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U of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Identify Potent Antibody Cocktail to Treat COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) evaluated several human antibodies to determine the most potent combination to be mixed in a cocktail and used as a promising anti-viral therapy against the virus that causes...
16-Jun-2020 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Institute of Human Virology Researchers Find Higher Daily Temperatures Lead to a Decrease in COVID-19 Related Deaths

The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, a Global Virus Network (GVN) Center of Excellence, in collaboration with scientists from Campus Biomedico in Rome and Ulisse Biomed and University of Trieste, in...
12-Jun-2020 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Fentanyl Tops List of Drugs Found in Baltimore Overdose Patients

Fentanyl is not typically part of hospital tests for illicit drug use, however, a new University of Maryland study found after expanding testing that fentanyl, linked to most fatal overdoses in Maryland, tops the list of drugs detected in overdose...
11-Jun-2020 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Identify New Genetic Defect Linked to ALS

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have identified how certain gene mutations cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The finding could offer potential new approaches for...
10-Jun-2020 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UM School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology Awarded Grants to Strengthen COVID-19 Response in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (Ciheb) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology was awarded $4 million from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support...
2-Jun-2020 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Find No Benefit for Treatment Used to Avoid Surgery for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

A new landmark study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) found that patients with a vascular condition, called abdominal aortic aneurysm, received no benefits from taking a common antibiotic drug to reduce...
26-May-2020 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Identify Mechanism to Explain Role of Certain Gene Mutations in Kidney Disease

Researchers from the Center for Precision Disease Modeling at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have uncovered a mechanism that appears to explain how certain genetic mutations give rise to a rare genetic kidney disorder called...
3-Apr-2020 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Anxious About the COVID-19 Pandemic? New Study Shows Stress Can Have Lasting Impacts on Sperm and Man's Future Offspring

Prolonged fear and anxiety brought on by major stressors, like the coronavirus pandemic, can not only take a toll on a person’s mental health, but may also have a lasting impact on a man’s sperm composition that could affect his future...
23-Mar-2020 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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