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|Articles - May 2014|
|Monday, April 28, 2014|
BY LINDA BAKER
Found in all cells, mitochondria are tube shape “organelles” that convert food into useful energy; when mitochondria fail, disease results. Now researchers at OHSU have found that an antioxidant targeting “mitochondrial dysfunction” can help alleviate symptoms in mice that have a multiple sclerosis-type disease. MS is a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks the myelin, a protective sheath surrounding nerve fibers of the central nervous system. Symptoms can include blurred vision, numbness and paralysis. Treated with the antioxidant — called MitoQ — afflicted mice showed reduced demyelination and inflammation of the neurons, says P. Hemachandra Reddy, an associate scientist in the Division of Neuroscience at OHSU’s Oregon National Primate Research Center. The antioxidant appears to work by entering neuronal cells quickly, then “scavenging” the free radicals that can damage cells — damage linked to numerous maladies. The next step is to understand exactly how MitoQ protects mitochondria within the brains of mice with the MS-type condition — and then conduct trials on humans. Although MitoQ was designed more than a dozen years ago, this is the first time it has been tested as an MS therapy. “This is a major breakthrough for MS patients,” says Reddy.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Oregon Business magazine won two silver awards for excellence in writing in the National American Society of Business Publication Editors Western region competition.
Monday, June 16, 2014
The Oregon economy could get a boost from a new trade agreement being negotiated between the U.S. and the European Union.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Citing the transition to catch shares management as a key to rebuilding stocks and reducing bycatch, 13 species caught by the West Coast trawl fishery today earned designation from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as sustainable.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Remember the naysayers? Those who called the South Waterfront aerial tram a boondoggle? Those who rejoiced at the massive sell off of luxury condos at the John Ross and Atwater Place?
Thursday, June 19, 2014
BY MONICA ENAND | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Nine tips for building habits among employees to respond when needed.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Scott Kveton, the CEO of Urban Airship is taking a leave of absence from the company. As the story continues to unfold, here’s our perspective on a few of the key players.
Friday, June 06, 2014
BY KATIE AUSBURGER | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
How to build a hipster-friendly work environment.
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