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Neurologist Helps Establish New Standard of Care for Acute Stroke Treatment 04.17.2015

A new treatment strategy for stroke patients using a retrievable stent to open large arteries in conjunction with “clot-busting” medication can dramatically reduce long-term disability, according to a ground-breaking study published online April 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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UHealth Neurosurgeon Relieves Florida Firefighter’s Mysterious Pain 04.17.2015

Dan Brooks, an Indian River County firefighter and father of four, is not one to complain easily. Six years ago, he began experiencing pain on the side of his face. At first, it came and went, but over time the searing pain grew more intense and occurred more frequently.

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Sylvester Researchers Report Prevention of Lethal Prostate Cancer with 4-MU Dietary Supplement 04.16.2015

In a groundbreaking laboratory study, a research team at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that a non-toxic oral agent that is also consumed as an over-the-counter dietary supplement in Europe and Asia for improving liver health, is highly effective in both preventing and treating prostate cancer. Additionally the agent was able to halt the metastatic spread of the disease.

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Miller School Leaders Welcome UM President-Elect Dr. Julio Frenk 04.14.2015

The morning after being named the next President of the University of Miami, Julio Frenk, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., currently Dean of Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, met with clinical chairs and other leadership at the Miller School of Medicine.

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Discovery of Critical Gene Mutation Linked to Hereditary Deafness 04.14.2015

A gene mutation causing a form of hereditary deafness has been identified by an international team of researchers led by Xuezhong Liu, M.D., Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor and Vice Chair for Research in Otolaryngology and Director of the Center for Hereditary Deafness at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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CFAR Symposium Explores New Frontiers of HIV Research and Therapies 04.14.2015

The 11th annual Miami CFAR Symposium, “Confronting HIV and Its Complications,” drew nearly 200 clinicians, researchers, educators, students and pharmaceutical company representatives to hear some of the world’s leading experts present the most current information available on HIV research and therapies.

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Erectile Dysfunction Drug Plays Role in Novel Cancer Treatment 04.14.2015

At a news conference on April 7, a Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center patient talked about his participation in a clinical trial that explored the role of a well-known erectile dysfunction drug in weakening head and neck squamous cell tumors prior to their surgical removal.

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Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Receives Accreditation 04.14.2015

The University of Miami Orthopedic Residency in Physical Therapy has received prestigious accreditation by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.

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Students and Oncologist Go Bald to Raise Money and Awareness for Pediatric Cancer Research 04.14.2015

’Canes and Coral Gables campus visitors lined the steps of the University of Miami’s Rock Plaza on April 10 to see volunteers getting their heads shaved as part of the ’Canes Go Bald 4 Kids event. Organized by UM juniors and Sigma Lambda Gamma sorority sisters Muniphe Green and Maite Torres, the event raised more than $3,100 in donations to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

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Faculty and Staff Shape Their Bodies, Minds — and Kids — during UM-Wide Week of Well-Being 04.13.2015

The University’s third annual Week of Well-Being and Take Our Children to Work Day provided plenty of opportunities for employees and students on all three campuses to tone, tighten, and test their bodies and minds.

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