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Study Finds Intranasal Stem Cell Therapy Restores Sense of Smell in Mice 05.30.2019

A stem cell therapy delivered into the nose can restore the sense of smell in a mouse model of olfactory loss. The findings, published May 30 in the journal Stem Cell Reports, provide proof of principle for an approach that has the potential to be of broad use for a range of clinical conditions causing loss of olfaction.

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Regional Medical Campus Educators Recognized at George Paff Teaching Awards Ceremony 05.29.2019

A select group of faculty, residents, and staff from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Regional Medical Campus (RMC) were recognized at the 2019 RMC George Paff Teaching Awards Ceremony held Thursday, May 16 at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida.

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Researchers Gain Insight into How Heart Failure Develops in People with Chronic Kidney Disease 05.29.2019

While insulin does not cure type 1 diabetes, it helps many people maintain healthy blood sugar levels. However, for many people suffering from type 1 brittle diabetes, insulin just isn’t enough. Fortunately, a new treatment may soon be available to help them: islet cell transplantation.

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FDA Gives Orphan Status for Potential Type 1 ‘Brittle’ Diabetes Therapy 05.28.2019

For many people suffering from type 1 brittle diabetes, insulin just isn’t enough. Fortunately, a new treatment may soon be available to help them: islet cell transplantation.

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Screening of Autosports Safety Documentary Raises Money for KiDZ Neuroscience Center 05.23.2019

An advance screening of a documentary about the work of autosports safety pioneer Stephen Olvey, M.D., drew a large audience of famed race drivers and other supporters to help raise money for the KiDZ Neuroscience Center at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Sylvester Investigator Wins Prestigious Award for Advancing Urologic Research 05.23.2019

The Society for Women in Urology and the Society for Basic Urological Research recognize a female scientist annually for advancing the field of basic science urological research. This year the Excellence in Urologic Research award went to Kerry L. Burnstein, Ph.D.

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Solemn Event Marks Anniversary of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shootings 05.22.2019

Following the mass shooting tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School in Parkland, Fla., on February 14, 2018, MSD alumni and University of Miami students gathered at a campus-held vigil and relied on each other for support. One of the alumni, Alexander Margetts, a neuroscience student at UM, remembers feeling powerless — the tragedy had taken 17 lives in a place close to his heart.

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Dr. Charles Vogel wins Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award 05.21.2019

Charles L. Vogel, M.D., director of the Women’s Center at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at Deerfield Beach, received the AXA Advisors Lifetime Achievement Award Tuesday at the annual Health Care Heroes Awards presented by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

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UM Expert Co-Authors New Recommendations to Improve Stroke Systems of Care and Patient Outcomes 05.21.2019

A neurologist with UHealth — the University of Miami Health System and the Miller School of Medicine co-authored newly released guidelines to translate the latest advances in stroke care to improve patient outcomes. The statement emphasizes the need for certified stroke treatment centers to turn major advances in scientific knowledge and innovations in stroke care into better patient outcomes, and says comprehensive stroke sys

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Epigenetic Changes May Explain How Aging Increases Blood Cancer Risks 05.20.2019

It is widely known that aging is the single biggest non-modifiable risk factor for cancer. Now, a new study conducted by researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine sheds new light on the factors associated with cellular aging and cancer risk.

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