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Patients' Own Genetically Altered Immune Cells Show Promise in Fighting Blood Cancer

In recent years, immunotherapy has emerged as a promising treatment for certain cancers. Now this strategy, which uses patients’ own immune cells, genetically engineered to target tumors, has shown significant success against multiple myeloma, a...
17-Jul-2015 4:30 PM EDT

Scientists Identify New Compounds That May Treat Depression Rapidly With Few Side Effects

A new study has identified promising compounds that could successfully treat depression in less than 24 hours while minimizing side effects. The compounds could offer significant advantages over current antidepressant medications.
13-Jul-2015 12:10 PM EDT

First-Ever Possible Treatments For MERS; Researchers Identify Two Promising Candidates

As the South Korean MERS outbreak continues, researchers have discovered and validated two therapeutics that show early promise in preventing and treating the disease, which can cause severe respiratory symptoms, and has a death rate of 40 percent.
29-Jun-2015 3:20 PM EDT

Scientists Identify “Decoy” Molecule That Could Help Sharply Reduce Risk of Flu Death

The flu virus can be lethal. But what is often just as dangerous is the body’s own reaction to the invader. Now, a University of Maryland School of Medicine researcher has identified a “decoy” molecule that can rein in this runaway...
29-Jun-2015 11:30 AM EDT

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

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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

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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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