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  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Scientist Helps Discover Never-Before-Seen Tick-Borne Disease

    Tick-borne diseases are a major public health problem around the world. Ticks carry and transmit a variety of microbes that cause disease. These illnesses, which include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Tularemia, can cause a variety of symptoms, often serious and sometimes deadly.

  • New Study Unravels Why Common Blood Pressure Medicine Can Fail

    Every year, more than 120 million prescriptions are written worldwide for thiazide drugs, a group of salt-lowering medicines used to treat high blood pressure. These drugs are often very effective, and over decades have saved hundreds of thousands of lives.

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Professor Receives Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences

    Owen White, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Associate Director of Informatics at the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine as well as Co-Director of the UM Center for Health-related Informatics and Bioimaging (CHIB), has been selected to receive the Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences from, also known as the Bioinformatics Organization.

  • Innovative Prevention Program in East Africa Seeks to Ensure Access to Care for Addicts with HIV

    Heroin addiction is a growing problem in Kenya and Tanzania. Both countries are key transit points in the international heroin trade, and in recent years, increasing numbers of people in both countries are becoming addicted.

  • New Research Sheds Light on How Popular Probiotic Benefits the Gut

    Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have come up with an explanation for why a common gut microbe may be beneficial to our health. It appears that microbe may act as a facilitator, modifying the activity of other gut bacteria. This is the first time this mechanism has been described; the discovery could eventually help scientists create more effective strategies to foster a healthy gut.

  • University of Maryland Medicine Announces New National Program In Lung Healing to Develop Innovative Approaches for Preventing and Treating Acute Lung Disease

    University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, and Jeffrey A. Rivest, MS, President and Chief Executive Officer of University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), today announced the official launch of a new “Program in Lung Healing,” that will further the School’s position as a national leader in research, education and clinical innovation for acute ailments of the lung and respiratory system.

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