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2014-04-01 16:25:40

BALTIMORE, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have been awarded a research program contract from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to sequence, assemble, and annotate a population of bacterial pathogens using two high-throughput sequencing (HTS) technologies in support of the expansion of a vetted public reference database. The continued development of HTS technologies...

2014-03-14 16:22:55

Agreement Focuses on Development of Clinical Specimen Repositories, Laboratory Services, and Research. KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRIGlobal and the University of Maryland School of Medicine today announced an intention to collaborate in the development of clinical specimen repositories, laboratory services for clinical trials, and research opportunities. The work will be performed under the collaboration agreement by MRIGlobal Dx, a division of...

2014-02-18 12:30:32

- Harpoon Has Raised More Than $300,000 in Competitive Grants and Award Funding in Less Than a Year - BALTIMORE, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University of Maryland (UM) Ventures and Harpoon Medical, Inc. announced today that Harpoon Medical has obtained exclusive rights to a portfolio of technologies for cardiac valve repair from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). The licensed technology was developed in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at The University of Maryland School...

2014-01-09 11:46:02

22 years of data suggest need for new heart-size matching strategy to improve outcomes Current protocols for matching donor hearts to recipients foster sex mismatching and heart size disparities, according to a first-of-its kind analysis by physicians at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Matching by donor heart size may provide better outcomes for recipients, who already face a scarcity of resources as they await a transplant. The analysis of 22 years of adult heart...

2014-01-07 08:30:37

BALTIMORE, January 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine wholeheartedly supports U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) in his efforts to pass the REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act, which will modernize laws based on scientific research, and outlaw unfair criminal discrimination against HIV infected individuals. Thirty-two states have laws based on perceived exposure to HIV, and 13 states have laws that...

2013-12-05 13:47:07

Novel simultaneous RNA-Seq analysis tracks host/pathogen interactions Investigators at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have developed a new technique that can track the activity of a disease-causing microbe and the host cell response to that pathogen simultaneously. Using the new method to examine Chlamydia trachomatis infection, the study team observed how the response of the infected cell contributes to one of the hallmark outcomes of...

2013-11-27 13:20:55

Longitudinal study examines patients treated for recurrent Clostridium difficile infections Scientists at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and physicians at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD, have found that restoring the normal, helpful bacteria of the gut and intestines may treat patients suffering from recurrent Clostridium difficile infections. Transplanting fecal matter of healthy donors into patients with recurrent C. difficile infection...

2013-11-22 08:23:45

Francis Collins, MD, PhD, Director of the National Institutes of Health, to Give Inaugural Keynote Address BALTIMORE, Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) is today launching a major initiative, Accelerating Innovation and Discovery in Medicine (ACCEL-Med), to increase the pace and scope of clinical and basic sciences research that will dramatically impact and improve human health and wellbeing. The initiative will be kicked off...

2013-10-28 16:24:42

Professor Bankole A. Johnson, Chairman of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Reports Latest Findings on the Anti-epileptic Drug, Topiramate BALTIMORE, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research published in JAMA Psychiatry reveals that topiramate, a drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat epilepsy and migraine headaches, also could be the first reliable medication to help treat cocaine dependence. The study,...

MRSA Spread In ICUs Can Be Reduced By Universal Gown And Glove Policies
2013-10-06 05:40:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The use of disposable gowns and gloves in all intensive care unit (ICU) patient rooms could reduce the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by roughly 40 percent, according to new research published Friday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Yale New Haven Health System Center for Healthcare Solutions reported in...