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News & Articles : 2013

Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D., is the sixth UM faculty member to be elected to the Institute of Medicine.

The Miami Project’s Mary Bartlett Bunge Elected to the Institute of Medicine

Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D., professor of cell biology, neurological surgery and neurology at the Univerisity of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, an extraordinary honor that reflects the height of professional achievement and commitment to service in health and medicine.

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Keiko Konno, M.S., Glen N. Barber, Ph.D., and Hiroyasu Konno, Ph.D.

Researchers Identify Mechanism to Control Immune Signaling

A new Miller School study has identified a cellular pathway used to deactivate innate immune system signaling – a key discovery that could potentially lead to the development of novel vaccines or clinical treatments for chronic inflammatory diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis.

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The study authors are, from left, Milena Pinto, Ph.D., Carlos T. Moraes, Ph.D., Sandra R. Bacman, Ph.D., Siôn L. Williams, Ph.D., and Susana Peralta, Ph.D.

Breakthrough DNA Study Opens Door to New Treatments for Mitochondrial Diseases

A groundbreaking cellular genetics study led by Carlos T. Moraes, Ph.D., professor of neurology and cell biology, opens the door to potential new treatments for mitochondrial diseases that affect the nerves, muscles and vital organs.

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From left are Jae Lee, Ph.D., Kevin Park, Ph.D., John Bixby, Ph.D., Vance Lemmon, Ph.D., Helen Bramlett, Ph.D., Dan Liebl, Ph.D., and W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D.

Miami Project Receives Funding for Axon Regeneration and Spinal Cord Injury Research

A consortium of discovery science researchers within The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis has received a $2.5 million, 18-month grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. Titled “U.S. Army Battlefield Exercise & Combat Related SCI,” the award will enable the investigation of new treatments for spinal cord injury.

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Alan G. Goodman, Ph.D.

Cell Biology Postdoc is First at UM to Receive Prestigious NIH Grant

Alan G. Goodman, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Cell Biology, is the first University of Miami researcher to receive a “Pathway to Independence” grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Goodman was awarded $500,000 for a three-year study of the molecules involved in STING (STimulator of INterferon Genes), which triggers cellular defense responses.

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