Our friends in Canada explain how the impending apocalypse — also known as the Mayan Doomsday, or MaD — will affect your ability to recruit participants, as well as what happens to survival curves. They also weigh in on the possibility of zombie repopulation. MaD is bad.
ThermoFisher Scientific has released an urgent field correction notice on certain Forma CO2 Incubators manufactured between April 2001 to September 2009. There is a possible problem involving the metal coated outer door hinge. If the hinge fails, the door may fall and could cause injury. The following incubator models are affected: Forma branded SteriCult models 3307, 3308, 3310, and 3311 Thermo Scientific NAPCO 8000 models 3584, 3585, 3598, and 3599 Thermo Scientific Series 8000 models … Read More
Earlier this week, we posted a study on the coffee-drinking habits of scientists. Moderate coffee consumption has been linked to reduced incidence of Parkinsons and type 2 diabetes. Now comes new evidence in favor of small indulgences: chocolate consumption is associated with improved cognitive function, and countries with the highest chocolate consumption also produce the most Nobel Laureates. It says so, right there in the New England Journal of Medicine. If chocolate isn’t your thing, … Read More
We knew there was a reason that the Synapse is popular and the Mac Hall Cafe espresso line is so long. Here’s the explanation. Writers and editors are up there too.
Why did you get that PhD in science? Adam Ruben explains.
A well-written consent form significantly increases the efficiency of IRB review. This brown bag session is designed to provide an overview of consent form writing. Handouts will be available to assist participants in the continuing pursuit of the well-written form. Topics include: Templates and boilerplate language Writing style Organization of procedures and risks Common corrections When: Thursday, June 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Where: MacDonald Auditorium at Casey Eye Institute Bring your lunch … Read More
If you’ve recently logged into NIH Commons looking for updates, you may have noticed a new Just-in-Time link appearing in your account. This link is a reminder that there have been changes to the business processes for JIT information—changes that will shift our thinking and practice around JIT. Basically, this link appears for ALL applications 24 hours after the priority score is released, regardless of score or likelihood of funding. (That is one change.) However, … Read More
Faculty and staff working in the Medical Research Building (MRB) should be aware that Facilities & Logistics has scheduled maintenance on the west staiwell to take place between May 9th and June 1st. Work on this spruce-up project will begin at 4 p.m. each day. Visit OHSU’s Facilities and Logistics blog to learn more.
“Millions suffer from acute or chronic pain every year and the effects of pain exact a tremendous cost on our country” –The American Academy of Pain Medicine Pain Awareness and Investigation Network (PAIN) DAY Tuesday, February 28, 2012 12 to 6 p.m. Vey Conference Center, 11th Floor Doernbecher Children’s Hospital PAIN Day draws attention to acute and chronic pain as significant medical problems that impact individuals, families and the larger community. The occasion brings together … Read More
Recent research from Agnieszka Balkowiec, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of integrative biosciences in the School of Dentistry, and published in Neuroscience, makes advances in Rett syndrome—a neurological disorder affecting one in 10,000 baby girls. The research team found that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is essential for development and plasticity of nerve cells but that it appears to be missing in those with Rett syndrome neuronal mutations. Intriguingly, these mutant neurons don’t produce enough BDNF in … Read More