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Cellular pathway that may re-energize immune cells to eliminate HIV discovered

Lead author Glen Chew presents the findings of the study in Vancouver.

Researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi and Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) have revealed a novel new immune pathway that can be targeted to increase the immune system’s ability to eliminate HIV, the virus that can lead to AIDS. The research team led by Lishomwa Ndhlovu at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Hawaiʻi Center for AIDS, and Jonah ...

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Genetics discovery sheds new light on function of Y chromosome gene

Monika Ward in her lab

Scientists from the University of Hawaiʻi have uncovered substantial new knowledge about the function of the Y chromosome gene. The researchers, including Monika Ward, her two post-doctoral fellows Yasuhiro Yamauchi and Jonathan Riel and PhD student Victor Ruthig, all from of the Institute for Biogenesis Research (IBR), have discovered that only three genes from the Y chromosome are needed for male ...

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Renowned child psychiatrist John McDermott remembered


University of Hawaiʻi Emeritus Professor John F. “Jack” McDermott, a leading international figure in child psychiatry, died on December 6, 2015, just six days before his 86th birthday. McDermott was founding chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Hawaiʻi’s John A. Burns School of Medicine. He expanded the understanding of social and cultural influences on child and ...

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New initiative to make Hawaiʻi the first HIV-free state in the U.S.


The UH Hawaii Center for AIDS presents the Hawaiʻi to Zero (H20) Cure Initiative. The H20 Cure Initiative proposes to transform Hawaiʻi into the first HIV-free state in the United States. The timing of the Hawaiʻi to Zero Cure Initiative comes on the heels of scientific evidence that a patient from Berlin, Timothy Ray Brown, was cured of HIV in ...

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UH Clinics at Kaka’ako: UH opens first on-campus clinical research space

The UH Clinics at Kakaʻako Reception Area.

The John A. Burns School of Medicine will dedicate the first on-campus clinical research space, the University of Hawaiʻi Clinics at Kakaʻako, on Saturday, December 5 at 2 p.m. with a blessing and the untying of a kukui leaf lei (kukui because it is a Native Hawaiian healing plant), followed by an Open House. The University of Hawaiʻi Clinics at Kakaʻako ...

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Building healthcare workforce pipeline focus of UH medical school grants

Hilo Teen Health Camp participants (August 2015).

The University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) has been awarded more than $5 million to fund programs aimed at preparing young people in Hawaiʻi for health careers. “At JABSOM we are very interested in helping prepare our state’s bright young students for career opportunities in health-related fields,” said Kelley Withy, director of the JABSOM Area Health ...

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Generous donor asks for cure to breast and all other cancers

The University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center

A donor gifts a total of $100,000 to the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center for cancer research. In the memo section of the bank cashier’s checks was a note with a directive to cure breast cancer. The remitter section was filled as, “God,” and the donor would like to stay anonymous. “This donation, inspired by God, allows UH Cancer Center researchers to ...

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Latest UH technology developments showcased for investors

Jason Leigh, professor of information and computer sciences at UH Mānoa, presented the Cyber-CANOE 3D virtual reality environment.

Potential investors got to see some of the exciting developments at the University of Hawaiʻi at a technology showcase in October. The presentations included: “Cyber-CANOE 3D virtual reality environment” by Jason Leigh, UH Mānoa professor of information and computer sciences “Anatomical 3D models on the zSpace virtual reality platform” by Jesse Thompson, technical director for anatomical imaging at the John ...

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Fighting childhood obesity focus of School of Medicine partnership

A student uses the new water bottle filling station at Kāneʻohe Elementary.

Students and faculty at Kaneʻohe Elementary School are drinking up the benefits of the best sugar-free beverage—water—thanks to a partnership between the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine and Kaiser Permanente Hawaiʻi, one of the state’s largest health-care providers. On October 26, the Windward Oʻahu school unveiled a water bottle filling station and presented each child ...

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JABSOM hosts “Back to School” training for Hawaiʻi science teachers

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Hawaiʻi Public school science teachers from Oʻahu and neighbor islands, participate in training in the University of Hawai`i medical school laboratories, through a Science Education Partnership Award received by the medical school from the National Institutes of Health. Theyʻre learning inside the Cardiovascular Research Center, among other locations, in a week-long course which gives them the opportunity to brush up ...

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