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Secondhand Smoke Ups Heart Disease in Unique Group of Female Nonsmokers – Amish Women

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Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, conducted in a Pennsylvania Amish community where virtually no women smoke, finds effects of secondhand smoke differ between men and women.
5-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Maryland Medical Center Offers Genetic Testing as Standard of Care to Help Improve Outcomes for Heart Stent Patients

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is now offering a simple genetic test to patients who receive heart stents to determine whether they have a genetic deficiency that affects how they respond to a common drug to prevent blood clots....
10-Jan-2017 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

First U.S. Babies Treated in Unique Study of Adult Stem Cell Therapy for Congenital Heart Disease

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) and the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have begun testing to see whether adult stem cells derived from bone...
20-Dec-2016 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Study Shows That Lung-Sparing Surgery for Patients with Advanced Mesothelioma Results in Prolonged Survival

Patients with advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) treated with a combination of surgery to remove the cancer but save their lung, plus photodynamic therapy and chemotherapy, had a median survival of nearly three years, with a subset of...
14-Dec-2016 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify Novel Mechanism in Combination Drug Therapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Other Cancers

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Researchers have discovered a novel mechanism in a combination drug therapy that shows potential as a new approach for treating acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and many other cancers. When combined, these agents cause interactions that significantly...
4-Oct-2016 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NEJM Study: MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Effective to Treat Essential Tremor, Most Common Movement Disorder

Treatment with MRI-guided focused ultrasound significantly improves tremors and quality of life in patients with essential tremor (ET), the most common movement disorder, according to a study published in the August 25 issue of the New England...
24-Aug-2016 5:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Surgical Tool for Mitral Valve Repair Demonstrates Success in First Human Clinical Study

Researchers investigating a novel device to repair the mitral valve report 100 percent procedural success in a first-in-humans, safety and performance study. The device, deployed while the heart is beating, avoids open-heart surgery, automates a key...
18-Jul-2016 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Begin Promising Malaria Vaccine Trial in Burkina Faso

Malaria is one of the world’s deadliest diseases: it infects hundreds of millions of people every year, and kills about half a million, most of them under five years of age. There is no vaccine. Now, researchers at the University of Maryland...
6-Jul-2016 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Physician-in-Chief of nation's first and largest integrated trauma center available to comment on medical response to mass casualties

12-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT

Epidemiologist Available to Discuss Medical Overuse

27-Aug-2015 5:05 PM EDT

University of Maryland Radiologist Dr. Charles White Available to Discuss Screening for Lung Cancer

9-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

Global Virus Network Experts Answer Questions on Mankind’s Worst Ebola Outbreak

On Friday, September 12 between 1 pm EDT to 2 pm EDT the Global Virus Network, with support from UST Global as a technology partner, will host a WebEx conference including three GVN world-renowned Ebola experts and journalists from across the globe.
9-Sep-2014 10:20 AM EDT

Ebola Expert: University of Maryland School of Medicine Scientist at Forefront of Ebola Vaccine Development

12-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Cancer Experts at University of Maryland School of Medicine Hail Proton Beam Therapies as Effective Means of Radiation Treatment

A team of leading experts in radiation oncology from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) have published an opinion piece in the Aug. 1 issue of the medical publication The Cancer Letter, stating that several types of cancer...
4-Aug-2014 12:30 PM EDT

DR. ROBERT GALLO Available for Interviews: April 23rd Marks 30 Years Since Announcing HIV as the Cause of AIDS

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2-Apr-2014 12:55 PM EDT

Questions on Heroin Epidemic? Univ. Of Maryland Addiction Expert Dr. Bankole Johnson Available for Interviews

5-Feb-2014 4:00 PM EST

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