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New Study: Has HDL, the "Good" Cholesterol Been Hyped?

A new study shows for the first time that HDL’s heart disease protection depends on the levels of two other blood fats or lipids associated with heart disease. If these fats are not within normal ranges, even a high HDL may not be protective.
10-May-2016 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Recommendations Link Better Sleep to Improved Concussion Outcomes

A panel of sleep and brain injury specialists recommends specific steps to test and develop sleep-related treatments to improve the outcome of mild traumatic brain injury. The recommendations appear online ahead of print in the journal...
31-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Shock Trauma Model for Critically Ill Patients Cuts Transfer Time in Half, Expediting Access to Lifesaving Diagnostics and Specialty Care When Minutes Count

A novel unit to care for critically ill patients significantly speeds access to specialized care, according to a new study by physician scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Maryland Medical Center.
23-Feb-2016 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers to Begin Clinical Trial of GammaPod, a First-of-Its-Kind Radiation Therapy System to Treat Early Breast Cancers

After more than a decade of research and development, researchers in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine will begin enrolling patients in the first clinical trial of GammaPod,™ a new...
15-Oct-2015 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Maryland Medicine Tests Novel Treatment for Parkinson’s

University of Maryland Medicine and its Center for Metabolic Imaging and Image-Guided Therapeutics has begun to use MRI-guided focused ultrasound on a deep structure within the brain related to Parkinson’s disease – the globus pallidus.
1-Sep-2015 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Use of Contact Precautions to Prevent Spread of MRSA and VRE in Hospitalized Patients Should Be Customized Based on Local Needs and Resources

A group of epidemiologists and infection prevention specialists led by Daniel Morgan, MD, MS, an associate professor of Epidemiology & Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, reviewed current practice and existing literature...
18-Aug-2015 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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Epidemiologist Available to Discuss Medical Overuse

27-Aug-2015 5:05 PM EDT

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

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