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New Research Leads to FDA Approval of First Drug to Treat Radiation Sickness

New research has led to FDA approval of the use of a drug to treat the effects of radiation exposure following a nuclear incident. The drug, Neupogen, is the first ever approved for the treatment of acute radiation injury.
22-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Researchers Discover Never-Before-Seen Tick-Borne Disease

Tick-borne diseases are a major public health problem around the world. Now, just in time for spring and the explosion of ticks in forests, lawns and trails, a new study by researchers from China and the University of Maryland School of Medicine has...
24-Apr-2015 3:55 PM EDT

Five Years After Gulf Spill, Residents Still Suffering Significant Mental Health Problems

Five years ago the BP Deepwater Horizon oil platform exploded. The spill caused enormous environmental damage, but it also caused great stress among Gulf Coast residents. Even now, a significant percentage of people there continue to deal with...
22-Apr-2015 3:55 PM EDT

New Study Unravels Why Common Blood Pressure Medicine Can Fail

Every year, more than 120 million prescriptions are written worldwide for thiazide drugs, a group of salt-lowering medicines used to treat high blood pressure. These drugs are often very effective. But in some patients, they don't work. The reasons...
21-Apr-2015 9:55 AM EDT

New Guideline Authored by University of Maryland Neurologist Advises When to Treat a First Seizure

A new guideline authored by Allan Krumholz, MD, a professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, found that administering an antiepileptic medication immediately after a first seizure reduces the risk of having another...
20-Apr-2015 11:00 AM EDT

New Research Sheds Light on How Popular Probiotic Benefits The Gut

The gut bacteria Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG has a reputation as a helpful microbe. Now, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have come up with an explanation for why. It appears that the bacteria may boost the activity of...
16-Apr-2015 11:40 AM EDT

University Of Maryland School Of Medicine Plans To Launch Major New Global Health And Vaccine Institute; Building On Longstanding Worldwide Leadership In Malaria Research And Vaccine Development

University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that the School of Medicine (UM SOM) plans to establish a major new Institute for Global Health (IGH), bringing together decades of UM SOM research,...
1-Apr-2015 5:15 PM EDT

Researchers Unravel Mechanism That Plays Key Role In Sexual Differentiation of Brain

During prenatal development, the brains of most animals, including humans, develop specifically male or female characteristics. But scientists have known little about the details of how this differentiation occurs. Now, a new study by researchers at...
31-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EDT

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University of Maryland Radiologist Dr. Charles White Available to Discuss Screening for Lung Cancer

9-Feb-2015 4:00 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

DR. ROBERT GALLO Available for Interviews: April 23rd Marks 30 Years Since Announcing HIV as the Cause of AIDS


2-Apr-2014 12:55 PM EDT

Questions on Heroin Epidemic? Univ. Of Maryland Addiction Expert Dr. Bankole Johnson Available for Interviews

5-Feb-2014 4:00 PM EST

Experts Available to Comment on New Guidelines on Aromatase Inhibitors for Breast Cancer Prevention

9-Jul-2013 2:45 PM EDT

Who Should Be Tested for a Breast Cancer Gene? What Are Your Treatment Options? University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center Experts Available for Interviews and Perspective

14-May-2013 12:45 PM EDT

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