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Astoria Opens Radiation Center In Collaboration With OHSU

OPB | Oct. 16, 2017 1:45 p.m. | Portland

It took the capping of a municipal dump and the building of a new athletics center, but Astoria now has its own new radiation center.

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Knight Cancer Institute Hopes Collaboration Will Lead To Cures

OPB | Oct. 11, 2017 8:30 a.m. | Portland

OPB is tracking the $1 billion quest to cure cancer at Oregon Health & Science University. In this story: How do you attract world-class researchers to Oregon for a cancer cure moonshot?

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Can A Building Help Cure Cancer?

OPB | Oct. 11, 2017 8:30 a.m. | Portland

The physical centerpiece of the new Knight Cancer Institute is a seven-story laboratory in Portland's South Waterfront neighborhood. Can a building help cure cancer? 

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The $1 Billion Question: Can OHSU Really Cure Cancer?

OPB | Oct. 11, 2017 8:30 a.m. | Portland

OPB is tracking Oregon Health & Science University's $1 billion quest to cure cancer. To start, a look at the underlying reality facing scientists: Cancer is actually many different diseases, and it's going to need many different cures.

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What Happens To Our Bodies When It's Hot Out?

OPB | Aug. 3, 2017 2:36 p.m. | Portland

Here's how our bodies respond when hot weather strikes.

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Portland Partners With Colleges To Create School Of Public Health

OPB | March 20, 2017 9 a.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced the partnership with Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland State University and Portland Community College Monday morning.

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The Role Of Scientists | Psychiatric ER | Juniper Industry

OPB | Feb. 2, 2017 noon

A well-known scientist says scientists need to be more human in a "post-truth world." Portland opens a psychiatric emergency room. And the state gives out grants to log juniper — we'll find out how it works.

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The Invisible World Of Imaginary Friends

OPB | June 9, 2016 noon

At least 65% of children have imaginary friends. And that's a good thing, says a University of Oregon professor who runs the Imagination Research Lab.

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9 Serious Problems At OHSU Primate Center In 16 Months

OPB | May 31, 2016 11:29 a.m. | Portland

OHSU has released a list of problems in its animal research centers over the last 16 months.

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Oregon Researchers Frustrated By Federal Genetic Testing Block

OPB | April 22, 2016 10:10 a.m. | Portland

Congressional efforts to block research on the genes of human embryos continues. Researchers at Oregon Health & Sciences University find that particularly frustrating.

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Robots Are Taking Over Taco Bell

Marketplace | April 7, 2016 12:58 p.m.

Okay maybe not, but they might be taking jobs.

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OSU Develops New System For Freezing Human Tissue

OPB | Nov. 30, 2015 10:57 a.m. | Portland

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered a new way to freeze human tissue without causing as much damage.

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OHSU May Buy Partial Ownership Stake In Moda

OPB | Nov. 16, 2015 3:47 p.m. | Portland

Oregon Health & Science University has signed a letter of intent with Moda Health to work together — and possibly acquire part of the health insurance company.


After Possible Evidence Tampering, Brown's Office To Look Into OSP Lab Practices

OPB | Sept. 25, 2015 10:09 a.m.

That's alongside investigations by Oregon's Department of Justice and the Deschutes County's District Attorney.

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Is Science Research In Crisis?

OPB | Sept. 2, 2015 12:06 p.m.

A new project showed nearly 60 percent of 100 published studies in prestigious psychology journals didn't hold up the second time they were run. What does this mean for scientific research?

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Meet The 'Really Big One': The Northwest's Megaquake

OPB | July 16, 2015 midnight | Portland

Scientists tell us our region is going to experience a subduction zone earthquake and tsunami. It will be so disruptive, it will change the region forever.

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OHSU Will Open Coos Bay Rural Campus This Fall

The Coos Bay World | July 9, 2015 11:31 a.m. | Coos Bay, Oregon

Oregon Health and Science University has set the stage for a rural campus to be located in Coos Bay that will train students in the medical fields and allow them to serve residents of Coos County.

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OHSU Achieves $500 Million Goal For Cancer Research, Phil Knight To Match

OPB | June 25, 2015 8:47 a.m. | Portland

Oregon Health & Science University has reached its $500 million fundraising goal for the school's cancer research campaign.

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How Powerful Is A 9.0 Earthquake?

OPB | March 9, 2015 9:31 a.m.

While there are many lessons Oregon can take away from the massive earthquake that struck Japan in 2011, one of the most basic is just how much more energy is released during a 9.0 compared to lesser magnitude earthquakes.

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Japan Earthquake Holds Lessons For Oregon Coast

OPB | Jan. 27, 2015 8:45 p.m. | Kadonowaki, Japan

Advanced engineering and a location just outside of the tsunami zone allowed the Ishinomaki Red Cross Hospital in Japan to survive the 9.0 magnitude earthquake of March 11, 2011.