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Giving the gift of time

By Kristyna Wentz-Graff April 25, 2017
More than 1,400 individuals currently volunteer their time in support of OHSU’s health care, education and research missions.

Study: Tiny bubbles, ultrasound could prevent amputations

By Ariane Le Chevallier April 17, 2017
A study published in the journal Circulation shows that injecting microbubbles into the blood streams of mice and human subjects and then performing an ultrasound on a leg can increase blood flow, which could promote healing and save limbs from amputation.

New hope for treating a rare genetic disorder

By Erik Robinson March 29, 2017
Research published online in the journal Endocrinology found that a small synthetic molecule initially developed to lower cholesterol may slow or stop the devastating progression of the neurodegenerative disease adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD. The study was conducted in a mouse model, but planning is under way for a human clinical trial.

In search of treatment for a perilous form of leukemia

By Amanda Gibbs March 28, 2017
There’s an urgency in Anupriya Agarwal’s voice when she talks about her acute myeloid leukemia research: “We need to do something beyond what we’ve already done,” she said. “The treatment hasn’t changed in decades, and that can’t be our only answer.”

OHSU physician awarded $2 million to investigate health care practices that 'don’t work'

By Amanda Gibbs March 27, 2017
Vinay Prasad, M.D., M.P.H., has been awarded a $2 million grant to support an effort to uncover treatments and tests that are contradicted by reliable evidence. The three-year project calls for sharing the findings via a public website and developing teaching modules that can be incorporated into medical school or residency curricula.

Stem cell treatment for stroke shows promising results, study finds

By Erik Robinson March 17, 2017
Stroke medication currently available must be given within three hours to have the maximum benefit, but many patients do not make it to the hospital in time to receive it. A newly developed potential treatment involving the use of stem cells to promote brain recovery may greatly extend this window.

Researchers hone in on when, where Zika virus attacks

By Ariane Le Chevallier March 09, 2017
The Zika virus attacks tissues in the nervous system, male and female reproductive and urinary tracts, muscles, joints and lymph nodes, and persists for at least 35 days, according to a study conducted in a nonhuman primate model by a multidisciplinary team of researchers at OHSU in Portland, Oregon.
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