Drug interactions causing a significant impact on statin use

Drug interactions can often cause unwanted side effects among people who take statin drugs, leading them to discontinue use of a valuable medication that could save their life.

Problems continue with inappropriate prescription of antipsychotic drugs

Problems are continuing with inappropriate use of low-dose, antipsychotic drugs, too often prescribed for conditions in which their safety and efficacy is not proven.

Nanotech system, cellular heating may improve treatment of ovarian cancer

OSU engineers and pharmaceutical researchers have developed an innovative use of nanotechnology and chemotherapy to improve the treatment of ovarian cancer.

Gut microbes closely linked to range of health issues

Researchers are gaining a new appreciation of the critical role that gut microbes play in the immune system, and how their disruption may lead to disease.

Statins being overprescribed for growing number of kidney disease patients

Statin drugs are often being inappropriately prescribed for a growing number of patients with kidney disease, researchers say in a new report.

Oregon State researchers move closer to better care for life-threatening pregnancy condition

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon State University scientists have produced a proof of concept for a new and better way of caring for women facing the life-threatening situation of ectopic pregnancy, which occurs when a fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the lining of the uterus.

Oregon State University sets record for annual research funding with awards totaling more than $471 million

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research funding at Oregon State University increased by greater than 22% in the last fiscal year to more than $471 million, a university record.

Oregon State researchers develop messenger RNA therapy for ovarian cancer, muscle wasting

PORTLAND, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University have developed a promising, first-of-its-kind messenger RNA therapy for ovarian cancer as well as cachexia, a muscle-wasting condition associated with cancer and other chronic illnesses.

 

Nanoparticles developed at OSU show promise for locating, removing endometriosis lesions

PORTLAND, Ore. – Scientists have developed a new nanotechnology approach for locating and removing the painful and dangerous lesions associated with endometriosis, a common gynecological condition in women of childbearing age.

Oregon State hemp vs. COVID researcher thinks preclinical trials will happen in ‘next few months’

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University scientist who led the groundbreaking discovery that a pair of hemp compounds can block the coronavirus from entering human cells thinks preclinical trials will happen within a few months.

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