New research led by Scott W. Wong, Ph.D., senior scientist, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute; interim division chief, Division of Pathobiology and Immunology at the Oregon National Primate Research Center; and professor, OHSU’s Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, describes the similarities between multiple sclerosis and a unique, spontaneous paralytic disease that occurs in nonhuman primates. This model opens the door to discovering the mechanisms driving MS in humans. The model, called Japanese macaque encephalomyelitis, … Read More
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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
The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is soliciting proposals for the annual pilot research program. The purpose of this funding mechanism is to encourage activities related to the use of nonhuman primates for biomedical research or for studies enhancing NHP welfare or husbandry. Pilot research should be developmental or high-risk and should be used to generate preliminary data in support of applications for further project support, such as NIH, other federal, or foundation grants. PILOT … Read More
The Cascade AIDS Project and OHSU, in conjunction with the 32nd Annual NHP Models for AIDS Symposium, invites teachers and community members interested in HIV/AIDS to an interactive discussion with world experts on research and care in HIV/AIDS. The workshop, “The Latest News for HIV Vaccines, Treatments, and Possible Cures,” is free and open to the public. Speakers include Tyler TerMeer, executive director, Cascade AIDS Project Nancy Haigwood, Ph.D., AIDS vaccine researcher and director of OHSU’s Oregon National Primate … Read More
You may have read that a drug from an OHSU startup received FDA approval last month. In 2003, OHSU’s office of Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD) created a start-up company called Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc., with Michael Cowley, then a neuroscience researcher at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. Cowley’s work looks at the appetite-regulating pathways in the brain and how these pathways are affected by obesity. Orexigen Therapeutics became public in 2007, and now the … Read More
Find ONPRC and nationally available research resources on new National Primate Research Centers website
The Oregon National Primate Research Center–one of eight NIH-funded primate centers in the country–is part of a new national NPRC Research and Capabilities website that is intended to facilitate innovative research and new collaborations. Use the site to easily learn which animals, equipment, and areas of expertise are available at each center.
Stem cell therapies hold great promise for replacing cells that have been damaged by injury or illness. Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University recently compared two methods to create human pluripotent stem cells—those which can be transformed into any other cell type in the body—and have found a clear winner. Somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) appears to be more accurate at reprogramming human skin cells to become embryonic stem cells and produces fewer epigenetic … Read More
The Medical Research Foundation of Oregon seeks nominations for its annual Discovery, Mentor and Richard T. Jones New Investigator Awards. The purpose of these awards is to recognize Oregonians who are performing cutting edge research and demonstrating outstanding leadership. Awards are available in the following categories: The Discovery Award acknowledges an Oregon investigator who has made significant, original contributions to health‐related research while working in Oregon. This research can be in the basic, clinical or behavioral sciences, or … Read More
OHSU Research Week begins Monday, May 5 with a poster session at 11:30 a.m. in the Old Library Great Hall. At 1 p.m., Garry Gibbons, M.D., director of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute will be giving a keynote lecture today in the OHSU Auditorium. Dan Dorsa, Ph.D., senior vice president for research, encourages all members of the OHSU Research community to attend. Monday schedule All events take place in the Old Library Building … Read More
Nancy Haigwood, Ph.D., senior scientist and director of the Oregon National Primate Research Center, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Dr. Haigwood is one of 88 new fellows selected for their scientific achievements and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. She will be recognized at the American Society of Microbiology annual meeting on May 20. View the complete list of 2014 Fellows.