Marijuana as medicine

While marijuana has a long history of cultivation, consumption and regulation, scientists are still learning how the plant’s compounds behave in the human body. At the June 6 Corvallis Science Pub, Jane Ishmael will provide an overview of what is known about the chemicals in marijuana and how they affect health.

Oregon State research reaches record, exceeds $308 million

Oregon State University research funding reached $308.9 million, its highest level ever, in the fiscal year that ended on June 30.

"Get Smart About Antibiotics Week" event planned in Portland

The fifth annual "Aware at the Square" event about antibiotics and other health issues will be Nov. 21 in Portland.

Science of skin to be presented at Corvallis Science Pub

Americans spend billions to beautify their outermost organ – to make it softer and younger, to erase wrinkles, conceal freckles, fake a tan, or flaunt a tattoo.

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Americans spend billions to beautify their outermost organ – to make it softer and younger, to erase wrinkles, conceal freckles, fake a tan, or flaunt a tattoo.

 

At the March 10 Corvallis Science Pub, Arup Indra of the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy will discuss what scientists know about skin development and what happens when things go awry. The Science Pub presentation, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6 p.m. in the Old World Deli located at 341 S.W. Second St. in Corvallis.

 

Indra and his wife, Gitali Indra, collaborate in studies of skin cell development. Their goal is to identify treatment options to help protect against diseases such as skin cancer and eczema. More cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States every year than of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer combined.

 

And while skin cancer rates vary geographically, the nation’s highest are in the Pacific Northwest.

 

Sponsors of Science Pub include Terra magazine at OSU, the Downtown Corvallis Association and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

 

OSU pharmacy students set "AWARE in the Square" event in Portland

OSU pharmacy students and Oregon AWARE will host a health education event in Portland on Friday, Nov. 22. The fourth annual “AWARE in the Square” event will be at Pioneer Courthouse Square from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Genetics of cervical cancer raise concern about antiviral therapy in some cases

A new genetic understanding of cervical cancer suggests that some antiviral therapies could actually trigger the cancer they are trying to cure.

Research offers promising new approach to treatment of lung cancer

A new drug delivery system could significantly improve the treatment of lung cancer, using nanotechnology as a carrier to inhale the chemotherapeutic drugs directly into the lungs.

Breakup of physician, drug company relationship could improve health care, cut cost

Drug costs could be significantly reduced and health care improved if a long-standing relationship between physicians and drug company representatives were broken up.

Outpatients, hospital patients face different problems with antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is now as bad in some outpatient, community settings as it is in hospitals, and researchers say more needs to be done to study the issue.

Co-Q10 deficiency may relate to statin drugs, diabetes risk

OSU pharmacy researchers have discovered that co-enzyme Q10 appears in laboratory tests to offset a serious side effect of statin drugs - an increase in adult onset diabetes.

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