Posts Tagged ‘collaboration’

Open Insight lecture double-feature: Shreejoy Tripathy, Ph.D., Jan. 27

Don’t miss these two exciting events at the OHSU library this week: Shreejoy Tripathy, Ph.D., postdoc at the Centre for High-Throughput Biology at the University of British Columbia and founder of NeuroElectro.org will be visiting campus this Wednesday, Jan. 27, as part of the OHSU Library-sponsored Open Insight lecture series. The Library is hosting a lunch-time event with Tripathy from 12 to 1 p.m. in BICC 429.  The session, “More than your results:  A roundtable discussion on … Read More

Researchers discuss out-of-hospital births in NEJM online forum starting Jan. 6

The NEJM Group Open Forum, a live, online discussion intended to generate conversation around important (and sometimes controversial) ideas, will feature a trio of OHSU researchers for the next 10 days. Jonathan Snowden, Ph.D., Aaron Caughey, M.D., Ph.D., and Ellen Tilden, Ph.D., C.N.M., whose article about out-of-hospital births and birth outcomes is at the center of the current forum, will each log in daily to respond to comments and questions asked by the online community. See what others are saying … Read More

Researchers discover a network of genes that control when puberty begins

Researchers at OHSU and the University of Pittsburgh have identified members of an elaborate superfamily of genes that regulate the timing of puberty in highly evolved nonhuman primates. The Zinc finger, or ZNF, gene family comprises approximately 800 individual genes. A handful of genes in this network serve as a “neurobiological brake” that delay the activation of hypothalamic genes responsible for launching puberty until the end of childhood, thereby preventing the premature awakening of the process. The … Read More

New “Open Science Prize” competition seeks applications

The NIH has partnered with Wellcome Trust and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to launch a global science competition for innovative products or services that will advance “open science,” a movement to make scientific data more accessible. “Big data” generated by biomedical research is growing rapidly yet researchers’ ability to derive knowledge from that data is hindered by their ability to find, access and use it. The Open Science Prize aims to support prototyping and the … Read More

In case you missed it: Updates from the Knight Cancer Institute

Testing the impact of reference pricing on cancer care More than 15 million colonoscopies are performed in the U.S. each year as a routine cancer-prevention service, but did you know that the price for this procedure can vary by more than tenfold within a metropolitan area? David Lieberman, M.D., discusses the impact of reference pricing for colonoscopy services in a commentary in JAMA Internal Medicine. Find out more on Knight News. MicroRNA as an early … Read More

OHSU and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory team up to promote biomedical discovery

OHSU and the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., have formed the  OHSU-PNNL Northwest Co-Laboratory for Integrated ‘Omics. This partnership allows both parties to share their research programs and leading-edge technology for biological mass spectrometry to pursue disease markers for new therapies. In essence, the two entities are working together to answer some of the world’s most complex biomedical questions and accelerate discovery. Through a memorandum of understanding, the institutions have … Read More

New NIH RePORT tool: Matchmaker

Are you curious about which NIH institutes or centers (ICs) may be interested in your research and which study section may review work like yours? Matchmaker is a new query interface in NIH’s Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) that grants access to information about NIH funded research in order to address these questions. This tool allows users to enter manuscript abstracts, research bios, or other scientific text and retrieve a list of similar projects … Read More

CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing comes to OHSU

OHSU scientists: you have a new technology available to you–with special pilot pricing available. Several new methods for genome engineering have been introduced in recent years, the most successful of which is the clustered regulatory interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/Cas9 system. The OHSU Transgenic Mouse Models Core (TMM) has initiated several preliminary CRISPR pilot projects based in part on a recent campus-wide interest survey. Recently, OHSU’s first F1 mice genetically modified using CRISPR mice were … Read More

Share files between Mac and PC with Box.com

Box.com, OHSU’s preferred cloud storage system, is more than just a place to securely store files and data. It can also bridge the gap between Apple and Microsoft operating platforms. Box operates independently from any one system, which makes sharing and syncing documents easy. For employees who work on both a Mac and a PC, the Box Sync plug-in can be especially useful. It gives users the ability to share files and entire folders with … Read More

INVENT Seminar Series: Kick-off with Dr. Albert Starr and Dr. Richard Wampler keynote, Jan. 7

Are you ready or interested in joining the next league of biomedical inventors and entrepreneurs? If so, please join us for INVENT, an educational program on bioscience innovation and entrepreneurship. Two keynote presentations and a series of weekly seminars will provide information on translating and commercializing discoveries in the health and life sciences. Attendance is free, and medical students, grad students, post-doc fellows, faculty, and members of the bioscience community are all encouraged to attend. … Read More

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