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UM researchers exploring whether drug could limit coronavirus infections

University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers are investigating whether taking an anti-malaria drug could prevent infection and symptoms from exposure to people with COVID-19. The study hopes to find whether hydroxychloroquine could help limit the spread of the disease by ...

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UM to study using ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier (access required)

The University of Maryland School of Medicine will begin a study this month investigating the use of ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier, potentially making it easier to treat neurological diseases. Opening the blood-brain barrier using MRI-guided ultrasound could make ...

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Maryland universities improve in U.S. News’ medical school rankings (access required)

The University of Maryland took some big steps forward and Johns Hopkins remained near the top of the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of medical schools. The University of Maryland School of Medicine improved to 31st in the ...

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UM breast cancer treatment cleared for wider use (access required)

A Maryland company can now begin marketing its device, which could change the way breast cancer is treated, after it received government clearance last month. The Food and Drug Administration granted clearance last month to the GammaPod, a device that ...

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Hopkins one of the best in U.S. News rankings of med schools

Johns Hopkins University placed third in the country for top medical schools for research in U.S. News and World Report’s graduate school rankings released this week. The Baltimore institution was ranked only behind Harvard University and Stanford University. On the same ...

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For rural populations, growing the workforce is key to improving health care (access required)

Rural areas throughout the United States often have trouble recruiting and retaining physicians due to their low populations. Opinions vary on whether Maryland has a true shortage of primary-care physicians of if they’re just not well-distributed; but the effect on ...

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Health startups graduate from Baltimore accelerator (access required)

Dr. Stephen Milner sees a problem with how many doctors interact with each other in hospitals. If doctors only make rounds and discuss each patient together once per day, then they’re not communicating enough and increasing the risk of making ...

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UMB pumps $100K into artificial lung company (access required)

The University of Maryland, Baltimore has invested $100,000 in a Baltimore company called Breethe, Inc. to help market a wearable, artificial lung system developed at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The investment was made through UM Ventures, a partnership between UMB and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County that allows the schools to commercialize technology developed by their students and faculty. Dr. Bartley P. Griffith, executive director of the medical school's Program in Lung Healing, developed the core technology behind the portable blood pump oxygenator and founded Breethe to commercialize the product in 2014.

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