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National Science Foundation Awards $1.2 Million Grant to Study DNA Damage

Researcher Robert Eoff, Ph.D., has received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue his work at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on DNA damage, cell replication and its implications for diseases...
14-Aug-2019 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UAMS Myeloma Center Awarded National Grant from Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Brian Walker, Ph.D., with the Myeloma Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $542,486, three-year grant from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to look at changes in the DNA sequence that effects the...
8-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NIH Awards Five-Year, $24.2 Million Grant to UAMS Translational Research Institute

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Translational Research Institute announced today it will receive five years of federal funding totaling $24.2 million to accelerate research that addresses Arkansas’ biggest health challenges....
3-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UAMS-Developed Cytophone Detects Melanoma in Earliest Stages, Could Prevent Fatal Disease Spread

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team led by Vladimir Zharov, Ph.D., D.Sc., has demonstrated the ability to detect and kill circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood using a noninvasive device called Cytophone that...
12-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UAMS, International Collaborators Use FDA-Approved Drugs to Extend Life in Worms

An international research collaboration that includes the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has discovered that aging in nematodes (worms) can be slowed and even reversed by a number of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved...
29-May-2019 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Lab’s Work on Plague Published in Infection and Immunity

Roger D. Pechous, Ph.D., studies the bacteria that caused the infamous black death of the Middle Ages, shedding light on something old to potentially protect against something new: bioterrorism.
23-May-2019 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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CenteringPregnancy: Bonding, Building Relationships with Other Mothers, Caregivers

If knowledge is power, then the five women who just completed UAMS’s first CenteringPregnancy program will be super moms.
7-Mar-2019 1:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Violinist Plays Again Thanks to Spinal Cord Stimulation

Alventena Cobb of Conway is a professional musician. She’s played the violin for more than 30 years and has instructed many students.
5-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UAMS Fights Opioid Epidemic on All Fronts

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is attacking the nationwide opioid epidemic on multiple fronts that have produced new research and treatment options for patients and health care providers across Arkansas and beyond.
17-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT

International Expert at UAMS Myeloma Institute Releases First Book on Castleman Disease

Castleman disease, a rare disorder of the lymph nodes and related tissues, was identified and named more than a half-century ago but, until recently, no one had written a book exclusively about it. Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., professor of...
30-Jan-2018 9:30 AM EST

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