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New research sheds light on how popular probiotic benefits the gut

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( University of Maryland School of Medicine ) One of the most well-known gut bacteria is Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, which may help in a range of illnesses, including intestinal problems and respiratory infections. But a key question has remained unanswered: How does Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG actually help? Now, researchers have come up with an explanation

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Institute of Human Virology Surpasses 1 Million HIV Patients in Overseas Care and Treatment

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Since 2004, the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has cared for one million HIV infected individuals in seven African and two Caribbean nations through more than $300 million in funding from the U.S.

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Researchers unravel mechanism that plays key role in sexual differentiation of brain

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( University of Maryland School of Medicine ) During prenatal development, the brains of most animals, including humans, develop specifically male or female characteristics. But scientists have known little about how this differentiation occurs.

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Common Degenerative Eye Disease May Be Triggered By Tiny Mineral Deposit

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New research from scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has found that tiny lumps of calcium phosphate may be an important triggering factor for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a degenerative eye disease that can cause severe vision loss and blindness. This is the first time these mineral deposits have been implicated in the disease, which affects more than …

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New study: Common degenerative eye disease may be triggered by tiny mineral deposits

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( University of Maryland School of Medicine ) New research from scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has found that tiny lumps of calcium phosphate may be an important triggering factor for age-related macular degeneration, a degenerative eye disease that can cause severe vision loss and blindness. This is the first time these mineral deposits have been implicated in the …

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University of MD Researchers Receive NIH Grant to Develop Personalized Medicine Program for Genetic Types of Diabetes

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a four-year, $3.7 million grant to researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine to develop a personalized medicine program to help doctors diagnose and treat monogenic diabetes – a form of diabetes caused by a mutation in a single gene.

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University of Maryland Researchers Identify Mutation in Fat-Storage Gene That Appears to Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

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Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have identified a mutation in a fat-storage gene that appears to increase the risk for type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders, according to a study published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Univ. of MD researchers identify fat-storage gene mutation that may increase diabetes risk

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( University of Maryland Medical Center ) Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have identified a mutation in a fat-storage gene that appears to increase the risk for type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders, according to a study published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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New experimental vaccine produces immune response against MERS virus

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( University of Maryland School of Medicine ) The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) and Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVAX) today announced that an investigational vaccine candidate developed by Novavax against the recently emerged Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus blocked infection in laboratory studies. UM SOM and Novavax also reported that a vaccine candidate against …

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Dr. Robert Gallo Reflects on 30 Years Since Announcing HIV as the Cause of AIDS

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Today marks 30 years since Robert C. Gallo, MD, director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and scientific director of the Global Virus Network , and his colleagues announced during an April 23, 1984 press conference their discovery of the agent causing AIDS – a retrovirus later to be known as HIV – and the development of the HIV blood test.

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