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Construction of New $160M Cancer Research Building Underway at OHSU

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Jun 27, 2016

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The Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health and Science University, a world-leader in cancer research, recently accomplished raising $1 billion in funding to help support the groundbreaking life science research being conducted at the center.

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Tags: new research building, Oregon Health and Science University, Northwest, cancer research, OR, OHSU, Portland, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire, Western, Knight Cancer Institute

Portland Scientists Awarded $3M for Tuberculosis Vaccine Research

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Feb 01, 2016

Tuberculosis is the number one cause of death by infectious disease around the world. In 2014, this contagious bacterial infection was responsible for 1.5 million deaths worldwide. Although the disease is treatable and curable, it still persists as a global health problem that scientists continue to study, to develop new and improved treatments. 

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently granted scientists from the Oregon Health and Science University $3 million to research potential vaccines for tuberculosis

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Tags: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, tuberculosis, Oregon Health and Science University, Northwest, OR, OHSU, Portland, new funding, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire, MAIT cells

Military Backed Research Leads to Visionary UO Patent

Posted by Robert Larkin on Wed, Aug 26, 2015

For millions of people worldwide, conditions such as macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa can cause progressive and irreversible vision loss, brought on by a loss of function in the eye’s photoreceptor cells. In an effort to turn back the clock on this process, a researcher from the University of Oregon is implementing a novel technology. 

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Tags: UOr, Vision Sciences Research, University of Oregon, Oregon, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Front Line Event, Biomaterials, Research Funding, OR, Eugene, Northwest Region, Materials Research

OHSU’s $7.2M West Nile Vaccine Goes to Clinical Trials

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Aug 03, 2015

West Nile Virus is a debilitating disease that is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Much like victims of malaria, and other mosquito-born pathogens, those affected by West Nile virus are at risk for serious illness or even death.

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Tags: Bioresearch, Oregon Health and Science University, vaccine research, infectious diseases, Oregon, 2015, disease research, Research Funding, NIH, OR, OHSU, Portland, NIH funding, Northwest Region, NIH grants, BioResearch Product Faire™

OSU receives $24.8M to Expand Marine Science Center

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Scientists at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon will be stretching their legs a bit more in 2018, thanks to $24.8 million in recently approved state bonding. 

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Tags: Oregon State University, Oregon, biomarine research, Marine Biology, 2015, marine biology research, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Research Funding, marine science, OR, Northwest Region, OSU, new building expansion, ORSTU

Oregon State Researchers Develop New Polymer Dairy Thickener

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Jul 06, 2015

Microbiologists at Oregon State University have discovered and are licensing a new type of natural polymer dairy or food thickener called Ropy 352.

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Tags: Bioresearch, Oregon State University, food science, Microbiology, Oregon, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, OR, Corvallis, Northwest Region, ORSTU

UO Researchers Accidentally Illuminate New Biotech

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Jun 16, 2015

A laboratory failure has led to the accidental creation of a new technology that could benefit agriculture, thanks to the smart thinking of researchers at the University of Oregon

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Tags: Bioresearch, Oregon Health and Science University, UOr, agriculture, University of Oregon, Oregon, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Front Line Event, Biotech current events, OR, Eugene, Northwest Region, life science research grants, Science Events

OHSU Sets Sights on $3.3M in NIH Funding for New Biotech

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, May 26, 2015

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University’s Casey Eye Institute are taking a strike at the leading causes of blindness, thanks to over $3 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health.

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Tags: Bioresearch, Oregon Health and Science University, Northwest, Oregon, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Biotechnology, OR, Portland, NIH funding, research grants, NIH grants

UCSF and OHSU Team Up to Tackle Childhood Leukemia

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Scientists from UC San Francisco and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) have teamed up to tackle acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a blood cancer that typically affects children from two to five years old.

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Tags: CA, Leukemia, Oregon Health and Science University, cancer research, Oregon, California, Pediatric Cancer Research, 2015, San Francisco, SFVS, BioResearch Product Faire Event, OR, UCSF, OHSU, Portland, UC San Francisco, Biotechnology Vendor Showcase Event

AIDS Vaccine Research at OHSU Funded by $25M from Gates Foundation Grant

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, Sep 08, 2014

Once a stigmatized disease, AIDS is now a primary focus for many researchers seeking to address deadly health problems and potentially save the lives of millions of men, women and children. AIDS killed 1.5 million people worldwide last year, a staggering number that has drawn the attention of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Addressing this disease is a priority for the Gates Foundation, as is evidenced by all the work they have done to select and fund promising research. Fortunately, scientists all over the world are searching for innovative solutions to curing this disease. The Gates Foundation has found one likely contender for a vaccine that may also work as a cure in the work of a science researcher at Oregon Health and Science University.

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Tags: 2014, Oregon Health and Science University, Northwest, Life Science Funding, BioResearch Product Faire Event, OR, OHSU, Portland, new funding, AIDS vaccine research

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