A Portland State University biology professor who's been tramping around the globe for 18 years hunting viruses has marked a breakthrough that could help patients infected with the HIV virus that leads to AIDS.
A research team led by Portland State University biology professor Ken Stedman has unlocked the structure of an unusual virus that lives in volcanic hot springs. The discovery could pave the way for better drugs to treat Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which can lead to AIDS.
(Portland, Ore.) Nov. 18, 2014 – Portland State University’s Population Research Center (PRC) released the preliminary 2014 population estimates for Oregon and its cities and counties. Results show Oregon’s population increased from 3,919,025 in 2013 to 3,962,565 in 2014, or by 43,545, primarily due to people moving to the state.
Elex Biotech Awarded NIH Small Business Grant to Develop Drugs to Treat Heart Arrhythmias
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 7:50am
Portland, Oregon, November 7, 2014 — Elex Biotech, LLC, a biotech firm with ties to Portland State University (PSU), has received a two-year grant for over $1.4 Million from the National Institutes of Health. The grant will help support development of new drug compounds for the treatment of heart arrhythmias in catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT), an often-fatal inherited disorder.
New faculty member Steve Reichow studies the form and function of membrane proteins, a class of proteins with potentially significant implications for our understanding of physiology and the targeted treatment of disease.