Researchers Identify Factors Behind Cases of Small-Intestine inflammation

Oregon State University scientists looked at factors linked to cases of common variable immunodeficiency, which afflicts thousands of people worldwide and often prevents them from absorbing nutrients.


Oregon State University researchers have discovered two key factors behind the intestinal inflammation that plagues people suffering from a disorder that affects their immune system.

Working With the Brain's Wall

A blood-brain barrier meeting features a way to reduce cancer drug toxicity in kids, plus the latest on brain imaging controversies.

The latest word on a common medical imaging agent made infamous in a pending lawsuit by actor Chuck Norris, an experimental iron-based imaging agent that gives eye-popping detail of blood vessels in the brain, and a new tumor treatment helper that can prevent hearing loss in kids treated for canc

Study Targets ‘Opiate-Use Epidemic’ Risks for Women

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Oregon researchers create comprehensive resource from pregnancy to menopause

August 23, 2012 -- Common sense says don’t prescribe the same pain medication, known as opiates, to 70-year-old man as a 24-year-old woman, but until now physicians haven’t had a firm basis for making such distinctions.

Research Highlights Pitfall of Psychiatric Drug Development

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Publication bias may provide physicians with an incomplete picture

March 21, 2012 -- Physicians who prescribe antipsychotic medications may be basing their decisions on incomplete information, according to new research published by scientists at Oregon Health & Science University. The study is published in PLoS Medicine, a peer-reviewed open-access journal published by the Public Library of Science.

Is American Medicine Too Stent Happy?

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For heart attack patients, a stent is the medical device that provides the best chance of recovery. But studies comparing the use of stents to medical therapy alone have sparked controversy.

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May 5, 2010 -- Hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of Americans walking around today owe their lives to a miniscule piece of mesh called a coronary stent used to prop open a clogged artery. For heart attack patients, stents provide the greatest chance of recovery of any medical device out there. That’s not where researchers disagree.

Don't Forget Your Checklist at the Hospital

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A Johns Hopkins study shows checklists before catheters almost eliminate infections
February 11, 2010 -- Last week, the British Medical Journal published a report by a Johns Hopkins University research team that was nothing short of astonishing.

Tailored Coaching Can Control Chronic Disease

UofO researchers compared patients receiving standard disease management to a more tailored approach
June 17, 2009 -- People with chronic health conditions who receive coaching tailored to their level of health activities showed significant improvements in clinical outcomes, and experienced fewer hospitalizations and visits to the emergency room than those coached using traditional methods, according to a study published in the June issue of The American Journal of Managed Care.


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