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University of Miami Health System Starts Clinical Trial to Test Regenerative Treatment for Stroke 03.28.2017

The University of Miami Health System is starting a clinical trial to further evaluate the safety and efficacy of an investigational cell therapy for the treatment of chronic motor deficit following an ischemic stroke.

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Researchers show p300 protein may suppress leukemia in MDS patients 03.27.2017

Scientists at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown that p300, a protein that increases gene expression by attaching acetyl molecules to DNA, may stop myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) from developing into acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The study was published in the journal Leukemia.

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Miller School Researchers Move Forward with Development of Zika Vaccine 03.27.2017

Following early-stage development of a vaccine to protect against the Zika virus, a group of researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has published its initial findings. Now, with new funding, they are moving forward with non-human primate testing and, eventually, phase I human trials.

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UHealth Surgeons at Jackson Remove Two Brain Tumors from Pregnant Woman 03.23.2017

A Florida mother is thanking University of Miami Health System doctors after they removed two benign brain tumors strangling her optic nerves and restored her sight – all while she was six months pregnant.

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Study Suggests New Way to Prevent Vision Loss in Diabetics and Premature Babies 03.22.2017

Researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have identified a new molecule that induces the formation of abnormal blood vessels in the eyes of diabetic mice. The study suggests that inhibiting this molecule may prevent similarly aberrant blood vessels from damaging the vision of not only diabetics, but also premature infants.

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Miller School Students Celebrate Their Futures at Match Day 2017 03.20.2017

Screams of joy extended far beyond the Schoninger Research Quadrangle on Friday as members of the Miller School of Medicine Class of 2017 joined medical students all over the country for Match Day, when they learn where they will spend the next several years of their training.

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Successful Patient Safety Week Concludes 03.17.2017

Friday was the fifth and final day of Patient Safety Week activities. With the theme of the day being preventing infection, hands across campus were washed and sanitized in record numbers. Hand sanitizer bottles were given away throughout UHealth locations, and the Hand Sanitizer Mascot made surprise inspirational appearances.

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Study Points to Dangers in Unproven Stem Cell Treatments 03.16.2017

Three South Florida women suffered serious loss of vision soon after receiving stem cell treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) at a Broward County clinic in 2015, according to a study published on March 15 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Researchers Find Independence of Two Risk Factors for Death in Chronic Kidney Disease 03.16.2017

Researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine participated in a multicenter study demonstrating that inflammation and elevated levels of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), an endocrine hormone, are independent risk factors for death in chronic kidney disease.

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Event Brings Donors and Scholars Together 03.15.2017

The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine was Nikesh Doshi's first choice for medical school, particularly after completing his undergraduate studies as a ’Cane. The third-year Miller School medical student, who is pursuing a career in internal medicine, says his education might not have been possible if not for the funding he received through the Jeannette Newton Scholarship,’94.

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