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Esketamine, a new treatment for the severely depressed, is being hailed as a game-changer by researchers.

UMMC researcher’s pioneering work gives rise to new severe depression drug

Thursday, March 21, 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. Read More

Ralph Page of Byram, left, a Jackson Heart Study participant, talks about his experiences with the JHS during the Community Engagement Center launch Feb. 16. Other panel participants included JHS members, from left, Rev. James Sims, Tommie Winters and Barbara Jackson.

Community, training centers add to Jackson Heart Study's mission

Thursday, February 21, 2019

On Feb. 16, the Jackson Heart Study formally launched its Community Engagement Center, a new component that expands the study's ability to translate its findings into better cardiovascular health. The JHS’s new Graduate Training and Education Center at UMMC is also preparing for its first cohort of students. Read More

More accessible research partnerships lead to greater medical progress

It's been proven that medicine can’t advance without clinical research, and clinical research can’t happen without human volunteers. Clinicians and administrators discuss the importance of communication between participants and study investigators and how UMMC is making research partnerships more accessible.

Published on Monday, February 18, 2019

SPRINT study shows lowering BP may help memory, cognition

The latest findings from the landmark Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial show that aiming for a blood pressure of 120/80 mmHg may help older adults ward off mild cognitive problems as they age.

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2019

Sepsis study’s design “future” of clinical trials

UMMC's Department of Emergency Medicine led a national study to test a new treatment for septic shock. The results were published in JAMA Network Open on Dec. 21. The clinical trial is among the first to use an adaptive design, a new strategy endorsed by the Food and Drug Administration.

Published on Thursday, December 27, 2018

Clinical trial for marijuana-derived drug under way at UMMC

A drug derived from marijuana is now the subject of a six-month clinical trial being conducted by UMMC and the UM School of Pharmacy. Researchers hope children participating in the trial will get relief from epileptic seizures with the drug made with cannabidiol extracted from marijuana grown by the UM School of Pharmacy’s National Center for Natural Products Research.

Published on Thursday, November 8, 2018

Microbiology meeting embraces more disciplines, young scientists

Published on Thursday, November 8, 2018

A “beRi” good project wins Hackathon prize

Published on Monday, November 5, 2018

Annual awards ceremony recognizes research achievements

Published on Thursday, October 25, 2018

Mental health access hotline gets $2.3M HRSA grant

Published on Thursday, October 18, 2018

Clinical trial explores managing hypertension from home

Published on Monday, October 15, 2018

Medical Center among ELP research, patent leaders

Published on Monday, October 1, 2018

American Cancer Society honors Ruckdeschel with St. George Award

Published on Friday, September 21, 2018

NHLBI renews landmark Jackson Heart Study for six more years

Published on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Forum a HIT for UMMC's innovation efforts

Published on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Medicine chair urges DOM researchers to support clinical trials

Published on Thursday, April 12, 2018

New innovation center HITs ground running

Published on Monday, March 26, 2018

Medicine gains ‘Grade A mentor, human being’ as new department chair

Published on Thursday, March 22, 2018

Town hall to connect heart researchers, public

Published on Thursday, February 22, 2018

Genomics core an invaluable resource for Mississippi scientists

Published on Monday, February 5, 2018