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2010-12-14 01:09:14

African American patients and those with lower socioeconomic status have more advanced disease and greater disability when they seek treatment from Parkinson's disease specialists, according to a study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The researchers found that race, education and income were each significant and independent factors in determining a patient's level of disability. The disparities in health care are associated with greater disease severity and earlier loss of...

2010-11-17 21:04:31

Research in animal models focuses on area of the brain that controls emotion, social behavior Many mental health disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia, produce changes in social behavior or interactions. The frequency and/or severity of these disorders is substantially greater in boys than girls, but the biological basis for this difference between the two sexes is unknown. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have discovered differences in the development of the...

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2010-11-15 10:45:14

University of Maryland researchers studied test that detects low levels of troponin T Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore report that a new, highly sensitive investigative blood test may help predict the risk of heart failure and cardiovascular death much earlier than previously possible in older people who do not have symptoms of heart failure. Results of a study were presented at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association on November 15,...

2010-10-25 12:25:28

University of Maryland School of Maryland researchers show bitter compounds open lung airways better than current drugs Taste receptors in the lungs? Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have discovered that bitter taste receptors are not just located in the mouth but also in human lungs. What they learned about the role of the receptors could revolutionize the treatment of asthma and other obstructive lung diseases. "The detection of functioning taste...

2010-08-03 12:48:57

Pairing adolescents with college student mentors keeps kids healthy and fit A program pairing healthy young adults with urban middle school students helped the adolescents adopt healthy habits, active lifestyles and a healthy weight, according to a new study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The study, published August 2 in the journal Pediatrics, found that linking African American, inner city adolescents in Baltimore with one-on-one mentorship from college students...

2010-07-19 12:12:00

Faith-Based Volunteers Provide "Safe Haven" for Testing BALTIMORE, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of volunteers and medical staff took to the streets of Baltimore's communities to encourage individuals to visit one of fourteen free HIV testing locations located across the city. The group of volunteers is led by the JACQUES Initiative, a program of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, in partnership with the Maryland...

2010-07-02 16:20:50

Early screening and intervention is critical to preventing long-term consequences of hunger Asking parents just two simple screening questions could help health care providers and social workers to easily and quickly identify families whose young children are suffering from hunger, enabling early interventions that could prevent serious health consequences, according to a new study led by University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers. The study, published July 1 in the journal...

2010-07-01 14:52:36

Findings could lead to new drugs to enhance cognition in patients and healthy individuals For the first time, scientists have linked a brain compound called kynurenic acid to cognition, possibly opening doors for new ways to enhance memory function and treat catastrophic brain diseases, according to a new study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. When researchers decreased the levels of kynurenic acid in the brains of mice, their cognition was shown to improve markedly,...

2010-06-25 13:18:43

Surprisingly common transposons or 'jumping genes' are known to cause disease Scientists are finding more variation in the human genome than they had previously expected, now that new technologies are allowing researchers a closer look at the genomes of many individuals, according to a new study from University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers. The study, to be published in the June 25 issue of the journal Cell, is one of the first to take an in-depth look at transposons, known as...

2010-06-17 14:00:00

From West Baltimore to West Africa ZARIA, Nigeria, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director, Dr. Tom Frieden, visited the Nigerian National TB and Leprosy Training Center (NTBLTC) to tour a multimillion dollar laboratory complex established by the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Institute of Human Virology-Nigeria. This U.S.-Nigeria partnership was...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.