Tai Chi has been shown to improve balance and decrease risk for falls in Parkinson’s patients, according to research published today in the New England Journal of Medicine by a team of Oregon scientists. Elizabeth Eckstrom, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor and director of geriatrics at OHSU, was part of the collaboration, which was led by a scientist from the Oregon Research Institute. The study was one of the first large-scale clinical trials to test the … Read More
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Check out this nifty webcam that lets you view live footage of construction on the OHSU/OUS Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB). When complete, CLSB will be home to lecture halls, classrooms, labs, specialty research centers, and more—bringing OHSU, Oregon State, and Portland State together under one roof. The building will also include a new state-of-the-art lab space for OHSU’s Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine. Learn more about the project or watch the live webcam.
On Monday, November 21, 2011, a panel of OHSU Native American faculty members will participate in a panel discussion on their roles in community, research, education and collaborative activities. The panel will take place from 12 to 1:15 p.m. in the OHSU auditorium. An OHSU/Tribal Exhibit Fair will run concurrently from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium foyer. Panelists will include: R. Dale Walker, MD, Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, and Public Health and … Read More
The NIH Clinical Center seeks collaborative applications from intramural and extramural investigators for its 2012 Bench-to-Bedside Awards. Up to $135,000 per year for two years is up for grabs. Extramural PIs with an existing NIH grant are invited to initiate proposals in one of two ways: Extramural investigators may seek an intramural partner at NIH who would function as the project leader and serve as the point of contact. To identify an intramural collaborator, extramural … Read More
The Fondation Leducq, a French non-profit organization dedicated to promoting international research in cardiovascular and neurovascular disease, has launched a career development initiative for individual junior or senior European or North American investigators who wish to perform cardiovascular or neurovascular research on the opposite side of the Atlantic. New this year: the funding, $100,000 to $150,000 per year for six to 24 months, can be used in any academic host laboratory. To be eligible, applicants … Read More
New research by OHSU’s Glen Kisby, PhD, Peter Spencer, PhD, and collaborators, suggests that there may be a connection between neurodegenerative diseases, like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Alzheimer’s, and cancer. Drs. Kisby and Spencer came to this conclusion by studying the effects of methylazoxymethanol (MAM), a genotoxin that appears to act as both a neurotoxin and a carcinogen, in both humans and animal models. According to Dr. Kisby: “The overlap of molecular pathways implicated … Read More
A team of OHSU researchers, led by George Thomas, MD, surgical pathologist at the Knight Cancer Institute, have discovered a gene that makes some kidney cancers resistance to treatment. Drugs already approved by the FDA may be able to suppress this gene, according to Dr. Thomas. The results of this multidisciplinary study were published earlier this week in Science Translational Medicine. Read the full OHSU news release.
Have the core resources of Harvard, Dartmouth and six other institutions at your fingertips! OHSU is participating in a National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)-funded database project called the eagle-i Consortium that will allow you to do just that. The Consortium has constructed an online search engine and database that contains over 42,000 resources and several hundred core laboratories. OHSU researchers can access the database and search for relevant resources. During the month of May, … Read More
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has re-issued their Administrative Supplements for Collaborative Science, which can provide up to an additional $135,000 for current NIGMS-funded research projects. According to the NIH notice (NOT-GM-11-105), the purpose of this program is: “To enable NIGMS-funded researchers to form new collaborations that were not anticipated at the time of submission, review and funding of the NIGMS parent grant in order to stimulate collaborative, multi-disciplinary approaches to complex … Read More
The Department of Defense (DoD) has released RFAs for its highly anticipated Breast Cancer Research Program. Available opportunities include: Postdoctoral Fellowship Award – Provides $100,000 per year for three years for mentored support of recent doctoral graduates. Era of Hope Scholar Award – Supports exceptionally talented and creative early-career scientists. Maximum funding of $2.5 million with a performance period not to exceed five years. Innovator Award – Provides senior faculty with the opportunity to pursue … Read More