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A check for $5,079,000 was presented by the Miami Dolphins Foundation to Sylvester director Stephen Nimer, M.D., in a half-time ceremony during the Crucial Catch Game on Sunday October 14.

Sylvester Receives $5 million from Dolphins Cancer Challenge

The Miami Dolphins announced the Dolphins Cancer Challenge VIII (DCC VIII) raised $5,079,000 for innovative cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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From left, Himanshu Arora, Ph.D., with Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D.

Sylvester Researchers Show Nitric Oxide Suppresses Drug-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown in animal models that S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO), a compound that increases nitric oxide (NO) levels, suppresses castration-resistant prostate cancer and has a major impact on tumor microenvironments. The discovery could lead to new therapies for prostate cancer patients with few options.

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Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., MS

Top UM Neurologist Dr. Ralph Sacco Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Medicine

A luminary stroke neurologist and researcher, Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., MS, professor and chair of neurology and the Olemberg Family Chair of Neurological Disorders at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

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UHealth Board Announcement

With a distinct eye on the future of health care, the University of Miami is pleased to announce the formation of the UHealth Board of Directors, a panel of highly respected leaders who will provide strategic oversight to the University of Miami Health System.

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Taming a Toxic Stew

For months, the news has been filled with stories of toxic algal blooms fouling Florida’s waterways and coastline. The algae Karenia brevis has caused the worst red tide along Florida’s southwest coast in more than a decade, and a blue-green algae called cyanobacteria has coated the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers and other freshwater canals.

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