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Two Y genes can replace the entire Y chromosome for assisted reproduction in mice

Mother mouse with litter

The Y chromosome is a symbol of maleness, present only in males and encoding genes important for male reproduction. But live mouse progeny can be generated with assisted reproduction using germ cells from males with the Y chromosome contribution limited to only two genes: the testis determinant factor Sry and the spermatogonial proliferation factor Eif2s3y. “Does this mean that the ... Read More »

JABSOM awarded $18.4 million to fund Hawai`i Statewide Research and Education Partnership

JABSOM researchers

The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) has been awarded $18.4 million over five years for a “Hawai`i Statewide Research and Education Partnership” (HISREP) under the IDeA Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The Principal Investigator is Dr. Robert Nichols. The Program Coordinator is Dr. ... Read More »

Jellyfish research leads to ‘sting stopper’ for Nyad’s Cuba-to-Florida swim

Jellyfish researcher

“The Jellyfish Lady.”  That’s the way the DISCOVERY CHANNEL is currently describing Dr. Angel Yanagihara of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at the University of Hawai`i. The intrepid biomedical researcher is regularly featured in news articles and scientific documentaries, which recognize her as one of the world’s most accomplished experts in box jellyfish. Dr. Yanagihara has developed ... Read More »

Mountain West Research Consortium: Improving clinical and translational research

Researchers in laboratory

There’s a different kind of “Mountain West”—this one isn’t about athletics, it’s about research, and the University of Hawai`i Mānoa is a part of it. The “Mountain West Research Consortium,” founded in March 2009, was formed to strengthen biomedical research throughout 13 universities by leveraging each other’s activities. The National Institute of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded ... Read More »

International biomedical collaboration produces ‘glowing green rabbits’

Green baby rabbits

Using an active transgenesis technique founded by medical researchers at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, scientists in Turkey have produced glowing green rabbits. This is the first time the UH technique has been used to produce rabbits. The transgenic rabbits were born last week at the University of Istanbul. In normal lighting, they look just like their furry, white ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

UHM helps establish biomedical research laboratory at the College of Micronesia

Pacific Step-Up Program

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 ... Read More »

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. ... Read More »

Searching for the first Koreans

A UH-led team mounts the most extensive survey to date to locate the earliest inhabitants of the Korean Peninsula No one knows when the first humans arrived on the Korean Peninsula. Christopher Bae aims to find out. He received a five-year $1.2 million research grant from the Academy of Korean Studies in Seoul to mount a comprehensive quest to locate ... Read More »

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