UAMS’ First MS Fellow Builds on Mentor’s Legacy

March 9, 2017 | If there’s anything Carolyn Mehaffey, M.D., and her mentor Robert L. “Lee” Archer, M.D., argue about, it’s not patient care. “Don’t worry, I do it the way Dr. Archer taught me,” Mehaffey said during a recent visit to the UAMS Neurology Clinic, reassuring a patient who was concerned about who will [...]

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UAMS Recognized by State Senate for Marshallese Work

March 8, 2017 | UAMS was recognized March 6 by the Arkansas State Senate for its work to address health care disparities in diabetes among the Marshallese population in northwest Arkansas. State Sen. Linda Chesterfield introduced the Senate Resolution commending Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., associate vice chancellor for the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus; Peter Kohler, Ph.D., [...]

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UAMS Diabetes Update Presents Latest Treatments

March 6, 2017 | Health care professionals and students gathered in downtown Little Rock on Feb. 17 and 18 to discuss the latest developments in treating diabetes at the 22nd annual UAMS Diabetes Update. The symposium was presented by the UAMS Office of Continuing Education and co-sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Health. It featured [...]

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Showcase Highlights Expertise Available from Core Facilities

March 3, 2017 | By pooling resources through UAMS’ Core Facilities and Technical Services, more technology, tools and collaborative services are available to investigators than ever before – resulting in exciting research opportunities for Arkansas. The core facilities were featured at the Showcase of Medical Discoveries: A Focus on Core Facilities on Feb. 22 — [...]

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Researcher’s Findings Likely to Change How Doctors Treat Underactive Thyroid in Pregnant Women

Feb. 23, 2017 | In the first national study on the topic, a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher found evidence to suggest that fewer pregnant women with a mildly underactive thyroid should be treated than previously recommended. UAMS’ Spyridoula Maraka, M.D., published the findings recently in The BMJ, an international peer-reviewed medical journal [...]

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UAMS Scientists Create Promising Mouse Model for Reaching Cure for ALS

Feb. 14, 2017 | Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have found a new way to replicate Lou Gehrig’s disease in mice, in what they hope will bring scientists one big step closer to a cure. Mahmoud Kiaei, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the [...]

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Researcher Reveals Clues to Immunity as a Cause of High Blood Pressure

Feb. 8, 2017 | A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher has shed light on the role of immune cells inside the kidneys in the development of salt-sensitive high blood pressure, publishing his findings in Nature Communications. Shengyu Mu, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the UAMS College [...]

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UAMS ‘Synthetic Marijuana’ Findings Make Journal Cover

Feb. 2, 2017 | UAMS researchers were published today in Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, warning the broader science community and the public about the serious health risks associated with so-called synthetic marijuana products, which are marketed as safe, legal alternatives to marijuana. Titled “Synthetic Pot: Not Your Grandfather’s Marijuana,” the article was featured on the [...]

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Research Opens New Possibilities for Treatment for Osteoporosis and Other Bone Diseases

Jan. 5, 2017 | A team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers have made key advances in the understanding of how bone is maintained, opening new avenues for the development of treatments for osteoporosis, arthritis and bone metastasis of certain types of cancer. Haibo Zhao, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and physiology [...]

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Professors Publish Project with 3-D Microscope in Nature Photonics

Dec. 8, 2016 | A project to develop a new type of microscope with unprecedented speed and resolution has revealed previously unseen parts of human cells, as highlighted in a Nature Photonics article co-authored by two researchers in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Brian Storrie, Ph.D., and Vladimir Lupashin, Ph.D., [...]

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