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News & Articles : 2014

From left are Tianli Xia, Ph.D., Jeonghyun Ahn, Ph.D., and Glen N. Barber, Ph.D.

Studies Provide Insights into STING Sensor's Role in Inflammation-Driven Cancer

A cellular sensor that stimulates the body’s immune system to fight infectious diseases can also promote chronic inflammation that results in certain forms of cancers, according to a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher.

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The Miami Project team of physicians, scientists and staff is helping advance spinal cord injury research and treatment.

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis Charts Recent Scientific Progress

For The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, a Center of Excellence at the Miller School of Medicine, 2014 has been a banner year. Its researchers have been using a bench-to-bedside-and-back-again approach to more efficiently share the findings of their advanced discovery science, translational studies, clinical investigations and FDA-approved trials.

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From left, FTRP grant recipients Glen Barber, Ph.D.; Shaun Brothers, Ph.D.; Claes Wahlestedt, M.D., Ph.D.; Seung-Uon Shin, Ph.D.; and Joseph Rosenblatt, M.D.

Miller School Researchers Receive State Funding for Drug-Discovery Projects

Miller School of Medicine researchers have received three grants in the latest round of funding from the Florida Translational Research Program (FTRP), a state-funded initiative to advance drug discovery. All of the projects receiving awards focus on the discovery and development of novel small molecules for the treatment of disease, specifically cancer.

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Miller School of Medicine, Schoninger Research Quadrangle

Departments Post Gains in NIH Research Grants

Reflecting the growing recognition of the University of Miami as one of the nation’s preeminent research institutions, six of the Miller School of Medicine’s departments rose in national rankings based on the size of the research grants they received from the National Institutes of Health during the 2013 federal fiscal year. The gains were especially significant in a year that saw across-the-board reductions in NIH grants.

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Carlos T. Moraes, Ph.D., seated, receives the Esther Lichtenstein Chair in Neurology, with, from left, Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Moraes’ wife, Julia Pace, and daughter Emily Kay, and Ralph L. Sacco. M.D., M.S.

Carlos T. Moraes Honored with Esther Lichtenstein Chair in Neurology

Carlos T. Moraes, Ph.D., professor of neurology and cell biology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was honored January 16 with the presentation of the Esther Lichtenstein Chair in Neurology. In his 20 years at the Miller School, Moraes has made significant advancements in understanding the cellular mechanisms behind degenerative neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

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