Depression affects more than 300 million people annually. Now, a new study has pinpointed how one particular gene plays a central role – either protecting from stress or triggering a downward spiral, depending on its level of activity.
5-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Although the basic outlines of human hearing have been known for years – sensory cells in the inner ear turn sound waves into the electrical signals that the brain understands as sound – the molecular details have remained elusive. Now, new...
28-Jun-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Although lifestyle contributes to heart disease, genetics play a major role. This genetic facet has remained largely mysterious. But new research by scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has identified what may be a key player:...
7-Jun-2017 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Under normal conditions, the CHD4 protein is one of the good guys: it stops cells from transcribing faulty DNA, thereby eliminating potential mutation. But in colon cancer and perhaps other kinds of cancer as well, it appears that this protein...
8-May-2017 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Researchers have identified a gene that plays a key role in the formation of neural tube defects, a problem commonly found in infants of pregnant women with diabetes. This is the first time the gene has been shown to play this role; it opens up a...
5-May-2017 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites
New York Times Science Journalist Gina Kolata to Speak at University of Maryland School of Medicine Graduation
Award-winning science journalist Gina Kolata will be the graduation speaker at this year's graduation.
2-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Francisco Goya is the most important Spanish artist of the 19th century. In 1793, Goya, then 46, came down with a severe, undiagnosed illness. His hearing never returned. Now, a hearing expert at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has...
25-Apr-2017 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites
The University of Maryland School of Medicine has been awarded a $9 million seven-year grant to develop new tools against drug-resistant malaria in Southeast Asia and other regions where the disease is common.
21-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
As it spreads throughout South and Central America and beyond, Zika presents a unique challenge to health officials and to the public. University of Maryland School of Medicine infectious disease specialists can offer insight into the virus, its...
3-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST
On Friday, September 12 between 1 pm EDT to 2 pm EDT the Global Virus Network, with support from UST Global as a technology partner, will host a WebEx conference including three GVN world-renowned Ebola experts and journalists from across the globe.
9-Sep-2014 10:20 AM EDT
Ebola Expert: University of Maryland School of Medicine Scientist at Forefront of Ebola Vaccine Development
12-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT
Cancer Experts at University of Maryland School of Medicine Hail Proton Beam Therapies as Effective Means of Radiation Treatment
A team of leading experts in radiation oncology from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) have published an opinion piece in the Aug. 1 issue of the medical publication The Cancer Letter, stating that several types of cancer...
4-Aug-2014 12:30 PM EDT