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2012-09-12 10:24:03

University of Maryland study findings advance navel nephrectomy as standard of care BALTIMORE, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the largest study of its kind, living donors who had a kidney removed through a single port in the navel report higher satisfaction in several key categories, compared to donors who underwent traditional multiple-port laparoscopic removal. The new technique has been described as virtually scarless, because nearly the entire incision, once healed,...

2012-09-10 10:26:42

Cardiac stem cells from newborns show stronger regenerative ability than adult stem cells BALTIMORE, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, who are exploring novel ways to treat serious heart problems in children, have conducted the first direct comparison of the regenerative abilities of neonatal and adult-derived human cardiac stem cells. Among their findings: cardiac stem cells (CSCs) from newborns have a three-fold...

2012-09-08 23:01:31

A new pre-clinical study demonstrates how stem cells may significantly reduce the ripple-effect damage caused by a heart attack. The study, by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, appears in the September issue of STEM CELLS Translational Medicine. Durham, NC (PRWEB) September 07, 2012 A new pre-clinical study demonstrates how stem cells may significantly reduce the ripple-effect damage caused by a heart attack. The study, by researchers at the...

2012-08-16 13:16:39

Additional research to study impact of medicine, diet and lifestyle changes Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have identified 26 species of bacteria in the human gut microbiota that appear to be linked to obesity and related metabolic complications. These include insulin resistance, high blood sugar levels, increased blood pressure and high cholesterol, known collectively as "the metabolic syndrome," which significantly increases an individual's risk of...

2012-07-11 06:26:30

New Open Access Publication to Highlight Microbiome Research in Humans and the Environment BALTIMORE, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two prominent microbial genome scientists have launched a new peer-reviewed publication focusing on microbiome research in environmental, agricultural, and biomedical areas. Jacques Ravel, Ph.D., from the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Institute for Genome Sciences and Eric Wommack, Ph.D., from the University of Delaware are the...

2012-05-02 21:22:13

Scientists hope research is starting point for personalized medicine for women The delicate balance of microbes in the vagina can change drastically over short periods of time in some women, while remaining the same in others, according to a new study led by the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Institute for Genome Sciences and the University of Idaho. The scientists believe that these microbes affect a woman's susceptibility to infection and other diseases, so such changes...

2012-03-28 01:00:05

The University of Maryland released details today of the most extensive full face transplant completed to date, including both jaws, teeth, and tongue. The 36-hour operation occurred on March 19-20, 2012 at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center and involved a multi-disciplinary team of faculty physicians from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a team of over 150 nurses and professional staff. The face transplant, formally called...

2012-03-27 06:23:49

BALTIMORE, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland released details today of the most extensive full face transplant completed to date, including both jaws, teeth, and tongue. The 36-hour operation occurred on March 19-20, 2012 at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center and involved a multi-disciplinary team of faculty physicians from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a team of over 150 nurses...

2012-03-24 03:36:40

Treatment with aromatase inhibitors enables some women to have lumpectomy Preoperative treatment with aromatase inhibitors increases the likelihood that postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer will be able to have breast-conserving surgery rather than a mastectomy, according to the results of a national clinical trial presented today at the Society of Surgical Oncology annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. "We found that half of the postmenopausal women in the study...

2012-02-01 19:05:00

Brajesh K. Lal, M.D., lead author and associate professor of vascular surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and chief of vascular surgery at the Baltimore VA Medical Center found that two years after treatment with either surgery or stents, reblockage of arteries remained the same. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 A new comparison of the procedures to help prevent strokes by removing or relieving blockages in the arteries of the neck concludes they are...