A luminary stroke neurologist and researcher, Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., MS, professor and chair of neurology and the Olemberg Family Chair of Neurological Disorders at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
UHealth Board Announcement 10.12.2018
With a distinct eye on the future of health care, the University of Miami is pleased to announce the formation of the UHealth Board of Directors, a panel of highly respected leaders who will provide strategic oversight to the University of Miami Health System.
Taming a Toxic Stew 10.12.2018
For months, the news has been filled with stories of toxic algal blooms fouling Florida’s waterways and coastline.
Three years ago, Luis Gutierrez was losing his focus on a medical career. But after earning his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley, he attended a summer program for minority students offered by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Now, Gutierez is a first-year student in the Miller School’s M.D./MPH program focusing on emergency medicine.
Genetic Discoveries in Spinal Nerve Cells Hold Promise for Treating Some Neurodegenerative Diseases 10.09.2018
Researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine took three big steps that could someday help people with neuromuscular diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, and hereditary spastic paraplegia.
NIH-Backed Care Partners Program Supports the Caregivers of People with Alzheimer’s Disease 10.05.2018
Historically, physicians have focused concern on people showing early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Less appreciated, however, is the large burden placed on their caregivers. The goals of the study include reducing caregiver burden, lowering any symptoms of depression among caregivers, and helping people delay the placement of a loved one in an institutional setting.
Researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown in animal models that S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO), a compound that increases nitric oxide (NO) levels, suppresses castration-resistant prostate cancer and has a major impact on tumor microenvironments. The discovery could lead to new therapies for prostate cancer patients with few options.
University of Miami First to Train Medical Students Using HelpMeSee Eye Surgery Simulator 10.04.2018
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is the first medical center in the United States to incorporate this first-of-its-kind virtual reality simulation technology in its teaching program. The HelpMeSee eye surgery simulator and simulation-based training curriculum go beyond the traditional technique driven training models to directly teach surgical decision making and tissue handling.
A Safer Way to Edit Genes? 10.02.2018
CRISPR-Cas9 has set the research community on fire for its gene editing efficiency. But that doesn’t mean we can’t do better. Now, in a paper published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown a system used for decades in bacteria can also edit human cells. With a little optimization, this approach — called recombineering — could be a safer way to edit genes.
A study led by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has shown that increased water consumption helps reduce the recurrence of urinary tract infections (cystitis) among women.