Posts Tagged ‘research’

New drug discovery program provides access to AstraZeneca resources

Do you have an innovative idea for a drug discovery project? AstraZeneca is seeking opportunities to work with like-minded scientists in academia and organizations with the common goal of discovering and developing novel medicines for the treatment of patients with diseases of high unmet need. The AstraZeneca Open Innovation platform has been created to help identify and establish research partnerships that will lead to the discovery and development of new medicines. AstraZeneca is looking to collaborate with … Read More

Study led by OHSU researchers provides evidence of immune therapy efficacy in treating metastatic prostate cancer

Programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) inhibitors have shown anti-tumor activity in patients with melanoma, renal cell, non-small cell lung cancer, and bladder cancer. However, patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer demonstrated no response to such immunotherapies in past studies. Now, a research team led by Julie Graff, M.D., assistant professor and oncologist with the Knight Cancer Institute, has shown clear evidence of meaningful clinical activity for PD-1 blockade in men with metastatic prostate cancer resistant to … Read More

Grompe lab discovery offers new clues to diabetes causes and treatment

Diabetes affects nearly 30 million people in the United States. The disease is caused by dysfunction or loss of insulin-producing beta cells that normalize blood sugar levels in the body. Until now, only one type of beta cell was known to exist. But OHSU researchers have developed a method allowing them to identify and isolate four separate subtypes that differ in their susceptibility to metabolic stress and their capacity to proliferate or change from one cell type … Read More

Cyagen Biosciences to present on new rapid generation technology, July 12

Marvin Yingbin Ouyang, Ph.D., vice president of technology at Cyagen Biosciences, Inc., will present “CRISPR/Cas9 and TurboKnockout: Technologies for rapid generation of knockout/knockin mouse models,” sponsored by Cyagen Biosciences. Tuesday, July 12 noon to 1 p.m. OHSU Auditorium Marquam Hill Dr. Ouyang will review the traditional model of pronuclear injection based transgenics and ES cell homologous recombination based gene targeting, and go over the recently developed CRISPR-mediated genome editing technology, with an emphasis on the pros and cons of each … Read More

Learn about new technologies and sequencing services in the Integrated Genomics Lab Cores

Join Bob Searles, Massively Parallel Sequencing Shared Resource, and Chris Harrington, Gene Profiling/RNA and DNA Services Shared Resources, who will discuss new genomics technologies available in the cores. Among the new services to be discussed: RNA-seq from FFPE tissue, miRNA sequencing, high throughput DNA and RNA extraction, cell-line authentication, and single cell RNA-seq. All members of the OHSU community are invited to attend.  The Integrated Genomics Lab cores are members of the OHSU University Shared Resources Program. Thursday, … Read More

Resources for research with nonhuman primates

Have you ever thought about or are you planning to engage in primate research? The National Primate Research Centers (NPRCs) serve as a unique and valuable national resource to scientists who currently use or are considering using nonhuman primate models in biomedical research. If you have questions about nonhuman primate animal models of human disease or want to learn how the NPRCs can support your research, visit NPRCresearch.org. The contact page includes direct links to all seven NPRC … Read More

Postdoc Paper of the Year Award application due July 8

The OHSU School of Medicine Alumni Association is seeking applicants for its annual Postdoctoral Paper of the Year Award competition. The paper must be on original research and have been published or accepted for publication for 2015-2016. Finalists must be available to present their research before the Alumni Association’s panel of judges on the evening of August 17, 2016. A winner will be selected and awarded $500 with the opportunity to present their paper during … Read More

Funding opportunity: Nonsurgical permanent female contraception

The Oregon Permanent Contraception Research Center (OPERM) is soliciting applications for research funding for preclinical studies of promising novel approaches to female permanent, or very long acting (>10 -20 years), contraception. A variety of funding opportunities are available. OPERM was established at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University in November, 2014 through a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Center will provide grants for direct research costs (up to $300,000/year) and core … Read More

Human Investigations Program applications due July 15

The Human Investigations Program (HIP) trains scientists in the principles of and best practices in clinical and translational research. Participants can obtain a Certificate in Human Investigations or a Master of Clinical Research degree. Enrollment in individual courses without a degree is available as well. The curriculum includes a wide variety of required courses and electives that provide the basic foundations for human investigation. Topics range from the basic science of disease to biostatistics to evidence-based … Read More

You’re invited to Research Week 2016

We’re sharing the following message from Dan Dorsa, Ph.D., senior vice president for research: Dear colleagues, I would like to invite you to join me in celebrating OHSU Research Week, May 2-6, 2016, our annual celebration of research at Oregon Health & Science University. More than 200 OHSU researchers will be presenting their latest findings throughout the week. I encourage you to show your support by attending talks and poster sessions. Many of the presenters are … Read More

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