October 18, 2018
When Diane Zheng, MS, was a teenager growing up in southern China, she watched as her grandmother’s personality faded and transformed as a result of Alzheimer’s disease. Then, in recent years, the pain resurfaced as her family watched her father-in-law deteriorate and eventually pass away from the same disease.
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October 15, 2018
A luminary stroke neurologist and researcher, Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., MS, professor and chair of neurology and the Olemberg Family Chair of Neurological Disorders at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
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October 12, 2018
For months, the news has been filled with stories of toxic algal blooms fouling Florida’s waterways and coastline. The algae Karenia brevis has caused the worst red tide along Florida’s southwest coast in more than a decade, and a blue-green algae called cyanobacteria has coated the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers and other freshwater canals.
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October 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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September 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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September 24, 2018
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is among five new academic medical sites across the nation that have joined the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) and been awarded a grant by the agency to improve and accelerate the diagnosis of rare and undiagnosed conditions. The new awards, announced September 24, are part of the second phase of the agency’s expansion of the network.
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September 24, 2018
There is strength in numbers — or at least the right proportion. A new study from University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers demonstrates an ability to target and reduce debilitating high levels of mutant mitochondrial DNA in heart and other muscle tissue to an extent — so far in mice — that could be curative. The findings offer hope to people living with relatively rare mitochondrial diseases.
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September 14, 2018
In honor of his landmark research identifying the genes that cause deafness and its translation to patient care, Xue Zhong Liu, M.D., Ph.D., was recently honored with the Marian and Walter Hotchkiss Chair in Otolaryngology. Dr. Liu — an internationally renowned researcher, author, educator, and otolaryngologist — received the chair August 30 during a ceremony at the Lois Pope LIFE Center.
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September 13, 2018
A cross-departmental team of researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has received a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study ways to protect kidneys from radiation therapy. Specifically, the investigators will be seeking new information about the molecular mechanisms of radiation nephropathy.
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September 10, 2018
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and The Lennar Foundation Medical Center will host the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Journey bus — a traveling, hands-on exhibit that raises awareness about the All of Us Research Program — on the medical campus in front of the Lois Pope LIFE Center on September 13, and at the Lennar Foundation Medical Center on UM’s Coral Gables campus on September 14.
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