Posts Tagged ‘Oregon Health and Science University’

OHSU Brain Institute Presents: 2012 Brain Awareness Lecture Series (Big Issues and the Brain — The Brain and Society)

OHSU Brain Institute Presents: 2012 Brain Awareness Lecture Series Big Issues and the Brain – The Brain and Society Neuroscience research has made great strides in our knowledge – and created many thought-provoking questions. Can neuroscience transform society? Is brain-enhancing technology going too far? Are you born creative, or can it be learned? Can brain […]

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Disruption to Your Biological Clock Could Lead to Alzheimer’s or Early Death

New research at Oregon State University provides evidence for the first time that disruption of circadian rhythms – the biological “clocks” found in many animals – can clearly cause accelerated neurodegeneration, loss of motor function and premature death. The study was published in Neurobiology of Disease and done by researchers at OSU and Oregon Health […]

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Seth Rogen Thinks Alzheimer’s is Funny. He’s Right, It’s Funny How Little is Being Done to Stop the Disease

Contrary to popular belief, Alzheimer’s is not a disease that only strikes senior citizens. One in 10 people diagnosed with the devastating illness is younger than 65. But those who are given the distressing diagnosis aren’t the only ones who suffer; it deeply affects their loved ones as well. Two people who are confronting the […]

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Alzheimer’s Thanksgiving – Thanks to the Diligent and Loving Caregivers

For the Thanksgiving Holiday I like to find at least one thing that I am thankful for. This year, I am thankful for Caregivers. There are many selfless acts one can do. Being a Caregiver for someone with a debilitating disease is one of the most loving and challenging. As November is National Caregiver Month […]

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Realities of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Caregiving | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Today we will continue to honor Alzheimer’s disease Caregivers. As November is National Caregiver Month and National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, we would like to take special notice of Mark Donham and to the late, Christine Donham. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to speak with Mark about his journey with Christine (Chris). […]

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Fish Oil For Cognitive Health: The Investigation Continues | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Recent media coverage about health research has emphasized study results indicating that fish oil as a treatment to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease has proven to be ineffective. Widely cited as the source of this information is an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association describing the results of an NIA study […]

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Oldest US Citizens May Hold the Clues that Explain Cognitive Decline In Dementia Patients | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Dr. Jeffrey Kaye’s Oregon Brain Aging Study (OBAS), a longitudinal study of factors related to healthy brain aging, has received a Merit Review Continuation Award from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The study, now entering its 22nd year, will use the four-year award to focus on understanding the mechanisms related to a major cause of […]

OHSU Translational Role in Aging Innovation: Molecules to Monkeys to Mirabella | Oregon Aging Research Conference

OHSU Translational Role in Aging Innovation: Molecules to Monkeys to Mirabella This innovative conference will feature national keynote speakers, top OHSU scientists, clinicians and educators, and a scientific poster session for OHSU researchers and trainees involved in aging research. This event will kick off the Healthy Aging Alliance’s vision to address the gaps that currently […]