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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.

Eczema drug shows promise in clinical trials

By Elisa Williams March 08, 2017
A drug that works by targeting and blocking some of the body’s chemical messengers, which can become overactive in allergic reactions, shows promise in reducing symptoms caused by a severe form of eczema.

Gene mutations cause leukemia, but which ones?

By Amanda Gibbs February 21, 2017
Research published today in the journal Oncotarget, sought to better understand one “typo” in a standard leukemia assay, or test. While studying cancer biology and completing his doctorate at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Kevin Watanabe-Smith, Ph.D., encountered a new problem: an issue with the model system itself.

Mole Mapper app ‘crowd-sources’ photos for skin cancer research, prevention

By Amanda Gibbs February 14, 2017
Commenting on recent research findings from a team at Stanford University, Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D., director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s Melanoma Research Program and chair of the Department of Dermatology in the OHSU School of Medicine, co-authored a Nature News and Views perspective that heralded artificial intelligence, or AI, an important step in the “final frontier” in cancer diagnosis.
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