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News & Articles : 2017

Volunteer physicians and medical students in the Galapagos islands.

UM Medical Team Brings Life-Changing Eye Care to Remote Galapagos Island

It all started with a conversation between University of Miami Provost Thomas LeBlanc and Dr. Richard Lee of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at a Faculty Senate event. The provost told Dr. Lee about an amazing experience he had had visiting a UM undergraduate program on Isabela Island in the Galapagos. He urged Lee to visit the island during a planned trip to Guayaquil to speak at an educational meeting.

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Clockwise from top left, Glen Barber, Ph.D., Ph.D. student Dillon Betancourt, Jeonghyun Ahn, Ph.D., Ph.D. student Nina de Queiroz, and Tianli Xia, Ph.D.

Miller School Researchers Move Forward with Development of Zika Vaccine

Following early-stage development of a vaccine to protect against the Zika virus, a group of researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has published its initial findings. Now, with new funding, they are moving forward with non-human primate testing and, eventually, phase I human trials.

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A Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center scientist searches for a cure.

Sylvester and Miller School Awarded $5.7 Million for Cancer and Tobacco-Related Disease Research

The Florida Department of Health has announced the award of 16 grants totaling more than $16 million from the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program and the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program. Six investigators at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were recipients of Bankhead-Coley and King grants totaling $5,728,856.

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UM Investigators Win $13 Million in Zika Research Grants from Florida Department of Health

The Florida Department of Health announced Feb. 1 the award of 12 grants totaling $13,170,784 from the 2016-17 Zika Research Grant Initiative to investigators at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the University of Miami Health System. The grants are more than half of the $25 million state fund supporting a total of 34 Zika research projects at UM and nine other institutions.

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Dab2 (red)-positive pre-adipocytes accumulating lipid droplets (green).

The Strange Double Life of Dab2 — the Cancer Protein that Also Plays a Role in Fat Storage

Sometimes proteins do a lot more than we expect. Dab2, for example, has long been linked to cancer. The molecule is associated with a chain of signaling proteins called the Ras-MAPK pathway. In many cancers, elements of Ras-MAPK mutate and start telling cells to grow uncontrollably.

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