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Research Team Discovers Potential Alzheimer’s Drug

A potential new drug to prevent Alzheimer’s disease in people with the so-called Alzheimer’s gene has been discovered by a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team led by Sue Griffin, Ph.D.
6-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

First Proton Center Opens in Arkansas

The Proton Center of Arkansas opened today at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), becoming the first proton therapy center in Arkansas and only the 43rd in the nation to provide the most advanced cancer radiation treatment in the...
28-Sep-2023 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Major Ovarian Cancer Discovery; Findings Published in Cell

The Birrer Laboratory at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute helped discover a proteogenomic signature in ovarian cancer that may improve the way the disease is treated around the world....
2-Aug-2023 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Surgeons Implant Innovative Device Developed by I3R Researchers to Restore Sense of Touch after Amputation

The first Arkansan and only second person in the world has received an innovative prosthetic hand, developed by researchers at the Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research (I³R), that restores a meaningful sense of touch and grip force...
22-May-2023 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify Most Accurate Hearing Screening Methods for Rural Children

Researchers from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) evaluated the accuracy of various hearing screening tools in a rural school setting in a recent article published by Ear and Hearing, the official journal of the American...
11-Apr-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Country’s First Adult Neurofibromatosis Clinic Opens

The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) announced the opening of the first CTF-sponsored, fully multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to the care of adults with neurofibromatosis (NF) at the...
30-Nov-2022 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study that Finds Telemedicine Greatly Increases Access to Hearing Care for Rural Children

The Hearing Norton Sound study, which focused on school-based hearing screening programs in rural Alaska, showed that referring children to specialists via telemedicine provides significantly quicker access to follow-up care than referring them to...
16-Jun-2022 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UAMS Neurosurgeon’s Study on Breakthrough Treatment for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy Published in Diabetes Care

Results of a 12-month multicenter randomized clinical trial led by Erika Petersen, M.D., a professor of neurosurgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), were published online Nov. 29 in Diabetes Care, highlighting the benefits...
16-Dec-2021 3:20 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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