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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, February 21, 2019
On Feb. 16, the Jackson Heart Study formally launched its Community Engagement Center, a new component that expands the study's ability to translate its findings into better cardiovascular health. The JHS’s new Graduate Training and Education Center at UMMC is also preparing for its first cohort of students. Read More
It's been proven that medicine can’t advance without clinical research, and clinical research can’t happen without human volunteers. Clinicians and administrators discuss the importance of communication between participants and study investigators and how UMMC is making research partnerships more accessible.
Published on Monday, February 18, 2019
The latest findings from the landmark Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial show that aiming for a blood pressure of 120/80 mmHg may help older adults ward off mild cognitive problems as they age.
Published on Thursday, February 7, 2019
UMMC's Department of Emergency Medicine led a national study to test a new treatment for septic shock. The results were published in JAMA Network Open on Dec. 21. The clinical trial is among the first to use an adaptive design, a new strategy endorsed by the Food and Drug Administration.
Published on Thursday, December 27, 2018
A drug derived from marijuana is now the subject of a six-month clinical trial being conducted by UMMC and the UM School of Pharmacy. Researchers hope children participating in the trial will get relief from epileptic seizures with the drug made with cannabidiol extracted from marijuana grown by the UM School of Pharmacy’s National Center for Natural Products Research.
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