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Thursday, March 21, 2019
Thirty years ago, Dr. Ian Paul and a group of fellow young researchers had a hypothesis: that major depression has a connection with the brain neurotransmitter glutamate, and that drugs that block glutamate receptors would have an anti-depressive effect. It proved true, making possible the highly acclaimed drug esketamine, the first truly new depression treatment in three decades. Read More
Thursday, October 11, 2018
UMMC’s addiction program has reached a milestone. New faculty member Dr. Saurabh Bhardwaj, an addiction psychiatrist, is the Medical Center’s first provider to offer medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, for those coping with opioid use disorder. Read More
UMMC now holds five patents associated with elastin-like polypeptides, a versatile family of synthetic molecules that could change how diseases are treated. The efforts of multiple UMMC faculty members have resulted in a portfolio of ELP-related intellectual property that is one of the largest in the United States.
Published on Monday, October 1, 2018
For a dozen years or so, the School of Medicine’s admissions committee has put more students in the first-year class in an effort to place more doctors in Mississippi. In August, the number of students entering the school reached a milestone that could add up to improved access to health care for residents of the state.
Published on Monday, September 17, 2018
When an athlete in any contact sports suffers a suspected concussion, who recognizes it and decides what to do next? Mississippi has no system that keeps all kids equally protected, especially one that makes a health care professional on the sidelines a given. A UMMC researcher and her team are developing a statewide contact sport concussion prevention system – and a better culture of safety.
Published on Thursday, August 30, 2018
A first-of-its-kind clinical trial by a UMMC research team aims to evaluate the effectiveness of aggressive physical therapy as “sensorimotor” training for soccer players. Will fine-tuning their sensory abilities that impact movement and reflexes lessen their risk of leg injury or chance of concussion?
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