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Monday, June 17, 2019
What causes teeth to form two neat rows? According to a paper published by a UMMC faculty member, the first tooth sends messages that guide the formation of the rest of the dental row. Conducted in zebrafish, the research may help scientists understand tooth development in other species, including humans. Read More
Thursday, May 30, 2019
UMMC has joined 15 other universities in a six-year, $21.4 million study aimed at understanding why people in rural areas of the southern U.S. have a higher risk of heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders. Sponsored by the NIH, the study will eventually recruit participants from two northern Mississippi counties. Read More
In the lab, classroom and community, Dr. Mike Ryan has dedicated his time to training young scientists. On Tuesday, UMMC presented the Regions TEACH Prize, the institution’s highest honor for educational excellence, to Ryan during a ceremony that recognized UMMC's 2019 Nelson Order inductees.
Published on Thursday, May 9, 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.
Published on Thursday, March 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.
Published on Thursday, February 21, 2019
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.
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