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Current Science Events, Funding, and a New Building for Oregon schools

Posted by BCI Staff on Mon, Jul 30, 2012

 News from the Oregon Marketplace

Oregon Health and Science University received funding from the NIH to further Cardiac Arrest Studies

According to OHSU News, “Oregon Health & Science University is participating in a multi-center clinical trial to determine whether two drugs commonly used to stabilize the heart during cardiac arrest actually improve survival rates and neurological function among cardiac arrest victims.”

Current Science events Paramedics                    Dr. Mohamud Daya at OHSU

Image Courtesy of Chris Wagner                                      Image of Dr. Mohamud Daya

                                                                   Courtesy of Division of Emergency Medicine

According to Mohamud Daya, M.D., the principal investigator and associate professor of emergency medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, "During cardiac arrest, the heart stops functioning, and unless restarted within minutes, the patient typically dies. Treatments applied by paramedics and first responders at the scene are based on what's been successful in non-human models of resuscitation, hospital-based therapies and expert opinion."

The study is a part of the National Institutes of Health-funded Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC), which is funded by: 

This study is being conducted in Oregon, as well as various states within the USA and Canada.


New Research Building at OSU

College of Health and Human Services at OHU

Image Courtesy of Oregon State University College of Public Health & Human Sciences 

Oregon State University has just opened a new facility called the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition, and Preventive Health. 

    • Opened June 6
    • The Moore family donated $5 million to build the facility
    • This was the second largest gift OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences has ever received.
    • The Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families was established in 2007 through from $8 million donation
    • The Campaign for OSU has raised more than $800 million toward its $1 billion goal.

New Research Developments at OSU

At OSU there has been a breakthrough in viewing molecules, this has become tremendously important for X-ray crystallographers. 

According to Nick Houtman, OSU's director of research communications and editor of Terra, “As X-rays pass through atoms, they reflect distinctive patterns.  But, like a photocopy the edges are not as great and that data is thrown out." 

Dilemma: There are too many random errors in the middle of a lot of background noise.

X-Ray CrystallographyImage Courtesy of University of Miami

However two scientists, Oregon State University biophysicist Andy Karplus and his colleague Kay Diederichs at the University of Konstanz in Germany, have figured out that there is useful information in this thrown out data.

Andy with model caption resized 600Image Courtesy of Oregon State University




This discovery has been published in both in Terra Magazine as well as Science journal.

Importance: This study will further biology, medical diagnostics, nanotechnology and other fields. This will allow for more studies to be conducted, therefore more funding for the university.


Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. invites you to connect with University of Oregon life science researchers and to showcase new laboratory products at the upcoming BioResearch Product Faire™ events on At the Universities below. Researchers are invited to attend for free and learn about the latest laboratory equipment and supplies. Exhibitors can click the buttons within this article for funding stats and show information. We offer these three excellent networking and sales opportunities consecutively in Oregon in the Fall:

  • Eugene Front Line™ event: 9/11/2012 on the University of Oregon campus
  • Corvallis Bioresearch Product Faire™ event: 9/12/2012 on the Oregon State University campus
  • Portland Bioresearch Product Faire™ event: 9/13/2012 on the OHSU campus

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Tags: 2012 Research Funding, Oregon State University, UOr, University of Oregon, 2012, scientific research, Cardiac Arrest, X-ray crystallographers, OHSU, ORSTU

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