Viruses are believed to be the cause of as many as 20 percent of all cancers, but some viruses can infect human cells and remain latent. To remain latent, they may have to suppress anti-viral host mechanisms, which can pave the way for cancer. The laboratory of Glen N. Barber, Ph.D., the Eugenia J. Dodson Chair in Cancer Research and leader of the Viral Oncology Program at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center...
When William W. O'Neill, M.D., executive dean for clinical affairs, was an intern and resident in the late 1970s, doctors could offer little more than hope to patients who suffered severe heart attacks. "All we did for patients with acute myocardial infarction is give them nitroglycerin, give them morphine and put them to bed," O'Neill recalled...
On the same day that President Barack Obama and Congressional representatives met in Washington to discuss health care reform, a historic gathering of a different sort—one composed not of lawmakers, but of scientists and scholars—convened on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus to address the issue from another perspective: how the field of engineering can help improve medical care for the benefit of all.
The 18th annual Miriam Lemberg Visiting Professorship in Cardiovascular Disease lecture will be delivered tomorrow afternoon by William O’Neill, M.D., executive dean for clinical affairs and professor of medicine and cardiology. His presentation is titled “Historic Breakthrough in Reperfusion Therapy of Acute Myocardial Infarction.”
The Miller School of Medicine, UHealth - University of Miami Health System and Jackson Health System medical campus is now smoke free. The health care systems officially opened the new chapter yesterday. The initiative aims to "promote health and to promote wellness for everyone," said Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D. in announcing the project.
The Miller School’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center proudly hosted the American Association for Cancer Research and Kirk A. Landon and Dorothy P. Landon Foundation awards and lectures on Friday, February 26, with Kirk Landon on hand to personally congratulate the winners.
When the man of the moment, Miami Heat all star and philanthropist Alonzo Mourning, walked on stage to accept the inaugural Miami Transplant Institute Humanitarian Award, a crowd of nearly 400 stood up and applauded thunderously. Mourning, with customary humility, thanked the presenter, UM President Donna E. Shalala, and the audience, which included several of his fellow organ transplant recipients.
In many cancers, scientists have discovered that key gene regulators which normally control cell growth have either been turned off or mutated. That change in the regular pattern then allows unrestricted cell production and the creation of tumors. Sylvester researchers have discovered exactly how one critical regulator affects a transcription factor that is consistently turned on in most cancers.
In an article published today in The New England Journal of Medicine, six Miller School faculty members involved in the University's initial response to Haiti's catastrophic earthquake shared valuable insights on organizing immediate emergency care for future disasters. The article, "Rapid Medical Relief - Project Medishare and the Haitian Earthquake," was published in the prestigious weekly journal's online Perspective...
It's been a few short months since participants in the Miller School's Genetics, Exercise, and Research, or GEAR, study started working out and already they are seeing results. "It's the best thing we've ever done," Bob Radziewicz, director of print and online journalism at UM's School of Communication, said of the free, customized 12-week exercise training program he and his wife just completed.