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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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Researchers Predict Potential Spread and Seasonality for COVID-19 Based on Climate Where Virus Appears to Thrive

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology (IHV), which is part of the Global Virus Network (GVN), predict that COVID-19 will follow a seasonal pattern similar to other respiratory viruses like...
12-Mar-2020 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Addition of MRI-Targeted Biopsy Leads to More Reliable Diagnosis of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Using a combination of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to target and sample suspicious prostate tissue, along with a standard prostate biopsy, is significantly more likely to detect the most aggressive prostate cancers than standard biopsy alone....
5-Mar-2020 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Treatment to reset immune cells markedly improves TBI symptoms

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) found that targeting overactive immune cells in the brain with an experimental drug could limit brain cell loss and reverse cognitive and motor difficulties caused by traumatic...
25-Feb-2020 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UM School of Medicine's Shock Trauma and Anesthesiology Research (STAR) Center Announces Leadership Transition

University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that the UMSOM”s Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research (STAR) Center will begin the next phase of its history with new leadership.
27-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Hospital Critical Care Resuscitation Unit Improves Patients' Chances of Survival

Patients with acutely life-threatening health conditions who were treated in the innovative Critical Care Resuscitation Unit had better health outcomes, including a 36 percent lower risk of dying, than those who were transferred from a hospital’s...
13-Jan-2020 3:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers Identify Key Structure of C. Difficle Bacteria That Could Lead to Future Treatments

– Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and their colleagues have identified the structure of the most lethal toxin produced by certain strains of Clostridium difficile bacteria, a potentially deadly infection associated...
2-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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The University of Maryland School of Maryland, chartered in 1807 as the first public medical school in the United States, continues today as a leader in accelerating innovation and discovery in medicine. The School of Medicine is the founding school of the University of Maryland, and is an integral part of the 11-campus University System of Maryland. Located on the University of Maryland’s Baltimore campus, the School of Medicine works closely with the University of Maryland Medical Center and Medical System to provide a research-intensive, academic and clinically based education. With 43 academic departments, centers and institutes and a faculty of more than 3,000 physicians and research scientists, plus more than $400 million in extramural funding, the School is regarded as one of the leading biomedical research institutions in the U.S., with top-tier faculty and programs in vaccine development, cancer, brain science, surgery and transplantation, trauma and emergency medicine, and human genomics, among other centers of excellence. The School is not only concerned with the health of the citizens of Maryland and the U.S., but also has a global presence, with research and treatment facilities in more than 35 countries around the world. http://medschool.umaryland.edu/

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