News broke this week from Hong Kong of the first gene-modified babies, born in China; the revelation struck close to home here at OHSU.
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PORTLAND, Ore. – A new study published online today in the journal Nature identifies 27 genes that, if mutated, will either cause autism or contribute to its risk. The study is the most comprehensive look at the genomes of parents and children where one child is affected by autism.
The OHSU Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting. Agenda items include:
An Oregon Health & Science University neuroscientist who studies the developing brain has won a special presidential award — the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their careers.
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have discovered that an antioxidant designed by scientists more than a dozen years ago to fight damage within human cells significantly helps symptoms in mice that have a multiple sclerosis-like disease.
Medical science has known for years that people who drink moderate amounts of alcohol actually have a reduced risk of death. In general, they are healthier and have better cardiovascular function that those who don't drink alcohol at all.
Fatigue brought on by chemotherapy may be reversed with orexin, a brain protein that regulates arousal and sleep, according to a study led by an investigator with the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).
The board of directors of The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) made the largest discretionary grant in the organization's 40-year history in support of Oregon Health & Science University's Knight Cancer Challenge to raise money for research to combat the disease. The $1 million grant to the OHSU Foundation was announced Tuesday, Nov. 19.