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Universal health care programs in the U.S. and Mexico are under challenge by critics.

A Dark Day for Universal Health Coverage

January 18, 2019

In a commentary published in The Lancet, UM President Julio Frenk and Felicia Marie Knaul, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, point out that universal health care programs are under siege in the U.S., which they describe as a “mature democracy,” and in Mexico, “a fairly young democracy without the institutional checks and balances that prevent arbitrary decisions.”

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Collections conducted at 11 construction sites in 2017 and 2018 found mosquitoes living and actively reproducing in large numbers in protected places where water can accumulate.

Construction Sites Are Excellent Breeding Grounds for Vector Mosquitoes, Researchers Find

January 09, 2019

Researchers from the Public Health Sciences Department at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, collaborating with scientists from the Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control Division, set out to determine if urbanization — altering the natural environment to accommodate increasing human populations — was creating new places in which mosquito populations could also thrive.

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At the Micah Batchelor Awards ceremony, from left, Henri R. Ford, M.D, MHA, Brent Pfeiffer, M.D., Ph.D., Merline Benny, M.D., Juan Solano, M.D., Asha Pillai, M.D., Judy Schaechter, M.D., MBA, and President Julio Frenk.

Four Researchers Honored by the Batchelor Foundation

December 14, 2018

The 14th presentation of the Micah Batchelor Awards for Excellence in Children’s Health Research, created to recognize and inspire the development of innovative ideas and solutions to improve the health and well-being of children, took place November 8. Four researchers from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were honored at the ceremony.

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Seth J. Schwartz, Ph.D., presenting his research findings.

Venezuela Spotlight: UM Study Finds More Stress among Migrants in Colombia than in U.S.

December 05, 2018

Once Latin America’s wealthiest nation, Venezuela is now an economic and political shell of its former self. As Venezuelans continue their mass exodus for survival, newly published research by a public health researcher and developmental psychologist at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, reveals surprising news about this population’s levels of self-reported stress in their new homelands.

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A Safer Way to Edit Genes?

October 31, 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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