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Retroviral Protein Triggers Proliferation of Immune Cells


October 23, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Scientists here have found that a protein in the retrovirus known as human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) can cause immune cells to divide and proliferate, helping the virus spread through the body. The protein, known as p12, was formerly thought to be unimportant during infection, causing scientists to regard it as a nonessential “accessory gene.” The rest of the story



Ohio State Shares Lead in New Federal Biodefense Project


September 29, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The University of Minnesota and Ohio State University will lead a new 15-institution project to plan a Regional Center of Excellence for biodefense.</p> <p align="left"> The two-year effort, sponsored by the National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases in the National Institutes of Health, will focus on how some specific organisms that have a potential for use as bioterrorism agents develop and are transmitted.</p> <p align="left"> This $1 million award is one of several the agency announced today that are part of a comprehensive effort to increase our understanding of microorganisms that might pose a risk as biological agents. The NIH is providing $350 million to fund eight Regional Centers of Excellence and two planning grants for such centers.</p> The rest of the story



Carson Named Associate Director of OSUCCC for Clinical Research


September 15, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An oncologist with special interest in immunology has been named associate director for clinical research for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC). The rest of the story



Breaking New Ground: Biomedical Research Tower on Horizon


September 09, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Medical Center will celebrate the launch of construction of a $151 million Biomedical Research Tower by hosting a week of events from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3 highlighting innovative medical research and the economic benefits the tower’s new research activities will bring to Ohio. The rest of the story



Discovery: The Foundation for the Future
- OSU Medical Center Celebrates Biomedical Research


August 29, 2003

The Ohio State University Medical Center will celebrate biomedical research with a weeklong series of activities September 29 through October 3. Thomas Cech, PhD, Nobel Prize winner and president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will deliver the OSU Medical Center Biomedical Research Symposia keynote lecture on Wednesday, October 1, at 5:00 pm, in the auditorium of the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute. His talk is titled, “Catalytic RNA to Howard Hughes,” and CME credit will be awarded. Cech's visit is sponsored by the OSU Office of Research as part of the University Research Lecture Series. The rest of the story



Nobel Prize Laureate Cech Delivers Keynote Address for Biomedical Research Symposia


August 29, 2003

Thomas Cech, PhD, Nobel Prize winner and president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will deliver the OSU Medical Center <a href="article.cfm?ID=1433"> Biomedical Research Symposia</a> keynote lecture at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2003 in the auditorium of the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute. His talk is titled, <em>“Catalytic RNA to Howard Hughes.”</em> The rest of the story



Bush Administration Health Officials Visit Medical Center


August 13, 2003

Three of the nation’s top doctors visited The Ohio State University Medical Center Wednesday, August 13 to promote the need for strengthening Medicare as part of the “Better Benefits Tour.” The rest of the story



Examining Osteoarthritis


August 11, 2003

The Departments of Internal Medicine, Radiology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at The Ohio State University comprise one of four clinical sites for a national initiative aimed at furthering our understanding osteoarthritis, one of the most disabling conditions suffered by older adults. The rest of the story



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