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OHSU researchers able to determine brain maturity through analyzing MRI scans

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Using MRI technology and mathematical analysis, researchers at Oregon Health & Science University and Washington University in St. Louis are now able to accurately predict a young person's age simply by studying their brain scans...

Researchers identify ocular side effects of commonly prescribed drugs

Drugs commonly prescribed to osteoporosis and cancer patients may also cause serious ocular side effects in some cases. That's the conclusion of a study published today by scientists at the Oregon Health & Science University Casey Eye Institute. This research is expected to alert physicians to monitor patients for eye problems not previously associated with the drug. The announcement may also help physicians identify problems earlier, therefore preventing long-term sight damage. Finally, this finding may prompt drug companies to update their product labeling, forewarning physicians and users.

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