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UM researchers exploring whether drug could limit coronavirus infections

FILE - In this Thursday, April 9, 2020 file photo, a chemist displays hydroxychloroquine tablets in New Delhi, India. Scientists in Brazil have stopped part of a study of the malaria drug touted as a possible coronavirus treatment after heart rhythm problems developed in one-quarter of people given the higher of two doses being tested. Chloroquine and a similar drug, hydroxychloroquine, have been pushed by President Donald Trump after some early tests suggested the drugs might curb coronavirus entering cells.  (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

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

Principal investigato Dr. Graeme F. Woodworth,, professor of neurosurgery at UMSOM and director of the Brain Tumor Treatment and Research Center at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center at UMMC. (Courtesy UMMC)

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

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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

The GammaPod uses stereotactic radiation to treat breast cancer. It was invented at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. (Submitted photo)

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

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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

Janet Maldonado, care transition nurse, trains Frank Adams how to use the Union Hospital telehealth system, which remotely monitors the health of about 70 patients.   (The Daily Record/ Maximilian Franz)

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

From left, Steven Milner, M.D., Baton advisor and head of Johns Hopkins Burn Unit and Professor of Plastic Surgery; Peter Ball, portfolio director, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures; Zack Goldberg, president of Baton havw a discussion at the Baton table after the presentations at the DreamIt Health Demo Day in Baltimore. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

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

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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