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Adult Stem Cells Could Hold Key to Cure Type 1 Diabetes

A University of Missouri scientist has discovered that by combining cells from bone marrow with a new drug may help cure type 1 diabetes. The discovery is reported in the current online issue of Diabetes.
5/29/2013 2:00 PM EDT

New Research Shows Weekend Binge Drinking Could Leave Lasting Liver Damage

Long after a hangover, a night of bad decisions might take a bigger toll on the body than previously understood. Described in the current issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, a study at the University of Missouri has revealed a...
4/30/2013 5:40 PM EDT

MU Internal Medicine Chair to Lead Largest Medical Specialty Group in U.S.

David Fleming, MD, chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and director of the Center for Health Ethics at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, will be named president-elect of the American College of Physicians (ACP).
4/11/2013 10:00 AM EDT

Discovery Could Increase Efficacy of Promising Cystic Fibrosis Drug

University of Missouri researchers believe they have found exactly how Kalydeco (Vx-770), the first drug of its kind to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis, works and how to improve its effectiveness in the future.
3/21/2013 2:10 PM EDT

Scientists Discover ‘Needle in a Haystack’ for Muscular Dystrophy Patients

MU scientists Dongsheng Duan, PhD, and Yi Lai, PhD, identified a sequence in the dystrophin gene that is essential for helping muscle tissues function, a breakthrough discovery that could lead to treatments for the deadly hereditary disease. The MU...
1/22/2013 3:00 PM EST

Researchers Attack HIV’s Final Defenses Before Drug-Resistant Mutations Emerge

With a new $3.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, the University of Missouri is leading a team of researchers who want to stay a step ahead of HIV by finding new pathways for shutting down the virus. The scientists are developing...
1/16/2013 4:30 PM EST

Interprofessional Quality and Safety Training Could Transform Health Care

In the December 2012 issue of the journal Health Affairs, researchers at the University of Missouri and five other universities describe how medical and nursing schools could join forces to prevent potentially deadly errors.
12/17/2012 12:00 PM EST

Professor Receives National Association’s Highest Honor in Medical Education

Garrett recognized for decades of achievements that improved training in family medicine.
10/17/2012 7:45 AM EDT

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