tissue, according to new research appearing in Tuesday’s edition of the journal Nature. Scientists from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies created...

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...

2013-12-10 10:29:34

A team led by a longtime Oregon Health & Science University researcher has demonstrated in mice what could be a revolutionary new technique to cure a wide range of human diseases — from cystic fibrosis to cataracts to Alzheimer's disease — that are caused by "misfolded" protein molecules. Misfolded protein molecules, caused by gene mutation, are capable of maintaining their function but are misrouted within the cell and can’t work normally, thus causing disease. The OHSU team...

2013-10-15 11:25:48

Gunshot injuries are a leading cause of death and injury in children and adolescents in the United States; they rank second only to motor vehicle crashes as a cause of death for children ages 15 to 19 A research team led by Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the University of California, Davis, reveals that childhood gunshot injuries, while uncommon, are more severe, require more major surgery, have greater mortality and higher per-patient costs than any other mechanism for...

2013-09-10 14:30:33

One-third of patients who don’t need trauma centers are sent there anyway During a three-year period in seven metropolitan areas in the western United States, the emergency medical services system sent more than 85,000 injured patients to major trauma hospitals who didn't need to go there — costing the health care system more than $130 million per year, according to an Oregon Health & Science University study published today in the journal Health Affairs. The study gathered data...

2013-08-29 23:18:44

Women's 5K mud obstacle event, benefiting gynecological cancer research, returns to Portland International Raceway for second showing. Portland, OR (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Women of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels will skip, jump, slip and scramble their way through a plethora of obstacles and mud at the 2nd annual Kiss Me Dirty Oregon event at the Portland International Raceway on September 21st, 2013. Kiss Me Dirty offers a fun, safe and rewarding fitness challenge as it...

2013-06-18 13:05:15

Review finds reporting bias in studies paid for by product manufacturer, with underreported harms An analysis by the Evidence-based Practice Center at Oregon Health & Science University has found that previously published clinical trial studies about a controversial bone growth product used in spinal surgeries overstated the product's effectiveness. The OHSU analysis found the product offered no real benefit over bone grafts traditionally used in such surgeries and also found that...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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