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New Research Could Significantly Accelerate Drug Discovery

Many drugs work by inhibiting protein enzymes associated with a particular disease. Unfortunately, the same drugs can inhibit protein enzymes unrelated to the disease, resulting in harmful side effects. A team of computational biologist has...
17-Jan-2018 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Discover Key Link Between Mitochondria and Cocaine Addiction

Researchers have identified significant mitochondrial changes that take place in cocaine addiction, and they blocked them.
20-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Identify First Brain Cells That Respond to Sound

A new study is the first to identify a mechanism that could explain an early link between sound input and cognitive function, often called the “Mozart effect.”
7-Dec-2017 12:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Study: Traumatic Brain Injury Causes Intestinal Damage

Researchers have found a two-way link between traumatic brain injury and intestinal changes. These interactions may contribute to increased infections in these patients, and may also worsen chronic brain damage.
6-Dec-2017 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Study: Nearly Half of U.S. Medical Care Comes From Emergency Rooms

Nearly half of all US medical care is delivered by emergency departments, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In recent years, the percentage of care delivered by emergency departments has grown....
16-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify Protein That Could Reduce Death, Improve Symptoms In Influenza and Other Infectious Diseases

A new study by researchers has identified an innovative strategy for treating influenza, and perhaps other infectious diseases as well. Scientists showed that a small protein called retrocyclin-101 (RC-101) could potentially improve the symptoms and...
29-Sep-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify Intriguing Link Between Sleep, Cognition and Schizophrenia

Many people with schizophrenia have trouble with learning and memory. A new study has found intriguing links between sleep, cognition and a compound called kynurenine. These links could illuminate the mechanism that causes cognitive problems among...
25-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify Millions of New Genes in the Human Microbiome

A new study of the human microbiome has uncovered millions of previously unknown genes from microbial communities in the human gut, skin, mouth, and vaginal microbiome, allowing for new insights into the role these microbes play in human health and...
19-Sep-2017 1:05 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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