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Natural dietary supplement demonstrates positive results in the fight against diabetes

Group photograph of alternative medicine dept.

By Kathleen Kihmm Connolly Research conducted by the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) department has demonstrated that a dietary supplement containing 5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) has the potential to prevent or delay the progression of diabetes in pre-diabetic populations (Rodriguez et al. 2012). In their study researchers demonstrated a statistically significant decrease in two hours …

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UHM helps establish biomedical research laboratory at the College of Micronesia

With help from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine, the College of Micronesia has opened a new biomedical research laboratory in the agriculture building on the college’s national campus at Palikir, Pohnpei, in the Federated States of Micronesia. The new research facility, which opened on April 30, is the fourth such training laboratory established …

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UH Cancer Center and Chemistry Department Researchers Collaborate in Development of New Anti-Cancer Drug

Natural compound known as englerin A specifically kills renal cancer cells Associate Professor Joe W. Ramos, a cancer biologist at the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center in collaboration with Assistant Professor William Chain from the University of Hawaii’s Chemistry Department are the first to describe the biological effects that a compound known as englerin A has on renal cancer cells. …

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New degree in Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health launched

Dr. Maile Taualii

By Tina Shelton Director of Communications, Office of the Dean of Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine The Office of Public Health Studies, part of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, in partnership with the JABSOM Department of Native Hawaiian Health, is launching a new Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health …

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