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Foundation honors UH Cancer Center Director’s Mesothelioma research

Michele Carbone accepts award

University of Hawai’i Cancer Center Director Michele Carbone, MD, PhD, is the recipient of the 2014 Pioneer Award, a national honor bestowed by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. The Foundation awarded Dr. Carbone the recognition for his extensive contributions to the field of mesothelioma research. Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that develops in the lining of ... Read More »

Medical school moves up in Research rankings

JABSOM Clerkship Training

The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa has moved up in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report lists of “Best U.S. Medical Schools” in both Primary Care and Research. JABSOM’s Primary Care program is ranked 57, jumping up nine places from 2013’s rankings. Research earns the 78th spot, up four places*. ... Read More »

[VIDEO] The science of the sting

Jellyfish researcher

Dr. Angel Yanagihara of the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai`i Mānoa, and William Gillan, educator at Boynton Beach High School, have produced an interesting and educational video, The Science of the Sting, featuring Yanagihara’s research program on the box jelly and a discussion of her experience as a research scientist. Developed with funding from ... Read More »

Medical school leads the nation in NIH biomedical research

Medical School Research

For the third year in a row, the University of Hawai`i Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) leads the nation among U.S. land grant universities without a university hospital in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to annual NIH figures. JABSOM, which partners with Hawai`i’s major medical centers to provide settings for clinical training, was awarded $57 million in grants and ... Read More »

$1 million NIH grant funds UH Manoa bacterial infectious disease research

Virulence expression within organized biofilm structure

Scientists at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa have recently received $1 million of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding over four years to study the functional genomics and interactions of bacterial species within biofilms. The team led by Tung Hoang, a professor in the department of Microbiology, consists of seven graduate students and one postdoctoral researcher. “Biofilms are organized ... Read More »

Speech-hearing program earns praise, accreditation through 2020

Patient in new speech-hearing clinic

The UH Mānoa Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Department (formerly known as the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology) has received the longest accreditation in its history (through 2020), reflecting several years of work to steady, strengthen and improve the program. The accreditation comes at a time when student certification (Praxis) scores in the program–already above the national average–have soared, ... Read More »

Pregnant women of Filipino ancestry should be monitored more closely for preterm birth

Baby's Foot In Mother's Hand

UH medical research links higher rates of premature births among Filipino women to genetic variant Scientists at the University of Hawai`i (UH) have uncovered a genetic explanation for why Filipino women in the state have a higher chance of delivering their babies before full term. Preterm birth is the leading cause of newborn deaths in the United States. Being born ... Read More »

Health data to be collected on Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

Hawaii hula dancers

“A huge step forward” is how John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Dean Jerris Hedges describes the announcement about the U.S. government taking steps to improve the collection of health data for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders National Health Interview Survey, beginning February 2014, will include ... Read More »

Dengue detection kit can diagnose virus in under five hours

Mosquito

University of Hawai`i at Mānoa scientists have found that a commercially available, FDA-approved dengue detection kit bests the former “gold standard” test by producing results in under five hours. A study conducted at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) sought to evaluate the use of the commercially available, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved InBios Dengue virus IgM ... Read More »

Piglets glow green, thanks to UHM scientists’ reproductive technique

Piglets glow green, thanks to UHM scientists’ reproductive technique

Along with red, green is the color of this holiday season. And bright green is showing up in more than just decorations.  In Guangdong Province in Southern China, ten transgenic piglets have been born this year, six of them since August, and under a black light, they glow a greenish tint. A technique developed by reproductive scientists from the University ... Read More »

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