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Nanoparticle Delivery System Could Offer Oral Drugs Safe Passage Through Gut Into the Bloodstream 10.14.2019

Researchers have struggled with the challenge of getting oral medications past the treacherous environment of the gut intact and into the bloodstream where they can be most effective. But now Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers report success in accomplishing this breakthrough using nanotechnology.

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Miller School to Launch Study of Multiple Stem Cell Injections for Mild Alzheimer’s Disease 10.11.2019

A series of stem cell treatments over time might be more effective than a single injection for a chronic and debilitating condition like Alzheimer’s disease. That’s the premise for the first clinical trial to evaluate multiple stem cell injections in people living with mild Alzheimer’s disease.

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Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo Honored as a ‘History Maker’ for Hispanic Heritage Month 10.10.2019

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities is honoring Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine and public health sciences and chief of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine, as a “History Maker” in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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A Paradigm Shift for Hard-to-Treat Sarcomas 10.10.2019

Two recent studies by Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers are the first to suggest that immunotherapy plays a key role in treating sarcomas, namely angiosarcoma and alveolar soft-part sarcoma. The findings could change the treatment paradigm for sarcoma types that have few if any treatment options.

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Mailman Center for Child Development Unveils Tiffany M. Field, Ph.D. Suite for Innovation 10.09.2019

Throughout her 37-year career at the University of Miami, Tiffany M. Field, Ph.D., has been an innovative thinker whose studies on the power of touch have changed the delivery of care to premature babies and expanded understanding of the healing power of human contact to patients of all ages.

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Great Sports Legends Dinner Honors Nick Buoniconti, Supports Miami Project to Cure Paralysis 10.08.2019

The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, paid an emotional posthumous tribute to its founder, the Hall of Fame football legend Nick Buoniconti, and bestowed honors upon a legendary group of Hall of Famers, Gold Medalists, and Olympians in front of a crowd of more than 1,000 supporters on October 7.

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Understanding the Challenges of Reconnecting Neurons after Spinal Cord Injury 10.07.2019

Neuroscientists have been struggling for years to understand why neurons in the brain and spinal cord have so much difficulty re-growing connections after injury caused by trauma or disease. An intercontinental collaboration between the University of Miami and Imperial College London neuroscientists and computer scientists provides new insight into the epigenetic mechanisms that might allow researchers to “reprogram neurons i

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CReATe Consortium Aims for ALS Breakthroughs with NIH Renewal Grant 10.04.2019

An international research consortium led by investigators at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has made significant progress in understanding amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and related diseases since its founding in 2014.

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Speaker’s Challenge: An Ethical Grounding for Medical Education 10.04.2019

As the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and other academic health centers work to transform medical education, it is critically important to consider everything through the lens of health equity, says Danielle Laraque-Arena, M.D., who has worked nationally and internationally on education and research addressing the needs of underserved populations.

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Gift from grateful parents to bring innovative pediatric allergy research to the Miller School 10.02.2019

Justin and Sari Kaplan never dreamed something as simple as cashew butter could pose a threat to their son James’ life — and give them a new mission of their own. Last year, when James was just one year old, a few bites of cashew butter had a shocking effect. He immediately broke out in hives. “It was incredibly scary … terrifying,” said Sari Kaplan.

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