Posts Tagged ‘OHSU Researchers’

Eric Gouaux’s serotonin transporter research featured by NIH

Recent findings by Vollum Institute senior scientist, Eric Gouaux, Ph.D., and team that reveal the molecular structure of the human serotonin transporter, are getting a lot of attention from the biomedical community and the media. Gouaux’s study was featured in NIH Research Matters, the online publication that highlights groundbreaking NIH-funded discoveries. The article, “Serotonin transporter structure revealed,” discusses the innovative technique developed by the team that allowed them to use X-ray crystallography to capture a 3-D image of the … Read More

Study confirms mitochondrial mutations increase with age, impact stem cell treatments

A team led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., director of the Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy at OHSU, has confirmed that mutations in mitochondrial DNA accumulate with age and can limit cells’ ability to create energy and function properly. The study examined induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells derived from patients’ skin or blood cells and identified faulty DNA, with each cell having potentially different types and percentages of mutations. These defects could undermine the … Read More

Volunteer as a presentation judge at Research Week!

Research Week 2016 is fast approaching and we need your help! We are looking for 51 faculty, postdocs, and research staff to serve as judges for students and postdocs who are presenting talks and posters during Research Week, May 2-6. For each session for which you sign up to judge, you’ll be asked to evaluate a maximum of four student presentations (either oral or poster). Visit the sign-up page for a full listing of session dates, times, and … Read More

Researchers demonstrate the impact of obesity on emergency contraception

OHSU clinical researchers Alison Edelman, M.D., M.P.H., and Jeffrey Jensen, M.D., M.P.H., published a study that examined why emergency contraception isn’t as effective in obese women, and how to potentially increase its effectiveness in this population. The findings, published March 19 in the journal Contraception, show how obesity adversely impacts circulating levels of emergency contraception, and that doubling the dose appears to correct obesity-related interference in the drug’s efficacy. Roughly half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended. Single-dose emergency … Read More

Volunteers needed for Research Week 2016!

Research Week 2016 is less than a month away, and we need your help! Each year, volunteers play a critical role in in making Research Week a success. Anyone at OHSU can volunteer. It’s a great opportunity to meet people from other areas and gain an understanding of the scope and quality of the research conducted every day at OHSU. There are a number of ways volunteers can help: Check-in Desk As a Check-in Desk volunteer, you … Read More

Gouaux lab researchers visualize serotonin transporter structure, create platform for antidepressant drug design

Researchers at OHSU’s Vollum Institute have revealed the molecular structure of the serotonin transporter (SERT), providing new insight into the mechanism of antidepressant action of two widely prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) commonly used to treat depression. In their paper, “X-ray structures and mechanism of the human serotonin transporter,” published Apr. 6, in the journal Nature, authors Jonathan Coleman, Ph.D., Eric Gouaux, Ph.D., and Evan Green, describe their use of X-ray crystallography to capture … Read More

Speakers announced for Jungers research symposium, May 2

Kelsey Martin, M.D. Ph.D.; Benjamin Wolozin, M.D, Ph.D; and J. Paul Taylor, M.D, Ph.D., will present at the 2016 Jungers Center for Neurosciences Research Symposium as part of OHSU Research Week, May 2-6. 2016 Jungers Symposium “RNA granules: From synaptic plasticity to neurodegeneration” Monday, May 2 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. OHSU Auditorium Reception to follow Kelsey Martin, M.D. Ph.D. Professor of biological chemistry, psychiatry, and behavioral sciences, executive vice dean, and associate vice chancellor at … Read More

School of Dentistry Research Day, Mar. 31

Join the School of Dentistry this Thursday for its annual Research Day, highlighting the research activities and achievements made by faculty, staff, and students within the school. Research is an integral component of the school’s mission, significantly contributing to the education and clinical training of students. Thursday, Mar. 31 12 to 4 p.m. Collaborative Life Sciences Building Luisa A. DiPietro, D.D.S., Ph.D., professor and director of the Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration at the … Read More

Hessell and ONPRC team discovers antibody treatment that halts SHIV infection in infant macaques

This post has been updated with proper author attribution. OHSU researchers at the Oregon National Primate Research Center have shown that early short-term treatment with human anti-HIV1-1 monoclonal antibodies halts simian HIV infection, a chimeric virus that shares key properties with HIV,  in infant macaques. The study, published March 21 in Nature Medicine, shows that antibodies given to a baby macaque within 24 hours after being exposed to simian HIV can clear the virus completely, … Read More

Get ready for Research Week with these pre-event workshops

All OHSU researchers (especially students and trainees, but really everyone!) are invited to attend these skill-building seminars to help you prepare for giving an oral or poster presentation at OHSU Research Week, May 2-6, 2016. How to make and present a poster Friday, Apr. 1 12 to 1 p.m. MRB 310 You’ve done the research, now you need to pull it together for you Research Week poster! This seminar will present key tips for creating and presenting … Read More

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