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Knight Cancer Institute trio to lecture on future of biomedical research, Nov. 11

Joe Gray, Ph.D., associate director of translational research for the Knight Cancer Institute and director of the Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine, will join Knight Cancer Institute researcher Summer Gibbs, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering, and Joseph Carroll, Ph.D., director of business development for the Knight Cancer Institute, to discuss how multi-institution, public-private partnerships are being developed and how they are advancing the research of complex biological systems. Tuesday, Nov. 11 7:30 p.m.  … Read More

New method improves gene therapy outcomes

A new study recently published in Nature identifies a method for site-specific gene addition that may reduce adverse effects and lead to safe and more effective gene targeting. The study, conducted by researchers at Stanford and UCSF, was performed on mice with hemophilia B and demonstrated reduced bleeding in the mice and minimal side effects typically associated with other gene addition methods.

New, free software simplifies cell tracking

Recent advances in imaging technology allow researchers to capture snapshots of embryonic cells as they divide and migrate through development. But capturing an image of a growing embryo every 30 seconds or so, produces terabytes of data that is time consuming to analyze. A team led by HHMI, Janelia Group Leader, Philipp Keller, Ph.D., has created a piece of software that identifies and tracks dividing cells as quickly as high-speed microscopes can collect the images. … Read More

Present your Ph.D. research through interpretive dance

The “Dance your Ph.D.” contest challenges scientists around the world to explain their Ph.D. research without a PowerPoint or jargon–in fact, no talking at all. So if you’re tired of trying to explain what your Ph.D. research is about to friends and relatives, only to have their eyes glaze over, this contest may be for you! Winners of the 7th annual contest sponsored by Science, AAAS (publisher of Science), and HighWire Press, were announced November … Read More

Oregon Hearing Research Center Seminar, Oct. 31: Karl R. Koehler, Ph.D.

Karl R. Koehler, Ph.D., will give a lecture titled “Modeling Inner Ear Organogenesis with Stem Cells,” sponsored by the Oregon Hearing Research Center. Dr. Koehler is a postdoctoral fellow at Indiana University School of Medicine in the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. His paper, “Generation of inner ear sensory epithelia from pluripotent stem cells in 3D culture,” was published in Nature in 2013. Friday, Oct. 31, 4 p.m., Vollum M1441. You can read more … Read More

NIH Common Fund Video Competition winners announced

Did you know that the NIH Common Fund was holding a video competition to commemorate its 10-year anniversary? Neither did we, but after seeing this Common Fund rap, we will definitely be going with the Common Fund.

Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute’s Jay Nelson awarded vaccine adjuvant discovery contract

Jay Nelson, director of the OHSU Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute, has been awarded a $10 million contract from the National Institutes of Health for discovery work on new ways to improve vaccines. They were one of seven groups awarded such contracts. Vaccine adjuvants are compounds that bolster the innate immune response, essentially super-charging the vaccine. While adjuvants show great promise in improving vaccines and fighting disease, currently  just three are in use–scientists at VGTI … Read More

OHSU Study shows 63% drop in uninsured Oregonians

A study released September 18 shows that the number of uninsured Oregonians fell by 63 percent from June 30, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Researchers at OHSU and the Oregon Health Authority  assessed whether policy changes associated with the Affordable Care Act changed the number of uninsured Oregonians. Support for the study was provided by the Oregon Health Authority and by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health Reform Assistance Network.

James D. Ross, Ph.D., DAF: Aortic Occlusion Systems: Potentially Powerful Tools, Significant Risk? – 9/25

James D. Ross, Ph.D., DAF, Air Force Medical Service and Director of the Air Force Trauma and Resuscitation Research Program, Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, will present his talk, “Aortic Occlusion Systems: Potentially Powerful Tools, Significant Risk?” on Thursday, Sept 25th, 4 p.m., Mackenzie Hall 3198. Dr. Ross is a translational science expert in trauma and hemorrhage. He joined the Naval Medical Research Unit, San Antonio in 2010 as a Senior Research Physiologist for … Read More

Research Administration classes this fall: RDA 101

Research Administration Training & Education (RATE) is offering a number of great classes in the next few months for Research Administrators and others who support Research at OHSU. See the schedule of classes here. There are still spots available in this week’s class: Wednesday, September 24  RDA 101: Introduction to Research Administration 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Bancroft Building Community Room Whether you’re new to OHSU Research or have been around but would like to put … Read More

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