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.
Oregon Health & Science University has just announced a new Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy to be led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., senior scientist at OHSU’s Oregon National Primate Research Center and world leader in embryonic stem cell and gene therapy research. In May 2013, Dr. Mitalipov and his colleagues received significant attention after publishing a paper in Cell describing a new process for creating human embryonic stem cells from skin cells. The discovery was named a top … Read More
The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is soliciting proposals for its annual pilot research program. The award encourages activities related to the use of nonhuman primates for biomedical research or for studies enhancing the welfare or husbandry of nonhuman primates. 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 grant applicants … Read More
Misfolded protein molecules, caused by gene mutation, are capable of maintaining their function but are misrouted within the cell and can’t work normally, thus causing disease. An OHSU team has discovered a way to use small molecules that enter cells, fix the misfolded proteins and allow the proteins to move to the correct place and function normally again. The team, led by P. Michael Conn, Ph.D., formerly a senior scientist in reproductive sciences at neurosciences … Read More
An HIV/AIDS vaccine candidate developed by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University appears to have the ability to completely clear an AIDS-causing virus from the body. In a paper published online today in Nature, the researchers show that 50 percent of monkeys given the vaccine were able to completely eliminate the monkey form of HIV. The researchers used a common, harmless virus called cytomegalovirus and modified it to carry genes for SIV proteins, the … Read More
The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) recently conducted site visits to evaluate the animal-use programs on the Central and Waterfront Campus and at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) on the West Campus. AAALAC accreditation is voluntary, and the process includes an extensive peer review assessment of the animal use program by experts in the field of laboratory animal care. The AAALAC accreditation program evaluates organizations that use … Read More