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Researchers Discover Potential Therapy to Treat Detrimental Effects of Marijuana in Pre-Adolescent Individuals Exposed to THC in Womb

A University of Maryland School of Medicine study using a preclinical animal model suggests that prenatal exposure to THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis, makes the brain’s dopamine neurons (an integral component of the reward system)...
13-Oct-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Treatment Combination Could Work Against Broader Array of Cancer Cells, Study Finds

In continuing efforts to find novel ways to kill cancer cells, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have identified a new pathway that leads to the destruction of cancer cells. The new finding, published this week in...
13-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Experimental Growth Factor Drug Shows Promise for Slowing Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis

A new experimental growth factor therapy appears to prevent a worsening of osteoarthritis by increasing the thickness of cartilage in the knee joint and preventing further loss, according to results from an early clinical trial that were published...
7-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Will New CDC Measures Work to Control Nursing Home Infections?

The CDC issued new guidance in July on the use of personal protective equipment (masks, gowns) by healthcare providers to protect patients in nursing home facilities from acquiring and spreading antibiotic-resistant germs to others. UMSOM...
2-Oct-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study questions routine sleep studies to evaluate snoring in children

Pediatricians routinely advise parents of children who snore regularly and have sleepiness, fatigue or other symptoms consistent with sleep disordered breathing, to get a sleep study, but a new finding suggests that the pediatric sleep study -- used...
17-Sep-2019 3:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Food Insecurity in Toddler Years Linked to Poor Health, But Not Obesity

When young children grow up in homes with limited access to nutritious foods, known as food insecurity, they are more likely to experience poor overall health, hospitalizations, and developmental problems, but they do not have a specific higher risk...
6-Sep-2019 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Little-Used Drug Combination May Extend the Lives of Lung Transplant Patients

Median survival after lung transplant is less than six years. To see what might help lung transplant recipients live longer, University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers analyzed US lung transplant data, focused on immunosuppression...
26-Aug-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rodney J. Taylor, MD, MPH, Named Next Chair of UM School of Medicine's Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Dean, E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that Rodney J. Taylor, MD, MPH, Professor and Interim Chair in the UMSOM Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (HNS), a...
26-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is comprised of two hospitals in Baltimore: an 800-bed teaching hospital – the flagship institution of the 12-hospital University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) – and a 200-bed community teaching hospital, UMMC Midtown Campus. UMMC is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, diabetes and endocrinology, women's and children's health and has one of the largest solid organ transplant programs in the country. All physicians on staff at the flagship hospital are faculty physicians of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. At UMMC Midtown Campus, faculty physicians work alongside community physicians to provide patients with the highest quality care. UMMC Midtown Campus was founded in 1881 and is located one mile away from the University Campus hospital.

The University of Maryland School of Maryland, chartered in 1807 as the first public medical school in the United States, continues today as a leader in accelerating innovation and discovery in medicine. The School of Medicine is the founding school of the University of Maryland, and is an integral part of the 11-campus University System of Maryland. Located on the University of Maryland’s Baltimore campus, the School of Medicine works closely with the University of Maryland Medical Center and Medical System to provide a research-intensive, academic and clinically based education. With 43 academic departments, centers and institutes and a faculty of more than 3,000 physicians and research scientists, plus more than $400 million in extramural funding, the School is regarded as one of the leading biomedical research institutions in the U.S., with top-tier faculty and programs in vaccine development, cancer, brain science, surgery and transplantation, trauma and emergency medicine, and human genomics, among other centers of excellence. The School is not only concerned with the health of the citizens of Maryland and the U.S., but also has a global presence, with research and treatment facilities in more than 35 countries around the world.


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