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Thursday, August 15, 2019
As the Medical Center increases its clinical research capabilities, a new office aims to streamline regulatory processes, offer training and improve volunteer recruitment for clinical trials as part of UMMC's quest to make a healthier Mississippi. Read More
Monday, July 29, 2019
The clinical trial of a new marijuana-derived anti-seizure drug for children will continue into 2020. The drug, an oral cannabidiol, was analyzed for safety in the trial’s first six months. Called a success by researchers, the trial is now focused on the study of the drug’s effectiveness. Read More
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.
Published on Monday, June 17, 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.
Published on Thursday, May 30, 2019
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.
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