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2012-05-10 09:45:22

The number of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) cases in the United States are exploding. According to a 2011 statement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one in 10 American children is diagnosed with the disorder. To better understand the cause of ADHD and to identify methods to prevent and treat it, researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and OHSU's Oregon National Primate Research Center have developed a new form of specially bred...

Researchers Create World's First Chimeric Monkeys
2012-01-06 08:58:06

[ Watch the Video ] A team of scientists from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) have created the world´s first chimera monkeys in the lab using embryos of several individuals and implanting them into female monkeys. The research, to be published online in the journal Cell this week, provides significant information about how early embryonic stem cells develop and take part in formation of the primate species. The team from OHSU´s Oregon National Primate Research...

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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2011-01-20 08:15:06

According to research conducted at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University, the commonly held belief that oral contraceptives cause weight gain appears to be false. The results of the study are published online and will appear in next month's edition of the journal Human Reproduction. "A simple Google search will reveal that contraceptives and the possibility that they may cause weight gain is a very highly debated topic," said Alison Edelman,...

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2010-04-14 08:04:47

Newly-published research by scientists at Oregon Health & Science University demonstrates that simply reducing caloric intake is not enough to promote significant weight loss. This appears to be due to a natural compensatory mechanism that reduces a person's physical activity in response to a reduction in calories. The research is published in the April edition of the American Journal of Physiology "“ Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. "In the midst of America's...

2009-04-16 07:31:54

 Oregon Health & Science University and the University of Washington, along with a number of partner institutions across the Northwest, have received federal funding to form a regional research center aimed at combating emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases that pose a serious threat to human health.Based at OHSU, the collaborative Pacific Northwest Regional Center for Excellence (PNWRCE) for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases was established through a five-year, $40.7...

2009-04-07 15:27:10

The Oregon National Primate Research Center said nine Japanese macaque monkeys that escaped during routine cleaning have been returned to their enclosure. The center, located in Hillsboro, Ore., said the monkeys escaped Friday when a worker closed the door to the male monkeys' home but forgot to fasten the lock, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Tuesday. The one (worker) who made the mistake has been here many, many years and is a very good employee, said Jim Newman, a spokesman for Oregon...


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