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NIH-Backed Care Partners Program Supports the Caregivers of People with Alzheimer’s Disease 10.05.2018

Historically, physicians have focused concern on people showing early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Less appreciated, however, is the large burden placed on their caregivers. The goals of the study include reducing caregiver burden, lowering any symptoms of depression among caregivers, and helping people delay the placement of a loved one in an institutional setting.

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University of Miami First to Train Medical Students Using HelpMeSee Eye Surgery Simulator 10.04.2018

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is the first medical center in the United States to incorporate this first-of-its-kind virtual reality simulation technology in its teaching program. The HelpMeSee eye surgery simulator and simulation-based training curriculum go beyond the traditional technique driven training models to directly teach surgical decision making and tissue handling.

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A Safer Way to Edit Genes? 10.02.2018

CRISPR-Cas9 has set the research community on fire for its gene editing efficiency. But that doesn’t mean we can’t do better. Now, in a paper published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown a system used for decades in bacteria can also edit human cells. With a little optimization, this approach — called recombineering — could be a safer way to edit genes.

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Study Finds Women Who Drank More Water Had Fewer Recurring Urinary Tract Infections 10.01.2018

A study led by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has shown that increased water consumption helps reduce the recurrence of urinary tract infections (cystitis) among women.

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Major Alzheimer’s Study Locates New Therapeutic Target 09.28.2018

A large, multidimensional study, led by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher Amanda J. Myers, Ph.D., has identified a potential therapeutic target for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease — a protein called HSPA2. The study shows how comprehensive systems approaches can help answer some of the most difficult biological questions.

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Collaborative Scientific Statement Points to Benefits of ‘Radial-First’ Interventional Strategy 09.28.2018

Performing interventional cardiology procedures through the radial artery in the patient’s wrist, rather than the femoral artery in the groin, can improve patient outcomes, according to Mauricio G. Cohen, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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NSF Award Will Let UM Researchers Dig Deeper into Innovative Soil Technology 09.28.2018

Helping farmers and agricultural professionals detect nutrients and harmful chemicals in their soil in an easy, affordable and long-term way is the goal of a group of researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The promise of their new technology just landed them a competitive National Science Foundation award.

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Saving a Life by Transplanting Hope 09.28.2018

Medical student Grace Knudsen was honored at the UM-North Carolina football game on Thursday for donating her bone marrow.

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Miller School Recognizes Women in Medicine Month 09.26.2018

Each September, the Women Physicians Section of the American Medical Association celebrates Women in Medicine Month to honor physicians who have offered their time, wisdom and support to advance the careers of women in medicine. “It is important to recognize the vital — and growing — role that women physicians play at the Miller School of Medicine,” said Henri R. Ford, M.D., MHA, dean and chief academic officer.

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Sylvester is Sole Florida Site for TAPUR Study 09.26.2018

TAPUR — Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry — is for patients with advanced solid tumors in a variety of cancers, including breast, ovarian, pancreatic, and head and neck, which are no longer responding to standard cancer treatments.

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