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Study Finds Vaccination Is the Most Cost-Effective Way to Reduce Rabies Deaths in India

Every year in India, about 20,000 people die from rabies. Most of the victims are children. Nearly all of the deaths occur after victims are bitten by rabid dogs. For years, experts have debated the best strategy to reduce this burden. Now, a new...
11-Jan-2017 4:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

For the First Time, Researchers Identify Key Proteins That May Make Zika So Deadly

A new study has for the first time identified seven key proteins in the virus that may be the culprits behind this damage. The study is the first comprehensive description of the Zika virus genome.
30-Dec-2016 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Trial Results Confirm Ebola Vaccine Provides High Protection Against Disease

An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to a new study that included researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
23-Dec-2016 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Combine MERS and Rabies Viruses to Create Innovative 2-for-1 Vaccine

In a new study, researchers have modified a rabies virus, so that it has a protein from the MERS virus; this altered virus works as a 2-for-1 vaccine that protects mice against both Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and rabies.
7-Dec-2016 12:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

International Consortium Receives $36.9 Million Grant to Fight Typhoid

Typhoid fever remains a serious global problem: it kills almost a quarter of a million people annually. To help promote typhoid vaccines, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has given a $36.9 million grant to the University of Maryland School of...
10-Nov-2016 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Develop System to Classify Gunshot Wounds to the Head and Other Similar Injuries

– Every year, more than 32,000 Americans die from gunshot wounds. A significant proportion of these deaths involve head wounds. Despite this massive public health burden, researchers know little about the variables that determine whether a victim...
26-Oct-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Maryland Strategic Partnership Unveils Center for Sports Medicine, Health and Human Performance

The University of Maryland in College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore today unveiled ambitious plans for the Center for Sports Medicine, Health and Human Performance.
20-Oct-2016 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Reveals Major Racial Bias in Leading Genomics Databases

Researchers have confirmed for the first time that two of the top genomic databases, which are in wide use today by clinical geneticists, reflect a measurable bias toward genetic data based on European ancestry over that of African ancestry. The...
7-Oct-2016 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Maryland School of Medicine Experts Available to Discuss Zika Virus

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

Global Virus Network Experts Answer Questions on Mankind’s Worst Ebola Outbreak

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

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