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
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 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
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
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
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
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
9-Feb-2015 4:00 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
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
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