Research News

At OHSU, researchers test a promising Alzheimer's drug - and search for a cause
Researchers at OHSU are contributing to an international study exploring possible treatments for and the cause of Alzheimer's: OPB

Black volunteers sought for Alzhzeimer's drug study at OHSU
OHSU is looking for a diverse group of volunteers to participate in a nationwide clinical trial: The Skanner

OHSU confirms first nonhuman primate model of Usher syndrome
Researchers now have a model for testing gene therapy as a treatment for leading cause of blindness-deafness: OHSU News

Pill for skin disease also curbs excessive drinking

Study from OHSU, research institutions nationwide lands on promising treatment for alcohol use disorder: OHSU News

OHSU clinical trial tests exercise for multiple sclerosis treatment

Research examines whether exercise helps restore myelin in the central nervous system to address MS symptoms: OHSU News

Study highlights nationwide reliance on emergency departments for mental health care

Using Medicaid databases of millions of Americans, OHSU researchers find limited access to appropriate mental health care: OHSU News

OHSU physician-scientist pioneers research to better understand maternal sleep apnea

Study will evaluate the impact of sleep apnea on fetal brain development, postnatal health outcomes: OHSU News

Zaps to the spinal cord improved patients' paralysis after stroke

Helmi Lutsep, M.D., says, "I think it's amazing. I think patients will be thrilled if this comes to fruition.": Wall Street Journal

Cupid's arrow to the brain: The neuroscience of  music and love

Larry Sherman, Ph.D., joins Portland Chamber Orchestra and singer/composer Naomi LaViolette for a spirited lecture on love and music on Valentine's Day: Oregon Arts Watch

More on Psilocybin

In a letter published by Current Psychiatry, Aryan Sarparast, M.D., clarifies a common misconception about Oregon legalizing the use of psilocybin. He writes, "The intention of the Oregon Psilocybin Services rollout was that these services would not be of the medical model.": MD edge

Even simple motions make ripples across the brain, study finds

Using a technique called intracranial EEG, OHSU and University of Oregon research finds simple movements like pushing a button sends ripples of activity through neuron networks located throughout the brain: Around the O

OHSU part of clinical trial aiming to prevent Alzheimer's before symptoms start
Participant says she's committed to preventing Alzheimer's in her daughter's generation: OHSU News

OHSU neuroscientist: Grammy nominees are a brainy bunch

Practicing - or even listening to - music directly benefits brain health, function: OHSU News

Science news roundup: COVID-detecting bubbles, bike safety, a vaccine for breast cancer

Cryo-electron microscopy research led by Eric Gouaux, Ph.D., that revealed the molecular machinery by which hearing occurs in the inner ear, is included in the roundup of of top science news for December: OPB

OHSU to test if rewarding safer drug use reduces fatal overdoses in Oregon

Todd Korthuis, M.D., is leading a new project that aims to reduce illicit drug use and overdose deaths through contingency management: The Lund Report

COVID isolated people. Long COVID makes it worse

Jordan Anderson, D.O., says even patients who live with loved ones can feel alone if their family members don't understand the condition or take it seriously: Medscape

Cochlear implant performance bolstered by brainstem neuroplastic nucleus

Lina Reiss, Ph.D., provides outside expert commentary on a study that concluded stimulating the brainstem's locus coeruleus region could improve hearing for patients with cochlear implants: Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

40 under 40

Marissa Co, Ph.D., is named one of the 40 rising young star researchers working on autism-related science who are under 40 years old: Spectrum

Research to Prevent Blindness marks $400 million in funding to advance eye disease research

Yali Jia, Ph.D., received a grant to develop a new imaging platform to measure neurovascular changes associated with age-related macular degeneration: Research to Prevent Blindness

OHSU partners with semiconductor company to develop smartwatch that detects key mental health indicator
OHSU researchers, ADI engineers are developing evidence-based technology to help address rising mental health crisis in teens: OHSU News

OHSU receives federal funding for behavioral health services coordination project

The $800,000 appropriation will advances statewide, collaborative effort: OHSU News

OHSU leads research on health disparities in autism care, other early childhood communication disorders

More than $1 million in grants support multi-state investigation of key factors in access to care, including structural racism, discrimination: OHSU News

Teen cannabis use has increased 245% over 20 years, study finds

OHSU physician-scientists identify trends in abuse, misuse of a variety of substances among youth in the United States: OHSU News

Despite soaring overdoes rates, Americans face barriers to treatment

OHSU addiction medicine specialists call for flexible, responsive health systems in new publication: OHSU News

Feeling tired in the morning? Four factors are key to alertness levels

Andrew McHill, Ph.D., provides outside expert commentary on a study that suggests various lifestyle factors have a larger impact on morning alertness than genetics: MedicalNewsToday

Andrew Adey: Single cell imaging, technology development and creativity

Tools in the Adey Lab are disease agnostic, and currently are being applied to study neurodevelopment as well as cancer biology: OHSU Research News

Phase 1 trial begins for drug to augment therapies for major depressive disorder

ABX-002 is a brain-boosting thyroid hormone receptor beta agonist that has the potential to augment antidepressant therapies: OHSU Research News

Racial disparities and mental health care: An explainer and research roundup
The Journalist's Resource, May 18, 2022

Physician-scientist Marian Dale is talking the walk
OHSU News, May 5, 2022

New study reveals the effect of extended space flight on astronauts' brains
OHSU News, May 5, 2022

Vitamins, minerals improve symptoms for children with ADHD
OHSU News, May 4, 2022

Portland family highlights the challenges of accessing mental health help
KATU, April 26, 2022

Are you a Veteran with tinnitus? Why it happens and what you can do
Health Hearing, April 25, 2022

New treatment for tremors: Cutting-edge brain surgery with no cutting
OHSU News, April 21, 2022

COVID-19 pandemic shows telehealth's potential for providing mental health services
Medical Economics, April 13, 2022

Trunkey Center funds investigation of inflammatory processes and traumatic brain injury
OHSU Research News, April 7, 2022

It's easy to blame mental health issues on tech. But is it fair?
WIRED, March 30, 2022

An addiction expert on how to fight Oregon's growing fentanyl crisis
Think Out Loud, March 25, 2022

'Magic mushroom' therapy: Does it interact with other medicines?
HealthDay, March 25, 2022

Breaking off my chemical romance
The Nation, March 23, 2022

To hear, sense touch or regulate blood pressure: The physiology of mechanotransduction
OHSU Research News, March 23, 2022

Little evidence on how psilocybin therapy interacts with existing psychiatric treatments, review finds
OHSU News, March 17, 2022

Just two years in, scientific discoveries put OHSU Center for ADHD Research on the map
OHSU Research News, March 16, 2022

Neurosurgery treats coronavirus pandemic as opportunity to evolve
OHSU News, March 16, 2022

Digital Medicine Society rallies global healthcare leaders to collaborate on digital measurement for Alzheimer's disease
PR Newswire, March 14, 2022

Changes in suicidal ingestion among preadolescent children from 2000 to 2009
JAMA Network, March 14, 2022

OHSU joins nationwide study to improve treatment for children experiencing seizures
OHSU News, March 11, 2022

Cover Story: Power trip part 2 - underground psychedelic therapy
New York Magazine, March 1, 2022

OHSU receives funding to launch behavioral health services coordination effort
OHSU News, March 8, 2022

Fecal implants drive behavioral and cognitive changes in Alzheimer's disease
OHSU News, February 8, 2022

New study: Assumptions about race affect quality of care for minority dementia patients
Daily Nurse, February 3, 2022

Is ADHD really on the rise?
Discover Magazine, January 31, 2022

Oregon voters legalized psilocybin use. But what about microdosing?
Willamette Week, January 26, 2022

OHSU scientist Beth Habecker named 2021 AAAS fellow
OHSU Research News, January 26, 2022

FDA grants breakthrough designation for Lew body detection test
Healio, January 25, 2022

Human brain mapping with groundbreaking resolution
OHSU News, January 21, 2022

Cannabis resource for health care providers, researchers launches Jan. 10
OHSU News, January 10, 2022

FDA OKs endogenous Cushing's Syndrome treatment
MedPage Today, January 4, 2022

'It's not enough to quietly fit in'
OHSU News, January 3, 2022

What is the endocannabinoid system?
Well and Good, November 4, 2021

"Oms" replace opioids
The Doctor Will See You Now, November 10, 2021

Scientists key in on brain's mechanism for singing, learning
OHSU News, November 19, 2021

OHSU scientist collaborates on new device to enhance sleep
OHSU News, October 25, 2021

NIH Awards OHSU scientist $1.5 million to understand the molecular basis of touch, hearing
OHSU News, October 5, 2021

Eric Fombonne: Crossing continents to expand autism science
Spectrum News, September 7, 2021

Years of Prozac alter lipids in young monkeys' brains: study
The Scientists, September 10, 2021

NIH taps OHSU to study impacts of substance abuse, environment on the developing brain
OHSU News, September 30, 2021

Scientists are racing to unravel the pandemic's toll on kids' brains
The Seattle Times, August 25, 2021

Discovery raises possibility of new medication for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
OHSU News, August 9, 2021

OHSU is part of national institute to advance artificial intelligence in aging
OHSU News, August 4, 2021

The quest for rest: Sleep could be the key to fighting Alzheimer's - and a huge business opportunity
Fortune, July 31, 2021

Study: Texting, emailing have helped mood in older adults during pandemic
UPI, July 28, 2021

NIH-OHSU study: Short-term brain inflammation may help treat neurological disorders, disease
OHSU Research Blog, May 18, 2021

Study reveals structure of key brain receptors involved in memory and learning
OHSU News, May 12, 2021

'Light Therapy' could help brain-injured veterans struggling with PTSD
HealthDay, April 28, 2021

Physical activity slows cognitive decline in APOE e4 carriers with Parkinson's disease
Healio, April 13, 2021

Scientists announce ambitious plan to unveil the genomes of thousands of animals
OHSU News, April 28, 2021

Preventing COVID-19 outweighs 'theoretical' risk for Guillain-Barre syndrome with vaccine
Healio, April 7, 2021

Oregon researchers identify pathway that transitions brain from plasticity to stability
Bioengineer, April 8, 2021

An old-but-new treatment for opioid addiction
Townsend Letter

Discovery in songbird brings new insights into cholesterol transport and viral entry
OHSU Research News, April 26, 2021

Study explains 'cocktail party effect' in hearing impairment
OHSU News, April 21, 2021

Governor appoints board to oversee Oregon's new psychedelic mushroom program
The Oregonian, March 16, 2021

OHSU scientists earn $1.5 million to accelerate innovation, collaboration
OHSU News, March 18, 2021

Study suggests role of sleep in healing traumatic brain injuries
OHSU News, March 12, 2021

Pandemic ratchets up pressure on people with substance use disorder
OHSU News, March 4, 2021

OHSU launches Long COVID-19 Program to better serve patients with chronic coronavirus symptoms
OHSU News, March 24, 2021

Electronic pill bottle improves DMT adherence, MS fatigue unchanged long-term
NeurologyLive, March 6, 2021

Oregon considers a new approach to people in mental crisis
Willamette Week, February 24, 2021

Instrumented postural sway test differentiates fallers from non-fallers in MS
NeurologyLive, February 26, 2021

Study finds changes in gut microbiome connected to Alzheimer's-like behavior
OHSU News, Feb. 25, 2021

New report calls for universal coverage of long-term care for older adults in U.S.
OHSU News, Feb. 18, 2021

New research from West Michigan institute links gut microbes to Parkinson's
Michigan Live, Feb. 10, 2021

Discovery of a new type of neuron holds clues about tinnitus
Hearing Health Foundation, Feb. 4, 2021

Stroke care dwindles worldwide during pandemic, study finds
OHSU News, Feb. 3, 2021

Bile acid may play previously unknown role in Parkinson's
Neuroscience News, Feb. 2, 2021

Gene therapy research to explore hearing restoration in monkeys
OHSU News, Jan. 19, 2021

Long-term effects of COVID-19 on the brain could mean a wave of dementia cases
Covering Health Blog, Jan. 11, 2021

Study: New insights into the role of the MLL4 gene in Kabuki syndrome
University of Buffalo Press Release, Jan. 11, 2021

Poor sleep, eating at night drive cardiometabolic risks in circadian misalignment
Healio, Jan. 5, 2021

Researchers activate drugs inside mouse brains using microfiber tech
Input, Jan. 3, 2021

New evidence COVID-19 invades the brain
MedScape, Dec. 21, 2020

Northwest scientists answer questions about how COVID-19 affects the brain
OPB, Dec. 18, 2020

Study: Damage to brain cells reverberates to 'bystander' cells
Laboratory Equipment, Dec. 9, 2020

Polysubstance use common in SUD patients
Psychiatry News, Nov. 12, 2020

Age-related dementia focus of research at Primate Center
OHSU News, Nov. 12, 2021

Study: ADHD risk may be linked to inflammation during pregnancy
The Scribe, Oct. 2020

OHSU receives NIH grant to study effects of heavy drinking on COVID
Portland Business Journal, Oct. 5, 2020

How to prevent tragic encounters between autistic youth and law enforcement
AAP Voice Blog, Sept. 16, 2020

NIH selects OHSU to coordinate national neuroscience research involving marmosets
OHSU News, Sept. 24, 2020

OHSU Doernbecher patient first human to receive trial therapy for rare, devastating form of epilepsy
OHSU News, Sept. 9, 2020

OHSU discovers cell in zebrafish critical to brain assembly, function
EurekAlert, Sept. 8, 2020 

New schizophrenia treatment guideline released
MedScape, Sept. 3, 2020

Pioneering approaches in the basic science of behavior change provide new map for intervention
Business Wire, Aug. 25, 2020

ADHD risk may be linked to inflammation during pregnancy
OHSU News, Aug. 13, 2020

Nura Bio uncloaks with $73M and Biogen vet Alpna Seth as CEO
Fierce Biotech, Jul. 29, 2020

Fat-based molecules are key to Zika virus infection
PNNL, July 31, 2020

Owl research leads Oregon scientist to new frontier in baby hearing tests
OPB, Aug. 3, 2020

Study reveals how a bad manager can damage your sleep
Happiful, July 17, 2020

Genetic editing milestone in mouse model of Rett Syndrome
EurekAlert, July 15, 2020

Survey: Alternative medicine is widespread among people with MS
OHSU News: June 25, 2020

Signs of fetal alcohol syndrome detected in womb
Science Daily, May 13, 2020

Behavioral interventions likely prevent tobacco use
Physician's Weekly, Apr. 29, 2020

OHSU receives more than $11 million to continue brain, cognitive development research
OHSU News, Apr. 17, 2020

Study: Axon degeneration due to sick oligodendrocytes
University of Buffalo Press Release, Apr. 16, 2020

Monkey see? 
The Ophthalmologist, Feb. 17, 2020

Oregon study seeks to find financial behaviors that could predict dementia in elderly
Alzheimer's News Today, Jan. 24, 2020

Three OHSU scientists earn $2.25 million to accelerate innovation, collaboration
OHSU News, Jan. 23, 2020

Alzheimer's blood test could surface in near futures
The Colubia, Jan. 20, 2020

Some plants may not be good for you
Naturopathic Doctor News and Review, Jan. 16, 2020

Study aims to improve traumatic brain injury outcomes
OHSU News, Jan. 6, 2020

Study: Hearing develops in tandem with form and function
OHSU News, Jan. 2, 2020

Caring for the caregivers
OHSU News, Oct. 9, 2019

Puzzling brain disease could now be better diagnosed, treated
OHSU News, July 10, 2019

Discoveries could lead to new therapies for nervous system disorders
OHSU News, July 5, 2019

Study says a short bout of exercise enhances brain function
OHSU News, July 2, 2019

Farma sutra! Are gay rams really a problem in the sheep industry?
The Guardian, June 3, 2019

Hearing Health Foundation scientists to speak at New York Academy of Sciences Symposium
EIN Presswire, June 5, 2019

Video chats with family and friends offer mental health boost
Next Avenue, June 6, 2019

A Prescription for Change
Association for Psychological Science, April 2019

Heart attacks in AM, Fever in PM: How Your Body Clock Works
Healthline, May 17, 2019

Amazing Organisms and the Lessons They Can Teach Us
NIH’s Biomedical Beat Blog, May 15, 2019

OHSU researchers go beyond standard online chats for dementia study
KATU-TV, May 14, 2019

Crucial 'electrical switch' in brain
Science Daily, April 11, 2019

Researchers study relationship between concussion and suicide
KATU-TV, April 4, 2019

OHSU primate, mice study, may lead to new alcoholism treatments, researchers say
KATU-TV, March 4, 2019

Kifafa: The mystery of East Africa's 'nodding disease'
BBC, February 28, 2019

Historical Autism study enters fourth year, giving families answers, hope
KATU-TV, February 18, 2019

OHSU study finds Medicare policies generate astronomical out-of-pocket costs for MS patients
Portland Business Journal, February 4, 2019

Rising Star: Damien Fair, never at rest
Spectrum News, January 9, 2019

Hair bundles from the chick cochlea.
Hair bundles from the chick cochlea. Photo courtesy of Peter Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D.