Breast cancer survivors at higher risk for falls

St. Louis, MO, March 4, 2011 — The combined effects of chemotherapy and endocrine therapy may increase the risk of bone fractures in breast cancer survivors. In a study scheduled for publication in the April issue of the Archives of Physical Medic…

Scientists discover cell of origin for childhood muscle cancer

PORTLAND, Ore. — Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital have defined the cell of origin for a kind of cancer called sarcoma. In a study published today as the Featured Article in the journal Cancer Cell,…

Do birth control pills cause weight gain? New research says no

PORTLAND, Ore. — According to research conducted at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University, the commonly held belief that oral contraceptives cause weight gain appears to be false. The results of the stud…

OHSU research suggests yoga can counteract fibromyalgia

PORTLAND, Ore — According to new research conducted at Oregon Health & Science University, yoga exercises may have the power to combat fibromyalgia — a medical disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain. The research is being published …

Scientists find adult stem cells can heal diseased liver tissue

Researchers have explained how adult stem cells can heal diseased liver tissue. The research helps direct scientists in the quest for therapeutic uses of adult stem cells, which are derived from bone marrow. The research may also help define the therapeutic limits of these stem cells.

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