Posts Tagged ‘Nathan Selden’

Interrupting storms in the brain

Seizures are electrical storms that sweep across the surface of the brain, or cortex. The repeated occurrence of seizures is called epilepsy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, epilepsy affects 2.2 million Americans, including hundreds of thousands of children. Epilepsy is a damaging and dangerous disease in children for many reasons: Children may be injured or lose oxygen during a seizure. Repeated seizures may eventually damage the brain. The medicines used to … Read More

Inspiring the next generation

Inspiring the next generation of physicians, researchers and other health personnel is a big part of OHSU’s mission. There are lots of ways to do this. Catlin Gabel is a local Portland school with a long and distinguished history of experiential learning. Every year Catlin puts on a unique event to interest students in science and health care. Six-grade students at Catlin participate in ‘surgery day’ and have an opportunity to handle and use real … Read More

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