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Four questions with Vivek Unni, MD, PhD

Vivek Unni, MD, PhD, is the inaugural John Hammerstad, MD, Professor of Basic Research of Movement Disorders and the interim director for the Jungers Center for Neurosciences Research. He joined the Department of Neurology and the OHSU Parkinson Center and Movement Disorders Program in 2011. Before coming to OHSU, Unni was an instructor in neurology […]

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Brain Health

The best in brain care, powered by discovery The brain is one of the most complex organs in the human body. Containing 100 billion nerve cells that “talk” to each other through 100 trillion connections, it does more than govern our movements and emotions—it literally defines who we are as individuals.   That’s why diseases and injuries that strike the […]

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Why do more women get Alzheimer’s?

Almost two-thirds of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease are women. There is a myth that the discrepancy is simply due to women living longer than men. But the truth is much more complicated. Now scientists at OHSU have found a key to what might be causing the difference, and they are working to find a […]

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Beyond ADHD

Joel Nigg, PhD, is one of the world’s top ADHD researchers. He aims to understand the different causes and influences for ADHD, find ways to detect it better and develop more effective treatments.

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Rebecca Spain, MD: Transforming MS treatment

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable disease. The cause is unknown, and people who suffer experience a range of symptoms that come and go over time. Although scientists are making progress on more affordable, effective treatments, the sense of uncertainty when dealing with this disease is hard to ignore. So, when Rebecca Spain, MD, MSPH, received […]

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