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Sylvester Researchers Play Key Role in Groundbreaking AML Study 10.19.2018

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of 11 academic medical centers collaborating in the Beat AML Initiative, sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For more than five years, samples from 526 patients were collected from across the country. The study, “Functional Genomic Landscape of Acute Myeloid Leukemia,” was published on October 17 in Nature.

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Miller School Doctoral Student Explores Connection Between Vision and Cognition 10.18.2018

When Diane Zheng, MS, was a teenager growing up in southern China, she watched as her grandmother’s personality faded and transformed as a result of Alzheimer’s disease. Then, in recent years, the pain resurfaced as her family watched her father-in-law deteriorate and eventually pass away from the same disease.

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Dr. Sylvia Daunert Aims for Huge Breakthroughs on the Nanoscale 10.17.2018

As BioNIUM’s new director, the chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology plans to elevate UM’s biomedical nanotechnology institute to international prominence.

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Sylvester Receives $5 million from Dolphins Cancer Challenge 10.15.2018

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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Top UM Neurologist Dr. Ralph Sacco Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Medicine 10.15.2018

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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Sylvester Researchers Show Nitric Oxide Suppresses Drug-Resistant Prostate Cancer 10.15.2018

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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UHealth Board Announcement 10.12.2018

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 10.12.2018

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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Miller School’s Summer Programs Promote Diversity in Medical Education 10.11.2018

Three years ago, Luis Gutierrez was losing his focus on a medical career. But after earning his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley, he attended a summer program for minority students offered by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Now, Gutierez is a first-year student in the Miller School’s M.D./MPH program focusing on emergency medicine.

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Genetic Discoveries in Spinal Nerve Cells Hold Promise for Treating Some Neurodegenerative Diseases 10.09.2018

Researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine took three big steps that could someday help people with neuromuscular diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, and hereditary spastic paraplegia.

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