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Attractive Toxic Sugar Baits Found to be An Effective Mosquito Control Method in Mali, West Africa 02.26.2020

Malaria – one of the most devastating diseases in Africa – is transmitted by vector mosquitoes, known as the Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto (s.s.), Anapheles coluzzi, Anapheles funestus, and Anopheles arabiensis. In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that there were 219 million cases of malaria and 435,000 deaths around the globe.

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Sylvester Leukemia Symposium Brings Together Experts from Boston to Buenos Aires 02.26.2020

World-renowned leaders in the field of leukemia research presented their latest findings, including groundbreaking work that has yet to be published, at the 2nd Biennial Miami Leukemia Symposium hosted by Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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New Study Shows Vision Rehab Treatment Effective for Stroke and Injury Related Blindness 02.26.2020

Jose Romano, M.D., chief of the Stroke Division at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, co-authored a recently published international study that shows that visual rehabilitation is effective for patients who have suffered vision loss related to stroke or traumatic brain injury.

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New Study Advances Development of Gene Therapy for X-Linked Retinitis Pigmentosa 02.24.2020

A new study marks a significant advance in developing a gene therapy for X-linked retinitis pigmentosa, a hereditary disease that leads to severe sight loss in young males.

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Enters Affiliation with Jupiter Medical Center 02.21.2020

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has entered an affiliation with Jupiter Medical Center, providing access to groundbreaking cancer treatments to residents in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Part of the University of Miami Health System, Sylvester is South Florida’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center.

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UM Dermatologist Co-Authors Groundbreaking Study of Nemolizumab for Itch Relief in NEJM 02.20.2020

A new medication offers hope to patients with prurigo nodularis, a rare nodular skin disease that causes intense itching. “Clinicians need an effective treatment for prurigo nodularis, and a monoclonal antibody called nemolizumab has shown promising results in its initial trials,” said Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., director of the Miami Itch Center and professor in the Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery

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In Breakthrough Study, Researchers Find Stem Cells in the Nose That Give Rise to Olfactory Neurons 02.19.2020

By carefully harvesting tiny samples of olfactory cleft mucosal tissue and conducting single-cell analysis, a collaborative team led by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers has found compelling evidence to support olfactory neurogenesis, the ability to regrow olfactory neurons to the brain.

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Supplementing Diet with Amino Acid Successfully Staves off Signs of ALS in Pre-Clinical Study 02.19.2020

The addition of dietary L-serine, a naturally occurring amino acid necessary for formation of proteins and nerve cells, delayed signs of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in an animal study.

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Dean Henri Ford is Honored at Black History Month Celebration 02.18.2020

Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., dean and chief academic officer of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was honored as a transformational leader “who is making a difference in the lives of others” at a Black History Month celebration hosted by the local chapters of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO).

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Swedish Ambassador to U.S. Visits Miller School to Discuss Research Collaborations and Exchanges 02.18.2020

Karin Ulrika Olofsdotter, Swedish diplomat and Ambassador to the United States, visited the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine campus on February 6. She was here to talk about future collaboration, to gather ideas for increasing the exchange of researchers and students between countries, and to tour the Center for Therapeutic Innovation laboratory.

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